Spent time searching the subject of who your facebook friends might be? Ever wonder what the intelligence agencies are up to with fake profiles? Driven mad at people who derail intelligent discussions? It’s simple folks. In information operations, the goal is to create people who ‘are what they think’ to the advantage of ‘the man behind the curtain.’ This collection should help lift the ‘cover’ ..

The Gentleperson’s Guide To Forum Spies

Propaganda and Debating Techniques

Disinformation Tactics: The Methods Used To Keep You In The Dark

GCHQ hacks online polls (and much more)

DARPA Social Media in Strategic Communication (SMISC)

BBC News: US plans to ‘fight the net’ revealed

BBC News: Pentagon plans propaganda war

CENTCOM engages bloggers

WIRED: Air Force Releases ‘Counter-Blog’ Marching Orders

Military Report: Secretly ‘Recruit or Hire Bloggers’

Internet AstroTurfing by private companiesThe Guardian: Internet Astroturfing

Reddit: What is the purpose of downvote bots?

Reddit: Downvote bots attached to specific accounts

Air Force ordered software to manage army of fake virtual people

HBGary: Automated social media management

Military contractors propose “false flag” attacks on opponents using fake documents

NPR: Report: U.S. Creates Fake Online Identities To Counter ‘Enemy Propaganda’

The Guardian: US spy operation to manipulate social media

The Guardian: The need to protect the internet from ‘astroturfing’ grows ever more urgent

Sentient World Simulation

Exposing Cyber Shills and Social Media’s Underworld

The Guardian: Israel organizes volunteers to flood the net with Israeli propaganda

The Guardian: Israel ups the stakes in the propaganda war

Israel To Pay Students For Pro-Israeli Social Media Propaganda

Jewish Internet Defense Force

BBC News: China’s Internet spin doctors

Israeli Internet “Warfare Squad”

Israeli Megaphone Desktop Tool

Turkey’s Government Forms 6,000-Member Social Media Team