Berto Jongman: Social Media OSINT Largely Worthless — Russian Trolls Confuse US Butts in Seats w/o a Clue

Access, Cloud, Data, Education

Russia’s Troll Army Is Making Life Harder for US Spies

US Spies Find Open Source Investigations Worthless, Blame ‘Russian Trolls’

Phi Beta Iota: US OSINT is worthless because it lacks intelligence and integrity. The original idea — just enough just in time outreach to indigenous humans with eyes on and direct knowledge, was hijacked into a low-rent version of NSA — US butts in seats without a clue, an excuse to spend billions for crap while refusing to properly fund serious humans, tools for multinational information-sharing and sense-making, and a massive global to local online database of true costs for every policy, product, service, and behavior.

See Especially:

2015 Robert Steele – Foreword to Stephen E. Arnold’s CyberOSINT: Next Generation Information Access

2015 ANSWERS Robert Steele for Sean Lorenz on OSINT Update 3

2002: New Rules for the New Craft of Intelligence

See Also:

OSINT @ Phi Beta Iota

OSINT Literature Review, Name Association, Lessons Learned


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