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Originally posted by The Revenant
Is this being ignored? As there is a growing realisation amongst many of us long-term ATS'ers that threads and posts here are becoming increasingly irrational, increasingly polarised, and increasingly at odds with logic, fact and reason.
Originally posted by Springer
Let's think this through a little... With an average of 10,000 new posts a day, from every perspective you can imagine, what possible impact would this have on ATS?
Originally posted by The Revenant
reply to post by torqpoc
I agree with you - it is shocking, and extremely scary. How anyone in the modern age can think that 'propaganda' and 'viewpoint manipulation' in the modern age being morally acceptable is beyond me!
posted on 1-4-2008 @ 01:22 AM this post Military Report: Secretly 'Recruit or Hire Bloggers'
A study, written for U.S. Special Operations Command, suggested "clandestinely recruiting or hiring prominent bloggers."
Since the start of the Iraq war, there's been a raucous debate in military circles over how to handle blogs -- and the servicemembers who want to keep them. One faction sees blogs as security risks, and a collective waste of troops' time. The other (which includes top officers, like Gen. David Petraeus and Lt. Gen. William Caldwell) considers blogs to be a valuable source of information, and a way for ordinary troops to shape opinions, both at home and abroad.
(visit the link for the full news article)
According to the contract between US Central Command (Centcom) and California company Ntrepid, the software would let each user control 10 personas, each "replete with background, history, supporting details, and cyber presences that are technically, culturally and geographically consistent." The software would also be able to let personas "appear to originate in nearly any part of the world" and interact through "conventional online services and social media platforms," while using a static IP address for each persona to maintain a consistent online identity.
Ntrepid Corporation Activity on LinkedIn
Ramzi Asmar is now Analyst at Ntrepid Corporation
was Research Fellow at Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies
6 hours ago
Washington D.C. Metro Area | Government Relations
Education: University of Pittsburgh, University of Balamand, West Virginia University Summary: Conduct detailed All-Source Intelligence Analysis and paralleling the analysis with Socio-Cultural understanding of the Middle East. Linguistic s...
How Social Media Has Become the New Weapon in the Middle East
By Heba Taha | Topics: Middle East Issues | Posted on: Tuesday January 25th 2011
Photo Credit: Ramzi Asmar
Originally posted by JBA2848
I warned people a long time ago but nobody even listened.
1. The premise implies that members who disagree with one or more conspiracy theories are paid to do so, which amounts to a blanket ad hominem argument.
2. It has predictably devolved into a flame-fest.
Originally posted by GoldenFleece
This speaks volumes and demonstrates that even when one of the most significant events in decades happens, they're totally uninterested in discussing a real story. They're not even contesting suggestions that the Japanese earthquake/tsunami could've been the work of HAARP, which is unprecedented.
This in itself is evidence that they consider participation to be their job rather than a personal choice. Or maybe in all the chaos, the alphabet types haven't assigned anyone to Japan disinfo because the official story is still being formulated.
Originally posted by MR BOB
reply to post by Darkk
maybe you should stop posting off topic for a second, becasue your posts will get deleted. if you want to rant about the site, go to another forum, maybe david icks one im sure you will find plenty of people who will agree, and you wont be gagged.
Originally posted by Tecumte
The log records for the site showed massive visits form just about EVERY alphabet soup entity and affiliated group it was amazing a small site like that could draw so much interest in a 'conspiracy theory' (LOL) type subject.