The Biden administration has awarded funding for the creation of artificial intelligence that would suppress online speech in its latest efforts to police the internet.
The public grant money was nicely packaged inside of President Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan and is set to fork over a cool half a million toward its goal.
The grant money will be awarded to University of Washington researchers to engineer A.I. that would “detect and suppress microaggressions” within social media platforms.
According to government records, $132,000 has been awarded and $550,436 is slated to be given over the course of the next five years.
The program, which is touted as a way to combat language discrimination, will be used to develop algorithms to detect “implicit and disguised toxicity,” as well as hate speech and abusive language:
“Successful completion of the program will pave the ground for a paradigm shift in existing ways for monitoring civility in cyberspace, shielding vulnerable populations from discrimination and aggression, and reducing the mental load of platform moderators,” the National Science Foundation stated on its website.
In other words, the burden will no longer fall on moderators to detect and suppress speech because there will be A.I. that automatically polices online platforms. The algorithms will pick up on dialogue that the author may not even know is harmful — how convenient.
The creation of the desired A.I. has brought warranted concerns over what will be deemed a “microaggression,” with some saying it feels scarily familiar to the Chinese Communist Party censoring speech that isn’t approved by the state.
It wasn’t long ago that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), along with the Biden administration, attempted to launch the Disinformation Governance Board (DGB). The board’s launch failed miserably after severe backlash over its blatant suppression of free speech in a country where speech is “free” — or so we’re told.
What is "dangerous" is Biden WH painting a target on @ElonMusk for daring to promote free speech and to criticize Fauci, a powerful and corrupt government official. @JudicialWatch @FoxNews #FauciFiles pic.twitter.com/VwE1xa27J8
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) December 26, 2022
Although the DHS seemingly halted the DGB, recently exposed documents show that the ties between Big Tech and the government are deep and wide. And like any business that understands marketing, the DHS and the Biden administration have simply rebranded their censoring efforts by renaming and repackaging the product.
Just a friendly reminder that 80 FBI agents had time to police free speech and memes at Twitter but no one had any time to look at who was in Jeffrey Epstein’s black book sexually exploiting children!
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 18, 2022