What exactly Is President Trump’s powerfully worded EO 13818? Why has it attracted so much fake news and debunking attention?
“Today, the United States is taking a strong stand against human rights abuse and corruption globally by shutting these bad actors out of the U.S. financial system. Treasury is freezing their assets and publicly denouncing the egregious acts they’ve committed, sending a message that there is a steep price to pay for their misdeeds,” said Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin. “At the direction of President Trump, Treasury and our interagency partners will continue to take decisive and impactful actions to hold accountable those who abuse human rights, perpetrate corruption, and undermine American ideals.”
Shortly after the publication of this Executive Order and accompanying documentation, the Fake News and satire site Yournewswire immediately went to work doing what they do best: Create a bogus claim based on the real Exec. Order 13818. Technically, a work of disinformation.
Naturally, YNW’s nemesis, the equally controversial “fact checking” organisation Snopes, quickly pounced on the article as Fake News. https://www.snopes.com/trump-eo-seize-assets/
Here at Uncensored we watched this fairly routine turn of events, and initially this is where we let the matter rest: Fake News debunked.
However, after some team discussion and subsequent analysis of the situation, certain points stood out.
Firstly and most obviously, that this executive order is genuine (no one disputes this), and it’s wording and intent are fairly unambiguous. Considering it’s potential impact, however, media coverage has been decidedly low key.
Secondly, that YNW has used the genuine exec. order as a “graft” for a false story, and while Snopes correctly defines the article as “click bait”, they may have failed to identify the real target of this “bait”: Snopes and other debunking agencies!
Why? To divert attention from the real subject and so defuse it’s impact in the public awareness.
This is how disinformation works. It has to work on two levels. Firstly it must appeal to the hopes and desires of those who would like corrupt persons and corporations brought to justice, or their secrets exposed: “I told you so!” A sense of vindication and fulfilment must be provided. Secondly, and more importantly, it must have easily debunkable fake details grafted into the facts, thus making those who “swallowed’ the story appear gullible or foolish. The debunking agencies are obviously the conduit here:
As a result, the target of the disinformation exercise (in this case Executive Order 13818), becomes associated with false news, even though the target itself is genuine.
According to an unconfirmed source:
….. it is “essentially a catch-all to bankrupt the Bushes, Clintons, Soros, Obama, the Cabal, and the global Jewish mafia which allows Trump to seize assets and unleash the military to carry out mass arrests and adjudicate via military tribunals, effectively imposing martial law”.
Please take a good look at Executive order 13818 with an objective and discerning mind. It is potential dynamite in our opinion, and may well be exactly what is needed to put a dent in the crooked ambitions of the Elite for world domination!
“Think For Yourself”