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The influence of the Internet on Identity Creation and Extreme groups
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Computing, Department of Technology and Aesthetics.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In the age of the Internet, extreme groups have seen resurgence in the way they can communicate and recruit through the new medium whether they are white supremacists or hacktivists. Examining the history and modern behaviors of both white supremacy groups and Anonymous, this paper aims to research and answer how the different groups use the Internet to influence identities and if the methods to do so differ from the old ones and through the use of several concepts, mainly the Echo Chamber and the Filter Bubble, narrow down the effects that leads to a person joining an extreme group.

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2015. , 48 p.
Keyword [en]
Identity creation, hacktivism, white supremacy, echo chamber, filter bubble.
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Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-10372OAI: diva2:838907
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DK1410 Bachelor Thesis in Digital Culture and Communication
Educational program
DKGDK Digital Culture and Communication
Available from: 2015-08-19 Created: 2015-07-01 Last updated: 2015-08-19Bibliographically approved

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