One of the FBI agents who was directly involved in the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop scandal back in October of 2020 is now playing a lead role in the Biden White House’s efforts to suppress so-called “misinformation” as the 2022 midterms draw closer.
As reported by the Daily Caller, FBI agent Laura Dehmlow was a key part of the coordinated effort between the FBI and the social media giant Facebook to censor the New York Post’s bombshell story about Hunter Biden and the many scandals that were exposed on his laptop. Now, according to The Intercept, Dehmlow has been part of the administration’s deliberate efforts to censor various social media posts that it unilaterally determines to contain “misinformation.”
Back in March, Dehmlow attended a meeting that featured executives from Twitter and JP Morgan Chase, as well as numerous FBI agents, where she declared that “we need a media infrastructure that is held accountable.” At the same meeting, she claimed that content on social media that is critical of the incumbent administration could help erode public support for the U.S. government.
Leaked documents obtained by the Intercept further show that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has expanded the scope of its anti-misinformation campaign, focusing particularly on “the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, racial justice, U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the nature of U.S. support to Ukraine.”
As part of this operation, the Big Tech platforms Facebook and Instagram – which are owned by the same parent company, Meta – now have direct lines of communication with the federal government, allowing officials to directly ask these platforms to ban certain information. The DHS justified this extraordinary step by claiming that threats against the U.S. government can be “exacerbated by misinformation and disinformation spread online.”
The Biden Administration has been vocal in its determination to censor content that disagrees with its political narrative. The culmination of these efforts was the attempt to form a “Disinformation Governance Board” within the DHS, to be headed up by far-left radical Nina Jankowicz; after receiving widespread condemnation from both the Right and the Left for its outright Orwellian name and purpose, the board was shut down and Jankowicz was fired.