State-sponsored Internet propaganda
State-sponsored internet sockpuppetry is a government's use of paid internet propagandists with the intention of swaying online opinion, undermining dissident communities, or changing the perception of what is the dominant view (often via astroturfing).[neologism?]
The following is a list of the known or alleged examples of state-sponsored Internet propaganda:
- 1. Ruling party People's Action Party have been officially reported to organized team to work anonymously to counter criticism of party and government in cyberspace. Consisting of two team, led by MP elected of People's Action Party, where one team strategises the campaign the other team executes the strategies 
- 2. There are also pro-party individuals known as 'Internet Brigade' who claim to be not affiliated with the party nor officially endorsed by party, who setup elaborate social media and web page to 'defend' the ruling party of online chatters and to criticize social-political websites critical of the government and members of opposition parties. They have information about their party's endorsed candidate personal details and events not publicity known and MP elected as their members, Often they have anonymous members, sometimes with fake or purchased identity, re-posting on Internet forums and social-media their published articles
- 3. Ministry of Communications and Information under the ruling party, manages an official government website, Factually, which addresses inaccurate assertions and to report facts, not opinions related to the ruling party government. 
- 4. Infocommunications Media Development Authority (IMDA) from one of the core mission statement "To foster a cohesive and inclusive society through quality content with wide reach and impact while promoting nation-building" are responsible for ruling party government outreach with paid advertisement, engaging advertising agency to promote on video sharing website and social media. 
- Ukraine: iArmy, a volunteer operation established in February 2015 by Ukraine’s Ministry of Information Policy 
- Turkey: 6.000 paid social media commentators known as "AK Trolls" mainly spreading pro-Erdogan propaganda and attack those opposing Erdogan.
- United Kingdom: "Online Covert Action" and other missions by the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group, revealed by Edward Snowden in February 2014.
- 1. Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, founded in 2010.
- 2. Operation Earnest Voice, officially started in 2011.
- Sockpuppet (Internet)
- Front organization
- Black propaganda
- Agent of influence
- 2016 United States election interference by Russia
- Li Xueying (3 February 2007). "PAP moves to counter criticism of party, Govt in cyberspace". The Straits Times.
- Seah Chiang Nee (24 November 2012). "PAP's quiet counter-insurgency". The Star.
- Leonard Lim (16 September 2011). "Netizens setup Facebook page to defend PAP, Govt in cyberspace". The Straits Times.
- Pearl Lee (20 September 2015). "Supporters seek to amplify PAP voice online". The Straits Times.
- Ukraine is now recruiting an ‘iArmy’. Meduza February 23, 2015
- i-army website. i-army.org
- Greenwald, Glenn and Andrew Fishman. Controversial GCHQ Unit Engaged in Domestic Law Enforcement, Online Propaganda, Psychology Research. The Intercept. 2015-06-22.
- Why It's So Hard to Stop ISIS Propaganda. The Atlantic. 2015-03-02.
- "Russia's 'New' Tools for Confronting the West: Continuity and Innovation in Moscow's Exercise of Power". Chatham House. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
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