Maura Conway – Disrupting Daesh: Measuring Takedown of Online Terrorist Material & Its Impacts
VOX-Pol Coordinator, Maura Conway, discusses the findings of VOX-Pol’s August 2017 report ‘Disrupting Daesh: Measuring Takedown of Online Terrorist Material and Its Impacts.’
Twitter ‘becoming less effective’ as platform for Islamic State
Twitter is becoming less effective as a platform for so-called Islamic State (IS) terrorists, due to the rapid take-down rate of pro-IS accounts from the site, researchers at Dublin City University (DCU) have found.
The Irish Times [Tuesday, 15 August 2017] – Click here to read more.
Twitter Campaign Against ISIS Allows Other Jihadi Groups To Grow Online
Twitter is making inroads in the battle to prevent the Islamic State militant group and its supporters from using the platform as a mouthpiece, but its single-minded focus on the jihadi group is allowing competing radical Islamists to surpass ISIS and maintain a strong online presence, according to a new report.
Newsweek [Wednesday, 16 August 2017] – Click here to read more.
Efforts to combat pro-IS Twitter accounts said to be working
Efforts by Twitter to combat use of the platform by the so-called Islamic State group are working, a new study by researchers from DCU has found.
RTÉ News [Tuesday, 15 August 2017] – Click here to read more.
RTÉ Radio 1 – Morning Ireland Interview with Maura Conway
Newstalk 106-108FM – Moncreiff Interview with Maura Conway
Islamic State’s Twitter network is decimated, but other extremists face much less disruption
Alongside the fierce battles that have been raging of late in key strongholds of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, intense battles against Islamist extremism have also been taking place online, particularly on social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
The Conversation [Monday, 21 August 2017] – Click here to read more.