British Army Unit Uses ‘Whisper Campaigns’ to ‘Destabilize Foes’
British Army uses WHISPER CAMPAIGNS
‘Fake news’ has dominated the news-cycle ever since Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 Presidential election. The mainstream media has been leading the charge along with politically left politicians calling for legislative action. Hillary Clinton went so far as to claim that “lives are at risk” because of fake news.
But what if governments are behind the ‘fake news epidemic’?
A brigade in the British army was formed specifically for the purpose of spreading whisper campaigns (fake news) on social media to destabilize it’s enemies.
From The Register:
The unit forms part of the government’s wider efforts to tackle hostile use of social media by, among others, Islamist terrorists, Russian hackers and state-backed fake news and propaganda agencies such as Russia Today (RT) and Iran’s Press TV. In addition, it is also supposed to engage in the dark arts of destabilising Britain’s foes by starting whispering campaigns among their supporters and potential supporters.
The definition of a whisper campaign is: the systematic dissemination by word of mouth of derogatory rumors or charges especially against a candidate for public office.
For those who are skeptical of these claims, the BBC wrote about this brigade a year ago.
From The BBC:
The Army is setting up a new unit that will use psychological operations and social media to help fight wars “in the information age”…
…The 77th Brigade, made up of reservists and regular troops and based in Hermitage, Berkshire, will be formally created in April.
What if the American government was behind the ‘fake news’ that is dominating that American news-cycle and used it so that it could try to pass legislation that would further crack down on free speech?
From Zero Hedge:
While we wait to see if and when the Senate will pass (and president will sign) Bill “H.R. 6393, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017″, which was passed by the House at the end of November with an overwhelming majority and which seeks to crack down on websites suspected of conducting Russian propaganda and calling for the US government to “counter active measures by Russia to exert covert influence … carried out in coordination with, or at the behest of, political leaders or the security services of the Russian Federation and the role of the Russian Federation has been hidden or not acknowledged publicly,” another, perhaps even more dangerous and limiting to civil rights and freedom of speech bill passed on December 8.