06/18/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Recruiting Senior Staff To Combat Viral Smears

Barack Obama is recruiting senior staff to a new unit which will combat virulent rumour campaigns on the internet that threaten to cost him votes in the presidential election against John McCain.

The unit is part of a huge expansion of Obama's campaign team as he shifts from the Democratic nomination race to the campaign for November's election.

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