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1/13 Time to take a look at one of civilization's worst creations: the coverup.

The coverup is a #disinformation method used by the rich & powerful to hide something they don't want to get out.

From time immemorial, nobility & churches, corporations & governments have used it.
2/13 There are 2 main goals in a coverup.

One is to hide evidence of wrongdoing.

The other is to hide weakness or, conversely, appear strong. Sometimes these overlap.

The 1918 Flu Epidemic coverup was primarily about looking strong & maintaining morale.
3/13 When you engage in a coverup to hide weakness, it often leads to wrongdoing or atrocities furthering the need for the coverup, a spiraling situation.

This is probably China's situation now.…
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Russia's #RT is echoing rightist French politicians and leftist newspaper to use unsubstantiated mask story as wedge to alienate France from NATO. @STRATCOMCOE
@NATO @statedeptspox…
.@AP picks up on fake story spread by French politician on RTI Luxembourg & re-broadcast on Russia's #RT. Instead of portraying the physician-turned-politician, Jean Rottner, as an active governor, he's now implied to be a current 'emergency room doctor.'…
.@JeanROTTNER is on Twitter, calling it all #disinformation. 'STOP disinformation,' he says. 'I never said that our order had been hijacked but that these were now common practices on the tarmacs. Our masks have arrived in France.'
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1) US senator calls for investigation of @WHO for spreading Chinese Communist Party disinformation about virus. @SenRickScott… #CCPVirus #WuhanVirus
2) .@SenRickScott: "When it comes to Coronavirus, the WHO failed. They need to be held accountable for their role in promoting misinformation and helping Communist China cover up a global pandemic."… @WHO #CCP #CCPVirus #disinformation
3) .@SenRickScott: "We know Communist China is lying about how many cases and deaths they have, what they knew and when they knew it – and the @WHO never bothered to investigate further. Their inaction cost lives." #CCP #CCPVirus #WuhanVirus
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The Rothschild Surrealist Ball of 1972 featured imagery that was meant to look “Satanic”(psyop) but to a more discerning eye, actually is mocking all religion. It features many sick examples of the infamous banking family mocking the rest of humankind #truth #SaturnDeathCult
more, do you see the Saturnian symbolism?
Why are the #Illuminati so obsessed with symbolism? Especially regarding horned gods, black cubes and the planet Saturn? #truth #SaturnDeathCults #NWO #awake #woke
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CNN is literally following the #CCP line now. Our tracking of CCP propaganda themes show that Beijing first started accusing @realDonaldTrump of deflecting blame away from the US for the outbreak. Now, CNN says it as if it was fact.…
CNN's words on March 25, stated as fact: "This shift in tone from Trump represents a broader change in the President's view of China, as he attempts to deflect responsibility for the ongoing global pandemic to Beijing's initial handling of the crisis."
Note that CNN began the "deflection" theme on March 25, after the #CCP issued a line in its English-language "Global Times" outlet on March 20 to indicate that people start using the word.…
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Google, Amazon, Twitter, and Facebook CEOs were urged this week to shut down #CCP disinformation and propaganda on their platforms. No action yet.…
.@RepMcCaul gives due praise to State Department for its efforts to combat #CCP disinformation and propaganda. He encourages State to continue, and to brief Congress.… #disinformation @McCaulforTexas
The Hill can cite only Rep. McCaul and Rep. Mike Gallagher as the notable members of the 435-member US House of Representatives who have been consistently critical of #CCP propaganda and disinformation. @RepMcCaul @McCaulforTexas @RepGallagher
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Extraordinary images of Russian military trucks, flags waving, driving across Italy. Kremlin says this is a “humanitarian” operation—dubbed From Russia with Love—designed to help Italy fight the #COVID19 outbreak.

But things aren’t adding up.

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Last weekend, after a call with Italy’s Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin ordered his government to send humanitarian aid to Italy. We reported that Russian media said they were sending several planes of protective equipment + 100 doctors to fight #covid19…
Nine giant military planes landed just outside Rome.

“IL-76 planes efficiently delivering humanitarian aid to help Italy in fighting the pandemic, that’s a serious blow to NATO’s authority,” says a Russian state news agency.
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I'd posted a query about a @NewScientist story regarding new Imperial College predictions for the UK.

Since it was answered, rather than waste people's time with that vague story, I've deleted and here provide the underlying report. h/t @StAndrewsLynx…
Absolute rubbish coming out from unreliable outlets such as the Daily Wire, claiming that this is an abrupt reversal by the Imperial College team, rather than a model of successful suppression based on more aggressive control measures.
I'm guessing that they are basically parroting #misinformation from a thread by Alex Berenson, who badly misrepresents the nature of the new report and/or @neil_ferguson's recent testimony.
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1/8 Congratulations America, we're being lead by a moron.

