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Under-Moderated, Unhinged and Ubiquitous: Al-Shabaab and the Islamic State Networks on Facebook

15 June 2022

Summary

The most clear of radicalization and recruitment online, they are also example of this was following the attack on the DusitD2 unencumbered by the lack of effective moderation in Complex in Nairobi in January 2019, which resulted the languages of the region. [...] The Facebook pages found by ISD researchers were either directly linked to the open web disinformation Researchers found the same al-Shabaab and propaganda ecosystem of al-Shabaab and assassination video shared by 5 different users on Islamic State websites and encrypted messaging the Facebook, all with the official al-Shabaab media channels, or direct copies of the same sites and outlet branding,. [...] Under-Moderated, Unhinged and Ubiquitous: Al-Shabaab and the Islamic State Networks on Facebook 9 Recommendations The networks of Somali, Kiswahili and Arabic pages is a challenge, but Thus, a series of recommendations and profiles on Facebook supportive of al-Shabaab and can be made to strengthen the ability of Facebook, civil the Islamic State are a case study into the moderation society and gov. [...] Under-Moderated, Unhinged and Ubiquitous: Al-Shabaab and the Islamic State Networks on Facebook 11 Introduction: al-Shabaab and Islamic State in the Open The open web has become a frontline for a range of • Corruption and its correlation to the democracies terrorist groups. [...] To blunt the effects of al-Shabaab and Islamic State supporters in East Africa, technology companies, national governments and community groups are going to have to work on disrupting the distribution mechanisms of the al-Shabaab News Network and the corresponding Islamic State network, by attempting to limit the effects of the narratives spread by these pages and profiles.

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