GOP-Led Probes, Court Rulings Have Throttled The Biden Admin’s Ability To Fund The Censorship Industry

Conservative legal efforts and court rulings are hampering online censorship efforts funded by the Biden administration, The Washington Post reported.

Academic researchers and government agencies have reconsidered or canceled efforts funded by the Biden administration to censor online “misinformation” since July’s Missouri v. Biden case. ruling Post to prevent federal agencies from working with social media companies report. Conservatives have investigated the allegations of fraud through requests for information, arguing that federal agencies and social media platforms are working together to censor right-wing viewpoints. (Related: Republican senators call for Biden’s cybersecurity chief to resign over censorship campaign)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has suspended a $150 million effort to disseminate medical information on topics such as nutrition and vaccinations, doctors told the Post. NIH officials issued a memo in July warning certain employees not to identify posts containing misinformation that would be subject to censorship by social media companies.

The memo also directed public messages to be limited to responding to medical inquiries, the newspaper said.

The July memo reportedly said, “If the question is related in any way to misinformation or disinformation, please do not respond.”

Well-funded social media censorship efforts are no different, thanks to Missouri v. Biden, which accused the Biden administration of “targeted suppression of conservative ideas,” and other efforts to question their legitimacy. It may not exist in your position.The Post reports that the government is suppressing online speech.

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said he recently went after at least two recipients of funding from Biden’s National Science Foundation (NSF) Convergence Accelerator Initiative with requests for information. Three people familiar with the situation told The Post. The initiative will fund organizations that develop systems to combat “misinformation,” including software that allows journalists to detect its spread online.

A nonprofit group of journalists and technologists called Hacks/Hackers received funding from the NSF to help disseminate information believed to be true on subjects such as vaccine effectiveness, but the coalition currently supports research and communications. We are becoming more cautious. According to the post.

“In the face of efforts to deliberately misrepresent our work and our desire to serve the public, we are double- and triple-checking what we write more than ever before to convey our good intentions. ” said Connie Moon Sehat. researchers from the group told the Post. “And my broader concern is that we researchers may self-censor our research, or that some may even stop doing research altogether to be safe. is.”

Sen. Joni Ernst, Republican of Iowa, said in December that Biden “paid more than $5 million to a group called Hackers, which compiles a list of organizations and media outlets that it believes should and should not be trusted. “There is,” he claimed. post X — formerly on Twitter. “They basically created a naughty and nice list to monitor content posted by their family and friends.”

The group’s efforts classify right-wing news sources such as the Daily Wire and the Daily Mail as “unreliable” and outlets such as Vox and The Atlantic as “trustworthy.” according to On Fox News.

The White House, NIH and NSF did not immediately respond to Daily Caller News Foundation’s requests for comment.

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