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Originally posted by CitizenNum287119327
Originally posted by Cosmic4life
reply to post by Big Raging Loner
Wow Think Tank eh???
Some-one should tell them your planet has already been invaded!
We call them Trolls and Shills.
Unless the Government has perfected a Troll/Shill cloaking device i think we've got that pretty much covered.
Can't wait to see who's officially a Troll/Shill!
Stars for you.
You only need to go into a zionist/israelli thread here on ATS and they are are in there jumping around.
Mossad must pay them commissions by the word-count.
Originally posted by CanadianDream420
If they are coming out saying that they are "thinking" about it...
They've already done it.
The secret services must become more transparent if they are to halt the spread of damaging conspiracy theories and increase trust in the Government, claims a leading think tank.
A Demos report published today, The Power of Unreason, argues that secrecy surrounding the investigation of events such as the 9/11 New York attacks and the 7/7 bombings in London merely adds weight to unsubstantiated claims that they were "inside jobs".
It warns of the dangers posed by conspiracy theories – from hindering counter-terrorism work by reducing public trust in the Government, to encouraging new alliances between extremists based on such theories – and recommends the Government fight back by infiltrating internet sites to dispute these theories.
Changing the milieu in which conspiracy theories are received The last decade has seen an explosion in the circulation of false information, or ‘counter-knowledge’: misinformation packaged to look like fact. Every day, from hundreds of sources, people are assailed by thousands of pieces of counter-knowledge. Yet, as Michael Shermer writes, ‘as a culture, we seem to have trouble distinguishing science from pseudoscience, history from pseudohistory, common sense from nonsense.’ In an age of social media, peer-to-peer communications, and user-generated content, many of the established gatekeepers of knowledge – the peer reviewed journal, the traditional newspaper, the scrutinised book – have been undermined and not replaced. The limited research there is suggests that young people in particular are not being equipped with the personal critical abilities to discriminate between truth and its many imposters.
Therefore, we recommend a small number of interventions focusing on making government institutions more open, and investing resources in enabling people to think critically, rather than government confronting conspiracy theories directly.
Rather than edit or censor the net, which is both impossible and undesirable, it is important to ensure that young people have the skills and critical faculties to navigate this information in a careful manner.
The Communities and Local Government’s counter-terrorism Prevent work must invest more resources in programmes that encourage critical thinking and deconstructing the propaganda on the internet.
The Department for Education and Skills must review how far the education system equips young people to navigate false information and counter knowledge.
Conspiracy theories are a reaction to the lack of transparency and openness in many of our institutions. The more open our institutions, the less likely we are to believe we are living in a conspiring world.138 MI5 and other counter-terrorism agencies’ lack of transparency has been a contentious issue for some time. The British government only admitted its existence in 1989, and since then small steps have been made towards de-classifying and demystifying its operations. The British public is not as willing to accept silence or minimalist official statements as it was a generation ago, and if it is denied answers it will look for them independently.
Greater openness is important. Research suggests that providing people with more information can effectively stop some people believing conspiracy theories as a logical reaction to this new information...
As the government conducts its review of counter-terrorism powers, it should consider how the intelligence agencies and other counterterrorism operations could be more transparent...
...There should be maximum disclosure in counter-terrorism cases... ...Make intelligence announcements more explicit...
...Change reporting of court proceedings and transcripts...
...In major terrorist trials, it is in the public interest to disseminate everything that happened in open court, and at public expense, redacted where necessary where there are overwhelming security implications for the protection of a witness or sources.
Security and policing agencies must continue to develop personal relationships with communities to build up trust.
Civil Society must play a more proactive role in confronting the lies and myths of conspiracy theories when they find them.
For obvious reasons it is extremely difficult for the government to infiltrate effectively closed networks of disinformation. However, open infiltration is possible in some limited instances.
Introduce some limited, open infiltration of Internet and physical sites by government to introduce alternative information.
Originally posted by Phenomium
WOW, this is current and breaking news LOL,
They have been doing this for years.