25 Ways To Suppress Truth : The Rules of Disinformation

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posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 03:52 AM
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Twenty-Five Ways To Suppress Truth: The Rules of Disinformation [ By H. Michael Sweeney ]

This handy set of rules covers most of the games which disinformation artists play on the Internet (and offline). When you know the tricks, you'll be able to spot the games. Even if you've read this list before, you might be surprised at how useful it is to brush up on these tricks.




Built upon Thirteen Techniques for Truth Suppression by David Martin, the following may be useful to the initiate in the world of dealing with veiled and half-truth, lies, and suppression of truth when serious crimes are studied in public forums. This, sadly, includes every day news media, one of the worst offenders with respect to being a source of disinformation. Where the crime involves a conspiracy, or a conspiracy to cover up the crime, there will invariably be a disinformation campaign launched against those seeking to uncover and expose the truth and/or the conspiracy. There are specific tactics which disinfo artists tend to apply, as revealed here. Also included with this material are seven common traits of the disinfo artist which may also prove useful in identifying players and motives.


Twenty-Five Rules of Disinformation :

1. Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil
2. Become incredulous and indignant
3. Create rumor mongers
4. Use a straw man
5. Sidetrack opponents with name calling and ridicule
6. Hit and Run
7. Question motives
8. Invoke authority
9. Play Dumb
10. Associate opponent charges with old news
11. Establish and rely upon fall-back positions
12. Enigmas have no solution
13. Alice in Wonderland Logic
14. Demand complete solutions
15. Fit the facts to alternate conclusions
16. Vanish evidence and witnesses
17. Change the subject
18. Emotionalize, Antagonize, and Goad Opponents
19. Ignore proof presented, demand impossible proofs
20. False evidence
21. Call a Grand Jury, Special Prosecutor, or other empowered investigative body
22. Manufacture a new truth
23. Create bigger distractions
24. Silence critics
25. Vanish

Any Thought ?
Do you know any other Way to Suppress the truth and spread Disinformation?



Eight Traits of The Disinformationalist :

1. Avoidance
2. Selectivity
3. Coincidental
4. Teamwork
5. Anti-conspiratorial
6. Artificial Emotions
7. Inconsistent
8. Newly Discovered: Time Constant


The more a particular party fits the traits and is guilty of following the rules, the more likely they are a professional disinfo artist with a vested motive. People can be bought, threatened, or blackmailed into providing disinformation, so even "good guys" can be suspect in many cases.


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posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 04:07 AM
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looks to me like the std MO of many conspiracy theorists



posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 04:48 AM
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kinda vague descriptions?

The main thing they do is try to do is prevent the discussion of the subject matter. They are going to focus on stopping it before people get to discussing facts.

The best way to do this is to make it seem "bad" to even question the topic. Ask about 9-11 and you're anti-American. I can't count the times CNN talked about "dangerous" conspiracy theorists.



posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 04:53 AM
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Any Thought ?
Do you know any other Ways to Suppress the truth ?


Some of these may already be covered, anyhow...

- false cause
- statistics*
- ad hominen
- statistics*
- complex equivalent
- statistics*
- anecdotal evidence
- statistics*
- rhetoric
- yeah, yeah... and statistics*, (* as in false statistics').



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posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 05:23 AM
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The real question here is Is it easier to suppress the truth - or to simply alter or dilute it for effect?

The exploitation of human cognition is a fascinating subject and one that disinformation agents understand fully. They often operate like defense attorneys do in court. They don't have to anything other than muddy the waters and create reasonable doubt.

Are UFO's real?

I don't know. Some swear they are, others swear they are not.

Did Oswald act alone?

I don't know. Some say he did. Other say he didn't. And there are so many theories that my brain just sort of froze when I tried to compare them all....

A picture of your super secret new fighter plane getting leaked? Well you can either try and track down every single person who downloaded it, while it was up, and either kill them or erase their memories and thus suppress the information.

OR you could simply call Stephen Spielberg and say "Heya buddy. Want 100 million to direct a movie that has, as one of it's props a super mega stealth plane?" Great! THEN, when the leaked photos pop up you simply post "You do realize that's a prop for the upcoming Stephen Spielberg movie, right?"

