WashPo Lists Private Psy-Op Contractors

As a part of its investigative Top Secret America project, Washington Post compiled a list of 37 companies to which the intelligence community contracts some of its psy-op work.  Here's a description from a website of one of these companies: "MeriTec Information Operations (IO) professionals have decades of experience in the integration of electronic warfare, computer network operations, psychological operations, military deception, and operations security in concert with other capabilities to achieve desired effects on adversary human and automated decision making and to defend our own information and decision making processes."

Another company, Leonie Industries (wiki; the above image is from their site) is in business of deploying "credible campaigns with an authentic, local feel." Their digital capabilities include "Machine cinema, Viral media, Mobile, and Video Games".

Update: Funny, I just spotted the same creepy image of the face above in the "What The Fuck Is Social Media Now?" deck (slide 4).

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