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The war on terrorism goes online: media and government response to first post-internet crisis

This paper investigates the multifaceted role that the Internet has played in the initial phases of the equally multifaceted campaign against global terrorist networks in what Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld calls this "so-called war." It is an effort that, necessarily, seeks to evaluate a moving target. Nevertheless, some the unique aspects of the post 9-11 Internet environment were already evident three months after the attacks.

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