In a social media guide for law enforcement officials published by the US Justice Department, the document details how officers create fraudulent profiles even though Facebook officially bans the practice.
“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” – William Casey, CIA Director
Departments are also beginning to use predictive analytical policing software, allowing authorities to control local neighborhoods based on social networking posts. If people are emotionally upset and publish it on social media networks, the software program labels the neighborhood high risk alerting law enforcement to occupy those areas.
In a recent article published by Business Insider one police officer answered a LexisNexis survey that he “was looking for a suspect for over a month. When I looked him up on Facebook and requested him as a friend from a fictitious profile, he accepted,” and “he kept ‘checking in’ everywhere he went, so I was able to track him down very easily.”
While we chat and share on the net hundreds of police, and now automated bots, manipulate their armies of shills, trolls and sock puppets to watch our every move and assess our ‘threat ratings’.
Another respondent wrote, “Social media is a valuable tool because you are able to see the activities of a target in his comfortable stage. Targets brag and post … information in reference to travel, hobbies, places visited, appointments, circle of friends, family members, relationships, actions, etc.
”Out of 1,221 US federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies that use social media today, more than 80% of the responding officials said social media was a powerful tool for crime-fighting and that “creating personas or profiles on social media outlets for use in law enforcement activities is ethical.”
The NYPD (and probably all other police forces) prefer to use photos of young attractive women on Facebook to spy on people, the New York Times reported.
….Today, Operation Mocking Bird has evolved into a new brand of media control. CIA Agents are now hired and given shill accounts on social media outlets like Facebook to argue any ideology they are instructed to. The agents have up to 10 fake shill accounts each, used to troll and create the illusion of having a genuine network of friends. They will defend current administration decisions with relentless irrational stubbornness that one can only be paid to do. The government is using tax money to spread lies and disinformation to the public. Is this the best use for our tax money?….
No one seems to know if agencies use these photos with or without the consent of the person photographed.Bradley Shear, an attorney and expert in social media and the law, is not quite sure how the justice system will handle challenges made to this style of policing. However, noting that “police often pose as prostitutes or drug dealers to trap people.”
We also know the government hires agents to sway political opinion under its notorious Operation Mocking Bird Program.
How to identify a fake user account… tell tale signs
- Account was made recently 2015, 2016.
- Account has no history published for earlier years, but Facebook says they have been a member since 2009, etc.
- Most fake accounts have 1 image or no real profile photo of the person. Some may only have a select few photos over a long span of time. A well seasoned user would have more photos posted over a long period of time. A fake account may have 7-10 photos posted on the same day.
- User has very few friends in common and or friends in general.
- There is little to no interaction on their page with friends, no comments, likes or responses over their long time line.
- Profile picture seems to good to be true, that hot model added you today! They even messaged you and are interested in you!
- When in doubt use reverse image search. Take their image and see if it is a real person or not.
- When in doubt deny, deny, deny.
most info from The American Intelligence Report with thanks.