The recent release of government emails has provided evidence that the much-discussed “disinformation” and the collusion between the Biden administration and social media companies to censor and otherwise block conservative voices and voices opposed to government initiatives during the pandemic were in fact true.
Previously, the revelation of the Twitter data pertaining to such interactions between Twitter and the Biden administration demonstrated collusion; now, fresh emails from a separate source substantiate these assertions. The bombshell was revealed in a collection of documents secured through a lawsuit brought by the charity America First Legal Defense Fund (AFL).
Slay News reports on the revelation:
Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration has been secretly running a major taxpayer-funded operation, involving multiple federal agencies, to “pre-bunk misinformation” and “disinformation” online, both “domestically and globally,” explosive new documents have revealed. The documents contain emails between Biden admin officials that reveal a multi-agency effort to censor the American people online.
According to the emails, the campaign began in 2021 when Biden’s National Security Council (NSC) began meeting with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about so-called “disinformation” surrounding COVID-19. Following the release of the most recent State of Vaccine Confidence Insights Report by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the decision was made. The report is generated on a regular basis for the Biden administration.
According to emails obtained by AFL, “Vaccine Confidence Specialist” Elisabeth Wilhelm shared the information with various CDC and White House officials after obtaining it in May 2021. According to the extensively redacted emails, this triggered a meeting with federal agencies, including the CDC and the NSC, to discuss vaccine “disinformation.” Gene Hamilton, vice president and general counsel of America First Legal, stated in a statement, “The more information that our litigation uncovers, the worse the picture becomes.” Everyone should be concerned about the weaponization of national security apparatus tools and methods against the American people, he concluded. If the Biden Administration is ready to weaponize the federal government against the American people in order to promote its favored political narrative concerning the COVID vaccine, it is logical to expect that it will do so in other areas as well.
On June 2, the NSC, CDC, and Census Bureau convened an unclassified conference call with the “interagency,” which the AFL defines as all federal agencies. According to the documents, the purpose of this conversation was to discuss their strategies to “identify, counter and build resilience to disinformation.”
“All departments and agencies [we]re encouraged to” attend, a heavily redacted email obtained by AFL said. “We’re happy to speak with any agency about our process, what we’re doing domestically and globally” to “pre-bunk misinformation,” Wilhelm wrote in a follow-up email after the meeting.
In addition to the concern about “disinformation,” which we now know to be obvious censorship, the CDC concealed information.
Slay News continues:
Despite the apparent willingness to share this information between government agencies, the CDC withheld all 26 pages of attachments from a separate follow-up email, according to AFL. The Census has been working to fight disinformation and misinformation since 2020 with the help of the State Department’s Global Engagement Center, according to AFL’s documents. The center’s mission is to “direct, lead, synchronize, integrate, and coordinate U.S. Federal Government efforts to recognize, understand, expose, and counter foreign state and non-state propaganda and disinformation efforts aimed at undermining or influencing the policies, security, or stability of the United States, its allies, and partner nations,” according to its website.
Similarly, an email from the National Security Council (NSC) to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the State Department titled “Efforts to Counter COVID Disinformation” was completely redacted before being shared with AFL. Soon after, on July 6, the NSC convened a meeting on servers managed by the White House Situation Room to consider domestic countermeasures against COVID misinformation.
Statements by Biden spokesperson Jen Psaki demonstrate the deletions were deliberate. According to AFL, two special aides to President Biden were there. Soon later, during a press briefing, White House Press Secretary Psaki outlined the administration’s attempts to cooperate with social media firms to remove “problematic” content from the Internet.
/18 And finally, on July 14, Mary Beth sent an email asking for “confirmation by COB today” from the various departments and agencies on whether they would join a NITRD working group. pic.twitter.com/EvWRm52Ozr
— America First Legal (@America1stLegal) January 26, 2023
Slay News sums up the matter:
The emails show that Biden administration officials repeatedly questioned Facebook’s decision to not completely censor a video posted by Tucker Carlson criticizing COVID-19 vaccines in April 2021. According to emails released in January 2023, officials suggested that the company was encouraging violent behavior. They also claimed that Facebook was responsible for the so-called “insurrection” on Jan. 6, 2021, emails show.
The AFL regarded these attempts as a concerted effort by the Biden administration to restrict the free expression of Americans using intelligence capabilities.
The revelation of evidence on the Biden administration’s plans to conceal certain material while releasing other information to the public, as well as the reflection of these intents in communications, is extremely alarming.