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Northeastern expert explains at Munich Security Conference how governments can counteract terrorists’ use of social media

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Contrary to conventional thought, Northeastern University professor Max Abrahms says social media content that depicts carnage against civilians should not be removed.

Abrahms is an associate professor of political science whose research centers on terrorism, counterterrorism and the United States foreign policy. He made his opinion known during a roundtable discussion at the Munich Security Conference in February titled, “Tackling Terrorist Tech: How to Collaborate with Tech Companies to Prevent Surrogate Warfare.”

Abrahms has been researching determinants of militant group success around the world based on statistical data for almost two decades. He says civilian attacks are actually counterproductive for such organizations.

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