Twitter use No. 178: a tool for terrorists

Just when you get to thinking that Twitter is this safe, innocuous, inane little tool, along comes the government, telling you that Twitter could be used as a tool for terrorists.

ZOMG! Cover the windows with duct tape, Ma! They’re coming after us through teh innerwebs.

Deep breath.

OK, it’s only a draft Army report (PDF), but it gets worse:

“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,” the report said. …

The report describes hacktivists as politically motivated hackers.


Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

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