“Cyber Threat Intelligence League” reportedly intended to implement “cognitive security,” which involves “preventing malefactors from hacking people’s beliefs.”
The public-private efforts to restrict and suppress purported “mis-, dis- and malinformation” across tech platforms started almost immediately after the surprise election of Donald Trump in 2016, ramped up a year before the COVID-19 pandemic, and included U.S. and U.K. military contractors and plans to cut off financial services to dissenters and sue them.
That’s according to a “highly credible whistleblower” who says they were recruited to participate in the Cyber Threat Intelligence League (CTIL) “through monthly cybersecurity meetings hosted by” the Department of Homeland Security, independent journalists who reviewed the Twitter Files at new owner Elon Musk’s invitation said Tuesday.
Michael Shellenberger and Matt Taibbi are testifying about their latest revelations before the House Judiciary Committee’s Weaponization of the Federal Government Subcommittee on Thursday, a year after the first Twitter Files report. Tablet editor Alex Gutentag also collaborated on the report.
The trio says their so-called CTIL Files include “strategy documents, training videos, presentations, and internal messages” provided by the whistleblower that “offer the missing-link answers to key questions not addressed” by the Twitter Files or the similar Facebook Files made available this summer by Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio.