In evidence to the US Senate's armed services committee last year, General David Petraeus, then commander of Centcom, described the operation as an effort to "counter extremist ideology and propaganda and to ensure that credible voices in the region are heard." He said the US military's objective was to be "first with the truth."
Fake online personages are often called "sock puppets." Using "sock puppets" to impart the "truth" is truly a novel concept - or is that what Sesame Street does?
In this case, it's costing the U.S. Taxpayers $2.76 million for the software contract to produce the puppetry.
Better check the list of your "Facebook Friends."