FBI Confirms It’s Restarting Its Election Censorship Campaign

(Patriot Insider) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation is once again being weaponized by deep state progressives in an attempt to slap digital duct tape over the mouths of those who they deem to be spreading “disinformation” on social media ahead of the 2024 general election, as per a report published by Shawn Fleetwood of The Federalist.

Sen. Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, who also serves as the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee spoke with reporters and commented that federal agencies like the FBI and the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency have begun to hold talks with various Big Tech companies.

“According to NextGov/FCW, this coordination will focus on ‘removing disinformation on their sites as the November presidential election nears.’ Warner claimed these talks resumed in March, around the same time oral arguments in Murthy v. Missouri — which centers on the feds’ censorship efforts — were heard before the U.S. Supreme Court,” the piece said.

“When pressed on the validity of Warner’s remarks, an FBI representative confirmed to The Federalist that the agency has resumed communications with social media companies ahead of the 2024 election,” Fleetwood penned.

“The FBI remains committed to combating foreign malign influence operations, including in connection with our elections. That effort includes sharing specific foreign threat information with state and local election officials and private sector companies when appropriate and rigorously consistent with the law,” the representative stated. “In coordination with the Department of Justice, the FBI recently implemented procedures to facilitate sharing information about foreign malign influence with social media companies in a way that reinforces that private companies are free to decide on their own whether and how to take action on that information.”

CISA External Affairs Specialist Tess Hyre decided not to provide a comment when Fleetwood asked if the agency had started up talks with social media companies to fight against what they say is “disinformation,” however she did mention that CISA Director Jen Easterly is set to participate in a hearing on the topic of “Election Security” in the next few weeks.

When The Federalist applied a bit of pressure to both CISA and FBI about communications with social media platforms, neither agency responded. Nor did they identify any of the companies they were communicating with or how they come up with definitions for what constitutes “disinformation.” They also did not elaborate on which other agencies are assisting them in these efforts.

“The issue of government-compelled censorship is front and center in Murthy v. Missouri, a case before SCOTUS focused on allegations from Missouri and Louisiana that the federal government’s pressuring of social media companies to censor free speech online constitutes a violation of the First Amendment. U.S. District Court Judge Terry Doughty issued a preliminary injunction in July 2023 barring federal agencies from colluding with Big Tech to censor posts they don’t like. In his ruling, Doughty wrote, ‘If the allegations made by Plaintiffs are true, the present case arguably involves the most massive attack against free speech in United States’ history,'” The Federalist divulged.

“The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals subsequently upheld Doughty’s injunction in September. While the initial ruling did not pertain to CISA — often referred to by its critics as the ‘nerve center’ of the federal government’s censorship operations — the court later issued a corrected ruling to prevent CISA from colluding with Big Tech to squash free speech online. The U.S. Supreme Court, however, lifted the Fifth Circuit’s injunction in October, effectively allowing the federal government’s censorship operations to resume while it considered the merits of the case,” Fleetwood continued.

The Supreme Court is expected to release a ruling on the merits of the case sometime this summer.

A number of emails that have been discovered concerning Murthy v. Missouri seemingly indicate that a few health agencies, like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have held meetings concerning “misinfo” and how to debunk it with social media giant Facebook. In other words, censorship is starting up all over again. We have not learned our lesson apparently.

“But these efforts are just one facet of the government’s censorship operations. CISA regularly facilitated meetings ‘between Big Tech companies, and national security and law enforcement agencies to address ‘mis-, dis-, and mal-information’ on social media platforms,'” the report added.

Fleetwood then noted, “Leading up to the 2020 election, for instance, the agency upped its censorship efforts by flagging posts for Big Tech companies it claimed were worthy of being censored, some of which called into question the security of voting practices such as mass, unsupervised mail-in voting. This was done despite CISA privately acknowledging the risks associated with such practices.”

It is going to be up to each and every American to do their own research on the important issues facing our country. We must ensure that every candidate we choose to vote for at the polls has legitimate solutions. We may also have to consider utilizing alternative social media platforms like Trump’s Truth Social, Gab, and Rumble in order to spread information to those who need it.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. The FBI is a traitorist organization. These thugs are following illegal orders and should be prosecuted for that.

  2. The leadership in the FBI has lied to the American public (Russiagate), hidden the truth from the American public ( Hunter Biden laptop) obstructed/infringed on the first amendment of freedom of speech and collided with the Biden DOJ to invade peoples right to privacy (spying on American Citizens). They have destroyed the people’s faith and they are as bad or worse than any foreign entity when it comes to election integrity.

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