Open Source Intelligence: Terrorism Prevention and Intelligence Collection in the Age of Social Media

re:publica 2015
Politics & Society

Short thesis: 

What explains the massive growth of terror organizations like ISIS/ISIL? How is that private organizations are at the forefront of crowd-sourced intelligence on wars and war crimes?


In this session Jeff Weyers one of the leading experts on terrorist’s use of social media examines how terror groups use the platforms for propaganda, fundraising and recruiting. He will also examine how social media has vastly changed the way governments and NGO’s are acquiring open source intelligence. Feel free to “follow” his intelligence research group @BraboCo for more information on their work.

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 14:15 to 14:45


Senior Research Analyst