Sunday, October 21, 2012

Are US Taxpayers paying US Special Ops Command to discredit credible bloggers?

"Quoting Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman:

" has uncovered a 2006 study, written for the US Special Operations Command that suggests the military should clandestinely recruit or hire prominent bloggers.

The report stated, quote" "Hiring a block of bloggers to verbally attack a specific person or promote a specific message may be worth considering."

The report also suggested that the Pentagon hack blogs which are antithetical to US interests.

The report stated, quote: "Hacking the site and subtly changing the messages and data -- merely a few words or phrases -- may be sufficient to begin destroying the blogger's credibility with the audience."