Social media and terrorism in the Asia Pacific

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Abstract

The emergence of an online environment and the social media platforms is supports has created a globally connected network that transcends traditional mechanisms of state-based authority. The decentralised nature of social media and its ability to disseminate content anonymously and to reach wide audiences has afforded violent extremist groups opportunities to further propaganda, recruitment, radicalisation, fundraising and operational planning. This paper examines three violent extremist-related groups operating in the Asia Pacific: one ‘classic’ terrorist - Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines; one a dissident political party - Jemaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh; and one a broad ethno-religious separatist movement - the Uyghurs in China. Each case study explores how the proactive adoption of social media affords opportunities and risks on the ability of the group to maximise their reach, impact, and effect.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationTerrorism and insurgency in Asia
Subtitle of host publicationa contemporary examination of terrorist and separatist movements
EditorsBenjamin Schreer, Andrew T. H. Tan
Place of PublicationLondon ; New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Chapter3
Pages31-44
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780429031038, 9780429633737
ISBN (Print)9781857439182
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameEuropa Regional Perspectives
PublisherRoutledge
No.4

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social media
terrorism
religious movement
fundraising
radicalization
dissident
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propaganda
Bangladesh
Philippines
China
planning

Keywords

  • social media
  • Violent Extremism
  • Abu Sayyaf
  • Jamaat-e-Islami
  • Uyghurs

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Droogan, J., & Waldek, L. (2019). Social media and terrorism in the Asia Pacific. In B. Schreer, & A. T. H. Tan (Eds.), Terrorism and insurgency in Asia: a contemporary examination of terrorist and separatist movements (pp. 31-44). (Europa Regional Perspectives; No. 4). London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429031038-3
Droogan, Julian ; Waldek, Lise. / Social media and terrorism in the Asia Pacific. Terrorism and insurgency in Asia: a contemporary examination of terrorist and separatist movements. editor / Benjamin Schreer ; Andrew T. H. Tan. London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2019. pp. 31-44 (Europa Regional Perspectives; 4).
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Droogan, J & Waldek, L 2019, Social media and terrorism in the Asia Pacific. in B Schreer & ATH Tan (eds), Terrorism and insurgency in Asia: a contemporary examination of terrorist and separatist movements. Europa Regional Perspectives, no. 4, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, London ; New York, pp. 31-44. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429031038-3

Social media and terrorism in the Asia Pacific. / Droogan, Julian; Waldek, Lise.

Terrorism and insurgency in Asia: a contemporary examination of terrorist and separatist movements. ed. / Benjamin Schreer; Andrew T. H. Tan. London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2019. p. 31-44 (Europa Regional Perspectives; No. 4).

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Droogan J, Waldek L. Social media and terrorism in the Asia Pacific. In Schreer B, Tan ATH, editors, Terrorism and insurgency in Asia: a contemporary examination of terrorist and separatist movements. London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. 2019. p. 31-44. (Europa Regional Perspectives; 4). https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429031038-3