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Any technique that efficiently manipulates public opinion is certain to be repeated, and we are able to now clearly see how the tobacco {industry}’s playbook is getting used to form the general public narrative about COVID-19 and the projected post-COVID period.

In 2011, after a few years of elevating consciousness concerning genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and industrial agriculture, we determined we would have liked a brand new recreation plan. Educating individuals by means of our publication was nice, however we realized the easiest way to show Monsanto — a number one GMO advocate and patented seed proprietor on the time — was to get them to have interaction immediately and guarantee nationwide consideration.

To that finish, Mercola.com funded the signature gathering in California that initiated Proposition 37, the correct to know what’s in your meals by making certain correct GMO labeling. We spent greater than $1 million for the Prop 37 initiative, plus a number of million {dollars} extra for GMO labeling initiatives in different U.S. states within the following years.

This initiative compelled Monsanto to have interaction with the general public on to defend their poisonous merchandise and harmful enterprise practices, all whereas receiving nationwide protection within the course of. 

The Monsanto Case

Monsanto spent tens of hundreds of thousands of {dollars} attacking anybody of their manner, however they did so not directly, identical to the tobacco {industry} did earlier than them. That is the core take-home of what I’m about to explain subsequent.

They used a public relations staff to do most of their soiled work — paying scientists and lecturers to voice their “unbiased opinions,” influencing scientific journals, and getting journalists and editorial boards to jot down favorable and influential items to assist them preserve their lies and affect minds.

Nonetheless, whereas the spending of tens of hundreds of thousands of {dollars} to affect voters resulted in a slender defeat of Prop 37, the brand new, widespread consciousness of GMOs, pesticides and industrial agriculture ultimately led to Monsanto’s demise.

In 2013, in a last-ditch effort to salvage its tarnished picture, Monsanto employed the PR agency Ketchum. As famous in a HuffPost article by Paul Thacker,1 “Monsanto hit reboot with Ketchum,” which “created a marketing campaign known as GMO Solutions, and used social media and third-party scientists to supply a counter narrative to allay concern about Monsanto’s merchandise.”

The GMO Solutions’ web site is ready as much as permit professors at public universities reply GMO questions from the general public — supposedly with out remuneration from the {industry}. However over time, proof emerged displaying that these lecturers are removed from unbiased, and sometimes find yourself getting paid for his or her contributions by way of hidden means, reminiscent of unrestricted grants.

College of Florida professor Kevin Folta is one outstanding instance described in my 2016 article “Scientific American — Another Monsanto Bedfellow.” In that article, I additionally evaluate how GMO Solutions co-sponsored a panel dialogue about GMOs in March that yr with the media and partnerships division of Scientific American.

On the time, Jeremy Abatte, vp and writer of Scientific American, insisted the occasion was not a Ketchum occasion however a Scientific American occasion. Few purchased his reasoning although, and lots of ended up submitting Scientific American into the chemical biotech shill class.

Having purchased Monsanto on the finish of 2016, Bayer continued the technique to depend on PR companies for public acceptance. Within the article2 “Bayer’s Shady PR Companies: Fleishmanhillard, Ketchum, FTI Consulting,” U.S. Proper to Know critiques the numerous deception scandals involving these companies. A key discovery was proof displaying “there are goal methods to silence sturdy voices.”

After investigating the methods utilized by Monsanto and Bayer, we are able to now see that the identical playbook is being utilized by Huge Tech and Huge Pharma to form the general public narratives about COVID-19 and the Nice Reset. Once more, a central side of those campaigns is to silence critics, specifically these with giant on-line followings, together with yours actually.

I’ve been publicly labeled a “national security threat” to the U.Okay. by Imran Ahmed, a member of the Steering Committee on Countering Extremism Pilot Activity Power underneath the British authorities’s Fee for Countering Extremism and the chief govt of the Centre for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH).

