Social Media as a Weapon

November 16, 2020 (Brian Berletic – LD) – One strongpoint of these US-funded anti-government protests here in Thailand is their social media game.


They claim it’s is because it’s a “youth movement” and they are simply better at using technology than the so-called “old” establishment.

But this isn’t true.

The US-funded anti-government protests are so successful on social media because the US-based social media networks they are using have tilted the entire game in their favor.

References:

Land Destroyer – Weaponized Social Media Fuels “Youth” Protests:

https://newatlas.report/2020/08/weaponized-social-media-fuels-youth.html

The Nation – Twitter takes on the Army, bans over 900 accounts:

https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30395911

The Guardian – Ex-Facebook president Sean Parker: site made to exploit human ‘vulnerability’: 

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/nov/09/facebook-sean-parker-vulnerability-brain-psychology

BBC – Facebook emotion experiment sparks criticism: 

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28051930#:~:text=Facebook%20is%20facing%20criticism%20after,the%20users%20were%20exposed%20to.

New York Times – U.S. Groups Helped Nurture Arab Uprisings:

https://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/15/world/15aid.html

US State Department – Announcement on Alliance of Youth Movements Summit, December 3-5:

https://web.archive.org/web/20090205204156/http://www.america.gov/st/texttrans-english/2008/November/20081120122321eaifas0.3440363.html

Forbes – Facebook, Instagram And YouTube Will Now Be Banned, Russians Warned:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/09/13/putin-now-plans-100-facebook-instagram-and-youtube-bans-russians-warned/?sh=4de3adf857ff

Reuters – Vietnam’s social media crowd swells with new entrant to take on Facebook, Google: 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-cybersecurity-idUSKBN1W20NH