University stonewalling release of public records on federal censorship collusion: lawsuits
- December 9, 2022
University of Washington gives no explanation for 5-month minimum to provide its “misinformation” center’s communications with feds, Election Integrity Partnership members, watchdog says.
Greg Piper, Just the News
The University of Washington is facing several public records requests in the wake of Just the News reporting on its Center for an Informed Public’s role in a Department of Homeland Security-backed private consortium intended to squelch purported election “misinformation.”
Nonprofit watchdog Protect the Public’s Trust filed two Washington Public Records Act lawsuits this week seeking to compel a faster UW turnaround for CIP Director Kate Starbird’s communications with other Election Integrity Partnership leaders and with outside participants, including government entities.
PPT also filed an ethics complaint this week against CISA Director Jen Easterly, who replaced Krebs, for promoting nonfiction books from her agency Twitter account.
“The records in Washington State may be one of the few windows into the censorship machine created by the government to outsource, and thus plausibly deny, efforts to violate Americans’ free speech rights,” Chamberlain said in PPT’s press release.