Internet security facing Jihadist propaganda in Europe: the last challenge for society?

Jihadist menace is perceived by public opinions as one of the main threats states are facing with. In order to deal with such a threat as well as with the increasing public concern about it, governments have developed various Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) campaigns which include, among others, measures targeting the use of cyberspace by violent radical Islamist insurgents’.

Because of its features — i.e., among others: easy access; little or no regulation; little or no censorship; potentially huge audiences; anonymity; fast flow of information; interactivity; cheapness — cyberspace is used by Jihadists for disseminating contents and for operational purposes. There is a growing consensus in literature about the importance of the Internet for logistic operations of Jihadists…

Noemi M. Rocca

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