Skip to comments.Army spied on lockdown critics: Sceptics, including our own Peter Hitchens, long suspected they were under surveillance. Now we've obtained official records that prove they were right all along [ UK ]
Posted on 01/31/2023 3:20:22 PM PST by ransomnote
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A shadowy Army unit secretly spied on British citizens who criticised the Government's Covid lockdown policies, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
Military operatives in the UK's 'information warfare' brigade were part of a sinister operation that targeted politicians and high-profile journalists who raised doubts about the official pandemic response.
They compiled dossiers on public figures such as ex-Minister David Davis, who questioned the modelling behind alarming death toll predictions, as well as journalists such as Peter Hitchens and Toby Young. Their dissenting views were then reported back to No 10.
Documents obtained by the civil liberties group Big Brother Watch, and shared exclusively with this newspaper, exposed the work of Government cells such as the Counter Disinformation Unit, based in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and the Rapid Response Unit in the Cabinet Office.
Military operatives in the UK's 'information warfare' brigade were part of a sinister operation that targeted politicians and high-profile journalists
But the most secretive is the MoD's 77th Brigade, which deploys 'non-lethal engagement and legitimate non-military levers as a means to adapt behaviours of adversaries'.
They said that British citizens' social media accounts were scrutinised – a sinister activity that the Ministry of Defence, in public, repeatedly denied doing.
Papers show the outfits were tasked with countering 'disinformation' and 'harmful narratives... from purported experts', with civil servants and artificial intelligence deployed to 'scrape' social media for keywords such as 'ventilators' that would have been of interest.
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“and legitimate non-military levers as a means to adapt behaviours of adversaries”
They view the public as the enemy.
Gee. This sounds exactly like what a Banana Republic would do.
Oh that’s right. We are living in a Banana Republic.
Click my screen name for further details on how and when we became a Banana Republic.
If these were under a republican administration the left would demand heads to roll. But since these are communists under a communist regime, the left supports it.
No, we are definitely not worthy of being called any form of republic.
But we ARE under “leadership” that is simply, “bananas”.
These people should be hanged after a fair trial, if found guilty.
It isn’t paranoia when they are actually out to get you.
At this point I could go either way on the trial part, but sure…why not?
Please point out this is the Royal Army not the US Army. In Britain the government can do this completely within its powers,
How Johnson hasn’t been hanged is beyond me.
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This is the type of “democracy” we are fighting to preserve....
“In Britain the government can do this completely within its powers,”
Snowden exposed the practice of Britain spying on US citizens and the US spying on British citizens.
One click of the mouse and the “local” data is swapped.
That preserves everybody’s deniability.
“We didn’t spy on you. Promise.”
Ha Ha, so much from the UK is like a Monty Python skit. Ours are just squalidly stupid like the adventures of Hunter B and his tool.
The US is like a Monty Python skit as well.
The Congressional Intelligence Oversight Committees have to hold their noses and ears and tape their eyes shut to avoid spotting domestic spying.
Do you think the Cia Fbi Doj Googleplex did the exact same thing here?
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