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When things go wrong fingers get pointed – is this fair?

In the wake of a brutal killing and beheading of a French teacher in October for his ‘crime’ of showing the Muhammad cartoons, a report has come out saying French security and intelligence services failed to “appreciate the gravity of the defamatory campaign on social media against the teacher”. 

In other words, the French blew it.  Or did they?  Borealis discusses what the real world of monitoring online hate is all about.

By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Programme Director for the Security, Economics and Technology (SET) hub at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of five books on terrorism.

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