Tactic stage: TA18
Summary: Threatening or harassing believers of opposing narratives refers to the use of intimidation techniques, including cyberbullying and doxing, to discourage opponents from voicing their dissent. An influence operation may threaten or harass believers of the opposing narratives to deter individuals from posting or proliferating conflicting content.
Detection methods include:
- E000028 Rappler: Philippines, Maria Ressa and Rappler journalists targeted Duterte regime, lawsuits, trollings, banned from the presidential palace where press briefings take place.
- E000029 ProPublica: 2017 bot attack on five ProPublica Journalists.
Seen in incidents:
- I00033 as cow online opinion leaders into submission, muzzling social media as a political force: