Taylor Swift as Psyop? Seriously

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I love a good conspiracy theory as much as the next tinfoil hat wearer but this one is a doozy.

The clip Jesses Watters uses below has been cherry-picked from a presentation to NATO describing how influencer tactics can be used to spread propaganda. The presenter picked Taylor Swift as an example.

Now people are wondering if this is sinister.

So, we have to ask ourselves is this because the idea of TaySwift being a voice for the government is so far-fetched it represented a comical teaching moment – or is it for real?

For the record, Forbes covered this and said:

The woman in the clip, Alicia Marie Bargar, was giving a presentation about research she’d conducted with her team at Johns Hopkins University about how information spreads online. Bargar was presenting at the 11th International Conference on Cyber Conflict, organized by NATO in 2019, though she’s a civilian and has no known contracts or relationship with the U.S. military. Bargar is an academic who was simply presenting her research at a conference on how information travels through social media.

The entire presentation from 2019 is available on YouTube, and it’s clear from the introduction that Bargar’s presentation is about hypothetical scenarios for how information can be manipulated. Bargar uses Taylor Swift as an example clearly because she’s the biggest pop star in the world right now, something that becomes even more clear when she jokes that you’ve probably heard of Swift.

So maybe it’s a coincidence she’s in locked-step with the Biden Administration and her bf shills for Pfizer?