US Military Caught Manipulating Social Media, Running Mass Propaganda Accounts

Anthony Gucciardi
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August 9th, 2013
Updated 08/09/2013 at 2:30 am

It has been common knowledge to anyone paying attention within the alternative news community for years, but once again the media is now admitting that the US military and intelligence agencies are indeed running massive propaganda campaigns that cover a vast array of online networks. 

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US military soldier on social media.

How many times now has such ‘conspiracy nonsense’ now been reported years later by the mega media as undeniable fact? In the case of the US intelligence propaganda machine that even the New York Times has covered in an article entitled ‘The Real War on Reality‘, we are seeing just that. The New York Times report goes on to detail information uncovered from hacked data regarding the military operation to stage ‘grassroots’ responses and organizations in order to deceive via psyop.  Professor of philosophy Peter Ludlow writes for the Times:

“The hack also revealed evidence that Team Themis was developing a “persona management” system — a program, developed at the specific request of the United States Air Force, that allowed one user to control multiple online identities (“sock puppets”) for commenting in social media spaces, thus giving the appearance of grass roots support.  The contract was eventually awarded to another private intelligence firm.”

This cyber warfare is clearly not just in the capacity of ‘improving international reputation’ as military commanders are claiming on record (just like there is ‘no such thing’ as domestic spying and it’s only for terrorists). Instead, we’re talking about running a major network of computers that are constantly running code specifically written to post to social media and news comment pages. Something that was revealed all the way back in 2011 by RawStory and brushed off in the name of national security by the military.

Intelligence Agencies Running Mass Number of Propaganda Accounts

And remember, this is the same military that says political activists are terrorists and need to be targeted. At the highest levels, combating ‘terrorism’ simply means going after law-abiding citizens and journalists — especially so-called ‘leakers’. With propaganda scripts that run 24/7 and are intended to discredit people like Edward Snowden, top level intelligence agencies are teaming up with the military to combat whistleblowers through such phony means.

An excerpt from a particularly concerning summary of a recent German report on how political activists are targeted reads:

“The targets of these attacks are scientists… It does not stop at skirmishes in the scientific community. Hackers regularly target various web pages. Evaluations of IP log files show that not only Monsanto visits the pages regularly, but also various organizations of the U.S. government, including the military. These include the Navy Network Information Center, the Federal Aviation Administration and the United States Army Intelligence Center, an institution of the US Army, which trains soldiers with information gathering.”

Now admittedly the news is not getting nearly as much coverage as it should, especially when considering it highlights two essential points:

1. This means that the United States military and intelligence communities are highly afraid of alternative networks and the overall public perception when it comes to the United States government and the state of the corrupt political mafia at large.

2. This also means that the United States military and intelligence agencies are losing the informational battle, and the only way they can even fight back is to run a conglomerate of fake accounts attacking legitimate users and journalists. You know, the terrorists that dare to question anything.

Social media pages, comment systems on top news websites, and various other areas online are the targets of a pinpointed ‘cyber psyop’ by a government that simply can’t answer real questions. And instead of actually doing anything about the outrage, disinformation campaigns are of utmost priority.

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  1. yankee phil says:

    Thirty years later and some one finally gets it. The main news media is beginning to print information about this because of people like this editor. The next step in damage control is to make it look like the "rogue elements" who have been doing this have been stopped,like the church commitee in 1977 supposedly stopped CIA's MK Ultra program only to have handed it over to the NSA(the original perpetrator of the electronic warfare program used against U.S.citzens) to hide it's continued use. Total prosecution and confinement or lethal injection is the only solution to the problem. America has been taken over by her enemies,follow paperclip personnel career changes within the government and you'll see the gravitation towards the NSA back in the fifties.Signal corps is their weapon of mass destruction of the individuality and pride of america,not to mention its wealth.

