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Key Terms

Eco-terrorists are individuals or groups who oppose environmental policies or actions of governments and private companies, and who use a variety of methods to hinder or halt projects or operations.

Sovereign citizens are anti-government extremists who believe that even though they physically reside in this country, they are separate or “sovereign” from the United States. Thus, they believe that they don’t have to answer to any government authority, including the courts, taxing entities, motor vehicle departments, or law enforcement.

Special interest terrorism is an act of violence or destruction by extremist special interest groups seeking to address specific issues and to influence segments of society, including the general public, to change attitudes about issues considered important to their causes.

Seminar Discussion Topics

Discussion topics for graduate- or professional-level seminars

  • ? What experience have seminar participants had in situations where social media warfare tactics were used to spread hate or threaten people? How were those incidents handled?
  • ? What experience have seminar participants had with special interest organizations that used social media warfare tactics of any type and for any reason?
  • ? How would seminar participants deal with hate group postings under different circumstances? Professional? Personal? Family?
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