Simon Cottee

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What does prolonged exposure to jihadist online propaganda do to us?

One popular answer, especially among politicians, is that it radicalizes our thoughts and transforms us into terrorists.

A more nuanced answer, put forward by terrorism scholars, is that while sustained exposure to extremist online material is not in itself a sufficient cause of radicalization, it can reinforce existing assumptions and beliefs that are already tending toward the extreme.

Yet in even the most robust scholarship on online radicalization, there is a conspicuous lack of data on how the most important variable in online radicalization — namely, the audience for extremist material — understands and engages with that material.…  Seguir leyendo »