Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province (REUTERS/Stringer).

Paper

Defining and describing the population of ISIS supporters on Twitter

March 2015, J.M. Berger and Jonathon Morgan

Based on a sample of almost 20,000 Twitter accounts, J.M. Berger and Jonathon Morgan conducted a study considering the demographics and social media activity of ISIS supporters around the world. The paper offers a preliminary examination of the effects of suspending social media accounts and offers policy recommendations to respond to Islamic State extremism online.

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