American spys on Arrse?

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  1. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media | Technology | The Guardian

    The US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media using fake online personas designed to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda.

    A Californian corporation has been awarded a contract with the US Central Command (Centcom) to develop what is described as an "online persona management service" that will allow one serviceman or woman to control up to 10 separate identities at once.

    Centcom's contract requires the provision of one "virtual private server" in the United States and eight appearing to be outside the US to give the impression the fake personas are real people located in different parts of the world. It calls for "traffic mixing", blending the persona controllers' internet usage with the usage of people outside Centcom in a manner that must offer "excellent cover and powerful deniability".

    Once developed the software could allow US service personnel, working around the clock in one location, to respond to emerging online conversations with a host of co-ordinated blogposts, tweets, retweets, chatroom posts and other interventions.

    Have they been using Arrse as a training aid - anyone going to own up?
     
  2. They cant touch me I take an aspirin a day.
     
  3. or spend a hell of a lot less and pay a shitload of collegekids to join forums and post what there told to
     
  4. That would explain Chief 2 and is wonderful world of saluting warrant officers
     
  5. Littlejims a CENTCOM tout............
     
  6. Are they the ones sending me spam for viagra,ladyboy contact sites and penis growth pills?
     
  7. erm no, sorry that was me
     
  8. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    There are enough people on ARRSE with split personalities to populate the CENTCOM site.

    I wonder what the pay is like :plotting:
     
  9. OI that was my idea, all three of me
     
  10. B_AND_T

    B_AND_T LE Book Reviewer

    There have been a number of new posters on here recently with dodgy muslim sounding user names.

    I think they were trying to cover their tracks.
     
  11. Why don't we bid for the contract?
     
  12. FORMER_FYRDMAN

    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

    Arrrrrrrrrrgh! Ten Whets, Ashies, Parapauks and that clown from the Czech Republic for the price of one. That must be a breach of the Law of Armed Conflict.
     
  13. Yes brother Abdul but our English sounding callsign will cover our tracks as we plan to bring jihad to the kaffir and the great Satan.

    They will never look for us while hide here. We will infiltrate and th.........

    *phut* *phut*
     
  14. so you don't want that sausage then, i'll have it be rude not to
     
  15. I'll get it out then.