Recruitment by extremist groups on the Internet

Beverly Ray, George E. Marsh

Abstract


Recruitment efforts of white extremist groups on the Internet were examined using qualitative methods. There is no evidence of a concerted effort to target children at popular locations where children are active on the Internet. Most propaganda writings are not well written and persuasive. White extremists attempt to attract children with text, MP3 music, and games, but their efforts are not well organized and are more reactive than aggressive. Findings are reported for the uses of the Internet, methods employed, and how technology of the Internet contributes to these activities.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v6i2.834



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