The Intercept has a fantastic write-up from front to back on how to create and maintain an anonymous Twitter account.
A lot of folks prefer not to use social media at all, and that’s fine. For those staying completely under radar (as in, not posting anywhere), that’s no big deal. For those who understand the principles of propaganda and information operations, however, this is excellent information. Run several of them.
Social media like Facebook and Twitter, for agitators and activists, can be one of the more productive battlespaces — not for the standard chest-beating and trash-talking, but for more underhanded tactics of thread takeovers, topic steering, and other fun activities. Learn how to do it right, then go do it. Just make sure you’re covering your rear end.
Hint: The other side has been doing it effectively for decades. Take a page from their playbook. Just because they hate you doesn’t mean they have nothing to teach you.
For some reason, I keep seeing people using Facebook to coordinate activism, or recruit new members. I’ve seen groups work with little codewords they think are clever, or come up with callsigns that they think will somehow keep them anonymous. No matter how many times people and groups get infiltrated successfully, the idiocy continues to abound, as people think they’ve come up with a sure-fire way to protect themselves on Facebook. None of that works, and I’m about to show you why.
Blue Lives Matter infiltrated the KKK — on Facebook — and it looks like exactly the same type of action I’ve done, taught others to do, and seen over and over in so-called “patriot groups” and leftist groups alike. It basically goes like this:
- Make a fake account, tailor it to the target audience, and add a few folks from the group you’re trying to get into.
- Keep adding people, a little at a time. Leverage the mutual friends aspect. The better you are at this, the faster you’ll develop your network in the target group. It’s not about bulk — it’s about targeting very specific people, then leveraging their friends list to get more, slowly worming your way in.
- Usually if you have mutual friends, your target will accept your friend request. Later, when you have 40-something mutual friends with people, they’ll start thinking YOU are the popular one, and they’ll start chasing you down.
- Once you’re in, you’re in. People still can’t seem to wrap their heads around the basic idea of layered security, so they figure if you have all those mutual friends, you’re in the secret group, and you’ve got the appropriate ‘bling’ on your page, that you’re down with the struggle. Sit back and watch the information flow.
Why am I posting this? Because you need to learn from the mistakes of others. It doesn’t matter who the story is about — their tactics (or lack thereof) are what you need to look at. It’s important to note that these guys were especially stupid — but then again, I’ve seen worse.
Learn to look past WHO, to the WHAT and WHY. And for God’s sake, quit coordinating stuff on Facebook.
John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute says the Fourth Reich is already happening, and the FBI is its ‘silent terror.’ He’s right. Are you watching?
With every passing day, the United States government borrows yet another leaf from Nazi Germany’s playbook: Secret police. Secret courts. Secret government agencies. Surveillance. Censorship. Intimidation. Harassment. Torture. Brutality. Widespread corruption. Entrapment. Indoctrination. Indefinite detention.
These are not tactics used by constitutional republics, where the rule of law and the rights of the citizenry reign supreme. Rather, they are the hallmarks of authoritarian regimes, where the only law that counts comes in the form of heavy-handed, unilateral dictates from a supreme ruler who uses a secret police to control the populace.
That danger is now posed by the FBI, whose laundry list of crimes against the American people includes surveillance, disinformation, blackmail, entrapment, intimidation tactics, harassment and indoctrination, governmental overreach, abuse, misconduct, trespassing, enabling criminal activity, and damaging private property, and that’s just based on what we know.
Consider the FBI’s far-reaching powers to surveil, detain, interrogate, investigate, prosecute, punish, police and generally act as a law unto themselves—much like their Nazi cousins, the Gestapo—and then try to convince yourself that the United States is still a constitutional republic.
Read the whole thing. By the way — good afternoon to the FBI agents who are readers of this blog. I hope you enjoy the article.