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US military taps 'sock puppets'
Fake personas on social websites to manipulate and influence opinion

Fielding, Nick; Cobain, Ian; Rushe, Dominic
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/mar/17/us-spy-operation-social-networks

Publisher:  The Guardian
Date Written:  25/03/2011
Year Published:  2011  
Pages:  1pp  
Resource Type:  Article

A new $2.76 million dollar 'counter-terrorism' initiative to create a pro-America online presence using fake online personas is underway. These interventions will not be conducted in English or on American sites, but will be Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, and Pashtu speaking "sock-puppets".

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