Sock Puppet Planet: The Secret State’s Quest for ‘Persona Management Software’


The latest front in the ongoing war against civil liberties and privacy  rights is the Pentagon’s interest in “persona management software.”A  euphemism for a suite of high-tech tools that equip an  operative—military or corporate, take your pick—with multiple avatars  or sock puppets, our latter day shadow warriors hope to achieve a leg up  on their opponents in the “war of ideas” through stealthy propaganda  campaigns rebranded as “information operations.”

Sock Puppet Planet: The Secret State’s Quest for ‘Persona Management Software’

The latest front in the ongoing war against civil liberties and privacy rights is the Pentagon’s interest in “persona management software.”

A euphemism for a suite of high-tech tools that equip an operative—military or corporate, take your pick—with multiple avatars or sock puppets, our latter day shadow warriors hope to achieve a leg up on their opponents in the “war of ideas” through stealthy propaganda campaigns rebranded as “information operations.”

Masters of Sock Puppetry

The US government’s plan to use technology to create and manage fake identities for social interaction with terrorists is as appalling as it is amusing. It’s appalling that in this era of greater transparency and accountability brought on by the internet, the US of all countries would try to systematise sock puppetry. It’s appallingly stupid, for there’s little doubt that the fakes will be unmasked. The net result of that will be the diminution, not the enhancement, of American credibility.

By Jeff Jarvis

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fuckyeahdavidcameron:

Needed this sexy piece of sexiness on the page. 

After so many mentions of sex and conservative prime ministers I have to inform you that pictures of Cameron fantasising about Edwina Currie are stuck in my mind, guess you think I’m lucky huh? Now back to the business at hand. Would David like a pickled baby for breakfast and does he mind if it is of working class extraction? One last question…Are you aware of the term “sockpuppets”?

fuckyeahdavidcameron:

Needed this sexy piece of sexiness on the page. 

After so many mentions of sex and conservative prime ministers I have to inform you that pictures of Cameron fantasising about Edwina Currie are stuck in my mind, guess you think I’m lucky huh? Now back to the business at hand. Would David like a pickled baby for breakfast and does he mind if it is of working class extraction? One last question…Are you aware of the term “sockpuppets”?

How Long Has “New Media Strategies” Been Trolling Wikipedia On The Kochs’ Behalf?

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It’s official: the Kochs pay social media PR companies to troll the Internet on their behalf.

By Yasha Levine

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