Troll Watch – Part 1

Alan Taylor

Dedicated anti-Assange, anti-Wikileaks abusive Twitter-troll, Alan Taylor, hosts a so-called  “encrypted message-board”.  On the web-site is the following disclaimer –

“@PGPBOARD is one of the most secure bulletin board available.  However, please remember, if the state and the NSA commit their resources against you, then nothing can be considered secure.”

A possible reading of this disclaimer, taking into account Taylor’s usual activities, is:-

“My site is financed by the N.S.A., as are my high-volume, anti-Assange, Twitter networking activities.  Everything you post will be read by the N.S.A.  Don’t say you weren’t warned and don’t bother suing me because I’ve posted a disclaimer”.

Would you trust a person, who actively and obsessively works to support the state and shut down it’s critics, using dishonest means, to protect your information from the state?  I certainly wouldn’t.

Below is one of Alan’s treasured photographic moments.  He helpfully tweeted it with his photograph, though disavowed all knowledge later on, when challenged by WikiLeaks supporters.  Anyone heard of the ‘News of the World Phone-hacking Scandal’?  What about the ‘Leveson inquiry’?  By September 2011, it was revealed that 51 politicians, sportsmen, other public figures and members of the public had had their phones illegally hacked by News of the World. Victims included families of murder victims and kidnapped children.  Helpfully, Alan’s Tweet (below the photograph) is dated three days before the announcement was made, that Lord Justice Leveson had been appointed to Chair the Inquiry.

I asked Alan once, in response to some nasty smear about Assange, what he, himself had ever done for the world.  He replied that he had worked ‘for the government’ but haughtily  refused to provide further details to an ‘acolyte’ like me (Alan likes to use the word ‘acolyte’ – a lot).  Hmm, worked for NOTW at the time of the illegal phone-hacking… worked for the government.. I suppose Intelligence agencies are never fussy about where they get their juicy tit-bits of information, particularly when they are about politicians and public figures.  Maybe that’s what Alan meant by working ‘for the government’ – passing on illegally-obtained private information.  But that would be unsubstantiated smear.  Got to be able to take it as well as dish it out, don’t you?

Now Alan is a focal point for organising anti-Wikileaks smear and runs an encrypted bulletin board (which also contains anti-Assange and anti-Assange-supporter smear).  What can we make of all this Alan?  I suppose even an old phone-hacker has to have a post-retirement job.


Thanks to @Karwalski for the photo

Recent Developments in relation to WikiLeaks Forum:

WikiLeaks have been forced to distance themselves from WikiLeaks Forum after a disturbing pattern of incidents, some involving Taylor, have occurred.  WikiLeaks have posted this comment on their official website:-

“The “WikiLeaks Forum” is not run or endorsed by WikiLeaks and has no connection to WikiLeaks whatsoever.”

Cabledrum have conducted some investigation into the issues with Wikileaks Forum.  Please follow these links to access the information:-

What’s Going on with WikiLeaks Forum? –

Further inquiries, by Cabledrum, in relation to the Forum personnel, also provide a disturbing connection to Alan Taylor aka @pgpboard:-

WikiLeaks Forum: Who’s Who? –           

Statement Concerning the Owner of WikiLeaks Forum –

Anyone who has ever doubted the corrupt nature of the U.S. Counter-intelligence activities against WikiLeaks, doubt no more.

The exposure of these activities should further galvanise support, of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, against what is clearly a manipulative, insidious enemy.

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And the word for the day is….drum-roll….Shill !

Definition of “Shill” – Source: Wikipedia

“A shill, also called a plant or a stooge, is a person who publicly helps a person or organization without disclosing that he has a close relationship with that person or organization.

“Shill” typically refers to someone who purposely gives onlookers the impression that he is an enthusiastic independent customer of a seller (or marketer of ideas) for whom he is secretly working. The person or group who hires the shill is using crowd psychology, to encourage other onlookers or audience members to purchase the goods or services (or accept the ideas being marketed). Shills are often employed by professional marketing campaigns. “Plant” and “stooge” more commonly refer to any person who is secretly in league with another person or organization while pretending to be neutral or actually a part of the organization he is planted in, such as a magician’s audience, a political party, or an intelligence organization (see double agent).”