(Article republished from Revolver.news)
It turns out they’ve been buddying up with Big Tech and their “disinformation” pals to silence Americans. The report flags three main problems we’ve seen over and over: firstly, it looks like government officials have been getting around the First Amendment by using third parties to do their dirty work; secondly, they’re picking and choosing narratives based on their political benefits, and lastly, an unchecked bureaucracy has sunk it’s claws into our society. So, in laymen’s terms, the report reveals that the CISA has been trying like hell to control your thoughts, speech, and your life.
The House Report reveals that CISA, a branch of the Department of Homeland Security, worked with social media platforms to censor posts it considered dis-, mis-, or malinformation. Brian Scully, the head of CISA’s censorship team, conceded that this process, known as “switchboarding,” would “trigger content moderation.”
Additionally, CISA funded the nonprofit EI-ISAC in 2020 to bolster its censorship operations. EI-ISAC worked to report and track “misinformation across all channels and platforms.” In launching the nonprofit, the government boasted that it “leverage[d] DHS CISA’s relationship with social media organizations to ensure priority treatment of misinformation reports.”
The switchboard programs directly contradict sworn testimony from CISA Director Jen Easterly. “We don’t censor anything… we don’t flag anything to social media organizations at all,” Esterly told Congress in March. “We don’t do any censorship.” Her statement was more than a lie; it omitted the institutionalization of the practice she denied. The agency’s initiatives relied on a collusive apparatus of private-public partnerships designed to suppress unapproved information.
This was not about championing truth or setting facts straight. CISA was meticulously plotting to suppress any narratives, true or not, that didn’t fit the preferred “story.”
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