Who Matters Online: Measuring influence, evaluating content and countering violent extremism in online social networks
September 18, 2023
It is relatively easy to identify tens of thousands of social media users who have an interest in violent ideologies, but very difficult to figure out which users are worth watching. For students of extremist movements and those working to counter violent extremism online, deciphering the signal amid the noise can prove incredibly daunting. This ...
Social Networks, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism: Radical and Connected
September 18, 2023
This book examines two key themes in terrorism studies, the radicalisation process and counter-terrorism policies, through the lens of social networks. It aims to show that networks should be at the forefront not only when analysing terrorists, but also when assessing the responses to their actions. The volume makes a unique contribution by addressing two ...
Al-Qaeda Central and the Internet
September 18, 2023
Al-Qaeda’s media strategy in 2009 reflected the group’s attempts to meet the triple challenge of a shifting media landscape, its enmeshment in the Afghanistan-Pakistan nexus, and the global jihadist movement’s failures over the last several years. The results are ambiguous. Al-Qaeda appears to be holding the attention of the faithful, but it faces a rising ...