Some entities like the Global Engagement Center (GEC), the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab), the Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD), and New Knowledge (NK) are killing facts by demanding social media entities blacklist accounts for the barest minimum of reasons.
The list of state-funded entities pushing narratives, crushing questions, demanding censorship, and feeding the liberal media unsourced ‘facts’ is about to grow dramatically as the shadowy line between First Amendment protections and Orwellian DoubleSpeak gets blurred by Matt Taibbi’s latest exposition from his delving deeper into The Twitter Files.
In the recent past, we have seen the farce of ‘Hamilton68’ and its efforts to tamp down any dissenting voice of reason as ‘Russian-sponsored influence and disinformation campaigners’.
Today, we find about The Global Engagement Center (GEC), The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab), The Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD), and New Knowledge (NK) – all doing similar censorious things by similar censorious methods, demanding social media entities blacklist accounts for the barest minimum of reasons.
The silver lining of this exposure is that not just does this reduce their reach by their actions being brought into the light, but it turns out that several Twitter executives, including Trust and Security chief Yoel Roth, rejected many of these requests, even going so far as to mock some of the requests. One former intel source sums up the situation perfectly in his comments to Taibbi:
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“It’s an incubator for the domestic disinformation complex…” specifically discussing the GEC, but the comments could apply to any of these entities, adding,
“all the shit we pulled in other countries since the Cold War, some morons decided to bring home.”
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