Skip to comments.Government Trolls Are Using "Psychology-Based Influence Techniques" On YouTube, Facebook And Twitter
Posted on 07/02/2015 9:50:37 PM PDT by Nachum
Submitted by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog,
Have you ever come across someone on the Internet that you suspected was a paid government troll? Well, there is a very good chance that you were not imagining things. Thanks to Edward Snowden, we now have solid proof that paid government trolls are using psychology-based influence techniques on social media websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Documents leaked by Snowden also reveal that government agents have been conducting denial-of-service attacks, flooding social media websites with thinly veiled propaganda and have been purposely attempting to warp public discourse online. If we do not stand up and object to this kind of Orwellian behavior, it is only going to get worse and worse.
In the UK, the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG) is a specialized unit within the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). If it wasnt for Edward Snowden, we probably still would never have heard of them. This particular specialized unit is engaged in some very questionable online activities. The following is an excerpt from a recent piece by Glenn Greenwald and Andrew Fishman
Though its existence was secret until last year, JTRIG quickly developed a distinctive profile in the public understanding, after documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the unit had engaged in dirty tricks like deploying sexual honey traps designed to discredit targets, launching denial-of-service attacks to shut down Internet chat rooms, pushing veiled propaganda onto social networks and generally warping discourse online.
We are told that JTRIG only uses these techniques to go after the bad guys.
But precisely who are the bad guys?
It turns out that their definition of who the bad guys are is quite broad. Here is more from Glenn Greenwald and Andrew Fishman
(Excerpt) Read more at zerohedge.com ...
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I think FR’pers have known that since 2008. The libs, not so much...
They are on FR too! Just check out any of the Waco massacre threads and check out posts made by so and so. You will soon understand who that is.
I've long called them Socialist Networking Sites for a reason.
The meme version of a "flash mob". Send out the talking points and let the sheepl repeat it ad nauseum to their 'friends'.
A good tactic is one your people enjoy. Theyll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. Theyre doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones. (rule 6 of Alinsky's Rules For Radicals)
Worse than Snowden?
we have a bunch here on FR....
They just figured this out?
Honey traps have been used for decades against our politicians. Nothing new here.
There have been disruptors and trolls here since day 2.
they told me they wouldn’t tell anybody!
Considering only the stupidest of Gen X/Y/Z use these social media sewers, I could ask, does it matter?
But yes, I am sure it does, because just because the millenials are airheads does not mean that you should ignore them. Vapid as they are, they do vote, and they vote FEELINGS!
They voted Obutthole overwhelmingly, I will never forget that.
I quit facebook, after being on it for four months, years ago. It is a waste of time and such a narcissistic tool. Maybe for a business-—but now with the forcing of the sodomy ethics of Afghanistan and Saudis and “Sugar Keynes” 24/7 I am glad I have no access to it. It is just a vehicle for sewer ethics and to dehumanize people. (artificial).
They are making the rainbow (as they did “gay”) (both words kids loved) to be about sex, sex, sex——”for the children” since it is the easiest way to seduce children into the Marxist irrational “utopia” and destroy intellectual and moral development. Vice makes slaves for the State and forces HUGE governments.
They need to destroy the family and all biological connections so that we are all divided——no possibility of UNITY-—none-—now, the only institution designed to unite male and female (true diversity) is being destroyed and sodomy is being normalized like it is in all pagan, tribal cultures-—before Christianity elevated women. Desiring anal cavities is depravity and a pathology and it is learned in childhood from abuse and neglect.
Trump appears to be one of those bad guys. The government agents are easy to spot. They are quick to use racism, sexism and elitism.
> There have been disruptors and trolls here since day 2.
Have seen them oheremany times...
Frankly, I have thought most are being paid by OFA or the Soros front groups.
They are getting more sophisticated, if you can call it that. Some of the robo-trolls are programmed to argue with each other, usually with lots of all-caps and four letter words. So they will start screaming back and forth at each other on a thread until the site just takes down the comments.
Um . . . I’m a legitimate Freeper, heh . . . I uh . . . LOOK, SQUIRREL!!!
They’re pushing for their own interest: big government spending. They push hardest for candidates who have no record of cutting such spending and would never promise, for example, to cut public school teacher pay and jobs. And they push for those same smooth talking candidates with insults and other fallacies.