Isis, inside the army of terror: between social media and God
panel discussions | with simultaneous translation in English and Italian
- 15:15 - 16:30 saturday 18/04/2015
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello« back to the programme
For several months the Islamic State, or ISIS, has been threatening the world with its violence and its plans of conquest. After seizing large areas of Syria and Iraq, and declaring, last June, the establishment of a Caliphate ordered according to the dictates of Sharia, the organization led by Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi has been distinguished by a “media” approach which is different from any other terrorist group. It uses a network of well-organized online sympathizers and militants, which exploits the most used Internet platforms (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter), and has set up a propaganda machine sophisticated enough to bring the media and Western observers to question its mechanisms and its ethical boundaries. Are we really in the presence of what the New York Times called “Jihad online 3.0?” How do its messages work? What should we do when the horror ends up in the same online places that we have been used to living with quietly for years? The issue will be discussed in the panel “ISIS, inside the army of terror: between social media and God,” with Fabio Chiusi, journalist and writer, Eugenio Dacrema, ISPI researcher, Marta Serafini of Corriere della Sera and Hassan Hassan, analyst and author of the book ISIS. Inside the army of terror.