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It’s a full-time job trying to sift through all the corruption and plots pertaining to the regime’s COVID-19 dystopian takeover. Little by little, we’re getting there. However, one thing is clear: the U.S. government used every possible tactic and tool at their disposal to reshape society and snatch power and liberties from the American people. We’re seeing that more and more clearly thanks to a report that came out on Monday. The House Judiciary Committee put out a 36-page report showing the shady actions of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
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.”
The report outlines how CISA censored “malinformation – truthful information that, according to the government, may carry the potential to mislead.” Journalist Lee Fang later wrote that the malinformation campaign “highlights not only the broad authority that the federal government has to shape the political content available to the public, but also the toolkit that it relies upon to limit scrutiny in the regulation of speech.”
Our dear friend DOCTOR Kate Starbird makes an appearance…
The officials supporting the operation remained unrepentant in their aim to advance political agendas. Dr. Kate Starbird, a member of CISA’s “Misinformation & Disinformation” subcommittee, lamented that many Americans seem to “accept malinformation as ‘speech’ and within democratic norms.”
The terror that the bureaucratic state can unleash is limitless.
The report exposes the increasing power of the administrative state. Federal bureaucrats rely on anonymity and unaccountability. Private industry employees could never oversee a disaster like the Covid response and maintain their jobs. It’d be like if BP’s head of safety for the Gulf of Mexico received a promotion after the oil spill.
But unelected officilals like CISA officials enjoy ever-increasing power over Americans’ lives without having to answer for their calamities. Suzanne Spaulding, a member of the Misinformation & Disinformation Subcommittee, warned that it was “only a matter of time before someone realizes we exist and starts asking about our work.”
One very intriguing point from the report is how most Americans have never heard of CISA, yet this agency holds a lot of power. CISA holds onto its power by operating behind the scenes, quietly pulling the strings away from the public eye. That’s why a smaller federal government is crucial for preserving our rights and freedom. Right now, our system is designed to keep us guessing about who’s in control.