Cyber extremism in Web 2.0: An exploratory study of international Jihadist groups

Hsinchun Chen, Sven Thoms, Tianjun Fu

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Abstract

As part of the NSF-funded Dark Web research project, this paper presents an exploratory study of cyber extremism on the Web 2.0 media: blogs, YouTube, and Second Life. We examine international Jihadist extremist groups that use each of these media. We observe that these new, interactive, multimedia-rich forms of communication provide effective means for extremists to promote their ideas, share resources, and communicate among each other. The development of automated collection and analysis tools for Web 2.0 can help policy makers, intelligence analysts, and researchers to better understand extremists' ideas and communication patterns, which may lead to strategies that can counter the threats posed by extremists in the second-generation Web.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages98-103
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 22 2008
EventIEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, 2008, IEEE ISI 2008 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Jun 17 2008Jun 20 2008

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OtherIEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, 2008, IEEE ISI 2008
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period6/17/086/20/08

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Keywords

  • Blogs
  • Extremism
  • Second life
  • Web 2.0
  • YouTube

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems

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Chen, H., Thoms, S., & Fu, T. (2008). Cyber extremism in Web 2.0: An exploratory study of international Jihadist groups. 98-103. Paper presented at IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, 2008, IEEE ISI 2008, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISI.2008.4565037