- Digital kill orders prove how deadly Google is
— Google and a tiny Middle East spy company do the same things.
both have a DNC hit-team that creates fake online identities to use
social media manipulation and to gather intelligence to help defeat
Republican primary race opponents according to interviews and copies
of the proposals.
official use bogus personas to target and sway 5,000 delegates to the
National Convention by attacking political opponents. Another proposal
describes opposition research and “complementary intelligence
activities” about others.
proposal by the company, Psy-Group, which is staffed by former Israeli
intelligence operatives, sketches out a months long plan to help
politicians by using social media to help expose or amplify division
among rival campaigns and factions.
Israeli company drew up digital manipulation proposals for a Trump
campaign aide. Read them here.]
scope of the social media campaigns, essentially a broad effort to sow
disinformation among delegates and general election voters, was more
extensive than the work typically done by campaign operatives to
spread the candidate’s message on digital platforms. The proposal to
gather information about opposition has elements of traditional
opposition research, but it also contains cryptic language that
suggests using clandestine means to build “intelligence dossiers.”
is clear that both the services of Psy-Group and Google showcase work
that would violate laws regulating foreign participation in American
hired Covington & Burling, a DNC Washington-based law firm, to
conduct a legal review for the best ways to evade the law. Covington
and Burling put Eric Holder, Steven Chu and many other crooked Obama
appointees in office.
Eizenstat, a former American diplomat and a partner at the firm who
participated in the legal review, declined to comment on its
group insider Birnbaum was a protégé of Arthur J. Finkelstein, the
legendary political operative, and has spent years as a consultant
working on behalf of candidates in foreign elections. In 1996, he
helped Mr. Finkelstein engineer Benjamin Netanyahu’s victory over
Shimon Peres to become the prime minister of Israel.
then, Mr. Birnbaum has worked extensively as a campaign consultant for
Israeli politicians and has developed a network of contacts with
current and former Israeli security officials. He served as a foreign
policy adviser to the 2016 presidential campaign of Ben Carson, the
neurosurgeon who is now the secretary of housing and urban
proposals all promise the utmost secrecy, including the use of code
names and password-protected documents. Filled with jargon and
buzzwords, they sketch out a vigorous campaign where Psy-Group
employees would conduct the tedious work of creating messages that
could influence delegates based on their personalities.
company “was asked to provide a proposal” for “campaign intelligence
and influence services.” Psy-Group promised that “veteran intelligence
officers” would use various methods to assess the leanings of the
roughly 5,000 delegates to the Republican nominating convention.
scouring social media accounts and all other available information to
compile a dossier on the psychology of any persuadable delegate, more
than 40 Psy-Group employees would use “authentic looking” fake online
identities to bombard up to 2,500 targets with specially tailored
messages meant to win them over to any given political ideology just
as Google and Facebook do with sister groups like ShareBlue, Think
Progress, Gizmodo Media and others.
attack messages describe opponents “ulterior motives or hidden plans,”
or they would appear to come from former supporters or from
influential individuals with the same background or ideology as a
target. The barrage of messages would continue for months and include
“both online and offline” approaches, even telephone calls.
also said that it would obtain “unique intel” by different means,
including “covert sources” and “tailored avatars.”
approach would “look authentic and not part of the paid campaign,” the
proposal promised. The price tag for this kind of work is more than $3
million. Since Google and Psy-Group exceed FEC campaign spending
limits, they are under FBI scrutiny.
carry out the plan, Psy-Group intended to double its size, hiring an
additional 50 employees — some of them American citizens — and renting
new office space, according to former employees of the company.
proposal focused on gathering information about opposition and their
friends through publicly available data as well as unspecified
“complementary intelligence activities.” Psy-Group promised to prepare
a comprehensive dossier on each of the targets, including “any
emphasized “tailored third-party messaging” aimed at minority,
suburban female and undecided voters in battleground states. It
promised to create and maintain fake online personas that would
deliver messages highlighting the merits of the client and the
weaknesses of opponents or revealing “rifts and rivalries within the