A huge story just broke today…
One of the biggest leaks in US history has just occurred.
Leaked documents obtained by The Intercept reveal Facebook and Twitter both closely collaborated with the Department of Homeland Security and FBI to control “disinfo”.
The documents revealed that the DHS would plan ahead with Facebook and Twitter to censor topics such as Afghanistan withdrawal, COVID, Election fraud, and any info that undermined financial institutions.
Essentially the DHS would submit “talked own requests” to Facebook and Twitter and the social media platforms would take down anything the DHS requested.
DHS held meetings with the FBI, Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, and JP Morgan about censorship operations
Everything they told you was a lie #DHSLeaks
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 31, 2022
The Post Millenial reported these details:
The Department of Homeland Security has been working to influence big tech platforms. This became originally evident when the Biden administration launched the ill-fated Disinformation Governance Board early in 2022, but has been a focus of their efforts even beyond that now-defunct unit, and before.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a lawsuit that revealed via appended meeting minutes that former Microsoft executive Matt Masterson, who was formerly an official with DHS, told a DHS director in February 2022 that “Platforms have got to get comfortable with gov’t. It’s really interesteding how hesitant they remain.” This according to The Intercept.
Prior to 2020, it was reported that DHS met with Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, and other platforms in order to coordinate “content moderation” operations. These meetings were part of an ongoing initiative which saw collusion and collaboration between DHS and big tech to determine how “misinformation” would be dealt with on those platforms.
Areas that came under this purview included the withdrawal from Afghanistan, undertaken disastrously by President Joe Biden in August 2021 as well as the origins of the Covid-19 virus, which became controversial enough that users were kicked off social media platforms for expressing the hypothesis that the virus originated in a Wuhan, China lab. A Senate report found last week that this was the most likely scenario. Information that could undermine trust in financial institutions was also targeted.
DHS used concerns about “marginialized communities” to justify their reach.
Much of this effort became evidence as a result of an attempt to “fight disinformation” in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election. Both Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and then-Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey spoke about their platform’s effort to suppress and censor reporting from the New York Post. They did this, in part, because the FBI had told these platforms to watch out for a “misinformation” dump.
During the elction, there were “weekly teleconference to coordinate Intelligence Community activities to counter election-related disinformation.” Since then, meetings have taken place every two weeks.
The government had its fingers all over social media companies. DHS would tell social media companies what they wanted off the platforms via “takedown requests,” and then the platforms would submit reports to government. They would be “called on to ‘process reports and provide timely responses, to include the removal of reported misinformation from the platform where possible.’”
#DHSLeaks changes everything
Now we know who was behind the algorithm, trending, Wikipedia, and search results all along
It was feds
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 31, 2022
Leaked Documents Outline DHS’s Plans to Police Disinformation https://t.co/VHDi1wtDHS
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) October 31, 2022
The Intercept dropped these details:
HE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY is quietly broadening its efforts to curb speech it considers dangerous, an investigation by The Intercept has found. Years of internal DHS memos, emails, and documents — obtained via leaks and an ongoing lawsuit, as well as public documents — illustrate an expansive effort by the agency to influence tech platforms.
The work, much of which remains unknown to the American public, came into clearer view earlier this year when DHS announced a new “Disinformation Governance Board”: a panel designed to police misinformation (false information spread unintentionally), disinformation (false information spread intentionally), and malinformation (factual information shared, typically out of context, with harmful intent) that allegedly threatens U.S. interests. While the board was widely ridiculed, immediately scaled back, and then shut down within a few months, other initiatives are underway as DHS pivots to monitoring social media now that its original mandate — the war on terror — has been wound down.
Behind closed doors, and through pressure on private platforms, the U.S. government has used its power to try to shape online discourse. According to meeting minutes and other records appended to a lawsuit filed by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, a Republican who is also running for Senate, discussions have ranged from the scale and scope of government intervention in online discourse to the mechanics of streamlining takedown requests for false or intentionally misleading information.
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.
— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) October 31, 2022
But here’s the deal…
I don’t think it was a “leak” at all.
I think the Deep State and their friends at Big Tech know the jig is up and they’re trying to get ahead of the story!
We are winning!
Keep the pressure on!