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Are You a Terrorist Threat? Do You Spread ‘Malicious Content Online’?

Posted on | June 16, 2021 | Comments Off on Are You a Terrorist Threat? Do You Spread ‘Malicious Content Online’?

If we’re going to start pointing fingers at “extremists,” what about you? Or me? Who among us is safe from the shadow of suspicion?

President Joe Biden’s administration announced their plans to create ways for Americans to report radicalized friends and family to the government, in an effort to fight domestic terrorism.
In a conversation with reporters, one senior administration official explained the importance of stopping politically fueled violence before it started.
“We will work to improve public awareness of federal resources to address concerning or threatening behavior before violence occurs,” the official said.
The official cited the Department of Homeland Security’s “If you see something say something” campaign to help stop radical Islamic terror as a domestic possibility.
“This involves creating contexts in which those who are family members or friends or co-workers know that there are pathways and avenues to raise concerns and seek help for those who they have perceived to be radicalizing and potentially radicalizing towards violence,” the official said.
Biden began his presidency with a stark warning in his inauguration speech about the “rise in political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism that we must confront and we will defeat.” On June 1, Biden described the threat from “white supremacy” as the “most lethal threat to the homeland today.”
The Biden administration said it would also work with large technology companies on “increased information sharing” to help combat radicalization.
“Any particular tech company often knows its own platform very well,” the official noted. “But the government sees things — actually, threats of violence — across platforms. They see the relationship between online recruitment, radicalization, and violence in the physical world.”
The Department of Homeland Security also plans to deploy “digital literacy” and “digital fitness” programs to help combat “malicious content online that bad actors deliberately try to disseminate.”

Are you encouraging skepticism toward the Biden administration’s policies? That’s “malicious content,” you extremist! Got a Trump bumper sticker on your car? Your neighbors will rat you out to the Department of Homeland Security, because obviously that’s “threatening behavior.”

Hey, let’s talk about “unindicted co-conspirators” for January 6.

Read all about it at Revolver News. However, if you share a link to that on Facebook, you may be accused of spreading “malicious content.”

Pavlik Morozov could not be reached for comment.



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