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The Gentleman's Guide To Forum Spies (spooks, feds, etc.)
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Posted on 02/27/2014 7:05:05 AM PST by FReepaholic

COINTELPRO Techniques for dilution, misdirection and control of a internet forum.

There are several techniques for the control and manipulation of a internet forum no matter what, or who is on it. We will go over each technique and demonstrate that only a minimal number of operatives can be used to eventually and effectively gain a control of a 'uncontrolled forum.'

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Society
KEYWORDS: feds; forums; nsa; spies; trolls
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They're here too.
1 posted on 02/27/2014 7:05:05 AM PST by FReepaholic
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To: FReepaholic

They’ve been here for a long time.


2 posted on 02/27/2014 7:07:42 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: FReepaholic

It’s very apparent during election time. And it slows down during the summer..if that tells you anything.


3 posted on 02/27/2014 7:07:51 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Earthdweller

It’s easier to spot them here than on a liberal forum. If we go there and act all radical, to them it’s normal. If they come here and act all radical, they are tossed.

What they don’t realize is.......

Nah, not going to tell them.


4 posted on 02/27/2014 7:10:05 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: driftdiver

Just look for the jerk off who wants to blow stuff up. Like you can always tell who is the spy in a Militia. He is the one with all the automatic weapons and explosives.


6 posted on 02/27/2014 7:10:34 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: FReepaholic

Good Morning, Y’all. How are things in Langley today?


7 posted on 02/27/2014 7:13:41 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: FReepaholic
They're here too.

Point them out.

8 posted on 02/27/2014 7:14:31 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
"They're here too." Point them out.

Well, you and me, of course.

But perhaps I have said too much.

9 posted on 02/27/2014 7:16:39 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: FReepaholic

This guide to internet forum disruption appears to be written in a Freshman English class.

These same things are done all the time on every forum. The motivations for it are amusement, stupidity. I can see folks from DU coming here, or vice versus and trying to be an instigator.

I bet that the two weeks running up to an election all kinds of trolls are everywhere.

I especially remember the run up to the nomination of Romney. Trolls, trolls, trolls, on all sides of the issue. Pro-Mormon trolls, anti-Mormon trolls.

Mostly all the upsurge of Mormon religious articles. I think those were written and “defended” by anti Romney types because they were articles exploring the weird bowels of LDS.

But at the end of the day, I think that free speech wins in the end. Romney bless his little heart was run over by Obama. But Romney loss because he kept the ground game a family business. Also he lost his nerve on Benghazi.


10 posted on 02/27/2014 7:19:05 AM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: Lazamataz; humblegunner

>> Well, you and me, of course.

Y’all are obvious, but you’re useful for seeding disinformation, so don’t sweat it. :-)


11 posted on 02/27/2014 7:19:35 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Thangs in Langley be jus’ fine, sir.

(A little double-feint to the racist side, to keep y’all guessing . . . .)

If I was Nixon fan, I might simply declare that I am not a troll, but since O is my man, let me just say that, IMHO, if you like your forum, you can keep your forum.


12 posted on 02/27/2014 7:20:21 AM PST by dagogo redux
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To: humblegunner

Well first of all they usually post links to external blog sites, or so I’ve heard.


13 posted on 02/27/2014 7:25:02 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: FReepaholic

About a decade ago, one of my last jobs before retirement was being assigned to an RTCA (Radio Technical Committee for Aeronautics) group tasked with investigating the threat of emerging computer technologies to commercial aircraft systems (every passenger bringing a cellphone, computer, Gameboy, etc., and then using it inflight). The two biggest players on the “team” were Intel (who at the time was pushing UWB - ultra wideband technology), and Boeing.

Dissidents were identified day one, and efforts began to marginalize their inputs. Let’s just say that the Cloward-Piven strategy is alive and well.


14 posted on 02/27/2014 7:26:22 AM PST by QBFimi (/...o.o/.o...ooo/...o.o...o/ooo/...o.o/.o/ooo.//o..o./.o.)
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To: Nervous Tick; humblegunner
Y’all are obvious, but you’re useful for seeding disinformation, so don’t sweat it. :-)

Oh HO! The Station Chief speaks!

15 posted on 02/27/2014 7:26:51 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

>> Oh HO! The Station Chief speaks!

Yeah, and while we’re here, did you want to discuss that salary adjustment you requested?


16 posted on 02/27/2014 7:28:15 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: dagogo redux
Thangs in Langley be jus’ fine, sir.

You're not showing on my Active Agent list. Did you complete your E-QIP re-certification and receive your new SmartCard?

17 posted on 02/27/2014 7:28:58 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: humblegunner; John Semmens

Better watch out for Semmens. His satirical threads are too close to the truth.


18 posted on 02/27/2014 7:30:06 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Nervous Tick
Yeah, and while we’re here, did you want to discuss that salary adjustment you requested?

Do we really want to do this on our Target Forum?

I'll drop by your office before c.o.b. today.

19 posted on 02/27/2014 7:30:12 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: DariusBane

“Mostly all the upsurge of Mormon religious articles. I think those were written and “defended” by anti Romney types because they were articles exploring the weird bowels of LDS.”

The same few FReepers have been posting those same types of articles, for years before Romney was nominated, election time or no. The only thing that increased when Romney got nominated was people accusing them of being “anti-Romney” by doing the same thing they have always done.


20 posted on 02/27/2014 7:37:34 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Lazamataz

>> 80% of the members there are us.

Roger.


23 posted on 02/27/2014 7:41:49 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Why does that no good Laz get a raise and I don’t?

And why do I have buy the donuts every week?


