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Fox News: ‘Secret reports’ reveal how government worked to ‘censor Americans’ prior to 2020 election, Jim Jordan says

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 20: U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) speaks to the media as he leaves a closed-door House Republican meeting at the U.S. Capitol on October 20, 2023 in Washington, DC. The House Republican caucus is searching for a new Speaker of the House candidate after Rep. Jim Jordan failed on three separate attempts to achieve a majority of votes in the House of Representatives. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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Fox News headlines: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/secret-reports-reveal-how-government-worked-censor-americans-prior-2020-election-jim-jordan-says

‘Secret reports’ reveal how government worked to ‘censor Americans’ prior to 2020 election, Jim Jordan says 

‘The federal government, disinformation ‘experts’ at universities, Big Tech, and others worked … to monitor & censor Americans’ speech,’ said Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan

Fox reports:

“Officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) assisted in the creation of a ‘disinformation’ group at Stanford University that worked to ‘censor’ the speech of Americans prior to the 2020 presidential election, according to a number of communications outlined in a report by the House Judiciary Committee.

Detailed in the House panel’s 103-page staff interim report, the emails and internal communications showed how the group, identified as the Election Integrity Partnership (EIP), worked with DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to alert, suppress and remove certain online speech in coordination with big tech companies.

One such email – sent July 31, 2020, by a top director at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, an EIP partner – described the CISA’s role in the censorship effort. 

‘I know the Council has a number of efforts on broad policy around the elections, but we just set up an election integrity partnership at the request of DHS/CISA and are in weekly comms to debrief about disinfo,’ wrote Graham Brookie, the lab’s senior director.

…’This pressure was largely directed in a way that benefitted one side of the political aisle: true information posted by Republicans and conservatives was labeled as ‘misinformation’ while false information posted by Democrats and liberals was largely unreported and untouched by the censors,’ the report noted. ‘The pseudoscience of disinformation is now – and has always been – nothing more than a political ruse most frequently targeted at communities and individuals holding views contrary to the prevailing narratives.’

Along with countless Americans, certain right-leaning media outlets, and conservative commentators whose views were censored, the report also noted that prominent figures like then-President Donald Trump, North Carolina GOP Sen. Thom Tillis, Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Kentucky GOP Rep. Thomas Massie had their social media postings marked as ‘misinformation.’

Other posts from former politicians, including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, were also flagged by the groups as ‘misinformation,’ according to the report.

…EIP was described in the report as a ‘consortium of ‘disinformation’ academics led by Stanford University’s Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO) that worked directly with the Department of Homeland Security and the Global Engagement Center, a multi-agency entity housed within the State Department, to monitor and censor Americans’ online speech in advance of the 2020 presidential election.’”

Over there at The Federalist this was the headline: https://thefederalist.com/2023/11/07/government-censorship-op-targeted-the-federalists-mollie-hemingway-sean-davis-during-2020-election/

Government Censorship Op Targeted The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway, Sean Davis During 2020 Election

The Federalist reported: 

“The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway and Sean Davis were among several prominent conservatives targeted by a federal censorship operation carried out during the 2020 election, according to a new bombshell congressional report.”

In other words? Left-wingers in government and Big Tech and Big Ed were working overtime to censor not only President Trump but conservatives in the media.

In the immortal words of 1960’s comedy TV series Gomer Pyle, a show about a naive hillbilly who enlists in the Marines and played to perfection by actor Jim Nabors?

“Golllllllly Ned! Sur-prize, sur-prize, SUR-PRIZE!!”