Radicalisation in the Digital Era
by Ines von Behr, et al.
Publisher: RAND Corporation 2013
Number of pages: 76
This paper presents the results from exploratory primary research into the role of the internet in the radicalisation of 15 terrorists and extremists in the UK. Our research supports the suggestion that the internet may enhance opportunities to become radicalised and provide a greater opportunity than offline interactions to confirm existing beliefs.
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