Jim Fetzer: Suppressing and Manipulating 9/11 Truth using the internet [Disappearing Facts, Not Just People]

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Jim Fetzer
Jim Fetzer

“I am overwhelmed by the elegance and simplicity of the techniques that are being deployed to defeat the dissemination of 9/11 Truth to the American public”–Jim Fetzer

The massive NSA surveillance program appears to have benefits for those who are in control beyond what has been generally acknowledged, which, evidence suggests, includes manipulating search engines to make it more difficult, if not impossible, to access programs about 9/11, even if they are broadcast by as important a source as “Russia Today”.

In addition, even as prominent and respected a source as NPR has begun to run a series of animated features about those who died on 9/11, which appears to be a brilliant stroke from the point of view of public relations. Emotions almost always outweigh reason and rationality in dealing with traumatic events, such as 9/11, where they may have found a way to control the public effortlessly.

Manipulating the Internet

In an article published on 3 October 2013, “Search Engine Manipulation. Google and YouTube Suppress Controversial 9/11 Truth?”, Elizabeth Woolworth reports about a recent broadcast by RT (“Russia Today”), which illustrates the technique that we can expect is going to be utilized on a large scale by the NSA and the CIA, not only in relation to 9/11 but JFK and other issues:

On September 8, 2013, the popular Russia Today “Truthseeker” program, with over a million subscribers on YouTube,[1] published a 13-minute newscast entitled “The Truthseeker: 9/11 and Operation Gladio (E23)”:

Below the video frame ran the caption:

Bigger than Watergate’: US ‘regular’ meetings with Al-Qaeda’s leader; documented White House ‘false flag terrorism’ moving people ‘like sheep’; the father of Twin Towers victim tell us why he backs this month’s 9/11 campaign on Times Square and around the world; & the protests calendar for September.

YouTube – Veterans Today –

This paragraph was followed by a list of interviewees, including four people representing three scholarly research organizations:  Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth,[2] the 9/11 Consensus Panel,[3] and The Journal of 9/11 Studies.[4]

The “Truthseeker” video immediately started to gain popularity on YouTube, reaching 131,000 views in the first three days.[5](The history of the viewing statistics may be seen by clicking on the little graphic symbol under the video frame, and to the right)

Truthseeker posted its program to YouTube on Sept. 8.  Russia Today tweeted the YouTube link to its 546,000 followers and to the interviewer, Daniel Bushell, that day:

The Truthseeker: 9/11 and operation Gladio (E23) http://youtu.be/vka7Da6e9LY @DanielBushellRT

A MOXNEWS copy of the same newscast was also posted September 8 under the title “Russia Today News Declares 9/11 An Inside Job False Flag Attack!” which in turn started to escalate, with over 80,000 views in the first few days.[6]

Other uploads of the program also appeared, with less traffic, bringing the early viewing total to over a quarter of a million people.

What Happened Next?

In both the RT and MOXNEWS cases, the viewer statistics on YouTube suddenly flat-lined on the morning of September 11 — like a heart monitor when a patient dies.

The YouTube search engine had suddenly failed to locate these videos.


As Elizabeth observes, “Oddly, although the RT video may still be viewed on YouTube through its direct link (if known) from the Google URL box,[7] it cannot be accessed on YouTube by its title, or by portions of its title, or by searching ‘Truthseeker’.”  Indeed, as she astutely observes, the consequences and ramifications of this technique are substantial:


The suppression of free political communication in our society has grave consequences for several reasons:

  • It is clear that that there is not just spying and data collection going on.  There is also electronic interference in our media, search engines, and mailboxes that is suppressing freedom of expression at various levels;
  • Media and search engine suppression can be held up for public view, while evidence of individual email tampering, probably carried out by covert state agencies, is frightening.  People are naturally reluctant to report it or write about it — for there is no one to report it to;
  • In the case of 9/11, which has torn the fabric of humanity down the middle — between Muslims and Christians, and between East and West — it is essential that the evidence backing this event be absolutely correct and open to question at all times;
  • The fact that the lid on 9/11 has been nailed down so firmly for so long creates great suspicion that this case study points to possible obstruction of free information transfer by government agencies recently identified through NSA whistleblowers Edward Snowden, William Binnie, Thomas Drake, and others.


That means most of those who might access the program once they have heard about it are going to find it difficult, if not impossible, to locate absent knowledge of the URL, which is not the kind of information that is usually easily accessible.  What could be simpler than this as a measure to insure that an important broadcast related to 9/11 does not go viral across the internet?


Promoting 9/11 Disinformation


Equally fascinating is the series of new presentations by NPR, each of which focuses on one of the victims of 9/11.  Since there are around 3,000 by the official count, we can expect to see many more of these for the indefinite future.  What is striking about them is that they commit the fallacy of special pleading by citing only the evidence favorable to those who are promoting THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT (2004) and its conception of those events by using emotional appeals, which tend to dominate the exercise of reason and rationality in the mind of the public.  Consider the following three examples as illustrations thereof:


YouTube – Veterans Today –


“Always a Family”


YouTube – Veterans Today –


“John and Joe”


YouTube – Veterans Today –


“She was The One”


They are simplistic and use animation to appeal to the public’s sense of empathy.  But ask yourself, Which is going to be more effective in instilling a version of 9/11?  Simple-minded and animated emotional appeals or objective scientific presentations, such as mine from “The Midwest 9/11 Truth Conference” held in Urbana, IL, on 22 September 2013, which requires the exercise of intelligence and a modicum of scientific literacy?  I have no doubt that the simple-minded presentations win, hands down!  RT and science are effortlessly defeated by these techniques, because the American audience has been dumbed down!

YouTube – Veterans Today –

The Midwest 9/11 Truth Conference, Part 2


At this point in time, I am overwhelmed by the elegance and simplicity of the techniques that are being deployed to defeat the dissemination of 9/11 Truth to the American public.  By simply controlling the search engines, the government can insure that only a tiny percentage of the potential audience for an RT documentary on 9/11 will be seen; and by promoting extremely simple-minded productions about each of the victims–which are designed to appeal to small children and unsophisticated adults–they are effectively concealing the truth about 9/11 from those who most deserve to know.



Jim Fetzer, a former Marine Corps officer, is the founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth and McKnight Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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