The Pentagon and Social Networks
“Young people do not read or watch traditional news nowadays. They share information on Twitter or facebook. If we’re not these networks, we won’t be able to talk about the army”. The Pentagon said that by the end of April this year. Just like the cristian religious people that travelled to Africa to “convert” people that lived happy with their thoughts, the Pentagon tryed to increase the number of american soldiers using the social networks.
Four months later, we read this: “The Pentagon believes that social networks are dangerous in terms of national security.” From now on the soldiers/marines who are working around the world, may not participate in their Twitters, Facebooks and Myspaces. There will be “justified and necessary” exceptions within this restriction will last a year.
However, knowing that you work in the army and your country is (always) at war…Who are you going to tell confidential information?