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Psyops, short for Psychological Operations, are typically military operations meant to convey selective information and propaganda to certain individuals, groups and governments so as to influence their reasoning and behavior. In meme culture, the slang term "psyop "is used to perpetuate conspiracy theories, both sincerely and unironically. The use of the term in memes is often linked to the practice of schizoposting. Theories about events and cultural movements being "psyops" have existed in internet communities for decades, but memes about things being psyops only began to proliferate after the year 2017.


A psyop or psychological operation generally refers to formal military tactics employed in order to influence the reasoning and behavior of an individual, group or government. In the United States, the United States Psychological Operations is a branch of the U.S. military's Special Operations Forces units. Early accessible internet discussions about psyops took place on 4chan's /tv/ boards, where anonymous users described Julian Assange and Alex Jones as psyops.[1][2]

An early Facebook discussion about psyops took place in 2016 in the form of clashes between people who thought Flat Earth theories were psyops, and people who thought calling Flat Earth a "psyop" was a psyop. On March 3rd, 2016, Instagram[3] page 4biddenknowledge posted an image proposing the idea that the CIA started "Flat Earth" theories as a psyop, gathering over 4,000 likes in six years (seen below, left). On January 27th, the Facebook[4] page Biblical Flat Earth posted an image collage "debunking" the aforementioned claim (seen below, right).

The CIA started Flat Earth. It's a well known psyop, and so far the mental experiment is a success. They have converted millions of people that rely solely on social media for all knowledge. They have no background in advanced mathematics and astrophysics. They are actually victims of a sadistic system that preys on people that are susceptible to fanaticism. @4biddenknowledge FLAT LIE The CIA started Flat Earth. It's a well known psyop, and so far the mental experiment is a success. They have converted millions of people that rely solely on social media for all knowledge. They have no background in advanced mathematics and astrophysics. They are actually victims of a sadistic system that preys on people that are susceptible to fanaticism. 4biddenknowledge EPICFAIL September 18, 1947 The CIA invented flat earth DONT FALL FOR DISINFORMATION Central Intelligence Agency / Founded Views THE WATERS A So lervel deelt TIRMAMENT ABOVE To'y ** S DEUTERON 258 SO THE EARLY CHURCH DID BELIEVE THE EARTH IS FLAT? talliers Ferdinand Magellan (Spring 1480-27 April 1521) Portuguese sea explorer who sailed for both Portugal and Spain; the first person to lead an expedition to circumnavigate the earth: born Fernão de Magalhães he changed his name to Fernando or Hernando de Magallanes after entering into the service of Spain. EARTH Messed sheve anne be Ashes Art Aime favour of his truchem, let him dig his foot in d Your bars be iron and bear and as your days, we shall your strength be "There is none the God, O Jah'inn, who rides through the carns t and in his majesty sough the skies ar The eternal God is your deling THE magen Sheal and underneath are the everlasting arm And dhe thrust out the my belars you, and said, Detry. OF the fountain of in a land of grain, and wines yes, his hans drop down dew, Happy see you, Old Who is like you, people seved by the Loan, the shield of your help and the word of your triumphat Your menics shall come fewning and you shall und spo plain AR27 INTELLIGENCE HEAVEN PRINTED IN 1849, 98 YEARS BEFORE THE CIA Forgotten Books The death of Mon And MERE Mob to Mont which is repo showed him all the Nagh tally the Manas it, the valley of CE AGENCY OF Zetetic Astronomy Earth Not a Globe §AR27 PAUL NASA LIES THOMAS by Samuel Birley Rowbotham 1849 CIA WAS FOUNDED IN 1947 Central Intelligence Agency Government burea The Central Intelligence Agency is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the United States federal govemment tasked with gathering processing and analyzing national security information from Wikipedia Founded: September 18, 1947 Director: John O. B Attributed • The Church says that the Earth is flat, but I know that it is round. For I have seen the shadow of the earth on the moon and I have more faith in the Shadow than in the Church. So... no real proof then? FLAT EARTH NOT A PSYOP


The term psyop made sporadic appearances in memes in consecutive months, but its use grew exponentially after the COVID-19 pandemic and after the QAnon movement gained widespread media attention during the early 2020s. For example, on May 14th, 2020, the Instagram[5] page @fr3volution posted a meme about masks being "psyops," gathering over 1,300 likes in three years (seen below, left). On May 17th, the Instagram[6] page @lepetersworld posted a meme about QAnon being a psyop, gathering over 900 likes in a similar timeframe (seen below, right).

