90 Miles From Tyranny : White House Relies on British Dark Money Group to Identify ‘Misinformation’ and Justify Censorship

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

White House Relies on British Dark Money Group to Identify ‘Misinformation’ and Justify Censorship

A left-wing dark money group in Great Britain is behind the Biden regime’s claim that 12 social media personalities are responsible for the majority of vaccine misinformation online. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki mentioned the group’s findings during the daily press briefing on Thursday after she announced that the administration has been coordinating with social media companies to combat what they consider COVID “disinformation.”

“There’s about 12 people that are producing 65 percent of anti-vaccine misinformation on social media platforms. All of them remain active on Facebook despite some of them even being banned on other platforms including ones that Facebook owns,” Psaki said.

Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) discussed the group behind the claim in a series of tweets Tuesday.

“For days now, the Biden’s Administration has said 12 people are ‘guilty’ of spreading #COVID19 ‘misinformation’ on social media. Who compiled this list for them? The Center for Countering Digital Hate. A foreign dark money group,” Hawley tweeted, linking to a Guardian article titled, “Majority of Covid misinformation came from 12 people, report finds.”

The Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) is a nonprofit and non-governmental organization that has offices in London and Washington, D.C., according to Fox Business. The NGO was founded by Imran Ahmed, formerly the senior political adviser to Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn from 2012 until 2016. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn forced Benn to step down after it was discovered he was orchestrating a campaign to oust Corbyn. Ahmed describes himself as “a recognized authority on the social and psychological dynamics of social media.”

Ahmed’s group was reportedly founded in December 2017 to pressure big tech firms such as YouTube, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Instagram, and Apple to stop providing services to individuals or websites whom they say promote hate and misinformation. In mid-2020, CCDH began aiming its fire at vaccine skeptics.

The group reported in March that 12 social media accounts—dubbed “the disinformation dozen”—are responsible for...

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