RadPod’s ‘Bad Faith’ Interview with Brent Allpress Reminds Us to Be Good
As Bad Faith, a new documentary on Christian nationalism’s war on democracy, makes its way to festivals, a key researcher for the film offers insight into how data exploitation targets the vulnerable
“There are battles to be done and healing to be had.”—Brent Allpress on RADICALIZED Truth Survives
Bette members had the opportunity to meet OSInt investigative researcher Brent Allpress on Sunday at our recent Speakeasy zoom salon.
We learned so much from the Melbourne-based New Zealand academic. His work featured in the documentary People You May Know revealed Cambridge Analytica and Gloo exploited mental health data for microtargeting. He also exposed clandestine Council for National Policy campaigns and uncovered StoptheSteal at its inception. Allpress, who shared his findings with the J6 Committee, was the Key Researcher on a new film titled Bad Faith: Christian Nationalism’s Unholy War on Democracy.
RadPod interviewed Allpress about his work on Bad Faith, which is based largely on the book Shadow Network by author Anne Nelson — who is joining Bette’s Happy Hour on February 13.
Please have a listen to RadPod’s interview with Allpress.
Each time he joins our show I learn so much from him. Allpress explains the cynical and profitable business of weaponizing religious people to destroy their own democracy. He also reminds us repeatedly that empathy is our greatest weapon in the fight against fascism.
Please reach out to Bad Faith producers to see how you might coordinate screenings in your community and to find out where the film will be showing. It is unbelievably timely and vital that we alert religious people that they are being played in the most cynical scheme to make them vote against their own interests.
Much good news from Allpress in this interview — namely, that the overturning of Roe has mobilized people across the political spectrum to vote on behalf of women’s health care rights and the extremists are scrambling to find a new ploy.
In addition, he reminds us, the profiteers behind these schemes got greedy and that crimes with people’s data have occurred so please do stay tuned for more with Allpress on that topic.
He also said to look to see who in your own life you can help.
“Provide support for those around you so they don’t turn to exploitative means of support,” he said. “It’s empathy and kindness. Kindness is a really helpful.”
I like the sound of that.
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