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.
Detection methods include:
- E000011 Jade Helm fake experts: For example, in the Jade Helm conspiracy theory promoted by SVR in 2015, a pair of experts--one of them naming himself a “Military Intelligence Analyst / Russian Regional CME” and the other a “Geopolitical Strategist, Journalist & Author”--pushed the story heavily on LinkedIn.
Seen in incidents:
- I00044 as Promote fake “experts” with impressive (and scary) titles: