[LINK] Sock puppet software...

Stilgherrian stil at stilgherrian.com
Fri Mar 18 15:18:01 AEDT 2011

On 18/03/2011, at 1:59 PM, Ivan Trundle wrote:
> "The US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter 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."
> (...read more online...)
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/mar/17/us-spy-operation-social-networks

The story itself is not particularly new, as my colleague Bernard Keane wrote earlier today.

"Sockpuppets and screengrabs make for more fun for Anonymous"


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