As U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning chose not to enter a plea in the WikiLeaks case Thursday, social media lit up in support of the soldier. “Time is running out,” one supporter wrote.
Last month, Josh Gerstein of Politico reported that the Army was tracking social media during Manning’s hearing. A document obtained by Gerstein showed that the Army was using a service called VOCUS to “track traditional and social media coverage of Manning’s hearing.” But that knowledge did little to dissuade vocal support on Twitter: