Civil and Intelligent Free Speech lives on. Defending Civil Free Speech on Private Forums.


Cyber Magician: "Secret units within the 'Five Eyes' global spying network engage in covert online operations that aim to invade, deceive, and control online communities and individuals through the spread of false information and use of ingenious social-science tactics. Such teams of highly trained professionals have several main objectives, such as 'to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet' and 'to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable.'"
-- Western spy agencies build 'cyber magicians' to manipulate online discourse

Facebook Warrior: "A British military group that wages complex and covert information and subversion campaigns mainly ... through the tactic of 'reflexive control' of spreading specifically curated information in order to get your opponent to react in the exact way you want them to ... as a means to spread disinformation, real war truths, and false flag incidents as well as just general intelligence gathering."
-- Meet The British Army's 77th Battalion: Mobilizing 1,500 "Facebook Warriors" To Spread Disinformation

Forum Gang: "Any group of people on a forum who target an individual who is expressing views that are different from the forum's predominate views or different from the views of the forum gang. The forum gang will then begin to accuse the independent thinker of being a shill, a troll or worse. They will begin to flag his/her posts as offensive and will incite others to shun or call for the banning of the individual from the forum."

Internet Shill: "An Internet shill is someone who promotes something or someone online for pay without divulging that they are associated with the entity they shill for."

Social Bots: "Social bots are software programs that masquerade as online users, adding posts that seem like they came from real people. But they secretly promote products or viewpoints, and some you might friend use their new connections to siphon off your private information. When coordinated by a botmaster, these social bots can wreak havoc and steal information at a massive scale."
-- Your Facebook friends may be evil bots

Sock Puppet: "A sock puppet, in the context of online communications, is a fake identity created to promote someone or something through blogs, wikis, forums or social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter."
-- ||| How to Recognize an Internet Sockpuppet

Internet Troll: "In Internet terminology, a troll is a person who posts offensive or off-topic comments online. These comments are often made to incite arguments or emotional responses from other users."

NOTE: A troll would not be someone who disagrees in a civil and responsible manner with the group think of the forum on the topic under discussion. Free speech is going to guarantee disagreement. So rather than a troll being the problem, the actual problem might be with the commentators that call for the banning of another commentator because the commentator disagrees with the dominate theme or group think of the topic at hand.

Crude and vulgar language or personal attacks from a commentator need not and will not be tolerated.