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Social Media in Africa

A Double-Edged Sword for Security and Development: Technical Annex

Published in: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Centre for Africa (November 2018)

Posted on Nov 5, 2018

by Kate Cox, William Marcellino, Jacopo Bellasio, Antonia Ward, Katerina Galai, Arya Sofia Meranto, Giacomo Persi Paoli

The United Nations Development Programme commissioned RAND Europe to explore social media use and its links to online radicalisation in Africa. The study analysed the social media use of three Islamist terrorist groups across seven countries. This Technical Annex acts as a repository of supporting information to the final report. It contains thematic content in relation to the case study terrorist groups and the countries examined (Annexes B-E), as well as methodological content in relation to the Twitter data analysis and interviews conducted (Annexes F-H).

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