ANALYSIS – As I wrote in my previous piece, it seems Trump was right, there was a massive conspiracy to keep him from a second term in office, and Time Magazine just admitted it. The Time piece, titled “The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election,” by Molly Ball, is the closest thing to a criminal confession by Big Media of the outrageous conspiracy to defeat Trump that there is.

According to Time, the election interference conspiracy included Democrat partisans, leftist activists, Big Tech, Big Labor, and Big Business moguls, along with members of the Washington establishment.

Earlier I focused on how this “well-funded cabal of powerful people” (as described by Ball) manipulated the entire political process to hurt Trump and help Biden.”  And Ball is very specific in describing how their massive election conspiracy worked:

They got states to change voting systems and laws and helped secure hundreds of millions in public and private funding. They fended off voter-suppression lawsuits, recruited armies of poll workers and got millions of people to vote by mail for the first time.

But, as I noted, there was much more to this vast anti-Trump conspiracy to affect the 2020 election and defeat Trump. And it is highly disturbing and dangerous. As the Wall Street Journal notes:

Perhaps the most disturbing portion of the Time report is the description of the alleged effort to counter false political claims. Much of the political left has decided that censorship by media companies is superior to free and open political discourse.

The disgraceful partisan effort to censor pro-Trump, and anti-Biden, news – under the guise of ‘countering disinformation’ – was a key element of this election interference strategy.

Referring to this conspiring cabal, Ball added, they also “successfully pressured social media companies to take a harder line against disinformation and used data-driven strategies to fight viral smears.” In essence the Democrats and their allies, hijacked Big Tech to fight their election propaganda war for them – all under the guise of ‘combating disinformation.’

Ball describes how this was accomplished:

Laura Quinn, a veteran progressive operative who co-founded Catalist, began studying this problem a few years ago. She piloted a nameless, secret project, which she has never before publicly discussed, that tracked disinformation online and tried to figure out how to combat it. One component was tracking dangerous lies that might otherwise spread unnoticed. Researchers then provided information to campaigners or the media to track down the sources and expose them.

The most important takeaway from Quinn’s research, however, was that engaging with toxic content only made it worse. “When you get attacked, the instinct is to push back, call it out, say, ‘This isn’t true,’” Quinn says. “But the more engagement something gets, the more the platforms boost it. The algorithm reads that as, ‘Oh, this is popular; people want more of it.’”

The solution, she concluded, was to pressure platforms to enforce their rules, both by removing content or accounts that spread disinformation and by more aggressively policing it in the first place…. Quinn’s research gave ammunition to advocates pushing social media platforms to take a harder line.

Much of this suppression and censorship effort was directed at any information that could help Trump or hurt Biden. This included the accurate October bombshell New York Post reporting on Biden family influence peddling outrageously blocked by Twitter and other media outlets.

It also included my own accurate report of a U.S. Senate report describing Hunter Biden’s links to Russia and China being blocked by LinkedIn. This was a factual news story of a U.S. Senate report, reinforced – after the election – by the news of Hunter being under federal investigation since at least 2018.

For those that continue to say there was no “fraud” in the 2020 election, the question is: Then what do you call this? How about ‘election interference.’?


Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Henry
Henry
7 months ago

The first thing a fascist regime does is censorship of its citizens, the next thing they do is disarm their citizens, after that they can do what ever they want to oppress their citizens and dictate any doctrine they wish for them to follow just as Hitler did in his persecution of the Jewish people..

Gerry
Gerry
7 months ago

we need to make this article in Time widely read…..

Carol Uecker
Carol Uecker
7 months ago
Reply to  Gerry

I posted the TIME article on my FB page so hope everyone of my friends have read it.

Old
Old
7 months ago

Sounds like an election in some third world country where the president is elected by the marxist who predetermined who going to win and then change the voting rules do the opposition has no chance to win. Reminiscent of the elections in Russia where Putin was not allowed to run for president so the changed the rules and have all but made him a dictator where if you oppose him you die mysteriously.