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):

Report Date:

2014-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE