Social Media and Jihadism: The Shaping of a New Discourse
The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) released its new analysis titled “Social Media and Jihadism: The Shaping of a New Discourse”.
The ENC Analysis is written by our Academic Council Member Dr. Emna Ben Arab who is a former member of the Tunisian Parliament (2004-2011) and an assistant professor at the University of Stax.
Between December 2012 and March 2016, Tunisia had more than 80 terrorist attacks and a relatively large number of Tunisians were influenced to join groups such as ISIS, signaled the presence of a propaganda aimed at Tunisian youth. In this publication, Dr. Ben Arab examines the role of social media platforms such as Youtube, Facebook and Twitter in shaping a jihadi narrative that played an important role in radicalizing and mobilizing an unprecedented number of youth, taking Tunisia as a case.
The full analysis is available here.