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Online censorship continues to proliferate in government agencies, using hidden meanings for everyday terms in order to spread a paradigm of distrust that turns censorship tools against US citizens.

The public-private domestic censorship operation coordinated by the federal government has quietly been organized to quell the online opinions of everyday Americans. 

For years, Renée DiResta has been one of the most prominent thought leaders, ubiquitous media voices, and influential “disinfo experts” in the emergent field of professional social media censorship (i.e. the “content moderation” vocation associated with “counter-disinformation” work).
Before we describe the “Science of Censorship” federal grant program that is the focus of this report, perhaps the most disturbing introduction is to watch how grantees of your tax dollars describe themselves.
When most people think of the National Science Foundation (NSF), they think about the US government investing tax dollars in grand advancements in mathematics, aerospace and engineering.
So begins a government memorandum recently circulated by the US State Department’s Global Engagement Center (GEC)
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) quiet coup to establish, for the first time in US history, an explicitly inward-facing domestic censorship bureau.
This is Part 2 of a multi-part “deep dive” investigation into DHS domestic censorship.
This is Part 1 of a multi-part “deep dive” investigation.
Censors targeted “trust in family and friends” as a threat to “trust in institutions”, and therefore a threat to democracy.
New documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) show staffers from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) working hand-in-hand with Google, Twitter, and Facebook/Meta to shut down social media posts challenging Covid orthodoxy.

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