Mayorkas defends DHS efforts to address online “disinformation”

In a hearing this week, Rep. Dan Bishop, R-N.C., asked the Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas about the recently published documents that alleged the Department of Homeland Security coordinated with social media companies to censor Americans.

Bishop honed in on one part of the document release that suggested the DHS flagged to Twitter an account it said had “imperiled election integrity,” even though it only had fewer than 60 followers.

Bishop asked: “Secretary Mayorkas, does the level of interaction with social media platforms, and that one specifically, that anecdote, suggest that DHS has engaged in egregious overreach that threatens the First Amendment?”

Alejandro Mayorkas by World Travel & Tourism Council is licensed under flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

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