№2, 2016

Yadigar N. Imamverdiyev

Social media is not only a convenient platform of communication and file sharing, but also a socio-political impact and management tool, and an arena of confrontation and information warfare. Depending on the purposes of its users, social media can create a range of national security threats. The article describes a number of risk scenarios of the social media that can pose a threat to national security, and analyzes the methods of creating bots - the fake actors and managing them, and the experience of certain countries in this area. The article provides information on the available online services that can be used for social media monitoring and analysis (pp.18-23).

Keywords:social media, national security, social media monitoring, social media analytics, information influence, information warfare.
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