US steps up cyber propaganda war

Pentagon’s new software to spread positive messages raises legal and moral concerns.

The US military is developing software that would allow its personnel to use multiple fake online identities called “sock puppets” in chatrooms and other online forums.

The idea is to use social media to spread positive messages about the United States. While the Pentagon says it is a bid to counter violent extremist and enemy ideologies, critics call it propaganda.

Al Jazeera’s Cath Turner reports from New York on how the strategy is causing some legal and moral concerns.

Source : Al Jazeera

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