This is the Mask needed to prevent Viruse inhalation and absorption through the eyes This is a Mind Control Device part of a Pandemic PSYOP Q ANON IS A PSYOP TO MAKE YOU TRUST THE GOVERNMENT AGAIN Q AND IT WORKS...

On June 16th, 2020, iFunny[7] user @elf_cooker_gang posted a meme about various memes being psyops, gathering 80 smiles in three years (seen below, left). On March 18th, 2021, an anonymous user on 4chan's /x/[8] board posted about furries being an alien psyop (seen below, right).

Phil Greaves @PhilGreaves01 CHAZ is a psyop, Esotericism is a neo-feudal psyop, Femboy Hooters is a psyop, British comedies are psyops, simping is generally a psyop, ironic counter signaling is a psyop, edging is a psyop. Horny posting under imperialism is inherently a psyop. Sorry to spoil your 'fun'. 18/12/2017, 10:52 186KiB, 750x343, irl aliens.jpg View Same Google iqdb SauceNAO Trace Anonymous Thu 18 Mar 2021 18:07:35 No.27969644 View Reply Original Report Quoted By: >>27969666 >>27969780 >>27971287 >>27971288 >>27975290 >>27975352 >>27976583 >>27978077 >>27978121 >>27978660 >>27979442 >>27979516 >>27979665 >>27980210 >>27982651 >>27986201 >>27986969 >>27989486 >>27991433 >>27994456 >>27995827 >>27997445 >>27997513 >>27997985 >>27997991 >>27999703 >>28000711 >>28000816 >>28001084 >>28003304 Reminder "furries" are actually an alien psyop to make people more comfortable with the way they look. Anonymous Thu 18 Mar 2021 18:11:32 No.27969666 Report Quoted By: >>27971270 >>27982613 >>27983930 [202 / 47 / 97] >>27969644 Well, it worked since man has been obsessed with anthropomorphism since humans started drawing on cave walls.>>27969644 Anonymous Thu 18 Mar 2021 18:30:25 No.27969780 Report Quoted By: >>27969811 >>27969828 >>27979325 >>27979338 >>27995411 >>27969644 no it's a psyop to normalize b---------

On August 29th, 2021, iFunny[9] user @SchizoMonke_2021 posted a meme about psyops, gathering over 9,000 smiles in two years (seen below, left). On January 6th, 2022, Instagram[10] page posted a meme about psyops, gathering over 1,900 likes in a year (seen below, right).

"You get used to it, I don't even see the news anymore. All I see is false flag, psyop, b-------." BABE PLEASE STOP! NOT EVERYTHING IS A PSYOP TO MENTALLY BREAK YOU! This woman is clearly being paid by the CIA to ensnare my heart and capture my vril.

In 2022, the Instagram page @okschizo began posting memes about psyops that notably became popularized on the platform.[11]

Various Examples

chris person @Papapishu With a socialist elected in Chile, the deep state prepares to unleash its deadliest psyop agents to Twitter: ME 3 H& 12:40 AM 20 Dec 21. Twitter for iPhone . 806 Retweets 74 Quote Tweets 9,208 Likes : "Psyop this, psyop that" I say enough with the psyops I choose to listen to the song of the spheres. @OkSchizo PSYOPS GOT ME IN A PARADIGM SHIFT IT'S NOT A CONSPIRACY THEORY IT'S A PSYOP SCHIZOTOPIA IN THIS HOUSE WE BELIEVE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION APPLIES TO JUGGALOS BECOME THE PSYOP YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD DECOLONIAL FLAT EARTH PRAXIS IS VALID ALTERNATIVE BIG D--- ENERGY IS ENERGY THE TECHNO-CAPITALIST SINGULARITY IS INEVITABLE AND WILL UNLEASH HORRORS BEYOND ALL HUMAN COMPREHENSION AND LOVE IS ALL WE NEED many such cases real psyop bro...

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External References

[1] 4chan – /tv/

[2] 4chan – /tv/

[3] Instagram – 4biddenknowledge

[4]  Facebook – Biblical Flat Earth

[5] Instagram – fr3volution

[6] Instagram – lepetersworlds

[7] iFunny – elf_cooker_gang

[8] 4chan – /x/

[9] iFunny – SchizoMonke_2021

[10] Instagram –

[11] Instagram – okschizo

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Perform psyop.
Someone notices and tells everyone.
You catch hell.
Perform many different psyops simultaneously.
Someone notices and tells everyone about them.
"He thinks everything is a psyop."
You don't catch hell.


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