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US Military Caught Manipulating Social Media, Running Mass Propaganda Accounts

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Moosey, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. Moosey

    Moosey Senior Member

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    I've been following alternative media for the past few years, this doesn't surprise me at all, none the less I thought I'd share it with the community. Share your thoughts on the matter, it is much appreciated. Here is the article, a link to the source can be found at the bottom of the post.

    It has been common knowledge to anyone paying attention within the alternative news community for years, but once again the media is now admitting that the US military and intelligence agencies are indeed running massive propaganda campaigns that cover a vast array of online networks.
    How many times now has such ?conspiracy nonsense? now been reported years later by the mega media as undeniable fact? In the case of the US intelligence propaganda machine that even the New York Times has covered in an article entitled ?The Real War on Reality?, we are seeing just that. The New York Times report goes on to detail information uncovered from hacked data regarding the military operation to stage ?grassroots? responses and organizations in order to deceive via psyop. Professor of philosophy Peter Ludlow writes for the Times:

    ?The hack also revealed evidence that Team Themis was developing a ?persona management? system ? a program, developed at the specific request of the United States Air Force, that allowed one user to control multiple online identities (?sock puppets?) for commenting in social media spaces, thus giving the appearance of grass roots support. The contract was eventually awarded to another private intelligence firm.?


    This cyber warfare is clearly not just in the capacity of ?improving international reputation? as military commanders are claiming on record (just like there is ?no such thing? as domestic spying and it?s only for terrorists). Instead, we?re talking about running a major network of computers that are constantly running code specifically written to post to social media and news comment pages. Something that was revealed all the way back in 2011
    by RawStory and brushed off in the name of national security by the military.

    INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES RUNNING MASS NUMBER OF PROPAGANDA ACCOUNTS
    And remember, this is the same military that says political activists are terrorists and need to be targeted. At the highest levels, combating ?terrorism? simply means going after law-abiding citizens and journalists ? especially so-called ?leakers?. With propaganda scripts that run 24/7 and are intended to discredit people like Edward Snowden, top level intelligence agencies are teaming up with the military to combat whistleblowers through such phony means.
    An excerpt from a particularly concerning summary of a recent German report on how political activists are targeted reads:

    ?The targets of these attacks are scientists? It does not stop at skirmishes in the scientific community. Hackers regularly target various web pages. Evaluations of IP log files show that not only Monsanto visits the pages regularly, but also various organizations of the U.S. government, including the military. These include the Navy Network Information Center, the Federal Aviation Administration and the United States Army Intelligence Center, an institution of the US Army, which trains soldiers with information gathering.?


    Now admittedly the news is not getting nearly as much coverage as it should, especially when considering it highlights two essential points:

    1. This means that the United States military and intelligence communities are highly afraid of alternative networks and the overall public perception when it comes to the United States government and the state of the corrupt political mafia at large.
    2. This also means that the United States military and intelligence agencies are losing the informational battle, and the only way they can even fight back is to run a conglomerate of fake accounts attacking legitimate users and journalists. You know, the terrorists that dare to question anything.
    Social media pages, comment systems on top news websites, and various other areas online are the targets of a pinpointed ?cyber psyop? by a government that simply can?t answer real questions. And instead of actually doing anything about the outrage, disinformation campaigns are of utmost priority.


    http://nworeport.me/2013/08/09/us-m...ocial-media-running-mass-propaganda-accounts/
     
  2. Nigel Farage

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    Late night a.m. radio talk show host, whose name I have yet to find out, was saying some things last night that I have NEVER heard once said on mass media since 9/11, such as that you are 8 times more likely to die in a confrontation with the Police, than you are to be killed by a terrorist. And other statistical realities that indicate how much of a farce this "war" on "terror" really is.

    I look at my client, the doctor's wife, straight in the eye, and I say "Are YOU afraid of terrorists?" and she answers an immediate "No." with an emotional tone that borders on gratitude, almost as if she were desperately hoping that she wasn't the only one that saw the truth of it, and was relieved that it was someone else that transmutated fundamental truth to spoken word.

    She lives in a house that might be worth 7 figures. She goes to two different book club meetings each week. And I wonder what the social consequences to her upwardly mobile future might be if she said aloud the things that I say on a regular basis, both online and in person.

