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US Military Commissions Sock Puppet Program

timothy posted more than 3 years ago | from the and-I'm-learning-chinese-says-werner-von-braun dept.

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chrb writes "The Guardian and The Telegraph are reporting that US based Ntrepid Corporation has been awarded a $2.76 million contract to develop software aimed at manipulating social media. The project aims to enable military personnel to control multiple 'sock puppets' located at a range of geographically diverse IP addresses, with the aim of spreading pro-US propaganda. The project will not target English speaking web sites (yet) but will be limited to foreign languages, including Arabic, Farsi, Urdu and Pashto. The project will be funded as part of the $200 million Operation Earnest Voice program run by US Central Command."

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Good! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35528242)

Now if we could just get internet to all of them...

Re:Good! (1)

suso (153703) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528370)

What are you talking about? Facebook is the Internet.

Re:Good! (2)

suso (153703) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528376)

Even though I was joking, I can't believe I just said that. You can ostracize me now.

Re:Good! (1)

SilentStaid (1474575) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528814)

I know that you were joking, but to many people - that is now the truth. When I talk to my youngest brothers and sisters and they say they're going to "go on the internet" they're referring to Facebook, Youtube and maybe an IM client. That's the way it is now.

I, for one, salute our new sock-puppet overlords (1)

Magada (741361) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528248)

Oh, wait... that didn't come out right.

Re:I, for one, salute our new sock-puppet overlord (2)

cappp (1822388) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528298)

Personally I think it's a fantastic idea, clearly indicative of a government that loves and cares for its people.

Cappp...translate this into Farsi when you get a chance please.

Re:I, for one, salute our new sock-puppet overlord (3, Insightful)

FatSean (18753) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528368)

Pro-USA propaganda is already planted in Iraqi news papers, this is a logical step. It's also despicable. Especially when the same government denounces these tactics when used by "the enemy".

Not with my taxes, please. Dishonourable shits.

Re:I, for one, salute our new sock-puppet overlord (5, Insightful)

August_zero (654282) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528428)

As distasteful as it is, this is hardly a new thing. Pretty much everyone in history has done this to some degree. The only real "news" is that a new mechanism is going into place, but the machinery has been there all along.

Re:I, for one, salute our new sock-puppet overlord (1)

SuricouRaven (1897204) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528548)

This is true. You can look back in the old testament and find propaganda about Israel's enemies and the terrible things they apparently did, though there is no archaeological evidence to back the claims. Same for some of the ancient egyptian inscriptions. This is just adding a new level of sophistication.

Re:I, for one, salute our new sock-puppet overlord (3, Interesting)

kilfarsnar (561956) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528914)

As distasteful as it is, this is hardly a new thing. Pretty much everyone in history has done this to some degree. The only real "news" is that a new mechanism is going into place, but the machinery has been there all along.

I agree. And yet, when I say that the US population is massively propagandized by its government, I get called a conspiracy theorist. I know the program in question is aimed at only foreigners, but we know how that can go don't we? I once heard that the difference between Soviet and American propaganda was that the Soviet people recognized it for what it was; the Americans, not so much.

Re:I, for one, salute our new sock-puppet overlord (1, Insightful)

ObsessiveMathsFreak (773371) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528474)

Not with my taxes, please. Dishonourable shits.

Yet you're perfectly happy to pay for a newspaper laden with dishonest advertisements and astroturf articles. What gives?

Re:I, for one, salute our new sock-puppet overlord (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35528484)

You can opt out of the newspaper market, I certainly have. Can't easily opt out of tax paying.

Re:I, for one, salute our new sock-puppet overlord (1)

Hazel Bergeron (2015538) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528492)

Well, it's easier to opt out of newspaper buying than tax paying.

Although I try as hard as possible to avoid both.

Re:I, for one, salute our new sock-puppet overlord (4, Insightful)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528528)

Not with my taxes, please. Dishonourable shits

Well, people are always saying they want the government "run like a business". Well, friend, "business" has been doing this sockpuppet thing for years. Go look at the web site for "New Media Strategies", the company that provides sock puppets for the Koch Brothers, among others. That's their entire business model - providing sock puppets for businesses.

Re:I, for one, salute our new sock-puppet overlord (1, Interesting)

commodore64_love (1445365) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528530)

I shared this story a few weeks ago on my Facebook page. Here were some of the responses from "typical" americans:

- "I'm sure there's more to this story than you are hearing. My friend is a soldier and he's a good person, as are his commanders."

- "You are too nuts for me. The government can be trusted."

- "I'm okay with this. Government needs to be able to root-out the terrorists inside our country."

And so on.
I am saddened.

