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Criminal Communication Through Microblogging

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: • References: fas.org and news.cnet
A draft of what is said to be an Army intelligence report explores the possibilities of terrorists using microblogging tools like Twitter to communicate and disseminate information across an interconnected network.

According to CNET, the research that led to the report was collected using open-source intelligence, but the plausibility of terrorists using Twitter to openly communicate is troubling. It would be incredibly easy for terrorists and extreme activists to devise a code that utilizes everyday keywords, and Twitter's simple user interface makes real-time mass dissemination far simpler than any text message.