What does cointelpro stand for?
COINTELPRO (an acronym for Counter Intelligence Program) was a series of covert, and often illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at surveilling, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting domestic political organizations.
COINTELPRO tactics included discrediting targets through psychological warfare, planting false reports in the media, smearing through forged letters, harassment, wrongful imprisonment, extralegal violence and assassination. Covert operations under COINTELPRO took place between 1956 and 1971, however the FBI has used covert operations against domestic political groups since its inception. The FBI's stated motivation at the time was "protecting national security, preventing violence, and maintaining the existing social and political order."
Look at whats going on in todays media world. one big disinformation channel 24/7.
When a member of an organizaiton is set up to appear to be an informer in order to get that person killed or to instigate some organizational disruption or split. This counter-intelligence tactic was carried out by the FBI COINTELPRO program against members of radical political organization such as the Black Panther Party.
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