Exploring the “Demand Side” of Online Radicalization: Evidence from the Canadian Context

  title={Exploring the “Demand Side” of Online Radicalization: Evidence from the Canadian Context},
  author={Mehmet F Bastug and Aziz Douai and Davut Akca},
  journal={Studies in Conflict \& Terrorism},
  pages={616 - 637}
Abstract We examined whether and how social media play a role in the process of radicalization, and whether and for what purposes extremists use social media after they become radicalized within a sample of fifty-one Canadian extremists. Differences between converts and non-converts in terms of their radicalization process, involvement in terrorism, and social media usage were also investigated. Data were collected from a combination of media reports via an in-depth LexisNexis search and court… Expand
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