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message 1: by Jonathan (last edited Feb 18, 2011 02:12PM) (new)

Jonathan Lopez | 4728 comments Strange story about the U.S. military contracting to have people manage false online identities:

http://ca.gawker.com/5764551/why-is-t...


I've heard of marketing and PR firms doing things like this to promote products. But what would the military be promoting--a political agenda maybe? Or are they trying to gather intelligence somehow?


message 2: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) That's just crazy.


message 3: by Jonathan (last edited Feb 18, 2011 02:15PM) (new)

Jonathan Lopez | 4728 comments Oh, sorry. I didn't mean to offend our TC sock-puppet contingent. I was using the term in the colloquial sense.


message 4: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Uh huh.


message 5: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments Barb wrote: "They're not real sock puppets then? That's no fun."

I do like muppets.


message 6: by janine (new)

janine | 7715 comments *takes notes then sneaks out of the room*


message 7: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Lopez | 4728 comments A spy!


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

I have always suspected Janine.


message 9: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24099 comments Mod
It's a smart idea, given that so much terrorist organizing and recruiting goes on online. It's probably intelligence gathering and propaganda dissemination. You have to wonder what took them so long...


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