(JustPatriots.com)- Many people believe that Congress should further investigate the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, after new emails from the summer of 2022 have been made public between people who participated in a misinformation subcommittee at the federal agency.
The emails, uncovered as part of a response to someone’s request for public records, show that a former executive at Twitter strategized with the Election Integrity Partnership – an entity blessed by the CIA.
The topic of their conversation was how they could overcome internal objections to plans for the Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Misinformation and Disinformation Subcommittee, which is part of the Cybersecurity Advisory Committee at CISA.
The public records request was first made by the Functional Government Initiative. In speaking with Just the News recently, members of the organization said:
“We may have discovered breadcrumbs showing the close relationship between one of the government’s ordained censorship captains and her Big Tech ally who, as we’ve learned from the Twitter Files, executed government-ordered censorship.”
The group further said that the records may show that there were “backroom conversations” regarding a CISA advisory committee meeting that was held last June 2, where “censorship efforts may have run into resistance. We will continue to follow this trail as the University of Washington slowly relinquishes control of more information.”
That university is where the Center for an Informed Public lives. It’s a leader in the EIP as is the Stanford Internet Observatory. Since reports first surfaced about how the EIP undertook efforts for misinformation policing during both the 2020 and 2022 election cycles, the center has faced numerous requests for public records to be released.
These emails that were recently made public happened mostly among Kate Starbird, a co-founder of the Center; Suzanne Spaulding, who serves as the director of the Defending Democratic Institutions project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Vijaya Gadde, who at the time was serving as the chief of legal, policy and trust at Twitter.
The discussions revolved around what happened at that June 22 meeting, and how they all felt they should respond to it. Official notes were taken at the open session, and they reveal that Starbird was urging CISA to “take the same action in response to countering mis-, dis, and mal-information as the agency does to counter cyber threats.”
She even believed that the agency should send alerts to the public about these types of threats, which have “led to physical threats against election officials.” She also said the agency should “partner with frontline elections officials to inform the public and point to first-hand elections resources from Secretaries of State.”
Mike Benz, who serves as the executive director of the Foundation for Freedom Online, who is a former official with the State Department, commented to Just the News:
“These emails, added to the body of overwhelming evidence of domestic censorship coordination that currently exists, confirms it is past time for congressional committees to subpoena CISA.”