U.S. Military Goes Online to Rebut Extremists’ Messages

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    U.S. Military Goes Online to Rebut Extremists’ Messages - New York Times
     
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    They're using our tax dollars to fund this military propaganda and rhetoric machine? The whole world already knows our "official version" of policy and events. This serves no useful purpose, unless its real purpose is to track down the more vocal of those who dispute it.
     
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    Don't let the headline screw with you, this is Executive Branch nonsense again, not military (well, I'll put it this way, the guys and gals on the ground don't give a ~ Snipped as per TOS ~, and the Brass of course mostly have drinking buddies in Washington and will generally say "Yes sir/ma'am" to anything that keeps them playing soldier from a desk a while longer).

    This is just playing politics, that's all.
     
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    Taxpayer funded executive branch nonsense at that. The constitution might differentiate between them, but for all practical purposes, they're one and the same. It's bad enough having to look overseas for real info on current events that isn't censored or filled with the usual propaganda. Any more, the only way to get close to news that reflects reality is to take it from both sides, add more from several 3rd party nations and individuals, then start filtering out the contradictions. If their concern is about news “containing lies, misinformation or just misperceptions”, this should start with our own national news. That's the biggest pack of lies and misinformation around.
     
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    And because this thread is delving into a subject running counter to Policy, we'll end the debate. Thanks all.
     
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