Monday, December 31, 2012

Robert Scheer: The Villain Occupy Wall Street Has Been Waiting For

Robert Scheer: The Villain Occupy Wall Street Has Been Waiting For: If the Bloomberg news service, the stock market idolizer owned by the mayor, had been anything more than an enabler this past decade of Wall Street excess, nay criminality, it's possible we would not be experiencing the current crisis. If this leading financial news outlet had performed the minimum of journalistic due diligence on unregulated credit default swaps, collateralized debt obligations and the other swindles marketed with an abandon informed by deep deceit and the financial industry's pervasive corruption, the world economy may not now be in such terrible shape.

Newspapers can act as I-O police themselves of  information, however under weak I-O regulations they form Iv-B and V-Bi disconnects. Often they might become Iv to support the ads from Iv agents, then they compete to keep these ads and can become deceptive with the truth. The same can happen with Iv media pundits and blogs.

The Growing Power of the Meme - Businessweek

The Growing Power of the Meme - Businessweek

Viral Spiral, a year-old London company, employs a team of researchers to scour YouTube, blogs, and other dark corners of the Web around the clock, looking to sign a video’s creator before his work takes off. “We represent over a thousand videos,” says Chief Executive Officer Damian Collier, a British theater, television, and music producer who has also worked in law and finance.

Look for Iv-B videos that will grow explosively, exponentially, virally, like a contagion, etc. To do this they need to get to them faster than anyone else in a competitive Iv-B race. Innovative videos like mutations might grow virally as B, also Iv counter innovations that mock or refer to a B innovation might also grow virally. For example a new B event might grow virally in the news as funny and then be spoofed as Iv in a counter innovation, as counter humor or satire such as on Saturday Night Live. 

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Twenty-Five Rules of Disinformation - Washington's Blog

Some of these are similar enough to the previous post and won't be repeated.

1. Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. 

In Iv-B there is no advantage to be gained by exposing evil in competitors because it only helps other competitors. For example R victims of crime usually don't want to testify even though it would prevent Oy criminals hurting others.

3. Create rumor mongers. 

Rumors change on the margin as Iv-B, as competitors they often assume that everyone else is also being deceptive.

5. Sidetrack opponents with name calling and ridicule. 

Using false descriptions of people is related to Iv-B bluffing, in a competition those who don't do this lose in a Gresham's Law dynamic without I-O policing. 

8. Invoke authority. 

This can be bluffing where the source are hidden or deceptive.

9. Play Dumb.

Also deceptive, R prey might act dumb to make Oy predators overconfident so they can escape.

11. Establish and rely upon fall-back positions.

Not actual positions, they are more like where R prey might have worked out where they can hide safely when attacked.

12. Enigmas have no solution.

Complexity is Iv-B, often not solvable because the facts are hidden or deceptive. Often V-Bi people give up, also with V-B interactions the V team breaks down under the deceptions and harrying by B arguing.

13. Alice in Wonderland Logic.

In Iv-B everything can be deceptive, people reason tactically on the margin even if the whole makes no average sense.

15. Fit the facts to alternate conclusions.

In Iv-B there is no normal center where facts are fitted to, instead they move to other deceptive booms and busts. For example if it is tactically beneficial to suggest something bad in the long term then they would often do this.

16. Vanishing evidence and witnesses.

Like R prey vanishing or Oy predators hiding, this is the safest tactic against Y-Ro teams.

18. Emotionalize, Antagonize, and Goad Opponents. 

Using energy as a tactic to create more chaos in competitors so they might reach a tipping point and collapse.

22. Manufacture a new truth. 

This is a kind of Iv-B innovation, instead V-Bi tends to resist new ideas as errors to the old normal version.

23. Create bigger distractions.

Oy predators might use distractions to disorientate their prey, for example attack when other large animals take R's attention. Also Oy predators might attack a Ro herd trying to distract a buffalo into leaving the herd where they can overwhelm it.

24. Silence critics. 

Disinformation can work better when those trying to make information more transparent and normal are silenced.

The 15 Rules of Web Disruption | The Big Picture

The 15 Rules of Web Disruption | The Big Picture

1.  Start a partisan divide-and-conquer fight or otherwise push emotional buttons to sew discord and ensure that cooperation is thwarted. 

Iv-B divides V-Bi teams to conquer them, thwarting cooperation with competition. Discord is chaotic.

2.  Pretend it’s hopeless because we’ll be squashed if we try. 

Iv-B survives best by running away from problems because they don't work as a V-Bi team. It's like R gazelles running while Ro buffalo would stand their ground.

3.  Demand complete, fool-proof and guaranteed solutions to the problems being discussed.

With Iv-B deception the information is usually not available for this. There are no real solutions except by moderating them with the I-O police.

