Government scientific advisors admit using “totalitarian” fear tactics to control people during pandemic, report.

It is not fascism when we do it
It is not fascism when we do it

By Tyler Durden

Scientists in the UK working as advisors for the government have expressed regret for using what they now admit to be “unethical” and “totalitarian” methods of instilling fear in the population in order to control behaviour during the pandemic, according to a report.

The London Telegraph reports the comments made by Members of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviour (SPI-B), a sub-committee of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) the government’s chief scientific advisory group.

The report quotes a briefing from March 2020, as the first lockdown was decreed, that stated the government should drastically increase “the perceived level of personal threat” that the virus poses because “a substantial number of people still do not feel sufficiently personally threatened”.

One scientist with the SPI-B admits that “In March [2020] the Government was very worried about compliance and they thought people wouldn’t want to be locked down. There were discussions about fear being needed to encourage compliance, and decisions were made about how to ramp up the fear.”

The unnamed scientist adds that “The way we have used fear is dystopian.”

The scientist further confessed that The use of fear has definitely been ethically questionable. It’s been like a weird experiment. Ultimately, it backfired because people became too scared.”

Another separate scientist on the subcommittee professed “You could call psychology ‘mind control’. That’s what we do… clearly we try and go about it in a positive way, but it has been used nefariously in the past.”

Another scientist warned that “We have to be very careful about the authoritarianism that is creeping in,” adding “people use the pandemic to grab power and drive through things that wouldn’t happen otherwise.”

According to the report, another researcher with the group acknowledged that “Without a vaccine, psychology is your main weapon,” adding that “Psychology has had a really good epidemic, actually.”

Yet another scientist on the subcommittee stated that they have been “stunned by the weaponisation of behavioural psychology” over the past year, and warned that “psychologists didn’t seem to notice when it stopped being altruistic and became manipulative.”

“They have too much power and it intoxicates them”, the scientist further warned.

The comments were collected by author Laura Dodsworth, for her book A State of Fear, out today, that explores the government’s actions during the pandemic.

“Use of fear to control behaviour in Covid pandemic was ‘totalitarian’, admit scientists”

⁦From ‘A State of Fear: how the UK government weaponised fear during the Covid-19 pandemic’ https://t.co/gD6HFUkQqW — Laura Dodsworth (@BareReality) May 14, 2021

https://t.co/yBiQU5qgTn — Laura Dodsworth (@BareReality) May 14, 2021

When the Telegraph asked the subcommittee for comment on the findings, SPI-B psychologist Gavin Morgan replied “Clearly, using fear as a means of control is not ethical. Using fear smacks of totalitarianism. It’s not an ethical stance for any modern government.”

Morgan added that “By nature I am an optimistic person, but all this has given me a more pessimistic view of people.”

Commenting on the revelations, Conservative Steve Baker, a member of a group of anti-lockdown MPs said “If it is true that the state took the decision to terrify the public to get compliance with rules, that raises extremely serious questions about the type of society we want to become.”

“Do I fear that Government policy today is playing into the roots of totalitarianism? Yes, of course it is,” Baker urged.

🚨From the book by @BareReality:

🗣️”Clearly, using fear as a means of control is not ethical. Using fear smacks of totalitarianism. It’s not an ethical stance for any modern government.” – SPI-B member

Story via @Telegraph,https://t.co/43oMh99H7e https://t.co/NcbxY0Gt2p — Steve Baker MP FRSA (@SteveBakerHW) May 15, 2021

The government state of fear continues minute by minute as government ministers are now suggesting that so called ‘freedom day’ in the UK (a situation where the government permits people to have basic rights is not freedom) on June 21st is under threat because a sizeable portion of the population is refusing to take the vaccine:

🚨 | NEW: There is a moral debate taking place in government with some arguing that they have a duty to prevent deaths among those who refused the vaccine, and others privately suggesting that vaccine refusers cannot hold back the rest of the country, even if some die@politico — Politics For All (@PoliticsForAlI) May 17, 2021

🚨 | NEW: The UK remains on track for the June 21 date, however a significant minority of people are refusing to take the vaccine. A senior minister described this as the “principal threat to June 21”

Via @POLITICOEurope — Politics For All (@PoliticsForAlI) May 17, 2021

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Facebook ‘Fact-Checks’ woman’s Post on vaccine’s adverse reaction one week before it killed her

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By Jim Hoft

25-year-old pre-school teacher Desiree Penrod took the Covid vaccine in early March. She then posted on Facebook that “The vaccine is killing me” describing her adverse reaction to the coronavirus vaccine. Facebook flagged the post as fake news.

