Operation Infektion

2018, Conspiracy  -   27 Comments
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Ratings: 4.95/10 from 63 users.

Fake news is a true phenomenon. While deception and disinformation is nothing new, it seems to have infected our media and public discourse like never before. It now has the power to erode democracies, inform government policy, and control large regions of the population. Russia has perfected the art of this new kind of war like no other country. Produced by The New York Times, Operation InfeKtion explores Russia's involvement in this "virus" of false news, why we're increasingly susceptible to its influence, and what it all means for the future of fact.

The film opens by summarizing one of history's earliest and most effective campaigns of deception. In 1983, a small New Dehli newspaper published an article promoting a rumor that AIDS was a U.S. invention designed to kill African Americans and homosexuals. Within years, that offensive distortion of truth was being reported as fact on the U.S. nightly news programs. That story, like so many others propagated in today's mainstream media, was the work of Soviet spy masters. According to one ex-KGB operative, up to 85% of their agency's efforts are devoted to the spread of these false stories.

Flimsily sourced, accented by attention-grabbing doomsday language, and hosted by the global reach of the internet, these alternative fact campaigns have managed to change the public perception of reality faster and more successfully than ever before. They destroy trust, evoke suspicion, and instill a sense of apathy amongst the masses for fact-based narratives.

Russian President Vladimir Putin - himself a highly trained KGB spy - has wholeheartedly embraced the practice with the hopes of reshaping the western world in his favor. The film delves deep inside their insidious tactics, including their recruitment of "useful idiots" to lend legitimacy to false claims. We see their efforts more and more frequently in the public sphere from the spread of anti-Muslim sentiment to the ludicrous Pizzagate controversy to the swaying of a U.S. political election.

The tone of Operation InFektion is surprising buoyant and energetic in spite of its dire content. The film features informative interviews with experts from the fields of politics, espionage and internet communications.

Directed by: Adam B. Ellick, Adam Westbrook

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27 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Haha

    Wow.... what a one sided disinformation program. ... english voice over, nice touch. Not a peep about cia or mi6 etc. Bunch of b s.

  2. Dane Miller

    Bunch no life trolls in the comment section. How many of you are sitting in St.Petersburg?

  3. Izzy Kidding

    Lol this coming from the New York Times πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

  4. R. Tagore

    Accusing the other guy of your tactics seems to be the new fashion in he US nowadays, all they say about the Russians are jewish age old tactics, Russia for this film serves as the useful idiot, think about how they seems to know so much about a plan that supposedly is so confidential. Also people have other reasons for believing things, for example nobody would believe that Mexico invented the virus because it doesn't have a record of grand deceiving or making money out of other countries, but the US does, so its not far fetched to believe it. This films exposes the Mono-truth so inherent in Jewish thought, the world seen by only a single perspective through the mis-use of the word, writing it in the forehead of you golems, it reinforces a monopolized media as well since alternative or "trusted" sources can't be trusted anymore. This film is actually a very useful manual for detecting all the modern sorcery of the western world, a very nice and truthful reflection of the looking glass but flipped upside down.

  5. Heptagon

    Jewish propaganda at its fullest, now they want to revive a grudge with Russia blaming them as being the culprit of US downfall, also sets the stage ready for a totalitarian US government as democracy is now useless because there are some many fake news we don't know what to think, oh, please, save us gentiles from ourselves!

  6. SocraticThought

    This doco is great and anyone who didn't like it probably only did so because they were choking on so much fake news.

  7. disGusTed

    Laughing my hiney off at the intellectual dishonesty of TDF. Who ever writes these "Storylines" is either an unwitting victim of the CIA directed major media. Or a willing participant of the One World (Globalist) Communist Government Agenda.

    Do this websearch on a non-google search engine: Church Committee Hearings CIA.
    You can listen to youtubes of some of them. CIA is directing the major media propaganda machine. If you still watch the major media you are volunteering to be lied to. Why would you do that?

    Clearly this following quote applies anyone who believes what the major media says about anything; Russian News is more truthful than the USA major media:

    "The masses have never thirsted after the truth. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim." --Gustav Le Bon

  8. MAGA2020

    Garbage. NYT the epitome of fake and bias.

  9. Trumpcult

    Looks like Putin's here.

  10. Zofia

    An excellent and truthful documentary. What is most frightening is that we have an idiot as president who is Outings puppet and doe not even know it.

    1. Anthon40

      It’s astounfing how many commenters here are upset that this doc is exposing Russia as an active enemy of the US. This doc is defending our country against fake news perpetrated by Putin and you guys are upset. Blaming American media. Extolling the virtues of RT? Wow. I call that anti-American.

  11. Daniel E Connelly

    Please someone explain to how this is propaganda and point me to your research that counters what they are saying .

