By Guy Page
Gov. Phil Scott said he is unaware of the Feb. 7 Department of Homeland Security bulletin characterizing some American online speech about Covid-19, election fraud, and 5G technology as mis- dis- and mal-information or “MDM.” These online communications by “domestic threat actors” threaten US critical infrastructure and undermine public trust in government institutions, the bulletin said.
The bulletin is entitled Summary of the Terrorism Threat to the United States,. Gov. Scott said the subject was not discussed during a meeting with DHS officials last week.
The bulletin says DHS will be allocating grants to state and local partners to help reduce this alleged threat. Late last week, Vermont Daily Chronicle emailed every Vermont legislator by name for his/her opinion on the bulletin, and whether the State of Vermont should participate with DHS in tracking down Vermont ‘domestic threat actors’ as defined by the DHS. To date, one written response has been received. Another outreach to all lawmakers is planned, and responses will be published.
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