Terrorism, Media Depictions Of

Since the attacks of September 11, 2001 (9/11), the word terrorism has often appeared on the front pages of newspapers, in political speeches, in films, and on television, primarily in the West. The proliferation of new terrorist organizations across the world together with new media formations has also produced new discourses on terror. An argot that includes Arabic terms, hashtags, euphemisms, and street slang can be found throughout the media spectrum where terrorism is represented and talked about. Some of the most notable terms to emerge in this context are those produced by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (or greater Syria), commonly referred to in the media as IS, ISIS, or ISIL. Using social media platforms such as Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook, the ...

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