    1. PulyerHeadout

      If I recall, Sean Hannity had some 47 pages of major media lies over the past year or something like that. Maybe its on his website (which I've never been to) or a link or such. Or do a websearch for that.

      There are number of reputable News and Info websites which EXPOSE the lies. One small example would be Intellihub exposing all the malarky on the Country Music Concert Shootings in Las Vegas, whenever that was. And I rarely visit that website. If you go to needtoknow.news, corbettreport, that should get you started.

      Corbett does high quality documentaries, some of which are on this website. Check out his WW1 docu series at his website. You will then learn how we have been propagandized by the major media leading up to WW1 and ever since.

  12. Edmond

    Putin's not an original; Hitler was the master of disinformation - he wrote the play book. It was good to hear from the actual old Soviets who were involved and also from the people in the US trying to combat it.

    It's very disturbing watching The Senate Hearing Committees when it comes to technology - they're Luddites; 8th graders would ask more pertinent questions.

    Judging from the comments section on this video, it would seem that the process is alive and kicking - divide and conquer from within, without a shot fired.

  13. Raninford

    Why don't you use the term "Propaganda" instead of "profanity"!

  14. Lucas Wheeler

    F***king piece of crap. We all know who the master of lies are. Jesus, Martin Luther, Arthur Schopenhauer, and Adolf Hitler all named called you Jews out by name. You truly are the enemies of mankind. Synagogue of Satan you shall be destroyed.

  15. lando Romero

    This " documentary" is pure propaganda : a ugly hangover from Project Mocking bird till now. View with caution.

    1. Daniel E Connelly

      Please state why its propaganda I seriously want to know I was believing it was a one hundred percent true and I would appreciate it if you would tell me what I missed and how I could avoid if in the future. Thank you for you input

    2. Justin

      Daniel, this "documentary" about disinformation is the perfect example of that exact thing. Disinformation. RT, or Russia Today is one of the only News Networks worth watching unfortunately and doesnt so far coat what's actually going on in America. Russia is being used as a scapegoat by Corporatocracy here in the west. I've spent 10+ years researching government corruption and was able to pick up on the angle of disinfo immediately. Jame Corbett is a good one to follow like the other person mentioned above.

  16. William

    It is a well known fact that the New York Times is an extension of the Democrat party. Their characterization of Trump as a gullible shill is unfortunate. If the Times had not politicized the doc. Its value as an information tool would have significantly increased.

  17. tazmo8448

    No manner if internet 'persuasion' or adverts will ever make me vote or think a certain way...that is all hogwash that people can change our democracy of the 'social media'..if you are stupid enough to believe most of what you see on 'tha net' then there is no hope for you anyway...

    1. Gary

      wow someone I agree with...great comment

  18. lulita

    Agreed or A greed Gunnar! Maybe this comment section is for the purpose of weding out those who know more and are far less funded by the AI brain dead MK masses! The Lies are taking pver the planet, while truth is still putting on her shoes....Oneday there will be a day of reconing.

  19. GunnarInLA

    ....who wrote the storyline above...? – ...who wrote the storyline above...? – THAT...in and of itself, is one of the most "insidious"...tendentious...and devious misrepresentations in its naked and brazen "assertiveness" I have ever had the misfortune to read...a form of "linguistic violence" – THIS...is propaganda at its most nauseating...
    And it illustrates how difficult a battle "truth" has to wage – when explicit falsehood is turned upside down and presented as incontestable fact...
    Who is so thoroughly rotten, criminally twisted in his soul that he can write such a thing...? – ...yeah, I'm thinking it's a "he", but it just as well could be a "she"...
    To write such a thing when "truth" is readily available, standing smiling right in front of you, offering all the evidence you could ask for ...is the mark of a stunning and extraordinarily mendacious, malicious and outright criminal mind...

    There are plenty of honorable, honest and "intellectually well-armed" individuals in both the US and Britain (that weak and politically decomposed "land") that can attest to the validity of what I just expressed...
    The person that wrote the above is committing a true crime, but there will never be any consequences for it...
    So who benefits from spreading such filth...? – ...that's easy to answer...three, fake "countries" – Israel, the US and Britain...
    He who has much to hide and much to lose, will resort to the extreme without any worries about "honor", for that was lost a long time ago....

  20. Doris

    New York Times propaganda film! Shameful from the mainstream media who never retracts or apologizes for false stories/news that they post and promote with regularity. It's called managing perception. The pot calling the kettle black.

  21. Stephen Johnson

    It is not Russia, it is the U.S. CIA which has perfected it and is flooding global media with propaganda and lies. They are behind the Russia-gate B.S. campaign.

    1. lulita

      I would also posit that Jesuits and Catholic are at the very tip top...