Amid a national hysteria claiming the popular video-sharing app is a Chinese Trojan Horse, a MintPress News investigation has found dozens of ex-U.S. State Department officials working in key positions at TikTok.Continue reading TikTok: Chinese “Trojan Horse” is Run by State Department Officials
Category Archives: Social Engineering
The Death of Critical Thinking in America
Public education in the United States has always had very specific objectives.Continue reading The Death of Critical Thinking in America
Engineering a Cult of Chaos to Undermine Rational Thinking
If one tries to use rational thought processes to produce a reasoned explanation for that which is neither rational nor reasoned, one will end-up building a false picture of the world around one.Continue reading Engineering a Cult of Chaos to Undermine Rational Thinking
#TwitterFiles | New Twitter Bombshell
Files reveal how the specter of Moscow’s supposed underhand ways was used to subjugate the platform to the US Democratic Party.
In a pair of blockbuster #TwitterFiles threads, this week, journalist Matt Taibbi has blown open, even wider, the media giant’s concerning collusion with the US national security state. The former Rolling Stone writer exposed how political pressure from the US Democratic Party very effectively forced the company to endorse the lie that its platform was extensively weaponized by Russia, with hugely significant consequences.
Find the “Russian trace” at any cost
The first, boldly titled ‘How Twitter Let the Intelligence Community In’, documents how in August 2017, despite dubious allegations that Russian bots and trolls were responsible for the election of Donald Trump in the mainstream media reaching fever pitch, Twitter’s hierarchy knew its platform wasn’t riddled with malign Kremlin-directed actors.
In internal emails, the company’s senior executives and communications professionals almost mocked the idea that it was overrun with Russian bots. They could neither detect “a big correlation” in account activity related to the November 2016 election, nor any “larger patterns” at all. They forecast potentially taking action against less than 25 users. As such, it was decided to simply ignore approaches from the media on the issue.
The next month, Twitter informed the Senate it had suspended 22 possible Russian accounts, and 179 others with “possible links” to those accounts. Senator Mark Warner, a ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, immediately held a high-profile press conference to denounce the social network’s response as “frankly inadequate on every level.”
Such pressure, combined with bitter, twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton declaring, “It’s time for Twitter to stop dragging its heels and live up to the fact that its platform is being used as a tool for cyber-warfare,” forced the social network to set up a dedicated “Russia task force” to investigate the issue. It did – and found nothing. “No evidence of a coordinated approach” between accounts flagged as potentially Kremlin-run was identified, despite an “exhaustive” internal investigation.
In all, after manually scouring through the posts of thousands of accounts flagged as “suspicious” by external actors, they found that just 32 were questionable, 17 of which were connected with Russia, and only two had spent any money on advertising – one being RT, which was specifically given favorable marketing offers by Twitter before the election.
Again, senior Democratic party officials were enraged by these results. What followed was a flurry of unhinged, sensationalist news stories, claiming Twitter was either covering up the Kremlin’s dirty work for sinister reasons, either by lying about the issue, or actively deleting reams of incriminating data to cover its own tracks.
“Were Twitter a contractor for the FSB … they could not have built a more effective disinformation platform,” professor Thomas Rid, an adviser to the Intelligence Committee, remarked to Politico at the time.
Surrender to politics
None of this was true. But it provided the Democrats with ammunition to threaten regulations on Twitter’s political advertising, which could’ve been extremely costly to the company’s revenue. This sent senior staffers into a panic, which was only intensified by the timely leak of a database of thousands of alleged Russian bots and trolls to major media outlets by the Intelligence Committee. This resulted in a flood of aggressive queries from journalists.
Realizing the pressure would only keep mounting – as media outlets and politicians had decided this absolutely was a major scandal, irrespective of the available evidence, and were going to keep pushing until they got what they wanted – Twitter kowtowed, and publicly declared bots and trolls were in fact a massive issue on its platform, and it would be proactive in rooting out such activity in future.
Internally, Twitter executives settled on an informal, secret policy for dealing with rogue actors on the network. Publicly, they would stick to the line content was removed and users were banned “at our sole discretion,” while privately they would “off-board” anything and everything “identified by the US intelligence community as a state-sponsored entity conducting cyber-operations,” without argument.
