New Battlegrounds: Extremist Groups’ Activity on Social Networks in Kosovo, Albania and Fyrom

Online platforms are used extensively as a propaganda
tool to convince young people to support the
various groups fighting in Iraq and Syria. Many individuals
outside of the conflict partake in propaganda
efforts on social media, using their profiles to provide
electronic support to ISIS and other extremist
groups. An analysis of various profiles indicates that
those engaged in the Syria conflict use their profile
to disseminate information about the conflict, which
can be used for propaganda. The typical feature observed
across these profiles is the virtual association
between them.

Tags: ISIS, Quantitative, Radicalisation, Social Media, Violent Jihadism