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The American ruling class is now trying to fight what they are calling “misinformation” and “disinformation” on social media.
A report from NewsBusters reveals that the Aspen Institute Commission on Information is being funded by left-wing billionaires Bill Gates and George Soros, among others, to “fight ‘mis- and disinformation.’”
The Aspen Institute features Katie Couric, a seasoned corporate media mouthpiece, as its co-chair.
The Newsbusters report notes that “Couric recently suggested during a segment with HBO host Bill Maher that ‘we’ should ‘deprogram’ people within former President Donald Trump’s cult.’”
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Chris Krebs is another co-chair of the Aspen Institute.
Krebs claimed that the 2020 election was “the most secure in history,” a comment which was met with criticism from a senior Department of Homeland Security official.
Vasquez highlighted how much money Gates and Soros have dropped in propping up this organization:
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and two organizations within Soros’s Open Society Network — Foundation to Promote Open Society ($2,594,780) and the Open Society Institute ($445,000) — have pumped Aspen Institute with at least $101,854,593 and $3,039,780 respectively between 2003 and 2020, according to Foundation Directory Online data.
The list of members on the Commission was rather interesting:
The member list for the Commission was just as revealing as to the nature of its bias. One of the “members” was none other than the estranged liberal Duke of Sussex Prince Harry. Quadrivium Foundation Co-Founder and President Kathryn Murdoch, the climate activist wife of former Fox News heir and fellow eco-activist James Murdoch, was also listed as a member.
Quadrivium was listed as a funder behind a leftist organization called Democracy Works. Democracy Works was used to formulate Facebook and Google’s 2020 election strategy. The anti-Trump former Republican Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX) was also on the Commission’s member list.
It’s clear that the ruling class wants to prevent Donald Trump from being the leading face of the Republican Party.
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One could also argue that they want to prevent the rise of another Donald Trump.
One way they are trying to do this is by claiming they are fighting “misinformation” and “disinformation,” or speech they may not agree with.