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DHS Secretary Chad Wolf Labels Twitter Censorship as a National Security Threat

Twitter has been put on notice.

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf labeled Twitter’s use of political and ideology as a national security threat on Friday.

Wolf explained how Twitter’s avaricious censorship represented a security threat to DHS operations in a lengthy letter to Jack Dorsey. He cited the recent censorship of senior Customs and Border Patrol Official Mark Morgan, whom Twitter had censored after he pointed out the effectiveness of a new border wall in deterring illegal alien crime and drug and human smuggling.

Read the letter here.

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Wolf argued that “it should not be up to corporate bureaucrats to determine what security information the American public receives” when pointing out the national security threat of online censorship.

Wolf’s designation of Twitter’s censorious practices as a national security threat may lay the groundwork for federal officials to revoke the San Francisco company’s section 230 protections and open it to liability for acting as a publisher.

The freeze on Commissioner Morgan’s Twitter account was lifted after an outcry against the censorship. Twitter had claimed his tweets about the imperative of the border wall were promoted “hatred.”

A company that censors one of America’s frontline immigration law enforcement agencies is working with transnational criminal and smuggling organizations that have not only enriched themselves through trafficking illegal immigrants, but through the transit of opioids that have created an unmatched drug crisis in American communities.

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Gab Attacked in Coordinated Hacking Attempt, Timed to Coincide with CPAC

This hack coincided with Trump’s CPAC speech.

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Free speech social media platform Gab was attacked in a coordinated hacking operation sometime this weekend, with malicious actors briefly compromising accounts of prominent users of the platform.

Gab founder Andrew Torba disclosed the cyberattack, revealing that left-wing operatives had sought to compromise both his own Gab account and an archive account reserved for President Donald Trump. The attack compromised Trump’s reserved account minutes before the President was slated to speak on-stage at CPAC- with the timing suggesting the President may announce he’s joining the free speech social media service.

It’s unclear which other accounts were targeted. Torba confirmed that Gab was cooperating with law enforcement in response to the breach. Alt-tech competitor Parler also suffered from frequent data breaches and insecurity, and it may be that powerful institutions determined to take down Parler have shifted their focus to terroristic tactics targeting Gab.

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Gab has been targeted on previous occasions by entities that oppose its mission to restore free speech on the internet. Torba’s disclosure of the incident differs greatly from the deceptive business tactics of Facebook and Twitter, which regularly decline to reveal data breaches and sell user information to corporations and governments at a whim and without any user consent.

Big League Politics is monitoring the situation for any further developments.


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