Michael Shellenberger and Matt Taibi testify before congress.
Journalists Matt Taibi and Michael Shellenberger testify before Congress about the Twitter Files.

Heads of state around the world, from the U.S. and Canada to Britain and New Zealand, are working together to censor their political opponents, lie to the public, and crack down on free speech — all in the name of fighting ‘disinformation,’ ‘extremism,’ and ‘hate.’” ~ Michael Shellenberger, Environmental Journalist

To help you discover how free speech is being censored in this country by Government employees advising social media platforms, like Twitter, this page provides links to information that Michael Shellenberger and Matt Taibi have discovered during their investigation of the Twitter files.


There is a pattern. Those urging censorship of “misinformation” are spreading it.
Those who condemn “extremism” demand extreme policies.
And those who denounce “hate”
are filled with loathing for their political enemies.
~ Michael Shellenberger

The Foundation for Freedom Online looked at censorship figures reported to the Department of Homeland Security for the 2020 election cycle and summarized the scope of the censorship campaign in seven bullet points:

  • 22 million tweets labeled “misinformation” on Twitter;
  • 859 million tweets collected in databases for “misinformation” analysis;
  • 120 analysts monitoring social media “misinformation” in up to 20-hour shifts;
  • 15 tech platforms monitored for “misinformation,” often in real-time;
  • <1 hour average response time between government partners and tech platforms;
  • Dozens of “misinformation narratives” targeted for platform-wide throttling; and
  • Hundreds of millions of individual Facebook posts, YouTube videos, TikToks, and tweets impacted due to “misinformation” Terms of Service policy changes, an effort DHS partners openly plotted and bragged that tech companies would never have done without DHS partner insistence and “huge regulatory pressure” from government.

Who is Involved?

  • National security officials
  • Many in upper ranks of the FBI, which who knew Hunter Biden’s laptop was authentic since 2019
  • The press establishment
  • The Aspen Institute calling for the revocation of the principle behind the publication of the Pentagon Papers
  • CISA
  • Stanford Internet Observatory

Learn More

  • Censorship Industrial Complex.pdf – Michael Shellenberger’s Congressional Testimony, March 9.
  • Public Substack – Michael Shellenbeger’s Videos, essays, etc.
  • This is Totalitarianism – Michael Shellenberger’s Interview with Robby Soave and Batya Ungar-Sargon of The Hill. “It is terrifying to imagine what might have happened had Elon Musk not taken over Twitter and allowed independent journalists to expose the U.S. government’s censorship operation.”

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