Trong bối cảnh “nổ bùng thông tin toàn cầu” một thực tại nguy hiểm đang xảy ra một cách nghịch lý là quần chúng bị thiếu “thông tin”. Quần chúng thiếu những thông tin độc lập phân tích lý giải bên cạnh những luồng tràn ngập và quá tải của những thông tin chính qui từ guồng máy đồ sộ của giới tập đoàn quyền chính (corporatists).
Tất cả những thông tin bất lợi cho quyền lợi và quyền lực hiện hành đều bị quây khu và lũng đoạn bởi những kẻ “phá thối chuyên nghiệp” (trolls- hasbara) của các nhà nước chính phủ lẫn tư nhân trong mục tiêu định hướng dư luận (public opinion management), đánh lạc thông tin, và phá hoại uy tín của các nguồn tin chất vấn lý giải thực tại đối chiếu với sự kiện hiện tại, những phân tích và trưng bày sự kiện để quần chúng có đủ dự kiện và tự quyết định cho chính họ.Điển hình như Nhân Chủ đã đăng tải và cảnh báo, nhà nước Mỹ, Do Thái, Việt Nam, Trung Quốc, và không có nhà nước nào ngoại lệ! Chưa kề hiện nay các nhà nước, đặc biệt Âu Mỹ Úc đang tận dụng phối hợp chặt chẽ với các tập đoàn công ty kỹ nghệ điện toán quân sự dùng Drones (máy bay không người lái) để đột nhập mạng và máy của quần chúng ngoài việc chính các công ty này SỬA XÓA các bài viết của các trang! (Some Dude Created an Ashley Madison Account)
–Boeing & Italian hackers create spy drones)–
Diễn cảnh này đang tràn ngập không chỉ trên thế giới mạng liên tín, mà ngay cả trong cái gọi là “nền báo chí chính qui”, vốn được quần chúng tin tưởng là chính xác với tinh thần báo chí điều tra (investigative journalism).
Tình trạng này đã khiến những cụu quan chức, nhà báo lương tâm từng làm việc trong vị trí cao cấp trong cơ quan nhà nước, các hãng thông tin chính qui , phải thật sự bước ra khỏi guồng máy chính qui để hành sự độc lập như: F. William Engdahl, –Chris Hedges,-Robert Parry,-Glenn Greenwald,–Paul Craig Roberts –JohnPilger,-Larry Wilkerson,-Jonathan Cook,-LewRockwell,-Uri Avnery – Michel-chossudovsky v.v Họ bao gồm đủ các khuynh hướng “tả hũu” (sự phân chia đã bị nhập nhằng biến dạng sai lệch phúc tạp hóa)… Nhưng có chung một mục tiêu : đưa đến quần chúng một phân tích, một đào sâu thêm về những thông tin vấn đề quan trọng đang bị chính qui thao túng lũng đoạn và che dấu.
Một số bị tấn công và thủ tiêu như nhà báo Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner) phanh phui việc chính CIA nhà nước Mỹ buôn ma túy chở vào bán trong thị trường Mỹ, sau đó bị bôi nhọ và “tự tử” với “hai phát đạn vào đầu”- Gần đây là ký giả điều traMichael Hastings của Rolling Stone bị thảm tử trong tai nạn xe mờ ám sau khi phanh phui tội ác CIA và quân đội Mỹ!
Quí độc giả có thể thưởng thức Phim về sự kiện nhà báo Gary Webb “Giết Người Thông Tin” KIll The Messanger”
Trong hiện trạng này với cái thế giới chúng ta đang sinh hoạt càng ngày càng bị phức tạp hóa, không phải bởi chính cuộc sống, mà bởi chính những thủ thuật cai trị làm cho phức tạp để đánh bại (demoralization-dehumanization) tinh thần tự chủ tự do của con người: GÂY HOANG MANG, LO SỢ, và CHIA ĐỂ TRỊ. Hệ quả là những thông tin về những điều thật sự quan trọng đều bị nằm ẩn dưới vô số các nguồn tin chấn động thổi phồng căng thẳng tấn công vào tâm tư sinh hoạt hàng ngày của quần chúng.
Do đó, trang Nhân Chủ kêu gọi tất cả quí vị có tinh thần trách nhiệm liên đới với đời sống và tha nhân, thay vì dùng thời gian và năng lực quí báu và hiếm hoi của chúng ta vào những tranh cãi vô ích, xin dành những sinh lực quí báu này vào việc viết tổng hợp thông tin lý giải những sự kiện để giúp chính chúng ta và khối quần chúng nói tiếng Việt có thêm những dự kiện để họ tự quyết định.