Twitter had actively invited US spies to run its moderation process, without anyone knowing, and on the explicit internal understanding they would not be leaving. That sinister penetration widened substantially when Covid-19 arrived in the US, and again the bogeyman of Kremlin “disinformation” was the battering ram.
In February 2020, US State Department intelligence wing the Global Engagement Center published a report, “Russian Disinformation Apparatus Taking Advantage of Coronavirus Concerns.” It claimed that a vast network of bots and trolls controlled by Moscow and amplified by China and Iran was pumping endless propaganda “describing the Coronavirus as an engineered bioweapon.”
The report’s criteria for determining if an account was a bot or troll was, unbelievably, whether the user followed “two or more” Chinese diplomats. The 250,000-strong network included Western government officials, and media outlets, including CNN. Such a weak evidentiary foundation did not deter mainstream journalists publishing countless stories endorsing the report’s findings.
Twitter staff, likely due to past experience at this point, could see what the Center was up to – namely, attempting to “insert themselves” into the “content moderation club” through which Google, Twitter and Facebook were controlled by the FBI, DHS, and other US government agencies. Executives at these tech giants were unanimously opposed to the Center’s inclusion, not least due to its “mandate for offensive” information operations to “promote American interests.”
Hell under the heel
After years of bending over backwards to placate the Democratic establishment, Twitter attempted to push back. Over a series of internal emails, various executives spelled out deep concerns about allowing the Center any influence over the platform, and initially rejected an FBI request for the organization to be included in the moderation club’s regular ‘industry call’. It was felt the Center’s involvement would pose “major risks … especially as the election heats up.”
Eventually, the FBI offered a compromise – the CIA, NSA, and Global Engagement Center would be able to simply listen to the industry calls, but wouldn’t be active participants. Twitter relented, a decision its higher-ups seem to have quickly come to regret. Before long, the social network was being bombarded with requests to censor content and ban users from every US government body under the sun.
This extended to US government officials asking for users to be banned because they didn’t personally like an individual in question. Notorious House Intelligence Committee chief Adam Schiff, a Democrat, once asked Twitter to ban journalist Paul Sperry, due to his critical reporting on the Committee’s work. After initially refusing, Sperry was later suspended.
Almost every other request was granted immediately, even those from the Global Engagement Center. This included demands to ban independent media outlets falsely claimed to be “GRU-controlled” and linked “to the Russian government.” In one email, a former CIA staffer remarked that Twitter would soon be unable to deny a single request. “Our window on that is closing,” they said.
In the weeks before the 2020 Presidential election, Twitter was flooded with demands from so many officials, departments and agencies, they were confused and overworked. If action wasn’t taken promptly, followup emails quickly appeared, asking if action had yet been taken, and if not, why, and when it would be.
In one request, an FBI official even apologized “in advance for your workload.” Once, a no doubt exhausted senior attorney at the social network complained internally, “my inbox is really f***ed up at this point.”
Previous #TwitterFiles threads exposed how the FBI paid the social network $3 million to process its requests. Based on the most recent disclosures, it’s clear the company and its staff were significantly underpaid for their efforts. Future releases promise yet further bombshell revelations, but the long-hidden truths divulged so far should prompt every Twitter user to reflect how the site for many years in secret operated as an effective wing of the US intelligence – and may well still do so.
Here’s What We Learned from the Twitter Files So Far
The best synopsis I’ve seen of the Twitter Files comes from the account of journalist Benjamin Carlson. Carlson wrote, “No agency should be unaccountable. No institution is indispensable.”Continue reading Here’s What We Learned from the Twitter Files So Far
“Upgrade the United Nations” – Listen in On The People
Civic participation is seen as an important component in fulfilling the UN agenda. Citizens must be made more involved. It all sounds wonderful. But when looking closer, it seems to be mostly about legitimising UN’s own agenda and fostering more obedient citizens.Continue reading “Upgrade the United Nations” – Listen in On The People
WEF Lauds How We Complied Lockdown Restrictions; Same Method for Carbon Rationing Soon
An opinion piece published by the World Economic Forum lauds how “billions” of people complied with “restrictions” imposed as a result of lockdown, suggesting they would do the same under the guise of reducing carbon emissions.Continue reading WEF Lauds How We Complied Lockdown Restrictions; Same Method for Carbon Rationing Soon
Biggest Lie in World History: The Data Base is Flawed. There Never Was A Pandemic.
