The second issue of CREST Digest is out today. In this issue we look at how the Islamic State groom youth via social media, what makes the best password and how researchers can use Facebook to study extremists groups.
CREST Digest is a short research scan of published, peer-reviewed academic research, providing a round-up of research relevant to understanding and countering security threats.
Every edition is broken down into summaries of the key research, including:
- New research – a scan of the current research on security threats.
- Articles that caught our eye – other articles we think you’ll find of interest.
- New journal issues – the latest publications as well as new books.
- Beyond the peer-reviewed literature – reports from journalists, researchers, think tanks and governments.
In this issue (read it here) we include research about memes, trolling, and flaming and how Islamic State grooms young people on social media. We also include research on how to choose a good password, conversion and Islamist terrorism, and how to avoid phishing. If you know of research which you think should feature in CREST Digest, please let us know by visiting our contact page.
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You can read and download the first issue of CREST Digest here. You can find all our CREST Digests on our resources page, where you’ll also find other Guides and Reports produced by CREST researchers.
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