Measuring the Radicalisation Risk in Social Networks
Social Networks (SNs) have become a powerful tool for the jihadism as they serve as recruitment assets, live forums, psychological warfare as well as sharing platforms. SNs enable vulnerable individuals to reach radicalised people hence triggering their own radicalisation process. There are many vulnerability factors linked to socio-economic and demographic conditions that make jihadist militants suitable targets for their radicalisation. We focus on these vulnerability factors, studying, understanding and identifying them on the Internet. Here we present a set of radicalisation indicators and a model to assess them using a dataset of tweets published by several Islamic State of Iraq and Sham sympathizers. Results show that there is a strong correlation between the values assigned by the model to the indicators.
Terrorism, Radicalisation, Indicator, Metric, Risk Factor, Social Network Analysis