netwit 2.01

Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media


Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

— Military’s ‘sock puppet’ software creates fake online identities to spread pro-American propaganda


Nick Fielding and Ian Cobain, Guardian, 17 March 2011


which links to


America’s absurd stab at systematising sock puppetry
–The US has a chance to move on from a history of clandestine foreign policy – instead it acts like a clumsy spammer


Jeff Jarvis, Guardian, 17 March 2011


which links to


The internet: Everything you ever need to know

–In spite of all the answers the internet has given us, its full potential to transform our lives remains the great unknown. Here are the nine key steps to understanding the most powerful tool of our age – and where it’s taking us


John Naughton, Guardian, 20 June 2010



March 20, 2011 Posted by | Government 2.0, Govt 3.0, Internet, internet activism, Internet censorship, Internet filtering, internet-centrism, Jeff Jarvis, John Naughton, net neutrality, Network security, social media, trust models | Leave a comment