Strikes me that a slight variation on the Thiel question is a good test for people who claim to be "ex"Deepstate, or "whistleblowers" against Deepstate.
The original Thiel question:
Tell me something that's true that nobody agrees with you on.
My looser version:
Tell me something that's true that nobody else knows.
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Variation to test the EXness of "ex"Deepstaters:
Tell me something that's true that I don't already know.
Intel agencies use this question intensely and rigorously to test claimed defectors from enemy intel. We should use it for the same purpose, since CIA and FBI and NSA are
"Ex"es always tell us things that we already know, or give us unnecessary details about things that we had already guessed. This is NOT Shannon information.
Shannon information is fully surprising and unexpected, totally unguessable and undeducible from existing knowledge. Shannon is consequential
, not trivial. When you act on Shannon information, things change.
We could formalize this by gathering (online or in person) a jury of UNPAID NONEXPERTS
who have some experience dealing with aspects of Deepstate. People who have been involved in "radical" activities where CIA or FBI planted APs, or people who have worked in tech areas where NSA's tentacles are visible. Require the "Ex" to tell us something that is fresh and surprising to all jurors.
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