Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Classifying Organized Deception

"Interesting concept. If automation can leverage the effort, it would be very useful. Rather than go directly to identifying sponsors, use weighted categories to build profile proxies."

"Its says Ogallala XL." she pointed to the monitor. The room erupted in laughter.


"Accurate descriptions alone provide the superior identification in this case. The reason is quite simple. Sock puppetry is inefficient in shooting down detailed and verifiable profiles. Especially when compared to demonization and other manufactured distortions of names and titles."

A related tactic, also based on deception, is the omission of important detail to create a false impression of integrity. Egregious at a whole new level when such omission is deliberate and a key factor in automated or semi-automated propagation of a deceptive meme.

© 2011 Buzz Hill

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