House Judiciary Committee Report: CISA Facilitated Censorship of Americans

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A House Judiciary Committee report found that the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a division of Homeland Security, “has facilitated the censorship of Americans directly and through third-party intermediaries.”  Through subpoenaed documents the committee found that CISA significantly increased flagging of “misinformation and disinformation” on social media and considered the creation of a “rapid response team” to physically deploy and root out sources of “misinformation.”  After the Biden Administration was sued over CISA’s actions, the agency contracted a private organization, the Center for Internet Security (CIS), to continue handling “misinformation” including censoring social media accounts over “election misinformation.”  The committee also found that CISA created and used an outside advisory board to go beyond its statutory mission of advising Americans on potential cyber-security risks. Notably, Vijaya Gadde, who decided to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story on Twitter in October 2020, was a member of CISA’s advisory board after Biden took office.