Leaked documents reveal online manipulation, Facebook, YouTube snooping | ZDNet

Some of the most interesting capabilities of the tools on the list include the ability to seed the web with false information — such as tweaking the results of online polls — inflating pageview counts, censoring video content deemed “extremist” and the use of psychological manipulation on targets — something similar to a research project conducted with Facebook’s approval, which resulted in heavy criticism and outrage levied at the social media site.

A number of interesting tools and their short descriptions are below:

via GCHQ’s dark arts: Leaked documents reveal online manipulation, Facebook, YouTube snooping | ZDNet.

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