Social Media in Times of War
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A collection of articles highlighting the disturbing use of social media in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict
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Twitter, Facebook, Google “consciously failing” to police extremism, MPs claim

Twitter, Facebook, Google “consciously failing” to police extremism, MPs claim | Social Media in Times of War | Scoop.it
Committee alarmingly demands "terrestrial star wars"—says cops need "high-tech" hub.
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The Hyperlinks of Hybrid Warfare: Social Media Meets Extremism

The Hyperlinks of Hybrid Warfare: Social Media Meets Extremism | Social Media in Times of War | Scoop.it
This piece is co-written by Leon G. Shahabian and Tara Sonenshine

Finally, the United States is coming to terms with a central reality abou
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U.S. Asks Tech and Entertainment Industries Help in Fighting Terrorism

U.S. Asks Tech and Entertainment Industries Help in Fighting Terrorism | Social Media in Times of War | Scoop.it
The White House summoned executives from social media and entertainment to Washington for talks on countering recruiting efforts by extremists.
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On the Frontlines of the Social Media Jihad | SXSW 2015 Event Schedule

On the Frontlines of the Social Media Jihad | SXSW 2015 Event Schedule | Social Media in Times of War | Scoop.it
Extremists have emerged from the dark web to exploit social media to broadcast their narratives and recruit impressionable youth. Governments, on the other hand, have been hampe...
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Fight against ISIS reveals power of social media

Fight against ISIS reveals power of social media | Social Media in Times of War | Scoop.it
Javier Lesaca writes about how recent developments in the fight against ISIS show that digital communication is a central strategy for countering terrorism, and any future military, political, or intelligence operation should take this into consideration.
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ISIS Sympathizers in U.S. Prefer Twitter Among Social Media

ISIS Sympathizers in U.S. Prefer Twitter Among Social Media | Social Media in Times of War | Scoop.it
ISIS is renowned for its ability to mobilize followers via social media like Twitter, but the group is also attracting clusters of American followers who meet in person and push one another toward violence, experts and law-enforcement officials say.
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Islamic State threatens 'war' on Twitter co-founder

Islamic State threatens 'war' on Twitter co-founder | Social Media in Times of War | Scoop.it
The Islamic State has declared a new target in its war on the West -- a co-founder of Twitter
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ISIS and the Lonely Young American

ISIS and the Lonely Young American | Social Media in Times of War | Scoop.it
For months, Alex had been growing closer to a new group of friends online — the kindest she had ever had — who were teaching her what it meant to be a Muslim.
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Selfie Soldiers: Russia Checks in to Ukraine | VICE News

Selfie Soldiers: Russia Checks in to Ukraine | VICE News | Social Media in Times of War | Scoop.it
VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky follows the digital and literal footprints of one Russian soldier, tracking him from eastern Ukraine to Siberia, to prove that Russian soldiers are fighting in Ukraine.
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Russia strikes back at Canada in Twitter war of the maps over Ukraine

Russia strikes back at Canada in Twitter war of the maps over Ukraine | Social Media in Times of War | Scoop.it
Apparently frivolous exchange masks gravity of Nato concern at Russian incursions across Ukraine border
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Selfies speak from the front line but they won't win or lose wars

Selfies speak from the front line but they won't win or lose wars | Social Media in Times of War | Scoop.it
Selfies taken by Russian soldier Alexander Sotkin appear to provide damming evidence that Russian forces have been operating in Ukraine. Sotkin posted a number of images on social networking site instagram…
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I watched all the terrorist beheadings for the U.S. government, and here’s what I learned

Killers are quick learners.
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Twitter's role in modern warfare - BBC News

Twitter's role in modern warfare - BBC News | Social Media in Times of War | Scoop.it
Many Twitter users are unaware of the battle for hearts and minds being waged around them by both countries and militant groups.
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Online Radicalisation / ICSR

Online Radicalisation / ICSR | Social Media in Times of War | Scoop.it
Aim: To provide a better understanding of radicalisation and recruitment on the Internet. Political extremists and terrorists are increasingly using the internet as an instrument for radicalisation and recruitment. The Challenge of Online Radicalisation examined the different technical options for making ‘radical’ internet content unavailable, concluding that all are either crude, expensive or counter-productive. It evaluated …
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Radicalisation in the digital era: The use of the internet in 15 cases of terrorism and extremism | RAND

Radicalisation in the digital era: The use of the internet in 15 cases of terrorism and extremism | RAND | Social Media in Times of War | Scoop.it
This paper presents the results from exploratory primary research into the role of the internet in the radicalisation of 15 terrorists and extremists in the UK. Our evidence suggests that the internet can facilitate radicalisation.
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Responding to Cyber Jihad: Towards an Effective Counter Narrative | ICCT

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Defining and describing the population of ISIS supporters on Twitter | Brookings Institution

Defining and describing the population of ISIS supporters on Twitter | Brookings Institution | Social Media in Times of War | Scoop.it
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"Twitter and Jihad. The Communication Strategy of ISIS" | ISPI

"Twitter and Jihad. The Communication Strategy of ISIS" | ISPI | Social Media in Times of War | Scoop.it
Social media, videos, online magazines, local radios, pamphlets and posters: ISIS has proven capable of adapting its communication strategy to strengthen its po...
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Hillary Clinton Wants Islamic State Off Twitter

Hillary Clinton Wants Islamic State Off Twitter | Social Media in Times of War | Scoop.it
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday called for blocking Islamic State militants from using social media to spread their message, injecting herself into a controversial issue that has divided current government officials.
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If You're Trying To Join ISIS Through Twitter, The FBI Probably Knows About It

If You're Trying To Join ISIS Through Twitter, The FBI Probably Knows About It | Social Media in Times of War | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Twitter has been "very cooperative" with FBI agents looking into individuals affiliated with the Islamic State and other terrorist organizations that use the social network to
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Hiding in Plain Sight: Putin's War in Ukraine and Boris Nemtsov's Putin. War.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Putin's War in Ukraine and Boris Nemtsov's Putin. War. | Social Media in Times of War | Scoop.it
Read the Report (PDF) Russia is at war with Ukraine. Russian citizens and soldiers are fighting and dying in a war of their government's own making. Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to deny Russian involvement in the fighting, but the...
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Syrian Electronic Army Claims Responsibility For Hacking U.S. Army Websit

Syrian Electronic Army Claims Responsibility For Hacking U.S. Army Websit | Social Media in Times of War | Scoop.it

The U.S. Army’s public website has been taken offline after hackers compromised the site on Monday. On Twitter, the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) took credit for the attack.

 

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Islamic State Leaves Trail on Social Media

Islamic State Leaves Trail on Social Media | Social Media in Times of War | Scoop.it
The online interaction has brought extremist ideologues world-wide into closer and more personal contact with potential recruits but also gives Western investigators powerful tools for tracking potential threats.
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Gaza social media war stepped up

Gaza social media war stepped up | Social Media in Times of War | Scoop.it

The latest surge in fighting between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip has seen both sides revive the intense social media battle that was seen during the last Israeli offensive on the coastal territory, "Operation Pillar of Defence", in November 2012.

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