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  • Stanford, Silicon Valley, and the Rise of the Censorship Industrial Complex

    06/01/2024 6:15:20 AM PDT · by CFW · 9 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | 5/31/24 | Ben Weingarten
    This summer the Supreme Court will rule on a case involving what a district court called perhaps "the most massive attack against free speech" ever inflicted on the American people. In Murthy v. Missouri, plaintiffs ranging from the attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana to epidemiologists from Harvard and Stanford allege that the federal government violated the First Amendment by working with outside groups and social media platforms to surveil, flag, and quash dissenting speech – characterizing it as mis-, dis- and mal-information – on issues ranging from COVID-19 to election integrity. The case has helped shine a light on...
  • Report on the Censorship-Industrial Complex: The Top 50 Organizations to Know | The citizen's starter kit to understanding the new global information cartel

    05/16/2024 3:40:58 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 13 replies ^ | May 10, 2023 | Susan Schmidt, Andrew Lowenthal ,Tom Wyatt and 5 others, Intro Matt Taibbi
    ransomnote: I posted Matt Taibbi's introduction to the article below. Follow the link for the core of the article.Susan Schmidt, Andrew Lowenthal, Tom Wyatt and 5 others provide a well organized overview to their extensive research. They describe 30 main players in the Censorship-Industrial Complex (CIC), and another 20 in the 'honorable mentions' catagory. I will put a hyperlinked table of contents in post #1. Illustration by mrmooremedia.comIntroduction by Matt TaibbiOn January 17, 1961, outgoing President and former Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower gave one of the most consequential speeches in American history. Eisenhower for eight years had been...
  • DHS says 'privacy' of migrants on terrorist watchlist is greater than public's right to know

    05/17/2024 5:12:54 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    Just the News ^ | 16 May, 2024 | Misty Severi
    "I did not ask for any names, IDs, addresses, anything that would breach privacy, nor did I ask for any law enforcement sensitive information," Fox News reporter Bill Melugin wrote in a post on X. "I simply requested *only* the nationalities of people arrested on the list, so the public can have an understanding of where in the world they are coming from." The Department of Homeland Security declined to share the nationalities of people on the terror watchlist who entered the United States illegally with a reporter on Wednesday, claiming their right to "privacy" outweighs the public's right to...
  • Merrick Garland and Chris Wray Proudly Announce Government Censorship Apparatus to Target “Cyber-Enabled Campaigns” and Censor Americans in Run-up to 2024 Election (VIDEO)

    05/14/2024 6:52:44 AM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies
    Attorney General Merrick Garland, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, and FBI Director Christopher Wray announced on Monday their latest plan to censor Americans under the guise of combatting “election threats.” Attorney General Merrick Garland who is directly tied to the historic persecution of opposition candidate Donald J. Trump led the discussion today in Washington DC on election threats. He should have mentioned his name first when he lectured on current election threats. Merrick Garland today mentioned the DOJ and FBI’s work to protect elections from national security threats. Garland added, “It includes our National Security Division’s and the FBI’s work...
  • FBI Confirms It’s Restarting Online Censorship Efforts Ahead Of 2024 Election

    05/08/2024 2:05:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | MAY 08, 2024 | SHAWN FLEETWOOD
    On Monday, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told reporters that federal agencies such as the FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) restarted discussions with Big Tech platforms. According to NextGov/FCW, this coordination will focus on “removing disinformation on their sites as the November presidential election nears.” Warner claimed these talks resumed in March, around the same time oral arguments in Murthy v. Missouri — which centers on the feds’ censorship efforts — were heard before the U.S. Supreme Court. When pressed on the validity of Warner’s remarks, an FBI representative confirmed to...
  • CDC scientists strategize to contain 'infodemics' as records show agency dismissed COVID vax deaths

    05/03/2024 6:02:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    Just The News ^ | May 2, 2024 | Greg Piper
    Misinformation professor who alerted Twitter to "conspiracy theory," that vaccines mandates were coming, coauthors papers with CDC scientists for publisher caught hiding Wuhan funder's conflict of interest. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention repeatedly warned the public to reject purported misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines even after contradicting its then-director's certainty that the rushed-through therapeutics stop infection and transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Rochelle Walensky kept promoting the claim, which she knew was false just a month after emergency use authorization, as late as April 2023, several months after former White House COVID adviser Deborah Birx said she "knew" the vaccines...
  • Government-Funded Database Labels Pro-Life Organization As ‘Terrorist Group’

