Disinformation and Obfuscation

What is Disinformation?

Deliberately misleading information announced publicly or leaked especially by an intelligence agency in order to influence public opinion. In privacy, disinformation is the intentional spread of false information intended to confuse or manipulate people for the purpose of protecting personal privacy.

What is Obfuscation?

Obfuscation is the act of obscuring or hiding something. In privacy, this is common when data cannot be removed from either the online or physical world. This can include disinformation campaigns in an attempt to make data harder to find or obscure accurate data within a sea of innacurate content.

Profiles, Blogs, Websites

To 'quickly' populate the internet and catalog this information on search engines like Google and Bing, we can create active websites and profiles with disinformation content and backlinking to other content to increase indexing likelihood. The following is my quick list of websites and profiles I create for this purpose.

  • Wordpress
    • A quick blog populated with misinformation and an RSS feed for auto-blog posts will gain attention over time by search engines.
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Carrd.co
  • Linktree

Indexing for Obfuscation

In order to index, we need Google, Bing, and other search websites to index our obfuscation sites and other content. Essentially, we need to employ SEO techniques used in digital marketing to effectively distribute disinformation onto the web.

  • Google Indexing:
    • Custom Domain: Your website will index faster with a custom domain rather than a subdomain of website.wordpress.com
    • Google Search Console

      Connect your website to the search console provide a link to your sitemap to increase likelihood and speed of indexing.

    • Backlinking
    • PrepostSEO - Google Indexing Tool