On 10 December 2014 – human rights day – Edward Snowden appeared by video link at an event organised by Amnesty International, le Monde, Mediaparte and Arte in Paris. The event, which was simultaneously translated, marks the first time Edward Snowden has spoken live to an audience in France.
This undated GCHQ presentation outlines some of the tactics employed in the agency’s Effects operations: see the Intercept article How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations, 25 February 2014.
Extracts from an NSA document dated 3 October 2012 show that the agency proposed using records of online activity to discredit six individuals. Also included is the document’s distribution list and the targeting rationale for the six individuals involved (all identifying information has been redacted): see the Huffington Post article Top-Secret Document Reveals NSA Spied On Porn Habits As Part Of Plan To Discredit ‘Radicalizers’, 26 November 2013.