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How China’s army of online trolls turned on Sweden


It looks like China’s ‘unofficial’ troll army is responding to the racist SVT YouTube video.   A tour through China’s Troll Army’s Facebook page, 帝吧大军根据地, reveals quite a bit.  On the SVT ‘humor’ page, they made fun of Chinese defecating in public.  On the Emperor bar army base Facebook page, members posted all kinds of pictures showing exactly that. … Continue reading How China’s army of online trolls turned on Sweden

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Sarah Jeong’s The Internet of Garbage” now free to download


https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/28/17777330/internet-of-garbage-book-sarah-jeong-online-harassment Today, The Verge is publishing an interim edition of Sarah Jeong’s The Internet of Garbage, a book she first published in 2015 but has since gone out of print. It is a thorough and important look at the intractable problem of online harassment. After a year on The Verge’s staff as a senior writer,… Continue reading Sarah Jeong’s The Internet of Garbage” now free to download

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Trolls

Russian trolls accused of spreading anti-vaccine propaganda online


It would be most interesting to see a research project conducted, studying the correlation of Russian trolls running anti-vax propaganda versus Europe’s developing contagious disease epidemic (not a contagion, yet).  From Hamilton 68, vaxxed is one of the top ten trending hashtags. </end editorial> BY JACK MORSE 1 DAY AGO Well this is disturbing.Apparently not content to… Continue reading Russian trolls accused of spreading anti-vaccine propaganda online

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Facebook Is Being Used By Russian Trolls, Again


I’ve been seeing a lot of very incendiary posts on Facebook.  These posts are being reposted by friends of mine, both conservative, liberal, and foreign. Today a friend reposted something from Rita Lloyd, which was highly incendiary. I got to looking at the profile and it fits all the parameters of a troll account. No… Continue reading Facebook Is Being Used By Russian Trolls, Again

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How Did the Pentagon Quantify This Bizarre Statistic on ‘Russian Trolls’?


Unfortunately, this is a hit piece and is not truly asking nor exploring “How Did the Pentagon Quantify This Bizarre Statistic on ‘Russian Trolls’?” It does, however, give insight as to the bias against Pentagon statistics of this particular author. His snarky, sneering attack is abhorrent and it does not deserve publication.  It is quite… Continue reading How Did the Pentagon Quantify This Bizarre Statistic on ‘Russian Trolls’?

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How Every Campaign Will Have a Troll Farm of Its Own


I literally stumbled across my first political trolling operation in 2009.  I was touring a political ‘think tank’ and we walked through a room with rows of computers with people sitting in front. I stopped and asked one of the operators what they were doing. He simply said he cruises comment sections and puts in… Continue reading How Every Campaign Will Have a Troll Farm of Its Own

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InfowarCon 2018: CALL FOR PAPERS


Guys and Gals of the information warfare community, information operations world, strategic communications, public diplomacy, cybersecurity, cyberwarfare, electronic warfare, etc – InfowarCon is THE event that you should attend.   I’ve been to quite a few of these through the years. Founded by Winn Schwartau back when the concept of information warfare was just gaining traction… Continue reading InfowarCon 2018: CALL FOR PAPERS