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dc.contributor.advisorMabry, Tristan
dc.contributor.authorChang, Mark D.
dc.dateDec-15
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-17T18:38:37Z
dc.date.available2016-02-17T18:38:37Z
dc.date.issued2015-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/47919
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractWith the advent and subsequent growth of several new media technologies, violent extremist groups have incorporated social media into recruiting strategies. How are violent extremist groups using social media for recruiting? This thesis explores several new media technologies—websites, blogs, social media, mobile phones, and online gaming—to determine if violent extremist groups rely on social media for recruiting. By comparing the communication of al Qaeda and ISIS, this thesis concludes that violent extremist groups rely on social media, and they employ a wide range of new media technologies to attract and recruit new members. In some instances, virtual interaction still requires face-to-face communication to adequately recruit someone into a violent extremist group.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/trollingnewmedia1094547919
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleTrolling new media: violent extremist groups recruiting through social mediaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderHafez, Mohammed
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairsen_US
dc.subject.authorviolent extremist groupsen_US
dc.subject.authorterrorismen_US
dc.subject.authoral Qaeda, Islamic State of Iraq and Syriaen_US
dc.subject.authorISISen_US
dc.subject.authorrecruitingen_US
dc.subject.author\ Interneten_US
dc.subject.author\ new mediaen_US
dc.subject.authorsocial mediaen_US
dc.subject.authorcommunicationen_US
dc.subject.authornarrowcasten_US
dc.subject.authorbroadcasten_US
dc.subject.authorand propagandaen_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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