USE OF FACEBOOK AND TWITTER BY TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS TO RADICALIZE THE YOUTH: A CASE STUDY OF TTP, BLA AND ISIS IN PAKISTAN
Keywords:facebook,, twitter, terrorist organizations
This study examines the use of social media platforms, specifically Facebook and Twitter, by terrorist organizations to target youth in Pakistan. Drawing on the social learning theory, this case study analyzes the ways in which terrorist organizations use social media to disseminate extremist propaganda, recruit new members, and plan attacks. The study finds that terrorist organizations in Pakistan use social media to exploit the vulnerability of youth, who are many users of these platforms, by creating fake profiles, sharing photos and videos of attacks, and using attractive women to lure young men into joining their groups. The study highlights the need for increased awareness and education among young people about the dangers of extremist propaganda and the role of social media in promoting it. It also underscores the importance of effective counter-narratives and interventions that can help to prevent the radicalization of youth and promote peaceful and tolerant values.