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Good Deaths in Mosul, Bad Deaths in Aleppo – Consortiumnews. Exclusive: As the U.S.

Good Deaths in Mosul, Bad Deaths in Aleppo – Consortiumnews

-backed offensive in Mosul, Iraq, begins, the mainstream U.S. media readies the American people to blame the terrorists for civilian casualties but the opposite rules apply to Syria’s Aleppo, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Note how differently The New York Times prepares the American public for civilian casualties from the new U.S. -backed Iraqi government assault on the city of Mosul to free it from the Islamic State, compared to the unrelenting condemnation of the Russian-backed Syrian government assault on neighborhoods of east Aleppo held by Al Qaeda. In the case of Mosul, the million-plus residents are not portrayed as likely victims of American airstrikes and Iraqi government ground assaults, though surely many will die during the offensive. “Mosul’s residents are hoarding food and furtively scrawling resistance slogans on walls,” writes Times’ veteran war correspondent Rod Nordland about this week’s launch of the U.S.

Lust to Kill Children Arming Al Qaeda. NSA-Skandal: Geheimdienste manipulieren und diskreditieren im Netz. Dass die NSA und ihre Partner im Internet nicht nur mitlesen, sondern auch gezielt in die Kommunikation eingreifen, ist inzwischen bekannt.

NSA-Skandal: Geheimdienste manipulieren und diskreditieren im Netz

Eine ganze Reihe von Folien beleuchten, dass sich die Dienste dabei nicht nur gegen Terroristen richten. Der GCHQ und die NSA versuchen Debatten im Internet zu infiltrieren, zu kontrollieren und zu manipulieren, um ihre Ziele durchzusetzen. Das ergebe sich aus Dokumenten des NSA-Whistleblowers Edward Snowden, die der US-Fernsehsender NBC in den vergangenen Wochen enthüllt hat, erklärt Glenn Greenwald. Auf The Intercept fasst er die verschiedenen Dokumentensammlungen zusammen und beleuchtet, wie der GCHQ etwa falsches Material ins Internet lädt, um die Reputation einer Zielperson zu zerstören.

Außerdem nutzten die Briten Erkenntnisse der Sozialwissenschaften, um Debatten im Internet zu beeinflussen und einen gewünschten Ausgang herbeizuführen. Taktiken des "Operational Playbook" Folien zur "Kunst der Täuschung" "Ich bin Batman" How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations. 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. Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in the English-speaking “Five Eyes” alliance.

Today, we at the Intercept are publishing another new JTRIG document, in full, entitled “The Art of Deception: Training for Online Covert Operations.” Other tactics aimed at individuals are listed here, under the revealing title “discredit a target”: Then there are the tactics used to destroy companies the agency targets: What Makes Mainstream Media Mainstream, by Noam Chomsky. Part of the reason why I write about the media is because I am interested in the whole intellectual culture, and the part of it that is easiest to study is the media.

What Makes Mainstream Media Mainstream, by Noam Chomsky

It comes out every day. You can do a systematic investigation. You can compare yesterday’s version to today’s version. There is a lot of evidence about what’s played up and what isn’t and the way things are structured. My impression is the media aren’t very different from scholarship or from, say, journals of intellectual opinion—there are some extra constraints—but it’s not radically different. You look at the media, or at any institution you want to understand. Those are three major sources of information about the nature of the media. Well, what do you find? There is another sector of the media, the elite media, sometimes called the agenda-setting media because they are the ones with the big resources, they set the framework in which everyone else operates.

The elite media set a framework within which others operate. Medien werden fürs Lügen bezahlt - Journalistin packt aus.