EM-P: A Solution to Foreign Intervention and Social Media Manipulation

Updated: Oct 10, 2019

The strategic plan being proposed by W&A has national security implications. It can be the first line of defense against foreign attacks on American democracy (and democracy everywhere). Foreign attacks on democracies everywhere have focused on using stealing data and weaponizing it and manipulating social media to exacerbate racial, class, political, and economic divisions in democracies worldwide. The best way to help ensure America’s national security and national sovereignty (as well as the national security and national sovereignty of other democracies) as regards to these types of attacks is to foster unity among American citizens (and citizens of other democracies). As Abraham Lincoln once said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand." Alternatively, a house united against its opposition can stand. A unified America (and other democracies) will be far less susceptible to these types of foreign attacks that are focused on exploiting the divisions in America and other democracies (see the figure below). The solution that W&A is offering (promoting unity) is the best way to stave off interference in American democracy and democracy everywhere.


Divisions in America That Contribute to Its Vulnerability to Foreign Interference

The strategic plan being proposed by W&A has serious national security implications. It can be the first line of defense against foreign attacks on American democracy (and democracy everywhere). Foreign attacks on democracies everywhere have focused on using social media to exacerbate social, political, and economic divisions in democracies. The best way to help ensure America’s national security and national sovereignty (as well as the national security and national sovereignty of other democracies) as regards to these types of attacks is to foster unity among American citizens (and citizens of other democracies). As Abraham Lincoln once said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand." Alternatively, a house united against its opposition can stand. A unified America (and other democracies) will be far less susceptible to these types of foreign attacks. The solution that W&A is offering the best way to stave off interference in American democracy and democracy everywhere.


W&A is aware that social media firms are undertaking technical fixes to their platforms to help mitigate interference by bad actors in democracies. Unfortunately, the technical fixes to social media platforms are not likely to prevent foreign interference in democracies by bad actors over time. The problems with democracies are more fundamental than your current efforts at mitigation can address. What you are doing is treating symptoms and not curing the disease. Bad actors will continually adjust to your mitigation efforts, and you will always be in a reactionary mode. We must get out in front of the machinations of these bad actors. W&A’s solution is designed to be proactive and to address democracy's problems at a fundamental (societal) level.


Taken together, W&A's efforts and those of the technology firms represent the total solution to democracy’s problems. Partnering with W&A (combining our efforts) to help implement the strategic plan (particularly the Plato Management Information System) would help solve democracy’s vulnerability problems, and it would generate an enormous amount of goodwill in the world for your company and all other Silicon Valley companies that partner with us. The goodwill you will garner will help blunt critiques of their companies in the same manner as Microsoft has by building software to mitigate possible hacking of voting machines. help forestall the regulatory regimes being proposed your industry, and put your company squarely on the side of the 100 plus countries that have adopted democracy in one form or another as their governing ethos.


The case for EM-P being the solution to foreign intervention and social manipulation is made in the Introduction, Chapter 1-4 of Ensuring Justice, Fairness, and Inclusion in America and the “International Democracy Project, White paper No 04. The management information system is outline in Chapters 4-7 of the book. We invite all to read the book and the white paper(s) and arm themselves with the information required to engage in the national debate over this issue in an informed manner.

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