If you’re a good, credulous consumer of the lamestream media, you likely take it as a given that Russian hackers present the greatest danger to the human species in the history of our planet.
Or is that Chinese hackers? Or maybe North Koreans? Meh, whatever. Details, shmetails!
The point is that the threat posed by these shadowy cyber warriors (whoever they may be) is so great that no amount of foaming-at-the-mouth, hyperbolic, end-of-days catastrophism from the TV talking heads and Twittering blue checkmarks and think tanking deep staters is too much.
Yes, the Chinese are infiltrating our corporations’ computer systems in order to steal all of our industrial secrets! How else could you possibly explain the fact that the fearsome Chinese military boasts so much refurbished American technology?
In fact, as we dutiful devotees of the digital doyens know all too well by now, it’s even worse than that. These cretinous computer criminals are no longer content merely to hack into our computer mainframes and exfiltrate our precious data. No, in this age of information warfare, the wicked warriors of the world wide web are now engaged in psychological operations against us, actively spreading mis-, dis- and mal-information in order to warp our innocent minds with facts that are uncomfortable to the establishment elitists.
So, in the midst of all of this hysterical hyperventilation over the hordes of cyber warriors attacking us from every direction, you think it would be kind of a big deal if a venerable journalistic institution like, oh, say, The Washington “Democracy Dies in Darkness™” Post came out with a story blithely admitting that the largest army of internet psyops soldiers in the world is in fact being fielded by the US, wouldn’t you? Surely it would be worthy of more than a passing mention in the back of the newspaper if social media companies were deleting the US military’s fake bot army and the Pentagon were running a fake “investigation” into the matter to cover their posterior, wouldn’t it?
Well, guess what? That’s exactly what is now being admitted, and you likely didn’t hear anything about it, did you?