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Researchers used fake social media accounts to influence NATO troops during military exercise

By Ryan Browne, CNN

(CNN)Researchers were able to use fake Facebook and Instagram accounts to "instill undesirable behavior" among NATO troops participating in an exercise, according to a report published this week.

The goal of the experiment, which was conducted by NATO's Strategic Communications Center of Excellence, was to "exploit social media and open source data to gather information on and influence military personnel during a military exercise."

"The level of personal detail we found was very detailed and enabled us to instill undesirable behavior during the exercise," the report said, adding that the scope of the experiment was "limited" when compared to "large-scale efforts such as the work undertaken by the Kremlin's Internet Research Agency to influence the US presidential election 2016."
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Re: NATO troops on exercise blab tactical information on social media
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2019, 00:57:34 »
Why the face palm? It’s a modern problem and you’re likely more susceptible to it then you think. It is enlightening though that they are researching this and hopefully are able to build countermeasures.

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Re: NATO troops on exercise blab tactical information on social media
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2019, 07:29:11 »
If you want to read the NATO Stratcom COE study "The Current Digital Arena and its Risks to Serving Military Personnel," you can find it here.
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Re: NATO troops on exercise blab tactical information on social media
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2019, 11:29:09 »
Learning from the Russians. Good.

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Re: NATO troops on exercise blab tactical information on social media
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2019, 12:41:11 »
Electronic version of a pretty reporter that's all.
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Re: NATO troops on exercise blab tactical information on social media
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2019, 14:13:46 »
Electronic version of a pretty reporter that's all.

At least the reporter has to be there and ask the questions.  In this case, the troops are volunteering info themselves without anyone needing to ask anything specific (or those specific questions designed to draw out that info). 
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