Apr 27, 2023Liked by Andrew Lowenthal

Andrew, I just read your "An Insider's Guide to "Anti-Disinformation" version of this story and have this to add from my own research. Perhaps you'll be able to make actual the connection that I believe has a very high probability of existing.

In the trail you share the name Elliot Schrage appears in several communications. Schrage was Facebook's VP of Global Communications, Marketing and Public Policy, where he directed the company's government affairs and PR efforts. Then served as VP of Special Projects for Facebook. At the same time a former Obama administration official was serving as Facebook's Associate Counsel for Regulatory Affairs, Jessica Hertz.

Hertz had worked in the Obama administration as Counselor to the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), then as Principle Counsel to VP Joe Biden.

She went from Facebook senior regulatory lawyer working with government policymakers and regulators (censorship orders, i.e. Twitter Files, Hunter's 'Laptop from Hell'?) in early September/October, 2020 to head up Biden's transition team, then as the new administration's staff selection oversight:


Then Hertz became the Biden administration's Staff Secretary, arguably the most powerful role in an administration - a role once held by John Podesta in the Clinton administration:


Holding that position until the administration was up and running:


Later taking a cushy Big Tech gig again, now she working for Shopify as Counsel and on their DC lobbying team. And oh, Justice Sotomayer presided over her wedding:


There is no way, No way on God's green earth, that Hertz and Schrage didn't know and work closely with one another. Not with those positions at Facebook. And not in her role on the Biden pre-election transition team at the same time that Facebook was squashing stories like the Laptop From Hell story at the direction of government and quasi-government censorship authorities. No. Stinking. Way.

This is strong evidence that Jessica Hertz is neck deep in this story, and her campaign/transition/administration role would've made her the conduit for official election interference for candidate, president-elect and president Biden. Among the many names redacted with @facebook email addresses there is no doubt in my mind that she is one of them. A smoking gun. Who needs to be investigated for her essential collaborative role. All of her communications while in government and into government when out of it need to be FOIA'd and reviewed. She's a keystone in unraveling these crimes against the American people.

There are many strands of a tangled web that connect her to many other important, powerful and well-placed officials who have served in outsized roles under both Obama and Biden, in the "Information Disorder" censorship and propaganda community that permeates Big Tech she works for when not inside government itself. More on that in comment thread below.

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Thanks for the links. I'll take more of a look.

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While at OIRA Jessica Hertz worked under Cass Sunstein. He got to sit in the cockpit of government under Obama:


His book, "Nudge" led the establishment of this "Nudge Unit", Social and Behavioral Science Team. Nudge, Behavioral Science is the science of the efficacy of propaganda and censorship in altering perspectives, perceptions of the target audience that will result in a change in behavior:



Now known as the Office of Evaluation Services under the GSA:


Cass Sunstein co-authored the Behavioral Science-based pandemic plan, fear amplification pandemic NPI plan – masks, lockdowns, contact tracing, social distancing, coercion, manipulation, etc:


Amplifying fear (aka terrorizing) as NPI because we suffered from "optimism bias.":


But Behavioral Science "fear amplification" is also known as the "science of totalitarianism":


A joint UK-US Behavioral Science fear campaign, Sunstein's "Nudge" UK co-author, Richard Thaler:


The UK established its own "Nudge unit" at the same time as the US, calling it the Behavioural Insights Team. That worked with the SAGE SPI-B pandemic behavioural science committee establishing the same fear-based protocols:





Sunstein's wife, Samantha Power, was also a senior Obama administration official who's fingerprints in destabilizing foreign governments then using the same information disorder weapons deployed inside the US revealed in the Twitter Files:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/12/22/land-possible https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/07/samantha-power-former-us-ambassador-un-interview

Power is a war hawk:


Now she heads up USAID under Biden (a Jessica Hertz selection?):


And USAID has had its fingerprints all over manufactured pandemics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PREDICT_(USAID)

Remember, Jessica Hertz is a Cass Sunstein protege.

