Protecting the New Castle
05/28/2016 (Sat) 21:39:44
COINTELPRO AND HOW 8ch.net/v/ IS COMPROMISED BY GOVERNMENT SHILLS
8ch.net/v/ has been compromised by a government front to misdirect, discredit, disrupt and otherwise neutralize individuals, groups, and information that poses a threat to the established political paradigm. This is done to eliminate the threat of "radical" political opposition inside the United States. Today's "COINTELPRO" is a current classified program now operated by a gov't Joint Task Force consisting of agents from the U.S. Army Special Forces, Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Security Agency, and Central Intelligence Agency.
Infiltrating the host and posing as it's userbase, the task force has been waging psychological warfare on legitimate individuals that seek intelligent discussion of alternate political ideas. They limit the information discussed by using censorship tactics such as sliding, distorting, or outright removing sensitive subject matter. They harass users that they deem a credible threat to the program or it's prescriptive facade. Task Force agents routinely point the finger at non-collaborating, yet genuine, users.
Infiltrators quietly provide scripted information and spread false rumors or exaggerate news to provoke tension within their target and undermine unity, detracting from tactical focus. Recently they've been overly promoting functions that gather the personal data of the target for monitoring, like IP addresses, by using source links to compromised or honeypot domains and dissemination of exploited files that discretely broadcast their use and user. These actions are seamless, invisible, and thus, extremely complicated.
/end 8ch.net; good riddance
DEFYING THE COMPROMISE AND RESISTING COINTELPRO
Attempts to mobilize community opposition may be able to affect the program's ability to discredit and disrupt, as well as incessant monitoring. It is clear, however, that we currently lack the power to eliminate such intervention. While fighting hard to end disruptive action, we need also to study the forms it takes (ex. 4chan, 8ch.net) and prepare ourselves to cope with / proactively deny it as effectively as we can here. Refuse to accept everything you encounter, audit and analyze the information, including all claims or accusations. The results of paranoia and overreaction to evidence can be just as disruptive as a disruptive campaign.
Be aware of:
>general trends of thread topics
>noncollaborative hostility towards a thought-provoking idea or possibility
>threads that lack discussion
>threads that promote intelligence gathering
Guidelines for a brighter and better endchan.xyz/v/ of tomorrow
you could have prevented this
1. Threads should encourage discussion rather than to provoke replies. The best threads are the ones that are open ended, where an OP's opinion on a topic isn't introduced as the main point. Threads should be made for the purpose of OP wanting to talk about something rather than to loudly proclaiming his viewpoint as if /v/ is his personal blog. The health of a board is dependent on the quality of its threads. Even goodposters turn to shitposters in shitty threads. Who can blame them?
2. "off topic" should be defined as any thread that has absolutely nothing to do with video games, things directly relevant to /v/ (meta discussion) or current events. Most "off topic" threads are made in good faith; users asking everyone on /v/ how they feel about a certain topic. Examples are like "What does /v/ think about this band." "What guns does /v/ own?" "Is /v/ straight?" however, too many of these threads can clog up the board.
3. Users have the responsibility to self moderate. if you see a post that upsets you, think about whether or not it's a genuine retard or a troll before you reply. You're all internet veterans, you should know this.