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About G3 Group

We are investigating the U.S. military’s secret brand of fake news to create a 7-part video series revealing the truth behind the global information operations battlefield.

Let's talk about the military's information operations program and finish what Michael Hastings started.

The video series of investigations into Military Information Support Operations Command (MISOC) will be creative commons and available for anyone to redistribute or edit for use in their own content.



What is MISO?

PSYOP/MISO targets foreign governments, groups, and individuals. The government program is similar to journalism, a mode of communication that spreads information, but often spins the narrative, according to Colonel Curtis D. Boyd, Chief of Staff of the JFK Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, who gave a lecture on “The MISTRY* of PSYOP: Putting MISO in Perspective” in 2011.

MISO manipulates their targets into distributing information using logic, fear, desire, and other mental factors to trigger desired emotions, attitudes, or behaviors. It is vital for MISO communicators to fully comprehend how the target population acts, thinks, and communicates.

Military Information Support Operations (MISO), previously known as Psychological Operations (PSYOP), uses themes and messages to reach target audiences in order to influence their emotions, motives, reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of foreign governments, organizations, groups, and individuals.” – Reaching The Target Audience, a thesis presented to the Faculty of the U.S. Army Command.

In 2010, Psychological Operations field was re-branded as Military Information Support and Operations. PSYOP = MISO. The unit, which operates under U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), is comprised of less than 3,000 members. MISO activities are built upon the idea that human will is shaped by information, beliefs, and perceptions.

"The U.S. Army illegally ordered a team of soldiers specializing in "psychological operations" to manipulate visiting American senators into providing more troops and funding for the war, Rolling Stone has learned – and when an officer tried to stop the operation, he was railroaded by military investigators," wrote Michael Hastings in his 2011 Rolling Stone article titled 'Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators.'

And yet still in the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, the use of psychological operations on U.S. civilian populations was legalized. This type of information warfare comes in the form of propaganda approved by the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

A MISO communicator must understand exactly what they are trying to communicate before engaging with a target they seek a connection to, in addition to where and how that information exchange should take place. An optimized audience analysis is critical for successful MISO actions. In order to be effective, MISO-trained personnel must be experts when it comes to current events, history, culture, linguistics, and socio-political characteristics of their intended audience.

Just as important to understanding NS propaganda is the importance of conducting a thorough Target Audience Analysis(TAA). The process of understanding a target audience is critical to determining if your Target Audience is susceptible and capable of being influenced. If a MISO operator does not understand the depth of an individual’s condition, concerns, fears, ambitions, and vulnerabilities, then MISO will not be effective. It is hoped that this document will assist in a more analytical formulation of Target Audience Analysis concepts, plans, programs, themes, and messages that can be synchronized effectively with national policy and commander’s mission. MISO can have an incredible impact on a populace if it is planned, synchronized, and conducted properly.” – Reaching The Target Audience, a thesis presented to the Faculty of the U.S. Army Command.

In April 2017, Facebook publicly entered the information operations battlefield to stop the spread of propaganda and "fake news" after admitting multiple governments were conducting psychological operations using the social network.

Have Americans fallen victim to themselves, being psychologically manipulated by their own government into an unknown end goal by using current events, culture, history, conspiracy theories, and popular news websites used by their intended target audience?

Help us investigate the U.S. military’s secret brand of "fake news" so we can accurately assess and expose the ongoing information operations war occurring right now on the Internet.