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Latest Snowden Leak - Internet trolling and manipulation by government is no longer conspiracy theory

Disturbing but not surprising...

The UK intelligence agency GCHQ has developed sophisticated tools to manipulate online polls, spam targets with SMS messages, track people by impersonating spammers and monitor social media postings, according to newly-published documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The documents – which were published on First Look Media with accompanying analysis from Glenn Greenwald – disclose a range of GCHQ "effects" programs aimed at tracking targets, spreading information, and manipulating online debates and statistics.

The disclosure comes the day before the UK parliament is due to begin up to three days' debate on emergency legislation governing British surveillance capabilities. With cross-party support the bill is expected to be voted through this week.

Among the programs revealed in the document are:

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jul/14/gchq-tools-ma...



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Well, shit...

UNDERPASS to "change outcome of online polls".

Not there was an ounce of validity in 'professional' polls either...

Southern Agrarian

OK

Which one of you is a computer... come on be honest 8)

In my opinion, a perfect example I had noticed months ago

“Amplification of a given message, normally video, on popular multimedia websites (Youtube)” (GESTATOR)

Trying to discredit the good information:

9/11 Families & US Congressmen 'Declassify the 28 Pages' Press Conference

With top promoting the bad information:

Judy Wood disinformation 'amplified message' top suggestion to the right.

http://imgur.com/BgboV6i

I get the gist. Who is Judy

I get the gist.

Who is Judy Wood/ what is the top promoted video about?
(cant access youtube at work)

Southern Agrarian

She is a "lady" to avoid; almost *guaranteed* Intel-Op.

Disinformation that the WTC towers were destroyed by secret "space weapon".

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One of them (maybe others?), SPRING BISHOP, is already listed

One of them (maybe others?), SPRING BISHOP, is already listed on the NSA Observer :

https://www.nsa-observer.net/category/program/family/collect...

Spotted on Greenwald's "No Place to Hide" :

http://hbpub.vo.llnwd.net/o16/video/olmk/holt/greenwald/NoPl...

Cf. :

The NSA Observer : "Things the NSA Doesn't Want You to Know..."

http://www.dailypaul.com/314866

Entry point :

https://nsa-observer.laquadrature.net/

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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