SOCIAL MEDIA–A REAL SOURCE OF PROLIFERATION OF INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM

  • Mihaela MARCU Hyperion University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Cristina BĂLTEANU Babeş – Bolyai University of Cluj–Napoca, Romania

Abstract

 Although in 2011 there were registered the fewest terrorist attacks since 2007, the groups involved in such acts significantly expanded geographically, this being due to the use of modern technologies and, implicitly, the use of social networks. Thus, the terrorist organizations have developed quickly by using at larger scale new methods of communication and information, these giving them the ability to communicate over long distances and in a safe way. In this context, this paper had as the main objective the analysis of the role and the implications of social media in the proliferation of terrorism. The results of the study showed an increased presence of extremist groups in the virtual world of the Internet, 9 of 10 cases of organized terrorism on the Internet being based on social media.
Published
2014-06-30
How to Cite
MARCU, Mihaela; BĂLTEANU, Cristina. SOCIAL MEDIA–A REAL SOURCE OF PROLIFERATION OF INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM. Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Oeconomica, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 16, p. 162-169, june 2014. ISSN 2344-4975. Available at: <http://journals.uab.ro/index.php/oeconomica/article/view/248>. Date accessed: 09 dec. 2019.