Lee Fang on Twitter: “Facebook and Twitter created special portals for the government to rapidly request takedowns of content. The portals, along with NGO partners used to censor a wide range of content, including obvious parody accounts and content disagreeing w gov pandemic policy. https://t.co/Jth0WUfXAI” / Twitter
This story is blowing up fast. The US Department of Homeland Security appears to have worked through 3rd party “non-government organizations” to institute rapid take downs of online speech.
I visited the previously secret portal login page and took a snapshot, earlier today. This portal could be allegedly used to request deletion or shadow banning of online posts.
This is a United States government run censorship operation in violation of the U.S. Constitution. Very much akin to how China micromanages all social media in the country.
Even the ACLU has awakened:
One of the DHS targets was, surprisingly, Covid-19 information. If you had said that the Covid-19 vaccines did not prevent the transmission of Covid-19, that was censored, even though it was 100% true. In effect, public health’s authoritarianism extended to controlling public speech. Wow.
Matthew Masterson, formerly of the Federal government and now working for Microsoft, crafted the desire to have the government censor Covid-19 “misinformation” (which they and they alone, secretly defined.).
Elon Musk appears to be opposed to what may have taken place – and now that he owns Twitter, will he go public with what Twitter was doing to censor speech? If we learn what Twitter was doing, we can be sure that most other platforms were also engaged in similar activities.