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

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.

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‘Biden’s case is potentially a counter-espionage case, which is a much bigger deal than just handling or mishandling documents’ ~ Paul Sperry

RealClearInvestigations reporter Paul Sperry said the classified documents scandal involving President Biden is “a lot more serious” than that of former President Donald Trump and could potentially evolve into a “counter-espionage case.” 

Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed a special counsel earlier in January to investigate Biden’s alleged mishandling of classified documents after four sets were found at the Penn Biden Center and in the garage of the president’s Delaware home. 

“Biden was stockpiling classified documents. His son and brother were taking millions from Chinese bagmen under investigation for bribing world leaders. So Biden’s case is potentially a counter-espionage case, which is a much bigger deal than just handling or mishandling documents,” Sperry said Wednesday on “Jesse Watters Primetime.”

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There’s no hiding Biden’s fright over classified document scandal

Joe Biden is panicking. 

An astonishing fifth trove of classified documents was discovered in the president’s Delaware mansion Friday, not by his own lawyers this time, but during a more thorough, 13-hour search by the Department of Justice while he holed up in his beach house in Rehoboth, which ought to be next on the DOJ search list. 

….This is the thread that links the president to the long-running Delaware federal investigation into his son’s foreign business dealings. 

That three-year period corresponds to the most frenetic influence-peddling activity overseas by his son Hunter and brother Jim Biden, who made millions of dollars from shady interests in Ukraine, China, Russia and elsewhere. 

How much more valuable their product would be if they had access to classified documents? 

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Trump vows to stop China from owning America

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Excellent statement. Like almost all nations, China acts like a tribe and should be dealt with accordingly. Their tribal values are not our values nor the values of American civilization. I hope these ideas expressed by President Trump will extend as well to all other foreign tribal ownership of American resources and institutions. When hostile tribes seize our resources through infiltration and stealth, our nation is deeply harmed. ABN

Did the Bidens sell classified documents to Chinese intelligence?

Did the Bidens sell classified documents to Chinese intelligence?

Hunter has repeatedly acknowledged that he worked for Chinese intelligence.

“My representation of the f*ckin spy chief of China.”

1/ Hunter sent a text to Hallie saying that he was involved in "brokering a deal with Vladimir Putin."

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How the FBI Hacked Twitter: The answer begins with Russiagate

After journalist Matt Taibbi published the first batch of internal Twitter documents known as the Twitter files, he tweeted that the company’s deputy general counsel, James Baker, was vetting them.

“The news that Baker was reviewing the ‘Twitter files’ surprised everyone involved,” Taibbi wrote. That apparently included even Twitter’s new boss, Elon Musk, who added that Baker may have deleted some of the files he was supposed to be reviewing.

Baker had been the top lawyer at the FBI when it interfered in the 2016 presidential election. News that he might have been burying evidence of the spy service’s use of a social media company to interfere with the 2020 election, is rightly setting off alarm bells.

In fact, the FBI’s penetration of Twitter constituted just one part of a much larger intelligence operation—one in which the bureau offshored the machinery it used to interfere in the 2016 election and embedded it within the private sector. The resulting behemoth, still being built today, is a public-private consortium made up of U.S. intelligence agencies, Big Tech companies, civil society institutions, and major media organizations that has become the world’s most powerful spy service—one that was powerful enough to disappear the former president of the United States from public life, and that is now powerful enough to do the same or worse to anyone else it chooses. 

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Excellent piece, very clearly presented. Perfect for sending to normies who might restart their brains. ABN

FBI Office Investigating Hunter Biden Sent Twitter Numerous Censorship Requests Right Before 2020 Election

Emails released on Saturday as part of the latest dump of the “Twitter Files” reveal that the week before the 2020 presidential election, the FBI field office investigating Hunter Biden sent multiple censorship requests to Twitter — so many in fact, a top attorney for the tech giant found it “odd.” This blockbuster detail from the weekend came mere days after the FBI issued a statement framing coverage of the “Twitter Files” as “misinformation” being peddled by “conspiracy theorists.”

The FBI has “some folks in the Baltimore field office and at HQ that are just doing keyword searches for violations,” then-Twitter legal executive Stacia Cardille stressed in a Nov. 3, 2020, email to Jim Baker, the then-deputy general counsel for Twitter. “This is probably the 10th request I have dealt with in the last 5 days,” Cardille continued, before telling Baker to let her know if he had any other questions.” 

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1.THREAD: The Twitter Files TWITTER AND “OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES” ~ Matt Taibbi

1.THREAD: The Twitter Files
TWITTER AND "OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES"

After weeks of “Twitter Files” reports detailing close coordination between the FBI and Twitter in moderating social media content, the Bureau issued a statement Wednesday.

2.It didn’t refute allegations. Instead, it decried “conspiracy theorists” publishing “misinformation,” whose “sole aim” is to “discredit the agency.”

3.They must think us unambitious, if our “sole aim” is to discredit the FBI. After all, a whole range of government agencies discredit themselves in the #TwitterFiles. Why stop with one?

4.The files show the FBI acting as doorman to a vast program of social media surveillance and censorship, encompassing agencies across the federal government – from the State Department to the Pentagon to the CIA.

5.The operation is far bigger than the reported 80 members of the Foreign Influence Task Force (FITF), which also facilitates requests from a wide array of smaller actors – from local cops to media to state governments.

6.Twitter had so much contact with so many agencies that executives lost track. Is today the DOD, and tomorrow the FBI? Is it the weekly call, or the monthly meeting? It was dizzying.

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Elon Musk Perplexed as Twitter Begins Widespread Suspensions of Accounts Critical of U.S. Funding for Ukraine and Zelenskyy Grift

The basic premise of Jack’s Magic Coffee Shop was to use Twitter as a platform built upon a mission to control and influence public opinion.

As a result of the evolution, the growth of the public-private partnership, content moderation flows through DHS.  If the system operators allowed you to see that your opinions were not in the minority, it would be a risk for those in power. The foundation of the mission would be compromised.

Against the backdrop of Twitter triggering suspensions and content removal for any account critical of U.S-Ukraine policy, apparently Elon Musk is perplexed about the system operators of his platform acting to support government and control public opinion.

Either Elon Musk really doesn’t know who is operating his platform, or this is a very public exhibition of Mr Musk pretending not to know.  You decide.

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Elon Musk breaks his silence on disastrous Twitter poll calling for his resignation as Kim Dotcom accuses government of hacking the vote: ‘They have the biggest bot army’

  • Elon Musk has finally broken his silence after a Twitter poll recommended he stand down from the social media platform 
  • Kim Dotcom suggested the results of the Musk’s poll asking him to step down were skewed by fake accounts
  • ‘Interesting’ Musk responded while also stating only Twitter Blue subscribers would be allowed to participate in policy-related polls in future 
  • Musk’s poll came after weeks of controversial decisions including sacking half the staff, readmitting far-right figures and suspending journalists 

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I agree with Dotcom. A vote like this can be valuable but a company like Twitter should not subject itself to crowd whims and what very probably is interference from government and other bad actors, both foreign and domestic. Musk reveals a charming but dangerous innocence with this poll and in other matters. He is probably deeply isolated by his wealth and unable to get wise, unvarnished input from anyone. If he does choose a new CEO, I suggest he ask The Ethical Skeptic to do it. He has displayed high integrity and courage, and he’s nobody’s fool. Lex Fridman has volunteered to do the job and he is a nice guy but displays a similar worldly innocence as Musk. ABN