Journalist Michael Shellenberger has unveiled a new trove of documents that he says dwarf the Twitter Files in scale and importance. The Cyber Threat Intelligence League (CTIL) Files, which were leaked by a whistleblower, detail "the birth of the anti-disinformation sector," which includes government, U.S. and U.K. military contractors, and intelligence agencies, the media, and "sock puppet accounts." And it reveals what many have already assumed: Since the U.S. government can't legally censor Americans' free speech, it has used public-private partnerships to do so — and also to wage propaganda campaigns against people who disagree. Glenn reviews the shocking findings and explains what this means for you: "I think we have the Stasi, America." This doesn't just put freedom at risk, Glenn warns. "This is about the loss of your FREE WILL."
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GLENN: All right. Let me -- let me start with this, first.
Moderna, now is being revealed from TheBlaze.
Moderna is monitoring celebrities for spreading anti-vaccine beliefs.
Journalists now have revealed, that the biotechnology company, hired a former FBI analyst to head its disinformation department tasked with compiling internal reports about celebrities who criticize the COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna.
If they spoke out against the vaccine mandates or shared any anti-vaccine sentiments, the journalist noted that this FBI agent is one of the many former law enforcement agencies, working for Moderna.
The department reports are color-coded and ranked from low risk to high risk, based on how problematic their narratives are to vaccine confidence.
Low risk reports don't currently warrant any action, according to their own Moderna documents.
When a response is required, the company's team will notify appropriate stakeholders with recommendations. Notice the word stakeholders. That is ESG.
We're all in this together. We all have a role to play. We're all stakeholders in this.
Celebrities that made Moderna's high-risk list include Russell Brand, Elon Musk, and Novak. How do you say his name -- the tennis player?
Djokovic. Yeah. It noted that Djokovic was such a problem, because he became an anti-vaccine hero.
Moderna's report said that the optics --
STU: Why with -- he decided he didn't want to take the vaccine. I don't -- it wasn't like he was RFK Jr out on every show talking go. He just wanted to play tennis.
GLENN: I know. While he wasn't --
STU: While he made a choice they didn't like, he wasn't an activist, I would say. He was just saying like, this is what I want to do. If people want to do the opposite, go ahead.
GLENN: You can't have that opinion. Okay?
STU: That's crazy. Crazy.
GLENN: So this is in the Moderna report now, that's just come out. The optics of Djokovic, whose vaccine opposition barred him from competing in the U.S. Open, returning to and winning the Moderna sponsored competition bolsters anti-vax claims, that vaccines and mandates are unnecessary.
He was high risk. So what does that mean?
What does that mean?
Let me give you another quick story here.
New study of big tech censorship, claims online companies such as Google, X, and Meta have censored President Biden's opponents who are running for the Oval Office 162 times.
Topping the list is Vivek Ramaswamy and Robert Kennedy Jr. Third on the list was Nikki Haley, followed by Larry Elder, and then Donald Trump. Here's another story for you.
You've heard all of the stories about how evil Donald Trump is, because he was -- he was going to these banks. And overstating his worth, and he was conning -- you remember. Predatory lenders. Remember that?
This time, the borrower, was predatory against the lender.
That's their case. However, called to the stand yesterday, was Deutsche Bank executive. That this whole thing revolves around. This is the guy who did the loan, for Deutsche Bank.
And they were all -- did he not overstate?
Did he not overstate?
The guy said, yeah. It was atypical. But not entirely unusual for a client to do that.
And we -- we approved the loan, because we expected it to generate a profit, based on his history of successful developments.
So we took what he wrote, we reevaluated.
STU: Of course.
GLENN: We -- we said, he's not worth that. He's worth about half of that.
And then we gave him a loan based on that. There's no victim here. There's no victim here.
So how is this happening? How is this happening?
How is it half the country is convinced this guy is just an evil Nazi?
Michael Shellenberger, a whistle-blower has come forward, with explosive new trove of documents.
Rivalling or exceeding the Twitter files and Facebook files, in scale or importance.
They described the activities of an anti-disinformation group, called the cyber threat intelligence league. I bet they even wear capes.
It's the CTIL. Cyber Threat Intelligence League. And it started as a volunteer project of data science and scientists, and defense and intelligence veterans.
We just want to do good. We're the justice league. And we're seeing what's going on. And we're going to volunteer our time.
Hmm. That's amazing. Unfortunately, it appears that they have been absorbed in multiple official projects, including federal government Department of Homeland Security.
CTI League documents offer a missing link answer to key questions, not addressed in the Twitter files and Facebook files. Combined, they offer a comprehensive picture of the birth of the anti-disinformation sector. Or what we have called the censorship industrial complex. Paragraph according to Michael Shellenberger whistle-blower documents describe everything from the genesis of modern digital censorship programs. To the role of the military, and intelligence agencies.
