Terrorism and Social Media
An International Conference
Swansea University Bay Campus
27th - 28th June 2017
The TASM conference will bring together a range of researchers, policy-makers and practitioners, from a number of different countries and disciplinary backgrounds
It will feature a total of six keynote presentations from leading experts, and attendees will also have the opportunity to choose from a total of 16 breakout sessions featuring 48 other speakers. The conference will be hosted at Swansea University’s new £450m Bay Campus on 27-28 June 2017.
The first day of the conference will focus on how terrorists are using social media. The overarching objective will be to gain a deeper, empirically-grounded understanding of terrorist groups and lone actor terrorists.
Day one will conclude with the conference dinner, hosted by Lord Carlile QC.
Day two will focus on questions of response, including comparisons between different forms of response and different jurisdictions and cultures, and considering what criteria should be employed as evaluative standards.
All conference attendees will have the opportunity to register for an additional, one-day event on 29 June 2017, at which teams will work together to produce collaborative proposals for short-term projects that seek to address the challenges identified during the conference.
The winning proposals will receive funding to take the projects forward
As of the first quarter of 2016, Facebook had 1.65 billion monthly active users
There are 19 virtual communities with more than 100 million active users
Approximately 6000 tweets are tweeted on Twitter every second