(DailyVantage.com) – Ohio US House Representative Jim Jordan reported on X (Twitter) that the Department of Homeland Security had collaborated with the Election Integrity Partnership (EIP) censorship organization.
The EIP was established in 2020, and the organization’s website says they have a “non-partisan” affiliation. The partnership also said they defend “elections against those who seek to undermine them by exploiting weaknesses” across the internet. The EIP is a consortium made up of representatives from the Digital Forensics Research Lab for the Atlantic Council, the Internet Observatory at Stanford, the Graphika company, and the Center for an Informed Public located at the University of Washington.
Jordan said the Election Integrity Partnership conversed with DHS about social media posts covering the 2020 election. The representative said the partnership was brought into existence “at the request” of DHS.
At a hearing for the DHS Committee, Republican Representative Dan Bishop showed a video of the Digital Forensics Research Lab. The Lab’s council discussed the Election Integrity Partnership’s “partners in government.” The clip focused on the partnership between the EIP and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of DHS.
Jordan gathered communications between the CISA and DHS. He proved that DHS was not only a “partner,” but also a founder of the Election Integrity Partnership. In one email Jordan uncovered, an Atlantic Council member said they received orders from DHS/CISA. Instructions were given to the councilman to “set up an election integrity partnership” and, once a week, give “debriefs on disinformation.”
Jordan wrote that the CISA also helped find new ways to monitor social media platforms. Alex Stamos was once an executive at Facebook. He wrote in an email that he was working with CISA to find new “monitoring ideas” for Facebook.
On X, Jim Jordan posted that “true information, jokes, and political opinions” were selected as targets for being censored. The Ohio Representative gave proof of the EIP asking for a tweet by former President Trump to be censored.
The EIP provided a “switchboard,” allowing DHS to “ticket” posts they wanted censored. Then, the social media platform could limit its reach or place a banner that viewers would read when they came across it.
Some prominent people given “tickets” included Donald Trump and his sons, James O’Keefe, Sean Hannity, Charlie Kirk, and others. Some censored media organizations included Fox News, the New York Post, Breitbart News, and other news companies.
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