Cass Sunstein has another important protege, Maya Shankar, who left leading Obama's "Nudge" SBST to become Google’s Chief Global Behavioral Scientist when Trump came into office: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/podcast/knowledge-at-wharton-podcast/power-nudges-maya-shankar-changing-peoples-minds/

Maya Shankar runs in interesting company - Chelsea Clinton and Kevin McCarthy’s BFF roommate, Frank Luntz:


And Maya Shankar coauthored the UN’s Behavioural Insights to Achieving Agenda 2030 (WEF Great Reset) – how we’ll be happy owning nothing eating bugs:


Maya Shankar describes behavioral science, aka The science of totalitarianism, to the Council on Foreign Relations on how governments can impose policy with psychological manipulation: https://www.cfr.org/event/behavioral-insights-policymaking

[Note: the article acknowledges that they can’t speak freely on how the behavioral sciences are being used by government to coerce and manipulate populations on the record, they save those conversations for behind closed doors]

Prior to heading up the newly-established SBST Maya Shankar was under the Office of Science and Technology's Technology and Innovation Division as the Assistant Director of Behavioral Science:


Notice, that position Maya Shankar is in under OSTP is right next to the Assistant Director of Biological Innovation, Robbie Barbero. Who happens to be mentioned in another Council on Foreign Relations discussion from 2016. Interestingly it gets into virus Gain-Of-Function, Dual-Use research, biosecurity, pandemic influenza, China's massive role (and Ukraine??), university research, restrictions on research, political concerns, public ignorance, a whole lot especially relevant in the Q&A part:


Cass Sunstein, the "Nudge" Behavioral Scientist, mentor to Jessica Hertz, now teaches at Harvard Law School. About how the rule of law needs to swat aside the pesky constraints found in the US Constitution. That whole how to apply the "Science of Totalitarianism" thing:



A "science" that the law is already being led by. Chief Justice Roberts relies upon behavioral science publications to decide public health policy, as he did for his Obamacare ruling. It's a bipartisan assault on our minds through information control, in case you haven't already figured that out:


Note that the same behavioral science publication called for masks, even though they knew that masks failed badly during the Spanish Flu: https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/forefront.20200508.769108/full/

Which explains a speech like this:


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Is there a medical tyranny ahead, as many suspect? Using public health emergency declarations to destroy freedom, western liberal democracy and capitalism? Given that the WHO pandemic treaty has a lot of attention right now, as well as the WHO's modifications to existing international health treaties that don't need ratification since they already exist, one might be interested to know about some of the latest WHO organizational moves Personnel is policy, you know.

Like the new WHO Chief Behavioural Scientist, Susan Michie:


The UK's pandemic behavioral science team, SPI-B, had been led by a radical Marxist - described as such by her fellow Marxists who kicked her out of the Communist Party for being too much of a totalitarian radical even for them!:



And another totalitarian, Sir Jeremy Farrar has joined her at the WHO as Chief Scientist:


Farrar resigned from that same SPI-B team because it wasn't totalitarian enough:



At the time, Jeremy Farrar, headed up Wellcome Trust (Glaxo-Wellcome, Big Pharma). It's not just one of many little organizations. It's the largest, oldest, most influential health and public policy organization in the world, surpassing the Gates Foundation. Wellcome Trust is a WEF's Zero-Covid Founder:


And Jeremy Farrar's Wellcome Trust recently started Wellcome LEAP, led by former DARPA and Big Tech Manipulation, Deception and Surveillance Specialist Regina Dugan:




Dugan, no doubt, has a LOT of experience and colleagues who are players in the information cartel your piece exposes.

Sharing this here in hopes that you and others with more investigatory power and access than I can follow these breadcrumbs back to the damning nexus home of the cartel. And Jessica Hertz/Elliot Schrage/Cass Sunstein/Maya Shankar/Richard Thaler/Regina Dugan connections are very important ones. Connecting the intelligence agencies with the political powers, bipartisan, multinational, that are conspiring to manufacture our consent to Totalitarianism:


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Apr 26, 2023Liked by Andrew Lowenthal

Thank you! On the way to read your longer piece! So glad to see another TF released!

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Speaking of networks and cartels, consider the liberal-fascist Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) which has controlled the US govt and the media since WW2. See chart: swprs.org/the-american-empire-and-its-media/

Allen Dulles, who ran the CIA "Operation Mockingbird", was a CFR director for 40 years. The media barons of the period were also CFR members, including Paley (CBS), Sarnoff (NBC), Luce (Time-Life), Meyer/Graham (WashPost), and Sulzberger (NYTimes). Most of the CIA directors from Dulles to Burns have been CFR members. Same stuff, different decade.

Facebook and Google are CFR corporate partners. Elliot Schrage, Sheryl Sandberg and Eric Schmidt are long-time CFR members. Former Facebook director Jeffrey Zients is a CFR member. He was Biden's "covid coordinator", and now his Chief-of-Staff.

Other CFR members on the "Biden team" include the secretaries of State, Treasury, Defense, Commerce and 'Homeland Security'. Also the CIA director, Fed chairman, and dozens of deputies, advisors, ambassadors, etc.

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