Most people use social media like Facebook and Twitter to share photos of friends and family, chat with friends and strangers about random and amusing diversions, or follow their favorite websites, bands and television shows.
But what does the US military use those same networks for? Well, we cant tell you: Thats classified, a CENTCOM spokesman recently informed Raw Story.
One use thats confirmed, however, is the manipulation of social media through the use of fake online personas managed by the military. Recently the US Air Force had solicited private sector vendors for something called persona management software. Such a technology would allow single individuals to command virtual armies of fake, digital people across numerous social media portals.
These personas were to have detailed, fictionalized backgrounds, to make them believable to outside observers, and a sophisticated identity protection service was to back them up, preventing suspicious readers from uncovering the real person behind the account. They even worked out ways to game geolocating services, so these personas could be virtually inserted anywhere in the world, providing ostensibly live commentary on real events, even while the operator was not really present.
When Raw Story first reported on the contract for this software, it was unclear what the Air Force wanted with it or even if it had been acquired. The potential for misuse, however, was abundantly clear.
A fake virtual army of people could be used to help create the impression of consensus opinion in online comment threads, or manipulate social media to the point where valuable stories are suppressed.
Ultimately, this can have the effect of causing a net change to the publics opinions and understanding of key world events.
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