Episode 2 - the troll, the solicitor & the attorney

The curious story of Logical Campaign

The curious story of Logical Campaign

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In episode 2 - 'The troll, the solicitor and the attorney' we look at the curious tale of Logical Campaign and the trolling of influential journalist Faisal Islam by apparently fictitious Twitter accounts.

Later in the show, Mike & John discuss the intervention of American politically motivated accounts promoting conversations about the Parson's Green terror attack on the London Underground - and unveil their 'Bot of the month'.

These show notes do not tell the story. They are designed to be viewed while listening to the audio, to help make sense of the story of Logical Campaign and other issues discussed in the show.

NOTE: Within a few hours of this podcast being published, Logical Campaign changed its Twitter bio and the Tom Michaels / Logical Campaign LinkedIn page disappeared.

More on this in episode 3.

The meme, designed to defame Sky News Political Editor, Faisal Islam, posted by 'Kirsty Shields'.

The meme, designed to defame Sky News Political Editor, Faisal Islam, posted by 'Kirsty Shields'.

Kirsty promotes Logical Campaign by astroturfing Faisal Islam's Twitter feed.

Kirsty promotes Logical Campaign by astroturfing Faisal Islam's Twitter feed.

Ang again...

Ang again...

And it goes on...

And it goes on...

Kirsty is outed by another Twitter user as formerly 'Annabel Shields'.

Kirsty is outed by another Twitter user as formerly 'Annabel Shields'.

Misthaven, using images of other people's work, to illustrate their own services offering.

Misthaven, using images of other people's work, to illustrate their own services offering.

Spot the real architects - Partners By Design

Spot the real architects - Partners By Design

A Twitter troll writes...

A Twitter troll writes...

Naraj recommends Tom Michaels, of Logical Campaign.

Naraj recommends Tom Michaels, of Logical Campaign.

Niraj gets around...

Niraj gets around...

Evelyn Ginossi recommends Tom Michaels, of Logical Campaign.

Evelyn Ginossi recommends Tom Michaels, of Logical Campaign.

Evelyn and Logical Campaign as Twitter friends.

Evelyn and Logical Campaign as Twitter friends.

Who are these people, forming the Facebook community group for a Californian business? Could they be...fake Facebook accounts?

Who are these people, forming the Facebook community group for a Californian business? Could they be...fake Facebook accounts?

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If anyone is interested in doing their own digital forensic investigation on this topic, you can download a pdf of the retweets of 'Uncle Jimbo', discussed in the podcast, here

Another Mentionmapp network display of accounts tweeting about the Parsons Green terror attack. Note: this analysis mistakenly looked at the use of #parsongreen rather than #parsonsgreen. It's remarkable how much engagement was discovered even from a misspelled hash tag.

Another Mentionmapp network display of accounts tweeting about the Parsons Green terror attack. Note: this analysis mistakenly looked at the use of #parsongreen rather than #parsonsgreen. It's remarkable how much engagement was discovered even from a misspelled hash tag.

Another #parsongreen Mentionmapp. It's interesting to look more deeply into the individual accounts - and their geographical locations.

Another #parsongreen Mentionmapp. It's interesting to look more deeply into the individual accounts - and their geographical locations.

A Mentionmapp of Logical Campaign's recent top mentions.

A Mentionmapp of Logical Campaign's recent top mentions.

A Mentionmapp of Logical Campaign's recent retweets.

A Mentionmapp of Logical Campaign's recent retweets.

Another Mentionmapp of accounts with which Logical Campaign is engaged. Note how few of these are openly identifiable, rather than anonymous.

Another Mentionmapp of accounts with which Logical Campaign is engaged. Note how few of these are openly identifiable, rather than anonymous.

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