· It should be noted that according to Weisburd and Harding the only real qualifier to be included on the lists is supporting someone other than Hillary Clinton
· According to Weisburd- These countries account for 81% of all the Kremlin Trolls and their engaged followers. The top five countries alone account for 58%. That the USA is ranked first came as something of a surprise. Detailed analysis is ongoing, and I'm unlikely to share the findings publicly."
From the Economist-"As one of his other guests, a deputy from Mr. Poroshenko's party, remarked later in the show: "Today, an information war is being waged against Ukraine.
Our task is to be united, to comment as one."Information warfare, like the shooting kind, is a new art for Ukraine and the learning curve is steep"Criticism of the government is dismissed as mudslinging by Kremlin agents. Last month authorities jailed Ruslan Kotsaba, a western Ukrainian blogger who had spoken out against mobilization.
Ukrainian authorities accused him of working in Russia's interests; Amnesty International labeled him a
As one of his other guests, a deputy from Mr. Poroshenko's party, remarked later in the show: "Today, an information war is being waged against Ukraine; Our task is to be united, to comment as one."
Milestone April 16, 2015, Joel Harding/ Ukraine Ministry of Information Policy property Myrotvorets claims first murder victim, Oles Buzina.
From here, we have most of the players lined up. Two years of IO events clearly showcase their handiwork now that it's been put in context. The same IO teams responsible for developing the terms Russian trolls and characterizing fake Russian influence started characterizing journalists and news sites that were contrary to Harding's mission as close to enemies of the state as they dared.
"Disrupt, deny, degrade, destroy, or deceive" The 2016 US Election and Deep State Coup
Milestone 1990, Nigel Oakes of Cambridge Analytica fame started the Behavioral Dynamics Institute. He set up a facility that became home for the leading experts in strategic communication and manipulation. He wanted to turn the ability to change people's behavior into a commercial business. Shifting mass opinion would be more lucrative than traditional advertising ever could be. Based on this, in 1993 he opened Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL).
He expanded into military disinformation, social media, and voter targeting. Within a few years, he advertised he could change the outcome of elections. His company participated in 25 international elections since 1994. Because he was successful, by 1997 SCL was in trouble in the UK because its principals were ignoring the principle of neutrality at home and targeting UK election results.
According to Wikipedia "SCL's involvement in the political world has been primarily in the developing world where it has been used by the military and politicians to study and manipulate public opinion and political will. It uses what have been called "psy ops" to provide insight into the thinking of the target audience."
SCL promoted itself as having the knowledge, the people and the experience to help global brands, political organizations, world leaders and militaries deliver measurable and lasting behaviour change.
Wikipedia goes on to say SCL claims that its methodology has been approved or endorsed by agencies of the Government of the United Kingdom and the Federal government of the United States, among others
The SCL Group has been working at the forefront of behavioural change communication for 25 years. Developed in conjunction with the Behavioural Dynamics Institute, SCL has evolved into a multi-disciplined group of behavioural research and communication agencies.
Cambridge Analytica was developed as a subgroup of SCL and designed specifically to take part in the US elections.