In keeping with Ahmed, I and others who query the protection and necessity of a COVID-19 vaccine could also be susceptible to violent extremism. This defamatory assertion clearly has no foundation in actuality in any way. Relatively, it’s a part of the propaganda aimed toward destroying the opposition — on this case the opposition to the technocrats driving the Great Reset agenda, which spans throughout social, financial and well being associated sectors.

As reported by the Nationwide Vaccine Data Middle, which was additionally on the CCDH record of nationwide safety threats:3

“The anonymously funded CCDH additionally has an workplace in Washington, D.C. and the defamatory publicity marketing campaign created in December 2020 was designed to not solely discredit NVIC’s four-decade public report of working inside the U.S. democratic system to safe vaccine security and knowledgeable consent protections in public well being insurance policies and legal guidelines, however to destroy our small charity.”

Publicis Is an Organizing Power within the Nice Reset Deception

Public deception is now being carried out at a mass scale, and the entire thing seems to be led and arranged by one other main PR agency, this time the Publicis Groupe, self-described as “one of many world’s largest communications teams,”4 which represents main corporations inside the expertise, pharmaceutical and banking industries.

These corporations, in flip, have numerous partnerships with the U.S. authorities and world nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Publicis itself can be a associate of the World Financial Discussion board,5 which is main the decision for a “reset” of the worldwide economic system and an entire overhaul of our lifestyle.6 As you will notice, Publicis’ fingerprints could be discovered all through the web of censorship and misdirection that’s now being forged throughout the digital panorama.

The Publicis Groupe has manipulated what individuals take into consideration business merchandise for almost a century. Over that century, they’ve purchased or partnered with focused promoting avenues, starting with newspapers, adopted by radio, TV, cinema and the web. Extra lately, they’ve branched into Huge Information acquisitions and synthetic intelligence platforms.

To grasp the facility PR corporations reminiscent of Publicis have in the present day, you want to perceive the function of the free press. Whereas pro-industry promoting labored effectively for many years, there was nonetheless the irksome downside of the Fourth Property, a time period that refers back to the press.

The issue for {industry} was that skilled investigative journalists working for magazines, newspapers and broadcast shops would write in-depth exposés, outing the reality behind misleading promoting and countering {industry} propaganda with science, statistics and different documented information — and when a free press with trustworthy reporting based mostly on verifiable information truly does its job, ineffective or poisonous merchandise are pushed off the market.

The reply that {industry} got here up with within the late twentieth century to fight fact in journalism was, pure and easy, to manage the Fourth Property with promoting {dollars}. Information organizations will merely not run studies that may hurt the underside line of its advertisers.

By additional partnering with the “large weapons” of media — such because the Paley Middle for Media — Publicis and its {industry} purchasers have been in a position to affect and management the press to limit, certainly just about remove, your potential to get the reality on many essential points.

Publicis, Huge Pharma and NewsGuard

To start out off this sprawling net of {industry} connections surrounding Publicis, let’s have a look at its connections to the self-appointed web watchdog NewsGuard. NewsGuard charges web sites on standards of “credibility” and “transparency,” ostensibly to information viewers to essentially the most dependable sources of stories and data.

In actuality, nevertheless, NewsGuard finally ends up performing as a gate keeper with a mission to barricade unpopular fact and variations of opinion behind closed gates. Its clearly biased rating system simply dissuades individuals from perusing info from low-rated websites, mine included. 

NewsGuard acquired a big chunk of its startup capital from Publicis. NewsGuard additionally has ties to The Paley Middle for Media, talked about earlier. For clarification, The Paley Middle consists of each main media on the earth, together with Microsoft, AOL, CBS, Fox and Tribune Media. Considered one of its actions is to sponsor an annual world discussion board for {industry} leaders.7

NewsGuard is housed in The Paley Middle in New York Metropolis. In November 2015, Publicis’ chairman of North America, Susan Gianinno, joined The Paley Middle’s board of trustees.8

Leo Hindery,9,10 a former enterprise associate of the co-CEOs of NewsGuard, Steven Brill and Gordon Crovitz, can be a former trustee and director of The Paley Middle. Taken collectively, NewsGuard has pretty influential connections to The Paley Middle in addition to being a tenant of their constructing.

