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Wake up folks, active measures AKA INFORMATION WARFARE is a real threat

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posted on Feb, 18 2018 @ 02:08 PM
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From cryptome, a batch of GCHQ documents on the topic of information warfare (Alex Jones is apparently on the right track, decades earlier than many)

They describe a variety of deception and disinformation techniques designed to influence or otherwise manipulate a population.

Not only are hostile foreign actors engaging in this activity against us (Russia, China, North Korea, etc) but "friendly" foreign powers also engage in the same techniques targeting populations including the United States. More than that, US government is legally permitted to do the same domestically, thanks to a decision made by Obama (I believe in 2013).

In any case, the following documents (I copy/pasted some slides) should be illuminating. After reading these SECRET and TOP SECRET/SI documents, I think you may even recognize some of these attacks actually occur much more frequently (and much closer to you) than many would believe at first glance. There are even example on discussion communities where these tactics are being used to manipulate a given population or demographic, sometimes to an unknown end.

Take a look, and tell me what you think.


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cryptome.org... - GCHQ Disruption

cryptome.org... - GCHQ Online Deception

cryptome.org... - GCHQ Cyber Effects

cryptome.org... - GCHQ "Squeaky Dolphin"

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posted on Feb, 18 2018 @ 02:20 PM
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a reply to: JBurns

Great thread Jb, this is going to take a bit to take in. S&F sir.



posted on Feb, 18 2018 @ 02:22 PM
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Ad Hominum techniques on steroids. Structured chaos. Peace in this countries society is going downhill fast.



posted on Feb, 18 2018 @ 02:23 PM
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Trust no one
this is Mulder and Scully's world, we just live in it



posted on Feb, 18 2018 @ 02:45 PM
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a reply to: Allaroundyou


I appreciate that Allaroundyou


It is shocking to me that some (even some among us) have recognized this stuff for over a decade now. I feel a bit behind the curve, and there is so much information out there to take in now

But it is worth it, I have made educating myself about disinformation and information techniques a priority, and some of the stuff I stumble across is really surprising (and some of it is sort of expected nowadays)



posted on Feb, 18 2018 @ 03:00 PM
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a reply to: JBurns


More than that, US government is legally permitted to do the same domestically, thanks to a decision made by Obama (I believe in 2013).


That would be the Smith Mundt Modernization act of 2012, which was signed in 2013, specifically this section is where things get dicey:


“(b) Rule of construction.—Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the Department of State or the Broadcasting Board of Governors from engaging in any medium or form of communication, either directly or indirectly, because a United States domestic audience is or may be thereby exposed to program material, or based on a presumption of such exposure. Such material may be made available within the United States and disseminated, when appropriate, pursuant to sections 502 and 1005 of the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 (22 U.S.C. 1462 and 1437), except that nothing in this section may be construed to authorize the Department of State or the Broadcasting Board of Governors to disseminate within the United States any program material prepared for dissemination abroad on or before the effective date of the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012.


Make note of which agency is named as being able to operate a propaganda campaign regardless of wwhether or not United States domestic audience may be exposed to said program.



posted on Feb, 18 2018 @ 03:39 PM
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**Notices title**
*Walks in*
*looks around*
*Reads Alex Jones "




posted on Feb, 18 2018 @ 03:40 PM
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a reply to: JBurns

Hey thank you for being on ATS. Your thread's pretty cool.

This is an interesting topic to ponder. It fits here at ATS really good.

Spying on spy networks is fun.



posted on Feb, 18 2018 @ 03:43 PM
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originally posted by: WhateverYouSay
Trust no one
this is Mulder and Scully's world, we just live in it


Exactly. And ATS is here so we can dig into the real X-Files.



posted on Feb, 18 2018 @ 03:50 PM
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a reply to: JBurns

Excellent thread. And never forget that CNN is one of the top domestic disinformation terrorists in this country.



posted on Feb, 18 2018 @ 03:55 PM
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I would have many would know this has being happening for years. It is the logic outcome given the internet and those who push an agenda. It is also obvious it is not limited to governments.



posted on Feb, 18 2018 @ 04:45 PM
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It's old stuff,
It's been covered by somebody here too.
I don't think Trump was on the forum then though.



posted on Feb, 18 2018 @ 05:07 PM
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I wonder what our budget for this program is?

13 Russians upended the most powerful nation on earth with $2-3 million worth of social media posts.

That should be our spending limit.



posted on Feb, 18 2018 @ 05:48 PM
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a reply to: JBurns

Wow, thanks for this! Will have to take some time to get through it well.

On first glance: this is depressing as hell.



posted on Feb, 18 2018 @ 06:42 PM
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heh, it's all marketing, that's all it is, I work in the field and if you don't know how to social engineer things, you'll suck at your job.

Now amp that up, and you're just a blackhat, big data = manipulation on big scales...



posted on Feb, 18 2018 @ 07:11 PM
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Hillary in 2011, on behalf of the Deep State speaking about information control. They been working overtime to diffuse, deflect and diminish the truth ever since...



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 08:44 PM
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If you want to learn more on how it works:
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 09:06 PM
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a reply to: JBurns

And then there's Big Corp PR Agencies, the damage control from other gubmint agencies and all that stuff from other nations on top.

Pretty crowded place, innit?


Beginning in the 1950s, news media and public information organizations and individuals carried out assignments to manage the public's perception of the CIA, according to the New York Times. Carl Bernstein wrote in 1977 that "The CIA in the 1950's, '60's, and even early 70's had concentrated its relationships with journalists in the most prominent sectors of the American press corps, including four or five of the largest newspaper in the country, the broadcast networks, and the two major weekly news magazines." David Atlee Phillips, a former CIA station chief in Mexico City, described the method of recruitment years later to Bernstein: "Somebody from the Agency says, 'I want you to sign a piece of paper before I tell you what it's about.' I didn't hesitate to sign, and a lot of newsmen didn't hesitate over the next twenty years."[10]

The term "perception management" is not new to the lexicon of government language. For years the FBI has listed foreign perception management as one of eight "key issue threats" to national security, including it with terrorism, attacks on critical US infrastructure, and weapons proliferation among others. The FBI clearly recognizes perception management as a threat when it is directed at the US by foreign governments.[11]

en.wikipedia.org...

You guys have something to hide or what?



posted on Feb, 20 2018 @ 02:12 PM
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a reply to: intrptr


This individual (Hillary) has possibly been the single-worst personal influence on the government in our nation's short history.

She is the definition of public corruption, influence peddling and pay to play. Nothing more than a pair of scam artists (Bill and Hillary)

I don't blame Chelsea Clinton for being loyal to her parents, and she did stick up for Trump's youngest son when the left started attacking him. But Bill and Hillary are the incarnation of everything wrong with public government



posted on Feb, 20 2018 @ 02:13 PM
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a reply to: muzzleflash


Second that muzzleflash
I appreciate you taking the time to read this, and everyone else who is interested/making their own topics about combatting disinformation

It may be one of the most subversive national security threats we have seen. I never thought I would live to see the day when this kind of BS became common place




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