 4. Suggest extreme, over-the-top, counter-productive solutions which will hurt more than help, or which are wholly disproportionate to what is being discussed. 

Iv-B is innovative and has no normal center, solutions often then cause booms and busts. They are tactical in nature rather than having a long term stable strategy.

5.  Pretend that alternative media – such as blogs written by the top experts in their fields, without any middleman – are untrustworthy or are motivated solely by money

Many Iv-B blogs are as shown in the book Confessions of a Media Manipulator quotes in some others posts on this blog. 

6.  Coordinate with a couple of others to “shout down” reasonable comments.

Reasonable normal comments are V-Bi team based, Iv-B commenters might use speed creating chaos to sow chaos and deception on the margin.

7.  Use an army of sock puppets

These are Iv-B deceptive hiding their real identities. 

8. Censor social media, so that the hardest-hitting information is buried

Burying information is an Iv-B tactic, implicit is winning by bluffing and deception.

9. ...the inevitable result - nuclear accidentsfinancial crisesterrorist attacks or other disasters – were “unforeseeable” and that “no could have known”.

In Iv-B there is so much deception, as in poker, that V-Bi cannot prevent some chaotic collapses and crises.

10. ... any allegations of criminal activity as being a “conspiracy theory”

Iv-B people often don't know what is really going on in highly deceptive situation, hidden criminal roots and branches can be hard to prove without V-Bi transparency.

11. Become incredulous and indignant. 

Use high energy indignation especially if deceptive, talking quickly as short time Iv-B. Focusing on the margin of side issues rather than the average rightness of a story with some errors on the normal curve.

12. Use a straw man. 

This is like in nature where Oy-R animals might use camouflage and imitating other kinds of animals to survive.

13. Hit and Run.

Oy predators like hyena tend to hit but run if facing Ro team resistance. Iv agents also hit and run as salesmen in the I-O market, this is efficient if well policed by I-O.

14. Question motives.

Suggesting a hidden agenda is like expecting other poker players to be bluffing.

15. Associate opponent charges with old news.

Iv-B stories change quickly with high energy, for them the margin is most important rather than the average facts of a story which might be older. With tactical changes in Iv-B older facts might be irrelevant.

What to Do with Political Lies - Politics - The Atlantic

What to Do with Political Lies - Politics - The Atlantic
Fact-checking was a great development in accountability journalism -- but perhaps it's time for a new approach. It's no longer enough to outsource the fact-checking to the fact-checkers in a news environment where every story lives an independent life on the social Web and there's no guarantee the reader of any given report will ever see a bundled version of the news or the relevant fact-checking column, which could have been published months earlier. One-off fact-checking is no match for the repeated lie.

Fact checking is V-Bi as part of team based transparent journalism, stories living an independent life are like Iv-B loners making money through deception. This Iv-B iterative journalism changes on the margin, the idea is that eventually it will mutate into accurate information but often people are misled reading it before then. Bundling the news is a team based activity, parts of stories cooperate together giving a normal account by seeing outliers as errors.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Apocalypse Not: Here's Why You Shouldn't Worry About End Times | Wired Science |

Apocalypse Not: Here's Why You Shouldn't Worry About End Times | Wired Science |

Over the five decades since the success of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring in 1962 and the four decades since the success of the Club of Rome’s The Limits to Growth in 1972, prophecies of doom on a colossal scale have become routine. Indeed, we seem to crave ever-more-frightening predictions—we are now, in writer Gary Alexander’s word, apocaholic. The past half century has brought us warnings of population explosions, global famines, plagues, water wars, oil exhaustion, mineral shortages, falling sperm counts, thinning ozone, acidifying rain, nuclear winters, Y2K bugs, mad cow epidemics, killer bees, sex-change fish, cell-phone-induced brain-cancer epidemics, and climate catastrophes.

Similar to stories in earlier newspapers compared to modern blogs. The race is on to get viewers and donations, often deceptively from Iv to B or vice versa. The predictions are usually chaotic, claims that tipping points and collapses are approaching. These stories mutate and collapse if they don't get people's interest or they might grow virally like a chaotic contagion. When the I-O police don't look for fraud and deception then this Iv-B media can detach from the more standard and normalized V-Bi stories.

There is a war coming: Cory Doctorow on the future regulation of general...

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This can become a V-B interaction, V media companies team up to make copyright where information such as programs, songs, books, movies, etc are GB privately owned. There is also G public property like this, for example open source software or books out of copyright.

So a V computer like this confronts an underground B that works on deception and secrecy, they might share files on peer to peer and scatter if there is an attack by V on this sharing. With V-B the result is unstable, often B though weaker can win by being deceptive and hidden. For example B home buyers used liar loans to get money from V Wall Street, V thought they were ripping off the B home buyers.