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Historical and Modern Concepts of Psychological Warfare

Psychological warfare is any action which is practiced mainly by psychological methods with the purpose of evoking a planned psychological reaction in other people. It has also been known by many other names or terms such as Psy Ops, political warfare, “Hearts and Minds”, “active measures”, and propaganda.

Various techniques are used, and are aimed at influencing a target audience’s value system, belief system, emotions, motives, reasoning, or behavior. It is used to obtain confessions or reinforce attitudes and behaviors favorable to the originator’s objectives, and are sometimes combined with black operations or false flag tactics.

It is also used to compromise the target’s psychological state of mind, mainly using the media and technology. Target audiences can be governments, organizations, groups, and individuals. These techniques are difficult to defend against because it uses people’s core beliefs, identity and emotions against them.

Early Psychological Warfare

For thousands of years, warlords, chiefs and others who hold power have recognized the importance of inducing psychological terror in opponents. Facing armies would shout, hurl insults at each other and beat weapons together or on shields prior to an engagement, all designed to intimidate and scare the enemy. Massacres and other atrocities were certainly first employed at this time to subdue enemy or rebellious populations or to get an enemy to abandon their struggle.

Battle of Pelusium (in 525 BC)

One ancient example includes the Battle of Pelusium (in 525 BC) in which the Egyptians were decisively defeated by the Persians, the Persian forces used cats and other animals as psychological tactic against the Egyptians, who avoided harming cats due to seeing them as being sacred and would not injure them on any account.. The Persians painted images of the cat goddess Bastet. According to legend, the Persian army also carried the “sacred” animals in front of them during the attack as well as hurling them at the Egyptians. The Egyptians did not shoot their arrows for fear of wounding the animals. The city of Pelusium was stormed successfully. The battle is one of the earliest known examples of the use of psychological warfare.

 

Ancient Macedonia

Another example of Psychological warfare was implemented in Ancient Macedonia. Philip II of Macedonia (father of Alexander the Great) took the throne in 359 BC. At that time, Macedonia was a fractured backwater subject. In less than a year, Philip crushed all internal threats and laid the foundation for Macedonia to become an ancient superpower. When doing battle with the Chalcidian League (a federal state that existed on the Chalcidice peninsula), Philip destroyed the city of Stagirus. According to ancient accounts, it would have been hard for a visitor to tell that the city had ever been inhabited. The remaining Chalcidian cities surrendered without resistance.

During the Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC, Philip used two main strategies of psychological warfare. First, he tired out the Athenian and Theban rebels through boredom, forcing them to wait in the blistering sun. Then he made a false attack, which drew them toward a slowly retreating front line that ensnared them.

Later Phillip’s son, Alexander the Great, successfully conquered large parts of Europe and the Middle East. He held on to his territorial gains by integrating local elites into the Greek administration and culture. Alexander left some of his men behind in each conquered city to introduce Greek culture and suppress opposing views. His soldiers were paid to marry locals in an effort to encourage assimilation of the local population.

 

Mongol Empire

Genghis Khan, leader of the Mongolian Empire in the 13th century AD employed less subtle techniques. Defeating the will of the enemy and reaching a settlement before having to attack and was preferable to actually fighting. The Mongol generals demanded submission to the Khan, and threatened the initially captured villages with complete destruction if they refused to surrender. If they tried to fight back, the Mongol generals fulfilled their threats and massacred all the survivors. Tales of the encroaching horde spread to the next villages and created an aura of fear that quelled the possibility of future resistance.

The Khan also employed tactics that made his numbers seem greater than they actually were. During night operations he ordered each soldier to light three torches at dusk to give the illusion of an overwhelming army and deceive enemy scouts. His soldiers also used arrows that were notched to whistle loudly as they flew through the air, creating a terrifying noise. Another favorite tactic used by the Mongols was catapulting severed human heads over city walls to frighten the inhabitants and spread disease in the besieged city’s closed confines.

 

Ancient China – King Goujian of the State of Yue

In ancient China, King Goujian of the State of Yue (who reined from 496BC to 465BC) was warring with the state of WU. Goujian eventually overcame his adversary and annexed the territory of WU. One of the psychological warfare techniques he used was to have his front line soldiers (typically criminals who were sentenced to death) slit their own throats and kill themselves. This was done to show the other side that the soldiers were willing to die. This also reflected an ancient Chinese worldview of the time that a person would be compensated for sacrifices made during life.

