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  • State Department Won’t Say If It’s Colluding With Big Tech To Censor Speech Ahead Of 2024 Election

    06/14/2024 1:44:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Federalist ^ | JUNE 14, 2024 | Shawn Fleetwood
    The State Department didn’t respond when pressed on whether it’s colluding with Big Tech to censor so-called ‘disinformation.’. he State Department is refusing to say whether it is communicating with Big Tech platforms to censor free speech online leading up to the 2024 election. The agency’s silence on the matter came after The Federalist asked about a new working group launched by the United States and Poland on Monday that seeks to counter Russian “disinformation” about Moscow’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Called the “Ukraine Communications Group (UCG),” the body will involve the two aforementioned countries and representatives from NATO states,...
  • Biden Quietly Creates New ‘Disinformation Office’ To Arrest Americans For ‘Fake News’

    05/09/2023 11:43:24 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 89 replies ^ | 5/8/2023 |
    A new “disinformation office” has been quietly established by the Biden administration. This office will have the authority to arrest and prosecute citizens of the United States who publish content online that is deemed to be “false” by so-called fact checkers.According to the announcement made by Director Avril Haines on Thursday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has established a new office to oversee the efforts being made by the intelligence community to combat “disinformation” in the United States.Haines made the announcement during a hearing with the Senate Armed Services Committee. The Foreign Malign Influence Center (FMIC)...
  • State Department Threatens Congress Over Censorship Programs

    02/18/2024 6:04:30 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 32 replies
    Racket News ^ | 17 Feb, 2024 | MATT TAIBBI
    A year after its censorship programs were exposed, the Global Engagement Center still insists the public has no right to know how it's spending taxpayer money. “You can look, but don’t touch!”The State Department is so unhappy a newspaper published details about where it’s been spending your taxes, it’s threatened to only show a congressional committee its records in camera until it gets a “better understanding of how the Committee will utilize this sensitive information.” Essentially, Tony Blinken is threatening to take his transparency ball home unless details about what censorship programs he’s sponsoring stop appearing in papers like the...
  • Ultra Vires ('Beyond the Powers')

    02/10/2024 5:49:58 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    Dr. Robert W. Malone (via substack) ^ | 10 Feb 2024 | Dr. Robert W. Malone
    The rise of the administrative state and inverse totalitarianismThe State Department is censoring and limiting the circulation of disfavored press outlets.According to a new lawsuit filed in December on behalf of two media organizations, those being The Daily Wire and The Federalist, as well as the State of Texas and AG Ken Paxton versus the U.S. Department of State (the State Department) through its Global Engagement Center (GEC) and various US government officials, it is alleged that the defendants are actively intervening in the news-media market to both censor and limit the circulation of disfavored press outlets. These illegal activities...
  • Deep State Censorship Exposed.

    11/09/2023 6:34:50 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Robert W Malone via Substack ^ | Nov 8, 2023 | Robert W Malone MD, MS
    How government tore my reputation apart piece by piece.Fellow Americans, the government will take care of you! They don’t want you to have to worry about information that they don’t approve in your social media accounts. They don’t want you to worry that the US government would directly interfere with your First Amendment rights, and certainly would never meddle in an election or with your medical freedoms. That said, the deep state will gladly “contract those jobs out to creepy left-wing “disinformation”-fighting firms”.A bombshell new report has been published, titled: “WEAPONIZATION OF “DISINFORMATION” PSEUDO-EXPERTS AND BUREAUCRATS: HOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT...

