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dc.contributor.authorHuey, Laura
dc.identifier.citationHuey, L. (2015). This is not your mother’s terrorism: social media, online radicalization and the practice of political jamming. Journal of Terrorism Research, 6(2), pp. 1-16.en_US
dc.description.abstractIt is commonly recognized that social media presents vast new opportunities for terrorist groups seeking to radicalize audiences. However, few scholars have studied the actual mechanisms by which radicalizing messages are delivered to those audiences. Within this paper, the author explores one key aspect of the phenomenon of ‘jihadi cool’ – that is, the rendering of pro-Islamic terrorism into something hip and trendy among online audiences. Discussed is the use of political jamming: a subversive, satirical activity that draws on humor to reinforce ideological messages. The opportunity for countering these messages through the same technique is also considered.en_US
dc.publisherCentre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrewsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Terrorism Researchen_US
dc.rightsThis is an open access article published in Journal of Terrorism Research. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (
dc.subjectSocial mediaen_US
dc.subjectPolitical jammingen_US
dc.subjectJihadi coolen_US
dc.titleThis is not your mother’s terrorism: social media, online radicalization and the practice of political jammingen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
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dc.statusPeer revieweden_US

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