Governing online terrorist propaganda: a societal security issue

Victoria A. Correia, Moufida Sadok

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There is an increasing threat posed by terrorism in modern day, and with the internet enabling new ways of disseminating online terrorist propaganda, audiences and support for terrorist groups are growing. The complex linkage between society and technology is become ever more critical as the world continues to shift more day-to-day life online, and this notion has increased greatly during the coronavirus global pandemic where online platforms have become an essential aspect for communicating. The spread of online terrorist propaganda has sparked concerns about the governance of Internet. However, Internet governance is multifaceted, complex and can be examined through various lenses. This paper argues that there is a need for a socio-technical perspective, exploring the inextricable linkages between societies and technology, on Internet governance. Focusing on the UK’s approach to governing terrorist propaganda, the paper highlights the strengths and limitations of the model of national law and regulation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSTPIS 2021: Socio-Technical Perspective in IS Development 2021
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Socio-Technical Perspective in IS development (STPIS 2021)
EditorsPeter Bednar, Alexander Nolte, Mikko Rajanen, Anna Sigridur Islind, Helena Vallo Hult, Fatema Zaghloul, Aurelio Ravarini, Alessio Maria Braccini
PublisherCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2021
Event7th International Workshop on Socio-Technical Perspective in IS Development - Virtual conference, Trento, Italy
Duration: 14 Oct 202115 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1613-0073


Workshop7th International Workshop on Socio-Technical Perspective in IS Development
Abbreviated titleSTPIS


  • online terrorist propaganda
  • socio-technical perspective
  • Internet governance
  • cyber terrorism


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