Margaret Schaut

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Spam: The School of Political Dirty Tricks


Did you know, internets, that you are a force to be reckoned with?

Well, if you didn’t notice it, our ever-so-honest political machines have!

If there was ever a school of dirty tricks, it has been the spam artists, and we’ve recently been told that we should expect, well, a spam onslaught of political gamesmanship, dirty tricks and misinformation campaigns!

Shocked, are you?

Haven’t you noticed some bizarre comments left on blogs and websites? Haven’t you noticed that you aren’t ‘reachable’ by the normal land-line callers? Haven’t you noticed that what the people want is NOT what the powers-that-be want to give?

Here’s a news flash for you:

“Taking a cue from phishing con artists, political scammers might seek to hijack or spoof the official sites of campaigns or local election boards, giving their misinformation an added veneer of credibility. Similarly, spoofed e-mails could be employed to persuade recipients that information is coming from a trusted source. In addition to conventional denial of service attacks, the Internet might also be used to facilitate distributed phone-jamming, of the sort often used to disrupt get-out-the-vote efforts. ”

So the plans are to use all your favorite technologies to do everything possible to disrupt your voting, your commitments, your support for a candidate, whether it is Ron Paul, Barack Obama, or any Third Party.

They’ll use TRUSTED SOURCES.

They’ll use voting requirement MISINFORMATION.

They’ll use global databases.

They’ll use phishing tactics.

They’ll use web 2.0 sites

They’ll use denial of service attacks and they’ll bury your in box.

They have some pretty big guns in their arsenal, too!  Fortunately for us, some of them were willing to discuss the matter and do their best to forewarn us all.

Just be ready.

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[…] ~martine~ wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptDid you know, internets, that you are a force to be reckoned with? Well, if you didn’t notice it, our ever-so-honest political machines have! If there was ever a school of dirty tricks, it has been the spam artists, and we’ve recently been told that we should expect, well, a spam onslaught of political gamesmanship, dirty tricks and misinformation campaigns! Shocked, are you? Haven’t you noticed some bizarre comments left on blogs and websites? Haven’t you noticed that you aren’t ‘reachable’ by the normal land-line callers? Haven’t you noticed that what the people want is NOT what the powers-that-be want to give? Here’s a news flash for you: “Taking a cue from phishing con artists, political scammers might seek to hijack or spoof the official sites of campaigns or local election boards, giving their misinformation an added veneer of credibility. Similarly, spoofed e-mails could be employed to persuade recipients that information is coming from […] […]

[…] The Truth of Credit wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptSpam: The School of Political Dirty Tricks May 22, 2008 at 9:09 pm · Filed under Politics and tagged: barack obama, political dirty tricks, political spam, ron paul Did you know, internets, that you are a force to be reckoned with? Well, if you didn’t notice it, our ever-so-honest political machines have! If there was ever a school of dirty tricks, it has been the spam artists, and we’ve recently been told that we should expect, well, a spam onslaught of political gamesmanship, dirty tricks […]

  Cachinnate wrote @

Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

cheers, Cachinnate.


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