GOP leaders issue one order over Biden admin’s attempts to silence free speech

Joe Biden and the Radical Left do everything they can to silence the truth and control the narrative. But people are fighting back.

And now GOP leaders have issued one order over the Biden admin’s attempts at silencing free speech.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is facing scrutiny from Senate Republicans over its funding of research projects aimed at combating alleged “misinformation.”

Senator Eric Schmitt (R-MO) has requested a comprehensive list of projects funded through the NSF Convergence Accelerator Track F program, which has awarded tens of millions of dollars to research efforts focused on “mis- and disinformation.”

Schmitt, in a letter to NSF Director Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan, expressed concerns about the program’s potential impact on freedom of speech.

“To say that NSF’s reported involvement in funding research projects aimed at developing AI tools for identifying and combating alleged misinformation is un-American would be an understatement,” Schmitt wrote.

He characterized the initiative as an attempt by the Biden administration and the NSF to “silence those who eschew the thoughts and ideals of the political Left” and accused them of colluding with Big Tech.

This request follows a report by the House Judiciary Committee raising similar questions about the NSF program.

The report alleged that the funded projects aim to develop AI-powered tools for censorship and propaganda, potentially used to restrict certain viewpoints.

“The purpose of these taxpayer-funded projects is to develop artificial intelligence (AI)- powered censorship and propaganda tools that can be used by governments and Big Tech to shape public opinion by restricting certain viewpoints or promoting others,” it said.

The article mentions Syracuse University receiving nearly $500,000 to study how misinformation is woven into online narratives and how design might alter it.

Additionally, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology received $750,000 for research on online truth discernment, with a researcher acknowledging the difficulty for some individuals in sorting fact from fiction online.

This is not the first time the NSF program has faced scrutiny.

House Republicans have already issued subpoenas related to the project.

Additionally, the broader debate surrounding misinformation, fake news, and online content moderation remains complex and highly contested, with concerns about censorship by the Radical Left.

The issue presents a balancing act for the NSF, tasked with supporting research while ensuring it aligns with its mission and doesn’t infringe on protected freedoms.

Schmitt told reporters that “The Biden Administration has shown a stunning disregard for Americans’ freedom of speech online and has gone as far as to coerce social media companies to censor Americans online.”

He added that “with the rapid rise of artificial intelligence in the public and commercial sector, we have a duty to ensure AI is used responsibly and not weaponized against Americans’ constitutional rights.”

We must be vigilant and we must not allow the government to take away our freedoms.

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