The rise of Jihadist propaganda on social networks

  title={The rise of Jihadist propaganda on social networks},
  author={Adam Badawy and Emilio Ferrara},
  journal={Journal of Computational Social Science},
Using a dataset of over 1.9 million messages posted on Twitter by about 25,000 ISIS sympathizers, we explore how ISIS makes use of social media to spread its propaganda and recruit militants from the Arab world and across the globe. By distinguishing between violence-driven, theological, and sectarian content, we trace the connection between online rhetoric and key events on the ground. To the best of our knowledge, ours is one of the first studies to focus on Arabic content, while most… 
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