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Biden Admin Regularly Coordinated With Facebook, Twitter To Censor Users, Records Show

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Dozens of federal officials across multiple agencies within the Biden administration communicated extensively with social media companies to coordinate censorship of information, according to internal documents released by Republican Attorneys General Eric Schmitt of Missouri and Jeff Landry of Louisiana.

Officials within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sent emails to employees at Facebook and Twitter to flag instances of alleged misinformation and provide talking points to counter allegedly false narratives spreading on the platforms. Government officials would occasionally initiate this activity, with one message from a CDC official requesting monthly meetings with Facebook to plan “debunking” strategies, and a White House official requesting the removal of a parody Anthony Fauci account.

One collection of emails shows Facebook staff collaborating closely with staff at the HHS to remove Facebook groups, with one message describing the collaboration as “critical.” Staff from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discussed setting up “regular chats” with Twitter, and Twitter invited White House staff to be briefed on their efforts relating to vaccine misinformation.

“I know our teams met today to better understand the scope of what the White House expects from us on misinformation going forward,” one email from Facebook staff to HHS staff states. “In our previous conversations I’ve appreciated the way you and your team have approached our engagement, and we have worked hard to meet the moment — we’ve dedicated enormous time and resources to fighting this pandemic and consider ourselves partners in fighting the same battle.”

Documents produced by the Department of Justice allegedly reveal a connection between 45 federal officials at the DHS and HHS and social media giants, with the social media companies disclosing connections to officials at the White House and U.S. Election Assistance Commision, among others, according to Schmitt’s press release. The administration has allegedly refused to disclose the connections of the highest-ranking members, citing executive privilege, according to the press release.

“The limited discovery produced so far provides a tantalizing snapshot into a massive, sprawling federal “Censorship Enterprise,” which includes dozens of federal officials across at least eleven federal agencies and components identified so far,” Schmitt and Landry write in a Wednesday petition for additional documents. “[These officials] communicate with social-media platforms about misinformation, disinformation, and the suppression of private speech on social media—all with the intent and effect of pressuring social-media platforms to censor and suppress private speech that federal officials disfavor.”

The DHS this spring launched a short-lived initiative known as the Government Disinformation Board, which was supposed to study misinformation online and provide the DHS with tools to combat propaganda that posed a national security threat, according to The Washington Post. The program disbanded after just three weeks due to significant backlash, according to The Washington Post.

“We’re going to need another [Nina Jankowicz] down the road,” an anonymous DHS staffer to The Washington Post, referring to the board’s erstwhile executive director. “And anyone who takes that position is going to be vulnerable to a disinformation campaign or attack.”

Facebook, Twitter, DHS, HHS and The White House did not immediately respond to a DCNF request for comment.

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  1. We already heard that the FBI, even though they had Hunter’s laptop for almost a year, lied and told Zuckerberg to censor the laptop story to help throw the Presidential election. Now we see that multiple Federal agencies colluded continuously to tell all the social media to censor as “disinformation” other stories that they didn’t like. It’s blatantly illegal and unconstitutional and that’s the real definition of “Fascism”, not just being a Republican voter as Biden suggests.

    And, oh yeah, weaponizing all of the three letter agencies (the FBI, the CIA, the DOJ, the IRS, and even the DOD) against the political opposition also qualifies as Fascism. Also, prosecuting hundreds and locking up dozens unconstitutionally in a D.C. gulag for over a year and a half with no due process and no bail for a “riot” on Jan. 6 where the only person killed on that day was an unarmed female veteran should qualify as Fascism. Then there’s the fact that less than a handful of the tens of thousands of real rioters who burned down cities in dozens of states, injured thousands of police officers and killed at least two dozen innocents have been prosecuted. Why? Because they were supported by the President and the Vice President and all the Democrats who supported those riots. I would say that qualifies as Fascism. Then there’s the fact that the party in power (and its leaders) feel free to ignore the laws they don’t like; saying nothing and allowing illegal protests outside of Supreme Court justice’s homes and quietly ignoring a resultant assassination attempt. I would say that qualifies as Fascism. I could go on and on. Wake up America. Unless there is a Republican Tsunami and not just a “red wave” in November, the real Fascists are likely to be in charge forever…….

  2. Censor Joe… FJB. F Jill the pill who thinks she’s a doctor when in fact she’s a babysitter ho who took a few classes. Demwits will soon be dead- eightysomethings who despite their fake hair, fake teeth, fake faces, are beginning to look their age. I pray every day that I live long enough to piss on their graves. THE MOST HATED-POLITICOS IN AMERICAN HISTORY. BIDENS AND PIGLOSIS they must wreak w. stench…him with the leaking bowels. The other two wet drunks And Jill just disgusting smells emanate I am confident. Bleach your hair, perfume and dress, but you are like putting lipstick on a corrupt pig, Jill. Green deal pigs cavorted in gas guzzling vehicles to Filtydelphia. Demwit Pigs. To hell with any that voted for this corrupt stinking to high heaven regime of communist pigs.

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