Pentagon Unveil ‘Troll Army’ To Spread American Propaganda Online

Pentagon unveil troll army who are legally allowed to troll social media with propaganda

The Pentagon have deployed hundreds of soldiers to work within the US Army’s new ‘troll division’ – a unit tasked with spreading pro-American propaganda online. 

According to white papers published on the Federal Business Opportunities website on Wednesday, the US Military wants a new intelligence tool so that soldiers working within the troll division can better understand social media posts in languages such as Russian, French and Arabic.

Rt.com reports: The self-improving AI tool is meant to work with text, voice, images and other content on social media in Arabic, French, Pashtu, Farsi, Urdu, Russian and Korean. It should understand colloquial phrasing, spelling variations, social media brevity codes and emojis, and also recognize various dialects.

The content will be automatically analyzed for sentiment – at minimum distinguish positive, neutral and negative emotions and preferably tell anger, pleasure, sadness and excitement. It should also have the “capability to suggest whether specific audiences could be influenced based on derived sentiment.”

Additionally, the tool must be able to serve as a translator to English and back into the original language, and automatically generate “at least three, and up to 10, unique statements derived from one original social media statement, while retaining the meaning and tone of the original.” 

The responses should be customized according to whatever slang and emojis the original contained. The software is also required to monitor and analyze the impact of the message on the target audience.

The US military’s involvement in social media communication in other nations is hardly surprising. The Pentagon was among the pioneers of state ‘astroturfing’ campaigns – online propaganda and social media manipulation through ‘sockpuppets’,  which are fake online personas purporting to be real people advocating whatever views the US military wants them to.

This particular request came from the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), which is primarily tasked with collecting intelligence.

The bot-like tool described seems more along the lines of psychological warfare, the domain of the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC).

It is possible, however, that the spooks need to convince their sources to cooperate with a little help from AI-generated messages.

  • Steve S

    P_R_O_P_A_G_A_N_D_A

  • JoeBloe

    They’re going to have to do a hell of a lot more than propaganda to curry pro-American sentiments. Just imagine if they actually spent the same time and money on legitimately improving their foreign relationships and scaling back their domestic and international spy and military operations in the middle east and Africa! But living ethically has and will never be a hallmark of American philosophy. It’s just a matter of time before the USA sinks.

    • ILUVUSA2

      The USA is the best nation on earth.
      If you are here, you are an ingrate and willfully ignorant.
      If you are not in the USA, stay where you are, we don’t want you.

      • Vietnam Vet 20yr lifer

        fuck the jew S A, narcissist troll boot licking fag. I hope you get gangstalked and die. its pieces of shit like you that turned our republic into a fascism by way of transnational corporations….piece of shit.

        • ILUVUSA2

          Thank you for your service.

  • Eye4one2

    Great, now Commenters can be identified and catalogued as Dissenters, based on the agenda at hand. America the free….

  • Diane Sawyer

    That’s what Israel has to do and they get paid good American tax $ to do it.