Links related to NATO, memes, SCL, Cambridge Analytica.
- 2015 Canadian announcement about a course to be given in Latvia on behalf of NATO, by SCL about countering propaganda. (See also: SCL / Cambridge Analytica)
…a comprehensive study of audience groups and forms the basis for interventions aimed at reinforcing or changing attitudes and behaviour. Significantly, the methodology increases the resilience of susceptible audiences and enables them to withstand foreign propaganda effects.
- April 2017, NATO meme warfare (foreignpolicy.com)
- March 2017, SCL global engagement work for State Department (Medium.com)
“Importantly, it seems apparent that bot account networks & hashtags, cookie-cutter websites/blogs, and secret social media “dark posts” visible only to curated individual citizens were deployed — often based around disinformation aka “fake news” — in order to alter opinions but also to manufacture trending topics, commandeer political narratives, and manipulate the larger sociocultural dialogue of the entire populace.”
- Another Medium series on Cambridge Analytica and linked micro-targeting topics. Possibly worth digging into.