How can social media be leveraged to successfully counter violent extremism?

Science and Research:
The PAST Fusion Cell conducted a literature review and analysis of existing research  pertaining to countering violent extremism (CVE) through leveraging social media. The literature review addressed strategies across the spectrum and how social media can be leveraged to enhance CVE efforts including recommendations for improvement and identification of research gaps.

Practice:
Utilizing information gathered from the literature review, P.A.S.T Fusion Cell staff will develop a social media strategy, best practices guide, and social media implementation plan. A process will be provided for the Public Affairs Academy to deliver CVE targeted training for organizations to implement and integrate best practices.