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West Bank Settlers Spread Propaganda Using Violent Video Games

Using video games as propaganda is nothing new. The U.S. has been doing it with 'America's Army' for some time, while Hezbollah has employed 'Special Force' to spread its message. But those games might seem quaint and diplomatic in the face of a series of games from Residents' Councils of Samaria and Binyamin, an advocacy group for Jewish settlers in the West Bank. The organization has released...

China's New Search Engine Offers Even More Propaganda for User Enlightenment

The Xinhua News Agency, the Chinese government's largest news service, has launched its own search engine, providing China's 450 million Web users with even more party propaganda. The search engine, called Panguso, was created in partnership with government-owned China Mobile -- the world's largest mobile operator with over 550 million customers. In combining Xinhua's news with China Mobile's...

Egypt Forced Vodafone to Send Pro-Government Texts During Protests

Vodafone has revealed that the Egyptian regime forced it to send pro-government text messages as protests recently escalated within the country. According to the provider, Egyptian authorities disseminated their propaganda thanks to a law that allows the state to send out messages across cellular networks during times of emergency. Calling Egypt's actions "unacceptable," Vodafone confirmed that it...

North Korea Has a Fax Machine, and It's Not Afraid to Use It

Forget nuclear warheads and long-range missiles. The most potent weapon in North Korea's arsenal might just be its fax machine. On December 8th, Pyongyang began distributing propagandistic faxes to South Korean companies, blaming the South for the November 23rd attack on Yeonpyeong Island. "Responsibility for the attack lies with the South," the fax reads. "Groups in the South should rise up...

Video Footage Holds Sway Over Public Opinion in Israel-Flotilla Crisis

During 2009's Iranian protests, viral technology suddenly found itself center stage of the global political theater, thanks to both Twitter, and, perhaps more importantly, some powerful video footage that resonated with international audiences. Now, nearly a year after the world was exposed to the gruesome clip of Neda Agha-Soltan's brutal murder in Iran, the moving image is at the forefront of...

Comic Book Does the RIAA's Bidding

Public Service Announcements in the medium of comics regarding the dangers of... well whatever the popular perils of the time are, have been hoisting well-intentioned gibberish on kids for generations. PSA comics have touched on everything from drugs, to smoking, to famine, and land mines. The latest in a long heritage of comics urging you to do right comes without any super heroes or...

Iran 'Modifies' Pictures of Missile Test

The Iranian government just grows more desperate to prove that it's tough and more afraid of failure with every day that passes. Need proof? Just look at the photo above. Anything seem a little off? Now look at the picture below. See the difference? Initial photos of the Iranian missile test showed only three of the four missile launching. The fourth was still on its launch vehicle, and...

Al Qaeda's Web-Based War Is Up and Running Fast

Want to know just how plugged in al-Queda is? Read the article in the Washington Post, which details the various online activities of the terrorist group. For example, back in December, al-Qaeda launched a question and answers forum where high-ranking, and wanted, members of the organization post videos responding to questions and complaints posted by visitors including supporters, detractors,...