The Psychological Warfare Mindfuck Tool
'For more than a year the Guardian has been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in order to target the US electorate'
Christopher Wylie: ‘It’s like Nixon on steroids’
‘The gay Canadian vegan who somehow ended up creating “Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare mindfuck tool'.
'So it’s worse, because if you do not respect the agency of people, anything that you’re doing after that point is not conducive to a democracy. And fundamentally, information warfare is not conducive to democracy.'
“[Bannon] got it immediately. He believes in the whole Andrew Breitbart doctrine that politics is downstream from culture, so to change politics you need to change culture. And fashion trends are a useful proxy for that. Trump is like a pair of Uggs, or Crocs, basically. So how do you get from people thinking ‘Ugh. Totally ugly’ to the moment when everyone is wearing them? That was the inflection point he was looking for."
‘(SCL/CAMBRIDGE Analytica) …Its expertise was in “psychological operations" – or psyops – changing people’s minds not through persuasion but through “informational dominance", a set of techniques that includes rumour, disinformation and fake news.'
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March 17th, 2018