Newest U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy: Trolling | Danger Room


“The program, called Viral Peace, seeks to occupy the virtual space that extremists fill, one thread or Twitter exchange at a time. Shahed Amanullah, a senior technology adviser to the State Department and Viral Peace???s creator, tells Danger Room he wants to use ???logic, humor, satire, [and] religious arguments, not just to confront [extremists], but to undermine and demoralize them.??? Think of it as strategic trolling, in pursuit of geopolitical pwnage.”

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