It's not hard to muddy the waters at all. The sad truth of it is that so many of us already have conflicting belief sets that we basically do it to and among ourselves anyway. When we don't turn on one another? It just takes a slight nudge to get it started....


Oh, this stupidity again? Sheesh you Internet freaks and your imaginations. I've seen THIS kind of junk debunked a billion times....


~Heff



posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 02:56 PM
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Just one or two more.


Selective altruism.
Example: We must liberate X country from terrorism or oppressive regimes or the easter bunny or skeletor.
But not liberate ourselves from banker occupation.

The Goldstein trick:Chasing people that don't exist aka the invisible man or a "Mr. Charles".
Example: CIA portreyal of "Osama bin Laden",Emmanuel Goldstein in 1984,Kony 2012

Dictionary musical chairs games(meaning changes when convenient to the lair).
Example:newspeak in 1984

Rampant Sensationalism.
Example:Fox News,MSNBC

Censorship
Example:China,North korea,soviet union. More mild in the US media.

Flooding. Flood a medium with opposing argument to confuse the target with many differing opinions.
Example:ATS,Gamefaqs trolls,youtube likes/dislikes,political boards.

Marginalization. Try to create content that makes the target appear extreme,evil,mentally ill(really dumb easy with the internet and lack of context),racist(too easy now with the internet),sexist(very effective),ageist,uneducated,illegitimate,homosexual(very effective) or a pedophile(very effective).
Example:MSM. ATS,political boards.



posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 06:30 AM
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This List will surely help ATSers to detect all those Agents who frequently come here to Ruin the party .



posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 06:40 AM
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Originally posted by UltraMarine
1. Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil
2. Become incredulous and indignant
3. Create rumor mongers
4. Use a straw man
5. Sidetrack opponents with name calling and ridicule
6. Hit and Run
7. Question motives
8. Invoke authority
9. Play Dumb
10. Associate opponent charges with old news
11. Establish and rely upon fall-back positions
12. Enigmas have no solution
13. Alice in Wonderland Logic
14. Demand complete solutions
15. Fit the facts to alternate conclusions
16. Vanish evidence and witnesses
17. Change the subject
18. Emotionalize, Antagonize, and Goad Opponents
19. Ignore proof presented, demand impossible proofs
20. False evidence
21. Call a Grand Jury, Special Prosecutor, or other empowered investigative body
22. Manufacture a new truth
23. Create bigger distractions
24. Silence critics
25. Vanish


To this list:

#s 4, 5, 8, 14, 15, and 19 are just logical fallacies that many people fall prey to. I wouldn't classify those as an identification marker.
#s 2, 5, and 18 are emotional responses. Typically people will invoke these in a benign manner.

The rest are a combination of both the above or truly methods of spreading disinformation. A decerning person though would tread carefully and would be wise to avoid purely labeling someone as such based on this list. The only exceptions I would hold are the vanishing and hit-and-run criteria.


1. Avoidance
2. Selectivity
3. Coincidental
4. Teamwork
5. Anti-conspiratorial
6. Artificial Emotions
7. Inconsistent
8. Newly Discovered: Time Constant


You mean....a typical human being? Someone "anti-conspiratorial" is a "disinformation agent"? Understanding or discerning "artificial emotions?



posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 06:57 AM
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Someone "anti-conspiratorial" is a "disinformation agent"?


Anti conspiratorial is a trait of Disinformationalist / Disinformation agent . Disinformation agents are the employees from government / intelligence agency . On the internet, conspiracy topics suffer from attacks by these professional disinformation agents who pose as conspiracy theorists.


They almost always have disdain for 'conspiracy theorists' and, usually, for those who in any way believe JFK was not killed by LHO. Ask yourself why, if they hold such disdain for conspiracy theorists, do they focus on defending a single topic discussed in a NG focusing on conspiracies? One might think they would either be trying to make fools of everyone on every topic, or simply ignore the group they hold in such disdain. Or, one might more rightly conclude they have an ulterior motive for their actions in going out of their way to focus as they do.
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posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 05:45 AM
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So because you or anyone else labels one as "anti-conspiratorial" they are disinfo agents? What about pure realist? Or those who hold a high-bar, requiring solid evidence in some of the more crazy conspiracies? Seems like someone wanted to create their own little box to categorize those that don't think the way they do, into.



posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 05:57 AM
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Anti-conspiratorial does not necessarily be a Disinformation agent . I was saying : Anti conspiratorial is the trait of Disinformation Agent



posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 10:10 AM
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If you flag one thread tonight, flag this one!
Line the second.