As the coronavirus pandemic has worn on, one thing has become crystal clear: if you want to survive, do NOT listen to Donald Trump.

#DoNotListenToTrump #DoNotBelieveTrump #DoNotTrustTrump #Disinformation
2/8 From people ignoring the pandemic as a hoax to the death of those trying to self-medicate, is it any wonder Trump's rambling, shambling replacement for his rallies, the "daily coronavirus press conference", has become the final straw for the media?
3/8 Well, it has. And now media outlets both local...

Washington state radio station won't air Trump briefings because of 'false or misleading information'…
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Did the @GlobalTimesBiz just claim that an American military athlete was “patient zero”, while also reporting that there was no “strong evidence”? I wonder what kind of journalists Global Times hire? Or is this even journalism?
#ChineseVirus #Coronavirus #COVID19
It shows how desperate the #CCP is in wanting to escape liability and cover up their failure in handling this pandemic if #China had to dig so deep into its recent history to “identify” a scapegoat and single out a person — one who is not even identified COVID19 positive.
The more interesting question is, why is the Chinese government so eager to blame the United States for the outbreak? The #disinformation campaign by CCP mouthpiece and state-owned media is making one thing clear: FEAR. The CCP is fearful of even its own shadows!
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#EpochTimes has been at the forefront of the #CCPVirus coverage.

We were reporting on a 'mystery virus' emerging in China as early as January 2. (Thread👇)

Be the first to know the latest #Coronavirus news:
On Jan. 2:

"#HongKong and #Taiwan are on high alert following a notice from #Chinese authorities that 27 people contracted an 'unknown viral pneumonia' in the central city of #Wuhan."…
On Jan. 6:

"An unidentified form of pneumonia that recently broke out in the central Chinese city of #Wuhan has put neighboring regions on high alert, as authorities in #China scramble to identify the source of the mysterious virus."…
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🦠 Several governors including Governor Andrew Cuomo, Governor Jay Inslee & Governor J.B. Pritzker should form a #COVID19 committee and give daily press briefings, preempting Trump’s angry outbursts, lies and dangerous #disinformation.

Every channel should carry these pressers.
🦠 Each governor should have their experts on standby so they can answer all questions possible.

Other governors will follow their lead and learn from their experiences.

Our governors and #WeThePeople will lead us out of this mega-crisis.
📺 No network should air Trump’s bogus press conferences anymore as that just leads to fact checking, which leads to exposing Trump’s lies & odd behavior & monopolizes the news on a daily basis.

#WeThePeople don’t need this type of news.

We need information we can trust. NOW!
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Warning - In this time of #pandemic we are also having an #infodemic

Do everyone a HUGE favor - stop spreading misinformation & disinformation!

Lt. Mills has studied social media & disinformation for several years & has some advice on keeping bad information from "going viral"
#misinformation comes from people who mean well but share things that are untrue.

#disinformation is false information coming from people with bad intentions. Some of these people are systematically targeting Americans from overseas.
Think about the term, "Going Viral" - this is often attributed to harmless and even positive things like cute puppy videos. That video or story spreads from one person to the next just as a virus is transmitted.

Sadly, bad information can be spread exactly like a virus as well.
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Chinese state media are ramping up a new #Propaganda narrative: that #COVID19 originated in the United States.

The #GlobalPandemic began in #Wuhan, capital of #China’s #HubeiProvince, where thousands have died of the disease.
Several Chinese state media outlets published wrong translations of an exchange between US @RepHarley Rouda and @CDCDirector Redfield to insinuate that Redfield admitted to people dying of the #CCPVirus earlier in the flu season in the US.
The Chinese Communist Party (#CCP) has also ramped up its #Propaganda efforts by attempting to paint a picture that #Beijing is effectively handling the outbreak.…
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I have seen so many versions of this message being disseminated online. Wake up people & stop spreading #disinformation. We all share that responsibility & need to refrain from helping cause panic. #COVID19…
Search Twitter for "Stafford Act" and you will - probably not surprisingly - learn that many of the accounts spreading #FAKENEWS are new, anonymous and/or small (few followers, few following).

Who/what is behind the #disinformation campaign?
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Well, that was an exciting afternoon for #COVID19 #coronavirus #disinformation.

We had a panic-inducing thread about complete breakdown of the health system in Seattle.
It was based on a second-hand account from an unnamed physician at an unnamed Seattle-area hospital.

