Accession Number:

AD1064761

Title:

Analyzing Integrated Social Media-Faciliated Propaganda Campaigns using Social Network Analysis and Cyber Forensics

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 May 2016,30 Sep 2018

Corporate Author:

Univ. of Arkansas Little Rock United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2018-06-12

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The research aims to develop capabilities to support U.S. DOD operations to manage and adapt to the information ecology and fill the research gap to better understand the emerging socio-technical behaviors, necessary to support situation awareness, risk assessment, mission assessment, policy design kinetic or non-kinetic, and for an overall mission effectiveness. Specifically, the research develops socio-computational models to advance our understanding of cyber campaigns grounded in the dynamics of various social and communication processes, such as group formation,activation, decentralized decision making, and collective action. Leveraging cyber forensics and deep web search based methodologies, the study extracts relevant Open Source Intelligence OSINT from a variety of information sources and identifies key actors and groups. The research develops predictive models of deviant socio-technical behaviors by identifying the necessary conditions that lead to the success or failure of cyber campaigns.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE