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US military manipulates public opinion online to maintain hegemony | China Military

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The US Central Command also collaborated with some social networking sites to run fictitious accounts to disseminate false information in the Middle East, Central Asia, and other locations as a means of waging online information warfare.  

Opinion of Zhou Ningnan, assistant research fellow of the Institute of Science, Technology and Cyber Security of the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations. Some western media signed confidential agreements with social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Spreading fake information and swaying public opinion online has long been a staple of US military operations. The Joint Doctrine for Information Operations (JP3-13) was revised by the US DOD in 2006, which made it clear that psychological operations and military deception are included in the US military’s definition of “information operations.” This gave the US a platform from which to spread false information and influence public opinion in global cyberspace. 

Source: http://eng.chinamil.com.cn/view/2022-12/27/content_10207943.htm 

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