Beehive is a product of the Doron Halpern Middle East Network Analysis Desk (MENAD), which studies noteworthy trends on Arab, Turkish, and Iranian social media. Beehive positions these trends within a broader context and provides an up-to-date perspective on issues that are being actively discussed by the people of the region. Advanced tools allow the Center's researchers to focus only on discussions that are significant in terms of their duration as well as the number of participants. It is edited by Dr. Harel Chorev-Halewa and Smadar Shaul.
Beehive: Middle East Social Media
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In this article from the December 2016 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak investigates the radicalization of discourse on Turkish SNS after the terrorist attacks in Istanbul and Kayseri.
In this article from the November 2016 issue of Beehive: Middle Eastern Social Media, Moran Levanoni writes about Hezbollah's efforts to sway public opinion on the Syrian Golan.
In this article from the November 2016 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Gilad Shiloach investigates the duality of ISIS' social media messaging, which alternately posits a climactic battle between the few and the many, or denies altogether that it has suffered severe setbacks.
In this article from the November 2016 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Dr. Raz Zimmt analyzes the reactions in Iranian social media to the election of Donald J. Trump to the American Presidency.
Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak studies the use of social media to defend women in the Turkish public sphere.
Raz Zimmt analyzes the reactions in Iranian social media to a recent concert held in the city of Qom, and a soccer match held between Iran and South Korea during a Shi'ite day of mourning.
In this article, Michael Barak addresses the reactions in Egyptian social media to Egypt's troubled economy.
In this article from the September 2016 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Adam Hoffman investigates efforts to combat ISIS using social media.
From “The People’s Bank” to “Humiliation Bank:” The Campaign against Iranian Banks' Boycott of the Revolutionary Guards
In this article from the September 2016 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Raz Zimmt looks at the usage of social media by conservative, often pro-regime forces in Iran, despite their ostensible ideological opposition to such services.
Post Facto Jihad: ISIS' ‘Amaq News Agency Takes Responsibility for Lone Wolf Attacks in Europe and North America
In the September 2016 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Gilad Shiloach analyzes the activities of the 'Amaq News Agency, a critical part of ISIS' public relations efforts.