The censorship-industrial-complex must be broken

Source: Orange County Register
by Susan Shelley

“To summarize very briefly the testimony of Matt Taibbi and Michael Shellenberger [before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government], they found that the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies were having regular meetings with Twitter and other tech platforms to impose various degrees of control over the content, as well as the accounts, permitted on social media. They also found that U.S. taxpayers have been funding a long list of non-governmental and academic organizations that monitored social media content and sent the tech companies bulk requests for takedowns and account bans. And they found that this censorship, funded and coordinated by the U.S. government, sought the removal not only of false information, but also of true facts that were considered unhelpful, including truthful reports of COVID-19 vaccine injuries.” (03/12/23)