According to a new investigative report, a clandestine Army unit surreptitiously spied on British residents who criticized the UK Government’s Covid lockout practices.
Military agents from the United Kingdom’s ‘information warfare’ brigade were part of a plot that targeted politicians and high-profile journalists who dared to question the official pandemic response.
They produced dossiers on prominent personalities including ex-Minister David Davis, who questioned the modeling behind scary death toll forecasts, and journalists like Peter Hitchens and Toby Young. Their opposing viewpoints were subsequently sent to No. 10.
Documents obtained and shared exclusively with this newspaper by the civil liberties group Big Brother Watch revealed the work of government cells such as the Counter Disinformation Unit.
According to a whistleblower who worked for the team during the lockdowns, the unit went well beyond its mandate of targeting foreign powers.
They claimed that British people’ social media profiles were being scrutinized, a menacing practice that the Ministry of Defence had denied is what partaking in previously public statements.
Conservative journalist Peter Hitchens was reportedly surveilled after he shared an article based on hacked NHS documents claiming that the evidence being used to publicly justify lockdown was insufficient.
Mr Hitchens has also questioned if he was ‘shadow-banned’ because of his comments, with his ideas effectively restricted by being ranked lower in search results.
According to one of the sources, the UK government was so intent on monitoring detractors that it may have overlooked actual Chinese-led propaganda campaigns.