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Saturday, July 23, 2011

INTERNATIONAL TERROR: Pentagon to monitor ‘new battleground’ of social media!

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July 22, 2011 / ANI, Washington / DC.

Pentagon to monitor ‘new battleground’ of social media

The Pentagon is asking experts to help figure out how to detect and counter propaganda on social media networks in the aftermath of the Arab uprising.
The US military's high-tech research wing, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has sent a request for experts to look at 'a new science of social networks' that would attempt to get ahead of the curve of events unfolding on new media.
The program aims to track ‘purposeful or deceptive messaging and misinformation" in social networks and to pursue’. According to DARPA's request for proposals issued on July 14, the program will also help ‘counter messaging of detected adversary influence operations’, The Telegraph reports.
Some senior US officials have spoken of the need to better track unrest revealed in social networks and to look for ways to shape outcomes in the Arab world through Twitter, Facebook or YouTube.

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