Despite the great technological advance in today's world, including the Internet and social networks, it has also come with deadly and destructive disadvantages of humanity: recruitment of young people electronically to be used as living fuel for the bloody terrorism.
The problem of the study has been the following questions:
Do social networks have an active role in promoting terrorist groups? Would terrorist groups succeed in recruiting young people through electronic promotion of them through social networks? What are the means of terrorist groups to promote them and recruit young people through social networks? What are the means of combating terrorists’ promotion of their websites?
The study used the descriptive approach. The study sample was the male and female students of Tabuk University. The study was based on open questions and on the Likert Scale to measure the variables. It also relied on the stepwise regression coefficient to test the hypotheses.
The electronic promotion of terrorism through social networks plays a key role in the recruitment of young people by terrorists. The means used in the electronic promotion of terrorism through social networks are a major factor in recruiting young people. The degree of recruitment varies according to these means. This increasing recruitment can be combated by some means, most of which are electronic.
The main recommendations of the study have been the need for awareness and counter-promotion, penetration of these sites, exploitation of the gaps of these terrorist groups, implementation of strong international and domestic sanctions and development of a comprehensive national program to confront them.