Opposing viewpoints on youth social media banning in the U.S. for the combatance of extremist recruiting: Constitutionality and societal implications

Lindsay A. West, Richard V. Martin, Courtney Perkins, Jennifer M. Quatel, Gavin Macgregor-Skinner

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Abstract

Today, terrorist groups are recruiting, inspiring, and guiding global strategies not just by Internet operations, but through an organized, steady infusion of propaganda videos and call-to-action messages. Most worrisome: increasing evidence that the youth population represents a particularly susceptible cohort, being drawn into the ranks of terrorist organizations operating worldwide. In response, this article will address the pros and cons of social media banning, its effects on constitutional rights, and its effectiveness towards decreasing radicalization and recruitment. The research presented here aims to further the field of Homeland Security and to encourage debates on how to decrease terrorism and youth recruitment and whether banning social media would assist the Department of Homeland Security’s mission. In conclusion, this article explores both sides of the spectrum while offering insight for scholars, organizations, and practitioners regarding the attainability of social media banning in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCensorship, Surveillance, and Privacy
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Pages1986-1997
Number of pages12
Volume4
ISBN (Electronic)9781522571148
ISBN (Print)9781522571131
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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West, L. A., Martin, R. V., Perkins, C., Quatel, J. M., & Macgregor-Skinner, G. (2018). Opposing viewpoints on youth social media banning in the U.S. for the combatance of extremist recruiting: Constitutionality and societal implications. In Censorship, Surveillance, and Privacy: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (Vol. 4, pp. 1986-1997). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-7113-1.ch098
West, Lindsay A. ; Martin, Richard V. ; Perkins, Courtney ; Quatel, Jennifer M. ; Macgregor-Skinner, Gavin. / Opposing viewpoints on youth social media banning in the U.S. for the combatance of extremist recruiting : Constitutionality and societal implications. Censorship, Surveillance, and Privacy: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. Vol. 4 IGI Global, 2018. pp. 1986-1997
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Opposing viewpoints on youth social media banning in the U.S. for the combatance of extremist recruiting : Constitutionality and societal implications. / West, Lindsay A.; Martin, Richard V.; Perkins, Courtney; Quatel, Jennifer M.; Macgregor-Skinner, Gavin.

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West LA, Martin RV, Perkins C, Quatel JM, Macgregor-Skinner G. Opposing viewpoints on youth social media banning in the U.S. for the combatance of extremist recruiting: Constitutionality and societal implications. In Censorship, Surveillance, and Privacy: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. Vol. 4. IGI Global. 2018. p. 1986-1997 https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-7113-1.ch098