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Edward Snowden to thank for disclosing it
Lol Snowden strikes again...
Not like this was secret info anyway, it was obvious...
Was gonna say this has been known for a LONG time... but.. and here's the big BUT...
something to remember: Not everyone who disagrees with your point of view on a particular topic is a disinfo agent, paid shill or cointel agent. Sometimes, and it happens a lot more than these operations, people just disagree, it's a good thing to remember before jumping to conclusions about someone's motives, and I fear that this thread will do more harm, making people jump to this conclusion more and more, rather than having good discussions, because the automatic assumption will be, if you disagree with (insert topic here) you HAVE to be a shill...
A question I don't hear anyone asking for all the ooos and ahhhs is:
Isn't it interesting that this information is SO conspicuously interesting?
Ah, but what is the nature of a honey-pot?
Of course, questions such as this are unpopular when folks are getting told what they want to hear.
It's advisable to question everything, especially the things you want and like to hear the most.
Part of the mythology of Gods, Ninjas, Magicians ..., and of course clandestine agencies is in creating a mythology that there's nothing that can't be seen, or discovered, and there's nowhere to hide because X sees and hears all.
In turn, this mythology produces a response in opposing agents and agencies such they're over encumbered with over-attention in attending to countermeasures to stave off ghosts.
edit on 2/25/2014 by AliceBleachWhite because: (no reason given)
reply to post by Cito
Honest at least. If you get paid to post here on ATS, do you at least believe what you're writing, or do you shape your words to your employer's preference? But it sounds like what you're describing are employers who have an agenda (pro/anti something) and does not really address this thread's news about governmental agencies using such tactics. But I, for two (yeah, ma, I'm including you) would like to hear more about your work, as long as you opened up about it. Can you give more details about it? Thanks.edit on 25-2-2014 by Aleister because: (no reason given)
Is this "NEW" news ?
I thought its well known....
I remember reading a supposed confession of one of these shills a while back; he stated that they pretty much infiltrate most forms of social media, comments sections for yahoo, most big conspiracy forums, etc.
Yes, there really are disinformation agents here on ATS sullying the reputations of anyone the government wants to keep quiet. All those Mars anomalies, those Kennedy threads, those NASA, NSA, Bad cop threads. They aren't really skeptics...they have an agenda. To confuse us and make us doubt the truth.
It may be news to some, but it's not news to me, just confirmation of the already suspected/known. All I have to say to this info is this:
Guess which finger I'm holding up. Hint: It's not a thumb.
Maybe the folks watching you are on your side….just an alternative thought…..
Bullcrap. This has nothing to do with anyone's "side". It's outright manipulation with zero gains towards any given topic. It serves purely to divide people further, and tear down dissent. Debate is worthless when it's motives are ulterior.
reply to post by Stormdancer777
I busted a group at our former forum. Their refusal to act is what drove me away.
They had dozens of members register. Only a few posted. And they drew membership away from a viable conspiracy forum.
Well, we all sort of knew it was happening anyway. I would expect our government to be involved in this. I expect some big businesses also do this, the government is not the only entity that would have an interest in this kind of thing. S%F