The cyberspace is increasingly used as a medium to illegally fund, recruit, train, and incite individuals against European social and democratic ideals. Behavioural radicalisation online, desensitisation and demoralisation are to be considered as the driving force in the genesis of online criminal attitudes, belief systems, and psychological attributes that move towards accepting, supporting and instigating terrorism.

The core aim of the PROPHETS project is to examine the process of behavioural radicalisation online and how it leads to hate speech, terrorist financing, terrorist-generated content, terrorist recruitment and training.PROPHETS focuses on understanding the process of behavioural radicalisation and addresses the relational dynamics between radical behaviours and the following four key areas, namely – online terrorist-related hate speech,  online terrorist-generated content,  online recruitment and training of terrorism, online financing of terrorism.

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