Barrett Brown calls himself the Cobra Commander for Anonymous. Others have called him the hacktivist group’s unofficial spokesperson. Some have called him a strategist in asymetrical digital warfare. Some people call him fag.
Can Anonymous have a spokesperson? What’s up with the U.S. military using fake online personas to spread propaganda? And what about AI auto-personas? Will the future war for public opinion be waged by sophisticated corporate algorithm trolls? (more…)