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US Hacks Yemeni Web Sites in Propaganda Campaign

• http://news.antiwar.com, by John Glaser
 The State Department recently carried out a counter-propaganda campaign on Web sites being used by al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen, challenging the anti-American narratives with others about civilians killed in terrorist strikes, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday.
 
Al-Qaeda groups use “recruitment propaganda” on websites visited by tribal members in Yemen, Clinton said. But ”our team plastered the same sites with altered versions . . . that showed the toll al-Qaeda attacks have taken on the Yemeni people.”

The U.S. propaganda campaign, Clinton said in a speech to the Special Operations Command in Tampa, was conducted by the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, based at the State Department.

 

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