How the Pentagon went social to engage militants

11/18/2011 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A team of 20 bloggers employed by the U.S. military are working full time to post comments and rebuttals on extremist Islamic websites. The aim is to deflect criticism, correct inaccuracies and draw extremists into respectful conversation, team member Ardashir Safavi says. "You've heard of the Iron Curtain, of course. We're here to pierce the Electronic Curtain because the military has decided that it cannot cede this information space to violent extremists," Safavi says.

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