Evgeny Morozov’s “cyber guerrillas” are referred to as Civilian Irregular Information Operators on this blog, but we are both talking about non-state actors.
Morozov essentially wants somebody to persuade, change and influence the sophomoric Julian Assange to collaborate with traditional media, redact sensitive files, and offer those in a position to know about potential victims of releases the chance to vet the data and turn Wikileaks into a new Transparency International.
I want him dead.
Morozov thinks that would create a global movement of anti-American politicised geeks clamouring for revenge.
Are there enough pro-American politicised geeks to counter vengeful anti-American politicised geeks?
Are there any U. S. .mil /.gov Information Operators capable of countering vengeful anti-American politicised geeks working by, with and through pro-American politicised geeks? No real way of knowing. Bound to be some who are capable of it, but of those, how many are willing to risk their careers associating with politically incorrect pro-American politicised geeks?