Let me first start by noting that TikTok is never a valuable source of information. The claim made by the TikTok user is backed by false and framed messaging. He uses a clip from a 2019 NATO meeting that discussed cyber defense and security, specifically covering technical, legal, policy, strategy, and military outlook. Instead, he uses the video to frame his claim that the Pentagon discussed using Taylor Swift to combat the growth of misinformation online.
Presidential Candidate Nikki Haley and numerous Pentagon officials, including DOD (Department of Defense) press secretary Sabrina Singh, rebuked the conspiracies. In a report to Politico, Singh states, "To set the record straight - Taylor Swift is not part of a DOD psychological operation. Period."
Additionally, this claim originates from FOX News host Jesse Watters, who suggested on live television that Swift could be "a front for a covert political agenda." He floats this theory in conjunction with how she could potentially impact and help Joe Biden in the 2024 election. We often see FOX News anchors make absurd claims on live television, mostly for the sake of viewership ratings and keeping their predominantly MAGA audience satisfied. In this case, this holds true. In response to Watters' claim, the Pentagon said, "As for this conspiracy theory, we're going to shake it off."
This claim is false and was an uncontextualized assertion made by a pro-MAGA FOX News anchor.