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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    These sockpuppets may turn out to be quite useful, actually.
    In what way?

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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Damn I been found out. lol

    Of course they do this it's not unlike the FBI talking some fool into building a bomb then busting him or her.

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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    I absolutely support this.

    Its about time we see signs of our military actually adapting to the internet world we live in. Anything that has our military/defense agencies harnessing current technologies to better do its duties is a good thing in my eyes. The last thing we want to do is slag behind with regards to cyber warfare and this simply tells me we're attempting not to let that happen...or happen more than it already is.

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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I absolutely support this.

    Its about time we see signs of our military actually adapting to the internet world we live in. Anything that has our military/defense agencies harnessing current technologies to better do its duties is a good thing in my eyes. The last thing we want to do is slag behind with regards to cyber warfare and this simply tells me we're attempting not to let that happen...or happen more than it already is.
    I do actually agree with you. The internet is a powerful weapon, both to organize terror and to commit economic terrorism. I suppose the usual political correctness rules wouldn't apply to who and what these cyber drones pay attention to?

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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Do you understand that these kinds of activities would be utilized in OTHER COUNTRIES, not directed at U.S. citizens.
    Wellll, in theory.

    As far as I know, PR, persuasion, psyops would work as well on us as it would on other countries. So we would have to take their "word" that they wouldn't use it on us. It's even illegal. But I seem to recall a cute young private from the invasion phase in Iraq who was most assuredly NOT "rescued by brave commandos at great risk to life and limb. The least they could do for one of their own, who had fought til her last bullet."

    Not even close.

    And as the rescue video was taken by the military, and provided by them, it begs the question:
    Was the Jessica Lynch fabrication a violation of the law prohibiting the use of psyops or public diplomacy that targets American citizens?

    Just thought of this last night. Seemed relevant here.

    AFAIK, history is devoid of examples of a power that could be abused not being abused evenually, even when the power was created by good people for good reasons. Nature of the beast, I guess.

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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Do you understand that these kinds of activities would be utilized in OTHER COUNTRIES, not directed at U.S. citizens.
    And you're so sure of this how? Because the government says so... right?
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    A Californian corporation has been awarded a contract with United States Central Command (Centcom), which oversees US armed operations in the Middle East and Central Asia, to develop what is described as an "online persona management service" that will allow one US serviceman or woman to control up to 10 separate identities based all over the world.
    that's nothing. I'm a military member and i already have at least 5 persona's. one here, another forum, a blog, a magazine site, and my facebook account.

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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    So much tinfoil in this thread that my TV started flickering.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshabar View Post
    Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media | Technology | The Guardian

    My question is will the sock puppets be pro-Amerikan or pro-American??
    Now that is "Change you can Believe in!"

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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

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    True, hzlnut, thanks to Americans who objected to the plan. Now will these stealth drones be shutting down Conservative opposition to Obama's fundamental transformation and supporting the growth of government control over the lives of individuals?
    LOLZ If you were to look deeper and closely at Obama's economic, foreign policy, and domestic initiatives (as well as who advises him), you'd see that Obama is center right rather than center left.
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