By Tom Woods
Remember the “Disinformation Governance Board” they tried to roll out?
Everyone ridiculed it, and of course the perpetrators tried to claim it had all been a big misunderstanding, that it wasn’t at all what we feared it would be.
Well, that board may be gone, but thanks to reporting by The Intercept, we know that government censorship efforts are far from dead.
It may not come as a surprise to many people reading this, but it is still a major story: the Biden Administration is using Big Tech to advance its interests. We now know that government officials can pinpoint Facebook and Instagram posts they want throttled or suppressed. In case you’re interested, the login link is facebook.com/xtakedowns/login.
Early this year, Microsoft executive Matt Masterson, formerly with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), texted a DHS director to say, “Platforms have got to get comfortable with gov’t. It’s really interesting how hesitant they remain.”
The Department of Homeland Security has indicated its intention to focus on the alleged problem of “inaccurate information” on such topics as “the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, racial justice, U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the nature of U.S. support to Ukraine” — in other words, everything you might want to talk about.
The DHS justifies this move into monitoring online disinformation (so-called) on the grounds that disinformation can radicalize people and lead to violence.
It looks as if federal authorities are trying to dance around the First Amendment by doing their dirty work through Big Tech platforms. As I reported some weeks ago, the attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana have filed suit over the federal government’s targeting of individuals for suppression by the platforms, and a lot of information is already coming out thanks to that suit. Not to mention: the judge has authorized them to depose Anthony Fauci himself, along with a variety of White House officials.
We’ll see what else we find out.
I remember when Fauci would tell people that maybe we could have our lives back next Mother’s Day, or two Christmases after this one, etc., but only if everyone got jabbed.
Meanwhile, half the country just proceeded to take their lives back, and did no worse health-wise than the hypochondriacs.
The “Fauci saved us” narrative cannot be pushed back on hard enough.
And today, my friend, is the last day to view RFK Jr.’s documentary film The Real Anthony Fauci for free.
This is the fight of our lives, so do not miss it: