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Wednesday, 02 April 2008 11:43

U.S. wants to hire bloggers for propaganda

Written by Nick Farell

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Hearts and minds battle


U.S. Special Operations Command is thinking of  "clandestinely recruiting or hiring prominent bloggers" for propaganda purposes.

A 2006 report for the Joint Special Operations University. which has been found by Wired. said that co-opting bloggers, or even putting them on the payroll was a good method of propaganda.

It suggests hiring a block of bloggers to verbally attack a specific person or promote a specific message.There is no indication that the USSPC took the advice.

More here.

Last modified on Wednesday, 02 April 2008 18:17

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