Propaganda and Censorship
Propaganda has been deployed across democracies on an unprecedented scale in order to gain compliance with the unorthodox and intrusive measures adopted during the Covid-19 event. Just as important has been the suppression and censorship of those questioning the authorities - there is a case to be made that the most important part of any propaganda campaign is the drive to ensure that certain voices, claims and arguments either never see the light of day or otherwise remain contained within “fringe” or “alternative” circles.
The Serpent and the Staff: Symbols of Safety and Security in the Propaganda of a Global Medical Tyranny
12 min read Symbols have long been used to organize a mass following, to agitate emotions, alter perceptions, and to integrate populations into a particular programme.
How the Authorities Cancel Scientists: A Personal Experience | Prof Tim Noakes
2 min read In this Open Society Session, Prof Tim Noakes shares the full story of the case brought against him and explains how he experienced
Who is watching the World Health Organization?
4 min read A major concern is that the WHO’s infodemic research agenda lacks earnest discussion on where health authorities’ own choices and guidelines contribute to
Threats to Freedom of Expression: Covid-19, the ‘fact checking counter-disinformation industry’, and online harm legislation
7 min read by Dr Piers Robinson | Freedom of expression is evaporating, evident in censorship during Covid-19, whilst now we see the emergence of online
Open letter to Facebook for de-platforming and ripping off PANDA
2 min read When the foundations of civil societies are being overhauled at speed, and when tried and tested laws and policies are being replaced, people
Deafening Silences: propaganda through censorship, smearing and coercion
16 min read There is a case to be made that the most important part of any propaganda campaign is the drive to ensure that certain
Medical Fascism in the Lancet
6 min read Medical ethics are about protecting society from medical malfeasance and the self-interest of the humans whom we trust to manage health. It is
Iain Davis | Pseudopandemic: New Normal Technocracy
< 1 min read When the World Health Organization declared the pandemic, they signalled to governments around the world that they must take action to protect
Who is responsible for inflicting unethical behavioural-science ‘nudges’ on the British people?
10 min read by Gary Sidley | Throughout the covid-19 era the world has witnessed an unprecedented campaign of propaganda ostensibly aimed at increasing compliance with
Coronavirus Propaganda: Reflections on an Episode of Mass Self-haunting
7 min read by Dr Colin Alexander | The selective and strategic overstating of certain issues and understating of others and use of fearmongering rhetoric by
The WHO, Pandemic Preparedness, and the Importance of False Messaging
6 min read by Dr David Bell | The compliance thus achieved by the WHO has been vital to achieving a successful concentration of wealth, benefitting
Dr Piers Robinson: Cockup or Conspiracy? Understanding COVID-19 as a ‘Structural Deep Event’
< 1 min read As debate over ‘The Science’ has increased, people are questioning whether there was more to COVID-19 in terms of underlying agendas, in
Suppressing Scientific Discourse on Vaccines? Self-perceptions of Researchers and Practitioners
2 min read by Josh Guetzkow | In this opinion article, the author who is a Senior lecturer at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, makes the
Musk’s Acquisition of Twitter Is a Step in the Right Direction for Freedom of Speech
3 min read The acquisition of Twitter will almost certainly have far-reaching consequences for the way the global public sphere functions, since Twitter is widely viewed
Open Letter to Elon Musk
2 min read Abir Ballan, MPH, writes an open letter to Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk.