GREENWALD: “Disinformation” label is just camouflage for authoritarian censorship under a new name
05/07/2022 // Ethan Huff // Views

The Biden regime's new Ministry of Truth, also known as the "Disinformation Board" of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is nothing more than authoritarianism in disguise.

That disguise is about as obvious as it gets, demonstrating that the government no longer cares what people think about its totalitarianism to the point that camouflaging its true agenda is apparently no longer necessary.

Biden's puppet-masters have basically come out of the closet as the tyrants they always were with this new DHS arm, which claims to fight "disinformation" on the internet. What they really mean, of course, is that telling the truth will soon be criminalized.

For some, telling the truth is already criminalized (i.e., Edward Snowden). For many others, it will soon be apparent that anything other than political correctness is now off limits in the Land of the Free. (Related: The Biden regime's Disinformation Board expects us to believe that men can become "women," and vice versa.)

The witch hunt against truth really started to reach a fever pitch after Donald Trump was elected president in 2020. Suddenly, everything conservatives said and believed was dubbed as "Russian disinformation," and the Kremlin was blamed for Trump's win.

Now we have Hunter's dad, and anti-Russia xenophobia is off the charts, as is the federal government's crusade against anything that questions its official story on a given matter.

"This same strategic motive – to vest accusations of 'disinformation' with the veneer of expertise – is what has fostered a new, very well-financed industry heralding itself as composed of 'anti-disinformation' scholars," explains Glenn Greenwald on his Substack.


"Knowing that Americans are inculcated from childhood to believe that censorship is nefarious – that it is the hallmark of tyranny – those who wish to censor need to find some ennobling rationale to justify it and disguise what it is."

Big Tech and Big Government are both on an anti-truth crusade

There have been many iterations of government censorship programs over the years, many having benign names such as "The Atlantic Council" and the "Institute for Strategic Dialogue."

"Fact-checking" is another illusory form of censorship that has cropped up in recent years, also with the same goal of stamping out truth by branding it as "disinformation."

"Just as media corporations re-branded their partisan pundits as 'fact-checkers' – to masquerade their opinions as elevated, apolitical authoritative, decrees of expertise – the term 'disinformation expert' is designed to disguise ideological views on behalf of state and corporate power centers as Official Truth," Greenwald contends.

"Yet when one subjects these groups to even minimal investigative scrutiny, one finds that they are anything but apolitical and neutral. They are often funded by the same small handful of liberal billionaires (such as George Soros and Pierre Omidyar), actual security state agencies of the U.S., the UK or the EU, and / or Big Tech monopolies such as Google and Facebook."

The very idea of institutional authority being the sole arbiter of truth is fraudulent. It gives propagandists official-sounding titles and makes them appear as experts, when the reality is that they exist to steer people away from truth and critical thinking.

The mainstream media's constant reliance on "former intelligence officials" for information throughout the Trump administration is one example of how the scam works. It is an appeal to false authority, which is what the Biden regime is now doing with its Disinformation Board.

"There is no conceivable circumstance in which a domestic law enforcement agency like DHS should be claiming the power to decree truth and falsity," Greenwald warns.

"Operatives in the U.S. Security State are not devoted to combatting disinformation. The opposite is true: they are trained, career liars tasked with concocting and spreading disinformation."

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