Aztecs – Death Whistle

Another example includes the Aztecs. Decades ago, Odd, skull-shaped grave items were found by archaeologists at an Aztec temple in Mexico, they were assumed to be toys or ornaments.

However, years later, it was discovered they were a form of whistle or ‘death whistles’ that made piercing noises similar to a human scream, which the ancient Aztecs may have used during ceremonies, sacrifices, or during battles to strike fear into their enemies. Here is an example of the “death whistle” in action.

 

Modern Psychological Warfare

Over the course of the 20th century, the scope of Psychological warfare expanded to include not only for military applications, but also the local population during peacetime. Introduction of technologies such as radio and television allowed for widespread dissemination of information to the general public. This opened the door for psychological warfare to be implemented on a vast scale.

Edward Bernays, an early pioneer of of public relations and propaganda in the United States, used the techniques of his uncle (Psychologist Sigmund Freud) to manipulate the masses. Edward Bernays was instrumental in helping to shift the United States to a more consumerist society, Rather than being seen as citizens, people were seen as consumers.

Bernays worked for dozens of major American corporations including Procter & Gamble and General Electric, for government agencies, politicians, and non-profit organizations. Some of his accomplishments include a 1929 effort to promote female smoking (which was a taboo at the time) by branding cigarettes as feminist “Torches of Freedom” and his work for the United Fruit Company connected with the overthrow of the Guatemalan government in 1954.

The vision of Bernays was of a utopian society in which individuals’ psychological and emotional energy associated with instinctual biological drives could be harnessed and channeled by a corporate elite for economic benefit. Through the use of mass production, big business could fulfill the cravings of what Bernays saw as the inherently irrational and desire-driven masses, simultaneously securing a mass-production economy, as well as sating what he considered to be dangerous animal urges that threatened to tear society apart if left unquelled.

Bernays promoted the idea that the “masses” are driven by subconscious instincts, urges and desires, and therefore that their minds can and should be manipulated by a capable few. In his own words: “Intelligent men must realize that propaganda is the modern instrument by which they can fight for productive ends and help to bring order out of chaos.”

 

MKULTRA – CIA

Another example of modern psychological warfare is Project MKUltra, also called the CIA mind control program. MKULTRA is the code name given to a program of illegal experiments on human subjects that were designed and undertaken by the United States Central Intelligence Agency. Experiments on humans were intended to identify and develop drugs and procedures to be used in interrogations in order to weaken the individual and force confessions. The project was organized through the Office of Scientific Intelligence of the CIA and coordinated with U.S. Army Biological Warfare Laboratories.

Project MKUltra was research undertaken by 80 institutions, including colleges and universities, hospitals, prisons, and pharmaceutical companies. The CIA operated through these institutions using front organizations, although sometimes top officials at these institutions were aware of the CIA’s involvement.

The project began during a period described as “paranoia” at the CIA, when the U.S. had lost its nuclear monopoly and fear of Communism was at its height. CIA counter-intelligence chief James Jesus Angleton believed that a mole had penetrated the organization at the highest levels.

The Agency poured millions of dollars into studies examining methods of influencing and controlling the mind and of enhancing their ability to extract information from resistant subjects during interrogation. One goal of MKULTRA and related CIA projects was to create a “Manchurian Candidate” subject through psychological warfare techniques.

A Manchurian candidate is a person, especially a politician, being used as a puppet by an enemy power. The term is commonly used to indicate disloyalty, corruption, or brainwashing. whether intentional or unintentional.

One 1955 MKULTRA document titled “Project MKULTRA, The CIA’s Program Of Research In Behavioral Modification” gives an indication of the far reaching scope of the program.

 

It refers to studying a wide assortment of mind-altering substances described as follows:

1. Substances which will promote illogical thinking and impulsiveness to the point where the recipient would be discredited in public.

2. Substances which increase the efficiency of  perception.

3. Materials which will cause the victim to age faster/slower in maturity.

4. Materials which will promote the intoxicating effect of alcohol.

5. Materials which will produce the signs and symptoms of recognized diseases in a reversible way so they may be used for malingering, etc.

6. Materials which will cause temporary/permanent brain damage and loss of memory.

7. Substances which will enhance the ability of individuals to withstand privation, torture, and coercion during interrogation and so-called “brain-washing”.

