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SCP-3725

Item #: SCP-3725

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-3725 is to be made inaccessible by any electronic device except those approved for experimentation by O5 Command. Any civilians having been exposed to SCP-3725 are to be administered the appropriate amnestic, and any Foundation personnel exposed are subject to a psychological evaluation as soon as possible. Electronic devices cleared by O5 Command for viewing of SCP-3725 are to be housed at Site 33-H in a 5 x 5 x 5 m room with 3m thick walls of steel, with one electrical outlet connected to an on-site generator. No means of broadcast or internet connections are to be allowed within 30m of any electronic device projecting SCP-3725. Approved video and audio recording devices are to be allowed in the site upon inspection and clearing by O5 Command.

Description: SCP-3725 is a 24-hour news network named ██████ Telecast, broadcast under a frequency of ███ mHz. The frequency may be accessed from any capable device anywhere despite a lack of signal. This persists, even in signal-isolated rooms. All witness reports indicate that news segments are similar to any given American local news TV station in scope and quality of production. The studio visible in the program is largely composed of shades of blue and red - the walls, the desks, and the ceiling are all shades of these two colors, variably. There are only three anchors: a young Caucasian brunette female, a middle-aged Caucasian man with grey hair, and a bald man of African descent with a beard. No indication that other individuals are present has been detected. Attempts to identify the anchors or verify their existence have been inconclusive, as their names are never shown or stated. The program states it is providing news for the town of █████ ███, ██████, USA, though no record of this location has been found. Three different news segments are repeated in the 24 hour cycle - a headline news segment, consisting of two of the anchors; an opinion segment, by the remaining anchor; and a debate segment, with all three of the anchors. All three segments are extremely politically charged and biased, with inflammatory language and calls-to-action to its audience.

SCP-3725's most significant anomalous property is that political bias in its segments adjusts to the political views of one viewing it. See Experiment Log 3064-1. Subjects, after being exposed to SCP-3725, have noted a feeling of increased agitation and violent thoughts towards people with differing political positions, dependent on their own views. Survey results completed before and after experimentation reflect an increased political partisanship in subjects. Subjects with no political affiliation or who identify as politically independent have had either no change, developed increased political apathy, or developed a slight political affiliation over the duration of the experiment. Some subjects saw the studio with more shades of red, while others saw the studio as more prominently blue. Experimentation with animals has indicated no effect on their behavior.

When no subjects are present and it's being recorded through video surveillance, SCP-3725 displays its "anchors" standing or sitting motionless in the position last observed by any test subject. If not all anchors are present on screen at the time, the camera periodically switches panels to any remaining anchors. The images displayed during this time are not static - "anchors" have been observed to be breathing and blinking during this time. Video surveillance of the program during experimentation displays footage reflected in experiment reports, confirming that video surveillance of SCP-3725 can detect what a subject is viewing on screen. See Experiment Log 3725-1.

Discovery: SCP-3725 was first discovered on 03/24/19██ at 13:57 in ██████, Mississippi at the residence of Harrison ████████, after ████████ was reprimanded for assaulting several protesters at the local municipal building during a demonstration against abortion legislation recently enacted. ████████ was later killed in a conflict with another inmate. Upon obtaining a warrant and searching ████████'s home, three local law enforcement officers found a television that was left on, playing SCP-3725. Three hours after the officers were dispatched to search the premises, two detectives were sent to check the location. The detectives arrived to find two of the officers sitting on a couch in the living room, with the third officer deceased on the floor 3 ft away from them. One of the officers attempted to attack the detectives and was shot and killed in response. The remaining officer admitted to shooting and killing the third officer in later interviews. See Interview Log 3725-1. Upon notice of the changes of behavior involved with and the properties of SCP-3725, Foundation personnel were dispatched to the location.

Interviewed: Officer Holden Fargrove

Interviewer: Detective ██████

Foreword: Interview subject was present at the scene of the death of Officer Lance Smith.

<Begin Log>

Detective: You know how this works, so I'll spare you the spiel. What happened?

Fargrove: Wouldn't you, too? That fuckin' leech… all of them just want to watch our country go to shit.

Detective: Wouldn't I do what? What are you asking me, officer?

Fargrove: I thought maybe he could live up to the label he gave himself… "bleeding heart."

Detective: Did you kill him, Fargrove?

Fargrove: I shot that fucking libtard in the chest. I had to. People like him burden our country, all of them can burn in hell. It felt so right, ██████. You have no idea.

Detective: We're done here. Cuff this motherfucker.

<End Log>

Closing Statement: Fargrove later was admitted to █████ Mental Institution following further psychological examination and trial. Before this interview, Fargrove was known by his colleagues as a political independent with no obvious bias.

Addendum 3725-1: Some events discussed during the headline segment of the program, such as [DATA EXPUNGED], had not yet taken place at the time that the program aired their coverage of them. The way these events are interpreted, though, is incorrect and blown out of proportion based on partisan status. This opens up the possibility of neutralizing anomalous activity before it can happen, but due to the anomalous nature of the program itself and its effect on those who view it, concentrated, extended viewing of the program would render the viewer too violent to report the information properly as these predictions of future events are extremely rare.

Addendum 3725-2: During an instance of the "headlines" section on 11/08/2016, video surveillance and subsequent subject interviews reported footage similar to that contained in SCP-1981. As per SCP-1981's properties, the footage recorded does not match any existing records of it prior to the incident, and is awaiting approval by O5 Command to include it in the logs for SCP-1981.

Test 3725-1 - 5/6/2003

Subject: D-3725-1, Male, 25 years old
Procedure: Subject was instructed to view SCP-3725 with Dr. █████ observing on site.
Details: Subject very quickly began to make aggressive, politically charged statements. Transcript below.

