Retweets of ISIS Accounts

Topic: Incitement to Terrorism
Source: Measuring the Impact of ISIS Social Media Strategy, by Majid Alfifi, Parisa Kaghazgaran, James Caverlee, and Fred Morstatter
Type: Problem
Sub type: Prevalence of incitement to terrorism
Years: 2015
Geographical: Global
Method: Data collection
This table, based on data collected from Twitter, compares the number of tweets, retweets, and mentions achieved by ISIS accounts compared to a randomly sampled set of users. The random sample of users received significantly more retweets and mentions per account. The random sample also received more retweets and mentions per tweet, but the difference there was much smaller.