Social Media & the Spectrum of Modern Conflict

Co-hosted by the School of Media, Film and Journalism and the Faculty of Arts, Monash University, and the Strategic Plans Branch of the Australian Army

For those serving in the military it is an axiom that the character of war is constantly changing. The increasing use of social media in conflict, particularly by organisations such as Daesh, offers compelling evidence of this. The Australian Army recognises that if it is to counter the use of social media by adversaries or incorporate it into its own way of war it must learn more about it.

This symposium enabled Army to learn more about and better respond to the challenge of military operations in the social media space. Academics working in the social media space explored how theories about new media play out at the sharp end of radicalisation and conflict, traced the practical applications of their work and explored new opportunities for collaboration and applied research.

Date Friday 13 November
Time 9:00am – 5:00pm
Location Building H, H8.05
Caulfield campus