In 2019 the Government of the United Kingdom established a Ministry of Truth, led by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), in response to what they claimed was the overwhelming amount of misinformation and fake news circulating online.
They called this Ministry of Truth, The Trusted News Initiative (TNI).
The BBC’s Trusted News Initiative is a powerful partnership that includes organizations such as AP, AFP, First Draft, Google/YouTube, Twitter, Reuters, Financial Times, Meta (Facebook) European Broadcasting Union, CBC/Radio-Canada, The Hindu, Microsoft, and The Washington Post.
It is the only “forum” in the world of its kind designed to take on information not approved by The Ministry of Truth in real-time.
The Ministry of Truth quickly established a set of strict standards and guidelines for news organizations to follow, with the goal of ensuring that only information approved by powerful Governments and other powerful institutions, such as the BBC, the UN and the World Economic Forum (WEF) reached the public.
The standards focused on areas such as fact-checking, transparency, and impartiality, and news organizations found to be publishing information NOT approved by powerful Governments and other powerful institutions faced severe consequences.
As this new Ministry of Truth gained more power and influence, it began to expand its reach beyond just news organizations.
Scientists and experts in various fields were also brought under the Ministry’s (The Trusted News Initiative’s) purview, with powerful Governments and other powerful institutions arguing that their research and findings needed to be “vetted” for accuracy and bias.
The severe consequences that news organizations, scientists, experts and individuals who dared to publish or speak the truth faced were –
- Loss of livelihood: News organizations that failed to comply with the Ministry of Truth’s standards were defunded and smeared in an attempt to shut them down.
While scientists and experts who challenged the official narrative lost their jobs or were prevented from publishing their research.
- Harassment and intimidation: The Ministry of Truth also used its power to intimidate and harass individuals who challenged the official narrative.
This included sending threatening messages, spreading false information about them online, or even physically stalking or attacking them.
The Ministry of Truth’s (TheTrusted News Initiative) approach was highly successful in curbing the spread of truthful information that hurt their goals to gain total control of information.
Scientists and experts were effectively silenced, with any research or findings that didn’t align with the Government’s narrative on Covid-19 being dismissed as “fake news.”
It also led to a society where people were afraid to speak out, where Governments had too much control over what people could know and think, and where free speech and independent thinking were stifled.