JM Berger

Terrorism and Social Media

J.M. Berger is a VOX-Pol Research Fellow and the author of Extremism (MIT Press, 2018). An analyst and author studying extremism and social media analysis, Berger’s previous works include co-authoring The ISIS Twitter Census (2016), ISIS: The State of Terror (2016), and Who Matters Online: Measuring influence, evaluating content and countering violent extremism in online social networks. He is also author of Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam (2011). 
Previously, Berger has served as a fellow for The Brookings Institution, the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism — The Hague, and the Program on Extremism at George Washington University.  He also works as a consultant and trainer on research issues related to extremism and social media for public- and private-sector employers, in addition to writing for mainstream publications such as The Atlantic, Politico and the Washington Post.