Thought Police alarm: U.S. urges you to confront friends’ ‘misinformation’

The Biden administration has awarded $5 million to a group of journalists developing software to encourage Americans to confront their friends over "harmful" posts and to "correct misinformation" such as stating the COVID-19 vaccines are not effective.

DHS meanwhile targeting ‘terror threat’ from ‘false’ COVID, election ‘narratives’

Art Moore
WND News Center

The Biden administration has awarded $5 million to a group of journalists developing software to encourage Americans to confront their friends over “harmful” posts and to “correct misinformation” such as stating the COVID-19 vaccines are not effective.

The group, called Hacks/Hackers, also is organizing censorship of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, to determine who is a “credible source” on vaccines and block others from being cited, the Daily Wire reported.

Users of the taxpayer-funded software – the Analysis and Response Toolkit for Trust, or ARTT – are encouraged to paste in their friends’ Twitter and Facebook posts. The tool will tell them how “harmful” the posts are.

The funding came from the U.S. National Science Foundation.

ARTT, according to the federally funded group, is a “suite of expert-informed resources that are intended to provide guidance and encouragement to individuals and communities as they address contentious or difficult topics online.”

A video explaining AART says the software is facilitating “interventions by distributed local actors” in the effort to combat “misinformation” on social media.

“Discussions around vaccine efficacy are a prime example of the information challenge online,” the narrator says.

Significantly, the Department of Homeland Security said in a Feb. 7 National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin that “key factors contributing to the current heightened threat environment include” the “proliferation of false or misleading narratives, which sow discord or undermine public trust in U.S. government institutions.”

Among the specific threats are “widespread online proliferation of false or misleading narratives regarding unsubstantiated widespread election fraud and COVID-19.”

“Grievances associated with these themes inspired violent extremist attacks during 2021,” DHS said.

“Malign foreign powers have and continue to amplify these false or misleading narratives in efforts to damage the United States,” said the agency.

DHS said it is responding to the “threats” by “working with public and private sector partners, as well as foreign counterparts, to identify and evaluate MDM, including false or misleading narratives and conspiracy theories spread on social media and other online platforms that endorse or could inspire violence.”

The DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis has “established a new, dedicated domestic terrorism branch to produce the sound, timely intelligence needed to counter related threats.”

The department, according to the bulletin, “expanded its evaluation of online activity as part of its efforts to assess and prevent acts of violence, while ensuring the protection of privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties.”

Curtis Houck of the Media Research Center told the Daily Wire that journalists like those behind the project “want to remove dissenting views from the internet and leave the rest in a state of reprogramming.”

“For a profession that’s allegedly taught to oppose a herd mentality, they sure seem hell-bent on creating manufactured consensus,” he said.

He said the National Science Foundation is acting like “a weapon to be wielded against the American people.”


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Sylvia
Sylvia
2 months ago

The terms “disinformation”. and “misinformation” are labels that have been assigned to anyone who asks valid questions about Covid19 gene vaccines. The definition of these terms is, at best, ambiguous and arbitrary.
Those who express any doubt or express any opinion that differs from the mandated narrative are swiftly and automatically dumped in the category of “conspirationist” or “domestic terrorist”. Scientists and health practioners who have been highly respected and superbly credentialled for many years become villains overnight merely because their research or clinical data demonstrate that the gene vaccines carry risks that require further urgent investigation. Open discussion is avoided at any and all cost.
Who the real trouble makers are is obvious. It is equally obvious that the proposed software/app is intended to create even more divisiveness in the population – the often used strategy of Divide and Conquer.
Americans are too intelligent to fall for what is yet another stage in the process of ‘conditioning’ the public to become subservient to authoritarian control.

Ken Jones
Ken Jones
2 months ago

Good. A government agency to prevent the peasants from expressing views that don’t match the approved narrative. What could possibly go wrong?

Vince
Vince
2 months ago

Group think is a recipe for disaster. Being skeptical of these experimental vaccines is a good thing. Next thing in line will be re-education camps. Last time this happened in history it didn’t end well for that nation.

Jenny
Jenny
1 month ago
Reply to  Vince

They don’t need reeducation camps, they’ll just use coercion and, if necessary force. Meanwhile they are indoctrinating the next generations through schools and universities.
There’s a focus on erasing sexual identity, teaching kids they are gender fluid from Kindergarten on up.
indoctrinating these mixed-up kids with their social agendas won’t be hard unless people are actively engaged in their children’s classes and school. They also need to attend School Board meetings. Then report to the rest of us whose kids are grown or don’t have any what is going on so we’re aware of the trajectory in which this country is heading.

Sylvia
Sylvia
1 month ago

If the current officials devoted the same level of effort and persistence in caring for genuine wellness, America would have been a very lucky country indeed!
Instead:

CDC, HHS Offer $1 Million for Research to Predict Vaccine ‘Misinformation Trends’

https://default.salsalabs.org/T95b9d185-a4d3-4ea6-886f-e7f6a93e58be/1f3f68f1-1e32-4c05-aaa5-2940af3c4f91

Denial of scientific data, ramped up persecution of scientists, enhanced public surveillance. These folks must be very afraid and insecure!

Sylvia
Sylvia
1 month ago

The cascade of enhanced surveillance is advancing upwards on the ladder of health authority:

“World Health Organization Meets to Plot Censorship of ‘Misinformation’ Under International Pandemic Treaty”

https://default.salsalabs.org/T4b12db73-99e9-4c7e-865e-d89423054680/1f3f68f1-1e32-4c05-aaa5-2940af3c4f91

Clearly planned years ago, intended to gradually and surreptitiously curtail our rights through a ‘conditioning’ process.
By the time we realize what’s really going on, it may be too late. It would be best to maintain full awareness of these events and stay on high alert.

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