Terrorist groups exploit social media, ICTs to fund activities

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Delphine Schantz, Senior legal officer, UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate. Photo:Priyanka Shankar

Terrorist groups are exploiting all the new social media platforms and communication technologies to expand and fund their activities, according to a representative from the UN's Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED).

Delphine Schantz, one of CTED's legal officers stated that internet sites and "crowdfunding" platforms are being misused to buy weapons online and raise funds for other terrorist purposes.

Crowdfunding is a method of raising money for a project, from a large group of people through the internet.

Priyanka Shankar spoke to Ms Schantz about the threat of terrorist groups, abusing information and communication technologies for their own purpose.

Duration: 4'52"

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