Online Terrorist Propaganda, Recruitment, and Radicalization is most complete treatment of the rapidly growing phenomenon of how terrorists’ online presence is utilized for terrorism funding, communication, and recruitment purposes. The book offers an in-depth coverage of the history and development of online "footprints" to target new converts, broaden their messaging, and increase their influence. Chapters present the emergence of various groups; the advancement of terrorist groups’ online presences; their utilization of video, chat room, and social media; and the current capability for propaganda, training, and recruitment.
With contributions from leading experts in the field—including practitioners and terrorism researchers—the coverage moves from general factors to specific groups practices as relate to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and numerous other groups. Chapters also examine the lone wolf phenomenon as a part of the disturbing trend of self-radicalization. A functional, real-world approach is used regarding the classification of the means and methods by which an online presence is often utilized to promote and support acts of terrorism.
Online Terrorist Propaganda, Recruitment, and Radicalization examines practical solutions in identifying the threat posed by terrorist propaganda and U.S. government efforts to counter it, with a particular focus on ISIS, the Dark Web, national and international measures to identify, thwart, and prosecute terrorist activities online. As such, it will be an invaluable resources for intelligence professionals, terrorism and counterterrorism professionals, those researching terrorism funding, and policy makers looking to restrict the spread of terrorism propaganda online.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part Section I|1 pages
part Section II|1 pages
A Transnational Recruitment Problem of Violent Online Extremist Terrorists
part Section III|1 pages
Policy and Legislative Frameworks Responses to Threats Presented by Online Terrorists
part Section IV|1 pages
Investigations and Intelligence Gathering of Terrorism-Related Online Activities
part Section V|1 pages
Online Terrorist Propaganda
part Section VI|1 pages
ISIS and the Dark Web
part Section VII|1 pages
International Cooperation with Online Terrorism
part Section VIII|1 pages
Private Sector Cooperation and Responsibility for Countering the Use of the Internet for Terrorist Purposes