How Terrorism Is Exploiting New Media
They don’t care whether you “like” their posts. Terrorists, according to writer Jason Burke, use communication tools to both inspire recruits and strike fear in the public. While old-school extremists relied on news media to disseminate their messages, ISIS has its own production studios creating original content that it feeds to the world, unfiltered, via social media. Efforts to snuff out terrorists’ accounts may slow their progress, driving them to more highly encrypted tools on which to communicate internally, but it may just be a matter of time before they live-stream an attack.