I see the work I’m starting, to research and combat mass disinformation, belief programming, and social algorithmic manipulation, as a form of cybersecurity research that operates much higher up the stack: at the layer of shared reality formation.
Something that goes beyond social engineering and deals with disruptions and attacks on social systems and belief systems.
You might be interested in Perelman's work https://copsycon.wordpress.com/author/davidmperlman/
More recently, he's been looking into brand damage to corporations caused by bots/trolls: https://www.wsj.com/articles/brands-face-a-new-online-threat-disinformation-attacks-11602187365
@vortex_egg god, it's fascinating to watch leftist politics be derived from technological etchics
@teh_dude I’m curious to hear what you mean by that. Could you give an example?
@vortex_egg anarchic theory: mostly about how to maintain social order with no central governor in low trust networks.
post-modernism/critical theory: seeing the material effects of information/norms (social or computational, and what is really the difference?), how protocols break, how if two parties make different assumptions, they can do hamful, or divergent things
@teh_dude Interesting, I guess I didn’t see the connection to my post. I don’t really consider myself to be a leftist (or any kind of -ist for that matter). I haven’t read any anarchist, post-modern, or critical theory, for starters.
I’m more interested in going upstream to the roots of belief itself and working out a practical ethics of believing from first principles as an information science, than I am in interpreting the world through the lens of other peoples’ ideologies.
@vortex_egg well yeah, i really struggle find a difference between plain old classic philosophy and leftist politics. they come from the same place literally and figuratively
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.