Finding out stuff you already know can still be disconcerting

From the April 1 headlines:

“ 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, ‘Hiring a block of bloggers to verbally attack a specific person or promote a specific message may be worth considering.’ The report also suggested the Pentagon hack blogs that promote messages that are antithetical to US interests. The report went on to say, ‘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.’”

(Wired article here.)


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