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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Army is reading your Bradley Manning tweets - Bradley Manning - Salon.com

Military public affairs officials in WikiLeaks case use software that specializes in tracking Twitter




Politico’s Josh Gerstein reports on the extent to which the Army’s public affairs office is interested in public and media opinion of the Bradley Manning case, noting that P.R. staffers prepared daily summaries of the coverage of the ongoing legal proceedings. This bit jumped out at me:

The Army used a commercial service called VOCUS to track traditional and social media coverage of Manning’s hearing. The Pentagon pays close attention to the volume of tweets about the U.S. military during high-profile incidents, like the Air Force One flyover that distressed New York City residents in 2009 …




The Army is reading your Bradley Manning tweets - Bradley Manning - Salon.com

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