ISiM – Special Lecture - 10
Date & Time : 19th January 2010, 12:30pm to 1:30pm.
Topic : Information Control and Terrorism: Tracking the Mumbai Terrorist Attack through Twitter
Venue : International School of Information Management (ISiM), University of Mysore.
Special Lecture Report
Special Lecture on “Information Control and Terrorism: Tracking the Mumbai Terrorist Attack through Twitter” by Dr. H. Raghav Rao Professor of Management Science and Systems, University at Buffalo, was organized by ISiM on January 19,2010 at 12.30 PM.
a free social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to
send and read messages (tweets) of up to 140 characters and can be forwarded
to other people just like
Drawing excerpts from, “Mumbai Terrorist Attack: Dossier of Evidence (2009)” and “26/11 Mumbai Attacked", Edited by Harinder Baweja, Roli, 2009, Prof. Rao evidenced that the terrorists , through synchronous monitoring of Twitter and other live media established the situational awareness (SA). SA is being citied as one of the facts that enabled terrorists to hold their grounds for three days. Citing another example from the book, 26/11 Mumbai Attacked, wherein, a certain Pakistani handler monitoring the media alerts and commands the on-spot terrorists that the media were aware that they were hiding in room number 360 and 361. He further instructs them to relocate to another holding position and also to destroy any cameras in the building.
audience - a mix of students, academics, journalists and persons from the
police and army participated in the lively discussions that followed the
talk. Some among the audience also opined that the media should be banned
from telecasting the proceeding Live, to which
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