Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the
Requirement for the Degree of Master of Art (M.A)
Methods of ISIS's use of media from social networks and the approaches of media conflict with it
This study has investigated Methods of ISIS's use of media from social networks and the approaches of media conflict with it. after describing and analysing these methods, it has presented approaches to national media to conflict with it. One of the successes of terrorism group called ISIS in progressing their purposes is to use social networks so that it can be said that using social networks and experts who can work in these networks and increasing users of virtual pages of groups related to ISIS show the correctness of medium targeting of this terrorism group and the main question of the study is based on it : what are the methods of ISIS' use of media from social networks?
To explain the reason of beginning the security crisis in Iraq and Syria , Several reasons have been mentioned by political experts, but the issue which must be attended is that ISIS and their western supporter purposefully use media ,especially social networks. To know the reasons and factors affecting this challenge in Iraq, purposes and methods of using the mental war and the way of conflicting with it in the field of media war by terrorism groups must be investigated.
Method is qualitative and the use of deep interview technic that face to face interview with 12 media , communication and political experts was done by professors after planning the question. Then , speech categories of interviewees were extracted by performing the interview and approaches in the field of media conflict with this terrorism flow has been presented after preparing common categories. Results from the study showed that meeting about media war must be held and people must be informed about this war by producing content programs and programs about terrorism flow of ISIs and visual literacy of viewers and audiences of social networks must be increased and they must be insured towards mental war of enemies.
Keywords: media , social networks , terrorism , soft war , media war , propaganda , ISIS.