Accession Number : AD1023582


Title :   Terror: Social Media and Extremism


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Air Command and Staff College Maxwell Air Force Base United States


Personal Author(s) : Close,Joshua


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1023582.pdf


Report Date : 01 May 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 39


Abstract : Technological advances and social media are both amoral; in and of itself, there is no good social media or bad social media. Like the rest of the world, extremist organizations have discovered social media and are not going to stop using it anytime soon. Terror organizations often utilize new technology in the same manner as an everyday user. Open access in cyberspace forces countries into a paradoxical position of how to grant access to the internet yet maintain control of the social media messaging and propaganda. There are varied solutions from countries around the globe that range from invasive to innovative. These varied solutions prove there is no silver bullet to solve the problem; the United States needs to find a balanced solution to effectively police social media and maintain Americas fundamental values.


Descriptors :   social media , social networking services , counterterrorism , online communications , national security , terrorists , case studies , open source intelligence , situational awareness , internet


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE