Government Trolls Are Using ‘Psychology-Based Influence Techniques’

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    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 wasn’t 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…

    Continue . . . http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/government-trolls-are-using-psychology-based-influence-techniques-on-youtube-facebook-and-twitter

    To hear the government trolls here on BB tell it Snowden is a traitor for revealing how corrupt and unlawful the government has become. In their minds it's "treason" to reveal who the traitors are.

    Talk about Orwellian newspeak.
     
    #1 poncho, Jul 3, 2015
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