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Wilayat Facebook and Instagram: An Exploration of Pro-IS Activities on Mainstream Platforms

Despite these platforms’ ongoing efforts to limit pro-IS activities, their extremist milieus remain widely networked and active.

Previous research has greatly contributed to establishing and building our understanding of IS spaces on TelegramTwitterFacebook, and other online environments . However, online environments can be fast-paced; with dynamics constantly shifting and evolving, researchers are required to frequently revisit and reassess these spaces. This Insight seeks to provide some updated initial observations on pro-IS activities on mainstream platforms with a focus on Facebook and Instagram.

Despite these platforms’ ongoing efforts to limit pro-IS activities, their extremist milieus remain widely networked and active. This is not a novel or surprising observation, but a more in-depth examination of how pro-IS supporters are able to ensure their continuing survival offers the following opportunities.

Read more at the Global Network on Extremism and Technology

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