    • Joe Blow says:

      I also want to add that the Fast-Food Companies are also doing this, during the largest Strike by service & retail employees, theres was a tidal wave of negative & aggressive comments all over the media comments section.-often posting the same comment on various pages-

  2. usa says:

    Yup Anthony you are correct. This has been going on for decades. I am am glad someone is covering this.

  3. Mr. Liberty says:

    The military is screwed. Several years ago I almost joined out of HS but took a football scholarship instead. I am glad I did. I love my country and respect the common military personnel (troops actually fighting and putting their lives on the line). But the system is corrupt. Couple of points that I have gathered from my personal research and experience.

    • Mr. Liberty says:

      Recruiters want 18 yr old kids out of HS. Kids that don't quite understand the real world and are easily brainwashed and manipulated. These kids won't ask questions and are basically trained to be drones. I am 26 now, I would never let a drill Sergeant talk to me like they do to recruits. I'd punch him right in the nose.

      We have lost more troops to suicide than that have been KIA. This is disgusting and no one is talking about it in the MSM. Instead they point out the fact that a lot of troops have PTSD but they don't ask why? Our troops today are asked to do God awful things and they know they aren’t fighting a just war. They come home and reality hits them about what their superiors ordered to do and they cannot handle the pain. I do not condone suicide ever, but I understand what drives them to the point of ending their lives. Why has so many veterans struggled with PTSD after Nam and Iraq/Afghanistan but not WW2?

      Keep up the good work Anthony.

      • Hans says:

        Your troops in WW2 were too stupid to think for themselves, now with the Internet they are exposed to reality instead probaganda so what do you expect ?

      • LocalHero says:

        The troops who "served" (god, I hate that word) in WW2 were/are too brainwashed to realize that they committed the same war crimes as the Germans and Japanese. If they had been tried at Nuremberg, they would have been convicted and hanged as well.

        • Mr. Liberty says:

          That is laughable sir/mam. Show me some proof that our crimes were as bad or wosre than the Nazis or Japanese! True we did have concentration camps, but we did not murder millions of people. Our troops were not brainwashed either, they knew what they were fighting for and what they were up against. Can we say the same thing about Korea/Nam/Middle East??

          • mary says:

            Mr. Lib, Did not murder millions of people? Who do you suppose were under those bombs, pray tell? The fire bombing of german and japanese cities and the nuking of hiroshima and nagasaki were war crimes. Returning thousands of pows to stalin was a war crime. Putting germans in concentration camps after the war was a war crime. You might want to look into who funded the nazis and stalin to begin with. The trail leads straight to wall street. Also, ww2 vets did have ptsd, they called it battle fatigue.

          • Mr. Liberty says:

            "The fire bombing of german and japanese cities and the nuking of hiroshima and nagasaki were war crimes."

            Those are acts of war. We can argue the pros and cons of the Bomb all day.

            "Returning thousands of powers to stalin was a war crime. Putting germans in concentration camps after the war was a war crime."

            Stalin was bad we all know that, terrible he did not answer for his crimes. We put both Japanese and German civilians in concentration camps, did we gas those people? Test eugenics? Shoot them in the head? No. Our concentration camps are not comparable to Nazi camps.

            "You might want to look into who funded the nazis and stalin to begin with. The trail leads straight to wall street."

            Agree 100%, but not a war crime on the United States, it was the criminal globalist banksters funding the Nazi's.

          • Putting thousands of Germans in war camps? Are you speaking of bringing them here to the United States once they were captured? Those Germans got a taste of something unexpected. What liberty looked like. They were exposed to things never allowed in their service to Germany like music and the arts. They were encouraged to write letters home and communicate with their families. They had been told when they joined that American troops would visit horrors untold on them if they were captured. Germany would have preferred they die. Why do you think so many immigrated to the United States after the war? This is all part an parcel to actual historical documents in Germany and the US. And WW II veterans could give you a real history lesson if you bothered to ask. You can also find the Chelsea Handler episode of "Who Do You Think You Are." Her Grandfather was just such a German soldier and you will be amazed by what she discovers.