    On the phone 2 days ago at Home Depot, talking to a friend, and I say that a government that force-indoctrinates it's citizens into financial irresponsibility and debt is an evil government that needs to be overthrown by whatever means and at whatever cost. And the people that support that government are also evil.

    And at the end of the conversation I am approached by a well-groomed, older gentleman that could not help but overhear what I had said, and was compelled to connect with me in some way. He also needed to know that he was not the only one; that there was someone else that knew what he knew, the terrible, awful truth of it, and the fear and dread of what awareness of that truth meant.

    And he was glad to know, I think, that at his age he was not obligated to "do something", and I felt the delegation of his responsibility to me. I am two now, and growing.
     
  3. spmcnerd

    spmcnerd Regular Member

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    I've heard of this. It is also their level of forethought pitting the people against each other. FB proly plays the game w/ them. They need to learn what's going on across the pond. That's who's gona knock Dick in the dirt. Just my opinion but don't think we are secure as they act. Chatter? They'd be busting my door down daily with all my ex's chatter chatter chatter
     
  4. hoodmonster

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    I cannot agree more with the statement you made at home depot. I can only see things getting worse and it disturbs me greatly.
     
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  5. closedCaption

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    Facebook isn't playing the game with them. Facebook IS them. One of the earliest investors in Facebook was In-Q-Tel which is Venture Capital funded by CIA. After that investment, strange positive things started to happen
    for Facebook, like MS investment of 900 million for 5%, etc...

     
  6. euros123dotcom

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    More reasons to start learning how to establish offline communities, offline communication networks, etc. Just in case...Online systems could be mimicked in the physical world.
     
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  7. Roparadise

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    It wasn't In-Q-Tel which invested during a venture capital round it was the Accel Partners, and their manager at the time had served on another board where one of the other board members was the ceo of In-Q-Tel.
     
  8. closedCaption

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    Same thing (at least for me)

     
  9. G-S-T

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    I thought this was psyop's

     
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  10. thetvnun

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    well, i thought that people would think i was nuts, but, 2 months ago i was on cnn.com and they had a picture of a syrian with an ak-47 - the guy looked exactly like me, i mean i showed it to my friends and they were like wow, i didn't know u were in the army. so i was like cool! i uploaded it to facebook - rockin!. two days later i log into facebook and it wants my library card number to help protect me . . . ok, well whatever. now for the past month it asks me where the picture was taken - everyday. it never asks about my other 100+ pictures, it just asks that same one over and over. i was thiming of deleting it but it is kind of cool to have.
     
  11. Nigel Farage

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    Huh. Facebook is a front organization (paid contractor) for some intelligence agency. Maybe next you'll get friend requests from hot chicks with big tits that want to know all about you, what your thoughts are about all manner of things, to include religion, politics, etc...

    Maybe you should answer. Something like "picture taken at top-secret jihadist training camp outside of Akron, Ohio, and then pull some random names from Google of people that live there, and list them as contributors to the organization. "Thanks to Jeff and Bev Thurman from A to Z Guns for their contributions to our cause, and also to Father O'Blanahan from the Perpetual Virgin Catholic School for Girls for the use of his storage space."

    Maybe they'll take that shit to a secret FISA court, and issue a secret wiretapping warrant or maybe a SWAT team will raid your house, seize all your computer equipment and detain and question everyone about what they know about you and your anti-american activities.

    Or, I supposed they could just dispense with all of that stuff and simply drop a hellfire missile on your house, and kill everyone inside. Remember: Don't take your children to a war.
     
  12. thetvnun

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    Maybe you should answer. Something like "picture taken at top-secret jihadist training camp outside of Akron, Ohio, and then pull some random names from Google of people that live there, and list them as contributors to the organization. "Thanks to Jeff and Bev Thurman from A to Z Guns for their contributions to our cause, and also to Father O'Blanahan from the Perpetual Virgin Catholic School for Girls for the use of his storage space.

    you know, that just opened up a new world for me. yeah, i believe that stuff, if i said the rest you wouldn't believe me, i've spammed facebook since ffap worked, i know facebook, or i thought i did. it asks a whole new world of questions now.
     
  13. Nigel Farage

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    The sociological effects of having your government recording your every utterance. Paranoia is normal now. If you aren't paranoid, there's something wrong with you. Some people want to hold on to the old notions of how things are, how things are supposed to be, and also what "crazy" looks like, and the thing is, these are the only crazy people; the people that insist they understand how things are, and how things are supposed to be.

