UK's NSA Infiltrate Websites Intending To "Manipulate, Deceive, And Destroy Reputatio

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  1. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

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    "The Conspiracy Theory Is True: Agents Infiltrate Websites Intending To "Manipulate, Deceive, And Destroy Reputations"

    In the annals of internet conspiracy theories, none is more pervasive than the one speculating paid government plants infiltrate websites, social network sites, and comment sections with an intent to sow discord, troll, and generally manipulate, deceive and destroy reputations. Guess what: it was all true.

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    And this time we have a pretty slideshow of formerly confidential data prepared by the UK NSA equivalent, the GCHQ, to confirm it, and Edward Snowden to thank for disclosing it. The messenger in this case is Glenn Greenwald, who has released the data in an article in his new website, firstlook.org, which he summarizes as follows: "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." Call it Stasi for "Generation Internet."

    Greenwald's latest revelation focuses on GCHQ’s previously secret unit, the JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group).

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    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. "

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-...e-websites-intending-manipulate-deceive-and-d

    Complete Story Here: https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/02/24/jtrig-manipulation/

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    Such a thing existed in the US for a long time, so the concept is nothing new. It pains me though to see that other countries (especially EU ones) are following in their footsteps.
     
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    Thanks for the info Nebulus. I did not know all this about COINTELPRO. I always thought it was only infiltration and spying. I wonder if J Edgar covertly infiltrated a group while wearing one of his pink dresses.
     
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    If only all Americans read and forced the government to follow the findings and recomendations of the Church Committee, which was formed in part as a result of COINTELPRO. The Committee was created by the Senate in 1976 to “oversee and make continuing studies of the intelligence activities and programs of the United States Government,” to “submit to the Senate appropriate proposals for legislation and report to the Senate concerning such intelligence activities and programs,” and to “provide vigilant legislative oversight over the intelligence activities of the United States to assure that such activities are in conformity with the Constitution and laws of the United States.”

    http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/about.html

    "The root cause of the excesses which our record amply demonstrates has
    been failure to apply the wisdom of the constitutional system of checks and
    balances to intelligence activities. Our experience as a nation has taught us
    that we must place our trust in laws,and not solely in men. The founding
    fathers foresaw excess as the inevitable consequence of granting any part
    of government un-checked power. This has been demonstrated in the intelligence field where, too often, constitutional principles were subordinated
    to a pragmatic course of permitting desired ends to dictate and justify improper means. Our recommendations are designed to place intelligence
    activities within the constitutional scheme for controlling government
    power."

    http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/pdfs94th/94755_II.pdf

    Query: Is there such a thing a a functioning system of checks and balances in a bought and paid for corrupt government?
     
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    Sure there is. Write them a check and increase the balance in their accounts and they'll function just fine for you. Beyond that, it's all a power grab at the people's expense.
     
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    Not sure if that balances:

    "Dear IIVICBB PAC:

    Please find my check in the sum of $1 MIL to your PAC ("If It Votes It Can be Bought") that contributes it's total contributions to support the re-election of Senator Core Rupt who is leading the charge in Congress for an amendment to this year's budget that will save my corporation $200 MIL.

    Sincerely,

    Pacman

    PS: I never reject an investment that offers a %2,000 annual return"

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