Social media as a medium for preventing radicalization (A case study of an Indonesian youth community’s counter-radicalization initiatives on Instagram)
Type of Article: Early View Authors: Effendi, Ridwan Sukmayadi, Vidi Unde, Andi Alimuddin Triyanto DOI: https://doi.org/10.52518/2021-14edut APA Reference Entry:
Effendi, R., Sukmayadi, V., Unde, A. A., Triyanto. (2021). Social media as a medium of preventing radicalization (a case study of an Indonesian youth community Instagram counter-radicalization initiatives). Plaridel. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.52518/2021-14edut
Effendi, R., Sukmayadi, V., Unde, A. A., Triyanto. (2021). Social media as a medium of preventing radicalization (a case study of an Indonesian youth community Instagram counter-radicalization initiatives). Plaridel. Advance online publication. http://www.plarideljournal.org/article/social-media-as-a-medium-for-preventing-radicalization-a-case-study-of-an-indonesian-youth-communitys-counter-radicalization-initiatives-on-instagram/Counter-radicalizationDuta DamaiIndonesiasocial mediaYouth Community
This paper explores how an Indonesian national youth community uses social media as a radicalization prevention medium. In this paper, the Indonesian youth community’s applied online interventions are explored and evaluated through a mixed-method approach, using a qualitative case study and visual content analysis. The authors conducted semi-structured interviews and analyzed visual content outputs, focusing on the social media strategy enacted to create counter-radicalization narratives, and measuring social media engagement rates as a means of evaluating that strategy. This paper extends existing counter-radicalization studies by adding insights on how youth community-based social media initiatives could contribute as a non-coercive approach in combating radicalization.