A New Blatant Attack Against America's 1st Amendment Rights Is Developing
With the Biden regime elevating alternative opinions and critical thinking to a national security threat, as codified in its first-of-its-kind "National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism", published in June 2021, new government and non-government offices dedicated to fighting so-called "foreign disinformation" are cropping up everywhere.
To oversee organizations like the Pentagon's new Influence and Perception Management Office and at least four organizations inside the Department of Homeland Security alone, the Director of National Intelligence has created a new office - the Foreign Malign Influence Center, The Intercept reports:https://theintercept.com/2023/05/05/foreign-malign-influence-center-disinformation/
In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines for the first time mentioned the creation of the Foreign Malign Influence Center, or FMIC. “Congress put into law that we should establish a Foreign Malign Influence Center in the intelligence community; we have stood that up,” Haines said, referring to legislation passed last year. “It encompasses our election threat work, essentially looking at foreign influence and interference in elections, but it also deals with disinformation more generally.”Talk about election interference and a true risk to democracy....
Established on September 23 of last year after Congress provisioned funding, the FMIC was only announced publicly after The Intercept inquired. The group, operating under the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), 'enjoys the unique authority to marshal support from all elements of the U.S. intelligence community to monitor and combat foreign influence efforts such as disinformation campaigns," according to the report.That said, it isn't just monitoring foreign threats... as the FMIC is also authorized to monitor "the public opinion within the United States."
Though its name starts with "foreign," FMIC's congressionally determined objective includes protecting American "public opinion," suggesting the potential for policing domestic narratives.
Journalism participants in an Aspen Institute exercise before the 2020 election, intended to prevent the spread of "hack-and-dump" disinformation from foreign governments, were explicitly told their suspects were "foreign or other adversarial entities" meaning domestic sources.
Let that sink in. The US Government is trying to criminalize free speech and critical thinking to enforce their narratives. This runs absolutely contrary to how America was founded, a once-free nation.https://www.zerohedge.com/political/biden-admin-creates-new-disinformation-office-oversee-rest