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    Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    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.
    The project has been likened by web experts to China's attempts to control and restrict free speech on the internet. Critics are likely to complain that it will allow the US military to create a false consensus in online conversations, crowd out unwelcome opinions and smother commentaries or reports that do not correspond with its own objectives.
    The discovery that the US military is developing false online personalities – known to users of social media as "sock puppets" – could also encourage other governments, private companies and non-government organisations to do the same.


    Read more @: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media | Technology | The Guardian

    Looks like we have our own "IDF internet" army coming our way. No that wasnt some "anti-Jew" joke, that was simply stating the the IDF kinda already does this and it seems like we are following their path.


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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Psyops is nothing new. nor is people being paid to post on the internet to try to influence others.

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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Psyops is nothing new. nor is people being paid to post on the internet to try to influence others.
    How do you know?
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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media | Technology | The Guardian

    Looks like we have our own "IDF internet" army coming our way. No that wasnt some "anti-Jew" joke, that was simply stating the the IDF kinda already does this and it seems like we are following their path. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Just take a look at some of the members that frequent this message board. When you Google certain terms looking for a place to talk about politics, this place is one of the most popular and is on the first page of results.

    If you're interested, you should read this: http://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/files/387.pdf

    EDIT: This is Petraeus' testimony before the Senate Armed Service Committee: http://www.armed-services.senate.gov...2003-16-10.pdf
    The program he talks about: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Earnest_Voice
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    The more this government proves Alex Jones right, the more I am terrified...
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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    How do you know?
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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    So, who here is a government shill?

    (looks around suspiciously)
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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    How do you know?
    How do I know which?

    I know psyops exist because I know people who did it in the army.

    I know that people get paid to post things on the internet because the internet tells me so and if it is on the internet then it is true (hint: google it)

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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    "We are all, steak"

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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    There's only one way to counter this nefarious plan. Everyone needs to make socks, lots of 'em.

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