Aggressors can reduce the spread of information detrimental to their goals by harassing / threatening users producing said information, reducing the probability they will do so again in the future.
Sometimes people come across an inauthentic narrative that they don’t believe, or they disagree with morally. They re-share with the intent of mocking, debunking, or expressing incredulity, but risk amplifying its reach.
I recently spotted a pretty perfect example of how someone might go about Information Laundering through a public figure. In this case reporter Ken Klippenstein targeted an anti-vaccine proponent active on Twitter. Ken sent the following private message to their account: In this case Ken pretended to be a fan reaching out to compliment theirContinue reading “Information Laundering with American Pornographic Actor Johnny Sins”