Approaches to Detect Online Radicalization: A Survey

Prof. S. D. Pingle
2016 International Journal Of Scientific Research And Education  
Online Radicalization (also called as Cyber-Terrorism or Extremism or Cyber-Racism or Cyber-Hate) is widespread and has become a major and growing concern to the people around the world. The unprecedented growth of the Internet is leading to its widespread use among the online community for various purposes. Research shows that, low barrier to publish content, allows anonymity, provides exposure to millions of users and a potential of a very quick and widespread diffusion of message, due to
more » ... , various platforms on the Internet such as video sharing website, micro-blogging services, social networking websites, online discussion forums and blogosphere are being heavily misused by radical or extremist groups and users to practice several kinds of mischievous acts with concealed agendas and promote ideologies in a sophisticated manner. Automatic detection of online radicalization is a technically challenging problem because of the extensively large amount of the data, unstructured and noisy user-generated content, dynamically changing content and adversary behavior. There are several approaches and methods proposed in the literature aiming to combat and counter online radicalization (cyber-hate and cyber-extremism) In this survey, we review various methods to detect online radicalization. We analyze these techniques, discuss limitations of existing techniques and find out research directions.
doi:10.18535/ijsre/v4i05.04 fatcat:3etakurrwbetfku6earq5bak2u