(Natural News) For months Big Tech and Big Tech Media have been working to quash conservative, pro-POTUS Donald Trump media voices and purge them from their platforms, but now as the 2018 midterm elections approach the social media behemoths are ramping up censorship operations under the guise of countering "Russian interference."
As initially reported by Buzzfeed, the news site "admitted to meeting in secret with reps from Google, Microsoft, SnapChat, Facebook, [and] Twitter to discuss ways they can censor the American people and steal the midterm election for the Democrats," Infowars reported.
Representatives from a host of the biggest US tech companies, including Facebook and Twitter, have scheduled a private meeting for Friday to share their tactics in preparation for the 2018 midterm elections.
Last week, Facebook's head of cybersecurity policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, invited employees from a dozen companies, including Google, Microsoft, and Snapchat, to gather at Twitter's headquarters in downtown San Francisco, according to an email obtained by BuzzFeed News.
"As I've mentioned to several of you over the last few weeks, we have been looking to schedule a follow-on discussion to our industry conversation about information operations, election protection, and the work we are all doing to tackle these challenges," Gleicher wrote.
There's more. In May, nine Big Tech firms met at Facebook's HQ in the occupied territory of California with two federal officials – Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary Chris Krebs and Mike Burham of the FBI's Foreign Influence Task Force, which Buzzfeed said was established in November. The purpose of that meeting was to discuss ways to counter 'influence operations,' and reportedly the tech firms said they were "discouraged that they received little information from the government," Buzzfeed reported.
Gee – wonder why that is?
It could be that much of the information DHS and the FBI have on such operations is classified. It could be that much of the information the government has pertains to ongoing counterintelligence operations.