Pentagon paid internet censors – media

Pentagon paid internet censors – media

At least two private companies received large grants from the military to develop online surveillance tools, The Federalist has reported

The US Department of Defense funds private internet monitoring firms NewsGuard and PeakMetrics, which trawl the web for “misinformation” to censor and demonetize websites, conservative news outlet The Federalist reported on Friday.

NewsGuard is a private company that rates news outlets by their “reliability” and reputation for sharing “falsehoods and misinformation narratives.” Before a Congressional hearing last week, journalist Matt Taibbi labeled the company a part of the “censorship-industrial complex,” publishing an image of a $750,000 grant award from…