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Monday, February 21, 2011

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The latest from the corporate spooks: They create fake groundswells of opinion on internet sites, by producing fictitious personas:

Software will allow 10 personas per user, replete with background, history, supporting details, and cyber presences that are technically, culturally and geographacilly consistent. Individual applications will enable an operator to exercise a number of different online persons from the same workstation and without fear of being discovered by sophisticated adversaries.
Among the parties interested in buying the fakery: the federal government, of course.

Comments (8)

Too late, I think Sam's already bought into this one.

Only ten?

And they're programmed to use realistic,human-style typos also. "geographicilly"

Conceivably, there has been only one single commenter on this blog for years now.

Hostile elements will be deleted.

This isn't too new, just a slightly different form. Sam and other commissioners just called their department heads to get results. They then many times call ONI (Office of Neighborhood Involvement), Oregon Environmental Council and the Bicycle Transportation Alliance. They easily fill up any hearing and blog site.

They say it really fast: "Call ONIOECBTA"

Sir, I find your ideas interesting and wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

Gibby - It's clear you and I are unique commenters; but are you really the same as Ben and Mr. T and Tenswhatever

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