Maker: Napoleon Sarony
Title: Oscar Wilde
Date: January, 1882
Medium: albumen print
Dimensions: 14.6 x 10.4 cm.
George Eastman House Collection
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US Army’s top secret psyops initiative aimed at the manipulation of social media through the use of fake online personas. This $200 million CENTCOM programme was first developed for use in Iraq and is now said to be targeted at countering Taliban propaganda in Afghanistan.
One can imagine how easy it would be to influence events via Twitter, for example, where people tend to follow particular hashtags. Astute tweeting on a popular hashtag by a lot of personas acting in unison could easily be used to divert people away from what was really happening.
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