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IT for Peace? Fighting Against Terrorism in Social Media – An Explorative Twitter Study

Reuter, Christian ; Pätsch, Katja ; Runft, Elena (2023)
IT for Peace? Fighting Against Terrorism in Social Media – An Explorative Twitter Study.
In: i-com, 2017, 16 (2)
doi: 10.26083/tuprints-00022513
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Abstract

The Internet and especially social media are not only used for supposedly good purposes. For example, the recruitment of new members and the dissemination of ideologies of terrorism also takes place in the media. However, the fight against terrorism also makes use of the same tools. The type of these countermeasures, as well as the methods, are covered in this work. In the first part, the state of the art is summarized. The second part presents an explorative empirical study of the fight against terrorism in social media, especially on Twitter. Different, preferably characteristic forms are structured within the scope with the example of Twitter. The aim of this work is to approach this highly relevant subject with the goal of peace, safety and safety from the perspective of information systems. Moreover, it should serve following researches in this field as basis and starting point.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2023
Creators: Reuter, Christian ; Pätsch, Katja ; Runft, Elena
Type of entry: Secondary publication
Title: IT for Peace? Fighting Against Terrorism in Social Media – An Explorative Twitter Study
Language: English
Date: 2023
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Year of primary publication: 2017
Publisher: De Gruyter
Journal or Publication Title: i-com
Volume of the journal: 16
Issue Number: 2
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00022513
URL / URN: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/22513
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Origin: Secondary publication service
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The Internet and especially social media are not only used for supposedly good purposes. For example, the recruitment of new members and the dissemination of ideologies of terrorism also takes place in the media. However, the fight against terrorism also makes use of the same tools. The type of these countermeasures, as well as the methods, are covered in this work. In the first part, the state of the art is summarized. The second part presents an explorative empirical study of the fight against terrorism in social media, especially on Twitter. Different, preferably characteristic forms are structured within the scope with the example of Twitter. The aim of this work is to approach this highly relevant subject with the goal of peace, safety and safety from the perspective of information systems. Moreover, it should serve following researches in this field as basis and starting point.

Uncontrolled Keywords: Social media, Twitter, Terrorism, Crisis management
Status: Publisher's Version
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-225136
Classification DDC: 000 Generalities, computers, information > 004 Computer science
300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems , social services, insurance
300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications, transportation
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Science and Technology for Peace and Security (PEASEC)
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2023 14:09
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2023 08:58
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