FreeSpeech and Censorship: Thread

grarpamp grarpamp at
Fri Nov 4 01:53:20 PDT 2022

The Intercept Releases Department of Homeland Security Agenda to Do
Mass Censorship

Andrew Anglin
The Daily Stormer
November 3, 2022	


The Intercept has published a big exposé on a Department of Homeland
Security agenda to implement mass censorship in America because it is
allegedly afraid that information will cause terrorism.

The article is based on leaks as well as court documents.

    Great work by @lhfang to expose crucial evidence on the
most-overlooked point about Big Tech censorship:

    This censorship is not done at the sole or even primary initiative
of Big Tech. It is so often done in conjunction with the US Govt and
US Security State, which demands it:

    — Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 31, 2022

    Docs show Facebook and Twitter closely collaborating w/ Dept of
Homeland Security, FBI to police “disinfo.” Plans to expand censorship
on topics like withdrawal from Afghanistan, origins of COVID, info
that undermines trust in financial institutions.

    — Lee Fang (@lhfang) October 31, 2022

    Earlier this year, DHS launched a widely panned "Disinfo
Governance Board" which it later shuttered following criticism. But
the same agenda lives on w/ DHS sub-agency "CISA" which argues disinfo
is a threat to American "critical infrastructure" #dhsleaks

    — Lee Fang (@lhfang) October 31, 2022

    How does DHS justify its evolving mission from countering foreign
terror groups to policing domestic "disinfo" on social media? Leaked
planning docs show the agency argues false information is a source of
radicalization & violence.

    — Lee Fang (@lhfang) October 31, 2022

It is quite something. They are claiming, outright, that basically
every new item is subjected to control by the security state. The
article cites a draft copy of DHS’s “Quadrennial Homeland Security
Review,” which claims that every new story, including “the origins of
the COVID-19 pandemic and the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, racial
justice, U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the nature of U.S.
support to Ukraine” needs to be regulated by the government.

    Dept of Homeland Security plans to "hire and train skilled
specialists to better understand how threat actors use online
platforms to introduce and spread toxic narratives," per DHS
quadrennial review leaked to me.

    Full story: #DHSLeaks

    — Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) October 31, 2022

You may recall that last year, the government attempted to implement a
“disinformation board” to control the media. The group was to be led
by Nina Jankowicz, and the plan was cancelled in large part because
this woman was so ridiculous. There were all these videos of her
singing songs.

    This is the new Biden administration head of Ministry of Truth,
Nina Jankowicz. She is in charge of what’s truth and fiction in
America. Every time you think the Biden administration can’t get more
ridiculous, they do:

    — Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) April 29, 2022

It should have been obvious to everyone that after the government had
announced that they were going to be regulating information that they
would not simply back out of that. If it gets to the point where the
government is openly announcing a new department to do censorship,
that is something that they’ve already thought through.

Prior to the 2020 election, the FBI and other government agencies met
with tech companies including Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Discord,
Wikipedia, Microsoft, LinkedIn, and Verizon Media in order to discuss
with them how to fight “election disinformation,” which is a euphemism
for ensuring that Democrats win elections.

Right now, the DHS agenda involves demanding that tech companies
silence information that the government disagrees with. The Biden
Administration has previously admitted to flagging information on
Facebook that they do not want people to see.

Facebook actually created a special department for officials from DHS
to contact them about information they wanted removed from the public
domain. This allows the government to target individuals they want

This is all completely illegal, and it is known to be illegal. It
proves, beyond any doubt, that the claim by the media that “Facebook
and Twitter are private companies and can censor anyone they want” was
a total scam. These are not private companies and they never had a
right to take away people’s Constitutional rights. But that pedantic
argument was always a ruse, because they were always doing totally
illegal forms of censorship behind the scenes. Now that they have
normalized censorship, they can come out and tell you that they are
doing it in a blatantly illegal way. There is nothing you can do about
it, because we live in a democracy, meaning you have no capacity to
petition grievances.

This is the problem that Elon Musk is apparently now running into
after having purchased Twitter: they have built this entire apparatus
of information control, and they are not going to allow the electric
car goofball to come in and overthrow their censorship regime. They
can function on all of these technicalities, talking about “private
company” and so on, but when it comes down to it, they will make
happen what they want to have happen by any means necessary.

Ultimately, the takeaway should be a glimmer of hope in the fact that
these people believe that this censorship is necessary. Apparently, it
is the view of the government that if people had free access to
information that things would change. That is a hopeful message. We
often feel totally hopeless, as if nothing could ever change and all
we can really do is pray for society to collapse, but if these
government people believe that they can only win if they are able to
control everything we are allowed to think, then that means there is
some possibility for change to happen.

I have been very negative towards Elon Musk since his takeover of
Twitter, given that there is no indication thus far that he is
actually going to follow through with any of his promises to the
people as regards freedom of speech. That said, however, I do continue
to hope for the best, because all indications are that allowing for
freedom of speech on the internet would completely change the world.
Elon Musk could be the hero that makes this change happen, if he
figures out a way to stand up against these people.

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