8. Materials and physical methods which will produce amnesia for events preceding and during their use.

9. Physical methods of producing shock and confusion over extended periods of time and capable of surreptitious use.

10. Substances which produce physical disablement such as paralysis of the legs, acute anemia, etc.

11. Substances which will produce a chemical that can cause blisters.

12. Substances which alter personality structure in such a way the tendency of the recipient to become dependent upon another person is enhanced.

13. A material which will cause mental confusion of such a type the individual under its influence will find it difficult to maintain a fabrication under questioning.

14. Substances which will lower the ambition and general working efficiency of men when administered in undetectable amounts.

15. Substances which promote weakness or distortion of the eyesight or hearing faculties, preferably without permanent effects.

16. A knockout pill which can be surreptitiously administered in drinks, food, cigarettes, as an aerosol, etc., which will be safe to use, provide a maximum of amnesia, and be suitable for use by agent types on an ad hoc basis.

17. A material which can be surreptitiously administered by the above routes and which in very small amounts will make it impossible for a person to perform physical activity.

The Church Committee report in 1976 found that, in the MKDELTA program, “Drugs were used primarily as an aid to interrogations, but MKULTRA/MKDELTA materials were also used for harassment, discrediting, or disabling purposes.”

Most MKULTRA records were destroyed in 1973 at the order of CIA director Richard Helms. The program officially ended in the early 1960’s, however there were countless other CIA side projects that continued to be implemented in parallel to MKULTRA…One such example includes Dr. L. Wilson Greene who was Technical Director of the chemical and radiological laboratories at the Army Chemical Center. Dr. Greene’s ideas were included in a report written by him in 1949 entitled “Psycho-chemical Warfare, a New Concept of War”.

Dr. Greene performed psycho-chemical as well as radiation experiments on children at the behest of the CIA. This is a video of Testimony from two of the victims of Dr. Green and his experiements, given in March of 1995 to The President’s Advisory Committee on Radiation Experimentation in Washington DC.

 

Chris deNicola

“Good afternoon. I am Chris deNicola, born July 1952, rendering me thirty-two years of age. I was a subject in radiation, as well as mind control and drug experiments performed by a man I knew as Dr. Greene. My parents were divorced around 1966 and Donald Richard Ebner, my natural father, was involved with Dr. Greene in the experiments. I was a subject in 1966 to 1976. Dr. Greene performed radiation experiments on me in 1970 focusing on my neck, throat and chest. 1972 focusing on my chest, and focusing on my uterus in 1975. Each time I became dizzy, nauseous and threw up. All these experiments were performed on me in conjunction with mind control techniques and drugs in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Greene was using me mostly as a mind control subject from 1966 to 1973. His objective was to gain control of my mind and train me to be a spy assassin. The first significant memory took place at Kansas City University in 1966. Don Ebner took me there by plane when my mom was out of town. I was in what looked like a laboratory and there seemed to be other children. I was strapped down, naked, spread-eagled on a table on my back. Dr. Greene had electrodes on my body, including my head. He used what looked like an overhead projector and repeatedly said he was burning different images into my brain while a red light flashed aimed at my forehead. In between each sequence, he used electroshock on my body and told me to go deeper and deeper, deeper. While repeating each image, would go deeper into my brain and I would do whatever he told me to do. I felt drugged because he had given me a shot before he started the procedure. When it was over, he gave me another shot. The next thing I remember I was with my grandparents again in Tucson, Arizona. I was four years old.

You can see from this experiment that Dr. Greene used trauma, drugs, posthypnotic suggestion and more trauma in an effort to gain total control over my mind. He used me in radiation experiments both for the purposes of determining the effects of radiation on various parts of my body and to terrorize me as an additional trauma in the mind control experiments. The rest of the experiments took place in Tucson, Arizona out in the desert. I was taught how to pick locks, be secretive, use my photographic memory and a technique to withhold information by repeating numbers to myself. Dr. Greene moved on to wanting me to kill dolls that looked like real children. I stabbed a doll with a spear once after being severely traumatized, but the next time I refused. He used many pain induction techniques, but as I got older, I resisted more and more.

He often tied me down in a cage which was near his office. Between 1972 and 1976 he and his assistants were sometimes careless and left the cage unlocked. Whenever physically possible I snuck into his office and found files and memos addressed to CIA and military personnel. Included in these files were projects, sub-projects and experiment names with some code numbers about radiation and mind control experiments which I have submitted in the written documentation. I was caught twice and Dr. Green ruthlessly used electroshock, drugs, spun me on a table, put shocks on my stomach and my back, dislocated my joints, and used hypnotic techniques to make me feel crazy and suicidal.

