posted on Jun, 11 2012 @ 05:39 PM
So I had seen a couple of videos this guy put out, and thought that they were pretty good. Seems to be in line with the message that Ron Paul
So to learn a little more about him, I went to his site, and then to his forums. I was surprised to see, just browsing around, a post he made about
the control of forums. And I was pretty startled to see this:
This came to me without attribution, but anyone who spends any time on any forums that are challenging the status quo of anything should read this
COINTELPRO Techniques for dilution, misdirection and control of a internet forum..
There are several techniques for the control and manipulation of a internet forum no matter what, or who is on it. We will go over each technique and
demonstrate that only a minimal number of operatives can be used to eventually and effectively gain a control of a 'uncontrolled forum.'
Technique #1 - 'FORUM SLIDING'
If a very sensitive posting of a critical nature has been posted on a forum - it can be quickly removed from public view by 'forum sliding.' In this
technique a number of unrelated posts are quietly prepositioned on the forum and allowed to 'age.' Each of these misdirectional forum postings can
then be called upon at will to trigger a 'forum slide.' The second requirement is that several fake accounts exist, which can be called upon, to
ensure that this technique is not exposed to the public. To trigger a 'forum slide' and 'flush' the critical post out of public view it is simply a
matter of logging into each account both real and fake and then 'replying' to prepositined postings with a simple 1 or 2 line comment. This brings the
unrelated postings to the top of the forum list, and the critical posting 'slides' down the front page, and quickly out of public view. Although it is
difficult or impossible to censor the posting it is now lost in a sea of unrelated and unuseful postings. By this means it becomes effective to keep
the readers of the forum reading unrelated and non-issue items.
Technique #2 - 'CONSENSUS CRACKING'
A second highly effective technique (which you can see in operation all the time at www.abovetopsecret.com) is 'consensus cracking.' To
develop a consensus crack, the following technique is used. Under the guise of a fake account a posting is made which looks legitimate and is towards
the truth is made - but the critical point is that it has a VERY WEAK PREMISE without substantive proof to back the posting. Once this is done then
under alternative fake accounts a very strong position in your favour is slowly introduced over the life of the posting. It is IMPERATIVE that both
sides are initially presented, so the uninformed reader cannot determine which side is the truth. As postings and replies are made the stronger
'evidence' or disinformation in your favour is slowly 'seeded in.' Thus the uninformed reader will most like develop the same position as you, and if
their position is against you their opposition to your posting will be most likely dropped. However in some cases where the forum members are highly
educated and can counter your disinformation with real facts and linked postings, you can then 'abort' the consensus cracking by initiating a 'forum
Bold emphasis mine.
And by proxy, he is also accusing ATS of creating fake accounts to accomplish this. Now I dunno bout you's, but I've been around here a long time, and
it would be a pretty big shocker to find out that Mark and Bill, or ANY of the crew for that matter, would be involved in something like this!
edit on Mon Jun 11th 2012 by TrueAmerican because: (no reason given)