Are you paying US taxes? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35528572)

An American would not spell "dishonorable" the way you did.

Re:Are you paying US taxes? (1)

NoSleepDemon (1521253) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528780)

Perhaps he's trying to set a good example for his peers?

Perhaps... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35528828)

but since he was railing about "dishonourable shits" spreading propaganda by pretending to be an American, I thought it would be rather ironic if he was pretending to be an American.

Re:I, for one, salute our new sock-puppet overlord (3, Insightful)

crackspackle (759472) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528660)

Pro-USA propaganda is already planted in Iraqi news papers, this is a logical step. It's also despicable. Especially when the same government denounces these tactics when used by "the enemy".

Not with my taxes, please. Dishonourable shits.

Ever heard of Voice of America [wikipedia.org] ? Same thing, different media. These aren't subliminal messages [wikipedia.org], it's propaganda created to directly counter propaganda of those who would seek to continue doing harm in any form, not necessarily just against the United States but also against the interest of humanity - think Gadhaffi for a current example. Having a problem with this is just Naiveté on your part.

Re:I, for one, salute our new sock-puppet overlord (4, Interesting)

Half-pint HAL (718102) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528912)

But Voice of America is a branded product. You tune into VoA and it tells you you're listening to VoA. It's propaganda, but it's a million miles away from sock-puppeting -- sock puppets don't tell you they're sock puppets.

Re:I, for one, salute our new sock-puppet overlord (1)

Magada (741361) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528998)

VoA? The CIA-controlled pieces of shit that flooded the airwaves with official support messages for the Prague Spring and the Basra Uprising, only to then decry the resulting slaughters of innocents?

The same VoA that was infiltrated by the KGB and the GRU, resulting in the death and imprisonment for dissidents who wrote letters to be published there? The VoA that is now illegally broadcast in the US and territories and on the Internet, in direct violation of laws stating that no military propaganda operations should be directed by the US military at US citizens?

Fuck'em. Seriously.

Also, fuck your propaganda and your mealy-mouthed "interest of humanity" bullshit. It would be in the interest of humanity if you fuckers could find a way to somehow reduce your nuclear arsenal and your military spending to sane levels and just leave everyone else right the fuck alone.

Not that I have anything against the people in the US of A, mind you - it's just that I'm really tired of this born-dead American empire of yours.

Re:I, for one, salute our new sock-puppet overlord (2, Insightful)

OakDragon (885217) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528710)

There is nothing dishonorable at all with the U.S.A. spreading pro-USA propaganda.

Re:I, for one, salute our new sock-puppet overlord (3, Interesting)

aaaaaaargh! (1150173) | more than 3 years ago | (#35529014)

Are you sure you have an idea what the term "propaganda" means? For a start, it doesn't imply any commitment to truth...

There is nothing to object to propaganda that is clearly marked as such (see above comments about "Voice of America"), but if it comes in disguise then it is, of course, dishonorable.

Re:I, for one, salute our new sock-puppet overlord (4, Insightful)

LWATCDR (28044) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528788)

Why is it dishonorable if the stories are true? People do not understand that propaganda does not have to be lies and frankly the best propaganda is the truth.

Re:I, for one, salute our new sock-puppet overlord (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35528826)

Is this all you're going to do about it? Express your chagrin on the internet?
American citizen.... you suck

Re:I, for one, salute our new sock-puppet overlord (1)

plover (150551) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528966)

I, for one, am one of your new sock puppet overlords.

Unbellythinkful (5, Funny)

Errol backfiring (1280012) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528256)

Really, calling propaganda "Operation Earnest Voice"? I think a few braincells just exploded.

Re:Unbellythinkful (3, Funny)

Magada (741361) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528270)

What would you want it to be called? "Operation Naked Truth"?

Re:Unbellythinkful (1)

AliasMarlowe (1042386) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528626)

What would you want it to be called? "Operation Naked Truth"?

Operation "Rough Penetration" might describe its intended relationship with the truth (bend over and spread 'em, citizen).
Plusgoodwise bellythinkful, verging bumthinkful. Approved fullwise.

Re:Unbellythinkful (5, Insightful)

coinreturn (617535) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528322)

Really, calling propaganda "Operation Earnest Voice"? I think a few braincells just exploded.

Actually, the name is perfect, since the name is also propaganda.

The Irony of it! (1)

pwinkeler (413102) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528258)

Calling the pro-US propaganda "Operation Earnest Voice". I wonder what is being perpetrated under the guise of "Operation Bald Faced Lies"? Seriously, how about doing good deeds and talking about them openly? Mom always said that worked best anyway.

