NEED TO KNOW…
The term “need to know“, when used by government and other organizations (particularly those related to the military or espionage), describes the restriction of data which is considered very sensitive. Under need-to-know restrictions, even if one has all the necessary official approvals (such as a security clearance) to access certain information, one would not be given access to such information, or read into a clandestine operation, unless one has a specific need to know; that is, access to the information must be necessary for one to conduct one’s official duties. This term also includes anyone that the people with the knowledge deemed necessary to share it with.
I have noticed that the very people who first “invented” the idea of NEED TO KNOW are the very people who HATE IT THE MOST.
For some reason, spies and agents who do not have a NEED TO KNOW – VICIOUSLY ATTACK others who have legitimate missions – going out of their way to do everything in their power to ruin them, harm them, and mess with their lives – simply because they are not supposed to know, but are totally pissed that they don’t.
The truth is – if certain missions are to succeed – very FEW people will know about it.
Q-Anon is a good example!
There are others.