T0009 "Create fake experts"

Tactic stage: TA16

Summary: Stories planted or promoted in computational propaganda operations often make use of experts fabricated from whole cloth, sometimes specifically for the story itself.


Has counters:

C00008 Create shared fact-checking database
C00011 Media literacy. Games to identify fake news
C00012 Platform regulation
C00014 Real-time updates to fact-checking database
C00016 Censorship
C00034 Create more friction at account creation
C00040 third party verification for people
C00097 Require use of verified identities to contribute to poll or comment
C00099 Strengthen verification methods
C00107 Content moderation
C00133 Deplatform Account*
C00176 Improve Coordination amongst stakeholders: public and private
C00189 Ensure that platforms are taking down flagged accounts
C00197 remove suspicious accounts

Detection methods include:

F00015 Detect anomalies in membership growth patterns
F00018 Follow the money
F00051 Challenge expertise
F00058 Deplatform (cancel culture)


Examples include:

Seen in incidents: