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Check out the top 7 organizations engineering the Censorship Industrial Complex
By Ethan Huff // Aug 01, 2023

While wars of the past primarily involved weapons like guns, missiles, and bombs, today's "hybrid warfare" protocols look a little different in that censorship is a major component of the current war against free speech.

Over the past several years, we have witnessed the rise of what many now dub the Censorship Industrial Complex, a hodgepodge of corrupt government agencies, media outlets, social media platforms, and even individual people who have made it their mission to stamp out the First Amendment and ultimately the truth.

According to Racket News, there are 50 some-odd organizations directly involved with the Censorship Industrial Complex. They include government agencies, "non-profit" foundations, Big Tech corporations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), so-called "fact checkers," think tanks, academic institutions, and for-profit companies.

Here are seven of the most notable offenders, though you can view the full list of 50 at Racket.news.

1) The Information Futures Lab (IFL) at Brown University

An institute housed within Brown's School of Public Health, the IFL's tasks include combatting "misinformation" and "outdated communications practices." The IFL is also the only academic, non-profit organization involved with the Trusted News Initiative, a legacy media creation that exists to control the debate about the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) "pandemic" response.

2) The Public Good Projects

This non-profit consultancy group also specializes in dealing with "disinformation." Twitter's public policy team head Jennifer McDonald noted that the PGP, as it is also called, is one of Twitter's "strongest information sharing partnerships" for dealing with covid "misinformation."

3) Graphika

This for-profit company with ties to the defense industry specializes in "digital marketing and disinformation & analysis." Graphika is one of two outside groups that was hired in 2017 by the Senate Intelligence Committee to assess the alleged Russian "cyber menace." It is also one of the "core four" partners at Stanford's Election Integrity Partnership and Virality Project.

(Related: Back in the spring, the Censorship Industrial Complex and who and what it involves really started gaining traction in the national spotlight.)

4) The Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLabs) of the Atlantic Council

DFRLabs is the public-facing disinformation arm of the "highly influential, extravagantly funded, NATO-aligned think tank" known as the Atlantic Council. Its duties as part of the Censorship Industrial Complex include working with Facebook to "prevent our service from being abused during elections." Part of this involves helping Facebook to purge its platform of "abused accounts" and "coordinated inauthentic activity."

5) Stanford Internet Observatory

The parent of two foundational efforts at mass content surveillance and censorship at Stanford University's Election Integrity Project, the SIO helps to "fill the gap" of things "the government could not do themselves," including interfering with American elections.

6) Park Advisors

This for-profit firm is funded by the State Department's Global Engagement Center (GEC), specializing in developing "solutions to pressing issues such as Disinformation, Terrorism, Violent Extremism, Hate Speech, Human Trafficking, and Money Laundering." Park Advisors also helped established the so-called "Disinfo Cloud," a dashboard for evaluating and implementing counter-disinformation tools for clamping down on free speech.

7) Moonshot CVE

This private corporate tech firm works both with the government and private industry, including with the United States Military Academy, to look for and snitch on people or entities that are engaged in "online hate." Moonshot CVE published a report that included the geolocation of service members who search for specific hate terms, including phrases like "the truth about Black Lives Matter." Once it identifies patterns of online searches for "hate" and "extremist ideology," Moonshot CVE uses its "redirect method" to send advertisements that deter service members towards "constructive alternative messages."

The latest news about the deep state's efforts to silence all truth can be found at Censorship.news.

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