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How the Federal Government Partnered with Universities to Censor Americans’ Political Speech

Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2023
by Outside Contributor
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The House Judiciary Committee and Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government released an interim staff report on November 6, 2023. The report shows how the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Global Engagement Center (GEC, State Department) coordinated directly with Stanford University and other entities to create the Election Integrity Partnership to censor Americans’ speech in the lead-up to the 2020 election.

• The Election Integrity Partnership (EIP): The Election Integrity Partnership (EIP) was created in the summer of 2020 to provide a way for the federal government to launder its censorship activities in hopes of bypassing both the First Amendment and public scrutiny.

•“External stakeholders,” including federal agencies and organizations funded by the federal government, submitted misinformation reports directly to the EIP. The EIP’s misinformation “analysts” then scoured the internet for additional examples of similar content for censorship. The EIP sent the most significant ones directly to Big Tech with specific recommendations on how social media platforms should censor the posts.

• CISA’s Involvement in Creation & Operation of EIP: The report reveals for the first time internal emails from EIP members stating that EIP was created “at the request of DHS/CISA.” The Committee and Select Subcommittee have also obtained documents showing that CISA had access to the inner workings of the EIP, including incoming misinformation reports.

• Secret “Jira Tickets” Publicly Released: The report discloses hundreds of the nonpublic “misinformation” reports from the EIP’s centralized reporting system, known as “Jira tickets.” During the EIP’s operation, the Jira ticketing system was accessible only to select parties, including federal agencies, universities, and Big Tech.

• Who was censored? The EIP targeted Americans across the political spectrum, but especially conservatives. This includes candidates such as President Trump and Senator Tillis, entities such as Newsmax and the Babylon Bee, and conservative commentators such as Sean Hannity, Mollie Hemingway, and Charlie Kirk.

• What was censored? The EIP targeted true information, jokes, and political opinions.

• Stanford’s Refusal to Cooperate: Stanford initially refused to produce the Jira tickets even though they were directly responsive to a subpoena. Facing contempt, Stanford relented and produced Jira tickets containing thousands of links the EIP collected for censorship.

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anna hubert
anna hubert
25 days ago

Free speech and free press The biggest threat to any dictatorship First casualty of such regime always

25 days ago

Exactly when did our government begin turning against the taxpayers? Let’s see, could it have been when the Vietnam service men came home to jeers in NY City. Well, it a start could have been when the rioting of the sixties began. Hmm…maybe when the moneyed bought their way with favors. Or perhaps when our government was bought and paid for by wealth. Maybe when press became not news but indoctrination. How about allowing major companies to outgrow their britches and affect elections. We poor deploreables are left holding the bag. Frankly, I think we have gone far beyond reparations. Crime is not just free, it is paid for in bounty. And now the answer to it all is subversive crap straight from the capitol. Funded anarchy, peaceful farces, which are put together by those in power having bought their way to fund the real anarchy. Political prostitution so vile that some cannot even begin to shed a tear when children (babies) are burned in front of their parents. This is not America, it is not AMERICAN; it comes from evil greed, evil power, evil minds. I want to see the Jews to prevail. NO country’s citizens should agree to die by those who are without consciences. I believe good people basically began this country. No country that I am aware of is more welcoming. Why in hell have we opened it to terrorists? As it stands now, if we are to be saved we need to follow Israel’s example. Get the conscienceless off our land for once and for all.

25 days ago


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