The interference of terrorist organizations and state sponsors of terrorism in the election campaign
Terrorists are increasingly using online and offline media tools to promote their illicit activities. In addition, countries such as Iran and Syria support these organizations by using a variety of means, including communication platforms. These countries utilize media tools to support terrorism, manipulate elections, and develop hostile discourses targeting other countries. The "Terrorism and Media" Desk examines the relationship between state-sponsored terrorism and media. Furthermore, the Desk analyzes how terrorist organizations utilize media tools to spread their messages and radicalize vulnerable individuals. The research focuses on the analysis of platforms through which terrorist messages are disseminated. Publications in the "Terrorism and Media" Desk also review different strategies to counter the use of media by terrorist organizations.