DHS agency appears to be “burying” evidence of involvement with “domestic censorship activities”: expert
- March 7, 2023
Aaron Kliegman, Fox News
A federal agency in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that’s been scrutinized for what critics argue is suppression of dissenting political views under the guise of combating disinformation now appears to be “burying” evidence of its alleged censorship, experts and watchdog groups say.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, or CISA, has come under fire for working with Big Tech companies to flag and take down social media posts related to elections, COVID vaccines, and a range of other issues that were deemed mis-, dis-, and malinformation (MDM).
Now it appears the agency may be concealing its efforts to monitor domestic content posted by regular Americans and focusing exclusively on its campaign to combat foreign actors in what some observers say is a move designed to hide government overreach, according to research compiled by Mike Benz, the Foundation for Freedom Online’s executive director.
“At the same time DHS was assuring the American public that all of their disinformation activities were legitimate and above-board, it appears they were also secretly scrubbing their website of mentions of the actions people were objecting to,” Michael Chamberlain, director of Protect the Public’s Trust, told Fox News Digital. “Are they truly altering their behavior or just trying to hide information they don’t want us to know about? Either way, it appears to be a tacit admission that what they were doing could have been infringing on the rights of American citizens, which goes a long way toward explaining the precipitous decline of trust in the federal government.”