Author(s): Fotini Christia, Elizabeth Parker-Magyar, Kiran Garimella, Ahmet Utku Akbiyik, Erin Walk
Status/Format: In Progress
Social Media Narratives on Conflict from Northern Syria
Fotini Christia and Elizabeth Parker-Magyar, along with co-authors Kiran Garimella, Ahmet Utku Akbiyik, and Erin Walk, investigate how narratives around life amid violence emerge through social media in north Syria, after the fall of ISIS. The authors focus on attitudes, behaviors, and information dissemination regarding topics of violence amongst the warring parties in north Syria, as well as among Syrian citizens whom the armed groups are trying to control. The study also examines whether (and how) the narrative has shifted since the COVID-19 outbreak.