Pentagon looks to social media as new battlefield

The Pentagon is asking scientists to figure out how to detect and counter propaganda on social media networks in the aftermath of Arab uprisings driven by Twitter and Facebook.The US military’s high-tech research arm, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has put out a request for experts to look at “a new science of social networks” that would attempt to get ahead of the curve of events unfolding on new media.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/social-media/8651284/Pentagon-looks-to-social-media-as-new-battlefield.html

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