Automating Your Persona Ops - Tools to create your own troll farm

This talk is focused on how to automate the technical aspects of persona ops in order to create realistic and credible technical personas which reinforce the believability of the account personas built on-top of them. We will look at custom tools designed to provision servers, manage system and browser fingerprints and break browser isolation so a single user can control multiple simultaneous account sessions on a single Windows system without clunky VMs. The takeaway is that it is unfortunately easier than ever to create a small troll farm built on a solid technical foundation and as adversarial influence operations become more sophisticated, identification of technical anomalies that indicate signs of deception will be an important instrument to highlight malign activity.