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    Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Military's 'sock puppet' software creates fake online identities to spread pro-American propaganda
    The US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media sites by using fake online personas to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda.

    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.
    Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media | Technology | The Guardian

    My question is will the sock puppets be pro-Amerikan or pro-American??

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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Yep, couple threads on this. Kane had mentioned it. Bring them on I say. :rolls up sleeves:

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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??
    Yep, read this on Common Dreams last night. This is not good.
    "And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness."

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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Oh, sorry I should have looked harder.

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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??
    Only one of the two exists in reality? The other is a far-right talking point fantasy popular with fans of Glenn Beck.

    I have yet to meet the American, left, right, or center, who was not PRO-American. He may be disappointed and critical of government. He may be able to acknowledge the less-than-pround moments in our history. But in the end, he believes in and loves his country.

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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Yep, read this on Common Dreams last night. This is not good.
    I'm not convinced sock puppets could overwhelm the pure passion that drives people to get the news and want tospread it and butt heads about it. I think people who've done this for awhile develop a good BS detector.

    Because I researched Barack Obama and was seriously concerned about what he and his pals could do to this country I chose to spend a lot of time on the internet trying to share my concerns. Seems like tens of thousands of people had the same idea. I believe these efforts have resulted in Barack Obama being more transparent than he would have wished. Nobody had to pay me to do this. My husband shares my concerns and he's glad to see me online digging and ranting.

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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Do you understand that these kinds of activities would be utilized in OTHER COUNTRIES, not directed at U.S. citizens.

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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Only one of the two exists in reality? The other is a far-right talking point fantasy popular with fans of Glenn Beck.

    I have yet to meet the American, left, right, or center, who was not PRO-American. He may be disappointed and critical of government. He may be able to acknowledge the less-than-pround moments in our history. But in the end, he believes in and loves his country.


    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?

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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.
    This administration seems more interested in their war at home.

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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshabar View Post
    Because I researched Barack Obama and was seriously concerned about what he and his pals could do to this country I chose to spend a lot of time on the internet trying to share my concerns.
    This administration seems more interested in their war at home.
    These sockpuppets may turn out to be quite useful, actually.

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