Seeding Untruths as an Act of Rebellion

Conceding that the battle to stop documentation of people’s private details and lives was a lost one, the Decepticons have taken a different approach: make this data unreliable. Decepticon hackers work hard to penetrate mesh databases and seed false information. They have released numerous worms and trojans into the wild with the sole purposes of gaining access to archives, selecting random entries, and replacing the data with autogenerated material (similar enough to pass, but false). Some of these worms are sophisticated enough that they defeat the autocorrecting and fact-checking features and AIs used by some databases to keep their material accurate. The Decepticons do not stop with selective alterations, however. They have also initiated automated networks to scrape real identities and personal details from various sources that are then used to register new accounts and customer transactions, except this time adding new false data alongside the correct details, to better pass as authentic. They have also been known to completely fabricate identities, news, and events, seeding the mesh with details on people and things that never actually existed. Though the cabal of Decepticon hackers is believed to be small, the AIs they employ to fabricate photo, video, and other sensor recordings and data are quite sophisticated. More than one major news outfit has been forced to retract reports after being fooled by Decepticon-seeded fake data. Likewise, many random people have found their lives made more difficult by the seeding of data that they cannot disprove, deny, or remove.


As a protest against sousiveillance, some hackers turn to filling the Web with false data to make all data unreliable.

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