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Freedom of Expression Denied

Threats to Freedom of Expression: Covid-19, the ‘fact checking counter-disinformation industry’, and online harm...

(Also published by PANDA and at PANDA substack) We are living through an era in which freedom of expression is evaporating. Numerous scientists have been...

Global Health and the Art of Really Big Lies

(Also published by Brownstone Institute and PANDA.) Prologue: The art of Really Big Lies In a former role I had a boss who lied a lot....

Philanthrocapitalism and Corporatocracy: The Great Global Coup d’état

Introduction Last September 14th, a corporate news outlet, Politico.com, published an article regarding the extent of the control that two private foundations — the Wellcome Trust and...

The Covid-19 Concoction: A Recipe for Successful Psychological Operations

Abstract: When viewed as a war story, the COVID-19 narrative framed in corporate media urges citizens to be on a constant “war footing” and...

Deafening Silences: propaganda through censorship, smearing and coercion

(Also published at pandata.org.)Since the start of the COVID event, authorities around the world have sought to implement quite extraordinary policies including the so-called...

From Insulin to mRNA Therapy: 100 Years of Progress and Regress in Medical Science

The 2021-22 period marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin at the University of Toronto. In October 2021, the University of Toronto...

Between Administration and Society: Camus, Plagues, and Coronavirus

Abstract: This article examines the relevance of Albert Camus’s novel, The Plague, for understanding the rationales and actions taken by state actors in the CoVid-19 crisis. Because...

The Serpent and the Staff: Symbols of Safety and Security in the Propaganda of...

Introduction Understanding the bizarre social and economic transformations afoot in the world today requires a considerably wider view of history than is presented in contemporary...

The Covid-19 Pandemic: Destroying Human Bonds and Health as Central to a Larger Agenda

As of this writing, the world approaches the second anniversary of the declared Covid-19 pandemic. In these two years, we have collectively experienced what...

What we don’t know is killing us: The urgency of propaganda study under COVID

For those of us who study propaganda critically, and seek to do this all-important work as public intellectuals, these last two years have been...