So-called "journalists" who are so-very-upset when their work is questioned on social media may soon be able to benefit from a $5 million trauma grant from the Biden administration.
Yes, the same Biden administration that justices have found likely violated the First Amendment in its efforts to censor social media posts it didn’t like - is now offering help for journalists who have to deal with posts they don’t like.
The Daily Caller Reports:
The Biden administration has approved $5.7 million in grant funding to George Washington University to create a program that will provide psychological care to journalists who believe they are the targets of “misinformation-driven harassment campaigns.”
The program, called Expert Voices Together, is described in the government grant database as “a socio-technical system that provides real-time support to experts experiencing online harassment.” The project’s goal is to provide journalists, and eventually other “experts,” with means of “monitoring and reporting” alleged abuse, as well as “personalized assistance with digital safety” and access to “mental health care specialists” as a form of “trauma-informed care.”
So, if you make a negative comment to a media personality online for claiming that the info on Hunter Biden’s laptop is Russian disinformation, they now have a place to report you, and go seek some mental help at your expense.
PBS ”journalists” would arguably get to double-dip on the taking of tax-payer funds by simply participating in the program.
Online physical threats are already criminal and shouldn't be tolerated. Protecting a "journalist" from "misinformation-driven harassment" however, is a highly questionable position for the government to get involved in (especially from an administration that issues memos to the media to protect Joe Biden from investigation).
The Daily Caller reports The National Science Foundation (NSF) first allocated over $700,000 for the project in 2021 and funded its continuation in 2022 for an additional $5 million to keep the project rolling well into 2024.
Check out the grant summary here.
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