Chapter VII Terrorism and social networks (Book deep web ) Diego Migliorisi

"The Internet is an excellent example of how terrorists can behave in a truly transnational way. In response, States must also think and operate transnationally "

Ban Ki-moon Secretary-General of the United Nations

This scourge afflicting the contemporary world starts to worsen when the anonymity of the information and communication is increasingly present in modern life, Internet having as protagonist. Is incredible, flying over this reality, note that the most strategic organization of organized terrorism in communication takes simple tools invented by the West, It uses against them and becomes their main victims. Therefore we must be clear that one thing is cyberterrorism (coordinated actions to produce certain impact within the network) and another thing when traditional terrorism uses social networks to communicate their actions, opinions or to attract followers. Ahora bien, according to the Royal Spanish Academy defines terrorism as "the succession of acts of violence perpetrated to instill terror". Other definitions also classified as a terrorist organization by terror 169 seeks control through violence. Thus, that search is intended to coerce and pressure governments and society to impose claims and proclamations. The systematic use of terror to achieve an effect is mainly done from a passive anonymity, but when there is a coordinated group to perform these actions are called terrorist organizations. They may have a nationalist tinge, xenofóbico, ecotorrerismo, independence, political terrorism or religious terrorism. While this scourge was clearly not a current problem, with the arrival of the XXI century has begun a fervent overall advanced being a present and future threat to civilization. Some contemporary terrorist groups we can find Al Qaeda, IMU, Hamas, Hezbollah; formerly the Irish IRA and the Spanish ETA. Other groups, although they have been accused of being terrorist groups make it more organized manner in the form of territorial occupation army such as ISIS (Syria – Iraq) or FARC and ELN in Colombia to name a few examples. These organizations before the overwhelming technological globalization that came mainly with internet, used traditional methods of communication and recruitment. With this I do not mean that they have stopped doing, but communicate and externalize their actions through the web is not only easier but more popular. In relation to this problem, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC for its acronym in English) in coordination with the Task Force on the Implementation of the Counter-Terrorism they developed an important document called "Internet use purposes 170 terrorists ". This text is describ…


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