Retweets of ISIS Accounts
Source: Alfifi, Majid, Parisa Kaghazgaran and James Caverlee. "Measuring the Impact of ISIS Social Media Strategy, " Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2015
Topic: Incitement to Terrorism
Reference year: 2015
Geographical area: Global
Method: Data mining
Link to original document: snap.stanford.edu
The chart compares the number of tweets, retweets, and mentions achieved by ISIS accounts compared to a randomly sampled set of users, based on data collected from Twitter. 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.