The rise of fascism in European countries coincided with the Spanish Flu after WW1. Fear was a strong motivator and contributing factor that permitted elected governments in Italy, Spain, and Germany to first embrace a closely intertwined relationship with large corporate businesses working to quickly erode the rights and freedoms of their citizens.
So, I got an offer the other day from an anonymous party (they made the offer via a domain broker) for the domain OpenOntario.org. I promptly fired off a reply to the broker that in an information war, only a fucking morons sells critical infrastructure to an unknown party, and told the broker to tell the anonymous buyer to contact us directly.
Unfortunately, most Canadians have been subjected to these types of techniques (Stockholm Syndrome and Mockingbird Media) the last year and a half. This article provides you with background information, and educates you on seven specific techniques. Then, a real world example is demonstrated as it applies to you. Recognize these techniques, become strong, and protect yourself.