Judicial Watch with Tom Fitton received a bunch of documents that show coordination between California, Big Tech, and the Biden campaign to remove content detrimental to Joe Biden.
This is illegal, not that it matters since Democrats never have to pay for their crimes. They will walk away from this with not a hair out of place. We are told that it’s not censorship because it’s not the government doing the censorship at least not until now.
Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch on Tuesday announced it received 540 pages and additional documents from the California Secretary of State.
Within those documents it shows that California officials communicated with Big Tech, suggesting which posts and which sites they should remove. And not just the big sites either, they were ratting out the tiny sites as well. They wanted all conservative content squelched.
Judicial Watch said:
“The Office of Election Cybersecurity in the California Secretary of State’s office monitored and tracked social media posts, decided if they were misinformation, stored the posts in an internal database coded by threat level, and on 31 different occasions requested posts be removed. In 24 cases, the social media companies agreed and either took down the posts or flagged them as misinformation, according to Jenna Dresner, senior public information officer for the Office of Election Cybersecurity.”
“We don’t take down posts, that is not our role to play. We alert potential sources of misinformation to the social media companies and we let them make that call based on community standards they created.”
More from Judicial Watch:
A 30-page “Misinformation Tracking Sheet” lists social media posts that the office disagrees with and has asked social media companies to remove.
In an internal email on January 12, 2021, Deputy Secretary of State and Chief Communications Officer Paula Valleemails Chief Counsel Steve Reyes and Jenna Dresner in the Office of Cybersecurity, as well as Press Secretary Sam Mahood stating that she is uncomfortable with CalMattersreporter Fred Brewster’s questions about the office’s tracking and censoring efforts:
Hi Steve – Please see below – the reporter at Cal Matters who PRA’d us is doing a follow-up story. We asked him to send us his questions. I am not necessarily comfortable with his line of questions and the additional doors that this will open. I want to get your feedback I would simply like to give him a statement about what our goal is and leave it at that. Thoughts?
Brewster’s questions, which include concerns from citizens who were targeted by the “Misinformation Tracker,” were sent on January 12, 2021:
I reached out to the users on page 7 and page 21 of the Misinformation Tracker request I received. Both individuals wanted to know how their posts ended up being labeled misinformation and how, given their relatively small following, they came to the attention of the Office of Election Cybersecurity?
Another user named “DC O’Bryan” had his post taken down (page 5 of the Misinformation Tracker). In an email, you highlight a report sent to the state that says, “I don’t know if this is hot air meant to provoke. If it is, a call from an official might get the point across that you don’t joke about election fraud.” Was O’Bryan called to confirm that his post was a joke?