Twitter as a terrorism tool

According to Fox News the US Army says Twitter is a tool for terrorists. Fox claim a report states:

“Twitter has also become a social activism tool for socialists, human rights groups, communists, vegetarians, anarchists, religious communities, atheists, political enthusiasts, hacktivists and others to communicate with each other and to send messages to broader audiences,”


#1 Douglas Greenshields on 10.27.08 at 8:39 am

This isn’t actually so far fetched. I’m sure that Twitter was at least in part devised to allow flocks of people in protests against, say, the Iraq war to organise on the hoof quicker than any authorities can contain them. So if that’s construable as terrorism, it’s the good terrorism that doesn’t involve killing people or, indeed, terrorising anyone.

#2 A Mouse Called Nonny on 10.27.08 at 10:23 am

You’ve gotta watch those vegetarians.

#3 John Lilburne on 10.27.08 at 11:33 pm

Douglas Adams was correct:

“I don’t think anybody would argue now that the Internet isn’t becoming a major factor in our lives. However, it’s very new to us. Newsreaders still feel it is worth a special and rather worrying mention if, for instance, a crime was planned by people ‘over the Internet.’ They don’t bother to mention when criminals use the telephone or the M4, or discuss their dastardly plans ‘over a cup of tea,’ though each of these was new and controversial in their day.”

#4 Miller 2.0 on 10.31.08 at 1:43 am

I love the way they just casually drop ‘human rights groups’ in next to ‘communists’…

#5 Christopher Earle on 01.12.09 at 5:50 am

Hmmm, I also think that underwear is a tool of terrorism. After all, a terrorist whose bum isn’t dry and comfy will be far more likely to succeed.

And, we all know how little regard Fox and the right have for human rights.

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