Defense One: A New Social-Media Simulator Is Helping US Troops Train for Hybrid War

Defense One: A New Social-Media Simulator Is Helping US Troops Train for Hybrid War. “The U.S. military is using a new simulator to prepare intelligence analysts and public affairs officers for the social-media front of future wars. A computer program by Cubic is helping to train these troops to sort through tweets, other social media posts, and real and fake news; figure out which posts might be pouring fuel on a local fire; and react to them. The simulator, called the Social Media Replication Toolkit System, is being incorporated into training and wargames by military units all the way up to combatant commands, company reps said at the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual convention in Washington.”