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Présence salafiste sur les réseaux sociaux : premières analyses à propos d’une « minorité active »

Abstract : This article begins by addressing the relationship often put forward between radical Islam and Salafism. It then seeks to shed light on certain methods of propagating Salafi messages in the media, especially over the Internet. Faced with the problematic nature of Salafi proselytism on social networks, reflection is begun in view of developing a method to create an interdisciplinary digital observatory which is to rely in particular on the notion of latent networks. Elaborating a means to dynamically map the Salafi presence on the Web could help anticipate, in an automated way, certain potentially dangerous movements and serve as a warning system for the relevant departments. So while this is a theoretical reflection, it is also put forward for practical reasons concerning a highly strategic issue. Discussion then turns to how an "active minority" is attempting to effect an ideological conversion and to get other individuals involved. Starting from a question already asked – Islamization of radicalism or radicalization of Islam? – new research perspectives emerge, including those that address the ramblings of individuals left to their own devices on the Internet, without information skills, and exposed to messages fostering the emergence of deleterious imagination.
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Stéphane Amato, Franck Bulinge, Eric Boutin. Présence salafiste sur les réseaux sociaux : premières analyses à propos d’une « minorité active ». 3e Colloque International ComSymbol : "Religions, laïcités et sociétés au tournant des humanités numériques", Nov 2016, Montpellier, France. pp.230-244. ⟨sic_01900307⟩



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