Because of my rebellion and growing lack of cooperation, they gave up on me as a spy assassin. Consequently during the last two years, 1974-76, Dr. Greene used various mind control techniques to reverse the spy assassin messages, to self destruct and death messages. His purpose? He wanted me dead, and I struggled to stay alive all of my adult life. I believe it is by the grace of God that I am still alive. These horrible experiments have profoundly affected my life. I developed Multiple Personality Disorder because Dr. Greene’s goal was to split my mind into as many parts as possible so he could control me totally. He failed, but I have to endure years of constant physical, mental and emotional pain even to this day. I have been in therapy consistently for twelve years, and it wasn’t until I found my current therapist two and a half years ago, who had knowledge of the mind control experiments, that I have finally been able to make real progress and begin to heal.

In closing, I ask that you keep in mind that the memories I describe are but a glimpse of the countless others that took place in the ten years in between 1966 and 1976. That they weren’t just radiation, but mind control and drug experiments as well. I have included more detailed information of what I remember in your written documentation. Please help us by recommending an investigation and making the information available so that therapists and other mental health professionals can help more people like myself. I know I can get better. I am getting better. And I know others can too. With the proper help. Please help us in an effort to prevent these heinous acts from continuing in the future. Thank you very much.”

 

Claudia Mullen

“Good afternoon. Between the years 1957 and 1984 I became a pawn in the government’s game. Its ultimate goal was mind control and to create the perfect spy, all through the use of chemicals, radiation, drugs, hypnosis, electric shock, isolation in tubs of water, sleep deprivation, brainwashing, verbal, physical, emotional and sexual abuse. I was exploited unwittingly for nearly three decades of my life and the only explanations given to me were “that the end justifies the means” and “I was serving my country in their bold effort to fight communism”. I can only summarize my circumstances by saying they took an already abused seven year old child and compounded my suffering beyond belief. The saddest part is, I know for a fact I was not alone. There were countless other children in my same situation and there was no one to help us until now. I have already submitted as much information as possible including conversations overheard at the agencies responsible. I am able to report all of this to you in such detail because of my photographic memory and the arrogance of the people involved. They were certain they would always control my mind. Although the process of recalling these atrocities is not an easy one, nor is it without some danger to myself and my family, I feel the risk is worth taking.

Dr. L. Wilson Greene received $50 million dollars from the Edgewood Chemical and Radiology Laboratory as part of the TSD, or Technical Science Division of the CIA, once described to Dr. Charles Brown that “children were used as subjects because they were more fun to work with and cheaper too. They needed lower profile subjects than soldiers and government people so only young willing females would do. Besides,” he said, “I like scaring them. They in the Agency think I am a God, creating subjects in experiments for whatever deviant purposes Sid and James could think up” (Sid being Dr. Sidney Gottlieb; James is Dr. James Hamilton).

In 1958 they told me I was to be tested by some important doctors from the Society, or the Human Ecology Society and I was instructed to cooperate. I was told not to look at anyone’s faces, and to try hard to ignore any names because this was a very secret project. I was told all these things to help me forget. Naturally, as most children do, I did the opposite and remembered as much as I could. A Dr. John Gittinger tested me, Dr. Cameron gave me the shock, and Dr. Greene the x-rays. Then I was told by Sid Gottliebe that “I was ripe for the big A” meaning ARTICHOKE. By the time I left to go home, just like every time from then on, I would remember only whatever explanations Dr. Robert G. Heath, of Tulane Medical University, gave me for the odd bruises, needle marks, burns on my head, fingers, and even the genital soreness. I had no reason to think otherwise. They had already begun to control my mind.

The next year I was sent to a lodge in Maryland called Deep Creek Cabins to learn how to sexually please men. I was taught how to coerce them into talking about themselves. It was Richard Helms, who was Deputy Director of the CIA, Dr. Gottlieb, Capt. George White, Morris Allan who all planned on filling as many high government agency officials and heads of academic institutions and foundations as possible so that later when the funding for mind control and radiation started to dwindle, projects would continue. I was used to entrap many unwitting men including themselves, all with the use of a hidden camera. I was only nine years old when the sexual humiliation began. I overheard conversations about part of the Agency called ORD which I found out was Office of Research and Development. It was run by Dr. Greene, Dr. Steven Aldrich, Martin Orne and Morris Allan. Once a crude remark was made by Dr. Gottlieb about a certain possible leak in New Orelans involving a large group of retarded children who had been given massive doses of radiation. He asked why was Wilson so worried about a few retarded kids, after all they would be the least likely to spill the beans.

