Skip to comments.HOW COVERT AGENTS INFILTRATE THE INTERNET TO MANIPULATE, DECEIVE, AND DESTROY REPUTATIONS
Posted on 06/19/2016 12:36:54 PM PDT by sourcery
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.
By publishing these stories one by one, our NBC reporting highlighted some of the key, discrete revelations: the monitoring of YouTube and Blogger, the targeting of Anonymous with the very same DDoS attacks they accuse hacktivists of using, the use of honey traps (luring people into compromising situations using sex) and destructive viruses. But, here, I want to focus and elaborate on the overarching point revealed by all of these documents: namely, that these agencies are attempting to control, infiltrate, manipulate, and warp online discourse, and in doing so, are compromising the integrity of the internet itself.
(Excerpt) Read more at theintercept.com ...
Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable. To see how extremist these programs are, just consider the tactics they boast of using to achieve those ends: false flag operations (posting material to the internet and falsely attributing it to someone else), fake victim blog posts (pretending to be a victim of the individual whose reputation they want to destroy), and posting negative information on various forums.
I’VE BEEN OUTED!!!!
I know some that need their reputations completely ruined!!!! Give me a call, have the list right here...
Our country has morphed into East Germany.
And there are some right here on FR pretending to be Trump supporters , yet, repeatedly post negative Trump articles.
Some may even be supposedly working on the Trump campaign yet still post negative articles.
And these same people were vehemently opposed to Trump just a short couple of months ago.
i don’t think it has morphed...it has always been this way...I think Kennedy admitted to having 300+ assets in the Press that would change headlines and stories to further intelligence objectives back in the 60’s.. i can’t imagine that number has gotten smaller.
I have noticed who they are. And they know I know who they are...keeping tabs...
The article mis-identifies the target of these techniques, stating:
” hacktivism, meaning those who use online protest activity for political ends.”
No. Hacktivists use computer hacking techniques for political ends. When investigated, many are found to be agents of foreign governments or transnational movements, like terrorist groups or subversive leftist organizations.
Governments have to be able to fight back against covert subversive groups.
Well, the Russians are doing it.
There are a lot of people that believe abovetopsecret conspiracy site is a CIA propaganda site
You can spot them a mile away in the fog.
They give themselves away by the repeated patterns.
What really tips them off is the obscure sources of the articles. The only way they would have found them is if they googled for them.
The cult of JFK is always alive and well here. But this wasn’t a JFK thing. It was from the 50s, some truman but mostly Ike.
It was CIA and the program was named operation mockingbird.
Yeah, cause nobody looks for obscure things on Google. /s
I have seen postings here and at Breitbart sites from people who slander and cast dispersions. Example of public figures would be the radio “conservatives” like Michael Medved who always damns with faint praise conservatives or House speaker Paul Ryan who undermines those that want the democrats stopped. They have their minions here and other sites. Newspapers who strip out comments or leave no way of people leaving a comment while they do for say a story on a new bike path.
More like Oceania from 1984. The surveillance technology now exists.
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