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

The Royal Family Just Released an Intense Set of Social Media Guidelines to Combat Trolls


The Royal’s rules?   Be nice Don’t forward spam, lies, or disinformation Do not discriminate Stay on topic It is nice to see the Royal family take charge in this situation. </end editorial> (Ed: Emphasis added) Wow wow wow. by MEHERA BONNER MAR 4, 2019 GETTY IMAGES The royal family has issued new social-media guidelines in order… Continue reading The Royal Family Just Released an Intense Set of Social Media Guidelines to Combat Trolls

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

#RussiaFail · CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda · Russia

Polygraph.Info: Russian Troll Farm’s Comically Fake U.S. Military Video Incites Ridicule Online


Russian propaganda, at least from the Russian troll farm, is comical, to say the least. They believe in quantity and not quality and their latest video is just a tragic waste of time.  Thank you to Polygraph.Info for helping expose them more! Also, thank you for the laugh at their expense. #RussiaFail </end editorial> October 25,… Continue reading Polygraph.Info: Russian Troll Farm’s Comically Fake U.S. Military Video Incites Ridicule Online

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (176)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> The Vozhd does his annual Valdai Club address in Sochi and produced more media traffic than the rest of the propaganda machine collectively. His comments on martyrdom in a nuclear MAD scenario could be easily labeled as “channeling Ahmadinejad.” He reverses on the pre-emptive nuclear strike doctrine and brags… Continue reading Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (176)

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