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r. Kate Starbird, a researcher who claims social media platforms have a “moral and ethical obligation” to suppress content supporting “right-wing populism,” is leading the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to counter “misinformation and disinformation,” internal documents reveal.
Starbird also worked with the Election Integrity Partnership, which played a key role in pushing social media platforms to censor conservative users and posts – even at the request of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) – during the 2020 election cycle.
The uncovering of Starbird’s aversion to right-wing populism and affiliation with left-leaning groups follows a bombshell report from The Intercept detailing the comprehensive operations carried out by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), an operational component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), to censor Americans on a wide variety of topics.
Additional documents uncovered by WarRoom.org reveal the lead of CISA’s “Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Misinformation & Disinformation” subcommittee, which is responsible for spearheading most of the agency’s censorship work.
Starbird’s Center for an Informed Public is a leading member of the Election Integrity Partnership, a consortium that coordinated closely with the federal government and Democrats to help social media platforms censor stories during the 2020 election. She has repeatedly dismissed claims that the 2020 election was plagued with fraud.