Philip Seib Talks Social Media & Terrorism

When asked about his new book As Terrorism Evolves: Media, Religion, and Governance, USC Annenberg Professor Philip Seib highlights how such terrorist groups as the Islamic State leverage digital media for recruitment. This recruitment often uses a personal touch, despite taking place entirely online.

"When the Islamic State finds a person, who is perhaps interested, there's a courtship that goes on involving gifts," says Seib. "Everything from copies of the Quran to bars of chocolate that get sent to that person. But the dialogue continues online."

The full video is available on USC Annenberg's YouTube page.

If you are interested in hearing more about his new book, check out CPD's event with Philip Seib on January 24 as well as our "Meet the Author" feature from last November.

How Terrorists Use Social Media


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