Wednesday, February 26, 2014

More Snowden Revelations: Government Trolling

Needless to say this sort of activity is anathema to a free and open
democracy. The spying agencies are out if control. And no wonder, as
there has been zero effective oversight.
But these GCHQ documents are the first to prove that a major western
government is using some of the most controversial techniques to
disseminate deception online and harm the reputations of targets.
Under the tactics they use, the state is deliberately spreading lies
on the internet about whichever individuals it targets, including the
use of what GCHQ itself calls "false flag operations" and emails to
people's families and friends.
Who would possibly trust a government
to exercise these powers at all, let alone do so in secret, with
virtually no oversight, and outside of any cognizable legal
And they're spending billions of your tax dollars to do it.  For freedom!

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