Social networks play a huge role in spreading propaganda and recruiting.
Both mainstream social media sites and less-regulated networks support extremists in this process, the former enabling wider reach while the latter allows for more explicit communications and content.
As we saw with the 2021 Capitol Hill insurrection, violent planning and mobilization are discoverable on these more covert networks. These online spaces are critical for gathering intelligence relevant to terrorist financing and propaganda distribution.
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Open-source intelligence supports counter-terrorism efforts by illuminating how extremist groups of any background operate. This can help inform decisions to support individuals who may be vulnerable to recruitment. Intelligence and operations teams can use OSINT to understand and combat emerging social media sources and content used to spread propaganda and recruit. OSINT can also help counter-terrorism efforts to slow or block terrorist financing, which often relies on online channels.
Intelligence teams need to swiftly find and interpret open-source intelligence (OSINT) in multiple languages. Missing or misinterpreting context in translation can have disastrous consequences.
Some of the most imminent physical threats now originate in online spaces. Our API delivers direct access to a diverse range of social networks and our machine learning technology classifies threats to streamline the information gathering process.
In the face of national security threats, organizations need to stay prepared and make prompt, informed decisions to protect assets and potentially save lives.