Network Communities of Destructive Direction in Social Networks of Runet

  • Timur Z Mansuro
Keywords: Internet, Social Networking, Networking Community, Youth, Virtuality, Communication, Extremism


The aim of the study is to identify the place and role
of youth online communities in the design of ultraradical
concepts of social networks. Some
characteristics, aspects and trends of youth of
destructive communication in the social network
Vkontakte are given. Virtual communication is seen
as a special form of social interaction on the Internet.
The study is interdisciplinary. When studying the
network virtual space, the authors used the structuralfunctional
and social-cultural approach.
The term "new media", which is regarded as an
integral part of the Internet space was updated.
Technological features of new media give the
opportunity to effectively mobilize the people for any
constructive or destructive actions.
Social networks and media hosting are the main
venue for the ultra-radical organizations, which use
the technologies of information warfare, especially
against young people, in the virtual space. Internet
communication has some basic characteristics as
interactivity, multimedia and autonomy.
Not only conformal or non-political structures are the
examples of social self-organization of young people,
but also destructive communication strategy and
communities in the network space. Destructive
network type of communication goes from virtual
reality to objective reality, which allows ultra-radical
groups to begin asserting themselves in the Internet,
and then to go beyond virtual reality and transform
into various forms of extremist behavior of young
people in real space.
Ultra-radical content in the online space is destructive
ideological concept, which lays the motives of
political, ideological, racial, national, religious
hatred, xenophobia or hatred against any ethnic,
religious or social group.