No, Parler wasn’t the social media site of choice in planning the Capitol riot … it was Facebook
By JD Heyes
One of the objectives of using information warfare in counterintelligence is to sow distrust and confusion among the target population.
Americans have been the targets of an information warfare campaign for the past five years, and it’s ongoing — but it’s not all coming from a foreign government. No, much of it is, as they say, domestically produced.
Our major media outlets for years told us that former President Donald Trump engaged in ‘collusion’ with Russia to ‘steal the 2016 election’ from Hillary Clinton. Several investigations including one set up by the deep state — Robert Mueller’s probe — found zero evidence of that lie (because it was always a fabrication).
But that didn’t matter; our own major media (CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, the Washington Post, The New York Times, etc.) echoed the lie for years on end, allowing themselves to be used as information warfare conduits all with the intention of destroying a president who was legitimately and duly elected by We the People.
There are many additional examples — ‘leaks’ here and there of what Trump supposedly said or did ‘behind the scenes,’ many of which also turned out to be false, nevertheless dutifully reported by the establishment press.
But now we’re onto the next truly “big lie”: That Trump incited the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol Building (the Senate acquitted him of that false accusation on Saturday) with his speech, though he didn’t — an allegation that has been and will continue to be repeated ad nauseam for months until the Democratic Party successfully demonizes and dehumanizes the former president’s supporters into dangerous silence.
Because authoritarians cannot brook discontent, disagreement, or questioning of their methods and policies.
Among the many elements of this new big lie is that a now-defunct social media platform, Parler — the only one that got even close to being sorta, kinda big enough to challenge the others — was used to plan the Capitol riot.
That, too, is a complete fabrication being related by the disinformation campaigners.
The biggest culprit is literally the biggest culprit: Facebook. (Related: Censoring the Biden story: How social media becomes state media.)
The coordinated Big Tech deplatforming of Parler is looking more and more suspect. Last month, I reviewed every arrest report the DOJ had made available at that time, and the overwhelming number of social media posts cited in these reports were those posted on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. There was barely any mention of Parler.
Georgetown University’s Program on Extremism collated not just those arrest reports made available via the DOJ press releases but the more than 200 arrest reports otherwise available.
According to this assessment of DOJ arrest reports related to the events at the Capitol on January 6th, Facebook is the overwhelming “winner” in the violence-spreading, hate speech-permitting social media landscape. YouTube and Facebook-owned Instagram were close seconds and thirds.
Mind you, Parler was deplatformed by Amazon Web Services, Google Play, and the Apple Store over claims that it was primarily used to plan the Capitol attack; again, that is a blatant, bald-faced lie.
And a purposeful one at that.
The fact is, the tyrants can’t control a population that has access to the truth or, at a minimum, an alternate form of the ‘official truth.’
We are in a war; not a kinetic conflict (yet), but a figurative one. The American power elite were frightened, legitimately, by the rise of Donald Trump because they saw him come from out of nowhere and build one of the biggest, strongest, most dedicated political movements in the history of our country — a movement that was specific in its objective to take down the established political order.
That’s what all the deplatforming of conservative thought leaders is about. It’s what the information warfare is about. It was what impeaching Trump for an unprecedented second time was about.
We are in a war for the soul and the survival of America. Patriots cannot shy away from it. And for the record, we are the patriots; not the established political order.
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