Indeed, this is relavant in this context. Also, the comparable "third wave" experiment at a US schoolin 1967 comes to mind. Those experiments show how easily the grounds for the "banality of evil" can be preapred. Even more reason for mankind to be very alert about any such manipulations of a people!
Key U.S. House Democrat cites troublesome issues in Iran nuclear deal (Reuters)
from the article: Israel’s Greatest Loss: Its Moral Imagination