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DHS Met Regularly With Twitter Exec Musk Fired, Coordinated Widespread Internet Censorship in 2020: Report

Big Tech has been coordinating with the government on a wide-scale internet censorship operation since 2020, leaked documents reveal.

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) repeatedly met with Big Tech platforms to coordinate a wide-scale internet censorship operation ahead of the 2020 election, leaked documents reveal.

According to years worth of internal DHS memos, emails and documents obtained by The Intercept, an “expansive effort” was conducted by the agency to “influence” tech platforms online in 2020 and is “quietly” being broadened to “curb speech it considers dangerous” today.

Facebook and Twitter reportedly collaborated with DHS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to police whatever they deemed to be “disinformation” and currently aims to “expand censorship” on subjects including Joe Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, and information that “undermines trust in financial institutions,” The Intercept journalist Lee Fang reported on Monday.

The Intercept additionally reported that Facebook and Twitter even created online portals that would allow the U.S. federal government to “rapidly request takedowns of content.” According to the newly obtained documents, these portals were used to censor “obvious parody accounts” and separate content published by individuals who disagreed with the government’s COVID-19 policies.

According to the emails and documents, Twitter’s former head of legal policy Vijaya Gadde would routinely have monthly meetings with the federal government to “discuss censorship plans.”

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As revealed in a lawsuit filed by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, former Microsoft executive and DHS official Matt  Masterson was also revealed to have informed a DHS director in February of this year that Big Tech “platforms have got to get comfortable with gov’t. It’s really [sic] interesting how hesitant they remain.”

Subsequent reporting about the DHS leaks have revealed that the U.S. government has “had its fingers all over social media companies” since 2020.

“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’,” reported the Post Millennial.

“This was specifically done with election information, which would be flagged by state election officials, submitted to DHS, which would then tell social media companies to pull it.”

Pundits online have accused the federal government of egregiously violating the First Amendment rights of American citizens through their extensive efforts at internet censorship and information control.

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“This may be the biggest story of our lives. The direct violation of law and the constitution on a scale designed to subvert our elections and control the population,” tweeted Timcast founder, podcaster, and former Vice journalist Tim Pool.

News of the DHS-Big Tech censorship operation has since resulted in “#DHSLEAKS” trending to number five on Twitter.

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Andrew White is a Northern Virginia native. His work has been previously featured on Alex Jones’ Infowars, Revolver News, and The Liberty Daily. White is a constitutionalist Patriot, who focuses on social issues, election integrity, globalism, US politics, as well as general corporate and government corruption.

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    Snapperboy

    November 1, 2022 at 10:10 am

    The Mc’s better straighten up fast – I am sure Musk has the goods on you too.

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    Nick1

    November 1, 2022 at 11:15 am

    And yet nothing will happen…AGAIN

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    Drosack

    November 1, 2022 at 1:24 pm

    Come on midterms.

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    Rick

    November 1, 2022 at 4:35 pm

    Impeachment order:1. Mayorkas
    2. Garland
    3. Biden

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    Ron

    November 1, 2022 at 5:05 pm

    A vote for any democrat is a vote to erase freedoms as we know them. Not only does this violate our 1st amendment right it borders on violating our 4 th amendment!!!! It’s absolutely appalling that this is actually took place in America!!!! The Demonrats decide what disinformation/ misinformation is. There’s no more debate it’s their narrative and that’s it!!!! I hope this pushes more people out to vote these unAmerican politicians out ASAP!!!!

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    Christian Wolf

    November 2, 2022 at 10:32 am

    And they keep saying “Our elections were not tampered with”…. Job number one of the new Congress should be to dismantle and shut down ANY agencies the cooperated with Big Tech to sway the election. That is a violation of the First Amendment.. The right to free speech and grounds to FIRE ANY government employee..

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    The Observer

    November 2, 2022 at 12:17 pm

    But this has been coming for years. Books have been written and interviews all supporting socialism. Socialists have taken over our educational system and now the milenial and Y generations are all left leaning if not full left and they are now old enough to vote and take office starting on the local level and rising to the Federal level. Conservativism, morals, good manners, belief in law and order are things of the past unless we as a country say “STOP”.

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