(PM.) Charlie Kirk and Jack Posobiec were both among those targeted by private consortium, contracted by the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department, to create a list of conservative outlets and commenators to be flagged as “misinformation.” This list was created and then targeted for censorship on social media in 2020.
That flow of information did not only go from the consortium to the government, but also went from DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the State Department to the corsortium. These agencies, along with the Democratic National Committee, fed their views on which accounts and media outlets should be labeled “misinformation” back to the consortium.
“What happened is the government in the form of the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department made a deal with a consortium called the Election Integrity Partnership,” editor-in-Chief of Just the News‘ John Solomon told Sean Hannity on Fox, “and the goal was to outsource the job of censoring social media during the final four months of the 2020 election.”
Names on the list included both Solomon and Hannity, as well as Posobiec, Kirk, New York Post, Fox News, Washington Examiner, Washington Times, Epoch Times and Breitbart, Just the News reported. The four groups who comprise the cosortium, or Election Integrity Partnership, are the Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO), the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public, the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, and social media analytics firm Graphika.
“The Stanford Internet Observatory, University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public, think tank Atlantic Council, and social media analytics firm Graphika claimed their consortium had a 35% success rate getting flagged content removed, throttled or labeled,” they wrote.
“I have been informed by John Solomon that my account was one of the ones targeted. Good. If I were the Biden Regime, I’d be terrified of me too,” Human Events Daily host Jack Posobiec wrote.
“That tax payer dollars are being spent to censor half the country is a travesty and whoever is behind this must be held accountable,” Charlie Kirk told The Post Millennial.
“I have been notified that my Twitter @CharlieKirk11 was very much targeted on this list. We’re gathering more info as we determine how best to respond. The bottom line is this: after the election and especially after J6 engagement on Twitter was decimated,” Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk said.