DHS whistleblower documents prove social media censorship began in 2018 after CISA Act

June 9, 2022, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to a letter by Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Aleandro Mayorkas after a whistleblower revealed that the Department of Homeland Security’s disinformation efforts predate 2022:

“The U.S. Congress needs to repeal language in the CISA Act of 2018 that authorized the Department of Homeland Security to coordinate censorship with the private sector in the first place. It is impossible to reconcile the First Amendment rights of citizens with a federal government that by its own admission is ‘routing disinformation concerns to appropriate social media platforms’. Senators Hawley and Grassley have done a great job in continuing to pursue this issue. As these whistleblower documents clearly show, DHS and CISA have been censoring Americans’ speech through their social media sycophants well before anyone had heard of the Disinformation Governance Board. The scary part is that the law establishing CISA allowed and continues to allow them to do it and Congress must rip the language authorizing censorship through social media coordination out by the roots.”


“Congress authorized DHS and CISA’s Disinformation Governance Board activities—in 2018,” By Robert Romano, May 2, 2022 at https://dailytorch.com/2022/05/congress-authorized-dhs-and-cisas-disinformation-governance-board-activities-in-2018/

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