Editor’s note: This post includes three items that are all related. The first is the breaking story posted on PUBLIC Substack titled “Cyber Threat Intelligence League” aka CTIL managed by Michael Shellenberger. The second item is a Thread written by Shellenberger on CTIL, and the last item is an interview he did with The Hill’s ‘The Rising’ news show. Please feel free to share this post far and wide. We need America’s eyes in this story.
by Michael Shellenberger, Alex Gutentag and Matt Taibbi at Public
Whistleblower makes trove of new documents available to Public and Racket, showing the birth of the Censorship Industrial Complex in reaction to Brexit and Trump election in 2016
A whistleblower has come forward with an explosive new trove of documents, rivaling or exceeding the Twitter Files and Facebook Files in scale and importance. They describe the activities of an “anti-disinformation” group called the Cyber Threat Intelligence League, or CTIL, that officially began as the volunteer project of data scientists and defense and intelligence veterans but whose tactics over time appear to have been absorbed into multiple official projects, including those of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The CTI League documents offer the missing link answers to key questions not addressed in the Twitter Files and Facebook Files. Combined, they offer a comprehensive picture of the birth of the “anti-disinformation” sector, or what we have called the Censorship Industrial Complex.
The whistleblower’s documents describe everything from the genesis of modern digital censorship programs to the role of the military and intelligence agencies, partnerships with civil society organizations and commercial media, and the use of sock puppet accounts and other offensive techniques.
“Lock your shit down,” explains one document about creating “your spy disguise.”
Another explains that while such activities overseas are “typically” done by “the CIA and NSA and the Department of Defense,” censorship efforts “against Americans” have to be done using private partners because the government doesn’t have the “legal authority.”
The whistleblower alleges that a leader of CTI League, a “former” British intelligence analyst, was “in the room” at the Obama White House in 2017 when she received the instructions to create a counter-disinformation project to stop a “repeat of 2016.” (my emphasis)
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THE CTIL FILES #1
by Michael Shellenberger – @Shellenberger
Many people insist that governments aren’t involved in censorship, but they are. And now, a whistleblower has come forward with an explosive new trove of documents, rivaling or exceeding the Twitter Files and Facebook Files in scale and importance.
OBAMA-BIDEN GLOBAL CENSORSHIP SCHEME EXPOSED BY WHISTLEBLOWER: MICHAEL SHELLENBERGER – EXCLUSIVE