HUMINT Psychological Warfare, Community Engineering, and Manipulation of the Masses: Academic Context

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Ambiguous Self-Induced Disinformation (ASID) Attacks: Weaponizing a Cognitive Deficiency


Abstract: Humans quickly and effortlessly impose narrative context onto ambiguous stimuli, as demonstrated through psychological projective testing and ambiguous figures. We suggest that this feature of human cognition may be weaponized as part of an information operation. Such Ambiguous Self-Induced Disinformation (ASID) attacks would employ the following elements: the introduction of a culturally consistent narrative, the presence of ambiguous stimuli, the motivation for hypervigilance, and a social network. ASID attacks represent a reduced-risk, low-investment on the part of the adversary with a potentially significant reward, making this a likely tactic of choice for information operators within the context of gray-zone conflicts.


*Benjamin James Knox, one of the authors of a small supplementary article, both takes part in the cyber command of the Norwegian Army and continues to work as a Professor at Østfold University.

The UnCODE system: A neurocentric systems approach for classifying the goals and methods of Cognitive Warfare

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Cognitive Warfare takes advantage of novel developments in technology and science to influence how target populations think and act. Establishing adequate defense against Cognitive Warfare requires examination of modus operandi to understand this emerging action space. This includes the goals and methods that can be realized through science and technology. Recent literature suggests that both human and nonhuman cognition should be considered as targets of Cognitive Warfare. There are currently no frameworks allowing for a unified way of conceptualizing short-term and long-term Cognitive Warfare goals and attack methods that are domain- and speciesagnostic. There is a need for a framework developed through a bottom-up approach that is informed by neuroscientific principles to capture relevant aspects of cognition. The framework should be at a level of complexity that is actionable to decision-makers in war. In this paper, we attempt to cover the existing gap by proposing the Unplug, Corrupt, disOrganize, Diagnose, Enhance (UnCODE) system for classifying the goals and methods of Cognitive Warfare. The system is neurocentric by conceptualizing Cognitive Warfare goals from the perspective of how adversarial methods relate to neural information processing in an individual or society. The UnCODE system identifies five main classes of goals: 1) Eliminating a target’s ability to produce outputs, 2) degrading a target’s capacity to process inputs and produce outputs, 3) biasing a target’s input-output activity, 4) monitoring and understanding the input-output relationships in targets, and 5) enhancing a target’s capacity and ability to process inputs and produce outputs. Methods can be divided in two categories based on access to the target’s neural system: direct access and indirect access. The UnCODE system is domain- and species-agnostic and allows for interdisciplinary commensurability when communicating attack paths across domains. In sum, the UnCODE system is a unifying framework that captures that multiple methods can be used to reach the same Cognitive Warfare goals.

 
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With the technology they have now you got to wonder how much of the information we consume is really just a agent of manipulation.

 

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It hurts me to say this, but with things like this in play, democracy has became a national security risk.
 

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It hurts me to say this, but with things like this in play, democracy has became a national security risk.

"republicanism" for it to work you need an intelligent and diligent population. Pure democracy will guarantee tyranny in the end. The dumbing down of populations across the world is intentional in many of states.

remember when people like erdogan or american presidents preach democracy, they are fooling their people. Both nations were set up as Republics with democratic characteristics. The constitutional republic was set up to protect people from tyranny and manipulation that comes with democracy.

the reason erdogan constantly touts democracy, is because by manipulating the sentiments of the masses he will take the country into theocratic tyranny. He knows what he's doing, the common Turk doesn't. Its for good reason that he constantly goes after the constitution, the freedoms and liberties the Turkish citizen enjoys was protected by the constitution.

For example Turkiye was set up as a secular republic, that means freedom of religion and freedom from religion was available to all. If you want to be christian the muslim cannot make you a dhimmi, if you want no religion that is your choice. Like wise no athiest can force religious people not to be religious. Was it perfect no, the circumstances of the situation didnt allow for it. But was it good for the people of Turkiye, yes it was.

pure democracy will lead to socialism, socialism will lead to tyranny. In counties like Turkiye it will have an islamic face, in countries like france it will have a secular face.

And lets use france as a good example for what I mentioned before about Turkiye and the flooding of migrants. I said before the reason the political islamists/socialists want to flood the country is those migrants will be used to bring in socialism.

In france look at how the migrants behave, they believe they are mistreated and that the state owes them something. Those people will accept social benefits and a social system far easier then a middle class working French person will. Its the same principle in Turkiye with the migrants. Its long term plan agenda against Turkiye.

The migrants are also victims in this situation being cultivated by the ruling classes and influencing elements of society.
 

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