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Share first, verify later: When breaking news breaks the rules

March 12th, 2015 Comments off

Mail & Guardian, Share first, verify later: When breaking news breaks the rules "User-generated content can be both a media boon and a minefield, with hoaxes and propaganda competing with bona fide eyewitness accounts."
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EU plans to target cyber-terrorism

March 12th, 2015 Comments off

BBC News, EU plans to target cyber-terrorism "The Internet Referral Unit would be part of law enforcement agency Europol and would seek to remove jihadist content from the internet."
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ISIS: What’s a Poor Religionist to Do?

March 6th, 2015 Comments off

MRBlog | ISIS: What’s a Poor Religionist to Do? – The Marginalia Review of Books "ISIS presents scholars of religion with a real problem. Rather than use the Islamic State as an opportunity to nuance the way we talk about religion in public discourse, this self-described caliphate has instead exposed some of the failures endemic to the discipline as currently conceived. Squabbling over whether
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Study Explores Impact of Muslim Online Discussions of Sex

March 6th, 2015 Comments off

Study Explores Impact of Muslim Online Discussions of Sex | Network for New Media, Religion and Digital Culture Studies
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Tinder for Muslims

March 6th, 2015 Comments off

Daily Mirror, Tinder for Muslims dating app asks singletons to find love without posting a pic
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Boko Haram

March 2nd, 2015 Comments off

naij.com, How Boko Haram May Benefit From Using Social Media "The danger is that if we allow Boko Haram to bring the war to social media, we will be dealing with something much bigger than we currently are. Those assuming Boko Haram is never going to find someone on social media willing to join the group are deceiving themselves. We once thought Nigerians would never get involved in suicide
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Is Germany’s Top Terrorist Dead or Alive?

March 2nd, 2015 Comments off

Is Germany’s Top Terrorist Dead or Alive? – Geopoliticalmonitor.com "All of the supposedly “new” Cuspert videos that have emerged since his reported death are in fact just short amateur videos, which appear to have been shot with cell phones or cheap camcorders. Cuspert is present in these clips, along with other German- or Arabic-speaking jihadists, but he is not the focus. The clips have been
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China Net

March 2nd, 2015 Comments off

techtimes.com, Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, Other Chinese Tech Titans Wipe Out More Than 60,000 Online Accounts "China’s top Internet regulating body, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), said on its website that Baidu, Weibo, Tencent, and Alibaba have deleted more than 60,000 accounts because of usernames that were misleading, promoted pornography, or had links to terrorist groups."
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UK Police Want to Remove ISIL Instruction Manual From Internet

February 27th, 2015 Comments off

UK Police Want to Remove ISIL Instruction Manual From Internet / Sputnik International "Earlier this month, the militant group operating in Syria and Iraq published "Hijrah [journey to an Islamic country] to the Islamic State," a guidebook for would-be fighters planning to join IS ranks in Syria."
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Spain breaks up online network

February 27th, 2015 Comments off

Spain breaks up online network recruiting young women for Islamic State – Telegraph 
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