What’s Persona Management?

Or, sock puppetry for fun and profit.

McCoyote

Here come the jesters, one, two three…

Patrick MacGuire, “Why Is Barrett Brown Facing 100 Years in Prison?,” VICE, 31 January 2013:

vice.com/en_ca/read/why-is-barrett-brown-facing-100-years-in-jail

Alongside Abraxas and Cubic on those tax filings is another company called Ntrepid. According to Florida State’s records of corporations, Richard Helms is the director of that company. In 2011, Barrett’s work helped lead the Guardian to their report that Ntrepid won a $2.76 million-dollar contract from Centcom (U.S. Central Command), to create “online persona management” software, also known as “sockpuppetry.” To break it down in plain English, online persona management was created to populate social networks with a bunch of fake and believable social media personas to “influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda.”

Yeah, but how is pro-American defined? We seem to be more interested in provoking anyone and everyone to violence in order to go spend more warbucks.

Nick Field and Ian Cobain, “Revealed: US…

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