15 Years Of Terror

15 Years Of Terror

SBS  |  January 15, 2017
Classification: Mature Classification: Mature
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On September 11, 2001, an unimaginable horror unfolded that devastated the United States and the rest of the world. Fifteen years later we are still gripped by terror, but it has transformed. Attacks have been coming fast and furious, but they are no longer commanded by a central entity. This is terrorism in the age of the Internet: crowd-sourced violence. This gripping documentary investigates the psychology of terrorists and examines how radical organisations use modern propaganda and social media to cultivate an army of self-radicalised killers. This program goes inside the minds of this new breed of terrorist to define the new techniques and technologies that can be utilised to help law enforcement cope with this elusive threat and to figure out how psychology and technology can be leveraged to end this dreadful cycle of terror.

On September 11, 2001, an unimaginable horror unfolded that devastated the United States and the rest of the world. Fifteen years later we are still gripped by terror, but it has transformed. Attacks have been coming fast and furious, but they are no longer commanded by a central entity. This is terrorism in the age of the Internet: crowd-sourced violence. This gripping documentary investigates the psychology of terrorists and examines how radical organisations use modern propaganda and social media to cultivate an army of self-radicalised killers. This program goes inside the minds of this new breed of terrorist to define the new techniques and technologies that can be utilised to help law enforcement cope with this elusive threat and to figure out how psychology and technology can be leveraged to end this dreadful cycle of terror.

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