The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently released their latest terrorism threat bulletin in which the department warns against “the proliferation of false or misleading narratives, which sow discord or undermine public trust in U.S. government institutions.” The bulletin, which was issued on Monday, blamed an “online environment filled with false or misleading narratives and conspiracy theories, and other forms of mis-, dis- and mal-information introduced and/or amplified by foreign and domestic threat actors.”
“These threat actors seek to exacerbate societal friction to sow discord and undermine public trust in government institutions to encourage unrest, which could potentially inspire acts of violence,” reads the bulletin. The DHS also warned that “misinformation” could lead to “mass casualty attacks.”
The DHS listed “widespread online proliferation of false or misleading narratives regarding unsubstantiated widespread election fraud and COVID-19,” as two sources of what they call “MDM”, or misinformation. “Grievances associated with these themes inspired violent extremist attacks during 2021,” the memo continued, failing to provide examples. The memo further stated that loosening of COVID restrictions could lead to violent attacks. “COVID-19 mitigation measures—particularly COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates—have been used by domestic violent extremists to justify violence since 2020 and could continue to inspire these extremists to target government, healthcare, and academic institutions that they associate with those measures.”
The Biden regime has garnered a reputation for labelling dissent as terrorism and using federal law enforcement agencies to persecute dissidents. In November, Merrick Garland announced his intent to use federal law enforcement to monitor and potentially persecute parents opposed to CRT-themed curriculum and vaccine mandates, who had been peacefully voicing their displeasure at school board meetings across the country. Garland, at the behest of the National School Boards Association (NSBA), announced the formation of a counter terrorism task force in order to monitor dissident parents. Garland did so while claiming the existence of terrorist threats while also failing to provide evidence or examples.
In January, the Biden regime announced the formation of a new “domestic terrorism task force” designed to confront “anti-authority ideologies.” The new task force was later mentioned in the response section of the new DHS memo. The department also said they will continue to work with “public and private sector partners, as well as foreign counterparts, to identify and evaluate [misinformation], including false or misleading narratives and conspiracy theories spread on social media and other online platforms that endorse or could inspire violence.”
Nowhere in the memo does the DHS list examples of violence committed by mentioned groups or subscribers to listed ideologies.