Another time I heard Dr. Martin Orne, who was the director then of the Scientific Office and later head of the Institute for Experimental Research state that “in order to keep more funding coming from different sources for radiation and mind control projects”, he suggested stepping up the amounts of stressors used and also the blackmail portions of the experiments. He said, “it needed to be done faster then to get rid of the subjects or they were asking for us to come back later and haunt them with our remembrances.”

There is much more I could tell you about government sponsored research including project names, sub project numbers, people involved, facilities used, tests, and other forms of pain induction, but I think I have given more than enough information to recommend further investigation of all the mind control projects, especially as they involved so much of the use of the radiation.

I would love nothing more than to say that I dreamed this all up and need to just forget it. But that would be a tragic mistake. It would also be lie. All these atrocities did occur to me and to countless other children, and all under the guise of defending our country. It is because of the cumulative effects of exposure to radiation, chemicals, drugs, pain, subsequent mental and physical distress that I have been robbed of the ability to work and even to bear children of my own. It is blatantly obvious that none of this was needed, nor should ever have been allowed to take place at all, and the only means we have to seek out the awful truth and bring it to light is by opening whatever files remain on all the projects, and through another Presidential Commission on Mind Control.

I believe that every citizen of this nation has the right to know what is fact, and what is fiction. It is our greatest protection against this ever happening again. In conclusion, I can offer you no more than what I have given you today — the truth. And I thank you for your time.”

 

Former KGB Methods of Psychological Warfare

Another modern example of Psychological warfare is the methods used by the KGB (The intelligence agency of the Soviet Union). Yuri Bezmenov was an ex-KGB agent who defected to Canada in 1970. In February 1970, Bezmenov clothed himself in hippie attire, along with a beard and wig. Then he joined a tour group and later escaped to Athens, Greece. After contacting the American embassy and undergoing extensive interviews with United States intelligence, Bezmenov was granted asylum in Canada by the Trudeau administration.

In 1984, he gave an interview to G. Edward Griffin, who at that time was a member of the John Birch Society, an anticommunist group. In the interview, Bezmenov explained the methods used by the KGB known as ideological subversion of the political system of the United States. In the following video he explains what ideological subversion is, according to the former KGB.

 

Recent Examples of Psychological Warfare

Syria’s White Helmets:

Another good, more recent example of Psychological Warfare is the War in Syria between the Syrian Government, Russia, the US, Iran, Israel and Turkey. A group known as the White Helmets (Officially designated as Syria Civil Defense) is branded as a volunteer organization that operates in rebel-controlled Syria supposedly performing urban search and rescue operations in response to bombing, medical evacuation, evacuation of civilians from dangerous areas.

The Group is financed by The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the UK Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) as well as additional funds from the Danish, Canadian, Netherlands, German and Japanese Governments.

The leader of the Group, Raed Saleh rose to media prominence through his leadership of a group of proclaimed “saviors of all humanity.”

Since its formation in late 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey, the White Helmets claim to by Syria’s only viable first responders, selflessly saving some 72,000 lives in only three years – regardless of the victim’s ethnicity, religious convictions or political aspirations according to their promotional literature.

Raed Saleh has become the public face of the White Helmets. The White Helmet mantra, “neutral-impartial-humanitarian,” has been an integral part of their psychological campaign in persuading the public of their legitimacy as a legitimate aid organization, despite evidence to the contrary.

Raed Saleh has been with the group since the early days of their establishment in 2013 by a British ex-military officer James Le Mesurier. We have been told that Le Mesurier left the British Army in 2000 and joined the UN serving as deputy head of the Advisory Unit on ‘Security and Justice’, and Special Representative of the Secretary General’s security policy body for the UN mission in Kosovo. He then made his way to Jerusalem where he worked on implementing the Ramallah Agreement, then to Baghdad as a special advisor to Iraqi Minister of Interior, and then to the United Arab Emerites to train their gas field protection force. After the UAE, he later went to Lebanon during the 2006 war.

In 2005 he was made Vice President for Special Projects at private mercenary firm, the Olive Group. In May 2015, Olive Group merged with Constellis Holdings who owns Academi, previously known as the Blackwater Group. After 9/11, President George W. Bush enabled the CIA to subcontract assassinations. Blackwater was awarded the contract for these contract killings. In 2008, Le Mesurier joined Good Harbour International, another private security organization, whose CEO is Richard A. Clarke, who served the Reagan, George HW Bush, Clinton and George W Bush Administrations. He served as Bill Clinton’s and George W. Bush’s Anti-Terror Czar.

