A recently released report by the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion contains a chapter entitled “Potential for Terrorist Use of Twitter,” which expresses concern over the increasing use of Twitter by political and religious groups, the AFP reported.
“Twitter has also become a social activism tool for socialists, human rights groups, communists, vegetarians, anarchists, religious communities, atheists, political enthusiasts, hacktivists and others to communicate with each other and to send messages to broader audiences,” according to the report.
“Twitter is already used by some members to post and/or support extremist ideologies and perspectives,” the Army report said.
Hat tip to Tom Watson.
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Towards the end of http://www.michaelyon-online.com/are-you-connected.htm is a discussion of the realities of modern communications in areas of conflict. In Afghanistan it’s cell phones, but the conclusions apply to all public telecommunications. The important conclusion is:
whoever cuts off the cell phones, be it insurgents or the government, alienates people. This happened in Nepal. If the AOG starts whacking down those communications towers, which they can do at whim, they will lose support of many people. And certainly there is little doubt that some of those hundreds of millions of dollars being invested into Afghanistan cell systems must be going to AOG leaders. Twisted, isn’t it?
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