Policy Brief

Use of the Internet for Counter-Terrorist Purposes

Author : Liat Shetret
Date : February 2011

This policy brief looks at the role of the Internet in violent radicalization. Terrorists increasingly draw inspiration, reinforcement, support, and guidance from a variety of online sources. The brief provides an overview of the challenges this poses to effective counterterrorism efforts, while arguing that the Internet also offers a potent tool for countering violent radicalization. The brief offers key stakeholders examples of how they can use the Internet more effectively to prevent and counter violent radicalization.

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