    Wondering what the fuck is going on, where the next angle is, what the next "revelation" is going to be about the level of surveillance we are all subjected to, and what effect that surveillance has on our culture, our country.

    Privacy is meaningless now. A right to privacy no longer exists. Instead there are piles of words in electronic documents that are written by someone else (not you) and they govern how someone else (not you, and not anyone that you have power over) is going to deal with the information (not yours) about you (but you don't get to see it). What information is "private" (but not really, because there is a way for someone to know anything), and what is public (but not to you, other people will be selling it).

    Meanwhile, you will be required to follow all manner of rules and laws restricting how YOU manage information, such as anything that the government decides is "secret", and a long list of serious penalties if for some reason you fail to obey each and every law. And they'll know it when you make the statistically certain mistake, it's just a matter of time, and so you, myself and everyone else will spend our lives under threat of punishment for just about any reason the government sees fit to charge us with.

    And we'll all get trials like George Zimmerman got. Funny how some self-righteous assholes can get, when they are more likely to be unjustly charged with a crime in a corrupted judicial system than they are to be killed in self-defense while beating a person to death. This is a blackhat forum. You'd think the membership would be unanimous in it's sympathy for the person that is caught and being ground to pieces by the wheels of the justice system, but no it seems many people are willing to sacrifice their own safety and security from a corrupt legal system in order to feel the satisfying sense that some OTHER person got hammered, and (they believe) he deserved it.

    Never once considering that someday that hammer may be suspended over THEIR heads. Well, they say that in most cases criminals are by definition stupid, and that most criminals are caught due to this fact. Blackhat marketing is "sort of" criminal; it certainly has a tendency to attract people that look at rules, and social restrictions from a perspective that allows for a lot of interpretation, negotiation and straight-out disobedience. So I assume the dynamics would be similar. You'd think more people would have the sense to advocate on their own behalf and in favor of their own best interests, but no they'd rather join the mob and lynch someone, sort of like watching a football game on Monday night,only at the end some guy goes off to prison, woot! GREAT TRIAL! Pass the pretzels.
     
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  14. deathspank

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    why anyone uses facebook is beyond me. its the biggest database of everyone around the world most likely accessed 24/7 by nsa. as for privacy the beginning of the end for that started 9/11 which to many was a false flag operation due to the fact that boeing, bae systems and all these other companies benefited from the never ending war that followed. I mean seriously war on terror? anyone in the world can cause terror. I don't necessarily believe that 9/11 was planned but I'm not doubting those believers out there. anyways the only reason they need to be all uppity about what they do is because no one else is or cares about them
     
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  15. euros123dotcom

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    But, but Sir...you don't understand. I am a sweet 18 year old girl and love to use FB! :p

    PS: I LOVE to feed false information to DirtBook. It's just to damn funny and hilarious (my "girl" has around 200 pending friend requests. Hopefully from real dudes.)
     
  16. euros123dotcom

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    Amen to all of that. Very well written, you have sound thinking (in my opinion). I've read tons of history books about Nazi Germany and what you are describing is exactly how things started. One "error" by the governing class that is overlooked, one more, one more....suddenly people are being shipped off to gas chambers and everybody is looking the other way, can't be bothered to take action and overthrow the government. The Germans have a "special ability" to be obedient and follow the rules by the book (I've certainly seen it in the companies I worked for). I don't know about Americans, but being sheep like is not good.

    That is why I think (for myself) that we have to learn how to do things without relying too much on technology - for the past few weeks I keep my cellphone switched off for the most part of the day. Only switch on if I need to use it. Have informed my closer friends and my girlfriend when I am reachable. If someone calls, the voice box takes the message (if it's important) or they shoot me an email to call back. No need to be 24x7 available. Peace of mind. Fuck Apple and the fingerprint system. No way am I going to use my fucking fingerprint on a phone! The less I use my fingerprints the better. Some other thoughts:

    - I am thinking more and more about alternative communication possibilities (not electronic)
    - Don't get tattoos > they make you uniquely identifiable. Law enforcement even takes pictures of them (if you get arrested for some reason).
    - Facebook? I only use Fake accounts. Have partially real and fake information mixed on LinkedIn to divert.

    There is a good manual on the deep-web called "Getting off the Matrix". You should read it. Good advice.
     
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