#FailedRevolutions: Using Twitter to study the antecedents of ISIS support

  title={\#FailedRevolutions: Using Twitter to study the antecedents of ISIS support},
  author={Walid Magdy and Kareem Darwish and Ingmar Weber},
  journal={First Monday},
Lately, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has managed to control large parts of Syria and Iraq. [] Key Method We then analyzed the historical timelines of both user groups and looked at their pre-ISIS period to gain insights into the antecedents of support. Also, we built a classifier to ‘predict’, in retrospect, who will support or oppose the group. We show that ISIS supporters largely differ from ISIS opposition in that the former referred a lot more to Arab Spring uprisings that failed than the…

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