It has been a distressing day for me, as I have recently discovered that the internet is being used to manipulate people, and worse. And, it is apparently our own allies doing it!
What is the “Redirect Method” of targeting individuals? Targeted advertising, and targeted minds, targeted emotions: mind control by any other name.
Many online in the community of “targeted individuals” claim that they are subjected to mind control, which, in the day to day world, usually indicates mental illness to psychologists, social workers, and criminal defense attorneys who eventually encounter targeted individuals. These claims can seem outrageous or preposterous-after all-where is the mind control facility? Where is the mad doctor D.E. Cameron, and the electro-shocks and LSD with the CIA funding? And so on.
But here, below, is a snapshot of a real, actual program that is in fact a form of mind control, where a viewer is “redirected” from one area of interest into another, where those who seek to influence and control the individual then perform an influence operation on the subject-against the subjects “free will”,and without the subjects informed consent.
In the case below, we see that the amorphous and ever changing definition of potential “terrorist” has been applied to 320,000 persons, who have been for whatever reason, arbitrarily labelled as potential jihadists. Their internet searches are then anayzed using an NSA like keyword program (Google and the PRISM and XKEYSCORE programs are CIA funded, while startup commpany Moonshot CVE appears to be a British operation http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/07/google-to-go-after-american-far-right/), screened with 1700 key words selectors and then redirected in their searches on the internet. This redirection is without a warrant, and without the informed consent of the searcher. Or: a man-in-the-middle attack, targeting the ambiguity and definitional peculiarities of pure speech alone.
What is most striking is that many early caricatures of mind control from the early 21st century and onward, utilized hypnosis, and mental influence via “suggestion” as a form of controlling the actions of individuals, and groups, even whole societies. And here, we see that far beyond the caricature of a Svengali or a pulsing swirl of black and white imagery hypnotizing a subject, we have instead, Google-which collaborates with the CIA/NSA/FBI and all other intelligence agencies-acting as the arbiter and the impetus for guiding an individuals thoughts and actions through suggestion and algorithmic programming.
Not only does Google collaborate with these agencies, but in fact, it has worked specifically with NSA and others to develop programs of social control via search engine results, and more. So, here is one of the latest attempts to influence and alter the behaviors (behavior modification) of people who are targeted with these programs:
Moonshot CVE and the blurred line between CIA/JTRIG and Google-influence operations
“A GOOGLE-INCUBATED PROGRAM that has been targeting potential ISIS members with deradicalizing content will soon be used to target [American citizens] violent right-wing extremists in North America, a designer of the program said at an event at the Brookings Institution on Wednesday.
Using research and targeted advertising, the initiative by London-based startup Moonshot CVE and Google’s Jigsaw technology incubator targets potentially violent Jihadis and directs them to a YouTube channel with videos that refute ISIS propaganda.
In the pilot program countering ISIS, the so-called Redirect Method (link to your posts that state the same) collected the metadata of 320,000 individuals over the course of eight weeks, using 1,700 keywords, and served them advertisements that led them to the videos. Collectively, the targets watched more than half a million minutes of videos.
The event at Brookings was primarily about the existing program aimed to undermine ISIS recruiting. “I think this is an extremely promising method,” said Richard Stengel, U.S. Undersecretary of State for public diplomacy and public affairs.
Ross Frenett, co-founder of Moonshot, said his company and Jigsaw are now working with funding from private groups, including the Gen Next Foundation, to target other violent extremists, including on the hard right.
“We are very conscious as our own organization and I know Jigsaw are that this [violent extremism] is not solely the problem of one particular group,” Frenett said.”