"...the majority of studies of how violent extremists use the Internet has focused on alQaida and other Islamic inspired violent extremists at the detriment to [sic] those inspired by other violent extremist ideologies. NIJ seeks applications that will test empirically the assumption that the Internet is a driver of radicalization to violent extremism. Applicants might develop a broad approach to cataloguing how the Internet did or did not factor into radicalization to violent extremism within and outside the United States. NIJ is interested especially in proposals that can parse out how different types of violent extremist groups use specific types of Internet functionalities (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Vine, chat-rooms). If applicable, applicants might explore whether the use of the Internet by violent extremists is in any way different from how everyday individuals, and especially youths, use the Internet and social media."
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