Information operations · Information Warfare · Trolls

Why crafty Internet trolls in the Philippines may be coming to a website near you


This article is good but the information is already at least twelve years old.  Twelve years ago I toured a political research center.  On the third floor were rows and rows of paid professional trolls. Since then I have run across paid professional trolls from every party on every social media platform.    Since then… Continue reading Why crafty Internet trolls in the Philippines may be coming to a website near you

Information operations · Information Warfare · Paid trolls · Trolls

Bloomberg: A Global Guide To State Sponsored Trolling


This is a fair to mediocre guide to state-sponsored trolling, there is a strong bias in the writing and a distinct lack of any documentation. I apologize for not sharing this guide previously, but I was just sent the link this morning. Just a quick analysis of their paragraph focusing on the United States. “UNITED… Continue reading Bloomberg: A Global Guide To State Sponsored Trolling

China · Information operations · Sweden · Trolls

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

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russian Trolls · Trolls

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

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Russian Trolls · Trolls

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

Information operations · Information Warfare · Trolls

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’?