[Daily Veracity] A recent ‘Twitter Files’ drop by Journalist Matt Taibbi shows that an organization called the Global Engagement Center – a fledgling analytic and intelligence arm of the State Department – pressured social media companies to censor three specific narratives about COVID-19.
One of those narratives the GEC ordered media and social companies to crack down on was suggesting that COVID-19 was created by the US government in order to achieve total surveillance and control over the people.
According to the leaks, the GEC also flagged accounts that described COVID-19 as an “engineered bioweapon,” blamed “research conducted at the Wuhan institute,” and attributed the “creation of the virus to the CIA.”
As it turns out, according to leaked military documents and new information we have access to today, many of these things appear to be true.
4.The GEC flagged accounts as “Russian personas and proxies” based on criteria like, “Describing the Coronavirus as an engineered bioweapon,” blaming “research conducted at the Wuhan institute,” and “attributing the appearance of the virus to the CIA.” pic.twitter.com/a4xBotQZ2m
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) January 3, 2023
Top Secret Operation Passed from One Government Agency to Another
According to reports from various media outlets like the Intercept, in March 2018, EcoHealth Alliance (EcoHealth) and the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) submitted a proposal to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) called Project DEFUSE that aimed to use a chimeric SARS-CoV spike protein to inoculate bats against SARS-CoVs.
Although DARPA supposedly ‘rejected’ the proposal, disclosures allege that EcoHealth and WIV ultimately carried out the DEFUSE program until April 2020 with the support of other parts of the US government like the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The NIH is the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and public health research.
The disclosure further highlights potential treatments such as ivermectin, and specifically claims that the DEFUSE proposal identified Hydroxychloriquine (chloroquine phosphate) and interferon as SARS-CoV inhibitors.
Although Dr. Fauci has testified that the NIH and NIAID had no involvement in “gain of function” research with the EcoHealth Alliance program, the documents indicate that DARPA classified the research as such.
Project Defuse was allegedly rejected by DARPA over ‘safety concerns’ and the notion that it violates the gain of function research moratorium, but throughout history when one government arm passes an operation off to another, it’s not usually due to the concerns they have for anyone’s safety.
EcoHealth Alliance is described as a US-based ‘non-governmental’ organization with a stated mission of protecting people from diseases, however, newly leaked information and recent statements from whistleblowers suggest the organization is a CIA front.
What is The Motive and How Deeply Were the CIA and DARPA Involved?
In 2002 DARPA created its Total Information Awareness office with the goal of collecting and analyzing huge amounts of data to achieve a total panopticon surveillance state of the world’s citizens.
The program was designed to be a massive data-mining effort, using computer algorithms to analyze huge amounts of data from sources like credit card records, airline ticket purchases, and emails. The program was supposedly disbanded in 2003 after it was deemed to be too intrusive, however, the office basically became obsolete as social media and technology have allowed the original goals of the program to be achieved.
The advent of COVID-19, combined with the subsequent emergency declarations and tracking of movement that ensued, presented the US government with an ideal opportunity to collect massive amounts of data and develop cutting-edge technological solutions to do so.
It also provided state governments the ability to change election rules and laws, and allowed for nearly half of the voting US population to be able to cast their ballots during the 2020 election by mail.
Palantir Technologies — an American software company that specializes in big data mining and analytics — is also a member of the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Palantir was founded by Peter Thiel and Alex Karp in 2003 following the invasion of Iraq.
According to a Forbes article from 2013, Palantir has become the go-to company for mining massive data for intelligence agencies in the last five years.
“Palantir lives the realities of its customers: the NSA, the FBI, and the CIA–an early investor through its In-Q-Tel venture fund–along with an alphabet soup of other U.S. counterterrorism and military agencies…” Forbes writes. “Palantir’s advisors include Condoleezza Rice and former CIA director George Tenet, who says in an interview that “I wish we had a tool of its power” before 9/11.”
During the beginning of Operation Warpspeed — Palantir, using its Gotham software — developed a program called Tiberius which is run by the federal government and used to collect data from US government agencies, pharmaceutical firms, and vaccine manufacturers. According to Benzinga, the Tiberius platforms were also involved in the clinical trials of the development of the current COVID-19 vaccines.
According to Tech Crunch, Palantir also built the CDC’s web app for monitoring the spread of COVID-19.
Palantir’s Gotham software is also being used by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to collect all necessary data related to COVID-19, and to ‘predict outbreaks weeks in advance.’ Palantir’s software powers the department’s HHS Protect operation and according to Science Magazine, Palantir was aggregating and managing any and all related data in regard to the spread of the coronavirus on behalf of the HHS.
HHS Protect came under fire last year after the HHS threatened US hospitals with loss of federal funding if they did not report all case and patient data exclusively to their system. HHS protect is a platform Palantir developed that would be run by another company called TeleTracking.
Yahoo News reported in October that the National Institute of Health (NIH) was also working directly with Palantir to ‘Support COVID-19 Research.’ The NIH awarded the data-mining firm with a $59.5 million contract to ‘support the National COVID-19 Cohort Collaborative.’
While the HHS teams up with various CIA-backed data mining firms, the agency is also forming partnerships with DARPA according to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.
Extensive reporting notes that several CIA-backed tech companies have been working tirelessly with different departments of the US Government on digital IDs and digital wallets which would include a person’s passport, driver’s license, health data, and more.