Trang Nhân Chủ rất mong có thêm được các bài viết nhận định của các tác giả tham dự giống như các bài đã qua của N.Chung, NV.Thiên Chương, V.Q Tùng, Đông Sơn v.v
Dĩ nhiên mỗi cá nhân chúng ta cũng như các nhà báo đều KHÔNG THỂ QUÁN XUYẾN hết mọi lãnh vực, khía cạnh của mọi vấn đề, và dĩ nhiên đều có nhận định theo chủ quan của chúng ta dựa trên các dữ kiện. Đúng sai vẫn là những sắc xuất quyết định của thời gian. Mục tiêu của thông tin là DỮ KIỆN ĐƯỢC ĐÀO SÂU CHẤT VẤN- và với những qui kết dựa trên dữ kiện của mỗi chúng ta, mong rằng nó sẽ giúp độc giả thêm một cách nhìn các vấn đề để độc giả có được điều kiện rộng mở đa phương trước khi họ tự lý giải và qui kết cho riêng họ.
Mục tiêu của Trang Nhân Chủ, như tất cả các trang độc lập thông tin, là góp thêm và gửi đến ĐỘC GIẢ VIỆT NAM (có khả năng cũng như chưa có khả năng ngoại ngữ) một số cách nhìn, đào sâu lý giải thông tin, những mảng thông tin và những khía cạnh thông tin bị chính qui khỏa lấp, bẻ méo, hoặc bỏ rơi…Trang Nhân Chủ cố gắng trong khả năng nhỏ bé của mình ĐƠN GIẢN HÓA những ý niệm CHÍNH TRỊ, KINH TẾ, XÃ HỘI căn bản đang bị phức tạp hóa để độc giả có thêm cơ hội và điều kiện tự lý giải.
Kết luận vẫn luôn thuộc chủ quyền riêng của mỗi độc giả.
The plan is described in internal emails from the Italian company Hacking Team, which makes off-the-shelf software that can remotely infect a suspect’s computer or smartphone, accessing files and recording calls, chats, emails and more. A hacker attacked the Milan-based firm earlier this month and released hundreds of gigabytes of company information online.
Among the emails is a recap of a meeting in June of this year, which gives a “roadmap” of projects that Hacking Team’s engineers have underway.
On the list: Develop a way to infect computers via drone. One engineer is assigned the task of developing a “mini” infection device, which could be “ruggedized” and “transportable by drone (!)” the write-up notes enthusiastically in Italian.
The request appears to have originated with a query from the Washington-based Insitu, which makes a range of unmanned systems, including the small ScanEagle surveillance drone, which has long been used by the militaries of the U.S. and other countries. Insitu also markets its drones for law enforcement.
An Insitu engineer wrote to Hacking Team this April: “We see potential in integrating your Wi-Fi hacking capability into an airborne system and would be interested in starting a conversation with one of your engineers to go over, in more depth, the payload capabilities including the detailed size, weight, and power specs of your Galileo System.” (Galileo is the name of the most recent version of Hacking Team’s spyware, known as Remote Control System.)
In an internal email, a Hacking Team account manager suggests that they could do so using a “TNI,” or “tactical network injector.” A TNI is a portable, often laptop-based, physical device, which an operator would use to plug into a network the target is using — such as an open Wi-Fi network in a hotel or coffee shop. When the targeted person uses the Internet for some ordinary activity, like watching a video or downloading an app, the device intercepts that traffic (so long as it is unencrypted) and injects the malicious code that secretly installs Hacking Team’s spyware. (For more technical details on network injectors, see The Intercept’s previous reporting.)
Presumably, attaching a small network injector to a drone would give the ability to attack Wi-Fi networks from above, or at a greater distance. The system operator wouldn’t have to get physically near the target. Insitu did not respond to The Intercept’s requests for comment.
Hacking Team gained notoriety in recent years as human rights and digital security advocates found traces of its spyware on the computers of journalists and political activists from Ethiopia, Morocco and elsewhere. As The Intercept reported last week, the leaked files confirm that Hacking Team sold to many countries with dubious human rights records, and also to agencies in the U.S., where the use of such spyware is still the subject of legal controversy.
WW~Update: Apparently, the original post has been removed from the internet, however, you can find the entire article on other sites but not the images that were attached to the original post. At the time I posted the article on Pragmatic Witness I failed to include Gilad Atzmon’s inspiring Introduction. And since this is one of the top five most read articles on Pragmatic Witness I think Atzmon’s Introduction should be included. My apologies to the readers.
