The EyeOpener- PSYOPS 101: The Technology of Psych Warfare

As we have examined in this special series of EyeOpener reports on psychological warfare in recent weeks, Psychological Operations, or PSYOPS, are every bit as vital to military strategists today as they ever were. In fact, in this age of 24/7 online access and the possibilities for new battlegrounds in the “information battlespace” that it […]

The EyeOpener- PSYOPS ON THE HOMEFRONT

The proponents of psychological warfare tactics by modern-day governments argue that fears about government propaganda are misplaced as there are laws in place to prevent the US government from propagandizing to its own citizens.Indeed, legislation prohibiting government-sponsored domestic propaganda has been in place for nearly one century. That legislation, however, is outdated, unenforceable, and is […]

The EyeOpener- A Brief History of Fake News

The old adage that “Knowledge is power” has been apparent to warriors and would-be rulers throughout history. A well-known illustration from the annals of history revolves around Nathan Rothschild, the British representative of Meyer Amschel’s infamous Rothschild banking dynasty. At the Battle of Waterloo, Rothschild’s riders and messengers were able to get news of Napoleon’s […]