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Understanding Social Manipulation: Definitions and Typologies

@RANDCorporation’s report is concerned with what they call:

#HostileSocialManipulation

It is both a specific notion and one that overlaps with many other concepts.
As an initial definition:
#HostileSocialManipulation is the purposeful, systematic generation & dissemination of information to produce harmful social, political, & economic outcomes in a target area by affecting beliefs, attitudes, & behavior.
This definition stresses the role of information channels as the essential mechanism of these strategies.
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Heavy-Heartedly Following The Case Of #Hammond- After 18 yrs As A #Whistleblower This Level Of Lack Of Public Empathy & Support, The Death Of Empathy & Outrage, Shouldn’t Affect & Sadden Me; But It Does!!- - - rt.com/usa/467921-ham… #
I believe the #DeepState’s biggest achievement to date, by far: The Creation Of Apathetic & Desensitized Majority. The Two Most Powerful Tools In this Speedy Transformation: 1- The Media ; 2- Weaponized Internet & Social Media.
As the Director of the Only Gov Intel & Military Whistleblowers Coalition Operated by Whistleblowers Only, With 150+ Military-Intel-Law Enforcement WBs When I Ask “Would you do it all over again today?” 90+% say “NO”. When I ask why: they say “Public Apathy” renders it “Futile”!
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#Thread #Misinformation
On requests from colleagues, I'm sharing details reg the #SatyamevaJayate training program which taught to more than 80K kids in #Kannur how to detect, verify & respond to misinformation online.

Link to the full ppt shared at the end of this thread.
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The first two slides emphasise the centrality of truth and the pursuit of truth in our National and Constitutional discourse
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#FakeNews is defined in the next slide, with reference to the role we all play, unwittingly or deliberately, in its dissemination. Our role could be active or passive.

Even our silence is an act that aids the spread of #misinformation
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#CPEC is the backbone of #Pakistan's Grand Strategy. Enemies are keen to foment trouble in #Balochistan to sabotage the project.
A hike in terror attacks has been witnessed in the past months in Balochistan especially in areas in proximity to #Gwadar which is part of #Sabotage.
Killings of #Hazara Shias in Balochistan helps the enemy kill two birds with a stone.
1. It causes trouble in Balochistan,
2. It decreses confidence of Shias in the state of #Pakistan and leads to anger and frustration in Gilgit Baltistan, The Critical province in #CPEC.
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@HighWireTalk Actual survey results:
"Despite these concerns, 82% of respondents were still generally in favor of vaccines, while 8% showed serious doubts, and 9% said they were unsure."
#VaccinesWork
studyfinds.org/surprising-sur…
@HighWireTalk The survey identified genuine problem. Which is that parents get bombarded with lies on social media.
Luckily most of them see them for the lies they are.
Some have questions...
I'm all for questions!
@HighWireTalk But I am also hugely against the idea that you can lie about vaccines on social media with zero come-back.
I don't think that should be allowed. Because it leads to hesitancy, lack of vaccination and then outbreaks and disease and death.
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Catch us in Delhi this Friday (Jan 18) to discuss the impact of misinformation in the digital age and ways to counter the same.
Venue: India International Centre (Lecture Hall no.1)
Time: 12.30pm-5.30pm.
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We are tweeting the proceedings from the Mumbai #event ‘Countering Misinformation: Policies and Solution’
“Election commission has failed to keep a track on paid news media.” -@geetaseshu #FakeNews #misinformation
“Intent behind any incident is very important. Penalty for a murder and man slaughter is very different.” - Vikram Krishna #fakenews #misinformation
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A draft amendment of the Intermediary Guidelines Rules has been issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, ostensibly for dealing with the #FakeNews and #misinformation. We have published a FAQ on the draft amendment.
sflc.in/faq-draft-amen…
The draft Rules remove the safe harbour granted to intermediaries such as WhatsApp, Google, Facebook and your telecom service provider if they do not comply with these Rules.
In order to stay safe themselves, they would have to tell you every month that you are not allowed to post, upload or send content that violates these Rules.
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During the last 18h, @MacDemission had 534 interactions (post, retweet, reply, quote) on Twitter. It's 0,5 interactions per minute. Obviously, this account is a #bot #misinformation #fakeNews #GiletsJaunes
By looking his timeline, you can see that this bot is retweeting all tweets with the hashtags #macronDemission #MacronDestitution and #Frexit
I was right, the bot retweeted my previous tweet...
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During the last 3 hours, @DuPouvoirDachat had 227 interactions (post, retweet, reply, quote) on Twitter. It's 1,26 interactions per minute. This is the most active Twitter profile during this time. Obviously, this account is a #bot #fakeNews #misinformation
Worth to say, I'm capturing only the tweets with "Gilets Jaunes" or "GiletsJaunes" in the text. So the total number of interactions is bigger than that.
He joined Twitter in August 2018 and his tweet counter is 98183.

98183 tweets / 150 days ~= 654 tweets per day
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🇬🇧 #TheRainMakers 🇺🇸@realDonaldTrump 🇺🇸
🇺🇸 Google Is the World's Biggest Censor and Its Power
Must Be Regulated | Op-Ed | US News
🔗 usnews.com/opinion/articl…

GOOG (upcoming) financial statements should
receive extra scrutiny [10-Q].
Follow the money.
Help will be provided.
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🇬🇧 #TheRainMakers 🇺🇸@realDonaldTrump 🇺🇸
🇺🇸 Google Hosts Sharia Law App Enabling Muslims to Report Blasphemy and Heresy to the Police.
🔗 pjmedia.com/trending/googl…

🇺🇸#InternetBillOfRights #BreakGoogleControl
🇬🇧 #TheRainMakers 🇺🇸@realDonaldTrump 🇺🇸
🇺🇸 Google CEO Says there’s No Plan to ‘Launch’ Censored Search Engine in China
🔗 motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/…

🇺🇸#EndGoogleControl #InternetBillOfRights #Qanon
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Independent Journalists—The Guardians & the War on Truth—Jamal Khashoggi, the Capital Gazette, Maria Ressa, Wa Lone & Kyaw Soe Oo—are @TIME's Person of the Year 2018 #TIMEPOY Read the entire piece. It's dark b/c it describes well the authoritarian assault. bit.ly/2EmStYV TIME Person of the Year 2018 The Guardians—Journalists—Khashoggi, Ressa, Capital Gazette, Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone—in the War on Truth
@TIME "What irked the kingdom and marked the journalist for death was Khashoggi’s insistence on coming to that conclusion on his own, tempering it with troubling facts and trusting the public to think for itself." #TIMEPOY
@TIME "Such independence is no small thing. It marks the distinction between tyranny and democracy. And in a world where budding authoritarians have advanced by blurring the difference, there was a clarity in the spectacle of a tyrant’s fury visited upon a man armed only with a pen."
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Everyone's heard of #FakeNews. Before it was called fake news, it was called #disinformation. The goal is to cause confusion and chaos, so people don't know who to trust or what to believe. THREAD 1 #RussianCollaborators #Propaganda #FridayFeeling #FridayMotivation
Disinformation promotes so much misleading & false info that people lose faith, give up. Disinformation is designed to weaken the enemy by discrediting it with lies and "leaks" of damaging "info". Hint: the enemy is us, the resistance. 2 washingtonpost.com/news/worldview…
Joseph #Stalin is credited with inventing the term "dezinformatsiya", defined in the Great Soviet Encyclopedia as "dissemination (in the press, on the radio, etc.) of false reports intended to mislead public opinion". 3 #ColdWar #Propaganda #Lies #misinformation
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