[Air-L] More "Mind Control": Hacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek to Control the Internet

Richard Forno rforno at infowarrior.org
Tue Jul 15 04:05:36 PDT 2014

It's not just for internal corporate purposes, btw --- folks like NSA and GCHQ develop tools to modify social media environments, online polls, manipulate identities/content, and more all the time.  Sad, but not surprising to see this happen:  

GCHQ has tools to manipulate online information, leaked documents show

On a side note, some call it 'mind control' while the official terms include "perception management" and "shaping the information (or cognitive) environment."   Used to be called "psychological operations" but a few years ago that got deemed too controversial and dropped by the US DOD in favor of "military information support operations."  (MISO - like the soup.  Yes, really.)

I have some more thoughts on this, but am heading out the door for a quasi vacation shortly and don't have the time to throw 'em down.  Maybe when I get back....

-- rick

Just because i'm near the punchbowl doesn't mean I'm also drinking from it.

On Jul 15, 2014, at 2:45 AM, michael gurstein <gurstein at gmail.com> wrote:

> How much there has been a "fusing" of cognition with the flow of digital
> information particularly for "digital natives" is a matter of considerable
> discussion. This below would appear to be a description of tools to
> facilitate the direct intervention and manipulation of that digital
> information flow-evidently paralleling Facebook in its
> <http://gurstein.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/facebook-does-mind-control/> "mind
> control" initiatives.  
> https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/07/14/manipulating-online-polls-ways
> -british-spies-seek-control-internet/
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