Digital participation roles of the global Jihad

Social media’s role in bringing together vulnerable individuals and VEO content

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Abstract

The advent of the internet broadly changed the way society communicates. This is well-known and well-researched across standard populations. Niche or subpopulations, such as terrorist groups or other violent extremist organizations, are less well-understood and researched. However, as strategic outreach such as recruiting and advertising is more and more web-based, research’s limited understanding of such groups is a detriment to effective management strategies. This work is a foundational attempt to ground violent extremist organization’s internet usage into the theoretical lens of and discussion around digital participation and online communities. We analyze the spectrum of participation in violent extremist organizations’ online communities and elucidate existing behaviors of individuals involved with terrorism in a series of mini case studies. This work’s contribution is the expansion of the theoretical framework of digital participation in online violent extremist communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHCI in Business, Government, and Organizations - 5th International Conference, HCIBGO 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages485-495
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319917153
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event5th International Conference on HCI in Business, Government, and Organizations, HCIBGO 2018 Held as Part of HCI International 2018 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Jul 15 2018Jul 20 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10923 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other5th International Conference on HCI in Business, Government, and Organizations, HCIBGO 2018 Held as Part of HCI International 2018
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period7/15/187/20/18

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Online Communities
Internet
Terrorism
Niche
Web-based
Lens
Marketing
Lenses
Series
Participation
Strategy
Community
Advertising
Framework
Standards

Keywords

  • Digital participation
  • Online communities
  • Social media
  • Violent extremist organizations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Ligon, G. S., Hall, M. A., & Braun, C. (2018). Digital participation roles of the global Jihad: Social media’s role in bringing together vulnerable individuals and VEO content. In HCI in Business, Government, and Organizations - 5th International Conference, HCIBGO 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Proceedings (pp. 485-495). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10923 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91716-0_39

Digital participation roles of the global Jihad : Social media’s role in bringing together vulnerable individuals and VEO content. / Ligon, Ginamarie S; Hall, Margaret A; Braun, Clara.

HCI in Business, Government, and Organizations - 5th International Conference, HCIBGO 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Proceedings. Springer Verlag, 2018. p. 485-495 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10923 LNCS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ligon, GS, Hall, MA & Braun, C 2018, Digital participation roles of the global Jihad: Social media’s role in bringing together vulnerable individuals and VEO content. in HCI in Business, Government, and Organizations - 5th International Conference, HCIBGO 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 10923 LNCS, Springer Verlag, pp. 485-495, 5th International Conference on HCI in Business, Government, and Organizations, HCIBGO 2018 Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Las Vegas, United States, 7/15/18. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91716-0_39
Ligon GS, Hall MA, Braun C. Digital participation roles of the global Jihad: Social media’s role in bringing together vulnerable individuals and VEO content. In HCI in Business, Government, and Organizations - 5th International Conference, HCIBGO 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Proceedings. Springer Verlag. 2018. p. 485-495. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91716-0_39
Ligon, Ginamarie S ; Hall, Margaret A ; Braun, Clara. / Digital participation roles of the global Jihad : Social media’s role in bringing together vulnerable individuals and VEO content. HCI in Business, Government, and Organizations - 5th International Conference, HCIBGO 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Proceedings. Springer Verlag, 2018. pp. 485-495 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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