Democratic Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth says that the use of social media has created a “radicalization problem” in the United States military.
A “growing radicalization” within the military “comes with social media consumption,” Duckworth said during The Hill’s Future of Defense virtual summit this week. Duckworth suggested that the Defense Department, under Secretary Lloyd Austin, should make more of an effort to monitor media consumption.
“We don’t know what our young troopers are consuming, because we don’t know what they’re consuming on their personal devices and the like. So we need to make sure that we understand what kind of information they’re getting, and that they are trained to recognize false information,” Duckworth said.
Duckworth is a retired Army National Guard lieutenant colonel. She also blamed Fox News for encouraging “radicalization.”
“When I first enlisted … sitting in the waiting room, any military activity, there’d be a TV channel on, it was always a Pentagon channel reading the news to me. Over the course of my career, I saw that change to CNN, and then it became Fox. Everywhere I went, it was Fox News, and not just Fox News, but Fox entertainment,” Duckworth said.
“I would say, that’s not actually news. That’s entertainment. If you want news, put on CNN,” she added.
In February, Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered all military commanders and Defense Department supervisors to hold training sessions on race and extremism issues. During the training sessions, some soldiers expressed concerns that the military was not talking enough about the violent summer riots associated with the Black Lives Matter movement.
21 thoughts on “Is The Pentagon Going to Start Monitoring Social Media Accounts?”
CNN became completely false news in the 90’s. Today if you want real news avoid the news networks.
If the press would tell the truth then most to ALL separation within this country would be gone. THE TRUTH needs to make the headlines not what a political party wants them to say. It all goes back into the demacrat hands, not to say some republican persons have done wrong but at lea@t it is not the party.
CNN is one of the LEAST reliable sources for presenting honest broadcasting. In my opinion, it sounds as if your intentios are geared toward taking away personal freedom
of choice, indoctrination according to your personal preferences or implying that our military personnel aren’t bright enough to recognize the truth when they hear it. The military serve this country and ALL of the people as a whole, not as dictated solely by either the LEFT or the RIGHT leaning news agencies. High standards of training are, of course, necessary. Your recommendation would be infringing upon freedoms clearly stated in the Constitution of the United States of America, and therefore be unacceptable within the military or anywhere else in the United States of America.
You need to stay the hell out of their private life. What they read in their own time is their business. I hope they will get tired of your spying and meddling and show you how good they are with their guns. Keep it up and piss off the people with the guns
As a retired marine, I say yes your in the military,, but what you read or listen to on your personal devices is your business. The government should stay out of it. Duckworth she mind her own business . Really getting tired of the government getting in everyone’s business. Do your job for the people that elected you, not what you want but what the people want. Quit using covid as an excuse for everything. Quit saying your a racist just because someone doesn’t agree with you.
How about monitoring the terrorists in our country like BLM and Antifa. Better yet, send the troops to eliminate the threat to our country.
This woman has social bullshit up her ass. People have begun to wake up and it doesn’t;t look good for the Democrats in 2022. Woke clowns get the hell out!
CNN is FAKE NEWS. THEY Have PAID OUT ALOT of LAWSUIT SETTLEMENTS. IF NEWS COMPANIES Do NOT WANT to LOSE MONEY….Than Be CAREFUL What YOU REPORT. It MIGHT Come Back to BITE YOU. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄
CNN is NOT news!!
It is basically a group of people giving their opinions as are most news shows…….the lies and drivel on most “news” shows is made up “malarkey” with a shred of information!!!!
Honesty is STILL the best policy!!!
Duckworth is Crooked
The BLM and Antifa Riots are just brushed aside by the Mainstream Media. When the truth is they actually killed people including police officers!!! Then they talk insurrection when the truth is there was very few people that actually went into the capital and the only person killed was a woman shot in the face who was a retired military and she was unarmed.
They and GOOGLE already have. GOOGLEs main Target is the American Citizen like myself. Have not been able to communicate on the Internet for about one month now. My family has been here since the 1600,s on Mothers side. On fathers SIDE Cheyenne Indians for about 10,000 years mainly in the old Kansas Territory north and south in the middle of the U.S.A. One thing they don’t know is my family has for one Jesus on our side. We WILL WIN. GOD BLESS AMERICA.
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