The Department of Homeland Security has declared a “heightened threat environment” in their National Terrorism Advisory memo posted on Feb. 7.
The advisory cites the promotion of “misleading narratives” that “undermine public trust in U.S. government institutions” as a crucial reason for their assessment of heightened threat levels across the country.
“The United States remains in a heightened threat environment fueled by several factors, including an online environment filled with false or misleading narratives and conspiracy theories, and other forms of mis- dis- and mal-information (MDM) introduced and/or amplified by foreign and domestic threat actors,” the DHS stated in their memo.
The Center to Advance Security in America (CASA) said it intends to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to see the basis of the DHS bulletin, according to The Washington Times.
“What is a ‘misleading narrative,’ and who’s deciding what’s misleading, and how are they going to go after and conduct intelligence on it?” CASA Director Adam Turner said Wednesday in an interview. “I think they’re referring to people that don’t agree with whatever their talking points are for that time.”
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