        • H. Nelson says:

          I guess you failed history as well. No one was held responsible for the rape of Nanking or the Bataan death march. The japanese pretty much walked away from any war crimes unscathed and untouched. As to the bombs, that was a no-brainer. Two bombs or 1,000,000 dead Americans. Sounds like a fair trade. I'm glad they took the bomb.

          Ironic though today. Hiroshima and Nagasaki are rebuilt and beautiful cities. The "arsenal of America" (Detroit) has been run into the ground and bankrupt by? Democrats. Please take your ignorant bleeding heart somewhere else.

        • troll hole…local hero, what. do you do, volunteer for the sierra club?

  4. US population must prepare themselves not just for the coming Financial collapse, but also for the next ‘ Hegelian Dialectic ‘ that will already be planned by your ‘ruling elite’ who will pretend to be your saviours by perhaps, removing Obuma or, prosecuting some of their ‘ junior members’ in order to fool you . This method is a well proven tactic of these people who want to maintain the Constitutional ” status Quo ” ! Real change has always come from the ordinary Folks and not the ‘ ruling elite’ , therefore, a no compromise of the US Constitution approach must be adopted or, you will simply be allowing the same people to perpetuate their dominance over you. The ‘elite’ have done so much damage to America that I suspect the US will break-up into smaller Unions…….good wishes…….regards….Abe

  5. Diane Gee says:

    Just an FYI – Political Blindspot's David Warner has plagiarized most of this article, passing it off as his own commentary. Its good writing, and you should be given credit for it.

  6. bert says:

    funny, a lot of comment sections don’t take comments unless you’re a facecrap user.

  7. As a matter of fact, many WW2 soldiers did experience PTSD. they just didn't call it that back then. They called it "shell shock" or "battle fatigue".
    It's encouraging to see the fedgov on the run like this, but coupled with the online spying, we may be entering a time of severe crisis. I don't see any real solutions to it myself, just stay out of the way when the dying dinosaur falls.

    • Mr. Liberty says:

      I will buy that. Shell shock was a problem, but why didn't that disorder drive more men to suicide?

      • mary says:

        How do you know they didn’t? I suspect the numbers weren’t disseminated, may not even gathered. Seems the unusual aspect of the suicide rate now is not the absolute number, but that there are more suicides than deaths in combat, which is more a function of kevlar, etc and the fact that big bully Uncle only attacks civilians at night in stone age populations these days. If the afghans had military capability of the level of germany and japan, i doubt that suicides would outpace battle deaths.

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    Keep up the good work and thank you!

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  9. Bernie says:

    Great job! As always you touch on the most intriguing and critical issues.
    It is so important for both activists and non-activists to realize this is going on.
    Thanks.

  10. Geezer says:

    I have no quibble with the content of the article, but what do you guys have against left margins? Putting the text right up against the side of the window so that the left hand strokes are right on the edge makes it difficult to read.

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    An elite group of racist, Satan-worshiping criminals, using false-flag terror (9/11, London 7/7, Madrid 3/11), are reshaping the world, your country, into a global gulag. A lawless (for them) "wild west" contrivance run by their cabal, their corporations; using privatized armies and police, drug running and privatize fiat banking, space-based weaponry (missile shield, drones,HAARP), wars of pillage, control of the food and its distribution, all media to force you into slavery and fool you into spying on us.

    You are not part of "the team". You are a disposable asset. You are only useful as long as you spy on us, control us for their gain. In the end, you, your children, grandchildren, etc…will suffer the same fate as those you have preyed upon. Wake up!

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  13. truthseeker says:

    Want a litmus test for truth teller vs shill. If they are an Oathkeeper and believe in the organization then they should most likely be trusted. Everybody else is questionable. Its that simple either you have a loyalty or you don't.

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  26. Adam Henry says:

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