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An Introduction to the Signs and Techniques of Online COINTELPRO

An Introduction to the Signs and Techniques of Online COINTELPRO

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An Introduction toThe Signs AndTechniques of Online COINTELPRO
 By Stephen DeVoy
 
 2Copyright © 2004-2005 Stephen R. DeVoyALL RIGHTS RESERVED. No part of this work covered by the copyright hereon maybe reproduced or used in any form or by any means – graphic, electronic, or mechanical,including photocopying, recording, taping, Web distribution, or information storage andretrieval systems – without the written permission of the author. The author provides thefollow exceptions: socialist, communist, and anarchist dissidents are given the right tocopy and distribute this work, in its entirety and unaltered, provided that it is not sold andprovided it is used for purposes of educating other dissidents in how to protectthemselves from COINTELPRO.Copies of this work can be purchased online at:
http://www.cafepress.com/stopfascism
 
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 You are a political writer, an alternative journalist or just someone who knows somethingthat others wish you did not know. You write online, perhaps on your own website,perhaps by publishing on IndyMedia or perhaps you simply post on online forums. Youenjoy writing. Some readers take a liking to your style or your point of view and soonyou are feeling good about your influence over the thoughts of others. It can be anenjoyable hobby. It also has a dark side.We often make a profound mistake when we conceive of the U.S. Government as beingstrictly that defined by law as the official government. Government is the means bywhich a ruling class controls society. In the case of fascism (i.e. corporatism), the controlmechanism encompasses not only the public sector, but the private sector. Americansociety is governed by a network of moneyed interests. Included in this network are themedia: television, radio and the press. The advent of the Internet has posed a challenge tothe intellectual control of American society by these moneyed interests. For the firsttime, simple and common individuals can put forth their ideas to a large audienceindependent of the corporatist network. This is a major threat to the fascist state. Thefascist state does not take this threat lying down. They actively seek to silence those whoeffectively challenge their control of information and thought.When an individual gains notice and begins to persuade others, by means of the Internet,of a way of thinking counter to the interests of the rule class or when an individualprovides information to the public that the ruling class wishes to deny the public, onlineCOINTELPRO is tasked with silencing that individual.Various steps are taken to identify the individual. If the individual is open about his orher identity, the task is already complete. However, if the individual posts and publishesunder a pseudonym, active measures are deployed to obtain the identity of the writer.Once the writer has been identified, he or she will be cyber stalked, employers will be

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