    04/05/2024 4:37:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | APRIL 05, 2024 | TRISTAN JUSTICE
    A government-funded database, led by the University of Maryland and ostensibly established to track “radicalization,” is targeting a major pro-life group as “terrorists.” Students for Life of America (SFLA), which has 1,400 chapters at campuses across the country, “appears under a ‘Terrorist Group’ label in the raw dataset,” according to a Monday article in The College Fix. The database, called the “Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States” (PIRUS), was funded in part by grants from the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security’s Center for the Study of Terrorism and Behavior (CSTAB). According to the project’s...
  • US Intel Agency Wants To Ban Terms 'Radical Islamists' and 'Jihadist' Because They're Hurtful to Muslim Americans

    03/28/2024 5:25:09 PM PDT · by Twotone · 36 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 27, 2024 | Adam Kredo
    The United States' top intelligence agency wants to ban its spies from using "biased language," including the terms "radical Islamists" and "jihadist," saying these words "are hurtful to Muslim-Americans and detrimentally impact our efforts as they bolster extremist rhetoric," according to a language guide published internally. FreeBeacon The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), which is responsible for handling the country's spy apparatus, seeks to ban a range of common terms because it says they offend Muslims and foment racism against employees. In addition to terms describing Islamic terrorists, ODNI instructs employees to avoid phrases such as "blacklisted,"...
  • How Trump’s Allies Are Winning the War Over Disinformation

    03/21/2024 11:47:03 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    NYT via Yahoo ^ | 03 17 2024 | Jim Rutenberg and Steven Lee Myers
    In the wake of the riot on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6, 2021, a groundswell built in Washington to rein in the onslaught of lies that had fueled the assault on the peaceful transfer of power. Social media companies suspended Donald Trump, then the president, and many of his allies from the platforms they had used to spread misinformation about his defeat and whip up the attempt to overturn it. President Joe Biden’s administration, Democrats in Congress and even some Republicans sought to do more to hold the companies accountable. Academic researchers wrestled with how to strengthen efforts to monitor...
  • FBI and White House likely coerced social media platforms into removing posts, appeals court rules

    03/18/2024 8:04:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | SEP 11 2023 | Lauren Feiner
    the appeals panel agreed that several federal offices and agencies, including the White House .. violated the First Amendment by coercing the platforms’ content moderation decisions. ... A federal appeals court ... finding that several agencies likely violated the First Amendment. ... The original case was brought by the attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana, who alleged that federal officials unduly pressured social media firms to limit speech on their platforms, as they communicated concerns about posts related to the Covid pandemic or elections. ... The decision had an immediate impact. Following the district court’s order in July, the State...
  • Thousands of Haitians dumped in US, but DHS won’t say where

    03/18/2024 8:50:28 AM PDT · by bitt · 57 replies ^ | 3/12/2024 | PAUL BEDARD
    The Department of Homeland Security has guided over 130,000 illegal immigrants from gang-ravaged Haiti into dozens of unidentified American cities, but it won’t say where. Many of the 133,000 arrived in just one city that the Biden administration won’t identify, according to a federal report reviewed by the Center for Immigration Studies. The Washington-based CIS, which backs ending illegal immigration, said that many immigrants flew themselves to the unidentified cities, while others arrived through land ports only to be released to wherever they wanted to go. The report followed on another from a week ago that revealed how the administration...
  • PEEK-A-BOO! Soros-Funded Groups Exposed in Gov’t-Financial Sector Surveillance Collusion Scandal

    03/12/2024 8:21:51 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/12/2024 | Joseph Vazquez
    Two extremist groups financed by billionaire George Soros have been named in the emerging scandal involving federal law enforcement colluding with financial institutions to spy on Americans’ private transactions. Part of this Orwellian collusion involved federal law enforcement circulating documents to private financial institutions to jawbone them into giving up sensitive customer data, without them necessarily having to be suspected of committing any crimes. One of the scariest examples involved federal law enforcement passing around a 2020 “hate groups” blacklist to financial institutions that included “conservative” and faith-based organizations, according to The Washington Times. The circulated list was drafted in...
  • Dominion wins access to Newsmax journalists' texts in its defamation case

    02/21/2024 5:47:33 AM PST · by TexasGunLover · 6 replies
    NBC News ^ | Dec. 8, 2023, 1:30 PM CST | Jane C. Timm
    Dominion Voting Systems is entitled to review personal communications and text messages of Newsmax Media journalists in its defamation suit against the conservative media company, a Delaware judge ruled last week.
  • DHS Is Training Teachers To Develop Student ‘Disinformation’ Informers – I Know, I Took The Training

    02/19/2024 7:47:25 AM PST · by Chad C. Mulligan · 29 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 19, 2024 at 04:00am | Ramona Bessinger
    DHS Media Literacy Has Little To Do With Media or Literacy. It is a K-12 Surveillance Program With The Goal Of Training Teachers and Students to Identify and Report On Alleged “Disinformation” and Alleged “Violent Extremism”.
  • Report: Joe Biden’s DHS Drafts Plan to ‘Mass Release’ Illegal Aliens into U.S.

