How Can Social Media Stop Terrorism?
I woke up yesterday morning to another awful terrorist attack, this time in the city of Brussels. I can’t even imagine the aftermath of this attack. My prayers go out to the families of lost loved ones, the hundreds who have been severely injured and the city of Brussels itself which has been crippled by this.
It is sad, but I feel like we are becoming numb to these maddening terrorism attacks. Each country that is involved reacts that same way, increasing security and ramping up investigations to track down the terrorists.
My first thought is always, what can I do? How can I help?
I believe social media can play a significant role in stopping and preventing terror, but countries, governments and law enforcement agencies have to strategically use social media in order to battle the terrorists that already are using social media for communication, recruiting and propaganda.
It starts with having a strategy.