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Scientology is Fair Game

The Church of Scientology's "Fair Game" practice was a way of targeting its enemies, including ruining their reputation, attempting to have them committed to a mental facility, trying to drive them to suicide and infiltrating dozens of government agencies. This project focuses on the Church's "Fair Game" practices and other unethical behavior.

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The FBI protects Superman's secret identity from FOIA

The FBI protects Superman’s secret identity from FOIA

Included in the most recent batch of Federal Bureau of Investigation records regarding the Church of Scientology is the script for a play written by COS’s Ministry of Public Relations in order to counter the “inflammatory statements” being made by a “dissident church member.” Making light of what they call the “comic book flair” of the rogue ex-Scientologist’s claims, the play consists of an interview between him and “the greatest reporter of them all,” Superman’s alter-ego, Clark Kent - whose secret identity is safe, thanks to the Bureau’s redaction.

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FBI investigated decades of allegations against Scientology, both foreign and domestic

FBI investigated decades of allegations against Scientology, both foreign and domestic

Recently released Federal Bureau of Investigation files, obtained in the ongoing lawsuit against the Bureau brought by the author and represented pro bono by Dan Novack, describe several investigations into the Church of Scientology, both foreign and domestic.

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In the early '90s, Scientology tried to dictate to the FBI what information could be released about them through FOIA

In the early ‘90s, Scientology tried to dictate to the FBI what information could be released about them through FOIA

A recent Federal Bureau of Investigation FOIA release prompted by the author’s lawsuit, shows that between 1990 and 1994, the President of the Church of Scientology International sent the FBI a series of letters instructing the Bureau on what records Scientology felt the FBI was entitled to keep or to release through FOIA.

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Recently released FBI files show L. Ron Hubbard offering to inform on his own organization

Recently released FBI files show L. Ron Hubbard offering to inform on his own organization

Recently released Federal Bureau of Investigation files show that just over a year after L. Ron Hubbard created the the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, a precursor to the Church of Scientology, he offered to become an informant for the Bureau, and provide the FBI with a list of its members and copies of their fingerprints.

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Scientology FBI

Emma Best sent this request to the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America