BRT has written about the 24/7 spying on the part of the NSA ad nauseum but the NSA is not the only entity doing the drill as the FBI, CIA, Department of Homeland Security and British Intel, GCHQ also get in on the act whether we like it or not. News regarding GCHQ's recent actions, however, shows how unbridled surveillance becomes the start point to building the 2014 version of the propaganda engine of 1984, aka Mintrue, using deception to manipulate human behavior on the net through false information, innuendo and ad homenum attacks of the lowest order.
One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents...
Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group) are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable. To see how extremist these programs are, just consider the tactics they boast of using to achieve those ends: “false flag operations” (posting material to the internet and falsely attributing it to someone else), fake victim blog posts (pretending to be a victim of the individual whose reputation they want to destroy), and posting “negative information” on various forums.
Seen below are three images from the "enthusiastic" GCHQ handbook on how to defame anyone who may have contrary notions to how, in this case, governance or business should operate in England.
The Ministry of Truth - Minitrue, in Newspeak - was startlingly different from any other object in sight. It was an enormous pyramidal structure of glittering white concrete, soaring up, terrace after terrace, three hundred meters into the air. From where Winston stood it was just possible to read, picked out on its white face in elegant lettering, the three slogans of the Party:
The Ministry of Truth contained, it was said, three thousand rooms above ground level, and corresponding ramifications below. Scattered about London there were just three other buildings of similar appearance and size. So completely did they dwarf the surrounding architecture that from the roof of Victory Mansions you could see all four of them simultaneously. The were the homes of the four Ministries between which the entire apparatus of government was divided: the Ministry of Truth, which concerned itself with news, entertainment, education, and the fine arts; the Ministry of Love, which maintained law and order; and the Ministry of Plenty, which was responsible for economic affairs. Their names, in Newspeak: Minitrue, Minipax, Miniluv, and Miniplenty.
English Socialist Party - The logo of Big Brother
The five countries at the bottom of the two blue slides comprise the 5 Eye allegiance to share intel.
They are: The US, Australia, Canada, Great Britain and New Zealand.