Jihad Online: How Do Terrorists Use the Internet?

in Francisco Campos Freire, Xosé Rúas Araújo, Valentín Alejandro Martínez Fernández, and Xosé López García (eds.), Media and Metamedia Management (Dordrecht: Springer, 2017), pp. 55-66

13 Pages Posted: 5 Dec 2016

Date Written: December 1, 2016

Abstract

Terrorism is designed to attract attention to the terrorist’s cause and to spread fear and anxiety among wide circles of the targeted population. This paper provides information about the ways terrorists are using the Internet. The threat of terrorism is real and significant. As the Internet became a major arena for modern terrorists, we need to understand how modern terrorism operates and devise appropriate methods to forestall such activities.

Keywords: al-Qaeda, terror, ISIS, jihad, encryption, social responsibility

JEL Classification: Z00

Suggested Citation

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Jihad Online: How Do Terrorists Use the Internet? (December 1, 2016). in Francisco Campos Freire, Xosé Rúas Araújo, Valentín Alejandro Martínez Fernández, and Xosé López García (eds.), Media and Metamedia Management (Dordrecht: Springer, 2017), pp. 55-66. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2878429

Raphael Cohen-Almagor (Contact Author)

University of Hull ( email )

Cottingham Road
Hull, Great Britain HU6 7RX
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.hull.ac.uk/rca

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