How to Spot – and Defeat – Disruption On The Internet



[Editor’s Comment]
This is an old, but sage piece given how much these issues are seen daily.  Some know about this, but most don’t.

Its imperative for people to realize when information is being manipulated, steered, censored, erased, et al.


August 13, 2012

Top 15 Rules For Web Disruption

David Martin’s Thirteen Rules for Truth Suppression,  H. Michael Sweeney’s 25 Rules of Disinformation (and now Brandon Smith’s Disinformation: How It Works) are classic lessons on how to spot disruption and disinformation tactics.

We’ve seen a number of tactics come and go over the years.  Here are the ones we see a lot of currently.

1.  Start a partisan divide-and-conquer fight or otherwise push emotional buttons to sow discord and ensure that cooperation is thwarted.   Get people fighting against each other instead of the corrupt powers-that-be.  Use baseless caricatures to rile everyone up.  For example, …

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Day 1215: Stress

The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

Even though I stress stress as an important topic in my work and in this blog, I’ve only stressed the word stress in three previous post titles:

Day 508:  Stress, anybody?

Day 858:  A dozen ways to melt away your stress

Day 1067:  Anxiety, depression, and stress

Now, I’d like to stress the importance of a telephone exchange I had with my boyfriend Michael, last night, at the end of a stressful day at work:

Me: Michael,  I always get more stressed at work right before I’m taking time off, right?

Michael: Oh, I can’t tell the difference, baby.

I then released some stress by laughing out loud at the thought that even though it’s soooooo obvious to me when I’m feeling more stress, it might not be obvious to others, even those who know me very well.

Laughter is good for stress.

I also released some stress by laughing…

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The World Bank Wants You To Be Panicked About Water


May 4, 2016

Water shortages will deliver ‘severe hit’ to world by 2050 – World Bank … Global water shortages are taking their toll. The World Bank has issued a stark warning that the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia will receive a particularly “severe hit” by 2050, and global mismanagement needs to be addressed urgently. -RT

We just published an analysis of water-scarcity propaganda on Monday and now the World Bank has just issued a report (see above) described as a “sharp warning” regarding water supplies around the world.

This is a great example of how elite propaganda works in our view. In this case, as we reported on Monday, WikiLeaks just leaked a nine-year old report on water scarcity. And now comes the World Bank with its own report.

We’ve been on the record for years suggesting that WikiLeaks is a controlled facility. In other words it “leaks”…

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Goals for 2016

Annas Art - FärgaregårdsAnna

I read Dannys post about writing down your goals.
Never Ask Someone to Do What You’re Not Willing to Do Yourself: My Blog Goals for 2016

That post made me think. I both like setting up goals and not. I like to follow my intuition and go with the feeling. But I also like structure.

When it comes to my art I try to go by intuition and I don’t plan my ideas. I get lots of ideas but I am not that good to finish them. I start and I do okay, then something else comes in the way and my ongoing project becomes not ongoing. Sometimes forever and sometimes for a while and then I restart.

Reading Dannys blog goals for 2016 made me think. How would I write my goals if I would write them down?

First my mind was blank. I never write goals down…

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