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Islamist communities on Vkontakte: Identification mechanisms and network structure M. G. Myagkov, S. I. Chudinov, V. V. Kashpur [et al.]

Contributor(s): Chudinov, Sergey I | Kashpur, Vitaliy V | Goiko, Vyacheslav L | Shchekotin, Evgeny V | Myagkov, Mikhail GMaterial type: ArticleArticleContent type: Текст Media type: электронный Subject(s): экстремистские интернет-сообщества | ВКонтакте, социальная сеть | исламистские сообществаGenre/Form: статьи в журналах Online resources: Click here to access online In: Europe-Asia studies Vol. 72, № 5. P. 863-893Abstract: This article examines the presence of extremist online communities on the Russian social network VKontakte following the tightening by Russian federal аuthorities of internet counter-extremism policies and censorship. Extremist communities were detected using linguistic markers for extremist attitudes and radical violence. The study of socio-demographic data and network metrics of Islamist extremist communities reveals some general tendencies in the Russian context: a majority of female participants, a highly decentralised community network structure, radical Salafism as the mainstream ideology and covert proselytisation through the discussion of Islamic theology and lifestyle issues that are not in themselves extremist.
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Библиогр.: с. 892-893

This article examines the presence of extremist online communities on the Russian social network VKontakte following the tightening by Russian federal аuthorities of internet counter-extremism policies and censorship. Extremist communities were detected using linguistic markers for extremist attitudes and radical violence. The study of socio-demographic data and network metrics of Islamist extremist communities reveals some general tendencies in the Russian context: a majority of female participants, a highly decentralised community network structure, radical Salafism as the mainstream ideology and covert proselytisation through the discussion of Islamic theology and lifestyle issues that are not in themselves extremist.

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