A shadow government “organization” which, for all practical purposes, became the “world’s most powerful spy service,” swallowed Twitter and all the other social media platforms whole. Political analysts are still hard at work analyzing the muck oozing out from the Twitter Files.
Massive spy operation in secret
Every spooky spy agency in Washington had a hand in rigging the 2020 election. The FBI’s penetration of Twitter constituted just one part of a much larger intelligence operation. Tablet Mag spells out all the dirty details but the highlights are disturbing enough.
The Deep State apparently “deregulated” itself and outsourced election fraud to the private sector. Twitter files have to date focused on FBI and, to a lesser extent, CIA election interference, they write. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency “also played a significant role in shaping the 2020 vote.”
Former State Department official Mike Benz explains the significance. These days, he’s executive director of the Foundation for Freedom Online. “CISA is a sub-agency at DHS that was set up to protect real physical infrastructure, like servers, malware and hacking threats but they expanded ‘infrastructure‘ to mean us, the U.S. electorate.”
How the national security establishment built a censorship regime designed to replace the republic.
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— Lee Smith (@LeeSmithDC) January 5, 2023
Suddenly, “disinformation” became a threat to infrastructure. Every other spy agency could then be pressed into service. “That’s how cybersecurity became cyber-censorship.” CISA’s mission plan “went from stopping threats of Russian malware to stopping tweets from accounts that questioned the integrity of mail-in voting.”
CISA farmed out their spooky spy activities to “private-sector partners” who “boasted about such activities in promotional material.” The Election Integrity Partnership for example.
They are “a censorship consortium consisting of the Stanford Internet Observatory, the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public, the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, and Graphika, a D.C.-based private company founded by former national security officials.” Graphika is an interesting company. They’re “employed by the Senate Intelligence Committee for narrative analysis and investigations.” That means “CISA, Graphika and its EIP partners served as an intermediary to censor social media during the 2020 election cycle.”
Posts questioning procedures
Hundreds of employees were dedicated to searching though social media posts to spy on anyone daring to question the Democrat narrative. “CISA targeted posts questioning the election procedures introduced into the election process on account of COVID-19, like mass mail-in ballots, early voting drop boxes, and lack of voter ID requirements.”
CISA remained below the radar. Instead “of going to the platforms directly, CISA filed tickets with EIP, which relayed them to Twitter, Facebook, and other tech companies.” They all used the same liberal playbook. The censorship industry, Benz explains, is based on a “whole of society model.”
The “holistic” New World Order approach “unifies the government and the private sector, as well as civil society in the form of academia and NGOs and news organizations, including fact-checking organizations. All these projects with catchphrases like building resilience, media literacy, cognitive security, etc., are all part of a broad partnership to help censor opponents of the Biden administration.”
— Kilgore Trout (@Kilgore73862013) January 2, 2023
They spy on everyone and suppress all opposition. That’s why James Baker is such a key player.
“The outfit Baker was part of,” said Benz, “effectively handled the public messaging for an organization that threatened street violence and counseled violating the constitution to thwart a Trump victory.” He’s the one who “recommended” that Twitter censor everything as Russian disinformation. “Accordingly, when reports of a laptop owned by Hunter Biden and giving evidence of his family’s financial ties with foreign officials were published in October 2020, Twitter blocked them.”
One message from the week before the election reveals “The FBI has some folks in the Baltimore field office and at [FBI headquarters] that are just doing keyword searches for violations.” They went out of their way to trap Donald Trump. “The documents also show that Twitter banished Trump after misrepresenting his posts as incitement to violence. With U.S. intelligence services reportedly using informants to provoke violence during the January 6th protest at the Capitol, the trap closed on Trump. Twitter and Facebook then moved to silence the outgoing president by denying him access to the global communications infrastructure.” If they can do it to Donald Trump, they can do it to anyone.