COVID = Large-scale application of the Biderman chart of coercion, which is an expert torture method for prisoners of war. #covidistorture
— Denis Rancourt (@denisrancourt) December 4, 2020
Communist Attempts to Elicit False Confessions from Air Force Prisoners of War*
Albert D. Biderman
Via ACLU: Biderman is Albert D. Biderman, whose September 1957 paper “Communist Attempts to Elicit False Confessions From Air Force Prisoners of War” contains the original chart in a more legible form. Biderman showed how Chinese and Korean interrogators used techniques including sleep deprivation, darkness or bright light, insults, threats, and exposure far more than physical force to break prisoners.
Someone's shared this. Indeed – there's a very strong overlap between communist or Nazi propaganda techniques and the techniques being used during this pandemic by allegedly free societies. pic.twitter.com/vmVH7vcyl9
— Sanjeev Sabhlok (@sabhlok) November 18, 2020
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow