Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Psyops with Text Messages

In 'Blitzed by text messages' a tabloid newspaper in the UK reports how Taliban fighters in Afghanistan are being bombarded by British army text messages:

'Intelligence chiefs find out the numbers of the enemy’s mobile phones then send them waves of messages to confuse them and destroy morale...Texts range from simple abuse such as “We know who you are, give up” or “Go home, you’ll never beat us”. Others are disguised as messages from comrades to spread duff information. And attacks on Royal Marine commandos in lawless Helmand province are DOWN in the last month since the mind games began.

The text attacks are carried out by the 15 (UK) Psychological Operations Group, based at the Intelligence Corps’ HQ in Chicksands, Beds.'

Via Smart Mobs

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