For those who want the TLDR, Missouri and Louisiana, along with several individual plaintiffs, sued the federal government, accusing them of pressuring and threatening big social media companies to censor Americans’ speech on a number of different topics. The judge granted expedited depositions and discovery in the case so that he can rule on a temporary injunction to halt this government action while the trial progressed. That act in itself is relatively unheard of, but what it has produced so far? It’s worse than we imagined.

So here are the top 6 most shocking recent revelations of government censorship, coming from recent discovery releases in the case.

1.) CISA considers your thoughts “Cognitive Infrastructure”

One of the most stunning things we’ve learned from this lawsuit is that the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency now considers your thoughts and what you post online, a part of the United States Government’s “critical infrastructure,” thereby giving them the authority to regulate them. I don’t think anyone asked everyday Americans if they’d want the government regulating what goes on inside their brains, but alas, here we are.

Through discovery that has been released, we have uncovered that CISA is at the forefront of censorship activities in the United States, often acting in concert with taxpayer-funded NGOs to act as a sort of “censorship help desk.” They became so overwhelmed that they decided to create something known as the “disinformation governance board,” which would provide them the funding and, more importantly, the public cover to be able to continue funneling censorship demands to social media behemoths, like YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Understandably, once this “disinformation governance board” became public knowledge, it was promptly disbanded. However, the activities it was meant to cover have not.

Tracy Beanz

Tracy Beanz is an investigative journalist with a focus on corruption. She is known for her unbiased, in-depth coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic. She hosts the Dark to Light podcast, found on all major video and podcasting platforms. She is a bi-weekly guest on the Joe Pags Radio Show, has been on Steve Bannon’s WarRoom and is a frequent guest on Emerald Robinson’s show. Tracy is Editor-in-chief at