DHS Agency Used Slack and Personal Cellphones For Meetings Aimed at Misinformation Censorship

If you’re tired of censorship and dystopian threats against civil liberties, subscribe to Reclaim The Net. It has emerged that a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agency has been using unconventional and potentially insecure methods for hosting meetings concerning “misinformation.” Twisting the principles of transparency that democratic institutions are ostensibly built upon, these meetings were not conducted in government facilities or through official secure communication channels, but through a Slack channel and even personal cellphones – according to existing records. It’s a jarring black mark against the Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Misinformation & Disinformation Subcommittee, part of CISA’s Cybersecurity Advisory Committee, whose primary obligation was to national security, which veered away from standard protocol to hold critical talks about a hot-button issue like “misinformation” censorship. Further complicating the issue, it has now also come to light that Twitter’s head of legal, Vijaya Gadde, proffered to retire from an advisory subcommittee following a messy altercation with the Disinformation Governance Board. A report from Just the News shows it’s a development that underscores the deep-rooted controversies surrounding the handling of so-called misinformation and how that continues to impact free speech. Interestingly though, the agency director opposed the Twitter executive’s decision to quit the committee. The details of these incidents were divulged in official meeting notes, casting a spotlight on the internal machinations and disquiet at play during these conservation misconducts. While using personal devices may be convenient for everyday life, when it comes to government communication, such informality can have serious implications…DHS Agency Used Slack and Personal Cellphones For Meetings Aimed at Misinformation Censorship