VOX-Pol Conference Programme 2014

SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT ANALYSIS: ETHICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL CHALLENGES
CHIAR: Paul Gill

The Use of Social Media in Social Sciences: Ethical and Methodological Considerations


Aaron Zelin: King’s College London

The Curious Case of Uncle Tom: The Importance of Domain Knowledge for Sentiment Analysis on Extremist Forums


Maura Conway: Dublin City University

Gijs Koot: TNO

Lisa McInerney: Dublin City University

Daniela Pisoiu: IFSH, University of Hamburg

Martijn Spitters: TNO

Mark van Staalduinen: TNO

The Forum Extracting Network Spider: A Systematic Approach to Retrieving and Mapping Social Network Data from Online Extremist Forums [Forum Focused Web Crawler]

Richard Frank: Simon Fraser University

Martin Bouchard: Simon Fraser University

 

VIOLENT POLITICAL EXTREMISM AND ITS REPRESENTATION IN THE NEWS 
CHAIR: Azra Naseem

Playing out Identity Politics on Nigerian Online News Media

Abiodun Salawu: North-West University, South Africa

Online Framing and Priming of Responses to Violent Political Extremism: Differential Responses of Journalists to Interpretive Manipulation of News Events

Anthony Lemieux: Georgia State University

Michael Jablonski: Georgia State University

Terror on our Screens: The Common Interest of Theatrical Terrorism 


Ben Stanford: University of Bedfordshire

 

RESPONDING TO VIOLENT ONLINE POLITICAL EXTREMISM: NARRATIVES AND MESSAGING 
CHAIR: Akil Awan

Do We Really Need Counter Narratives? – And What is a Narrative Anyway?

Harald Weilnboeck: Minor eV

Towards an Integrated Counter Messaging Strategy

Henry Tuck: Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Animating CVE: Online Animations as a Form of Counter-Narrative: The Case of Abdullah X

Orla Lehane: Dublin City University

 

ANALYSES OF SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT: NETWORKS AND TEXT 
CHAIR: Pádraig Cunningham

An Open Source Intelligence (OSNIT) Framework for Social Network Analysis on Lone Wolves

Stephan Humer: Berlin University of the Arts

Thomas Petzold: HMKW – University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication and Management

Islamist Extremists in Norway [Linguistic Multimodal Text Analysis and Rhetoric, Web Crawling and Computational Text Analysis]

Lars Gule: Oslo and Akershus University College

Hugo Hammer: Oslo University College of Applied Sciences

Anne Birgitta Nilsen: Oslo University College of Applied Sciences

 

PROPAGANDA, MYTH AND VISUAL EFFECTS
CHAIR: Alex Meleagrou-Hitchens

Al-Qaeda’s Salvation Myth in Images

Asiem El Difraoui: IfM Berlin

British Fighters in Syria: Social Media, the Visual and Scapes of Effect

Kevin McDonald: Middlesex University

ISIS, al Qaeda and the Struggle for the Future of the Ummah

James Fitzgerald: Dublin City University

Picturing the Attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi: A Cross-Cultural Media Analysis

Carol Winkler: Georgia State University
Michael Jablonski: Georgia State University

 

SOCIAL MEDIA, VIOLENT JIHADIS AND SYRIA
CHAIR: Jon Bew

Social Media and the New Wave of Egyptian Jihadists

Robert Wesley: Terrorism Research Initiative

The Sunni-Shia Divide as the Rationale of The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and the Effects on Muslim Communities

Nico Prucha: University of Vienna

Cyber Jihadi Propaganda: The Curious Case of Jabhat al-Nusra on Twitter

Danit Gal: IDC Herzliya

 

TOOLS AND METHODOLOGIES FOR RESEARCHING VIOLENT ONLINE POLITICAL EXTREMISM 
CHAIR: Mark van Staalduinen

Guerrilla Web-Fare: Islamists, Cyber Attacks and the New Digital Warriors [Social Media Sentiment Analysis] 


Haroon Ullah: Georgetown University

Analytical Approaches to Data Generated from Minority and Extremist Social Media [Share Best Practice on the Tools and Techniques]

Stewart Bertram: Control Risks

Mapping Radical Ideologies: Thematic Patterns and Latent Structure

Andreas Armborst: University of Freiburg

 

THE EXTREME RIGHT
CHAIR: Daniela Pisoiu

Down the (White) Rabbit Hole: The Extreme Right and Online Recommender Systems


Derek O’Callaghan: University College Dublin

Derek Greene: University College Dublin

Maura Conway: Dublin City University

Joe Carthy: University College Dublin

Pádraig Cunningham: University College Dublin

Networking Hate: The Online Hate Network of the Hungarian Far Right

Szele Aron: Central European University

Disguising Online Racism in Italy: Symbols, Words and Statements of New Racist Discourse [Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA)]

Andrea Cerase: Regione Abruzzo – Light On Project

 

VIOLENT RADICALISATION
CHAIR: Cristina Archetti

Extremism in the Age of the Internet

Erin Marie Saltman: Quilliam

Gender and the online radicalisation of Roshonara Choudhry

Elizabeth Pearson: King’s College London

The Lone Actor Terrorist Dilemma

Paul Gill: University College London

The Internet as a Field of Struggle: The Dynamics of Online Radicalisation in Tajikistan

Edward Lemon: University of Exeter

 

LEGAL RESPONSES TO VIOLENT ONLINE POLITICAL EXTREMISM
CHAIR: Michael Jablonski

Utilizing Social Media in Times of Unrest

Margarita Jaitner: Center for Security Analysis Stockholm

Louiza Asoyan: Center for Security Analysis Stockholm

Blocking Terrorist Material Online: Fundamental Rights and Governance Issues

TJ McIntyre: University College Dublin

Opportunities and Ethics of SOCMINT Practices for State Agencies in the Netherlands

Anno Bunnik: Centre for Applied Research in Security Innovation, Liverpool Hope University

Cyber Crimes, Substantial Punishments: Sentencing Online National Security Crimes in Israel

Asaf Wiener: Tel Aviv University

 

SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
CHAIR: James Fitzgerald

The Structure of Online Communication in Extremist and Non-Extremist Political Movements

Jonathan Bright: Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Revolution Generation: Occupy Movement in Russia

Margarita Erofeeva: American University in Bulgaria

Marat Aisin: American University in Bulgaria

Analysis on Gender-Based Cyber Terrorism in Bangladesh

Tanim Laila: Institute of Hazrat Mohammad SAW

Rizwana Yusuf: Institute of Hazrat Mohammad SAW

Simi Shaila: Institute of Hazrat Mohammad SAW

Are Gangs Becoming Radicalised? Evidence from Internet Use Among Gangs in Five US Cities

Scott Decker: Arizona State University

David Pyrooz: Sam Houston State University

 

VIOLENT ONLINE RADICALISATION, AND FRAGMENTATION
CHAIR: Nico Prucha

Extremism, Communication and New Media: Explaining Radicalization in the Digital Age

Cristina Archetti: University of Salford

Leaving Paradise on Earth for Paradise Hereafter: Maldives, Radicalisation and the Internet

Azra Naseem: Dublin City University

Assessing the Online and Offline Impact of Discord Within the Militant Salafist Milieu

Leah Farrall: United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney

The Role of Social Media in ‘Democratising’ Dissent Within Online Jihadist Networks

Shiraz Maher: King’s College London