Posts filed under “Think Tank”

How the Military Manipulates the Web

Eglin Air Force Base Busted Gaming Reddit

The Pentagon and spy agencies have been busted manipulating the Internet – including social media – in order to promote false propaganda and to stifle dissenting information.

Earlier today, newly-released Snowden docs showed that British spies manipulate polls, website popularity and pageview counts, censor videos they don’t like and amplify messages they do.

We’ve documented for years that big social media sites like Reddit are censored and manipulated.

A Redditor calling himself “FreedomIntensifies”  just posted a fascinating analysis on military manipulation of Reddit by a specific base:

Check out this blog post with reddit statistics. Notice Eglin Air Force Base as the “most addicted” city. This is about a year ago, so reddit has been getting heavily sh!tp0sted by government employees for at least this long.

Here is a paper funded by Eglin AFB studying how to establish majority views, social control, influence conversations, contain unwanted information. Eglin AFB is a major hub for Pentagon domestic manipulation programs online.

A lot of this got established right when the war on terror started. Then in 2012 the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act legalized Pentagon / other agency domestic propaganda. That’s not to say what we think of as ‘propaganda’ or manipulation wasn’t going on before – just that they no longer have to plausibly believe the narrative they try to trick you into buying.

All this stuff is like 21st century cointelpro and project minaret.

Busted (?)

Category: Think Tank, War/Defense, Web/Tech

Category: Federal Reserve, Real Estate, Think Tank, Wages & Income

How the West Uses Islamic Extremists to Topple Enemies

57 Years Ago: U.S. and Britain Approved Use of Islamic Extremists to Topple Syrian Government Have the U.S. and Its Allies Intentionally Balkanized Syria Into Smaller Regions? BBC reports that – in 1957 – the British and American leaders approved the use of Islamic extremists and false flag attacks to topple the Syrian government: Nearly…Read More

Category: Think Tank, War/Defense

Kiron Sarkar’s Weekly Report (12th July 2014)

Emerging market (EM) bond sales in the 1st half of this year have exceeded total sales in 2013, as investors seek higher yielding assets. The market is pricing in a rise in US interest rates in Q3 next year, though I expect, US interest rates to rise earlier than current market expectations.  However, as US…Read More

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Category: Economy, Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Virtual Currencies

Category: Currency, Think Tank

Mutual Assistance Between Federal Reserve Banks: 1913-1960

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Big Banks Want Power to Declare Cyber War

Merger of Big Banks and National Security Power … What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Bloomberg reports: Wall Street’s biggest trade group has proposed a government-industry cyber war council to stave off terrorist attacks that could trigger financial panic by temporarily wiping out account balances, according to an internal document. The proposal by the Securities Industry…Read More

Category: Legal, Think Tank, War/Defense

Justin Mamis is a famed technician and legendary strategist. His book When to Sell was one of the first to address that obviously important but oft overlooked aspect of trading & investing. He is now 85, and after a long career observing markets, is finally retiring. He has graciously made his final commentary available for…Read More

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Charting the Labor Market: Current Population Survey (CPS)

Category: Think Tank