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Department of Computer and Information Science


Identifying characteristics of persons vulnerable to social media extremism

Extremist groups take to social media since they facilitate cheap, quick, and broad dissemination of messages, and allow for unfettered communication with an audience without the filter or ‘selectivity’ of mainstream news outlets. There have in recent years been substantial efforts to identify members already belonging to extremist organisations and track their Internet activities. The present proposal, however, is primarily aimed at the individuals targeted by the extremists, i.e., persons susceptible to their ideas. The goals would be to profile persons vulnerable to extremism and intercept them before they fully turn to the extremist organisations, and to identify sources of extremism and hate-speech in order to preventively destabilize extremist networks.


Björn Gambäck Björn Gambäck
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