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October 13, 2022

Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager, had a central role in furthering the Russia Hoax against Donald Trump. Recall that it was Mook who testified at Michael Sussmann’s trial that Clinton herself approved taking their unverified story about Alfa Bank “collusion” with then-candidate Trump (which was a lie) to the media. Mook appointed a staffer to do the deed. When an article falsely implicating Trump came out in SLATE magazine, Hillary pushed it by following with tweets of her own.

Fast-forward to the 2020 election, and Mook once again had his role to play, as cofounder of the Defending Digital Democracy Project at Harvard, one of four entities enlisted for the laughably-named “Election Integrity Project” (EIP), founded “in consortium” with the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Their job was to submit “tips” about so-called misinformation and to interact with the EIP through “briefings, partner meetings and shared findings.”

The EIP would send their misinformation reports to social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and Google, and “had a 35 percent success rate in getting flagged content removed, labeled or ‘soft-blocked,'" as reported in JUST THE NEWS, which itself was caught in that net.

Here are the details, from Greg Piper and Solomon, including a link to Solomon’s podcast with much more on it.  (Bonus:  he also talks with President Trump.)

Their report quotes Mike Benz, creator of Foundation for Freedom Online, as saying federal officials had discussed “their envy of the Chinese model” in “internal meetings and deliberations” in 2017 and 2018. Benz, who also is interviewed in Solomon’s podcast, said bureaucrats were envious of China because “when there’s populist movements and dissent groups within China, China has the advantage of being able to use its artificial intelligence” to squelch their dissent. This talk amplified under the Biden administration, which, in conjunction with the Election Integrity Project, has set up what Benz called “a bad knock-off of the Chinese model."

Oh, great, that’s what we need: a government that regulates speech and dissent just as China’s does! Of course, I’m being sarcastic when I say that; our government isn’t.

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