The CIA and hate as a weapon on social networks

Lágrimas de sangre, by Oswaldo Guayasamín. Photo: Granma
Lágrimas de sangre, by Oswaldo Guayasamín. Photo: Granma




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The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Special Activities division has a Political Action Group (PAG) that performs, among other missions, analyses based on Big Data, processing profiles of subjects of interest and elaborating action plans that are sent to the Internet Task Force, in charge of conducting the work.
Information is obtained via Big Data that can be used for subversive work, allowing the forces to be better organized and mobilized to fulfill a given objective, and especially, through the micro-segmentation of the public, the concerns of each neighborhood, each family, each person can be exploited, in a particular, specific manner.
The enemy's analysts can build models capable of predicting underlying attributes, among them, political preferences, sexual orientation, how much you trust the people you relate to, how solid those relationships are, all thanks to the information that users themselves upload to the networks.
In February of 2018, following instructions of former President Donald Trump, the so-called Internet Task Force for Cuba or Internet Task Force for Subversion in Cuba was created, subordinated to the PAG, which is to say, the CIA.
This task force is in charge of contracting so-called netcenters, who conduct their campaigns against Cuba, through the recruitment of specialists who, in turn, gather dozens of cyber-assassins around them. Coordinating the actions of counterrevolutionary platforms and media and searching for collaborators on the island are also part the mission, among other tasks.
There is another sordid specimen in cyberspace feared by many: the hater. The term, imported from English to other languages, refers to individuals who harass others on social networks.
They use their victims' physical characteristics, sexual orientation, race, ideology or religion to conduct their harassment, manipulating the pain, fears and insecurities of those who take their assertions seriously.
Some are seeking entertainment, others motivated by resentment or envy, but there are those who are real mercenaries, persons hired to conduct smear campaigns and character assassinations. This is why they are called cyber-assassins.
Character, civil, or reputation assassination, as it is also called in psychological warfare manuals crafted by intelligence agencies and organizations around the world, is among the methods used by U.S. special services to destroy adversaries of the empire.
Cyber-assassins seek to make those subjected to the aggression feel helpless, with no control of the situation; inciting victims to exhaust themselves in useless self-defense, and eventually isolate themselves, to get as far away from the harasser as possible. The goal is to force their targets to justify themselves publicly, and self-censure, which does not necessarily put an end to the attacks, and may even lead to an escalation.
They repeatedly send offensive, insulting, highly intimidating messages to a given individual, including threats of harm that make the person fear for their own safety; they circulate rumors about someone, to ruin their reputation; manipulate digital materials, photos, recorded conversations, emails, steal passwords to impersonate identities; circulate fake news and cruel "gossip" about their victims; and attempt economic extortion... Nothing, however dehumanizing, is beyond the cia's hirelings.
When multiple stalkers participate in the cyber-harassment, the action is called mobbing, and is a tactic used against Cuban Internet users, especially public figures. Hundreds of trolls, digital hitmen, cyber-mercenaries, all trained and paid by the CIA, participate in the attacks, which are perfectly planned and scripted in the U.S. psychological warfare laboratories working for the Task Force.
Revolutionary leaders, journalists, artists, musicians, personalities from different areas of the social, cultural and political life of the country have been subjected to intense attacks of this type.
No one on social networks who expresses opposition to the actions or ideas of their paymasters escapes the fury of the salaried haters. To this end, the CIA's cash register has no limits, and nor do the immorality or unethical behavior of its mercenaries.