INTRODUCTION BY GILAD ATZMON:
We are all aware of the Hasbara trolls, the Wikipedia Jews and the Israeli Neocon smear outlets. In the following important piece internet expert Jonathon Blakeley explores the vile and destructive impact of Sayanim and Hasbara agents on the social networks. What we really see is a surge of Zio-centric anti- social behaviour in our midst. They are united against humanity, humanism, pluralism, freedom of expression and tolerance basically all those things that are precious to the rest of us.
BY JONATHAN BLAKELEY
Hasbara is an Hebrew word defined as explanation. The purpose of Hasbara is to explain and educate western people about the Israeli mission. Hasbara can take many forms, adverts, websites, comments on blogs, letter writing, protests and so on. For a fuller idea of the depth of Hasbara check this tool-kit from the We Believe in Israel Website. (made by BICOM). The difference between propaganda and hasbara? I would say Hasbara is more of a soft sell at first, it seeks to inform, influence and educate the ignorant to the Israeli cause. The narrative of Hasbara has a victimized quality underpinning it, a very passive-aggressive approach, Israel is always defending not attacking. They play the mis-understood victim and invite their critics to attack them. The sub-current being that Israel’s message is not understood. Israel views that the reason for this is either lack of education or stupidity. So the Hasbara agents explain until they realise that they are getting nowhere and then respond with disdain and disgust.
Key individuals are identified, some support Israel others oppose. These are the influencers, on Twitter they are people with over 1 000 followers and over 1 000 tweets. By seeking to influence and control these key individuals, Hasbara agents can influence many many more. Hasbara trolls on twitter try to act as shepherds for the tweeps, making them go this way or that.
A troll traditionally on the Internet is someone indulges in off-topic abuse.
- a troll is someone who posts inflammatory
- extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response
- or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.
I believe that calling someone – anti-semite or neo-nazi or racist is inflammatory, unless that is their actual beliefs.
By controlling information one can control people and the social networks. Hasbara volunteers help to police social networks for Israel. The big media are dealt with through BICOM and AIPAC, whilst the social media are policed unofficially by the Hasbara troll brigade. Priority is to stop influencers being compromised by anti-Israel sentiment.
Hasbara Troll brigade
Hasbara Trolls are generally quite polite at first. They pop up when someone is critical of Israel and it’s policies or interests. They target, write, engage, educate and insult. From my research it seems that there is some kind of hierarchy of trolls, they have leaders who tell them targets and guide them with their spin. Most work voluntarily but some are paid for by wealthy sponsors. They track topical keywords and persons using public websites such as . Problems arise if one rejects the explanations being offered by the trolls, then their troll nature becomes apparent very quickly as they resort to smears and abuse.
Hasbara Troll attributes
- Supreme point of view
- The Hasbara troll knows best
- Condescending & Patronising
- Socialist (Smart and ‘caring’)
- Do not have to be Jewish but Pro-Israel
- Internet experts
- Like to ask the questions, not answer questions
- Control freaks
- Inflamed by anyone being critical of Israel
- ‘Moral’ Guardians
- Classic insults: Anti-semite, Neo- Nazi, White Supremacist, Holocaust denier
- Adept with social networks well trained on IT
Hasbara trolls use internet alerts to warn them when hot keywords are mentioned. Keywords such as Israel, Jewish, Judaism etc. When those words are mentioned they are alerted and they go to investigate who is talking about what. I have seen this happen many times with Gilad Atzmon, someone will post something from Gilad, shortly afterwards they are bombarded by hasbara trolls. Initially they explain where they had gone wrong and try to ‘educate’ people with their ideology. Usually they say something like
Do you know Gilad Atzmon is a notorious… anti-semite? neo-nazi, holocaust denier. etc.. etc.
The way to spot the troll is the inflammatory language. If Gilad was a anti-semite it should be self evident but he says quite clearly in his book “the Wandering Who” .
“In this book i will try to untangle the knot. I will present a harsh criticsm of Jewish politics and identity. Yet it is crucial to mention at this early stage that there will be not a single reference to Jews as ethnicity or race. In my writing, I differentiate between Jews (the people), Judaism (the religion) and Jewish-ness (the ideology). This book does not deal with Jews as a people or ethnicity. If anything, my studies of this issue suggest that Jews do not form any kind of racial continuum. In short, those who are searching for blood or race-related interpretation on Zionism will have to look for it in someone else’s work.” Gilad Atzmon P15 Chapter 1 -The Wandering Who.
