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According to an embedded MS Word document found in one of the HB Gary emails, it involves creating an army of sockpuppets, with sophisticated "persona management" software that allows a small team of only a few people to appear to be many, while keeping the personas from accidentally cross-contaminating each other. Then, to top it off, the team can actually automate some functions so one persona can appear to be an entire Brooks Brothers riot online.
Originally posted by Hefficide
As it applies to ATS specific interests...
If you ever feel that another member might be a sock puppet account, please do not hesitate to alert staff. We are world class sock puppet exterminators.
In fact we are so zealous at what we do that... Well you know how you tend to lose one sock every time you do laundry? That's just us practicing.
Originally posted by chr0naut
Hopefully those who "drive" the sockpuppets will actually have to read a post or two, to ensure that the sockpuppets aren't identified as bots, and will eventually see the truth.
Which side would they be on then, eh...
Originally posted by inkyminds
I'm kind of astounded that this topic didn't receive more attention on a site like ATS>
This is BIG, people.