“The vaccine is killing me today,” the preschool teacher wrote in her last post on March 10.

“My arm hurts, beyond exhausted, headache, stomach cramps and earaches. Multiple people told me that I looked pale today. Yesterday, I was fine but today it’s taking its toll on me.”

In an unsettling move, Facebook added a fact check label to Penrod’s post citing the Chinese Communist-backed World Health Organization.

“Covid-19 vaccines go through many tests for safety and effectiveness before they’re approved,” the label states, telling people to “Learn More at who.int.”

An obituary from the Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home states Penrod “passed away unexpectedly” on March 17.

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Congress, in five-hour hearing, demands Tech CEOs censor the internet even more aggressively: Greenwald

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Yes, you are fascist

By Tyler Durden

Over the course of five-plus hours on Thursday, a House Committee along with two subcommittees badgered three tech CEOs, repeatedly demanding that they censor more political content from their platforms and vowing legislative retaliation if they fail to comply. The hearing — convened by the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Chair Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), and the two Chairs of its Subcommittees, Mike Doyle (D-PA) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) — was one of the most stunning displays of the growing authoritarian effort in Congress to commandeer the control which these companies wield over political discourse for their own political interests and purposes.

As I noted when I reported last month on the scheduling of this hearing, this was “the third time in less than five months that the U.S. Congress has summoned the CEOs of social media companies to appear before them with the explicit intent to pressure and coerce them to censor more content from their platforms.” The bulk of Thursday’s lengthy hearing consisted of one Democratic member after the next complaining that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google/Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey have failed in their duties to censor political voices and ideological content that these elected officials regard as adversarial or harmful, accompanied by threats that legislative punishment (including possible revocation of Section 230 immunity) is imminent in order to force compliance (Section 230 is the provision of the 1996 Communications Decency Act that shields internet companies from liability for content posted by their users).

Republican members largely confined their grievances to the opposite concern: that these social media giants were excessively silencing conservative voices in order to promote a liberal political agenda (that complaint is only partially true: a good amount of online censorship, like growing law enforcement domestic monitoring generally, focuses on all anti-establishment ideologies, not just the right-wing variant). This editorial censoring, many Republicans insisted, rendered the tech companies’ Section 230 immunity obsolete, since they are now acting as publishers rather than mere neutral transmitters of information. Some Republicans did join with Democrats in demanding greater censorship, though typically in the name of protecting children from mental health disorders and predators rather than ideological conformity.

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Facebook exec recorded saying company ‘too powerful,’ should be broken up and Zuckerberg removed as CEO

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By Joseph A. Wulfsohn

Global Planning Lead Benny Thomas calls Zuckerberg ‘ruler of two billion people’

A Facebook executive has been caught on tape sounding the alarm about how “powerful” the company has gotten and calling for the federal government to intervene and break up the tech giant.

Newly released recordings from the right-wing guerilla news outlet Project Veritas show Benny Thomas, Facebook’s Global Planning Lead, speaking candidly with undercover journalists over the past several weeks. 

“I work for a company that is doing a lot of damage in the world,” Thomas is heard saying. “It’s doing a lot of good, but it’s doing a lot of damage.”

“I mean, no king in history has been the ruler of two billion people, but Mark Zuckerberg is,” Thomas said of Facebook’s CEO. “And he’s 36. That’s too much for a 36-year-old … You should not have power over two billion people. I just think that’s wrong.”

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Texas Attorney General massive lawsuit against monopolistic tech giant Google

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Texas Attorney General “I’m proud to announce that Florida, Nevada, Montana, Alaska, and Puerto Rico are joining the already massive lawsuit against monopolistic tech giant Google.”

“Our coalition looks forward to holding Google accountable for its illegal conduct”

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After India and Australia, Turkey and Germany decide to punish Big Tech after what they did to Trump. Poland cracks down on Big Tech with a plan to ban arbitrary censorship

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The Erdoğan administration in Turkey has launched a probe into Facebook and Whatsapp. Turkey’s antitrust board launched the investigation into Facebook Inc and its messaging service WhatsApp Inc over new usage terms that have ignited privacy concerns.

