T0044 "Seed distortions"

Tactic stage: TA08

Summary: Try a wide variety of messages in the early hours surrounding an incident or event, to give a misleading account or impression.


Has counters:

C00008 Create shared fact-checking database
C00009 Educate high profile influencers on best practices
C00011 Media literacy. Games to identify fake news
C00014 Real-time updates to fact-checking database
C00016 Censorship
C00019 Reduce effect of division-enablers
C00021 Encourage in-person communication
C00022 Innoculate. Positive campaign to promote feeling of safety
C00024 Promote healthy narratives
C00027 Create culture of civility
C00042 Address truth contained in narratives
C00046 Marginalise and discredit extremist groups
C00072 Remove non-relevant content from special interest groups - not recommended
C00073 Inoculate populations through media literacy training
C00076 Prohibit images in political discourse channels
C00078 Change Search Algorithms for Disinformation Content
C00081 Highlight flooding and noise, and explain motivations
C00082 Ground truthing as automated response to pollution
C00085 Mute content
C00086 Distract from noise with addictive content
C00087 Make more noise than the disinformation
C00092 Establish a truth teller reputation score for influencers
C00117 Downgrade / de-amplify so message is seen by fewer people
C00118 Repurpose images with new text
C00119 Engage payload and debunk.
C00122 Content moderation
C00174 Create a healthier news environment
C00184 Media exposure

Detection methods include:


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