Shel­len­berg­er tells weaponiza­tion sub­com­mit­tee US and UK turned ‘psy­cho­log­i­cal oper­a­tions’ against Amer­i­cans

<div>Shellenberger tells weaponization subcommittee US and UK turned 'psychological operations' against Americans</div>

Jour­nal­ist Michael Shel­len­berg­er tes­ti­fied in front of a House Judi­cia­ry sub­com­mit­tee on Thurs­day, claim­ing mil­i­tary con­trac­tors for the Unit­ed States and the Unit­ed King­dom have used dis­in­for­ma­tion tac­tics against Amer­i­cans.
Shel­len­berg­er said the tac­tics and silenc­ing of peo­ple who dis­agreed with a cer­tain point of view were worse than he had pre­dict­ed in front of Con­gress in March. The alleged silenc­ing includ­ed cen­sor­ship on major social media plat­forms dur­ing the 2020 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.
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“Two days ago, my col­leagues and I pub­lished the first batch of inter­nal files from ‘The Cyber Threat Intel­li­gence League,’ which show U.S. and U.K. mil­i­tary con­trac­tors work­ing in 2019 and 2020 to both cen­sor and turn sophis­ti­cat­ed psy­cho­log­i­cal oper­a­tions and dis­in­for­ma­tion tac­tics, devel­oped abroad, against the Amer­i­can peo­ple,” Shel­len­berg­er told the House Select Sub­com­mit­tee on the Weaponiza­tion of the Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment.
Shel­len­berg­er, who helped release the Twit­ter Files, claimed the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment, includ­ing an office in the Depart­ment of Home­land Secu­ri­ty, played a role in vio­lat­ing the First Amen …