British Government text-bombs Taliban mobile phones

I found this in today’s MediaGuardian newsletter covering media related stories in today’s newspapers:

The government has revealed a devastating new weapon in the war to beat the Taliban in Afghanistan – text messages. Apparently intelligence chiefs find out the numbers of the enemy’s mobile phones and send them “waves of messages to confuse them and destroy morale”. Text messages range from “we know who you are, give up” to “Go home, you’ll never beat us”. The Sun. P19

That’s a rather interesting use of the medium! I daresay it’s effective, if not extremely annoying.

Update: Found the actual story on The Sun’s website here.

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