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Pentagon Paid for Fake ‘Al Qaeda’ Videos | The Daily Beast

Pentagon Paid for Fake ‘Al Qaeda’ Videos | The Daily Beast

The Pentagon gave a controversial U.K. PR firm over half a billion dollars to run a top secret propaganda program in Iraq, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal.

Bell Pottinger’s output included short TV segments made in the style of Arabic news networks and fake insurgent videos which could be used to track the people who watched them, according to a former employee.

The agency’s staff worked alongside high-ranking U.S. military officers in their Baghdad Camp Victory headquarters as the insurgency raged outside.

Source: Pentagon Paid for Fake ‘Al Qaeda’ Videos – The Daily Beast