Trying to predict the next threat – #OccupyWallStreet social media monitoring

The SLIC analysis of over one million social media posts in the U.S. indicates significant increases in:

Social media activity from Occupy supporters and activists promoting physical destruction and violent action

  • Direct and specific threats from Occupy “hacktivist” groups against specific financial and law enforcement targets
  • Funding and support from national labor unions including the AFL-CIO, SEIU, Transit Workers Union, United Auto Workers, and the United Federation of Teachers
  • Support from community organizations, including, ACORN, and Rebuild the Dream
  • Social media posts, videos and images specifically targeting an expanding list of corporate entities and the wealthy, specifically 1) all financial institutions that issue mortgages, foreclosures, and student loans and 2) all corporate entities that received bailout money or government subsidies, pay high executive salaries or bonuses, or are perceived to be paying exceedingly low taxes.

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