Supreme Court says no to free speech, yes to Joe Biden’s ‘Ministry of Truth’

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Supreme Court says no to free speech, yes to Joe Biden’s ‘Ministry of Truth’

In a case concerning government’s power to decide what can and cannot be said on social media, the Supreme Court issued a ruling straight out of George Orwell’s 1984 when they said no to the First Amendment and free speech and yes to Joe Biden’s defacto Ministry of Truth.

With help from two of Donald Trump’s SCOTUS appointments, Justices Bret Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett, the Court used a technicality in its 6-3 ruling to give Biden and future presidents control over social media companies and their content in the name of preventing so-called “misinformation.” (via

The Supreme Court rejected challenges to Biden administration officials’ communications with social media companies aimed at combating misinformation online.

The 6-3 decision does not address the First Amendment issues at the center of the cases and instead denies the challenge filed by two Republican attorneys general and private parties by finding they didn’t have legal standing to bring it.

In his dissenting opinion, conservative Justice Samuel Alito — joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch — scolded his fellow justices for failing to decide the issue based on its First Amendment implications.

“The Court, however, shirks that duty and thus permits the successful campaign of coercion in this case to stand as an attractive model for future officials who want to control what the people say, hear, and think,” Alito wrote. “That is regrettable.” (Emphasis mine)

When you look at how we got here and where things are heading, “regrettable” hardly describes the seriousness of this ruling.

Biden and his Department of Homeland Security (DHS) first established his defacto Ministry of Truth — he called it a Misinformation and Disinformation Governance Board (MDGB) — in April 2022. Initially, Biden and his DHS secretary took so much heat over the idea that they pretended to cancel it. But that was a lie because we learned in November 2022 that they had launched the MDGB in secret.

As I mention in a chapter of my soon-to-be-released book, The New Axis of Evil: Exposing the Bipartisan War on Liberty, the parallels between Biden’s Misinformation and Disinformation Governance Board and George Orwell’s Ministry of Truth are unmistakable. In Orwell’s dystopian vision of the future as depicted in 1984, the Ministry of Truth was created to erase the truth of the past and present and replace it with the Party’s truth. This was accomplished through the use of doublespeak and Newspeak, languages used to ensure that everyone thought only what the Party wanted them to think and to make it impossible to betray the Party by thinking independent thought.

Joe Biden’s creation of a Ministry of Truth to hunt down misinformation and disinformation is bad enough on its own, but it gets worse when we see how it fits in with the New World Order ambitions of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the United Nations (UN).

At the 2023 annual meeting of the WEF, a panel on countering “misinformation” was held with the intention of predicting and mitigating what may or may not be misinformation on a global scale. Speakers addressing the panel discussed how to predict, mitigate, and counter various threats that were supposedly aggravated by misinformation. And while the panel failed to define misinformation, participants suggested that criticism of the WEF and challenging mainstream COVID narratives to be misinformation.

Biden’s “misinformation” agenda is perfectly aligned with the ambitions of the global elites.

At the November 2022 G20 summit held in Bali, Indonesia, leaders signed a declaration calling for the censorship of misinformation and disinformation, a measure fully endorsed by Biden. Though the declaration focused mainly on climate change and Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), leaders linked SDGs to the importance of the need for online censorship.

In October 2023, Biden announced a new emphasis on his crack down on social media “misinformation” that was headed up by Rob Flaherty, the former White House director of digital strategy whose combative emails to social media firms were a part of the case heard by the Supreme Court. This new emphasis would target misinformation on subjects like COVID vaccines, the upcoming election, and Biden’s past record

At about the same time that the Supreme Court was set to release its ruling on Biden’s Ministry of Truth, the UN decided to weigh in on the issue with a call to combat misinformation and so-called hate speech through the use of algorithmic censorship by social media companies and demonetizing platforms that don’t go along. (via

According to the UN secretary-general (Antonio Guterres), billions of people are currently in grave danger due to exposure to lies and false narratives (but he doesn’t specify what kind). However, that becomes fairly clear as he goes on to mention that action is needed to “safeguard democracy, human rights, public health, and climate action.”

Guterres revealed that the principles stand against algorithms deciding what people see online (another attack on YouTube, etc., recommendations system, for all the wrong reasons?). But he reassures his audience the idea is to “prioritize safety and privacy over advertising,” i.e., profit.

The next thing Guterres wants these decidedly for-profit behemoths, including advertisers, to do is make sure tech companies keep them abreast so as not to “end up inadvertently funding disinformation or hateful messaging.” (Emphasis mine)

In his book, Orwell refers to all-powerful government as “the Party” and Americans have elected — literally and figuratively — the modern-day Republican/Democrat version of this entity; surrendering the power of the people to private organizations and government while trusting them to protect and defend the Constitution.

This is how the Party has risen to dominate the political landscape. This is how the Party has created a Ministry of Truth. This is how the Party gets away with using political doublespeak to redefine free speech as misinformation or disinformation and thus criminalizing it. And this is how we reached the Supreme Court ruling last week.

The war on free speech has been getting big headlines during Biden’s reign, but Donald Trump and the Republican Party put some of these things in motion when they passed the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act in 2018, forming a new wing of Department of Homeland Security. The bill made DHS “responsible for protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure from physical and cyber threats.”

Additionally, Trump signed the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020 into law on Dec. 4, 2020. Trump and Republicans said the new law would only apply to federal government agencies, but legal observers warned how the downstream consequences would likely reach much further, impacting devices procured by the federal government and — eventually — consumer devices.

Donald Trump identifies free speech as “Fake News” and Joe Biden identifies it as misinformation and disinformation. Either way, the Ministry of Truth lives on thanks to a Supreme Court that has subjugated the Constitution to the will of the Party.


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