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Does media coverage of terrorist activities promote public safety or assist terrorist groups in spreading fear? (A Minimum of 150 Words)

REPLY TO MY CLASSMATE RESPONSE TO THE ABOVE QUESTIONS AND EXPLAIN WHY YOU AGREE? 

                                                                 CLASSMATE’S POST

Terrorist groups will use social media to their advantage. They will use the media to help them generate attention and help support their cause. Osama Bin Laden used the media for his advantage and was able to attract several other groups within his campaign to attack the United States. The terrorist groups will use whatever they can get their hands on to attract the attention that they are looking for (Lumaca & Gray, 2011). Technology has well advanced since the earlier years when terrorist groups have started doing attacks at different locations in the world. 

          Terrorist groups did not always have the internet or television to help propagate their organization or have a way to recruit others to be a part of their group. They would continue to kidnap and do assassinations are still their norm, but they will always create violence if they have a way of carrying out their mission. There are some groups that will use movies to help them with their cause. This has helped them to use it as a recruitment tool and the experience directly attributed to the movie by training. 

          The news media is another area that contributes to the cause as well. The terrorist wants a large audience and they have learned over the years that they can use the media to their advantage (Lumaca & Gray, 2011). By committing these violent acts, they will draw attention from everywhere and this would be delivered around the world. The terrorist will also plan their operations that would shock and intimidate others by their acts of violence and will capture the attention of the media and then the public. The government will end up getting involved by seeing this. There are some terrorist groups who own their own television station to help promote their cause as well. Most of these are in the Middle East (Lumaca & Gray, 2011). 

                                                                 Reference:

Lumaca, S., & Gray, D. (2011). The Media as an Enabler for Acts of Terrorism. Retrieved from     

           http://globalsecuritystudies.com/Media.pdf 

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