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Infowar on the Web: When the Caliphate goes Online

Abstract

The Middle-East has witnessed a tremendous increase in Information Warfare Operations on the Web in the last two years. The strategy developed by the ISIS group to increase visibility and reach takes advantage of various core competencies of digital media communication. By identifying actions and observing their impact in the specific context of the Middle East, this ongoing research tries to understand how ISIS conceived its Web communication strategy to target populations and spread its message to the online world.

DOI: 10.1145/2786451.2786487

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