Inside the Controversial Tactics of the CTI League and Their Government Partners
In a dramatic turn of events, a whistleblower has revealed a substantial cache of documents from the CTI League (CTIL), a group purportedly combating Covid-19 misinformation. Initially underestimated, these documents, brought to light by Michael Shellenberger and Alexandra Gutentag, expose a complex web of operations involving government agencies like the DHS and FBI.
The CTIL, spearheaded by British data scientist Sara-Jayne “SJ” Terp and Navy/SOCOM technologist Pablo Breuer, was not merely a defensive group. Their tactics, now partially adopted by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), reveal a more aggressive stance in the battle against disinformation.
What's startling is the depth of CTIL's offensive strategies. Think burner phones, fake identities, and sockpuppet accounts designed to infiltrate domestic political groups. Their operational security training includes lines like “lock your shit down” and courses titled “Persona: your spy disguise.”
The enormity of this leak is just beginning to unfold. It suggests that the FBI and DHS were not only partners but enthusiastic endorsers of these offensive tactics. The CTIL even aimed to develop a “good guy analog” to the disinformation campaigns of adversaries like Russia and China.
One of the most alarming aspects is how these techniques were applied domestically. CTIL members tracked hashtags ranging from #WeWontStayAtHome to #MinneapolisisBurning, viewing American citizens through a militaristic lens – as “the enemy.”
This story is still developing, and we promise to keep you updated on every twist and turn. For now, we invite you to delve deeper into these revelations and join us in unraveling this complex narrative.
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