As talked about, Publicis represents many of the main pharmaceutical corporations on the earth, and since a lot of its income comes from the drug {industry}, it’s not far-fetched to imagine Publicis may affect NewsGuard’s rankings of drug {industry} rivals, reminiscent of various well being websites.

Publicis, Huge Pharma, NewsGuard and Huge Tech

Subsequent, let’s add a layer of Huge Tech into the combo. Publicis, which represents Huge Pharma, not solely has the power to affect the general public by means of NewsGuard, however it’s additionally a Google associate,11,12 which permits it even larger potential to bury undesirable views that may harm its clientele. 

NewsGuard can be partnered with Microsoft, initially by means of Microsoft’s Defending Democracy Program.13 By means of an expanded partnership introduced in 2020, Microsoft Edge customers gained entry to NewsGuard totally free, and Microsoft Bing gained entry to NewsGuard’s information.14

Publicis, Pharma, NewsGuard, Huge Tech, Authorities and NGOs

Increasing the net additional onto authorities and NGO territory, we discover that NewsGuard can be linked to the U.S. State Division, the U.S. Division of Protection and the World Well being Group. All three are listed as NewsGuard companions.15 NewsGuard can be partnered with:16

  • Public libraries
  • Colleges
  • MSN
  • Bing
  • Pattern Micro and lots of others

To summarize, the net round Publicis now contains worldwide drug corporations, NewsGuard, Google, Microsoft, the U.S. State Division and DoD, the WHO and the World Financial Discussion board. Thoughts you, this isn’t a complete evaluate of hyperlinks. It’s merely a sampling of entities to offer you an thought of the breadth of those connections, which when taken collectively clarify how sure views could be so successfully erased.

Add in ‘Anti-Hate’ Group and Google-Trusted Well being Websites

However we’re not carried out but. NewsGuard’s health-related service known as HealthGuard17 can be partnered with WebMD, Medscape and the CCDH — the progressive cancel-culture chief18 with in depth ties to authorities and world assume tanks that lately labeled individuals questioning the COVID-19 vaccine as nationwide safety threats.

In 2017, WebMD was acquired by Internet Brands, an organization underneath the worldwide funding agency Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) umbrella. KKR additionally owns a number of different health-related web manufacturers. Since WebMD owned Medscape, it too now belongs to the KKR Web Manufacturers as effectively.

Collectively, HealthGuard, CCDH, WebMD and Medscape have launched a public service marketing campaign known as VaxFacts. The aim of the marketing campaign is to “present information and instruments to assist shoppers make knowledgeable selections about vaccines,” WebMD studies.19

In tandem with that marketing campaign, Google is funding fact-checking organizations to the tune of $3 million, with the intention of countering “vaccine misinformation,” and NewsGuard maintains a “Coronavirus Misinformation Monitoring Middle” that features a “High COVID-19 Vaccine Myths Tracker.”20

WebMD dominates well being searches carried out by means of Google and shares person info with Google’s promoting arm and different third-party companies — a follow that’s unlawful in Europe.

What this implies is DoubleClick, Google’s advert service, is aware of which prescriptions you’ve looked for on the positioning, thus offering you with customized drug adverts, and Fb is aware of what you’ve looked for in WebMD’s symptom checker, in addition to any medical diagnoses you acquired. I reviewed these findings in “WebMD and Healthline exposed Violating Your Privacy.”

Since most of its income comes from promoting, WebMD is much from an unbiased supply of well-researched well being information. For instance, it has been caught shilling for Monsanto, publishing industry-friendly “articles” which are actually paid commercials identified within the media world as advertorials.

Ten years in the past, WebMD was additionally caught publishing a fake online depression screening test. Genuinely, it was an promoting trick for the antidepressant Cymbalta, and there was no manner for check takers to get a clear invoice of psychological well being.

