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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Chamber of Commerce troll alert

Posted By on Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 10:26 AM

Interesting item from the Washington Post:

A group of House Democrats is calling on Republican leaders to investigate a prominent Washington law firm and three federal technology contractors, who have been shown in hacked e-mails discussing a "disinformation campaign" against foes of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

.... The companies proposed forming a "corporate information reconnaissance cell" and discussed tactics such as creating online personas to infiltrate activist Web sites; planting false information to embarrass U.S. Chamber Watch and other groups; and trolling for personal information using powerful computer software.

Could it happen here?

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