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BH Twittering to Destabilize Iran?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by zebrahat, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    Something I saw on a blog about the post-election controversy in Iran:

    ...Were these legitimate Iranian people or the works of a propaganda machine? I became curious and decided to investigate the origins of the information. In doing so, I narrowed it down to a handful of people who have accounted for 30,000 Iran related tweets in the past few days. Each of them had some striking similarities --

    1. They each created their twitter accounts on Saturday June 13th.
    2. Each had extremely high number of Tweets since creating their profiles.
    3. "IranElection" was each of their most popular keyword
    4. With some very small exceptions, each were posting in ENGLISH.
    5. Half of them had the exact same profile photo
    6. Each had thousands of followers, with only a few friends. Most of their friends were EACH OTHER...

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    http://pakalert.wordpress.com/2009/06/16/proof-israeli-effort-to-destabilize-iran-via-twitter/
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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/06/17/us_gov_twitter_request/
     
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  2. hotstox

    hotstox Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    That's actually really interesting (though some here might write it off as either boring or nutty). I was wondering during our presidential election if it would have a huge impact using bh techniques to smear a candidate, considering the auto dialers and what not both campaigns stooped too, it would not be too far from that level. Assuming it actually could sway a significant % of voters. I'd actually love to fuck around with testing this theory if a few people wanted to team up and put a little bit into it, effort wise.
     
  3. TermsB

    TermsB Senior Member

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    Sounds like some New World Order diversion tactic if you want the conspiracy theorist side of things.
     
  4. hotstox

    hotstox Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    or just a blackhatter who strongly opposes the current Iranian government lol. I doubt it's anything too serious as far as who is behind it. Could probably sway an election or two with these types of methods if they are tight races.
     
  5. zozor

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    Going to help them right now. This m**** whos their actual president must go away
     
  6. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    Given the lack of transparecy of modern governments, I'd assume the twittering was part of a government psychological operation, until proven otherwise. Maybe that hardliner Iranian prez is himself part of the op, the new bad guy we're all supposed to recoil over, to help justify/pave the way for yet another US adventure onto a Muslim territory.