The war on terror online

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Guests: Phillip Smyth, Kim Zetter

Today we discuss the Facebook activity, the Twitter-verse and other online activities of terrorists. We’ll find out how jihadists are using social media and smartphone apps to communicate with one another and to recruit new members for their organizations. And, we’ll find out how the US government monitors this activity and the changes they’d like to enact in order to better track their online activity. Plus, what role does the “hacktivist” group Anonymous play in all of this? We’ll talk with PHILLIP SMYTH, a researcher at the University of Maryland and an adjunct fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and with senior staff writer for WIRED, KIM ZETTER.

Photo: Jason Howie

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