24 posted on 02/27/2014 7:46:26 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Boogieman

I don’t see the articles anymore. Where are they?


25 posted on 02/27/2014 7:46:31 AM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: DariusBane

That’s a great tag line.


26 posted on 02/27/2014 7:48:19 AM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Boogieman

I am talking about all the pro LDS articles posted. I think they were posted by anti Romney trolls. How else could you explain the insanity of those articles?


27 posted on 02/27/2014 7:51:10 AM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: listenhillary; Lazamataz

>> Why does that no good Laz get a raise and I don’t?

What raise? I said salary *adjustment*. Laz enjoys his work so much he feels guilty about is pay level; we’re going to address that.

>> And why do I have buy the donuts every week?

I’m glad you brought that up. Would you mind bringing donuts that are actually *made* that *same* morning? Thanks!


28 posted on 02/27/2014 7:51:51 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: FReepaholic

They own Fr, why I rarely post any more.
Its East Berlin across America.


29 posted on 02/27/2014 7:53:08 AM PST by Spartan302
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To: FReepaholic

Oh yeah. Certain posts are completely deflected into drivel.


30 posted on 02/27/2014 7:59:23 AM PST by Luke21
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To: FReepaholic

Wait - what if that guide is just an attempt to list normal forum activity as subversive activity in order to trip us up into seeing spies behind every post?

Dang.


31 posted on 02/27/2014 8:15:31 AM PST by jaydee770
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To: Spartan302

But you’ve been here less than a year.


32 posted on 02/27/2014 8:18:10 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Yorlik803

I like to blow things up.


33 posted on 02/27/2014 8:19:06 AM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: Lazamataz

HELP! The Paranoids are after me!


34 posted on 02/27/2014 8:24:29 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: listenhillary

Lost my password last year, one I had used since I think from early 99 so I started a new name, really pisses off some paranoids. And I got really tired explaining who I am cause all that did was to get a lot of nasty email.

So basically I just kinda gave up on FR for awhile, its becoming more and more like the DUmp.


35 posted on 02/27/2014 8:25:01 AM PST by Spartan302
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To: dagogo redux

“IMHO, if you like your forum, you can keep your forum.”

IMHO, if you like your forum, you better contribute to your forum.


36 posted on 02/27/2014 8:34:43 AM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: FReepaholic

This article should be pinned to the front page of Free Republic, in bold, bright colors.


37 posted on 02/27/2014 8:36:19 AM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: Yorlik803
Just look for the jerk off who wants to blow stuff up. Like you can always tell who is the spy in a Militia. He is the one with all the automatic weapons and explosives.

I've found he is the one that wants to purchase a weapon of an illegal barrel length, or an unregistered/homemade suppressor.

Federal agents don't have all day to wait for you to do something illegal. They have bosses to answer to.

38 posted on 02/27/2014 8:40:51 AM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: FReepaholic

I don’t see it as a big deal. After all, it isn’t as if someone is going to come and take you away in mid-sen


39 posted on 02/27/2014 8:47:40 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: jaydee770

40 posted on 02/27/2014 8:48:54 AM PST by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: DariusBane

Most of the pro-LDS articles were posted by 2 posters that either got banned or just quit posting.


41 posted on 02/27/2014 8:53:54 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: FReepaholic
A reminder that 'COINTELPRO' stands for COunter INTELligence PROgram.

These tactics do not work well in an environment where the tactics themselves are well understood. There are more than a few conservative, well-trained, former members of the Intelligence Community who are committed FReepers watching over the site to protect it from outside interference.

The Free Republic mods do a pretty good job on their own.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

42 posted on 02/27/2014 9:02:02 AM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Lazamataz
Well, you and me, of course.

But perhaps I have said too much.


Ha!
43 posted on 02/27/2014 9:06:50 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: FReepaholic
They're here too.

The posters you disagree with, right?
44 posted on 02/27/2014 9:07:34 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Boogieman; DariusBane
The same few FReepers have been posting those same types of articles, for years before Romney was nominated, election time or no. The only thing that increased when Romney got nominated was people accusing them of being “anti-Romney” by doing the same thing they have always done.

Bingo!
45 posted on 02/27/2014 9:08:46 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie
The posters you disagree with, right?

I've long suspected that posters which disagree with
me are paid infiltrators sent here by Soros or the
Bilderbergers or the Illuminati or Taco Bell.

46 posted on 02/27/2014 9:11:53 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: DariusBane
But at the end of the day, I think that free speech wins in the end. Romney bless his little heart was run over by Obama. But Romney loss because he kept the ground game a family business. Also he lost his nerve on Benghazi.

Romney lost because in his heart and soul he is a Progressive Liberal.

You can't support both the Homosexual and Abortion agenda while running as the GOP Nominee for President and win the General Election.

Couple that with his extreme left-wing record as the Republican Governor of Massachusetts and his refusal to fight Obama when he had the chance and you have a sure loser.
47 posted on 02/27/2014 9:11:53 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: humblegunner
I've long suspected that posters which disagree with me are paid infiltrators sent here by Soros or the Bilderbergers or the Illuminati or Taco Bell.

That's funny, that's what I was thinking too!
48 posted on 02/27/2014 9:12:28 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: listenhillary
Why does that no good Laz get a raise and I don’t?

And why do I have buy the donuts every week?


Because I ordered it be so.
49 posted on 02/27/2014 9:22:59 AM PST by Robert Teesdale
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To: FReepaholic
Posting from teh paddy wagon. These guys are pure evil. They're FReepers. I saw one of them posting to the Undead Thread.

AVENGE ME!!

50 posted on 02/27/2014 9:25:32 AM PST by Billthedrill
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