RUSI JournalVolume 158Issue 5members only

Pathways to Violent Extremism in the Digital Era


The Internet plays a key role in the radicalisation of terrorists and extremists, yet more research is needed to understand how this process works

The Internet is often singled out as the key means through which extremists and terrorists are radicalised. Yet, argue Charlie Edwards and Luke Gribbon, research thus far has fallen short of unearthing the actual mechanisms through which this radicalisation takes place. Using examples from a wider study, they explore different ways in which individuals have used the Internet in their processes of radicalisation and point out that policy-makers and researchers need to focu

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Charlie Edwards

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