This week, the House Judiciary Committee confirmed a key allegation laid out in the ‘Twitter files’ released by independent journalist Matt Taibbi.
Taibbi, who received significant pushback from MSNBC journalist Mehdi Hassan who accused him of doing inaccurate reporting, alleged that the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), was censoring on behalf of the federal government by taking commands from the Department of Homeland Security.
Taibbi revealed that CISA made numerous requests to censor Twitter users during the 2020 Presidential election for ‘disinformation’ or ‘misinformation’.
In the House Judiciary Committee’s report, compiled by the Weaponization on Government Subcommittee, they confirmed a number of Taibbi’s allegations against the Department of Homeland Security and CISA.
The report said that CISA has become a ‘speech-police agency’ and that it has taken on a role that ‘far exceeds its statutory authority’.
CISA is currently a relatively small agency, with $27 million being allocated to it for Fiscal Year 2024.
After CISA was sued in federal court for its censorship activities, it transferred many of its functions over to a non-profit.
“CISA moved its censorship operation to a CISA-funded non-profit after CISA and the Biden Administration were sued in federal court, implicitly admitting that its censorship activities are unconstitutional.” The report said.
CISA advisory committee reportedly attempted to cover up the existence of CISA, saying it was ‘only a matter of time’ before someone discovered the agency and started asking questions.
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It turns out that the government has been “facilitating censorship.” A new report from the Committee on the Judiciary’s Weaponization on Government Committee digging into the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) posits that by acting through third parties, the agency, considered “an upstart agency” with the Department of Homeland Security, has engaged in the censorship of free speech and surveillance of Americans.
“CISA has transformed into a domestic intelligence and speech-police agency, far exceeding its statutory authority,” the committee asserts. It also says the group engaged in “coordination with Big Tech to censor Americans.”
CISA, the report states, has “metastasized into the nerve center of the federal government’s domestic surveillance and censorship operations on social media.” CISA reported numerous social media posts, alleging misinformation and disinformation.