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There is a similar tradeoff along another dimension: whether the infiltration should occur in the real world, through physical penetration of conspiracist groups by undercover agents, or instead should occur strictly in cyberspace. The latter is safer, but potentially less productive. The former will sometimes be indispensable, where the groups that purvey conspiracy theories (and perhaps themselves formulate conspiracies) formulate their views through real-space informational networks rather than virtual networks. Infiltration of any kind poses well-known risks: perhaps agents will be asked to perform criminal acts to prove their bona fides, or (less plausibly) will themselves become persuaded by the conspiratorial views they are supposed to be undermining; perhaps agents will be unmasked and harmed by the infiltrated group. But the risks are generally greater for real-world infiltration, where the agent is exposed to more serious harms.
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
Great episode, so phoenix is a hotbed for the paranormal eh?
Originally posted by JunoJive
In regards to the Disinfo topic. Why all the concern, we have trolls, flamers, and eccentrics galore posting all kinds of nonsense. Deal with the disinfo agents the same way, use fact and truth against them. I don't see how they could stand up to rational thought anymore than the above mentioned parasites.
I'd really like to see you do a better job pal, your whole post was negative...and you are in fact the annoying one...and there is no "drama" going on here...just discussion about something that needs to be discussed...and it's now a more important topic because of their suggested attack on conspiracy theorists...so stop painting everything in a negative way...
I know this comment won't be well received, but I think Johnny Anonymous is more annoying than anything. His delivery of the information is not smooth and I don't find him even slightly humorous. Sorry, but I have to say it.
They've probably been here since the beginning. No need for all the drama over it.
I do the exact same thing...I don't have time to sign up to every new forum I come across in order to get the information I want...and also risk getting 10 billion emails from all these different websites I only signed up with to get one bit of info, and never visited again.
You might call me lazy, but when I come upon a message board which requires me to sign up I just go somewhere else.
That's why it's a conspiracy THEORY...your outlook on this is appalling...are you suggesting we just stop questioning anything...we just let them do whatever they want and don't investigate it? Of course it isn't Government friendly...they DON'T WANT US TO KNOW what really goes on in the shadows...and you are saying we should just let them crawl around in the shadows without trying to shine a spotlight on them? Get real sir...I for one will never stop questioning my Government...and they will never take away my right to question them...
I think the most important thing that I can say here is that Obama would be correct in wanting to stop conspiracy theorists. First and foremost, this is not the most government friendly site in the world.
Second, I have no proof but I could only assume that most of the information talked about dose not have enough evidence assumed true.
It's the duty of a citizen to question his government - Fallout 3