    05/05/2023 5:14:49 PM PDT · by cuz1961 · 15 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 5/5/2023 | Ken Klippenstein
    The new Foreign Malign Influence Center oversees efforts that span U.S. military, law enforcement, intelligence, and diplomatic agencies. WITHIN THE FEDERAL government, offices dedicated to fighting foreign disinformation are springing up like daisies, from the Pentagon’s new Influence and Perception Management Office to at least four organizations inside the Department of Homeland Security alone, as well as ones inside the FBI and State Department. To oversee the growing efforts — which arose in response to concerns about the impact of Russian meddling in the 2016 election but have now expanded — the director of national intelligence has created a new...
  • Meet The Shadowy Group That Ran The Federal Government’s Censorship Scheme

    04/19/2023 10:53:40 AM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 4/19/2023 | margot cleveland
    The biggest concern is what GEC paid Park Advisors to do: fund and coordinate the censorship of Americans’ speech and our supposedly free press. The State Department’s Global Engagement Center used a cutout corporation headed by a former intelligence officer to fund and promote the blacklisting of conservative media outlets and other censorship endeavors, research by The Federalist reveals. When Elon Musk gave a group of independent journalists access to internal Twitter communications, the resulting “Twitter Files” quickly revealed the existence of a Censorship-Industrial Complex that included an array of federal agencies colluding with social media companies to censor disfavored...
  • BOMBSHELL REVELATION: State Department’s GEC, Soros’s Open Society, the EU, and UK Are Funding the “Disinformation Index”: A Pseudo-Nonprofit that “Blacklists” Conservative News from Online Advertisers

    04/07/2023 10:30:32 AM PDT · by bitt · 13 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 4/7/2023 | joe hoft
    Unmasking the Disinformation Index: A pseudo-nonprofit that “blacklists” conservative news from online advertisers. Guest Post by Bob Bishop The Constitution’s First Amendment allows freedom of expression from government regulations or restrictions; in other words, no censorship. The “fourth estate” term describes the news media that is the watchdog over the government. The amendment extends free speech to the independent media that delivers news and investigative journalism to the general public. Only a free press, based on truth and transparency, can effectively criticize and expose the government’s potential or actual wrongdoings. The public is awakening to social media censorship (Twitter and...
  • Calling Out Private Censors, Weaponization Committee Signals It Won’t Stop With FBI-Twitter Collusion

    03/12/2023 9:49:51 PM PDT · by bitt · 8 replies
    thefederalist ^ | MARCH 10, 2023 | tristan justice
    The three-hour hearing showed that corporate-government collusion goes far deeper than the major platforms in Silicon Valley. The Select Committee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government held its second hearing Thursday with a focus on the “Twitter Files” that exposed corporate-government collusion in Twitter’s censorship regime. But the three-hour hearing showed the public-private partnership goes far deeper than the major platforms operating out of Silicon Valley. Lawmakers heard testimony from independent Substack journalists Michael Shellenberger and Matt Taibbi, two of the primary reporters who published the series after Elon Musk took over the platform. The pair shared how the...
  • Twitter Files: Government Funding Created ‘Cottage Industry’ of ‘Disinformation Labs’

    03/02/2023 5:42:46 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Mar 2023 | ROBERT KRAYCHIK
    Journalist and author Matt Taibbi noted the U.S. government’s role in creating a “new cottage industry” of “disinformation labs” ostensibly combatting fraudulent online propaganda in the interest of national security in his latest Twitter Files report published Thursday. The “Twitter Files #17” thread focuses on the Global Engagement Center (GEC), a subsidiary of the State Department, and its claimed objective to “recognize, understand, expose, and counter foreign state and non-state propaganda and disinformation efforts aimed at undermining or influencing the policies, security, or stability of the United States, its allies, and partner nations.” The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab...
  • Giddy Up, Elon Musk Identifies the State Dept Origin Behind Twitter Content Control Mechanisms

    02/06/2023 5:36:06 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse - The Last Refuge ^ | February 6, 2023 | | Sundance
    … He still hasn’t identified the source code, the proverbial ghost in the machine, buried deep in the algorithmic code; however, Twitter owner Elon Musk has finally identified the agency within the U.S. government who spearheaded the creation. The “Global Engagement Center” (GEC) of the State Dept. The GEC mission is described as, “To direct, lead, synchronize, integrate, and coordinate U.S. Federal Government efforts to recognize, understand, expose, and counter foreign state and non-state propaganda and disinformation efforts aimed at undermining or influencing the policies, security, or stability of the United States, its allies, and partner nations,” (link). However, when...