MAGA is fighting back against the mob and so are we… but we need your help. Join our growing army and click here to subscribe to Revolver. Or give the gift of Revolver—simply select the annual subscription and select “This is a gift” on the next page. If you want to give extra during this critical time, you can make a one-time or recurring monthly donation — whether it’s $1 or $1,000, every bit goes towards the battle to save our great nation.

We owe a debt of gratitude to President Trump for appointing Louisiana district Judge Terry Doughty. He’s just shut down the “disinformation police” and their mass censorship agenda. The Biden administration was exposed for their covert involvement with Big Tech to censor American voices on any COVID-related topic that didn’t meet “regime approval.” Judge Doughty ruled this dystopian approach was totally unacceptable in America and barred these Disinformation enforcers from further contact with Big Tech.

Overall, the credibility of the Biden administration’s “Ministry of Truth” is questionable at best. These self-proclaimed “disinformation specialists” have conveniently overlooked the fact that the most serious and dangerous disinformation came from individuals like Fauci, Biden, and other so-called COVID leaders and experts.

Judge Doughty argued that Joe Biden and his administration significantly overstepped their bounds by attempting to play “babysitters” of social media, and as a result, they infringed on Americans’ First Amendment rights. It’s not the government’s role to police what Americans say on the internet, unless it’s actual criminal activity — and that doesn’t include setting up traps for people, either, FBI.

At the moment, Team Disinformation is in a state of panic as they watch their entire power and censorship apparatus fall apart.

The New York Times:

Alice E. Marwick, a researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was one of several disinformation experts who said on Wednesday that the ruling could impede work meant to keep false claims about vaccines and voter fraud from spreading.
The order, she said, followed other efforts, largely from Republicans, that are “part of an organized campaign pushing back on the idea of disinformation as a whole.”

Judge Terry A. Doughty granted a preliminary injunction on Tuesday, saying the Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with other parts of the government, must stop corresponding with social media companies for “the purpose of urging, encouraging, pressuring or inducing in any manner the removal, deletion, suppression or reduction of content containing protected free speech.”

The ruling stemmed from a lawsuit by the attorneys general of Louisiana and Missouri, who accused Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites of censoring right-leaning content, sometimes in league with the government. They and other Republicans cheered the judge’s move, in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, as a win for the First Amendment.

Disinformation mammy Alice E. Marwick. (UNC)

For this crowd, an increase in censorship means more power, which is a very dangerous precedent. Take away that power structure, and their sense of control quickly spirals into a state of chaos. The good news, is that all of this is actually great, and will help keep America free from tyranny. The NYT piece continues.

Several researchers, however, said the government’s work with social media companies was not an issue as long as it didn’t coerce them to remove content. Instead, they said, the government has historically notified companies about potentially dangerous messages, like lies about election fraud or misleading information about Covid-19. Most misinformation or disinformation that violates social platforms’ policies is flagged by researchers, nonprofits, or people and software at the platforms themselves.

“That’s the really important distinction here: The government should be able to inform social media companies about things that they feel are harmful to the public,” said Miriam Metzger, a communication professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an affiliate of its Center for Information Technology and Society.

A larger concern, researchers said, is a potential chilling effect. The judge’s decision blocked certain government agencies from communicating with some research organizations, such as the Stanford Internet Observatory and the Election Integrity Partnership, about removing social media content. Some of those groups have already been targeted in a Republican-led legal campaign against universities and think tanks.

Their peers said such stipulations could dissuade younger scholars from pursuing disinformation research and intimidate donors who fund crucial grants.

Bond Benton, an associate communication professor at Montclair State University who studies disinformation, described the ruling as “a bit of a potential Trojan horse.” It is limited on paper to the government’s relationship with social media platforms, he said, but carried a message that misinformation qualifies as speech and its removal as the suppression of speech.

“Previously, platforms could simply say we don’t want to host it: ‘No shirt, no shoes, no service,’” Dr. Benton said. “This ruling will now probably make platforms a little bit more cautious about that.”

Disinformation mammy Miriam Metzger. (UC Santa Barbara)
Disinformation eunuch Bond Benton. (Montclair State University)

Believe it or not, Team Disinformation has convinced themselves that they’re the good guys because what they’re doing is somehow for the “greater good.” Keep in mind, these are the same people who vehemently opposed that same argument when it was proposed by the Bush admin after 9/11. But suddenly now, to protect Big Pharma, it’s a-okay.