Remember when Hunter Biden abandoned a laptop at a computer repair shop — which he recently told “CBS This Morning” he has no memory of doing? The New York Post got a hold of emails on the laptop, but a group of more than 50 former intelligence officials signed a letter saying the emails had “all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.” That’s the story the media ran with, while Twitter prohibited users from sharing or linking to the story and suspended the Post for spreading “hacked” information.

In that light, a coalition of groups is asking President Biden to create a task force to crack down on disinformation campaigns, while not limiting free expression.

We don’t recognize most of these groups, but we want to name and shame them: Pen America, Voto Latino, Common Cause (red flag), the Center for Democracy and Technology, Access Now, SimplySecure, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Center for American Progress (no way!), and Free Press. “Disinformation itself is a profound threat to free speech,” said Matt Bailey, director of Pen America’s Digital Freedom Program.

“Digital Freedom Program.”

Vox’s Aaron Rupar should be getting a knock on his door.

This is such an incredibly bad idea that the Biden-Harris administration is probably considering it right now.

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