    02/15/2024 12:28:55 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Feb 2024 | JOHN BINDER
    President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is drafting plans that would include a “mass release” of illegal aliens currently in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody into the United States, a new report reveals. According to the Washington Post, DHS is considering having ICE release thousands of illegal aliens in the agency’s custody into American cities and towns as the Biden administration claims they need billions from Congress to avoid carrying out the plan in a seemingly quasi-extortion scheme. RJ Hauman of the National Immigration Center for Enforcement (NICE) suggested that Biden’s DHS is not spending funds as...
  • Biden’s AI plan to censor you revealed: Researchers say Americans can’t ‘tell fact from fiction’

    02/07/2024 8:30:10 AM PST · by Twotone · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 6, 2024 | Lydia Moynihan
    Twitter’s censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story in 2020 could soon be possible on an industrial scale — thanks to AI tools being built with funding from his father’s administration, a report from Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee claimed Tuesday. The report reveals how the Biden administration is spending millions on artificial intelligence research designed to make anti “misinformation” tools which could then be passed to social media giants. And it discloses how researchers who got funding for the plan — known as “Track F” — emailed each other to say that Americans could not tell fact from...
  • Senate Bill Released: It Prevents Trump from Closing the Border

    02/05/2024 11:04:37 AM PST · by Red Badger · 83 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | February 4, 2024 | By M Dowling
    A trio of senators on Sunday released a bipartisan immigration agreement with the White House that would give the president far-reaching powers to clamp down on unlawful border crossings, including the authority to turn away migrants without allowing them to request asylum. The President always had the power. That’s the first lie. Saying the President pivoted is the next lie. It’s an appearance of a pivot to get funding for foreign nations while giving very little to the USA. It’s also throwing a lifeline to Joe Biden to help him get elected. CBS claims it restricts the asylum system. It...
  • DHS knew risks of mail-in voting but continued censoring concerns anyway: Lawsuit

    01/27/2024 5:11:05 AM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 23, 2024 | Peyton Sorosinski
    The Department of Homeland Security and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency knew that mass mail-in voting during the 2020 election contained risks but continued to flag social media posts raising such concerns as disinformation, according to new documents obtained by America First Legal in its lawsuit against the agency. The CISA documents appear to show that in September 2020, officials knew that mail-in voting came with election security risks and that there was no evidence to support the claim that in-person voting would “increase the spread of COVID-19.” Officials also were reportedly aware that mass mail-in efforts presented challenges...
  • Key senators cut deal to give US new power to clamp down on border crossings

    01/26/2024 5:49:11 PM PST · by bitt · 58 replies
    cnn ^ | 1/26/2024 | Manu Raju,
    Senate negotiators have agreed to empower the US to significantly restrict illegal migrant crossings at the southern border, according to sources familiar with the matter, a move aimed at ending the migrant surge that has overrun federal authorities over the past several months. The Senate deal, which is expected to be unveiled as soon as next week, would also speed up the asylum process to consider cases within six months – compared with the current system, under which it could take up to 10 years for asylum seekers. The details provide a new window into high-profile negotiations that have been...
  • EXPOSED: Biden's Monstrous 'Anti-Terror' Plan to Censor Christians, Conservatives Before 2024 Election

    01/19/2024 6:08:00 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 18 Jan 2024 | Victoria Taft
    When they're not siccing the FBI on Catholic Churches or dragging upset fathers from school board meetings, there's a new and equally monstrous plan to shut up conservatives terrorists before the 2024 election. It is sponsored by your friendly Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Careful guys, don't trip on your jackboots. The Media Research Center (MRC) has uncovered a Biden Administration plot — yes, plot — to silence conservatives before the 2024 election with a "media literacy" program that targets conservatives, Christians, gun owners, and the GOP in the name of fighting terrorism. The program uses federal taxpayer funds to...