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<span class="messageBody" style="outline:none!important;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-size:13px;line-height:1.38">WASHINGTON, DC -- The US Government is stepping up its cyber propaganda. With new "Persona Management" software, a single agent can control 10 or more fake personas ("sockpuppets") to spread fake stories and images in order to manipulate public opinion. That same agent can leave pro-government comments or otherwise troll key areas on social media networks.<br style="outline:none!important">
<br style="outline:none!important">Critics will likely complain that it will allow the US military to create a false consensus in online conversations, crowd out unwelcome opinions and smother commentaries or reports that do not correspond with its own objectives.<br style="outline:none!important">
<br style="outline:none!important">A Californian corporation has been awarded a contract with United States Central Command (Centcom), which oversees US armed operations in the Middle East and Central Asia, to develop what is described as an "online persona management service" that will allow one US serviceman or woman to control up to 10 separate identities based all over the world.<br style="outline:none!important">
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