Once we identified the controversy we noticed a bias between the news selection and how the media spread them. We decided to move from the agenda setting area to the analysis of the public reactions about these news. So we explored how users search ISIS on Google Trend. We firstly visualized the connections between ‘ISIS’ and its related queries. We wanted to show how the users’ attention was focused on the contents published by the terrorist group itself.
Intrigued by this clue we analyzed deeply the Google Trendline. We found out that line’s peaks were linked to two types of ISIS’ events: terrorist attacks and executions video publications. Since the people’s attention was focused on uncensored contents, we choose to limit the field of analysis to the execution peaks. Moreover, we analyzed the related queries for each execution and we noticed again a predominant occurrence of queries related to the videos. These points were visually identified thanks to the gathering of lines, texts dimension and a color hint to highlight ‘isis’, ‘beheading’, ‘video’ as recurring combination in the eight researches. Finally this steps help us to choose the videos as actors of the controversy and a connection between Isis e Censorship.