Gettysburg Flag Burning, Online Trolls, and Deception Operations

Read this story, twice.


Deception operations have a long history in this line of work, and as you see they can be very effective. Especially against low-information activists.

The countermeasure? Right here:


This is one of the better manuals I’ve seen on the subject, but the process of eliminating fake threats from the real deal is a long and involved process. It’s not something you can do right away. Someone should have started tracking Adam Rahuba back in 2013 when he purports to have started his hobby.

Here is another good one:


Now whatever you do, don’t do anything illegal like set up an IMSI catcher at a protest event, because that would be bad, ok?

Don’t try this at home.