Narratives and Counter-Narratives about Radicalization: Experiences of Moderation of an Online Communication Campaign

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of a cyber-ethnographic study. The research analyzes the dynamics that make,calm and increase the radicalization narratives. This study is part of the Oltre project (ISF - DG Migrationand Home Affairs, EU) which directly involved 42 Italian and second generation youths in the disseminationand moderation of an online communication campaign in order to prevent radicalized behaviors. This paperillustrates how the young “moderators” interacted each other, highlighting how counter-narratives canrepresent useful tools for deconstructing "complex" issues such as radicalization. Furthermore, the papershows (using social network analysis) how on the social media the communicative dynamics are influencedby the characteristics of virtual networks that convey media messages. Finally, this study elucidates thecontent analysis results, in order to compare narratives and counter-narratives, identifying differentmeanings, specific vocabularies and relevant thematic clusters.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChallenges of the 21st Century:Democracy, Environment, Inequalities, Intersectionality
Pages350-350
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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