Types of Jewishness
- Jews (the people) – born a jew, being jewish.
- Judaism (the religion) – Jewish beliefs.
- Jewish-ness (the ideology) – Jewish ideas
Despite Gilad Atzmon making a clear and unequivocal point above, it has not stopped many zombie zionist hasbara trolls from accusing him time and time again and many others of anti-semitism or being a neo-nazi. What is wrong with these pathetic and misguided people? Can’t they read, or have their brains just curdled in their own cranium. The truth is they choose not to read or listen or debate.
I would actually say, those people who advocate every interventionalist war in the name of freedom of speech, democracy and pluralism, are operating in the west as gatekeepers, censors and resent any form of intellectual debate – Gilad Atzmon
These people are the new Book burners, those that oppose freedom in all its forms. These Hasbara trolls oppose free speech and try to suppress open and free debate and instead replace it with their own hasbara wash & spin.
It is astonishing the amount of times I have seen trolls warning people not to read this book or that book. Why do we have all these twitter trolls trying to influence what people choose to read?
Are they the people of the anti book?- Gilad Atzmon
We must unite to name and shame these despicable individuals as they try to suppress free and open debate. These people pose a great threat to our political systems and must be identified to stop them spreading their vile mis-information far and wide.
- Turn up randomly asking question about Israel, trying to engage/educate.
- Guilt by association, they point to some source your are linked to as being anti-semitic or neo-nazi.
- Opportunity to redeem – the offer chance to recant from your naive ways.
- Smears and insults – if the top 3 fail then it’s just character assassination.
- Name bombing – using seo in blackhat ways to denounce and smear people. ie website with 37 mentions of someones name will prob get a Page one on Google.
- Hasbara trolls generally follow the rules of social networks, because they want to continue to influence people and subvert open and free debate.
Hasbara being guided by CST
After repeated attempts to indoctrinate you, I mean educate you, the Hasbara trolls then resort to name bombing. Mentioning a persons name as many times as possible on social network sites to create negative report with strong SEO. Basically using the internet to smear people to the maximum.
Hasbara Trolls are well organised and have links they point to to prove their flaky points. Although the links these trolls cite are often from their own hasbara chums and the blogs they reference do not have original source material just second hand re-cobbled quotes.
Gilad Atzmon is not an anti-semite or a Holocaust denier
but there are many who would like us to think so. The question is why? To dis-credit him and his ideas. But it is not just Gilad Atzmon who is the target of the Hasbara trolls the list is long and growing.
To the right are a series of tweets from #Joe86pw, I have observed him part-time trolling on many occasions. Here he spots that Tom Watson famous Labour MP is thinking of buying a new book by Mearsheimer. – “Why leaders Lie” . Joe spots this tweet and shortly after is tweeting a helpful warning to Tom Watson MP (Hackgate MP) about that dangerous book.
In these following tweets we see the “Emma Rosenthal” guiding a troll. @johne326 got upset when I placed him on my troll list. I asked him why he was trolling Gilad Atzmon and he responded to me that it was clear to him that Gilad Atzmon is an anti-semite. All I want to say is this John, ” look up the definition of trolling”. I have never been into politics but sure enough the lovely open-minded “Emma Rosenthal” wastes no time at all in denouncing me as a “White supremacist”.
emma_rosenthal 2:09pm via Web .@jonathonblakele @johne326 by trolling they mean disagreeing, adding to the discourse? oooh wow sensitive white supremacists aren’t they?
emma_rosenthal 2:11pm via Web .@johne326 you don’t get it. it’s ruder to actually oppose racism than to advocate it. don’t be so sensitive!
Just mentioning Gilad Atzmon on twitter is sufficient to attract the Hasbara vermin within a very short time. They all know each other as well and they enjoy bullying dissenters with their chums. Really it is just like being back at school being bullied by the school gang. Usually the lead bully goes into to attack whilst others stand by making encouraging noises. We are ‘told’ that we live in a free society, but we don’t! Free speech and debate are being squashed by the likes of BICOM, AIPAC and a small army of annoying Hasbara trolls. We must work together to stop them. From Truth comes Peace.
Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media
A Californian corporation has been awarded a contract with United States Central Command (Centcom), which oversees US armed operations in the Middle East and Central Asia, to develop what is described as an “online persona management service” that will allow one US serviceman or woman to control up to 10 separate identities based all over the world.
