Biden’s DHS and Election Disinformation: A Coordinated Effort to Suppress Free Speech
In the wake of the 2020 presidential election, questions surrounding the integrity of the electoral process surfaced. While the nation awaited the results, allegations of disinformation campaigns and censorship emerged, casting a shadow over the democratic process. Recently, revelations have come to light, suggesting that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under President Joe Biden played a role in these controversial efforts. In this article, we will explore how Biden’s DHS attempted to influence the 2020 election by spreading disinformation and suppressing free speech.
This is perhaps the most clear smoking gun possible of illegal election interference by the Democratic Party.
One of the key players in this unfolding saga is the Election Integrity Partnership (EIP), a coalition of federal agencies, universities, and big tech companies. House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, a Republican from Ohio, has raised concerns that this partnership worked in tandem to monitor and censor Americans’ speech in the lead-up to the 2020 election. Jordan’s interim staff report from the House Judiciary Committee highlights how the federal government, universities, and social media giants pressured platforms like Facebook and Twitter to label conservative viewpoints as “misinformation” while leaving liberal narratives largely untouched.
The report further reveals that the EIP, coordinated by DHS’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the State Department’s Global Engagement Center (GEC), focused its efforts on silencing conservative voices, particularly those of prominent figures like former President Donald Trump, Senator Thom Tillis, and Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene. Not only were influential politicians in the crosshairs, but conservative commentators and everyday Americans of all political affiliations found themselves subjected to suppression.
The “Switchboarding” Tactic
EIP employed a tactic known as “switchboarding” to facilitate the removal of content flagged by state and local officials from social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. These efforts were allegedly coordinated with DHS’s CISA, as revealed in emails obtained by the House Judiciary Committee. While CISA maintained that its actions were “voluntary” and that it did not have the power to remove content, the implied threat of sharing information with law enforcement or intelligence agencies loomed large.
Connections to Media Monitors
These revelations bear striking resemblance to previous efforts by the U.S. government to fund media monitors like NewsGuard and GDI. Both entities, supported by grants from the State Department and Pentagon, have been criticized for allegedly favoring liberal media outlets and discrediting conservative sources. The impact of their rankings on ad agencies has led to the blocking of conservative media from airing advertisements, further stifling their voices.
Stanford’s Role in Censorship
Stanford University’s involvement in the EIP raises additional concerns. The Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO), led by Alex Stamos, former Chief Security Officer at Facebook, played a pivotal role in coordinating efforts between local election officials, DHS, and social media platforms. Stamos has testified that CISA’s coordination with law enforcement agencies posed a potential threat to free speech.
The revelations surrounding Biden’s DHS and its alleged involvement in spreading disinformation and suppressing free speech in the lead-up to the 2020 election raise significant questions about the corruption of government agencies to shape public discourse to favor a political party.
The next question is this: Given evidence that the FBI and Department of Justice have also demonstrated that they are puppets of the Democrat Party, how will we investigate this? How will we ever know the truth?