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Defining ‘Disinformation’: A Debate

Independent journalist Glenn Greenwald has criticized FBI Director Christopher Wray for his inability to define ‘disinformation’ during a recent House Judiciary Committee hearing. Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) questioned Wray about allegations of First Amendment violations by the FBI, citing instances where conservative dialogues were curtailed under the label of ‘disinformation.’ Wray responded by stating the FBI’s focus was not on disinformation, broadly speaking, but on ‘disinformation’ from ‘malign foreign actors.’ Greenwald criticized this lack of a clear definition, arguing that the term’s ambiguity serves the interests of those in power. This exchange has sparked a fresh debate on the implications of such ambiguous terms for free speech.

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