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.