Re:The Irony of it! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35528300)

Well, someone apparently took Minitrue as a blueprint. I'm hoping for an upgrade to the budget of Pornosec, of course.

No surprise (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35528394)

Every new spending bill or attack on individual rights is prettied up with a name that simultaneously (1) diverts attention away from the true objectives, and (2) implies that only radicals and lunatics would be opposed to it. See "PATRIOT Act" for a prime example.

But let's not lose sight of what the executives in the business of government are really after: money. There's a reason why every year government spends more, borrows more, and rakes even more cash through the power pyramid -- and it's certainly not because "the people asked for it". The bigger and more ubiquitous the business of government, the more lucrative that business is for those who know how to exploit it for personal gain.

A million here, a million there, and pretty soon you're talking about the most expensive, most powerful government AND world empire (with military bases in some 150 countries around the world) that has ever existed.

Secret op? (4, Insightful)

danbuter (2019760) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528278)

Shouldn't something like this have been kept Secret? Letting everyone know about it kind of defeats the purpose.

Re:Secret op? (1)

Magada (741361) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528316)

The operational secrecy seems un-compromised. It's not like someone provided Jihadi forum admins with a banhammer target list. I AM glad this has been exposed, mind you.

I happen to live outside the US, you see, so I really do not appreciate the thought that the US military might be taking an active, covert role in my country's political and social dialogue.

Re:Secret op? (1)

EasyTarget (43516) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528472)

"I really do not appreciate the thought that the US military might be taking an active, covert role in my country's political and social dialogue."

Glad you could join us; Welcome to the world as it has been for the last 50 years..

Re:Secret op? (1)

Magada (741361) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528808)

Direct US influence was not all that extensive in my country for at least 30 of the past 50 years, what with the Iron Curtain and everything.

Re:Secret op? (1)

chielk (2015556) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528482)

But sure they they are wery concerned with our safety.
For what orther reason would they want to build a military basis in our country than to protect us?
It seems that you hate your own people and want us to be unprepared when an evil dictator tries to take over our country.
Do you really want to sacrifice your own? We need the protection of the United States! We've always been allies with the United States!

Earnest... (2)

jeffmeden (135043) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528314)

"The project will be funded as part of the $200 million Operation Earnest Voice program run by US Central Command."

This word you are using... I do not think it means what you think it means.

Re:Earnest... (0)

clemdoc (624639) | more than 3 years ago | (#35529024)

Dear US military!
Please be so kind as to include german speaking countries, especially Austria, in your oh so earnest puppet shows. I hope your sock puppets operate during normal US business hours which would mean I'll get a couple of great laughs with breakfast.
Thank you.
BTW: Why bother, just use Fox news and Google translate.

OK for furriners (2, Insightful)

AlecC (512609) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528404)

Another case of the US feeling that it is perfectly acceptable to treat foreigners in a way that would bring outrage if it tried it on its own citizens. Such things started, and were found acceptable: in cases of outright declared war (World Wars, Korea, Vietnam), it is OK to deceive and manipulate enemy civilians. But that has been translated to being OK to do the same to all except strong allies - and it would be a small step to apply it to them. The philosophy has become that war justifies lethal force, and non-war justifies anything except lethal force.

What would the US do if another country started doing the same within the US?

Hey - maybe they have. Maybe all the appalling right-wing bigots are really Chinese sock-puppets intended to discredit the US. I have never met an American who offered those views: all the ones I meet are nice people. Perhaps the bad side of America that I hear of but never see is just a huge cyber sock puppet! Damn!

Re:OK for furriners (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35528812)

Another case of the US feeling that it is perfectly acceptable to treat foreigners in a way that would bring outrage if it tried it on its own citizens.

You think they don't covertly spew propaganda at US citizens already?

Re:OK for furriners (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35528836)

Well, the second largest shareholder of News Corp is a Saudi prince. I'm sure if anyone bothered to investigate it would be easy to find other foreign owners of propaga^W news networks.

Re:OK for furriners (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35528858)

The philosophy has become that war justifies OVERT lethal force, and non-war justifies anything except overt lethal force.

Fixed it.

Re:OK for furriners (1)

SilentStaid (1474575) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528938)

Shocking. People will do something dishonest to get something they want - news at 11.

I like to convince my superiors that if we don't upgrade a critical machine that a herd of trolls will attack the servers. (thanks Dilbert!)

Simple fact is, people manipulate people. Let's not pretend that we don't.

Re:OK for furriners (1)

dkleinsc (563838) | more than 3 years ago | (#35529030)

Another case of the US feeling that it is perfectly acceptable to treat foreigners in a way that would bring outrage if it tried it on its own citizens.