Dr. █████: Activating display.

(The television turns on, playing SCP-3725.)

Dr. █████: Please describe what you see.

D-3725-1: There's two dudes talking in a red room. Looks like a local news station.

Dr. █████: Good. Can you make out what they're saying?

D-3725-1: Something about… Bush brought back a bunch of jobs from China or wherever. Like he said he would, obviously.

Dr. █████: Please continue.

D-3725-1: Something about protesters at the whitehouse? Who would protest jobs? Fuckin' liberals…

Dr. █████: Describe the people speaking.

D-3725-1: Two old farts, one white, one black… Oooh, now there's a hot chick. I'd hit that.

Dr. █████: Please refrain from subjective comments. Continue to describe the broadcast.

D-3725-1: These people know what the hell they're talking about! Liberals are just splitting this fucking country apart, man. You know? They don't even give a damn about 9/11 anymore.

Dr. █████: Refrain from subjective comments, D-3725-1.

D-3725-1: What, are you one of those "bleeding hearts" yourself? You're the downfall of this damn country, I tell you. Motherfucker!

(D-3725-1 at this point attempted to attack Dr. █████, and was terminated.)

Test 3725-2 - 2/7/2006

Subject: D-3725-2, Female, 22 years old
Procedure: Subject was instructed to view SCP-3725 while restrained. Dr. █████ observed.
Details: Subject's account of on-screen content differed from Dr. █████'s report. Transcript below.
Dr. █████: Please describe what you see on the screen.

D-3725-2: There's… two guys and one girl. They're pretty angry at each other.

Dr. █████: Hmm… noted. What are they saying?

D-3725-2: They're talking about food stamps and shit. Like, welfare. Haven't heard anything about that in a while.

Dr. █████: What are they saying about it?

D-3725-2: One of em's real red in the face, screaming about how it's a handout for lazy people… fuckin' asshole. The other two are sounding pretty smart.

(Dr. █████, who had been facing away, turns to face the television.

Dr. █████: D-3725-2, what were they talking about, again?

D-3725-2: Fuckin' capitalists… how can they say welfare is bad for society?

(Dr. █████ pauses for several minutes, watching the screen, becoming increasingly red in the face, then attacks D-3725-2. Guards are called in and Dr. █████ is submitted to psychological evaluation.)

The following is an excerpt from a post-experiment interview with Dr. █████.

Agent ██████: What got into you, █████?

Dr. █████: Wouldn't you, too? The communist had the gall to sit right next to me and spout lies… She wasn't even properly reporting what was on the screen!

Agent ██████: What did you see on the screen?

Dr. █████: The real truth, not any of the welfare bullshit she was talking about. They were talking about sending more troops to Iraq.

(Dr. █████ was demoted and reassigned. Video surveillance footage from the containment room later showed what D-3725-2 had described to Dr. █████.)

Test 3725-3 - 2/4/2010

Subject: D-3725-3, Male, 35 years old
Procedure: D-3725-3 was instructed to view SCP-3725 while being observed via approved video surveillance.
Details: Anomalous property understanding was expanded. See transcript below.

Dr. ███: Describe what you see on the screen.

D-3725-3: One guy sitting on a desk in a blue room.

Dr. ███: (murmurs under breath for a moment)… Thank you. What is the person saying?

D-3725-3: He's talking about that new court decision… Citizens United, or somethin. Saying it's the downfall of our democracy. Amen to that.

Dr. ███: Your report is consistent with what I am seeing and hearing through the feed. Fascinating. D-3725-3, your work here is finished. You may leave the testing room.

(Two armed guards approach D-3725-3 and escort him out of the testing chamber.)

(An hour later, Dr. ███ discovered that neither the video feed nor the television had been switched off. ███ approached the feed, to notice the program at a standstill where it was when D-3725-3 left the chamber, with the anchors still breathing and shifting in place.)

Test 3725-4 - 8/26/2014

Subject: Agent ██████, known to be a apolitical
Procedure: Agent ██████ was administered several political spectrum surveys, then instructed to observe SCP-3725. Results indicated no specific preference.
Details: No behavioral changes were reported during the experiment, nor in the following psychological evaluation. See transcript below.

Dr. ███: Please describe what you see on the screen, Agent.

Agent ██████: There are three anchors… just talking about how cute some puppy is. I don't really care.

Dr. ███: Interesting… this is consistent with the video feed. Continue with description.

Agent ██████: What kind of show is this? They're just talking about random animals. I might as well be watching the Disney channel.

Dr. ███: Thank you, Agent. You may leave.

(Agent ██████ was submitted to psychological evaluation following the experiment, and no changes in behavior were observed.)

Test 3725-5 - 11/8/2016, 3:00 PM

Subject: D-3725-4, Female, 43 years old
Procedure: D-3725-4 was instructed to listen to SCP-3725, but not look at it.
Details: Subject was asked to remain silent, and video was recorded of the screen. See transcript below.

Anchor #1: As with every new president, there come difficulties in assuming office. News sources during this election cycle have slammed this President-Elect nonstop with leftist bias, yet to no avail - the presidency has been decided.

Anchor #2: With a flood of tears and cries for social justice, the party of town criers admits defeat and takes their spot on the second-place pedestal.

Anchor #1: The tactics that won this election are tried and true. This clip of Ronald Reagan shows exactly how this rhetoric is the best for our country.

(At this point in the broadcast, D-3725-4 became visibly shaken and began to cover her ears. A clip of Ronald Reagan giving the "evil empire" speech began to play, with lacerations slowly forming on his body as he spoke.)

D-3725-4: He already won! Make it stop!

(Dr. ███ turned off the feed, entered the testing room, and found D-3725-4 with bloody scratches around her ears.)

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