Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday July 18, 2012

Newest U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy: Trolling

Seriously, you can't make this stuff up. Where is a trollface picture when you need one? big grin

Within the State Department, a Silicon Valley veteran has quietly launched an improbable new initiative to annoy, frustrate and humiliate denizens of online extremist forums. It’s so new that it hasn’t fully taken shape: Even its architects concede it hasn’t fleshed out an actual strategy yet, and accordingly can’t point to any results it’s yielded. Its annual budget is a rounding error. The Pentagon will spend more in Afghanistan in the time it takes you to finish reading this sentence.