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The U.S. Central Command says its new “Persona” social media "infiltration" software is designed to cozy up to extremist bloggers overseas, not law-abiding Americans chatting on Facebook or similar sites.
Earlier this month, the Web buzzed with a report that the software was designed to “manage ‘fake people’ on social media sites and create the illusion of consensus on controversial issues,” implying that the Defense Department was targeting critics of the war in Afghanistan and other conflicts.
Further compounding a sinister view of the software was the discovery of e-mai
"keep us safe", and not actually being used AGAINST us.
Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
Here comes the predictable SPIN and DAMAGE CONTROL, to convince us all that these "proxy personna" programs are to "keep us safe", and not actually being used AGAINST us.
Anybody actually BUYING that?