Partnerships with civil society organizations.
And commercial media.
And the use of sock puppet accounts and other offensive techniques.
In one document, they explained that, while such activities overseas are typically done by the CIA and NSA, and the Department of Defense, censorship efforts against Americans, have to be done using a public/private partnership.
Again, ESG stakeholders. Because the government, and I'm quoting from the document, doesn't have the legal authority.
So this -- this arm now, went out and said, look, we can't do this.
How can we do this?
The whistle-blower alleges, in a trove of documents, that a leader of CTI League. A former British intelligence analyst, was in the room at the Obama White House, in 2017.
When she received the instructions to create a counter-disinformation project to stop a repeat of 2016.
Huh. A network now of over 100 government agencies. And nongovernmental organizations. Worked together to hurt censorship by social media platforms. And spread propaganda about disfavored individuals, topics, and whole narratives.
So this is out in our show prep today. If you haven't -- if you don't get my newsletter every day, you should sign up for it, it's free. You'll get it every day. There's story in there, that you just -- you don't hear about. Because nobody in the mainstream is talking about them.
This one is a very long story. But I'm telling you, it will make your hair fall out. Because it's not just about going to Facebook and -- and Google and saying, hey. Can you guys maybe, you know, throttle that person back a little bit?
Because they're -- they're doing -- they're saying some things that aren't so nice.
No, no, no. They're not only doing that. But then, they have disinformation puppets. And disinformation operatives, that will go out and spread disinformation about that individual.
That way, they can go to Facebook and everywhere else. And say, look at who this guy really is.
You want to be associated with him?
Look at what they're saying about him online. Not only that, but then they take that information to the banks. To get the bank to debank that person.
I think we have the Stasi, America.
Now, the -- the thing about this is: This is happening. This story is what was happening in 2019.
This is all about the pandemic.
And what they were doing, and can you imagine what they are doing today?
And the better AI gets, the better you can collate all of the information, tie it to certain individuals.
You can create anything you want. You can get people to do anything you want.
We're not talking about the loss of freedom here. Listen to me carefully. This is something that I have been reading about, and talking about for 20 years.
It wasn't relative to people. They couldn't understand it.
And so I -- I have only talked about it a few times. Because it was all just -- it was a concept, that this is going to get so bad, that.
I'm telling you, it's here now. Listen carefully.
This is not about your loss of freedom. This is about the loss of your free will.
What we as individuals were given by God, not just rights. Those rights are protected.
The government is supposed to protect those rights. We do have rights. We have responsibilities. Some of us don't exercise our responsibility, and most of us don't even understand our rights.
But all of that is a subset of free will. You can go out. You can investigate. You have an idea.
You go, and you create your own path.
What this organization is doing. What these people are doing. And if Congress does not stop them, we lose our free will.
These people must go to jail.
What they're doing, is they can manipulate you. Without you even knowing it.
You've seen it before with Google, and the way they stack things.
Now you have the Western governments. Five eyes.
That's all five of the big Western countries.
Called five eyes.
The biggest intelligence agencies. They're all involved in this.
And they're doing it to each other's citizens. We're probably doing it to England. And England is doing it to us.
But we're doing the same thing. And it is shaping you in a way that you can't even record. You will never recognize.
By 2030, by 2030, I guarantee you, if this stuff isn't stopped, you won't know whose idea it was.
You will think it was your idea, to do X, Y, or Z.
To live X, Y, or Z. To buy X, Y, or Z. To go, to speak.
To say X, Y, or Z. You you will think it was your idea, and it will not be.
This has been debated for 25 years. And nobody paid attention to it. And I'm a weirdo. And I paid attention to it.
Because I didn't understand it at first. I was like, loss of free will. How could you possibly lose?
This is 1995 or 2000. How can you possibly lose free will?
You lose it, because you don't -- you don't recognize what is actually shaping you, as an individual.
This is not advertisement.
This is personal propaganda, geared directly at you as an individual.
So we're not talking about the loss of freedom.
We're talking about the reason you are here, as a human being.
God gave you free will.
Jesus came, because we have free will. And we will make the wrong decisions, so he offers us salvation.
We are talking about the literal schemes of the devil. The schemes of Satan, taking away your free will.
I know I'm on a list. I know -- I think we've lost 95 percent of our reach on Facebook, in the last year. How is that possible?
Everything we do, that's independent, is growing like crazy. We're having the biggest year of my career, this year.
And my Facebook is down 90, 95 percent?
How is that happening? They're shaping you, and keeping voices that they don't want you to hear.
Be aware. Know that this is now being done, at a governmental level, in the entire West.