Thursday, March 30, 2017

Plain Sight

When I first got involved with proactive Internet communications in the early to mid-90s (largely in the context of Usenet groups), it occurred to me that the age of the cover-up was almost over: if the security services wanted to do anything outrageous they could hide it in plain sight amidst other manufactured narratives. Online audiences would lose the ability (or just the will...) to probe below the surface in order to distinguish between fact and fabrication. 

It seemed to be then that the CIA might already be doing this, but nowadays the Russians and the Chinese appear to be leading the way. 

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