How Feds Outsource Censorship

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from Moonbattery:

Until such a time as Democrats can pack the Supreme Court and thereby render the Constitution moot, the First Amendment limits the political censorship that can be imposed directly by the federal government. So censorship is outsourced to NGOs and the leftist authoritarians who control universities — although taxpayers still pick up the tab:

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The State Department-funded Global Disinformation Index paid the University of Texas at Austin to conduct research for a heavily scrutinized report that took aim at conservative media outlets, documents show.

GDI has come under scrutiny from Republican lawmakers and watchdogs following multiple Washington Examiner reports starting in February on its covert operation of feeding conservative website blacklists to advertisers with the intent of shutting down disfavored speech. The self-styled British “disinformation” tracker steered $90,810 to UT-Austin’s Global Disinformation Lab for a December 2022 report that alleged the “riskiest” websites were the New York Post, the BlazeRealClearPolitics, and other conservative websites, according to contracts obtained by the Washington Examiner.

The New York Post is risky, all right. It broke the Hunter Biden laptop story, which implicated Joe Biden in influence peddling to our communist Chinese adversaries right before the 2020 election — which he would have lost if Big Tech, the Deep State, and the liberal establishment media had not aggressively acted in concert to keep this “disinformation” from the public.

It is not only through state-funded schools like University of Texas that authoritarians force us to finance the suppression of our own free speech.

The State Department and a nonprofit group that it funds called the National Endowment for Democracy granted roughly $960,000 between 2020 and 2022 to GDI — which has resulted in GOP members of Congress, including House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY), launching investigations. The NED has since announced it won’t grant any more money to GDI, while the State Department has defended its grant.

The State Department is under the control of a slimy mollusk who had a notable role in Biden’s election campaign — specifically in the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop revelations.

The State Department used to confront America’s enemies abroad. However, our worst enemies now operate within our own borders.

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