The project has been likened by web experts to China’s attempts to control and restrict free speech on the internet. Critics are likely to complain that it will allow the US military to create a false consensus in online conversations, crowd out unwelcome opinions and smother commentaries or reports that do not correspond with its own objectives.
The discovery that the US military is developing false online personalities – known to users of social media as “sock puppets” – could also encourage other governments, private companies and non-government organisations to do the same.
The Centcom contract stipulates that each fake online persona must have a convincing background, history and supporting details, and that up to 50 US-based controllers should be able to operate false identities from their workstations “without fear of being discovered by sophisticated adversaries”.
Centcom spokesman Commander Bill Speaks said: “The technology supports classified blogging activities on foreign-language websites to enable Centcom to counter violent extremist and enemy propaganda outside the US.”
He said none of the interventions would be in English, as it would be unlawful to “address US audiences” with such technology, and any English-language use of social media by Centcom was always clearly attributed. The languages in which the interventions are conducted include Arabic, Farsi, Urdu and Pashto.
Centcom said it was not targeting any US-based web sites, in English or any other language, and specifically said it was not targeting Facebook or Twitter.
Once developed, the software could allow US service personnel, working around the clock in one location, to respond to emerging online conversations with any number of co-ordinated messages, blogposts, chatroom posts and other interventions. Details of the contract suggest this location would be MacDill air force base near Tampa, Florida, home of US Special Operations Command.
Centcom’s contract requires for each controller the provision of one “virtual private server” located in the United States and others appearing to be outside the US to give the impression the fake personas are real people located in different parts of the world.
It also calls for “traffic mixing”, blending the persona controllers’ internet usage with the usage of people outside Centcom in a manner that must offer “excellent cover and powerful deniability”.
The multiple persona contract is thought to have been awarded as part of a programme called Operation Earnest Voice (OEV), which was first developed in Iraq as a psychological warfare weapon against the online presence of al-Qaida supporters and others ranged against coalition forces. Since then, OEV is reported to have expanded into a $200m programme and is thought to have been used against jihadists across Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Middle East.
OEV is seen by senior US commanders as a vital counter-terrorism and counter-radicalisation programme. In evidence to the US Senate’s armed services committee last year, General David Petraeus, then commander of Centcom, described the operation as an effort to “counter extremist ideology and propaganda and to ensure that credible voices in the region are heard”. He said the US military’s objective was to be “first with the truth”.
This month Petraeus’s successor, General James Mattis, told the same committee that OEV “supports all activities associated with degrading the enemy narrative, including web engagement and web-based product distribution capabilities”.
Centcom confirmed that the $2.76m contract was awarded to Ntrepid, a newly formed corporation registered in Los Angeles. It would not disclose whether the multiple persona project is already in operation or discuss any related contracts.
Nobody was available for comment at Ntrepid.
In his evidence to the Senate committee, Gen Mattis said: “OEV seeks to disrupt recruitment and training of suicide bombers; deny safe havens for our adversaries; and counter extremist ideology and propaganda.” He added that Centcom was working with “our coalition partners” to develop new techniques and tactics the US could use “to counter the adversary in the cyber domain”.
According to a report by the inspector general of the US defence department in Iraq, OEV was managed by the multinational forces rather than Centcom.
Asked whether any UK military personnel had been involved in OEV, Britain’s Ministry of Defence said it could find “no evidence”. The MoD refused to say whether it had been involved in the development of persona management programmes, saying: “We don’t comment on cyber capability.”
OEV was discussed last year at a gathering of electronic warfare specialists in Washington DC, where a senior Centcom officer told delegates that its purpose was to “communicate critical messages and to counter the propaganda of our adversaries”.
Persona management by the US military would face legal challenges if it were turned against citizens of the US, where a number of people engaged in sock puppetry have faced prosecution.
Last year a New York lawyer who impersonated a scholar was sentenced to jail after being convicted of “criminal impersonation” and identity theft.
It is unclear whether a persona management programme would contravene UK law. Legal experts say it could fall foul of the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981, which states that “a person is guilty of forgery if he makes a false instrument, with the intention that he or another shall use it to induce somebody to accept it as genuine, and by reason of so accepting it to do or not to do some act to his own or any other person’s prejudice”. However, this would apply only if a website or social network could be shown to have suffered “prejudice” as a result.
• This article was amended on 18 March 2011 to remove references to Facebook and Twitter, introduced during the editing process, and to add a comment from Centcom, received after publication, that it is not targeting those sites.