2022-11-04 12:25:14

Dept. of Homeland Security Ramps Up Efforts to Police Online Speech on Ukraine, COVID & Afghanistan

Documents obtained by The Intercept reveal the Department of Homeland Security is working with private tech companies to fight online speech that undermines support for the U.S. government. We speak to one of the co-authors of The Intercept's report, investigative journalist Lee Fang, who says the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act signed into law in 2018 by then-President Donald Trump expanded the government's power to reshape online discourse. "These documents raise clear civil liberty concerns, concerns around the First Amendment and if the government is trying to shape the kind of news we see," says Fang.

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