Hope is The Third Force
The truth that government agents are influencing people online has been visible for some time to those who were looking. We have the slides, and we now know what the NSA and its British partner, GCHQ, are doing:
The Manipulations You Pay For
Let’s start with this direct quote from the GCHQ on two tactics of their JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group) program:
(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.
Here’s their slide for training agents how to discredit people:
These are their tactics for discrediting companies:
Here’s just one more, listing the tricks they use to manipulate people:
…this is where we are – governments that win elections though deceit are building systems to manipulate us 24/7.
Please understand that it is far, far easier and cheaper for computers to do this work than to have actual humans at keyboards. And thousands of amoral engineers and psychologists are currently selling us out for mere paychecks, by programming computers to do just that.
If there is one message that I’d like to get across on this subject, it is this:
Your leaders are immoral and unrestrained.
I’m sorry if that seems strong, but speaking the truth leaves me no option.