Gen-Z & The Digital Salafi Ecosystem

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Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), Gen-Z & The Digital Salafi Ecosystem "Over the past year ISD has worked to develop a first-of-its-kind digital snapshot of the rapidly shifting online Salafi ecosystem and its intersection with Gen-Z identities. In this broad programme of research we have analysed a spectrum of English, German and Arabic content, across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Telegram, TikTok and a range of standalone websites, comprising a dataset of almost 3.5 million posts across nearly 1,500 channels and accounts. Providing unique insights into the scale, platform landscape and key narratives within these online spaces, we also explore emergent online communities which see the merging of Salafi ideas with alt-right memes and gaming subcultures." Results are located in a series of reports presenting analysis and methodology. It looks useful on a number of levels, so I look forward to reading these materials in due course.

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