I published a seed similar to this yesterday as I felt it was important to know how the internet can influence war. In this article by CNN.com the author states
It's raising questions about the ethics and implications of live-tweeting a violent conflict. And it's calling into question the democratic, everyone-has-a-voice nature of Twitter, which is known more for giving a voice to protesters and civilians than military spokespeople.
I am a person who truly believes in internet freedoms, but when it comes to influencing people online for or against a country involved in a war outside of our own country, I believe it can cause wars to become even more destructive.
The author continues to say
"Armies and militaries and governments have done this kind of thing with radio broadcasts and whatever tools they have at their disposal," said Mathew Ingram, a senior writer for the tech site GigaOm. "What changes it is the reach and the speed" of the messages in the social media age.
AND...that's where I see the problem. In a blink of an eye information can get to thousands and thousands of internet users and who knows what the results would be.