The Disinformationists

So, the election-meddling Putin-Nazi disinformationists are at it again! Oh yes, while Americans have been distracted by Russiagate, Obstructiongate, Redactiongate, or whatever it’s being called at this point, here in Europe, we are purportedly being bombarded with Russian “disinformation” aimed at fomenting confusion and chaos in advance of the upcoming EU elections, which are due… Read More The Disinformationists

Ask the Consent Factory (Episode 2): So Our Boss Wants to Start Up a Hacktivist Cult

Dear Consent Factory: I handle external communications for a privately-funded international NGO active in the fields of education and alternative lending strategies in developing countries. One of the major benefactors of the private foundation that owns the foreign subsidiary that owns our NGO read your How to Herd your Critics into Fake Communities and Waste… Read More Ask the Consent Factory (Episode 2): So Our Boss Wants to Start Up a Hacktivist Cult

How To Herd your Critics into Fake Communities and Waste their Time (Part 3)

OK, we’re going to wrap up the first three installments of our How to Herd your Critics into Fake Communities and Waste their Time series with (a) an overview of social networks and (b) some nifty “cutting-edge” strategies that you can use in combination therewith. As you may or may not remember at this point,… Read More How To Herd your Critics into Fake Communities and Waste their Time (Part 3)

How to Herd your Critics into Fake Communities and Waste their Time (Part 2)

A long time ago, before there was the Internet, if you wanted to herd your potential critics into fake communities and waste their time, one of the only ways to do that was the church. Although a rather primitive system of control by today’s standards, the church (i.e. organized religion, of any variety) was, for… Read More How to Herd your Critics into Fake Communities and Waste their Time (Part 2)