posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 07:55 PM
Originally posted by ThatDGgirl
reply to post by irevolution
I thought this was a "common" inference. Apparently not. "Adam", that dude in the Garden of Eden, being used as a reference point for anyone.
I'll rephrase the question without Adam. What are the "hallmarks" of a disinfo agent. I ask this question in all seriousness.
Sorry just having a bit of fun with the Adam comment. In all seriousness, there is no 100% real way to tell a disinformation agent. In fact sometimes
these agents will provide truthful information with 5% of lies. This means that you get what looks like the truth with just enough bs thrown it to
throw you off.
Other times they will seem harmless, but they will even with lot's of reason, logic and proof, keep trying to devalue a subject matter or topic.
A disinformation agent usually has a specific goal, eg. Ensure the truth about x,y,z does not get out to the public. This can be done by discrediting
people that are telling the truth, this can also be done by getting into pointless arguments, throwing the topic off base.
There are lot's of methods they use. You will likely not be able to spot one at first, it's only over time that you learn what to look for. When I
first came to places like this, I had never heard of disinformation agents either, but now I have a better time of spotting them.
Oh another thing they do, they will pretend to be on opposite sides sometimes, so you don't realise that in the end they are really working together.
It's pretty slimy stuff, but it has an objective and an agenda and that is usually to keep you from figuring out what the truth is, that is why you
have to do your own investigations.