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    Analyzing how ISIS recruits through social media.

    The researchers, who identified and analyzed second-by-second online records of 196 pro-ISIS groups operating during the first eight months of 2015, found that even though most of the 108,000-plus individual members of these self-organized groups probably never met, they had a striking ability to adapt and extend their online longevity, increase their size and number, reincarnate when shut down—and inspire "lone wolves" with no history of extremism to carry out horrific attacks like the nation's deadliest mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando this week.

    http://phys.org/news/2016-06-isis-social-media.html

    Version 2 of the paper is embargoed pending publication in Science. Here's version 1

    http://arxiv.org/pdf/1603.09426v1.pdf

    Note that we are likely subjects of a similar analysis though differently focused.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    The researchers, who identified and analyzed second-by-second online records of 196 pro-ISIS groups operating during the first eight months of 2015, found that even though most of the 108,000-plus individual members of these self-organized groups probably never met, they had a striking ability to adapt and extend their online longevity, increase their size and number, reincarnate when shut down—and inspire "lone wolves" with no history of extremism to carry out horrific attacks like the nation's deadliest mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando this week.

    http://phys.org/news/2016-06-isis-social-media.html

    Version 2 of the paper is embargoed pending publication in Science. Here's version 1

    http://arxiv.org/pdf/1603.09426v1.pdf

    Note that we are likely subjects of a similar analysis though differently focused.
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