In May, a number of French and German social media influencers received strange ideas.
A London-based public relations agency wanted to pay them to advertise messages on behalf of the client. It describes in detail what a three-page document should say and in which forums it speaks.
But he asked the influxers not to push the beauty products or holiday packages, as usual, but the lies of Pfizer-BNH ‘Covide-19 vaccine. The stranger still asked Fazze for an address in London, where there was no evidence of such a company.
Some recipients have posted discount screenshots. Exposed Fazz Clean up his social media accounts. That same week, hundreds of thousands of Brazilian and Indian celebrities posted videos that echoed the Fascist script.
The plan appears to be part of a secret industry that security analysts and U.S. officials say is exploding widely, disseminating information for employment.
Private enterprises are selling services that are primarily used by intelligence agencies in the world of traditional marketing and geopolitical influence.
They sow discord, they interfere in elections, they spread false rumors and they spread viral conspiracies, mostly on social networks. And they offer customers something valuable: deniability.
He described the Atlantic Council’s digital forensic research laboratory as “grand industry” and said “the number of DC-employed actors working with government or nearby actors is growing and growing.”
Similar campaigns have recently been launched to promote the ruling party of India, Egypt’s foreign policy objectives, and politicians in Bolivia and Venezuela.
In the midst of a mayoral race in Brazil, a small town in Brazil, Mr. Brooks was involved. An unethical Ukrainian company has encouraged a number of rival political parties.
In the Central African Republic, two separate events have flooded French pro-Russian and pro-Russian social media accounts. Both forces are vying for influence in the country.
A wave of anti-American posts in Iraq followed by a seemingly organic, anti-government sentiment in Israel.
Most of their legal services are behind-the-scenes companies that are similar to low-end marketing or email spam.
Advertising-related job advertisements and employee LinkedIn profiles describe Adon as a branch of a Moscow-based company. Some of the “Fazze” websites were owned by Adon, according to the original German network Netzpolitik and Arad Contracts. Third-party reviews present Adon as a struggling advertising provider.
European authorities say they are investigating who hired Adon. Faze’s anti-pneumatic dialogues look like promotional materials for the Russian Spatnik-V vaccine.
Dissemination of employment information, although sometimes effective, is becoming more modern as it is practiced and learned. Experts say it is becoming more and more common in all parts of the world to extend direct government services.
The result is that even in recent years, our shared reality has been undermined by political conspiracies, minority groups, and fraudulent public sentiment.
The trend It emerged in 2018 after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Cambridge, a political consulting firm that has met with members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, has been collecting data from millions of Facebook users.
The controversy has attracted the attention of social media marketers. Cambridge used its information to target a large number of audiences in agreed messages. Tested the echo by tracking likes and shares.
The show taught educators and the younger generation that social media marketing was a huge investment in political issues, all hidden away as an organic activity.
Some newcomers finally reached a similar conclusion in 2016 by Russian operators: Information is a good thing, especially on social media.
At the same time, it is important for Russia to be able to make the most of its impact on the economy.
According to Mr. Brooks, unfortunately, there is a huge market demand for information, and there are many areas in the ecosystem that are more willing to meet that demand.
Businesses have leased employment data in at least 48 countries last year – a study that could double that compared to the previous year, according to a study by Oxford University. The researchers identified 65 companies that provide such services.
Last summer, Facebook removed a network of Bolivian citizen groups and organizations investigating the facts. He said pages promoting the country’s right-wing government were fake.
Researchers at Stanford University searched for content from CLS Strategies, a Washington-based communications company that registered content with the Bolivian government. The organization has done similar work in Venezuela and Mexico.
A spokesman for the company said in a statement last year that the governor had been relieved of his duties on Facebook, but that his actions were justified by foreign intervention.
The fact that it is eroding
New technology allows almost anyone to participate. A set of programs generates profile photos that are difficult to find fake tags. Quick measurements help to improve effective communication. You can also easily access consumer bulk information.
The campaigns are not as sophisticated as those of government hackers or specialized agencies, such as the Kremlin-backed Internet Research Agency.
But they look cheap. In countries where campaign finance is transparent, organizations report paying tens of thousands of dollars for campaigns that include traditional counseling services.
Denial covers free governments from spreading false information, both at home and abroad, beyond the scope of the disaster. Some contractors claim that at the time of their arrest, they did not know their clients or that they were just trying to win the future.
Forums have stepped up their efforts to eliminate integrated false information. Analysts provide detailed information, especially on campaigns that disrupt Facebook.
Still, some say that social media companies also play a role in aggravating the problem. Participation-enhancing algorithms and design elements, researched, often divisive and subtle content.
Political rules have also changed. A generation of public leaders such as Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has been partially exposed by social media fraud. After coming to power, many institutionalized those methods as administrative and foreign relations tools.
Dozens of government-run Twitter accounts in India have shared posts from India’s Visibility Information website and social media feeds that allow you to check news stories to find out the truth about India.
India Vision Disinformation is in fact the product of a Canadian communications company called Monitor Monitor.
Almost all of the posts are intended to minimize unsolicited reports or censorship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. Related site introduces Modi fan narratives on news coverage.
The Digital Forensic Research Laboratory’s report, which studies the network every time there is a campaign for information on democracy, calls it an “important case study.”
A press monitoring representative who calls himself Abha has completely refuted the report.
He is the only one who claims to be the founder of the company. Asked why he listed Toronto’s address, Canadian tax registration and “part of Toronto’s rich technology ecosystem” or why he was called by Toronto phone number, he said he had business in many countries. He did not respond to an email requesting an explanation.
A link to Abhay shared that Indin’s profile is based in Toronto, where he is the CEO of the Press Monitor, and says the company will be used by the Indian government.
The Beijing Support Group provides a clue to the potential of the field for rapid evolution.
Since 2019, Graphica, a digital research institute, has previously nicknamed the Beijing line “Spamflag”, a social media platform that echoes geopolitical issues. Most posts received little or no engagement.
In recent months, however, the network has developed hundreds of personal accounts. Each one has its own profile and posting history that may seem accurate. They seem to come from many different countries and walks of life.
He transferred the accounts to a Bangladeshi content farm and probably sold them to a third party.
The network has strongly criticized pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong and US foreign policy. Coordinating without hesitation has created an aspect of organic transition in public opinion – and often attracts attention.
The accounts have been added to major media outlets in Panama, prominent Pakistani and Chilean politicians, Chinese-language YouTube pages, left-wing British analyst George Gallowai and several Chinese diplomatic accounts.
The Beijing Network, set up by the Taiwanese research firm The Reporter, operates hundreds of Chinese-language websites and social media accounts.
He was hailed by news outlets and civic groups as a sign of Taiwan’s reunification with mainland China, which has tarnished the image of Hong Kong opposition. The report found links to a Malaysian-based startup that offered Singapore dollars to promote its pages and content.
However, Mr Brooke said that giving governments such a shadow job could also take risks. For one thing, organizations can get into unwanted messages or strategies because they are difficult to control.
On the other hand, fraudulent organizations may be more likely to turn those forces over to their clients, budget subsidies, and bills that never work.
“The main thing is that the griffers are going to be arrested online,” he said.