Skip to comments.How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations
Posted on 03/01/2014 8:13:32 AM PST by KeyLargo
How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations
A page from a GCHQ top secret document prepared by its secretive JTRIG unit
"One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. Its time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents.
Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about dirty trick tactics used by GCHQs previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in the English-speaking Five Eyes alliance. Today, we at the Intercept are publishing another new JTRIG document, in full, entitled The Art of Deception: Training for Online Covert Operations.
(Excerpt) Read more at firstlook.org ...
Observing the fractures here which cause us to be disunited in our goals, one wonders how much of this is caused (or at least aided and abetted) by agencies and independent disruptors such as this.
Heh. I've been sounding the alarm, particularly on FR, as long as I've been here.
The Progressive NGOs hire trolls to live on conservative blogs and forums. It's a very cheap way to sway public opinion. The oligarchy have billions, why would it be surprising that they spend mere millions to propagandize the most important political discussions of our time?
You can be sure that Center for American Progress, MoveOn, every nonprofit paid by Soros, Buffett, Singer (now diseased), Gates
read every word we write. And they have figured out a way, I am convinced, to take over some old FR accounts so that they can have an early sign up date as they troll.
bump for ref.
Is this the same article or a different presentation of the same material ?
Actions being discussed sure do look familiar
"Times through equals certainty."
Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!
To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...
When you attack (such as liberals attacking Free Republic) you open yourself up for a counterpunch. They would have to observe for responses to see how their attack is working. They would then be open to a counterpunch even if it is a subconscious counterpunch. Perhaps a question implanted in their subconscious asking why their bosses would want them to attack people exercising their freedom?
All in all, trolls have little success here on FR.
So little, in fact, that the mods have to leave some of their posts up just to satisfy the hunger to beat the snot out of them.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRS, ETC. HOW IN THE WORLD CAN A PERSON READ AND UNDERSTAND SUCH An alphabet soup article?
I agree with null and void’s take on it; same slides, different verbiage in between.
Slides are spot on in describing troll tactics, especially “packs” of them ganging up on sites and threads.
Some things that could be done to thwart them is
c)warn others about them
Comments welcome, FRmail if needed :)
Often they will get into fake arguments and posts become so heated and off topic that other people will stop following the thread and move on. Mission accomplished.
They are so obvious on FR that they usually get the ZOT within a few minutes of posting.
Freepaholic, all y’all:
getting people to stop following the thread by threadjacking/starting arguments isn’t the only result; threads can get locked or pulled on account of it.
Mission thoroughly accomplished :(
Yep, govt guys AND their minions (including, but not limited to, trolls) need to be held accountable for their actions.
I wonder about longtime FRriends who suddenly disappear forever and those who have never done anything wrong but suddenly get zotted with no explaination.
Only the new one. Older ones ingratiate themselves by initially contributing to the discussion and after building a plethora of followers that they’ve manipulated thru slight of hand put in their true intent.
To take down the research
Muddle the threads
Run off legit posters from Fr
Thereby destroying the site
I can think of one that was discovered to be a con artist with multiple AKA off FR. Very good at their chosen vocation
I first start with looking at posts by recent joins of FR.
I can always tell them by the way they react or try to redirect the investigations to a “nothing is going on, it is business as usual”.
I am convinced that the trolls on the education threads are paid operatives. I refused to engage them.
If the paid operatives are paid with tax money, isn’t that illegal Glimmers coming from the Nixon era ....
The discerning can see who the disruptors are.
Zullo and Arpaio’s upcoming press conference will be ... interesting.
You did the right thing from the git-go.
If u don’t feed em, they starve... trolls that is.
indeed, some are smarter and more subtle than others. But none of them are careful or hardworking enough to create an adequate history. But it is tedious to suspect a troll, and sit and read back through his previous posts.
Or they could just be folks who are fed up with your insulting their kids.
Nah... that would be too simple.
Mrs. JimRed frequently check online restaurant reviews when thinking about trying a new one. I, the skeptic, suspect that the glowing reviews are by the restaurant staff, management and their families, while the bad ones are by competitors’ management, staff and families. When a place is really superior and word gets out, you can’t get in when you want to, so why would I call in more diners?
How do they pay, and how do you get the job? We could mess with 'em from the inside!
I will not be responding to your comments. Of course you can always stalk me, if you choose.
So you have stated before, yet you continue to do so.
Of course you can always stalk me, if you choose.
Yes, thanks, I think I shall.
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