New York University assistant professor of psychology and neural science Jay Van Bavel, who “co-authored a book on group identities,” has made claims that the only way to fight COVID-19 is for everyone to change their behavior until such time as a vaccine came along. And how to get everyone to change? “We have to think through the lens of behavioral science,” Van Bavel wrote. “What can we do to nudge and encourage and cajole and motivate people to do the right thing?”
This is the guy AP used to Fact Check Dr Malone on Mass Formation Psychosis pic.twitter.com/RmotohiTGo— Jack Posobiec ? (@JackPosobiec) January 10, 2022
Van Bavel also used a quote from notorious Nazi general Joseph Goebbels to point out that propaganda is most insidious when the “manipulated” public believes they are “acting on their own free will.”
Crazy stuff. When a doctor referred to “mass formation psychosis” to suggest manipulation of the public about Covid-19, all of the media piled on, in perfect synchrony, saying there was no such thing as “mass formation psychosis”.
The expert they used to “fact check” and deny the existence of “mass formation psychosis” turns out to be an expert on using psychological propaganda to manipulate the masses. Sort of a mass formation psychosis, if you will.
As I have said several times before, “fact checks” are just a new form of propaganda messaging. They decide who and what to fact check, then choose which experts they use in the fact checking – to reach the message they want to convey to you.