Disinfo: US military owned social media ran a parallel campaign to bring about a change of power in the US


Social media are owned by the US military’s DARPA. They have interfered in the 2020 US elections, conducting a parallel campaign to bring about a change of power in the US and to enable the election of a new president. Both media and social media have imposed pre-electoral hysteria and have conducted psychological torture on potential voters.

Social media are part of the digital-military-security-financial complex and function as an extension of traditional media, which are the basis of so-called US domination.


Conspiracy theory. No evidence is provided to support the article’s claims.

This is a recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that social media companies are controlled by the US government or by the US “deep state” which uses these social media to organise colour revolutions, protests and regime-change around the world (including in the US itself).

The article’s claim that social media have interfered in the 2020 US presidential elections in order to oust president Trump is also consistent with the emerging pro-Kremlin narrative seeking to delegitimise the conduct and results of these elections.

Social media companies are not owned by the US Military’s DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) – as the article claims – nor are they owned by any other US government agency. These companies, which are privately-owned corporations, are not under the control of the US government.

The DARPA is a research and development agency of the United States Department of Defence responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military.

Furthermore, there is no evidence that social media companies created “electoral hysteria”, imposed “pychological torture on voters” and conducted a “parallel campaign” to bring about a change of power in the US and oust President Trump

Read previous cases claiming that Facebook is in the service of the US State Department , that Facebook is a Soros Foundation project financed by the National Security Agency (NSA), that Google and Facebook manipulate information to destroy Russia and that the US has been struck by its own colour revolution technologies during the 2020 presidential elections.


  • Reported in: Issue 220
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: Italian, English
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: US Presidential Election 2020, Conspiracy theory, social media, election meddling, Twitter, Facebook, Manipulated elections/referendum, Conspiracy


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