McCaul, HFAC Members Demand Answers on GEC's Role in Censorship

Press Release

Date: May 2, 2023
Location: Washington, D.C.
Issues: Foreign Affairs

"The GEC's founding mission, effectively, was to provide a ready resource for the truth about America and our fight against global terror, particularly ISIS,"

"[But now we] are forced to wonder about the authority by which the GEC justifies its mission creep, and the direction of its current evolutionary trajectory. Congress originally authorized the GEC to "support the development and dissemination of fact-based narratives and analysis to counter propaganda and disinformation directed at the United States and United States allies and partner nations.' While the GEC performs some unquestionably important work, it has also provided social media companies with access to tech applications that "detect and either knock down or flag malign-foreign-influence activity,' but, according to the FBI, also "might accidentally pick up U.S. people["s] information.'"