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Terrorism and the Internet: New Media – New Threat?

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The internet is a powerful political instrument, which is increasingly employed by terrorists to forward their goals. The five most prominent contemporary terrorist uses of the net are information provision, financing, networking, recruitment, and information gathering. This article describes and explains each of these uses and follows up with examples.

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