Three-dimensional plastic representations of the Twitter, Facebook and YouTube logos in front of a flag of so-called Islamic State, displayed in the Bosnian city of Zenica, on February 3 last year. Terrorist groups rely heavily on social media and the internet to spread jihadist propaganda. Photo: Reuters

Why Theresa May’s call to arms on terrorism via social media could be blocked by reality

Daniel Wagner says cyberterrorists are shape-shifting entities in an anonymous, borderless world where they change tactics at will, putting them virtually out of reach of any law enforcement or intelligence net

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Three-dimensional plastic representations of the Twitter, Facebook and YouTube logos in front of a flag of so-called Islamic State, displayed in the Bosnian city of Zenica, on February 3 last year. Terrorist groups rely heavily on social media and the internet to spread jihadist propaganda. Photo: Reuters
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Daniel Wagner

Daniel Wagner

Daniel Wagner is CEO of Country Risk Solutions and a widely published author on current affairs and risk management. He has published seven books and more than 700 articles. His latest book is The America-China Divide. He holds master's degrees in international relations from the University of Chicago and in international management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix. He received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from Richmond College in London. He can be reached at: daniel.wa[email protected]