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The Art of Disinformation Warfare

The definition of disinformation is:

Deliberately misleading information announced publicly or leaked by a government or especially by an intelligence agency in order to influence public opinion or the government in another nation,

Information that is intended to decieve.


The following tactics show how government counter intelligence agents operate on social media websites such as Facebook and internet forums that the authors and developers of the website experienced and observed over a 6 month period in several internet groups. In 2011 our Cyber Militia Unit (CMU) used similar software that government agencies use to create thousands of fake social media profiles which were used to infiltrate social media groups to monitor the government agencies and the tactics they used.

We observed that these tactics have been repeatedly been used by disinformation agents/operatives in social media groups that we monitored such as facebook which intend to organise protests/campaigns etc. The tactics are a common blue print that government agents use in all campaigns that they have been assigned to, usually because whatever the campaigns objectives are, they may in some way be damaging to the establishment, corporations and industries.


Psychological operations, the label is quite self explanatory, these are the techniques they employ to psychologically attack their victim, and to also confuse other genuine group members. We will list various techniques that we have experienced and observed.

Character Assassination

The disinformation agents identify who is potentially the biggest threat, they then set about getting that person removed from the campaign. They have various means of doing this, and most entail discrediting that person in one way or another. Whispering is their most common method, i.e., private messaging other members of the group, and telling lies about their victim. They then pick off the members of the group one at a time, until the only players left in the game are the other government shills.

When they have pinpointed who they deem to be the biggest threat to their agenda, they set about the most despicable character assassination. If you comment on forums, they will twist things you say, and they will at all times be working towards having other group members think they are good and moral, and you are bad and immoral. They will take totally innocuous things which you have said, and try and twist them so as you appear hypocritical, a liar, insensitive etc….. They will stoop as low as is required to achieve their objective.

Always be aware that this is a full time paid job for these Veterans, so don’t be surprised at the vast amount of time they use setting these stings up.


The whispering can be telling other campaigners that their chosen victim has been either ridiculing them, or doing/saying something that could be damaging to the campaign. To ensure that the person they are messaging does not go straight to you and report the correspondence, they may suggest that you are a dangerous or very vindictive person, and that they are afraid of you. From first hand experience, it is very difficult to defend yourself from the unknown, people just distance themselves from you, and you are in the dark, and have no clue why.

Always be aware that this is a full time paid job for these Veterans, so don’t be surprised at the vast amount of time they use setting these stings up.

Rows Rows Rows!

The agents also instigate rows within the group, two or more agents will be in charge of the two warring factions, innocent members of the group take sides, and get drawn into their manufactured saga. They will attack the people they see as their biggest threat. They will malign and discredit them in the most despicable manner. They will instigate the fighting, and at all times will be planting seeds all over the place to start rows. The most effective way to damage a campaign is to have continuous in fighting. In the manufacture of these rows, they will either just straight out lie about you, or take things you have said, and report them totally out of context.
The whole thing ends in chaos, “divide and conquer”, the oldest trick in the book!
The constant rows often mean that genuine campaigners leave, either after being attacked, or because the constant fighting is wearing them out. Then the whole campaign either falls apart, or the agents order becomes the order of the group. If they are in control of the group, they will steer the group in a direction which will hinder not enhance the overall campaign.

Always be aware that this is a full time paid job for these Veterans, so don’t be surprised at the vast amount of time they use setting these stings up.

Dummy Friend

One or several of the agents will make attempts at befriending campaigners who will confide their secrets, and a bonding process will ensue, this is one of their most deadly weapons. It is designed so that you will then confide things to them, and they can then form a “psychological profile chart” on you, then it can be used against you, as they will know your weak spots. Your new “Dummy Friend”, will try at all costs to establish a bond with you and gain your trust. They will gently try and influence your opinions, often telling you lies, and trying to distance you from other genuine campaigners.

Always be aware that this is a full time paid job for these Veterans, so don’t be surprised at the vast amount of time they use setting these stings up.

Time Wasting

The goverment agents will at all times be devising ways to waste campaigners time by suggesting ineffective campaigning and protest activities for the group to undertake, or by influencing the decisions of individuals that achieve no discernable results.

 Always be aware that this is a full time paid job for these Veterans, so don’t be surprised at the vast amount of time they use setting these stings up.


While the agents are at all times working towards discrediting the campaigners they have targeted, they will also be victimising them, and they will make attempts to make others think it is in fact the other way round. There are many ways they can do this. An agent will make comments suggesting that the targeted campaigner was being a hypocrite, and that the campaigner had posted something which was not factual. The agent will plant seends to have other group members think they were a dishonest person. Normally when the agents start this they will have maybe two or three other agents come in to the discussion and back up what they are saying to influence other group members into thinking this way and believing it is true.


THIS IS THEIR GREATEST FEAR........and when exposed they will join forces and attack like the nest of vipers that they are. When there has been complete exposure of not only their tactics, but also their identities, it means that they have to create new identities and go through the entire process again of gaining trust and influence in the group, they have done this in the past, but they prefer to avoid this, and retain the positions of influence they already hold.

They will go to great lengths to have people think that they are the victims, and the person doing the exposing is in fact the infiltrator. They will point out the great amount of time that they have devoted to the campaign, which is often more than the genuine campaigners, as they are full time employees so to speak, and getting paid for all they do! On the face of it they may appear to have been great supporters, but when you scratch the surface just a little and examine what they have been doing in the shadows, a very different picture emerges of their actual contribution.
Make no mistake, these agents are often masters at what they do, they have been trained in mind manipulation, and know every trick in the book. They know how to influence group actions and behaviour.

Their ultimate goal is to take control of the group and to influence it towards ineffective protesting and campaigning. They aim to get rid of genuine campaigners by using the tactics described as when the genuine supporters/campaigners are faced with this level of Machiavellian tactics they generally give up and leave the campaign. Others continue to support, but from the side lines, and do not get involved in the group activities.

In Summary

This section has highlighted the tactics used by government agents to destroy legimate forms of protest being orchestrated on facebook and other social media and internet forums by ex-servicemen and other groups of which we have observed over a 6 month period. Our aim is to inform and educate all those involved in campaigning, which is more and more being orchestrated through platforms such as social media websites, who are largely unaware of the tactics being deployed against them, by agents to take control of the groups and members of how their campaigns and protests are directed towards ineffective strategies being co-ordinated by this unsrupulous group of agents and operatives.

Being aware of the tactics that the agents use will only empower those who wish to campaign in an effective and legimate manner and awareness of these tactics will save a great deal of time.

For more information on click here to read the article 'Online Perception Management'.