from TheFreeThoughtProject Website
insisted that the United States government
must use propaganda on its own citizens...
The Council is recognized as one of the United States' oldest and most establishment think tanks of the American power-elite, and it often sets the agenda on important policy questions, or, as former senior editor at the Washington Post, Richard Harwood, in a column entitled "Ruling Class Journalists," approvingly described the Council as,
Harwood admiringly wrote:
CFR is a key cog in the hub of Washington think-tanks promoting endless war.
As former Army Major Todd Pierce described,
In late January 2018, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange publicized the extensive sway the Council on Foreign Relations carried over U.S. mass media by Tweeting an above graphic created by Swiss Propaganda Research (SPR), a research and information project on geopolitical propaganda in Swiss media, which illustrated the heavy influence CFR exercises over the media narrative delivered to the American public, i.e. domestic propaganda.
The illustration of the Council's deeply entrenched media presence is based on official membership rosters compiled by SPR, revealing the interconnectedness of CFR's extensive mass media influence network and its main international affiliate groups,
According to the report from Swiss Propaganda Research:
Stengel, a former editor of TIME magazine, told the audience at a CFR event in late April called Political Disruptions - Combating Disinformation and Fake News that governments "have to" direct "propaganda" toward their own populations.
In the full video of the CFR event shown below, Stengel openly argues in favor of propaganda against U.S. citizens starting at the 1:15:26 mark in the footage.
Stengel, who is a former high-level U.S. government official, head of the office for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the State Department from 2013 to 2016, and a regular pundit on MSNBC, explained:
Perhaps most ominous of all is the fact that a man who publicly says that he is "not against propaganda" on the U.S. government's "own population" was recently named a "distinguished fellow" as part of the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab).
Yes, the same Atlantic Council that espouses a strongly anti-Russian agenda that is funded by Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk, who also happened to donate at least $10 million to the Clinton Foundation.
Pinchuk just so happens to be the CTO and co-founder of CrowdStrike - the company used by the DNC to inspect their servers allegedly hacked by Russia, after refusing the FBI access to the same servers.
Obviously, it seems to be very peculiar behavior by the DNC to refuse the FBI access to their servers, and instead rely on a private company - unless they had an ulterior motive.
Consequently, the assessment by CrowdStrike was used as a basis for what eventually resulted in the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
The DFRLab defined the new initiative as follows:
As if on cue, and with an utterly Orwellian feel, Facebook announced on June 2, 2018, that the user-generated "trending news" section will be replaced by a "breaking news" section - which will be comprised of 80 publications selected by Facebook - that will feed approved content to users.
Facebook will essentially have complete control of the topics and narratives that are fed to their users in a clear act of social engineering, which will give the social media giant - and their political/ideological allies - the ability to directly manipulate people's perceptions of any event.
During the 2016 election, leaked internal documents from Facebook revealed that the editors in charge of the company's "Trending News" section repeatedly discriminated against conservative articles, while promoting progressive content, which resulted in the threat of an investigation from the Senate commerce committee.
The new changes were explained in a Friday announcement:
So, when CFR is publicly advocating for the societal benefits of domestic propaganda, and Facebook is jettisoning an already meager user-generated "Trending News" section and aligning itself with an anti-Russian, Clinton-connected thinktank, Americans should be keenly aware that they are being actively propagandized, and they should work to intentionally diversify their news sources as an omnipotent mass propaganda regime is being covertly implemented.