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Social Media
CONNECT TO DIVIDE: SOCIAL MEDIA IN 21ST CENTURY WARFARE  By Eddy Gutierrez

n the last decade, social media-enabled information warfare (IW) emerged as a clear threat to the United States and liberal democracy. In that time, the US failed to develop an effective national security strategy to counter the threat. This paper will explore this threat and provide recommendations for two key issues: (1) the weaponization of social media against US national instruments of power and (2) the impact of social media platforms (SMP) on US democratic institutions. Open ...Read more >

24 Pages
5.55 MB
MONITORING SOCIAL MEDIA  By William Marcellino et al.

The growth of social media as an effective data source for understanding the information environment has made it more important than ever for the U.S. military to develop a robust capacity for social media analytics in support of information operations (IO). Given both the urgency and the challenges in developing such a capacity, and in light of a congressionally mandated assessment, the U.S. Department of ...Read more >

92 Pages
1.19 MB
MYANMARS MILITARY : BACK TO THE BARRACKS  

Myanmars military, the Tatmadaw, has been the dominant institution in the country for most of its post-independence history. After decades of military rule, it began the shift to a semi-civilian ...Read more >

20 Pages
2.50 MB
ARMY SOCIAL MEDIA HANDBOOK  

Social media represents a shift in the way we as a culture communicate. By using Internet-based platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and You- Tube, social media provides new ways to connect, interact and ...Read more >

56 Pages
8.60 MB
ARMY SOCIAL MEDIA HANDBOOK VER 3.1  

On Sept. 11, 2012, the Department of Defense published DoD Instruction Number 8550.01, DoD Internet Services and Internet-Based Capabilities. This DoD instruction can be viewed in the enclosure section at the back of this ...Read more >

52 Pages
11.95 MB
NAVY COMMAND LEADERSHIP SOCIAL MEDIA HANDBOOK FALL 2012  

Social media describes the different means by which people, enabled by digital communication technologies, connect with one another to share information and engage in conversations on topics of mutual ...Read more >

20 Pages
13.64 MB
WHAT THE ARAB SPRING TELLS US ABOUT THE FUTURE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENTS  By Richard A. Lindsey

The Arab Spring spawned a series of revolutionary movements that are unique in that they utilized social media as an effective means to spread information and promote insurgent ...Read more >

9 Pages
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THE ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN CRISIS  

In this paper, crisis is defined in the security context as resulting of human activities, technological hazard events or natural phenomena, and understood as the situation in which the priority values, interests, preconditions or critical functions of large social systems are seriously threatened, challenged, impaired or ...Read more >

54 Pages
2.56 MB
FROM ARAB SPRING TO THE RUSSIAN EVOLUTION : TECHNOLOGICAL IMPACTS ON PROTEST AND CENSORSHIP  By Patrick Callen

In 2009, The Atlantics Andrew Sullivan wrote The Revolution Will Be Twittered in reaction to protests in Tehran.1 New technologies and social media have changed social, political, economic, and cultural ...Read more >

28 Pages
1.23 MB
SOCIAL NETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES AND USAGES  By Patrick Chanezon

45 Pages
2.63 MB
NAVY COMMAND LEADERSHIP SOCIAL MEDIA HANDBOOK  

Social media describes the different means by which people, enabled by digital communication technologies, connect with one another to share information and engage in conversations on topics of mutual interest. Social media is an umbrella term describing a variety of communication mediums and platforms including social networks, blogs, mobile applications, and ...Read more >

20 Pages
13.85 MB
MODERN SOCIAL MEDIA AND SOCIAL REVOLUTIONS  

The emergence of social media platforms as a means of communication and information sharing marks a fundamental change to how societies interact. This new form of media played a formative role in the organization of mass uprisings and demonstrations known as the Arab Spring that took place in the Middle East and North Africa in ...Read more >

127 Pages
6.00 MB
INDIA : SECURITY CHALLENGES AND RESPONSE  

Since its Independence in 1947, India’s security concerns have revolved around three main and equally significant objectives: the safeguarding of India’s borders and its wider strategic environment, the creation of a stable democratic political system, and the realization of a balanced economic ...Read more >

12 Pages
38.24 KB
EVERY SOLDIER A MESSENGER : USING SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE CONTEMPORARY OPERATING ENVIRONMENT  

Social media has become an additional element within the operational environment within which nearly anyone with an Internet connection can participate. The speed at which participants can add content, truthful or not, to that battle space has forced the Army to change the way it has traditionally approached social ...Read more >

57 Pages
540.55 KB
YOUTUBE WAR : FIGHTING IN A WORLD OF CAMERAS IN EVERY CELL PHONE AND PHOTOSHOP ON EVERY COMPUTER  

There is a vast literature on the potential for new technologies to create a Revolution in Military Affairs or “networked warfare,” but that is a discussion of the impact of military technology on the way the force itself can be ...Read more >

135 Pages
494.27 KB
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