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Military Report: Secretly 'Recruit or Hire Bloggers'


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- 4129 days ago - blog.wired.com
A study, written for U.S. Special Operations Command, suggested "clandestinely recruiting or hiring prominent bloggers."



   

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 1, 2008, 12:10 pm

Thanks, Binky. This is in keeping with the home page of the U.S. Air Force which stated that part of their mission is dominance of cyberspace.

"...hiring a block of bloggers to verbally attack a specific person or promote a specific message may be worth considering. On the other hand, such operations can have a blowback effect, as witnessed by the public reaction following revelations that the U.S. military had paid journalists to publish stories in the Iraqi press under their own names..."

Care2 is particularly vulnerable to pro-war propagandists and military disinformation specialists posing as supporters of various causes who just happen, for personal reasons, to support war.

War is the business of killing. War kills people, children, animals, trees, and destroys everything it can. Caring people do not support war -- not for revenge or retaliation, not for religions or political purposes, and not out of fear. People who care about life do not support war.

The best defense is to keep in mind that no matter how lovable and sympathetic a person may seem, and no matter how progressive their cause, if they support war, they are not what they pretend to be.

Peace.
 

Doris N (245)
Tuesday April 1, 2008, 6:21 pm
Well said, Mark - thanks!
 

Marian E (152)
Tuesday April 1, 2008, 11:20 pm

Reminds me of some of the Nixon shenanigans. In the end it
didn't go well.

Thank you.
 

Jim Phillips (3247)
Wednesday April 2, 2008, 1:26 am
" People do not like to be deceived, and the price of being exposed is lost credibility and trust."

There are some very interesting and readable links in the visit site at the bottom of the page.

TY, Binky.
 
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