Using social media to better understand and respond to migration from a security and humanitarian perspective

The section explores ways in which open source information, and specifically social media can be used in order to improve the understanding and response of security practitioners in the field of migration. Topics include advantages and disadvantages of using information from social media for law-enforcement/intelligence-related purposes as well as an in-depth exploration of the type of insights that social media content can provide to security practitioners. The main emphasis is on the analytical component (e.g. integrating open-source information into intelligence analysis products addressing migration), though the challenges of data collection are also briefly addressed (e.g. building a directory of sources, source verification). In addition to identifying practices and useful resources this section also discusses different applications of using open source information for migration-related analysis.

OSINT and human trafficking

Labour exploitation victims are often recruited through online job advertisements; These advertisements are not only published on classified job websites but also posted and circulated

Read More »

OSINT and human smuggling

Social media is also employed to connect migrants with smugglers; Human smugglers have developed numerous alternative migration networks and informal national and international contacts to

Read More »

Migration-Related Risks Caused by Misconceptions of Opportunities and Requirement

MIRROR has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation action program under grant agreement No 832921.

© All rights reserved