Syria

Leaked files expose Syria psyops veteran astroturfing BreadTube star to counter Covid restriction critics

Leaked files expose Syria psyops veteran astroturfing BreadTube star to counter Covid restriction critics

By covertly recruiting popular YouTube influencer Abigail Thorn to counter growing opposition to UK gov’t Covid restrictions, psy-ops pros are bringing home the tactics they honed in the Syrian dirty war. Leaked documents have revealed a state-sponsored influence operation designed to undermine critics of the …

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Corrupting science: in Syria probe, OPCW erased experts' inconvenient findings 

Corrupting science: in Syria probe, OPCW erased experts’ inconvenient findings 

Early in the OPCW’s Douma investigation, expert toxicologists ruled out chlorine gas as the victims’ cause of death. Leaks expose how senior OPCW officials censored this explosive finding — and then targeted the inspector who raised the alarm. In the early days of the Organisation …

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Meet the “Violet” Successors to the White Helmets’ Syria Propaganda Throne

Meet the “Violet” Successors to the White Helmets’ Syria Propaganda Throne

“To be purple means to be gifted, hopeful, and sacrificed”—motto of the Violet organization The Violet organization in Idlib. Photo: Violet gallery While the world is distracted by the Covid-19 crisis, scant attention has been paid to events in Syria. The US-led coalition is maintaining …

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