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Jan 31

Leaked British documents show government paid influencers to promote lockdowns, attack vaxx critics

We’ve all been barraged with pro-lockdown, pro-mask, pro-vaxx messaging over the past two years. And we’ve watched as major mainstream platforms silence, shadow-ban and censor those who ask questions. How much of this is secretly being paid for by government agencies or Big Pharma?

Popular YouTube influencer Abigail Thorn, whose Philosophy Tube show has a million subscribers, was secretly paid to promote the British government’s COVID-19-panic “public health” agenda, according to whistleblowers.

Thorn and other popular influencers were reportedly recruited by the UK’s Royal Institution ”to counter growing opposition to UK gov’t Covid restrictions.” The project even had a name: “Challenging Pseudoscience.” Critics of government policies were portrayed as dangerous “superspreaders” of “disinformation.”

Massive amounts of cash were funneled to high profile media voices and influencers from the UK government’s Culture Recovery Fund earmarked for video production.

“Leaked files obtained by The Grayzone indicate that the Royal Institution has enlisted the services of Valent Projects, a “social change” communications firm founded by a public relations operative previously involved in the UK Foreign Office’s campaign for violent regime change in Syria. Valent has also been sponsored by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), a US intelligence cut-out, for a project aimed at “investigating disinformation.”

Soon YouTube began implementing a raft of stringent speech codes, it began amplifying channels such as “BreadTube” and pro-government influencers through its algorithm.

“All the key signs of infiltration are there,” Caleb Maupin said of BreadTube. “Since when does US mainstream media highlight the work of Marxist revolutionaries? Why are people who seem so unfamiliar with basic elements of socialist ideology suddenly elevated to the position of respected experts by the algorithms? Why do their foreign policy views seem to line up so closely with the US State Department? I have had no doubt they were being covertly supported by powerful entities with goals other than overthrowing capitalism.”

Amazingly, the “Challenging Pseudoscience” operation also featured one of the scientists at Wuhan lab, Peter Daszak. Daszak is a zoologist closely linked to Anthony Fauci. Daszak serves as president of the US-based NGO known as EcoHealth Alliance.

The leaked files indicate that the Royal Institution enlisted the services of Valent Projects, a communications firm which lists the Royal Institution on its website as a client. Valent Projects staffer Hamish Falconer has disclosed that the “exciting” Challenging Pseudoscience campaign has also received “generous support” from the Open Society Foundations of CIA-adjacent billionaire George Soros.

See here.