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originally posted by: AreUKiddingMe
Sounds a lot like McCarthyism to me.
The American Heritage Dictionary defines McCarthyism as "the political practice of publicizing accusations of disloyalty or subversion with insufficient regard to evidence." link
originally posted by: damwel
I wish I had a dollar for every time in the last 10 years here I have been called a shill. I even read my nick in an article listing shills on ATS. Alas no pay for me. I seriously doubt anyone pays people to try and influence public opinion through an internet bulletin board.
Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (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. To see how extremist these programs are, just consider the tactics they boast of using to achieve those ends: “false flag operations” (posting material to the internet and falsely attributing it to someone else), fake victim blog posts (pretending to be a victim of the individual whose reputation they want to destroy), and posting “negative information” on various forums.