Really? DoD Awards Disinfo Researcher Who Praised Hunter Biden Laptop Censorship

September 14th, 2023 6:14 PM

The Biden Pentagon awarded a contract to a disinformation researcher who celebrated Big Tech’s election interference by suppressing the 2020 Hunter Biden bombshell scandals.

The Biden Defense Department (DoD) awarded two contracts to Lisa Kaplan’s LCK Strategies, one for a “global disinformation” tracking tool. In 2020, Kaplan lauded Twitter’s aggressive censorship of the New York Post’s now-verified Hunter Biden laptop bombshell by commenting, “Good move.” Kaplan’s approval of censoring a legitimate news story, which ended up impacting the 2020 election results, and her ties to former Biden disinformation czar Nina Jankowicz have raised serious concerns. Why is the DoD contracting this anti-free speech researcher to “proactively respond” to alleged disinformation?

The most recent Pentagon grant, dated for May 2 through August 4, 2023, shows that LCK Strategies received $72,321. The listed purpose was for a software tool to respond proactively to global disinformation campaigns. LCK previously received a $49,328 DoD contract in 2021. Open Corporates lists Kaplan as the “Agent” for LCK Strategies.

The Washington Free Beacon identified Kaplan as head of LCK in a Sept. 13 piece and noted her previous anti-free speech comments. “I do applaud Twitter's efforts and the stances they have taken to address disinformation, making it so that people can't share a link known to be false that could have potential implications on the election,” she said, referring to the Post’s Hunter bombshell. “It's an important step if they are truly going to be a source of accurate information for their users.”

Since then, the Post’s story has been verified, ultimately leading to the Joe Biden bribery allegations. A 2020 Media Research Center poll found that censorship of the Hunter Biden scandal helped steal the election for Joe Biden, since 4.6% of Biden’s total vote wouldn’t have voted for him if in possession of all the facts. Kaplan approved that election-altering censorship, making her recent DoD contract questionable.

Kaplan also has ties to former Biden Disinformation Governance Board czar and self-identified “Mary Poppins of disinformation” Nina Jankowicz, according to the Free Beacon. Alethea Group, which the Free Beacon identified as LCK Strategies, hired Jankowicz in September 2021 as Director of External Engagement. Jankowicz and Kaplan thus worked together to undermine free speech.

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