REPRENSENTATION OF ISLAM AND MUSLIMS ON SOCIAL MEDIA: A DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF FACEBOOK

Muhammad Ittefaq, Taufiq Ahmad

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This paper explores social media conversations about Islam and Muslims through discourse analysis. The study looks into Facebook about the representation of Islam and Muslims. A discourse analysis of Facebook reveals that people are changing their perceptions, attitudes and opinions through the Facebook. Netizens like, comment and share the material in accordance with their interests and ideology. The study has found that Islam is the only religion on social media which is being portrayed in a negative fashion. The hot discourses we have found are jihad, niqab, hijab, mosques, terrorism, which are the most common discourses on Facebook. 


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Islam, Muslims, Social Media, Terrorism, jihad, Public Safety, representation of Islam, Facebook

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