“FIGHT THE NET”: Pentagon Media Psyops and “Black Propaganda”
Pentagon Smears USA Today Reporters Investigating … Wait for It … Illegal Pentagon Propaganda
by Washington’s Blog
April 20, 2012
(If the draconian Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) bill passes, the spying on journalists will only increase.)
They are also actively manipulating social media for propaganda purposes, to crush dissent (and see this), to help the too big to fail businesses compete against smaller businesses (and here), and to promote viewpoints which have nothing to do with keeping us safe.
We noted in 2009:
The U.S. government long ago announced its intention to “fight the net”.
As revealed by an official Pentagon report signed by Rumsfeld called “Information Operations Roadmap”:
The roadmap [contains an] acknowledgement that
information put out as part of the military’s psychological
operations, or Psyops, is finding its way onto the computer and
television screens of ordinary Americans.
“Information intended for foreign audiences, including public
diplomacy and Psyops, is increasingly consumed by our domestic
audience,” it reads.
“Psyops messages will often be replayed by the news media for much
larger audiences, including the American public,” it goes on.
“Strategy should be based on the premise that the Department [of
Defense] will ‘fight the net’ as it would an enemy weapons system”.