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War & tweets (Part II)

My New America colleague Peter Singer has a piece in the November issue of The Atlantic that you all should read.

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My New America colleague Peter Singer has a piece (with some other guy) in the November issue of the Atlantic that you all should read. Key point: “Social media has already revolutionized everything from dating to business to politics. Now it is reshaping war itself.”

I was especially interested in the article’s explanation of what Putin is up to. “The aim is not to make you love Putin. The aim is to make you disbelieve anything.”

 

My New America colleague Peter Singer has a piece (with some other guy) in the November issue of the Atlantic that you all should read. Key point: “Social media has already revolutionized everything from dating to business to politics. Now it is reshaping war itself.”

I was especially interested in the article’s explanation of what Putin is up to. “The aim is not to make you love Putin. The aim is to make you disbelieve anything.”

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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