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Military monitors comments on Twitter

August 16, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The U.S. military apparently uses social networking sites to monitor coverage of high-profile events. That includes the Air Force One flyover of the Statue of Liberty.Newly-released government documents show the Air Force tracked comments on Twitter, YouTube and various blogs to follow and assess the public backlash to the flyover this spring.

The information comes out as the Pentagon issues warnings of the security risks linked to social networking sites.

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