The latest $1.5 trillion federal spending bill includes $2.6 billion to fight “disinformation” and “hate.” The bill states: “Democracy programs supported with funds appropriated by this Act…should, as appropriate…include…efforts to combat weaponized technology, including the misuse of social media to spread disinformation or incite hate.”

Analyst Comment: This is blatant censorship by the federal government. They dropped the pretext and are now directly engaging in efforts to censor information that does not fit government narratives.