Destabilizing the social, political and economic structure of 190 sovereign countries cannot constitute a “solution” to combating the virus. But that was the imposed “solution” which was implemented in several stages from the very outset of the corona crisis in January 2020. It’s the destruction of people’s lives. It is the destabilization of civil society.Continue reading Biggest Lie in World History: The Data Base is Flawed. There Never Was A Pandemic.
When People are Anxious, Isolated and Hopeless, They’re Less Ready To Think Critically
The corporate media is not our friend. Its coverage of the pandemic is not there to promote the public good. It is there to feed our anxieties, keep us coming back for more, and monetize that distress. The only cure for this sickness? A lot more critical thinking.Continue reading When People are Anxious, Isolated and Hopeless, They’re Less Ready To Think Critically
Social Credit as Distasteful Necessity in an Age of Asymmetric Warfare
It is frightening how oligarchically-minded figures of a Great Resetting nature wish to use the structures of social credit to modify group behaviour under a post-Truth, depopulated/de-carbonized world order.Continue reading Social Credit as Distasteful Necessity in an Age of Asymmetric Warfare
Spain Will Seize All Property, Suspend All Activities, for “Situation of Interest to National Security”
Usually, when the rule needs to updated in the name of “national security” it’s always about protecting, not the people, but the position of those who have been running the show for so long.Continue reading Spain Will Seize All Property, Suspend All Activities, for “Situation of Interest to National Security”
The COVID Lockdowns Showed Us How Dangerous Social Engineers Have Become
Since the onset of the covid-19 pandemic, governments around the world, along with a handful of unelected medical experts, have been behaving as though they are the social engineers of totalitarian regimes (e.g., fascism, Nazism, and communism).Continue reading The COVID Lockdowns Showed Us How Dangerous Social Engineers Have Become
The Global Deep State: A New World Order Brought to You by COVID-19
“A psychotic world we live in. The madmen are in power.”― Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle
For good or bad, COVID-19 has changed the way we navigate the world.Continue reading The Global Deep State: A New World Order Brought to You by COVID-19
Club Of Rome: The Origin Of Climate And Population Alarmism
This view from Sweden reiterates the history of climate alarmism as being rooted in the Club of Rome, Maurice Strong, and the Rockefeller dynasty. When David Rockefeller created the Trilateral Commission in 1973, its stated goal was to “foster a New International Economic Order.”Continue reading Club Of Rome: The Origin Of Climate And Population Alarmism
UK Lockdown One Year On: It Doesn’t Work, It Never Worked
And so we come to March 23rd, and lockdown’s first birthday. Or, as we call it here, the longest two weeks in history.Continue reading UK Lockdown One Year On: It Doesn’t Work, It Never Worked
Divide and Conquer Black Ops: Asian Edition
There’s now an ongoing operation to further tear America apart, i.e., shootings of Asians for “spreading the COVID19 pandemic.” These shooters, paid or not, need their skull examined immediately for not realizing that everyone is a victim in the ongoing World Economic Forum sponsored coup against humanity itself.Continue reading Divide and Conquer Black Ops: Asian Edition
Noted Physician Makes Definitive Moral Case Against Mask Mandates
The primary goal of the Deep State in enforcing facemasking and social distancing is to limit social interaction to prevent different people from establishing a strong bond amongst themselves. Distracting the people with superficial issues designed to divide them was never enough.Continue reading Noted Physician Makes Definitive Moral Case Against Mask Mandates
Mike Pompeo Admits COVID-19 is a “Live Exercise”… to Take Over Governments?
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had a slip of the tongue while addressing the American people from the White House when he stated that COVID-19 is a live military exercise.Continue reading Mike Pompeo Admits COVID-19 is a “Live Exercise”… to Take Over Governments?
