Detecting Jihadist Messages on Twitter

  title={Detecting Jihadist Messages on Twitter},
  author={Michael Ashcroft and Ali Fisher and Lisa Kaati and Enghin Omer and Nico Prucha},
  journal={2015 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference},
Jihadist groups such as ISIS are spreading online propaganda using various forms of social media such as Twitter and YouTube. One of the most common approaches to stop these groups is to suspend accounts that spread propaganda when they are discovered. This approach requires that human analysts manually read and analyze an enormous amount of information on social media. In this work we make a first attempt to automatically detect messages released by jihadist groups on Twitter. We use a machine… CONTINUE READING
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