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The Pentagon Is Seeking Help Taking Its Brainwashing Operations To The Next Level

Can you make the cutting edge”deep fakeSpying on people using video, home appliances, and creating massive data dragnets? If so, the Pentagon wants to hear from you so it can ramp up its manipulation efforts.

According to new documents obtained by The Intercept, the US Special Operations Command (US SOCOM) has issued requests for proposals for a whole host of dodgy services.

Specifically, the Pentagon is looking for ,next generation capability ,Capture, Internet of Things (IoT) devices to collect data and information from the local population that messaging can become popular and accepted through the shifting of data once received.

For what reason? ,This will enable MISO [Military Information Support Operations] To create and promote messages that are more easily received by local populations in relevant peer/near peer environments, “ According to the document.

Despite publicly calling attention to foreign interference and propaganda by others, Washington is now openly admitting that it is actively seeking these new technologies for itself. ,influence operations, digital deception, communications disruption, and disinformation campaigns at the tactical edge and operational levels.” You know, the exact kind of thing that is drummed up fear among the general public as a threat to liberty and democracy.

Earlier this year, OODA, a Washington-based advisory firm, published a report warning that Chinese-made household goods could not only be spying on you, but basically a front for the Chinese government. The author of the report has called on the British government to act on claims that Chinese-made Internet of Things equipment, and even car parts, can collect and transmit data to Chinese companies via cellular 5G networks , which can then be ordered to pursue it. Government. The story was hysterically hyped in the British media.

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OODA describes itself as a “Global strategic advisory firm with deep DNA in global security, technology and intelligence issues.” Genetics goes really deep: right up to the Pentagon and Western intelligence communities where its officials, experts and advisors have past or present working ties.

So now it seems that calls to ban Chinese home appliances for their spying potential have turned to Washington, who swung into action by getting the best possible front row seat while standing in front of his refrigerator at midnight chugging straight chocolate milk. want to join. Cardboard box.

The Pentagon also “wants to be able to make”deep fakeVideos that purportedly depict fake events as real in an attempt to manipulate the target audience(s). or, as the Pentagon puts it ,Generate messages and influence operations through non-traditional channels in relevant peer/near peer environments. It’s hard to imagine a more blatant example of actual fake news yet the Pentagon wants to make it in the form of Netflix movies and TV shows.

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Finally, the Pentagon Says They Want to Get Their Hands “Next generation capability to aggregate disaggregated data through public and open source information streams such as social media, local media, etc. to enable MISO to craft and direct impact operations and messages in relevant peer/near peer environments ”

Some might be tempted to dismiss this as conventional practice, because when the military is tracking down bad guys, they clearly want to use every possible tool available at their disposal – and consistently do that. Want to expand the Toolbox? But recent evidence suggests that military-grade collection and demolition tools targeting online and traditional information platforms were turned on the average citizen largely for the purpose of protecting the establishment and its various narratives from dissent, rather than for reasons of national security. Are.

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Last December, for example, Twitter CEO Elon Musk teamed up with a journalist to reveal collusion between US government officials and the social media platform to censor public debate over the Covid-19 pandemic. According to internal Twitter documents, one of the first meetings the Biden administration requested with Twitter executives was on the topic of COVID vaccines and specific high-profile accounts that differed from the official statement. According to Journalist, David Zweig, ,Twitter suppressed views — many from doctors and scientific experts — that conflicted with official White House positions. As a result, valid conclusions and questions that should have broadened public debate have disappeared. He couple He, ,With Covid, this bias leaned heavily towards establishment dogma,” and cited examples of various experts, including prominent epidemiologists, whose views were censored by Twitter staff as a result of what was qualified as COVID “Misinformation.”

Earlier this year, a British whistleblower also revealed that critics of the COVID-19 related lockdown and vaccine mandate, including prominent journalists and politicians, were monitored by the UK Army’s Information Warfare Brigade. The 77th Brigade, formed in 2015 and described by the media at the time as “Warriors who not only wield weapons, but who are also adept at using social media like Twitter and Facebook and the dark arts of ‘cyps'”,

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The Canadian military was also caught using propaganda techniques honed on the battlefield in Afghanistan to shape the Covid debate by promoting the government’s narrative and attempting to play down any civil unrest over tough mandates.

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The Pentagon’s latest wish list raises concerns that these devices will also be deployed on average Americans or Westerners for purposes of control and manipulation. Last September, the Pentagon vowed to review its covert psyops, but only after a public outcry when a group of researchers accused US government entities and US online platforms such as Twitter and Facebook of controlling online narratives with fake accounts. suggested collusion between Facebook. Was the lesson learned in stopping the deployment of cyps on average citizens? Or did a better job of keeping it a secret?

Not that there is any shortage of Western establishment cheerleaders who are calling for even more psychological manipulation efforts by the US government, if only to “counteract”propagandafrom foreign adversaries.

It seems we have now come to the point where sticking it to Russia and China means actively encouraging rapid militarization efforts by our self-proclaimed defenders of freedom and democracy to brainwash our own people.

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