Waddaya mean, "if it tried it"? There's tons of propaganda from the US government aimed at US citizens, from the most obvious (e.g. White House news briefings) to the not-so-obvious (e.g. describing generals on Pentagon payroll as "independent analysts" who just happen to have a pro-war viewpoint), to the downright illegal (e.g. agents provocateur to start violence in otherwise peaceful protests).

Holy shit-snacks.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35528444)

In the voice of Pam from "Archer" .... "no one will ever know."

USA government controls the media, news at 11 (-1, Troll)

happyslasher2 (2019574) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528454)

And corps & government controls all mass media now.>br/> Look, a detailed table [blog.com] of whom really controls each media company in USA,
and (hint) government has much more control that corporations.

Goatse Link (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35528918)

(But, I must say, it certainly reflects the overall quality of the media and government.)

PROTIP: If you can understand the program name.. (3, Insightful)

amanicdroid (1822516) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528460)

If you can understand an intended meaning to a US operation or program name then it's public persuasion / propaganda.

MKUltra: WTF
Operation Overlord / Neptune: WTF

Operation Iraqi Freedom: propaganda

Re:PROTIP: If you can understand the program name. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35528738)

Operation Iraqi Freedom: propaganda

I can't believe people write anti-American rubbish like this. You should be ashamed of yourself. Operation Iraqi Freedom was responsible for the liberation of millions and millions of Iraqi barrels of oil. Those barrels of oil were languishing, captive, until the US and UK and a few other assorted countries came to their rescue. How many were freed wasn't exactly counted - Haliburton and co pumped and filled, but accidentally forgot to record how many they pumped etc for a while. But it was millions and millions.

Job well done, I say. Freedom for all Iraqi barrels of oil.

For another viewpoint... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35528490)

What is wrong with propaganda if you're telling the truth? Slashdot folks seem to be assuming that the word "propaganda" means that one is intentionally deceiving others. This is not necessarily true. Propaganda can involve deception, but not necessarily.

Re:For another viewpoint... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35528750)

Did you read the summery? Deception is the name of the game.

Military Intelligence - the oxymoron strikes (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35528494)

Of couse, because we want people demanding democracy to be ignored as US sock puppets so that favoured Tyrants can stay in power - WTF??

Then again, if they don't hurry up with this,
the world will soon be one big happy family of democracies,
holding hands and singing hosanna - and the Military will have no justifiable reason to exist.

Yes, I can see why they might want this urgently - not so stupid after all,
just self interested and a bit evil.

Earnest? (1)

severn2j (209810) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528500)

What exactly is so 'earnest' about creating multiple fake identities and using them to spread propaganda in order manipulate public opinion?

Re:Earnest? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35528608)

Maybe its just one of their puppet characters thats called Earnest (Or Earnie) There might also be Bert and Elmo...

Hey Vern, how ya doin? (1)

witherstaff (713820) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528926)

Ernest : Hey Vern, have ya heard how great that there US of A is? I mean I used ta think they were not all that but now they're gosh darn good neighbors. We should stop over with some cold ones, KnowhutImean?

Hmm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35528510)

Wasnt there some ideas floating around that they already were manipulating social media, maybe this is just to make us think this kind of thing doesnt already exist?

The best propaganda... (0)

boarder8925 (714555) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528520)

You know, there's a much easier way to get these people to stop hating us: Stop occupying their lands and killing their brethren.

Re:The best propaganda... (1)

SuricouRaven (1897204) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528618)

That would help, but it's not going to remove the late a lot. There is just some natural cultural antagonism, particually with the more strictly Islamic countries. Even if the US had no involvement there at all, they would still consider it an abhorent and evil country for treating women as equals and allowing adulterers to live.

Budget (0)

damicatz (711271) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528536)

And you wonder why the country has no money when they waste it on stuff like this. This is why people hate the US. It is the height of hubris to think that we have the right to go and tell other people what values they have to have. It is the height of hubris to think that the entire world should share in those values and that they should have to share in those. And people wonder why the US keeps getting attacked.

I was hoping for muppets (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35528540)

And here I was getting excited that the military was supporting the arts.

Israel has been doing this for years (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35528546)

Ever get those "Well, that's what happens when terrorists fire rockets at civilians" posts whenever someone criticizes the Israeli military for massacring civilians? Yep, that's the good old propaganda machine firing up its sockpuppets.

I'd like to believe that all of the credulous posts (those like "Well, we should keep them incarcerated forever just in case they ARE terrorists!") are also coming from the propaganda machines, but some people really seem to be that stupid.

Why Such Strong Reactions Agains US Military (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35528622)

I really think this whole idea may be misunderstood. I think we should give the US military some credit for trying to preserve world peace.

