Pentagon creates new Meme Warfare Center to counter online propaganda
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Pentagon has stood up a new Meme Warfare Center headed by a two-star general which will be tasked with countering Russian information operations online, sources confirmed.
“Warfare has gone to the digital,” Maj. Gen. Rob Farmer, the center's commander, told reporters. “The US military follow to remain the most powerful and effective fighting force in the world.”
According to senior defense officials, the Meme Warfare Center's mission statement is “to create and promote pro-DoD memes, and to make them go virus.” The Pentagon hopes to use memes to counter Russian and Islamic State misinformation spread through dank memes.
Upon assuming command, Farmer, 65, searched the internet to find out what a meme was.
“I'll admit I'm out of my element here,” Farmer continued. “Back in my day a snapper chat was when guys drank beer and talked about fish. Now it's something kids use on their phones, but it certainly isn't their voice mail, am I right?” he added, to awkward silenc…
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