You cannot focus your energies on only one issue at a time, and if you do then the FBI will attempt to smear you as insincere and publicity-seeking.

COINTELPRO memo from the Albany field office, 6/3/68 Image
The FBI periodically astroturfed a fake right-leaning anti-protest group called the Society to Oppose Protestors (or STOP). The FBI identifies Cornell University by name as a potential target.

From the same COINTELPRO memo: Image
From Cornell's Vietnam-era archives: a picture taken of a STOP protest in April 1967.… Image
An April 1967 article from the Star-Gazette, of Elmira, New York, covering STOP. A man from Florida named Seth Bramson is identified as one of the group's leaders. Image

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16 Oct
So that thing about the FBI creating zines as part of COINTELPRO? Well, there was a reason for it. Intelligence organizations were deathly afraid of a true alternative press. They had already comprised American media and didn't want competition. ImageImage
The CIA had inserted agents into news organizations ranging from borrowed British assets embedded in Reuters to its own at CBS. One news personality who claimed to have been approached by the CIA also worked as an informant for the FBI.…
The New York Times even detailed the "worldwide propaganda network created by the CIA." One of its fronts, the Foreign News Service, sold articles American papers like The New York Times and Christian Science Monitor.…
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15 Oct
This is just plain wrong. In 2018 BLM activists sued the City of Memphis and found its police department had created fake social media accounts to monitor their activities.…
In 2019, the Electronic Frontier Foundation reported on ICE creating fake accounts to monitor and entrap immigrants.…
ICE even created a fake university with fake socials to entrap nearly 200 foreign students.…
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15 Oct
More fun COINTELPRO finds. In the late 1960s the FBI attempted to subvert New Left media by creating their own underground comix and newspapers. The purpose? To discredit the SDS and promote fighting among left-wing groups.
The first proposal, The Workshop, adopted the language of anarchists because their "point of view [was] the most disruptive element in the New Left" and could be used to target anyone. The FBI intended to attack figures like Stokely Carmichael.
That same year, in 1968, it produced a real fake underground paper: Armageddon News. The paper was ostensibly based out of the University of Indiana Bloomington, allowing the FBI to use it to astroturf attacks on left-wing activists on campus.
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14 Oct
The "believe science" crowd believes science until it goes against their desired narrative. An extremely disingenuous reading of the Havana Syndrome case by @NBCNews.…
Mind you, there isn't only one government report contradicting Havana Syndrome claims, there have been multiple, from different agencies. @NBCNews has even reported on this.…
But @NBCNews would rather invest time and energy into pushing State Department propaganda…
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13 Oct
These guys are always just the dumbest, laziest grifters imaginable. We're already working on real-world video game weapons. Image
If you wanna know why directed-energy weapons are in the news so much, it's probably because the Pentagon needs to justify its own work in that area…
They're even developing small arms for this type of stuff…
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Interesting memo issued by the Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation in the 1960s. "Doubt is our product," they argued. What does that mean? You don't need to convince someone something is true, you only need to introduce them to the possibility the opposing info might not be. ImageImage
The tobacco industry manufactured "controversy" around the subject of smoking by astroturfing bad science. They created front groups like the Center for Indoor Air Research to fund fake scientific studies arguing smoking doesn't cause cancer.…
I'm not saying that our government has astroturfed fake research on the subject of Havana Syndrome, I'm simply pointing out that the information coming from grant-funded universities and government agencies might not be accurate
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