Western Corporate media sources have praised the White Helmets as humanitarian heros. The Group even got an academy award for their acting job on the Netflix film, as well as the Nobel Peace Prize. However Raed Saleh, the leader of the White Helmets, was not able to come to the United States because of previous ties to terror groups, according to the FBI.

Vanessa Beely, an independent british investigative journalist on the ground in Syria interviewed Syrian civilians from East Aleppo about their experiences with the group and did her own investigation on the groups activities. In an Al Nusra terorist group video filmed on May 5, 2015, one of their members in Aleppo executes a civilian. Moments after the execution, several White Helmets appear on the scene to remove the body in a body bag. Afterwards the White Helmets had to respond to valid accusations of collusion, which they denied.

Here is the video:

The White Helmets present themselves as an impartial non-profit organization just there to help…But if an organization is funded primarily by foreign governments who are directly trying over-throw Syria’s democratically elected government, how can they be seen as an independent relief organization? Why is this all being done? What’s the goal?

The primary function of the White Helmets is to produce propaganda that is used to pull on people’s heartstrings around the world using images of dead and injured children and civilians to encourage more direct foreign military intervention to implement regime change, and depose the secular Syrian government that is supported by the majority Syrian’s citizens, as shown in the election held in June of 2014. Although the terrorist groups attempted to disrupt the election and it was dismissed in the United States as “fraud,” turnout was 73% of registered voters, with 88% voting for President Bashar Al-Assad. Representatives from 30 countries reported that the election was free, fair, accurate and transparent.

The internet has become a world-wide platform to spread information and ideas even more quickly than previous methods such as television and radio, the 21st century equivalent of the printing press recently being invented in other words. With many people in every country with their own smart phones and internet access, establishment media stories can be challenged before the establishment has a chance to control the narrative. Stories often leak before they are reported on, and then the establishment media tries to spin the story in their favor. While the internet has brought a voice to those who did not have one before, it also creates a new set of challenges for overcoming psychological warfare tactics.

 

Future Challenges

As scientific research into the human brain has advanced, as predictive computer algorithms have become more complex, as patterns of behavior can be increasingly analyzed, cataloged, and predicted even at the level of an individual, it will become increasingly difficult to resist future forms of psychological warfare, brainwashing and manipulation, unless the individual is aware of the techniques being used.

Two former Facebook executives Chamath Palihapitiya (once in charge of User Growth) and Sean Parker (former President of Facebook) recently expressed regret when they claimed that they exploited a flaw in human psychology to get people addicted to social media through a social validation feedback loop which in turn gives the user a small dopamine hit. Chamath has stopped using Social Media and he thinks that it is tearing apart the fabric of society.

After these two executives left the company, Facebook did not stop trying to learn more about the human brain to exploit the vulnerability even further. In April of 2017 at Facebook’s innovation division 8 building, Regina Dugan, head of Facebook’s hardware innovation division revealed that Facebook was working on a method to allow the user to type words onto a screen without having to speak, they will simply be able to look at their phone’s camera or computer’s webcam and think the words and it will type out on the screen automatically.

Another emerging piece of technology that will become easier in the coming years will be the ability to completely fabricate videos and people, the equivalent of photoshop for videos. This video from research at the University of Washington shows how with only audio, somebody could completely fabricate somebody else speaking. Barack Obama is used as an example.

With the exponential increase of monitoring and survellience technology, it will be easier in the next few years to gather data about a particular target and use the information to frame the individual or fabricate video of them in order to discredit or imprison them if they are dissenters.

The data that each individual provides on Social Media also can become a liability as well. In the past, before the era of the internet, those in power wishing to use propaganda had to guess what would work basically. Today however, a complex web of computer programs and algorithms can, over time, calculate and predict most human behavior. This means that those in charge of these tools including major corporations, governments, intelligence agencies and police will be armed with more information about you and able to stack the deck to maintain their control.

Perhaps if people are aware that these techniques are being used on them, they might be able to resist it’s influence. The battlefield and the tools are always changing, but those in power trying to do everything they can to control what the public sees, what they hear, what they say, and what they think.

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Facebook has 60 people working on how to read your mind:
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/apr/19/facebook-mind-reading-technology-f8

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