 
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posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 01:19 AM
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You May as well be interested to read this article : CIA-Sponsored Trolls Monitor Internet & Interact With Users to Discredit Factual Information

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In 2011, the CIA revealed its Open Source Center where recruited personnel are used as government trolls to “analyze” websites for information pertinent to the objective of the US government – meaning discrediting targets on certain websites. Under the guise of conducting business intelligence (i.e. cyberespionage), the Open Source software gathers digital data on targets; including all Facebook posts, Twitter posts, comments on website threads. Those assigned to monitor this data can interact with users online through anonymous portals. Agents are designated to surveillance operations to message anyone, analyze political and religious speech, assess trends and conduct electronic eavesdropping through cell phones, satellites and other digital apparatus.

Agents not only survey the internet and interact as anonymous persons through directed postings, but also are deployed to wander through the streets domestically and in foreign nations to monitor newspaper and other printed media to extract useful information about the temperament of the general public.

When professional trolls want to attack for copyright infringement, they may combine defamatory comments across the internet with a fraudulent DMCA notice of takedown, to discredit a source of information that they feel threatened by.

The EFF have reported on copyright trolls that experiment with claiming copyright infringement to “extract settlements from individuals.” These trolls “try to grow businesses out of suing Internet users.”

Professional trolls litter the court system with frivolous lawsuits based on wild accusations of copyright infringement in order to wear down the victim as well as hoping to squeeze monetary restitution for fraudulent claims. The members of the alternative media as well as readers need to be aware of these individuals who are cloaked in truth yet rife with disinformation. Their intention is to cut off the free flow of information on the internet and stifle voices that are exposing truth for their own selfish gains.
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posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 01:41 AM
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Cool topic. S&F! Our government, and various federal agencies, have really mastered the art of disinformation. The Russians don't do a bad job of it either! lol. Compartmentalization is a great way to hide the truth. During the Manhatten Project General Groves fine tuned compartmentalization and really developed ways to suppress the truth. He was a fanatic! Former Area 51 workers have discussed how compartmentalization was and still is used. It's an interesting topic, how to keep secrets.

I authored a piece on disinformation some time ago here on ATS: It includes the article on 25 ways to suppress the truth lol. www.abovetopsecret.com...

The troube with disinformation is that there are elements of the truth in it; that's what makes it so difficult to sift through and find the truth.
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posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 01:44 AM
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great post, I wanted to contribute some practical examples. Here is one, though it was started as a 'joke'





edit so say "#23"
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posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 01:56 AM
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The trouble with disinformation is that there are elements of the truth in it; that's what makes it so difficult to sift through and find the truth.


yep . Thats very problematic . These agents are very smart and will use any means to deceive us . I hate these trolls more than anything .

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posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 02:01 AM
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I think one of the coolest things I've ever seen when it comes to disinformation was in an episode of X-Files. It was one of the alien conspiracy episodes. USAF airmen had dressed up as aliens and were spooking farmers. Talk about a great false flag. I just thought that was so cool. It blew my mind.

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posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 02:09 AM
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let me add that image directly to the post :




posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 03:01 AM
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When it comes to the UFO topic , US government uses the technique called : Neither Deny nor Accept , Just Ridicule the subject . They are the source of Disinformation .



posted on Dec, 13 2012 @ 11:26 AM
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ah, sounds like 90% of threads/posts on ATS


maybe people are naturally disinfo agents. it's amazing how many threads on here start off good, then go into crazyville with religion or crazy ideas that have nothing to do with the post.

also, you cant expect the forum to be full of solid info when everyone here is some amateur armchair internet detective all with their own beliefs who also barely know what they're talking about.. it's always nice to find that 1 post in a pile of # that's accurate...





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