A People’s History of Struggle: Liberty or Lockdown
UK health minister Matt Hancock has warned the government’s timeline for unlocking coronavirus restrictions could be slowed as ministers remain “vigilant” against infection rates.Continue reading A People’s History of Struggle: Liberty or Lockdown
Lets Us Put an End to the Corona Pandemic Hoax
“There exists an unfounded public hysteria driven by the media and politicians. It is outrageous, this is the biggest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting society.”Continue reading Lets Us Put an End to the Corona Pandemic Hoax
Prisons Prime Testing Ground for Dehumanizing Hi-Tech “Advances”
A new form of exploitation, known as “stakeholder capitalism,” is already being tested in many places around the world and prisons are among the main targets for its implementation, as they provide an ideal and literally captive market for its proof of concept.Continue reading Prisons Prime Testing Ground for Dehumanizing Hi-Tech “Advances”
The Sheep Syndrome
People are unhappy. Yes, but not enough to stop this tyranny! – Well, I better behave otherwise I’m going to be punished. – FEAR! – Fear leads to the sheep syndrome – that deep-deep social disease which besets us today. They keep to the narrative – MUST wear a mask – MUST keep the safe 2-meter distance – police enforced.Continue reading The Sheep Syndrome
The Politics of Cultural Despair | Chris Hedges
It is despair that is killing us, eating into the social fabric, rupturing social bonds, and manifesting in self-destructive pathologies.Continue reading The Politics of Cultural Despair | Chris Hedges
Does This Explain Why FB Was So Quick To Suppress Hunter Biden Revelations?
The moment the New York Post reported on some of the sleazy, corrupt details contained on Hunter Biden’s hard drive, Twitter and Facebook, the social media giants most closely connected to the way Americans exchange political information, went into overdrive to suppress the information and protect Joe Biden.Continue reading Does This Explain Why FB Was So Quick To Suppress Hunter Biden Revelations?
55 Million People Face Famine as COVID-Ravaged Economies Fail To Meet Funding Goals
Nations the world over have scrambled to take emergency action in the wake of COVID-19, as businesses have been disrupted, supply lines cut and economies stunted, leaving foreign aid programs underfunded and millions without food.Continue reading 55 Million People Face Famine as COVID-Ravaged Economies Fail To Meet Funding Goals
Kidnapping Dissent: The Whitmer Plot and the End of Freedom
A plot to kidnap the Democratic governor of Michigan has laid bare the persistence of ideological manipulation on the eve of the total surveillance state.Continue reading Kidnapping Dissent: The Whitmer Plot and the End of Freedom
The Shoddiness of ‘Big Think’ Media
On October 5th, The Atlantic, a pretentious American popular ‘big think’ magazine (selling 552,242 copies per issue), headlined an 8,500-word essay from the New York Times columnist and PBS NewsHour commentator David Brooks, “America Is Having a Moral Convulsion: Levels of trust in this country — in our institutions, in our politics, and in one another — are in precipitous decline.”Continue reading The Shoddiness of ‘Big Think’ Media
History as Warfare: The ‘1619 Project’ and the Plot to Destroy the Republic
Whether it is the mob on the street, or the “cancel culture” in the boardroom, the goal is the same: to silence dissent, to scare you out of speaking the truth, and to bully Americans into abandoning their values, their heritage, and their way of life.Continue reading History as Warfare: The ‘1619 Project’ and the Plot to Destroy the Republic
56 Million Americans Depended on Food Banks During the Pandemic
Once only associated with enemy nations and the Great Depression, bread lines have returned to the US, often in form of miles-long traffic jams or car parks filled with hungry drivers.Continue reading 56 Million Americans Depended on Food Banks During the Pandemic
Fabricating a Pandemic, Who Could Organize It and Why
It is difficult not to notice something contrived in the currently announced “pandemic” of the Novel Covid-19 virus. Media coverage of this event has all the hallmarks of a coordinated hysterical campaign, namely:Continue reading Fabricating a Pandemic, Who Could Organize It and Why