With the Physical Caliphate in Ruins, IS Propaganda Is Calling on Jihadists for Patience and Steadfastness

How has the Islamic State’s messaging changed since its state has been destroyed? Adam Hoffman analyzes recent trends : https://dayan.org/content/physical-caliphate-ruins-propaganda-calling-jihadists-patience-and-steadfastness

Tech Companies Identify and Remove Terrorist Videos and Images

Bloomberg explains that Big technology companies have added the digital signatures of 40,000 terrorist videos and images to a shared database as they seek to keep extremist content off their platforms : https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-04/tech-companies-identify-remove-40-000-terrorist-videos-images


“Die Hard” for jihadists? IS recruits with heroic tales

The Chicago Project on Security and Threats, which analyzed some 1,400 videos released by IS between 2013 and 2016 made some interesting conclusions. Read them in this article publshed in The Seattle Times https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation-politics/die-hard-for-jihadists-is-recruits-with-heroic-tales/

ISIS’s Defeat in Syria and Iraq Is Also the End of ISIS’s Media as We Know It

ISIS’s famed propaganda machine will never be the same. In the inaugural issue of the  MDC’s (Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies) new weekly, “Jihadiscope,” Gilad Shiloach explains why.

Madrid face to face meeting

Expert System hosted the first WP3 face to face meeting in Madrid on 19 October 2017 : an intense and productive day.

Agenda :

  • 9:00 Arrival & Coffee
  • 9:15 Introduction and Plan of the Day
  • 9:30 T3.1 work progress (ESI)
  • 9:45 T3.2 work progress (UPM)
  • 10:00 T3.3 work progress (Z&P)
  • 10:15 T3.4 work progress (OU)
  • 10:30 Case Study of SAFFRON Project (VISEO)
  • [10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break]
  • 11:00 Data-flow Architecture and Pipelines (ESI)
  • 11:30 Datasets – Analysis & Annotation (OU)
  • 12:00 Radicalisation Classification – Architecture and Pipeline (Z&P)
  • 12:30 Process dataset by COGITO – test input, output, accuracy, speed (ESI)
  • [13:00 – 14:30 Lunch Break]
  • 14:30 Multilingual corpus (test translator, COGITO) (ESI)
  • 15:00 Dissemination
  • 16:30 Wrap up

The Social Media Experience of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

This paper (The Social Media Experience of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) offers a descriptive analysis of the propaganda activities of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb on Internet social media. It examines the group’s propaganda actions from its creation in 1998 until the end of 2015 and argues that the use of social media, Twitter in particular, has failed to offer any real remedy to its mediocre propaganda actions. During the period in which its Twitter profiles were active, the organisation continued to manifest the same problems, including a shortage of qualified human resources and poor internal coordination, which had prevented it from engaging in efficient propaganda activity previously. The study of the social media experience of the group offers further evidence of the vulnerabilities of this Maghrebi jihadist organisation.