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Don’t @ me, bro: the need for social media on the battlefield

U.S. Army engineers are arguing that Facebook and Twitter could be leveraged for use on the front lines of battle, providing valuable information on the “pulse of the population.” “You want to understand the people that are being affected, the mood of the civilian population and the impact our operations might have on the mood…every action that the Army takes can possibly have a collateral effect on the civilian population, and social media gives us the means to understand that effect.” Other countries such as Israel have also leveraged social media for operations, preventing 250 terrorist attacks in 2018 through extensive use of social media analysis. 

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