America Will Launch Online Trolling ProgramAdded: Thursday, July 26th, 2012
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The government of the United States has suddenly decided that the best weapon against terrorists would be trolls. The local media reported that after testing out their commandos and deadly flying robots, the State Department of the United States of America has unleashed its trolls.
The program, known as Viral Peace, represents a new initiative meant to annoy, frustrate and humiliate denizens of the extremist forums in the Internet. It seems that its planners still haven’t found out what its initial strategy is yet. In other words, the program in question appears to be running on a shoe string. The main target of the program is to discourage impressionable youth from turning into terrorists in an idiom they understand.
Meanwhile, Viral Peace was developed and implemented by Shahed Amanullah, a senior technology adviser to the State Department. His idea was to use logic, humor, satire, and religious arguments instead of simply confronting extremists – this is supposed to undermine and demoralize them. The strategy was dubbed “strategic trolling”. Its creator insists that it wasn’t necessary to deface the forums if you are able to troll them to the point where their most malign influences can be neutralized.
Shahed Amanullah says that Internet extremists have certain energy and vitality which usually attract people, appealing to macho and rebellious natures, as well as to people who feel downtrodden. Indeed, creating a comparable passion on the other side is quite tricky, but not entirely impossible.
In case Viral Peace works as intended, trainees will take control of the program, so the creator and the State Department will have almost no control over how it actually trolls the terrorists.
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Thursday, July 26th, 2012
|HAHA Trolls ..|
|posted by (2012-07-27 01:05:59)|
|little confused on this. "The main target of the program is to discourage impressionable youth from turning into terrorists in an idiom they understand"|
so there are saying that trollers are gona help them to capture terrorists? or are they saying that trollers are terrorists? if the latter is so, then they are blate'nly
stating that any one that so much as voices there opinion is a terrorist. "communist much"
|hmmm... maybe he is working on both sides....|
look at his name... can you trust him?
|posted by (2012-07-27 03:15:37)|
|Yaaaa!! just what this country needs , with all the crap spending our politicians like to do , lets hire a load of asshats to derp around the net all day .what complete morons.|
|sounds like an old strategy on a new media platform... i cant see any good coming from this, only disinformation and the continuation of people progressively becoming more unintelligent. lol im not paying for this!|
|I can see how it might affect sympathisers and dissuade them from joining certain groups ,but those extremists that have been abused by the system/governments and have lost parents or relatives from fascist actions (Iraq,Afghanistan,etc)will not be dissuaded by having a chat with an online troll or Mr Rogers.|
They are recruiting six year old orphans and turning them into al-Qaeda street gangs now and those that have grown up in it and are 14 years old are making bombs already,the days where Mr Rogers could prevent the coming storm are already gone.
|Reap what you have sown.!!!!!!!!!!!|
|posted by (2012-07-27 06:49:52)|
|sounds smart, in a dumb way|
|posted by (2012-07-27 12:53:50)|
|you are not born with hatred, it's a acquired feeling, if you want to become a terrorist no among of propaganda or humiliation will change your mind. every time the U.S try to find new way to deter someone from something it fails. example - Ronald Reagan war on drugs.|
|posted by (2012-07-27 13:48:47)|
|Yeah...how can this possibly backfire?|
|Actually this is a smart way to control the future, What it does is by making Terrorism, "Out of style" for the youth it will discourage future generations for participating, similar to how americans no longer were parachute pants.|
|posted by (2012-07-27 22:45:57)|
|Huh. Could work I guess at the initial interest stage.|
|posted by (2012-07-29 05:33:48)|
|posted by (2012-07-29 15:43:50)|
|thats interesting I wouldnt consider myself an Internet extremist and I am not aware of possessing any specific energy or vitality which usually attract people, appealing to macho and rebellious natures or people who feel particularly downtrodden....hmmm that doesnt sound like me or anyone I know.....do people like that actually visit torrent sites?|
|So this would be state-sponsored trollerism?|
|Ok so to make those angry at the USA even more angry you will now troll them? This is supposed to disuade them how? If it was me I would go make a omb and blow the troll up just to prove how much I hated USA for this stupid idea!|
If anything there stupid troll comments will push the average teenager over the edge and he will become a true terrorist just for the sake he was humiliated day in and out in all aspecets of his life, rather than have his terrorist forum to vent his anger and be praised by fellow wannabe terrorists then his urge to destroy the world who hates him goes away since there is at least someone out there who understands his anger and supports him...
|posted by (2012-07-30 16:25:07)|
|Lollingham. Forget the troll word and re-read the article.|
|posted by (2012-07-31 05:28:15)|
|Trolls are filled with HATE.. as much as a young terrorist, if being hateful towards anything in a forum seems really obnoxious and tiresome, they might realize that HATE is ugly and will not be glorifying in anyway nor bring you respect.|
The idea can work effectively.. use HATE to teach about HATE.
if that doesn't work, try LOVE, COMPREHENSION and FRIENDSHIP..
It might just work.
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