Where Do Terrorists Go When They Are Kicked Off Social Media Platforms?

By Nikita Malik

A few weeks ago, I published a piece on the social media platforms exploited by terrorists.

Using information released by the Crown Prosecution Service on terrorism in the United Kingdom in 2018, I found that people convicted for spreading hate from the Far Right tended to use only two platforms to do this – Twitter and Facebook. The majority of offenders (75%) disseminated material on Facebook.

Unlike the Far Right, Islamist related content was spread on a variety of platforms, indicating that perpetrators were getting better at hiding and spreading their messages. 33% used encryption – the process of encoding a message or information in such a way that only authorized parties can access it – to communicate.

 

Read the full article in Forbes.

HJS



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