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The Garden of Forking Paths β€’ 2358 implied HN points β€’ 14 Jun 23
  1. Disinformation can be spread effectively by creating simple, captivating narratives.
  2. False information tends to stick in people's minds, even after being corrected.
  3. Debunking lies is important, but it's crucial to present the truth in a way that resonates with the audience and to address disinformation strategically.
FOIA Around And Find Out β€’ 1493 implied HN points β€’ 19 Feb 23
  1. Some Twitter accounts were banned without a clear explanation, leading to suspicion of being flagged for political reasons.
  2. State Department officials requested Twitter to remove accounts based on claims of being Russian-controlled, without concrete evidence.
  3. The situation raises concerns about information warfare and the targeting of accounts for sharing content related to Russiagate or Hunter Biden.
Who is Robert Malone β€’ 12 implied HN points β€’ 14 Mar 24
  1. In warfare, the tactic of divide and conquer involves splitting enemy forces, isolating them, and attacking each group separately to weaken overall strength.
  2. In modern PsyWar and hybrid warfare, synthetic controversies are created to sow discord, weaken opposition, and consolidate power by exploiting emotions and opinions rather than facts.
  3. Creating and promoting controversies related to someone's behavior, beliefs, or feeling of belonging can be strategically used to advance objectives by generating buzz and dividing communities in a PsyWar context.
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Daniel Pinchbeck’s Newsletter β€’ 15 implied HN points β€’ 21 Feb 24
  1. The disintegration of America is believed to be caused by internal factors like financialization of the economy and wealth concentration, as well as external influences like Russian disinformation.
  2. Misinformation and conspiracies have been fueled by the fast, reactive, and emotionally-driven nature of social media, creating a sense of urgency and blurring the line between what is emotionally urgent and what is genuinely important.
  3. As society grapples with a reality where traditional definitions and concepts are losing meaning, there is a need to find ways to address the confusion, mistrust, and division to move towards a more coherent and unified collective movement.
Geopolitical Economy Report β€’ 637 implied HN points β€’ 15 Apr 22
  1. The New York Times published a smear piece attacking an independent journalist, Benjamin Norton, without giving him a chance to comment, revealing a history of false propaganda tactics.
  2. The article dismissed factual statements about the US-sponsored coup in Ukraine as 'conspiracy theory,' despite evidence of US government involvement in coups worldwide.
  3. Prominent voices like University of Chicago Professor John Mearsheimer have acknowledged the US government's role in starting the war in Ukraine, while mainstream media attempts to dismiss these truths as 'conspiracy theories.'
All-Source Intelligence Fusion β€’ 100 implied HN points β€’ 27 Apr 23
  1. Pentagon is combining corporate records and social media surveillance for hacking and influence operations.
  2. Corporate surveillance firms were discussing providing bulk surveillance data for purposes like protecting the NATO brand.
  3. U.S. military and intelligence agencies are developing offensive information warfare industry using social media surveillance, corporate records analysis, and cellphone location-tracking.
Weaponized β€’ 27 implied HN points β€’ 13 Feb 23
  1. Former Twitter executive confirms 'hundreds of thousands' of Russian disinformation accounts remain active on Twitter.
  2. Russian disinformation accounts on Twitter target Americans in an ongoing campaign.
  3. Social media platforms face challenges in countering foreign influence and disinformation.
Links I Would Gchat You If We Were Friends β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 25 Mar 22
  1. LiveJournal, once a popular platform, now hosts propaganda under Russian control.
  2. The transformation of LiveJournal occurred gradually, then suddenly due to ownership changes and content censorship.
  3. Various articles explore cultural shifts, technological advancements, and societal impacts in the digital age.