Biden Regime Working With Big Tech And Academia To Adapt Military-Grade AI Used Against ISIS
To Target Americans Worried About Vaccine Safety and Election Integrity
1/27/2023 Repost from The Gateway Pundit
By Cullen Linebarger Published January 26, 2023 at 3:45pm
The Biden Regime has consistently demonstrated that conservatives are their primary enemies and will utilize various tools to silence them. A report today from Just The News claims the Regime is now adopting tactics formerly used against the Islamic State to censor conservatives.
According to the report, the Regime is colluding with Big Tech, private firms, and academia to use military-grade artificial intelligence to identify so-called “misinformation” online and replace it with the Regime’s preferred narrative. This project is primarily focused on patriots concerned about stolen elections and the safety of vaccines.
The funding for this endeavor goes through the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF has already provided millions of dollars in government grants toward restricting law-abiding Americans’ First Amendment rights.
The Gateway Pundit has consistently sounded the alarm on faulty election security and questioned the efficacy and safety of the COVID shots. One can safely assume TGP and other like-minded conservative outlets are squarely in the Regime’s crosshairs.
Here is the story from Just the News:
The government’s campaign to fight “misinformation” has expanded to adapt military-grade artificial intelligence once used to silence the Islamic State (ISIS) to quickly identify and censor American dissent on issues like vaccine safety and election integrity, according to grant documents and cyber experts.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded several million dollars in grants recently to universities and private firms to develop tools eerily similar to those developed in 2011 by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in its Social Media in Strategic Communication (SMISC) program.
DARPA said those tools were used “to help identify misinformation or deception campaigns and counter them with truthful information,” beginning with the Arab Spring uprisings in the Middle East that spawned ISIS over a decade ago.
The initial idea was to track dissidents who were interested in toppling U.S.-friendly regimes or to follow any potentially radical threats by examining political posts on Big Tech platforms.
Mike Benz, executive director of the Foundation for Freedom Online has compiled a report detailing how this technology is being developed to manipulate the speech of Americans via the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other organizations.
“One of the most disturbing aspects of the Convergence Accelerator Track F domestic censorship projects is how similar they are to military-grade social media network censorship and monitoring tools developed by the Pentagon for the counterinsurgency and counterterrorism contexts abroad,” reads the report.
“DARPA’s been funding an AI network using the science of social media mapping dating back to at least 2011-2012, during the Arab Spring abroad and during the Occupy Wall Street movement here at home,” Benz told Just The News. “They then bolstered it during the time of ISIS to identify homegrown ISIS threats in 2014-2015.”
The new version of this technology, he added, is openly targeting two groups: Those wary of potential adverse effects from the COVID-19 vaccine and those skeptical of recent U.S. election results.
“The terrifying thing is, as all of this played out, it was redirected inward during 2016 — domestic populism was treated as a foreign national security threat,” Benz said.
“What you’ve seen is a grafting on of these concepts of mis- and disinformation that were escalated to such high intensity levels in the news over the past several years being converted into a tangible, formal government program to fund and accelerate the science of censorship,” he said.
Benz went on to describe intricate flows of taxpayer cash funding the far-flung, public-private censorship regime. The funds flow from the federal government to universities and NGOs via grant awards to develop censorship technology. The universities or nonprofits then share those tools with news media fact-checkers, who in turn assist private sector tech platforms and tool developers that continue to refine the tools’ capabilities to censor online content.
“This is really an embodiment of the whole of society censorship framework that departments like DHS talked about as being their utopian vision for censorship only a few years ago,” Benz said. “We see it now truly in fruition.”
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