Tweeting the Jihad: Social Media Networks of Western Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq

@article{Klausen2015TweetingTJ,
  title={Tweeting the Jihad: Social Media Networks of Western Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq},
  author={J. Klausen},
  journal={Studies in Conflict & Terrorism},
  year={2015},
  volume={38},
  pages={1 - 22}
}
  • J. Klausen
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology
  • Studies in Conflict & Terrorism
  • Social media have played an essential role in the jihadists’ operational strategy in Syria and Iraq, and beyond. Twitter in particular has been used to drive communications over other social media platforms. Twitter streams from the insurgency may give the illusion of authenticity, as a spontaneous activity of a generation accustomed to using their cell phones for self-publication, but to what extent is access and content controlled? Over a period of three months, from January through March… CONTINUE READING
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