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A Study of Outlinks Contained in Tweets Mentioning Rumiyah / Stuart Macdonald; Daniel Grinnell; Anina Kinzel; Nuria Lorenzo-Dus

Swansea University Author: Macdonald, Stuart

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the attempts by Daesh (also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS) to use Twitter to disseminate its online magazine, Rumiyah. It examines a dataset of 11,520 tweets mentioning Rumiyah that contained an outlink, to evaluate the success of Daesh’s attempts to use Tw...

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Published: 2019
Online Access: https://rusi.org/sites/default/files/20190628_grntt_paper_2_0.pdf
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa50989
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Abstract: This paper focuses on the attempts by Daesh (also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS) to use Twitter to disseminate its online magazine, Rumiyah. It examines a dataset of 11,520 tweets mentioning Rumiyah that contained an outlink, to evaluate the success of Daesh’s attempts to use Twitter as a gateway to issues of its magazine.
Keywords: Counterterrorism, social media, propaganda, radicalisation
College: Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law