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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Trolling Uber Alles

Noah Shachtman says Big Brother is out there commenting, but as usual, the soldiers with the desk jobs all have names like Regent University graduates:

Bloggers: If you suddenly find Air Force officers leaving barbed comments after one of your posts, don't be surprised. They're just following the service's new "counter-blogging" flow chart. In a twelve-point plan, put together by the emerging technology division of the Air Force's public affairs arm, airmen are given guidance on how to handle "trolls," "ragers" -- and even well-informed online writers, too. It's all part of an Air Force push to "counter the people out there in the blogosphere who have negative opinions about the U.S. government and the Air Force," Captain David Faggard says...

Captain Faggard? I'll never tell, and I certainly didn't ask...

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