Gloomy but interesting read on “no-touch” torture. Shows how inherent human weaknesses are used against people and what those weaknesses are.
5. Imprisonment and Isolation
Isolation is commonly used as punishment in prisons. Many whistleblowers like Bradley Manning suffer this condition. In soft interrogation it is used to get the target to talk to their interrogator since humans have the need for companionship. In no-touch torture the target is driven from their friends and family using different techniques in order to isolate them so that the electronic mind control has more effect on their psyche. Like in Guantanamo, the target becomes isolated losing their job and medical care. Part of the method involves slander in their community. They end up on the most part in poverty and paranoid about doctors and other people from false correlations that are purposefully induced into their lives. Isolation is also a form of sensory deprivation which will be discussed later. Days and weeks lose their meaning. (Executive Summary: Neuropsychological and Electronic No-Touch Torture Report)
I personally believe no-touch torture is sometimes done on people who have no idea it is being done at all.
Psychological gaslighting is an example of this, but there are many other reasons a person or group of people might seek to destroy an individual through clandestine means. And many other ways to do it, some of which can be found at the link above.
Somewhat related, this is not about torture but manipulation. Probably not a bad idea as reported: Pentagon Paid for Fake ‘Al Qaeda’ Videos A controversial foreign PR firm known for representing unsavory characters was paid millions by the Pentagon to create fake terrorist videos.