After the silencing of Trump, Poland cracks down on Big Tech with a plan to ban arbitrary censorship

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Twitter Legal, Policy and Trust Lead Vijaya Gadde Details Plans For Political Censorship On Global Scale

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Twitter Senior Executive Details Plans for Political Censorship on a Global Scale … ‘A Lot of the Work That We’ve Been Doing Over the Last Week is Work That We’ve Built on in Other Places…This is Our Global Approach’ 

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Twitter shares lose over one-quarter of their value in two days as Wall Street worries about the social media company’s user growth

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  • Wall Street firms are warning their clients to avoid Twitter shares after the company’s second-quarter earnings report.
  • “We believe upside to current levels would require growth in the overall user base, which we see no evidence of at this point,” KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst Andy Hargreaves says in a note to clients.

Several Wall Street firms are cautioning their clients about the prospects for Twitter shares, saying the social media company’s stock will not outperform until user growth returns.

On Friday the company posted slightly lower-than-expected second-quarter monthly active user (MAU) numbers. But the bigger disappointment was Twitter’s guidance for the third quarter, when it forecasts a decline of “mid-single-digit millions” in monthly users from the second quarter.

Twitter shares fell 20.5 percent on Friday after the company earnings report. The stock fell another 8 percent Monday, resulting in a nearly 27 percent loss over two days.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch reiterated its underperform rating for Twitter shares, citing the company’s forecast for a decline in users.

“Slight 2Q beat [is] overshadowed by outlook for slowing growth,” analyst Justin Post said in a note to clients Monday. The “outlook suggests revenue growth rates may have peaked, monthly users could decline, and platform health initiatives will impact margins, and we would expect less ongoing optimism for continued financial upside in the stock.”

Post reiterated his $27 price target for Twitter shares, representing 21 percent downside to Friday’s close.

One Wall Street analyst said investors should avoid Twitter shares until user growth returns.

“We believe upside to current levels would require growth in the overall user base, which we see no evidence of at this point,” KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst Andy Hargreaves said in a note to clients Friday.

Hargreaves reaffirmed his sector weight rating for Twitter shares and said his “fair value” for the stock is $32.

Stifel praised Twitter management for its initiative to clean up the platform but also doesn’t see much upside for its shares.

“With everything going on in the world (and with Twitter’s peers), it’s hard to fault Twitter for prioritizing the long-term health and viability of its platform for public conversation, but it’s even more difficult to justify why investors should own the stock as it goes through this period,” Stifel analyst John Egbert said in a note to clients Friday.

Egbert reiterated his hold rating and raised his price target to $30 from $27 for Twitter shares.

To be sure, not every analyst is giving up on Twitter’s stock.

J.P. Morgan analyst Doug Anmuth told his clients Monday to “buy the selloff” in Twitter shares.

“Slightly light 2Q results and the below-consensus 3Q outlook were clearly disappointing, and there is somewhat of a reset on numbers coming out of the quarter. However, we do not believe that Twitter’s underlying fundamentals have changed,” he said.

Anmuth reiterated his overweight rating for Twitter shares and lowered his price target to $45 from $50 for the company’s stock.

Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Source: CNBC

Twitter loses $5 billion in market value after Trump is permanently barred from the platform

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By finanzen.net GmbH

-Twitter’s stock price tumbled as much as 12% on Monday, erasing $5 billion from its market capitalization.
-The tumble followed the social-media group’s permanent suspension of President Donald Trump’s account on Friday.
-“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Twitter said.
-Trump, who had about 88 million followers, generated enormous publicity for the platform with his controversial and incendiary tweets over the past six years.

Twitter stock fell as much as 12% on Monday after the social-media company permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s account on Friday evening. The share-price decline wiped $5 billion from Twitter’s market capitalization.

Twitter’s bosses suspended Trump’s account – which had about 88 million followers – after the world leader’s fanning of conspiracy theories about voter fraud and election theft spurred thousands of his supporters to lay siege to the Capitol last week.

“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Twitter said.

The ban followed Facebook’s suspension of Trump for at least the rest of his presidency. CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended the decision in a Facebook post on Thursday, arguing that Trump appeared intent on using his account to undermine a peaceful transition of power and risked sparking more violence.

Twitter stock likely fell because investors are worried the Trump ban will erode interest in the platform and lead to boycotts among those who see the decision as politically motivated and a way to silence a major conservative voice.

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