T0019 "Generate information pollution"

Tactic stage: TA06

Summary: Flood social channels; drive traffic/engagement to all assets; create aura/sense/perception of pervasiveness/consensus (for or against or both simultaneously) of an issue or topic. "Nothing is true, but everything is possible." Akin to astroturfing campaign.


Has counters:

C00042 Address truth contained in narratives
C00071 Block source of pollution
C00072 Remove non-relevant content from special interest groups - not recommended
C00073 Inoculate populations through media literacy training
C00074 Identify and delete or rate limit identical content

Detection methods include:

F00003 Exploit counter-intelligence vs bad actors
F00006 SWOT analysis of tech platforms
F00029 Detect proto narratives, i.e. RT, Sputnik
F00031 Educate on how to identify information pollution
F00035 Identify repeated narrative DNA


Examples include:

Seen in incidents: