Michigan State University: Using Social Media To Weaken Wrath Of Terrorist Attacks

Michigan State University: Using Social Media To Weaken Wrath Of Terrorist Attacks. “Governments and police forces around the world need to beware of the harm caused by mass and social media following terror events. In a new report, leading counter-terrorism experts from around the world – including Michigan State University faculty – offer guidance to authorities to better manage the impacts of terror attacks by harnessing media communication.”

Stars and Stripes: Jihadi propagandists’ YouTube use is declining dramatically, experts say

Stars and Stripes: Jihadi propagandists’ YouTube use is declining dramatically, experts say. “The use of YouTube as a destination from which to spread jihadi terrorist propaganda online is dramatically declining, according to an intelligence group that tracks online extremism. New analysis of web links, conducted by the Site Intelligence Group, suggests Islamic State and al-Qaida continue to value the file-hosting services of Dropbox, Google Drive, and Google Photos, however, and remain among the top-used services to store battle footage, documentary-style productions, and video speeches.”

Manchester Arena attack: Tributes preserved online (BBC News)

BBC News: Manchester Arena attack: Tributes preserved online. “Thousands of items left as tributes to the Manchester Arena attack victims are to be recorded in a digital archive. The archive will document 10,000 objects – including soft toys, lanterns and a guitar – held at Manchester Art Gallery which were left across the city after bomb attack on 22 May 2017.”

Leadership (Nigeria): AUN, 8 Others To Build Database On Boko Haram Insurgency

Leadership (Nigeria): AUN, 8 Others To Build Database On Boko Haram Insurgency. “The American University of Nigeria (AUN) and a consortium of nine universities in Canada and the Lake Chad basin countries of Nigeria, Chad, Niger, and Cameroon has secured a preliminary grant of C$198,000 to build a massive database on the Boko Haram insurrection in the Lake Chad basin.”

The Conversation UK: How tech companies are successfully disrupting terrorist social media activity

The Conversation UK: How tech companies are successfully disrupting terrorist social media activity “In June 2017, Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft announced the formation of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). The aim of this industry-led initiative is to disrupt the terrorist exploitation of its services. Recently, GIFCT members hailed the achievements of its first year of operations. But, while this progress must be acknowledged, significant challenges remain.”

Kansas City Star: Russian Facebook posts may have inspired militia in Kansas bombing plot, expert says

Kansas City Star: Russian Facebook posts may have inspired militia in Kansas bombing plot, expert says. “The three southwest Kansas men recently convicted in a militia plot to bomb Somali immigrants may have been motivated by Russian manipulation of U.S. social media, a terrorism expert says. Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, said the domestic terrorism attack was being planned at the same time the Russians were conducting a cybercampaign that included posting material on Facebook designed to heighten racial tension in the United States.”