Claim: "The Conspiracy Theory Is True: Agents Infiltrate Websites"

Lode

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"The Art of Deception - Training for a new generation of online covert operations"
https://firstlook.org/theintercept/...ning-new-generation-online-covert-operations/
https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/02/24/jtrig-manipulation/

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ZeroHerge: "The Conspiracy Theory Is True: Agents Infiltrate Websites Intending To "Manipulate, Deceive, And Destroy Reputations"
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-...e-websites-intending-manipulate-deceive-and-d

"Western spy agencies build ‘cyber magicians’ to manipulate online discourse"
http://rt.com/news/five-eyes-online-manipulation-deception-564/
 

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George B

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"The Art of Deception - Training for a new generation of online covert operations"
https://firstlook.org/theintercept/...ning-new-generation-online-covert-operations/

Commented on here:
ZeroHerge: "The Conspiracy Theory Is True: Agents Infiltrate Websites Intending To "Manipulate, Deceive, And Destroy Reputations"
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-...e-websites-intending-manipulate-deceive-and-d

"Western spy agencies build ‘cyber magicians’ to manipulate online discourse"
http://rt.com/news/five-eyes-online-manipulation-deception-564/
Very interesting . . . one question could be . . . can this info be used to neutralize debunking . . . ??? I have often been called a "Data Miner, Shill, Troll" and several I cannot use in mixed company . . .
 
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George B

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Found this research or research proposal sometime ago . . . me thinks it shows the government's recognition of the importance of the internet and by extension social media as a source of intelligence collecting and analysis . . . the next step would be to manipulate what you are observing . . . logical ?

New Metrics for Blog Mining, REPORT DATE
2007

Brian Ulicnya, Ken Baclawskia, Amy Magnusb
aVIStology, Inc., 5 Mountainview Dr., Framingham, MA 01701
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, 875 North Randolph Street, Suite 325 , Arlington, VA
22203
ABSTRACT
Blogs represent an important new arena for knowledge discovery in open source intelligence gathering. Bloggers are a vast network of human (and sometimes non-human) information sources monitoring important local and global events,and other blogs, for items of interest upon which they comment. Increasingly, issues erupt from the blog world and into the real world. In order to monitor blogging about important events, we must develop models and metrics that represent blogs correctly. The structure of blogs requires new techniques for evaluating such metrics as the relevance, specificity, credibility and timeliness of blog entries. Techniques that have been developed for standard information retrieval purposes (e.g. Google's PageRank) are suboptimal when applied to blogs because of their high degree of exophoricity,quotation, brevity, and rapidity of update. In this paper, we offer new metrics related for blog entry relevance,specificity, timeliness and credibility that we are implementing in a blog search and analysis tool for international blogs. This tools utilizes new blog-specific metrics and techniques for extracting the necessary information from blog entries automatically, using some shallow natural language processing techniques supported by background knowledge captured in domain-specific ontologies.
Keywords: Blog mining, blog search, information fusion, relevance, specificity, timeliness, credibility. http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA466875&Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf
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Bill

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Very interesting . . . one question could be . . . can this info be used to neutralize debunking . . . ??? I have often been called a "Data Miner, Shill, Troll" and several I cannot use in mixed company . . .
By debunking community or by the people spreading bunk? Or do both sides think you are a paid shill?;) If you are you should be rich by now.:)
 

Bill

Senior Member.
"The Art of Deception - Training for a new generation of online covert operations"
https://firstlook.org/theintercept/...ning-new-generation-online-covert-operations/
https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/02/24/jtrig-manipulation/

Commented on here:
ZeroHerge: "The Conspiracy Theory Is True: Agents Infiltrate Websites Intending To "Manipulate, Deceive, And Destroy Reputations"
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-...e-websites-intending-manipulate-deceive-and-d

"Western spy agencies build ‘cyber magicians’ to manipulate online discourse"
http://rt.com/news/five-eyes-online-manipulation-deception-564/
None of this surprises me. The only surprise would be to think "Western Governments" were the only governments involved in these tactics.
There have been discussions along similar lines since the 90s about the degree of online activity companies and PR firms engage in to promote products or discredit detractors.
 

George B

Extinct but not forgotten Staff Member
By debunking community or by the people spreading bunk? Or do both sides think you are a paid shill?;) If you are you should be rich by now.:)
Actually, both have made comments about my motives :confused: . . . and wish I had been paid by either side !!!!:D
 

Mick West

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Hmmmmm . . . Sounds like Spy vs Spy vs Spy . . . counter, counter, espionage and 1984 Double Speak all rapped into one article . . . pretty soon we won't believe anything from anyone anytime !!!:confused:

I think the conspiracy world were very disappointed that wikileaks did not confirm all their suspicions about 9/11, and hence have concluded that it's all a big fake, and hence anything Snowden (and by extension Glenn Greenwald) says must be fake too.
 

Lode

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"US & Israel hiring sock puppets to spread pro-gov't propaganda in social media"
http://www.suicideforum.com/showthr...o-spread-pro-gov-t-propaganda-in-social-media

"Pentagon Wants a Social Media Propaganda Machine"
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/07/darpa-wants-social-media-sensor-for-propaganda-ops/

"Israel to pay students to defend it online"
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/08/14/israel-students-social-media/2651715/

Good thing it's all for the people by the people...

"How about Some Government Propaganda for the People Paid for by the People Being Propagandized?"
http://jonathanturley.org/2012/05/2...ople-paid-for-the-people-being-propagandized/

According to some this is a virtual reality... although plugged into this Matrix it is being experienced as totally real. But so are dreams. Until one wakes up. And in the virtual reality department all this sure helps. :)
 
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