The intricate connections between a self-proclaimed “disinformation” monitoring organization, the pro-censorship Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) and the British government have been gradually revealed, causing a furor among advocates of free speech.
Congress in the United States is pointing fingers at the CCDH, asserting that it plays a substantial role in silencing conservative voices on the internet. Its reporting has been used by the government to call for censorship online. The organization, identifiable as a charity in the United States but with a significant base in the UK, has reportedly been instrumental in tackling alleged disinformation in digital spaces.
Potential infringements on American free speech surface when one digs deeper. The UK arm of the CCDH touts a board of directors studded with British politicians, officials, and their staff, raising scrutiny from vigilant watchdog organizations. Evidence points to the CCDH as a preferred adviser for governments, particularly in tackling alleged conservative misinformation.