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[BRIEFING] Digital World War: Islamists, Extremists, and the Fight for Cyber Supremacy

  • Lehrman Auditorium 214 Massachusetts Ave NE (map)

Lone wolves, recruitment and radicalization. How is ISIS using social media and digital outreach to infect our society and push would be extremists to the edge? Is there a solution to detect this kind of content and kill it before it kills us?

Social media has dominated the discourse of recent events in the Muslim world – from the Arab Spring to ISIS’s online recruitment and the recent deadly attack in Manhattan. Yet the roles of social media in these events and the use of the dark web, hacking, and digital attacks are still largely misunderstood. Identifying key trends across the Muslim world, Dr. Haroon Ullah posits what a proper understanding of social media can teach us about regional and international politics and diplomacy.