This comprehensive 2012 United Nations report provides a thorough review of terrorist organizations’ use of the Internet. While dated prior to the online emergence of ISIS and other groups’ use of social media, it nevertheless provides a wealth of information.
This very short resource focuses on crowd-sourced intelligence and is the summary of a longer article by leading social media analytics expert Jamie Bartlett and others. The executive summary highlights some of the key points and findings of the research team.
This 2012 book looks at how social media intelligence (SOCMINT) is being utilized by the British government to make what the authors claim to be a legitimate and publically acceptable contribution to public security and safety. The authors provide two conditions for this to occur: 1).
This 2014 article uses a case study method to examine the implications of using the emerging technology of predictive analytics in a homeland security context, to provide increased intelligence for counterterrorism initiatives.
This article focuses on the use of linguistic “weak signals”—digital traces of intent—in social media as a tool of counterterrorism aimed at preventing lone-wolf attacks.
This portal gathers an annotated collection of recent research on the ways in which social media and new technologies may be leveraged in the fight against violent extremism