The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin warning that the US “remains in a heightened threat environment”.
The DHS lists the number one factor increasing the threat of terrorism: “the proliferation of false or misleading narratives, which sow discord or undermine public trust in U.S. government institutions”.
These threats are intensified by “an online environment filled with false or misleading narratives and conspiracy theories, and other forms of mis- dis- and mal-information (MDM).”
It’s never good when they make up an acronym…
You’re endangering society if you don’t trust institutions which have repeatedly shown themselves to be untrustworthy.
Of course, in addition to people who complain about the corrupt government online, anyone who has a problem with public health dictators is also a domestic terrorist.
The bulletin states:
“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 bulletin didn’t bother to cite any actual examples of violent extremism in retaliation for COVID policies.