The Great Facebook War‏

British army creates team of Facebook warriors

Soldiers familiar with social media sought for 77th Brigade, which will be responsible for ‘non-lethal warfare’

The Israel Defence Forces have pioneered state military engagement with social media, with dedicated teams operating since Operation Cast Lead, its war in Gaza in 2008-9. The IDF is active on 30 platforms – including Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Instagram – in six languages. “It enables us to engage with an audience we otherwise wouldn’t reach,” said an Israeli army spokesman.

It has been approached by several western countries, keen to learn from its expertise.

During last summer’s war in Gaza, Operation Protective Edge, the IDF and Hamas’s military wing, the Qassam Brigades, tweeted prolifically, sometimes engaging directly with one another.

 
 Freda FB War

 

Editorial commentary and ART – By Anthony Freda

The British army is creating a special force of Facebook warriors, skilled in psychological operations (Psy Ops) and use of social media to engage in unconventional warfare in the information age.

The brigade will be responsible for what is described as non-lethal warfare. Both the Israeli and US army already engage heavily in psychological operations.

Against a background of 24-hour news, smartphones and social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, the force will attempt to control the narrative by promoting the official story and

attacking and demonizing any dissenters.

ATTENTION: To the NSA :

Spying on innocent people is criminal, immoral, and against the Constitution you swore an oath to defend and protect. Do what is right. Stop illegal spying and speak out for privacy and other human rights.
Then you will really be making the world a safer, better place..
or just keep engaging in criminal activities and destroying freedom.
Have a nice day.

2 comments

  • Golden Dawn Media

    Hey, even if you don’t agree with George Washington, or the popular moral convictions of our Founders rooted in their personal study of the Bible, and Greek, Latin, and paleo-Hebrew languages; you’d have to acknowledge that so-called supporters of Ron Paul still pretending to carry his banner in the “Liberty Movement” look really bad when they CENSOR “fellow patriots”.

    I believe this act by the Daily Paul website against my criticisms of certain attention whores professing to be either libertarians or conservatives(depending on which side of the bed they woke up on that day) exemplifies this social media war dawning you have brought to our attention, where “we” pissed off, politically active common folk are being led by those FUNDING the demise of what Ron Paul started.

    Watch “The Daily Paul DELETED My Account”: on YouTube http://youtu.be/pI80yOEBaz0

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