Not too long ago, Elon Musk exposed Democrats in the federal government for shocking levels of censorship. His “Twitter Files” exposes showed the country that Democrats within the FBI were colluding with the social network to remove content, ban users, and overall trample conservatives’ First Amendment rights.
Just those revelations sent D.C. reeling. Republicans have launched investigations against the DOJ for what their agency did. But Musk was far from over. A new Twitter Files report has come out. And now, we know for a fact that it wasn’t just the FBI that was violating the Constitution. Yet another federal agency was engaged in censorship.
From The Post Millennial:
A faction of the US State Department used its influence to get Americans banned from Twitter under its last ownership, journalist Matt Taibbi reports.
In a new batch of Twitter Files released on Thursday, Taibbi said that the taxpayer-funded Global Engagement Center, whose mission is to “coordinate US Federal Government efforts” to tackle “disinformation,” was actually helping snuff out users that belonged to “state-sponsored blacklists.”
So much for the death of the “Disinformation Governance Board,” huh? Looks like the State Department had been doing that all along. Are you really surprised?
In the latest Twitter Files report, we learned that a branch of the Department of State was coordinating with the social network to censor users. In fact, the agency appeared to have its own “blacklists” that it required Twitter to adhere to.
In fact, they censored users who didn’t do anything wrong, but were just associated with those who spread “misinformation.” Meaning, if you followed the “wrong” kind of people, they could shadow-ban you or outright censor what you posted.
This group appeared to slander people for their political views, claiming that certain users were “Russia-aligned.” All to get their content labeled “disinformation” and silence them. Of course, the State Department had no problem with content coming out of China, despite the communist nation’s growing threat around the world.
The State Department wasn’t just doing this to Americans. They were advising Twitter on how to censor users all over the world. So, to Democrats, it’s not just their job to police American speech, but everyone’s speech.
This is pretty damning and yet more reason for Republicans to investigate the Biden administration. If this isn’t exposed, then it will never stop.
- Another Twitter Files report exposed the State Department’s role in censorship.
- A State Department branch coerced Twitter into censoring users all over the world.
- It branded people guilty of “disinformation” to take down their content and reach.
Source: The Post Millennial