In a chilling escalation of the left’s war on America, a Democrat front group will utilize techniques developed to combat ISIS propaganda to conduct a search and destroy campaign against Trump supporters online.
According to a terrifying report by the Washington Post, the assault on free speech will be spearheaded by retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal through a political action committee with the Orwellian moniker of Defeat Disinfo.
The radical left led by Democrats who are determined to regain political power by any means necessary have been given a gift from heaven with the coronavirus pandemic and the Draconian measures that media-generated hysteria has enabled.
The WAPO reports that the group’s objective will be to utilize “artificial intelligence and network analysis” as well as hiring “influencers” to create a cyber army that will target those who support the duly elected POTUS and censor with extreme prejudice.
For conservatives who thought that Google, Facebook and Twitter were bad with purges and banning, you haven’t seen anything yet because this report shows how serious that these people are to eradicate opposing viewpoints.
Via Stars & Stripes, “Initiative seeks to challenge Trump’s online megaphone”:
A new Democratic-aligned political action committee advised by retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, is planning to deploy technology originally developed to counter Islamic State propaganda in service of a domestic political goal – to combat online efforts to promote President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
The group, Defeat Disinfo, will use artificial intelligence and network analysis to map discussion of the president’s claims on social media. It will seek to intervene by identifying the most popular counter-narratives and boosting them through a network of more than 3.4 million influencers across the country – in some cases paying users with large followings to take sides against the president.
The initiative reflects fears within the Democratic Party that Trump’s unwavering digital army may help sustain him through the pandemic, as it has through past controversies, even as the economy craters, tens of thousands have died, and Trump suffers in the polls.
“It’s often said campaigns are a battle of ideas, but they’re really a battle of narratives,” said David Eichenbaum, a Democratic media consultant who is a senior adviser to the PAC. “Today those narratives spread quickly online.”
The initiative is run by Curtis Hougland, whose received initial funding for the technology from DARPA, the Pentagon’s research arm, as part of an effort to combat extremism overseas. He insists Democrats are ill-prepared for the looming battle over information and attention, which is bound to play an outsize role in November.
Hougland said his aim is to maintain the “largest repository of content against Trump,” and to be nimble in boosting organic material that is already performing well, such as videos produced by the Biden campaign.
The presumptive Democratic nominee, whose primary bid counted on the gulf between Twitter and real life, has sought to expand his digital prowess as campaigning has gone fully virtual. He anchors a new podcast, and his campaign is plugging virtual rallies with mantras like “#SoulSaturday” designed to compete with Trump’s digital reach.
The recruitment of McChrystal shows that the resistance is bringing in the big guns now that the coronavirus has effectively suspended the Constitution.
McChrystal was the former Commander of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) who was credited for the killing of the infamous terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi but he also received criticism over the “friendly fire” death of former NFL player and U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman.
Once a golden boy of President Barack Obama, General McChrystal fell out of favor after an ambush by Rolling Stone magazine writer Michael Hastings that revealed mockery of U.S. political officials including then-Vice President Joe Biden.
After “The Runaway General” was published in 2010, McChrystal was summoned back to Washington by Emperor Obama and forced to resign.
McChrystal stopped short of endorsing Biden which shouldn’t be surprise considering his comments in the Rolling Stone article:
“Are you asking about Vice President Biden?” McChrystal says with a laugh. “Who’s that?”
“Biden?” suggests a top adviser. “Did you say: Bite Me?”
According to the WAPO story, McChrystal justified his status as a hired gun for the Democrats with a new mission of “…ensuring the accuracy of information leading up to the election, even if it involves chasing viral attention with emotional appeals and other tactics rewarded by online clicks.”
There is already bad blood between President Trump and McChrystal.
The runaway general blasted the POTUS as “immoral” and dishonest during a 2019 interview with ABC’s Martha Raddatz leading to a counterattack by Trump who hammered him:
“General” McChrystal got fired like a dog by Obama. Last assignment a total bust. Known for big, dumb mouth. Hillary lover!”
That General McChrystal would end up as a mercenary for the resistance should not be any surprise and he could be angling for a position in either a Biden or Clinton administration of the forces of darkness are successful in taking out Trump in November.
This alarming development is further evidence of the contempt for democracy and the rights of the 63 million Americans who voted for President Trump that Democrats hold.
They now find it acceptable to utilize anti-terrorist military cyberwarfare tactics against them and if they are this extreme now, anything is possible if they manage to regain control over the entire U.S. political system.
Welcome to the new totalitarian America, a place where if Democrats get their way, any who disagree with them will be marginalized and severely punished.