Damn­ing New Files Reveal Gov’t Efforts to Spy on, Silence Speech

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Damning New Files Reveal Gov’t Efforts to Spy on, Silence Speech

New files reviewed by inde­pen­dent jour­nal­ists Matt Taib­bi and Michael Shel­len­berg­er reveal that data sci­en­tists and defense and intel­li­gence vet­er­ans alleged­ly con­spired to cen­sor Amer­i­cans via an “‘anti-dis­in­for­ma­tion’” group called the Cyber Threat Intel­li­gence League (CTIL).
In three X threads, Shel­len­berg­er and Taib­bi wrote Nov. 28 that a whistle­blow­er has come for­ward with damn­ing doc­u­ments fur­ther detail­ing the lengths to which U.S. and UK gov­ern­ment agen­cies went to attack free speech online. The CTIL group pur­port­ed­ly start­ed as a vol­un­teer effort com­posed of data sci­en­tists and intel­li­gence experts to pre­vent a repeat of Trump-2016 and Brex­it but lat­er evolved into a dig­i­tal cen­sor­ship con­spir­a­cy cen­tered on rela­tion­ships with U.S. fed­er­al gov­ern­ment agen­cies, includ­ing the Depart­ment of Home­land Security’s Cyber­se­cu­ri­ty and Infor­mati …