Exploring Online Radicalization and How to Spot Extremist Content and What To Do About It: A British Case Study

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In a post-pandemic society, online radicalization stands as a real and pressing threat. The use of the internet by extremist groups to disseminate their ideologies has been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic, which kept people confined to their homes where most of their interactions happened in front of a screen.

Recent studies have highlighted the role of specific online ecosystems as fertile ground for radicalization. More precisely, social media like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have worked (and continue to work) as efficient tools for extremist and terrorist groups to recruit and train new people while disseminating specific information.

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