Re:Why Such Strong Reactions Agains US Military (1)

xmorg (718633) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528854)

preserve your version of world peace, except in
Saudi Arabia
Bahrain
Iran
Somalia
Rwandana

This is a good idea! (1)

boristdog (133725) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528628)

And bully for the good old US of A, the bastion of democracy and goodness, for coming up with it!

I, and all of my attractive, intelligent and clever friends agree with this! You should agree as well!

Re:This is a good idea! (2)

Chrisq (894406) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528850)

And bully for the good old US of A, the bastion of democracy and goodness, for coming up with it!

I, and all of my attractive, intelligent and clever friends agree with this! You should agree as well!

Absolutely. Let us all lay down our arms, convert to Christianity and promise to uphold copyright law.

Re:This is a good idea! (1)

Chrisq (894406) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528892)

Yes, I for one am going to lay down my arms, convert to Christianity and uphold copyright law. Lets all do it together.

GeorgiaStoneMasons, 'chosen ones', in cahoots? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35528686)

the GSM get their tiny (ie; selfish, stingy, eugenatic, fake math) .5
billion remaining population, & the money/weapons/vaccine/deception/fake
'weather' alchemist/genetically altered nazi mutant goon exchangers, get
us? yikes

the 'fog' is lifting? more chariots will be needed?

ALL (uninfactdead) MOMMYS......

If you're anti-american... (2)

FlapHappy (937803) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528696)

...you should probably ignore all of those friend requests you are suddenly getting.

So when should we expect sock puppets here? (2)

morikahnx (1323841) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528784)

Is site considered on US soil, or should we start expecting military trolls here soon?

Re:So when should we expect sock puppets here? (1)

FlapHappy (937803) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528870)

I doubt they'll ever make their way here. Slash-dotters aren't against the US, but against stupidity in many forms (that just tends to be our leading export)...and Apple.

Re:So when should we expect sock puppets here? (0)

cocoajunkie (2003028) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528950)

Uhm, I am already skeptical enough of the security consultants calling Wikileaks "traitors" on LinkedIn and repeating the same tiresome Foxnews spew word by word. These folks might have been doing some tests on the field already. Or was that is just normally occurring obtuseness?

Re:So when should we expect sock puppets here? (3, Funny)

Abstrackt (609015) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528994)

Nah, the military is way too busy defending our freedoms and improving the world we live in to spend time posting on Slashdot!

(This message brought to you by the US military)

The project will not target (1)

mdsolar (1045926) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528830)

The project will not target English language web sites. That is where the beta testing is done.

Re:The project will not target (1)

Half-pint HAL (718102) | more than 3 years ago | (#35529028)

The project will not target English language web sites.

Well that's me avoiding Lolcatz from now on.

I haz invadid ur cuntree and set u up da bom!

Budget problems? What budget problems? (5, Insightful)

osgeek (239988) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528898)

There's $200 million that should come directly out of the defense budget.

I know that this kind of shit can be done. I know that it could be useful to "win".

But jesus fraggin' christ... do we have to go there first? Do we have to piss on our own credibility at every turn?

Re:Budget problems? What budget problems? (1)

walterbyrd (182728) | more than 3 years ago | (#35529026)

$200 million is dirt cheap. If this can prevent, even a very small amount of US military action, it's way more than worth it.

Congress will put a stop to this. (1)

VGPowerlord (621254) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528906)

Congress will do its best to put a stop to this...

as soon as the cheques from Facebook and News Corp clear.

Re:Congress will put a stop to this. (1)

Nameisyoung007 (1009935) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528996)

That depends... A passed budget would be nice. I honestly don't think that a FY2011 budget will ever happen (It will just stay at Continuing Resolutions until the FY12 budget gets hashed out). Power of the purse is the best way for the congress to reign in the programs it doesn't like. (campaign donations don't seem to hurt what gets chopped/saved either)

Let's be fair (2)

walterbyrd (182728) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528980)

Considering the source, I think it's fair to assume that this news has an anti-military slant.

Also, could this be considered "counter propaganda?" A lot of people get a lot of misinformation about the USA, often from official sources. There is no way for the US to defend itself in the government controlled media of those countries.

I like this sort of action a lot better than dropping bombs, or rolling tanks.

I want them! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35529000)

I* don't care if it is fake, please make some of them(persona) with big boobs and probably naked(to make it look more real).

Oh... and make them cute and nerdy. As for the non-English speaking part .. I swear to my last name that /.'ers are strictly non-English speakers(proof: "comments").

* an excited non-English speaker.

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  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
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