When I contacted the author of the thread, he was not forthcoming with any details about where this was happening or who the source was.
The story followed a common disinformation playbook, mixing elements of truth with falsehood, tracking plausible narratives. We've seen a number such threads claiming dire conditions that turned out to be inaccurate.

I asked for confirmation or refutation:
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📌 MALKEVICH ran USA Really—
sanctioned for working for Concord Mgmt & for complicity in #ProjectLakhta, the “widespread’ information warfare against the United States of America’”, as was described internally and as cited in criminal complaint of KHUSYAYNOVA.
📌 From Criminal Complaint, #ProjectLakhta:

“Since at least May 2014, Project Lakhta's stated GOAL in the United States was to SPREAD DISTRUST towards candidates for political office and the POLITICAL SYSTEM in general.”…
#ProjectLakhta members were directed to create ‘political intensity through supporting RADICAL GROUPS, users dissatisfied with social & economic situation & oppositional social movements.’

“to ‘effectively aggravate the conflict between minorities & the rest of the population.’”
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1. #Resisters #democrats and fellow humans, please keep in mind that #Russia has already made their presence felt in the #Democratic primaries. Our intelligence bureaus already announced that #Putin is busy making sure #Trump is elected again. The stakes are higher than ever and
2. the pressure is mounting. #disinformation is the name of the game. As we get closer to November, you will be bombarded by information from all sides; some true, some untrue. The point of it all is to sow mistrust and suspicion among us. The weaker we Are, the easier we are to
3. beat. Don't you let them win! The battle is for the very soul of our great nation. Stay strong and be firm. Do not let them control the conversation. As the #OuterLimits opening stated, "We control the horizontal. We control the vertical." Putin knows he can't fight a strong
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News Analysis🔎The @StateDept announced it will force anyone working as #Journalists for #Chinese state media in the US to reveal their identities to authorities and will also force state-run news outlets to reveal their real estate holdings. (Thread👇)…
These measures could help the US gov't get a stronger grasp on how deeply the #Chinese regime’s #Disinformation arms have penetrated the US media landscape.

This new requirement will place the regime’s main state-run news outlets under the Office of Foreign Missions designation.
Identifying them to the @StateDept as official foreign missions is notably different from a FARA, or the “Foreign Agents Registration Act,” designation.

The action will designate the outlets and their employees as official arms of the #Chinese state.
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This morning, @Facebook announced that it removed assets for “coordinated inauthentic behavior” from Russia, Iran, & Myanmar.

We saw some new things & re-confirmed a bunch of things about efforts from Russia & Iran.

But the assets removed deriving from Myanmar were wild.

On the Russia efforts, the biggest takeaways included that info operations are not exclusive to one platform, efforts are getting more sophisticated, and harder for #OSINT to attribute.

Good report from @Graphika_NYC.
Great thread on the latest takedown of Russian influence operations from @DFRLab non-resident senior fellow and @Graphika_NYC investigations director @benimmo. #disinformation

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Information disorder: 'The techniques we saw in 2016 have evolved' via @firstdraftnews… #disinformation
First Draft advocates using the terms that are most appropriate for the type of content; propaganda, lies, conspiracies, rumours, hoaxes, hyperpartisan content, falsehoods or manipulated media.

Disinformation, misinformation, malinformation

Collectively=information disorder
intentionally false content designed to cause harm (intent: deliberate)

Motivated by three distinct factors:
1) make money
2) political influence—foreign or domestic
3) cause trouble just cuz

When disinfo is shared it often turns into #misinformation
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“I’d assumed that my skepticism and media literacy would inoculate me against such distortions. But I soon found myself reflexively questioning every headline.” #disinformation…
Pay attention. Please.
It will be more important than ever to check sources, authors of news stories—national AND local. Here’s why...
Parscale has indicated that he plans to open up a new front in this war: local news.

Last year, he said the campaign intends to train “swarms of surrogates” to undermine negative coverage from local TV stations and newspapers.…
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Over the past three years, the DFRLab has published extensively on political disinformation online. Today, we are happy to announce the “Dichotomies of Disinformation,” a project made possible by @Jigsaw to codify the many #disinformation campaigns we have reported on.
The project can be found in its totality on the DFRLab’s GitHub page:…
As part of @Jigsaw's first ever publication of #theCurrent, data from the Dichotomies of Disinformation has been incorporated in their data visualization:…
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videos that have been digitally altered or manipulated to produce human bodies and/or faces that look and sound authentic.
attempted manipulations done with cheaper software, even just a mere Photoshop-version of a video or image.

Cherry-picked, out of context video or audio clips are also #cheapfakes and are harder to police than deep fakes.
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