Abstract

So, to recap, we discover connections between the drug {industry}, NewsGuard/HealthGuard, academic establishments, Huge Tech corporations like Google, Microsoft and Bing, the U.S. State Division and DoD, world technocratic establishments just like the WHO, nationwide and world NGOs just like the CCDH and the World Financial Discussion board, and dominating well being web sites like WebMD and Medscape.

Once more, that is removed from an exhaustive investigation of those sorts of connections. It’s merely a small sampling of readily apparent relationships. Towards the middle of this net is the Publicis Groupe, the purchasers of which embody main drug corporations, Huge Tech corporations and monetary establishments in additional than 100 international locations.21

By the best way, Publicis additionally started investing in synthetic intelligence expertise in 201722 and partnered with Microsoft in 2018 to develop a world AI platform.23 It additionally bought the information agency Epsilon in 2019,24 thereby establishing possession of first-party information — a crucially precious useful resource on the subject of using AI.

As detailed on its web site, the agency’s experience is concentrated inside 4 fundamental actions: communication, media, information and expertise (together with AI providers), and all purchasers have entry to its experience in all of those areas.

Whereas it’s simple to dismiss Publicis as simply one other advert company, I consider it might be silly to underestimate its energy to arrange the form of coordination required to close down vaccine considerations, anti-lockdown proponents and folks attempting to teach their fellow man in regards to the risks of the Nice Reset, which is being introduced forth as a “crucial” post-COVID step.

Whereas this stuff could seem unrelated, they’re actually not. As talked about, the Nice Reset entails the whole lot — together with well being, training, authorities, economics, redistribution of wealth, enterprise practices, environmental “protections” and way more.

What Can You Do?

All the things we all know is ready to alter, and people who disagree with the mainstream narrative are troublemakers that have to be silenced, lest the plan get pushed off-track by an unwilling public.

The reply to this dilemma is transparency. We should expose the machinations that permit this agenda to be pushed ahead. A part of that publicity is wanting on the function of massive PR corporations like Publicis, which helps affect the general public thoughts in order that the technocrats can preserve their lies till it’s too late to do something about it.

Bear in mind we DEFEATED Monsanto and we are going to defeat this menace to our freedom too. We merely allowed the general public to study the true fact in regards to the points, and that triggered Monsanto’s collapse.

I’m at present working with a number of the brightest minds within the tech house —cybersecurity specialists and billionaire philanthropists who’re very effectively networked. These people are dedicated to preserving your private freedoms and liberties. We’re searching for to contain a large redo of the complete web that won’t permit tech monopolies the power to censor the reality as a result of it occurs to battle with their advertisers.

There was an growing name for the decentralization of the Web as expressed on this article on Coin Telegraph last week. This is able to imply that moderately than internet sites being hosted on centralized servers in a single location their content material could be saved and served from hundreds if not hundreds of thousands of computer systems all around the world making it just about inconceivable to censor or shut down.

We’re searching for to implement a technique that Tim Berners-Lee is proposing. For these of you who don’t know, Berners-Lee is the person who gave us the world vast net graphical interface of the web, and he didn’t take a penny for it. Had he licensed this expertise, he certainly could be the richest individual on the earth in the present day.

You may learn extra about Berners-Lee’s plan on this February 5, 2021, article in The Conversation,25 however basically in entails information sovereignty, supplying you with management over your information and privateness. So, what are you able to do?

Please perceive you play a VERY essential, if not important function on this course of. The primary a part of the technique is to repeat what we did with Monsanto and expose their plans. So, you probably have any curiosity in preserving your freedoms, I strongly encourage you to share this text and my video with everybody you realize so individuals can begin to perceive how they’re being manipulated. This may successfully “immunize” them towards the propaganda.

Secondly, encourage your family and friends to subscribe to the publication so that you could be up to date on the following steps that will probably be essential to defeat these tech monopolies tyrannical makes an attempt at management.

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