ISIS at its apogee: the Arabic discourse on Twitter and what we can learn from that about ISIS support and Foreign Fighters

@article{Ceron2018ISISAI,
  title={ISIS at its apogee: the Arabic discourse on Twitter and what we can learn from that about ISIS support and Foreign Fighters},
  author={Andrea Ceron and Luigi Curini and Stefano Maria Iacus},
  journal={CoRR},
  year={2018},
  volume={abs/1804.04059}
}
We analyze 26.2 million comments published in Arabic language on Twitter, from July 2014 to January 2015, when ISIS’ strength reached its peak and the group was prominently expanding the territorial area under its control. By doing that, we are able to measure the share of support and aversion toward the Islamic State within the online Arab communities. We then investigate two specific topics. First, by exploiting the time-granularity of the tweets, we link the opinions with daily events to… CONTINUE READING

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