Tagged: media

#TerrorismAndTwitter: How Terrorists are Utilizing Social Media and What it Suggests for National Security

According to a new report by Gabriel Weimann of the Woodrow Wilson Center, “Twitter has recently emerged as terrorist’s favorite Internet service, even more popular than self-designed websites or Facebook, to disseminate propaganda and enable internal communication.” In his report titled “New Terrorism and New Media”, Weimann states that the...

Lessons from a Violent Actor: Multimedia Police Review of the Christopher Dorner Incident Provides In-depth Analysis

For nine days in February 2013, Southern California law enforcement was at the height of security alert in response to events initiated by former Los Angeles Police Department officer Christopher Dorner’s manifesto-fueled rampage, in which he targeted civilians and law enforcement alike. The incident left four dead and several wounded...

Trending Today: How Social Media Will Change the Face(book) of Disasters

The Center for National Policy’s Task Force for a Resilient America released a new report, “Connecting America: Building Resilience with Social Media” this month. The project aims to develop the most effective messages to promote resilience in the individuals and societies of America. Their toolbox is expanding from traditional media...