HOW SOCIAL MEDIA FUNDRAISING CAN SKIRT THE RULES ON FUNDRAISING FOR TERRORIST ORGANISATIONS

On 27th August, a post on Bellingcat said that an ostensibly independent activist group has been boosting Hezbollah messaging and fundraising on social media — and this is occurring amid increased scrutiny of Hezbollah’s use of Facebook and other platforms.  A report in the New York Times said that Hezbollah, Hamas, and Al-Shabaab post non-violent content such as images of “festive parades and religious celebrations”, which allows the groups to “proliferate largely unchecked on social media”.

https://www.bellingcat.com/news/2019/08/27/hashtaggers-for-hezbollah-how-social-media-fundraising-can-skirt-the-rules/

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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