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Social Media Intelligence

Written by DFM Team

Social Media Intelligence (SOCMINT)

In a previous article (Issue 37 of this publication), we’ve introduced the term Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and discussed how it may be used to support intelligence requirements. OSINT refers to all the information that is publicly available, many estimates show that 90 percent of useful information acquired by intelligence services comes from public sources (in other words, OSINT sources). OSINT sources are distinguished from other forms of intelligence because they must be legally accessible by the public without breaching any copyright, patents or privacy laws. That’s why they are considered “publicly available.”

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