The Propaganda of the 21st Century: Fake Social Media Identities to Spread Pro-American Propaganda

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Mon, Mar 21st, 2011 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

With the goal of spreading pro-American propaganda and influence internet conversations, the US military is now moving towards manipulating social media sites:

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 US military says it is not targeting Twitter, Facebook or any US-based website, but mostly online communities where the languages used include Arabic, Farsi, Urdu and Pashto.

It's a brilliant plan. And by making the news public, it may cause even more doubt and confusion among existing websites that will be affected by this.

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