We now know that the corrupt, anti-American Department of Homeland Security was running censorship campaigns across social media during the run up to the 2020 election to eliminate the views of conservative Americans and boost the left-wing agenda of the Democrat Party.
According to newly revealed documents, DHS unconstitutionally worked with leftists at Stanford University and other colleges to monitor and interdict what they called “disinformation” and what we would otherwise call the facts.
Per the Daily Mail:
The Election Integrity Partnership (EIP) was created in July 2020, and consisted of members from the Stanford Internet Observatory, the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public, Graphika, and the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, according to a new report from the House Judiciary Committee and released Monday evening.
‘[T]he federal government and universities pressured social media companies to censor true information, jokes, and political opinions,’ the report said of the partnership.
Emails and internal communications obtained by the House Judiciary Committee show how the group worked to flag, censor and remove speech online.
‘I know the Council has a number of efforts on broad policy around the elections, but we just set up an election integrity partnership at the request of DHS/CISA and are in weekly comms to debrief about disinfo,’ the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab’s senior director Graham Brookie wrote in an email.
The report said the partnership’s effort was directed at Republicans and conservatives by labeling information they posted as ‘misinformation,’ while information posted by Democrats and liberals was largely untouched.
They alleged the partnership was used to ‘censor Americans engaged in core political speech in the lead up to the 2020 election.’
‘The pseudoscience of disinformation is now – and has always been – nothing more than a political ruse most frequently targeted at communities and individuals holding views contrary to the prevailing narratives,’ the report said
This is all illegal, of course.
The federal government is NOT allowed to censor political speech as per our Constitution.
“Disinformation” or not, this speech is NOT up to the federal government to “allow” or not allow. The feds have no role at all in determining what sort of political speech Americans are allowed to engage in. Noe. Zip. Zero. Nada.
DHS should be dismantled.