A document leaked from the FBI revealed the agency has been labeling those using words like “based” and “red-pilled” for extremism, without any decent explanation as to why.
The documents were revealed as part of the Oversight Project run by the Heritage Foundation. They claim to have used the Freedom of Information Act to their benefit to expose the FBI for flagging common internet slang for extremism.
FBI takes stand against online slang
In fact, you can find the aforementioned words are marked for being indicative of “Involuntary Celibate Violent Extremism,” meaning the FBI is more than willing to use the word “incel” in a derogatory way.
Yet, they’ll flag something as harmless as “based” for potentially violent implications.
SHOCKING: FBI is flagging slang terms like ‘Red Pill’ "CHAD" and ‘Based’ As “Violent Extremism”.
— PBD Podcast (@PBDsPodcast) April 10, 2023
The agency even goes into full detail on how and why incels use these words, claiming they’re at risk of committing violent acts to support their beliefs.
An assessment of this demographic outlines while “incels” may not generally involve themselves with violence, at least five lethal attacks in the US and Canada were carried out by one.
By this logic, the FBI should also be flagging transgender persons for potential threats, as there have been numerous shootings and attempted shootings involving a trans person, but we all know that’s not happening any time soon.
FBI has slowly turned into Joe’s personal task force and they’re about as woke as he is when it comes to that sort of stuff.
Remember: the reason liberal journalists are so bent on maligning Taibbi and the TwitterFiles is because they showed FBI, CIA and DHS are working to censor the internet.
They're not rising against Taibbi, but in defense of those agencies, which polls show their audience loves. pic.twitter.com/8mbqY2R3h2
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 9, 2023
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Another thing that’s mentioned is the “red-pilled” expression, which is tied to the iconic 1999 movie “The Matrix.” The protagonist is offered a choice between a blue pill and a red pill, where the latter would allow him to see the world for what it truly is.
This slang is often used to joke about the commonly obscured truths that the government wouldn’t want you to know about; the FBI labels the term as believing society is corrupt.
That being said, there’s little to deny that implication. The agency tasked with protecting this country and its people has now turned against them, hunting them down at the first sign of disobedience, almost as if we’re stuck in some third-rate dystopian novel.
FBI documents associate internet slang like 'based' and 'red pill' with 'extremism. What’s next? What other words will the FBI police on behalf of the Democrat Party?
— Omar Navarro (@RealOmarNavarro) April 10, 2023
Finally, we have the word “based,” which the FBI claims is used to refer to someone who’s accepted a racist ideology and implements it in their life, even though it actually means that something is cool or agreeable.
Naturally, the agency refused to comment on the revelations; honestly, it’s completely understandable, seeing as how absurd the entire thing is.
The FBI is practically wasting taxpayer dollars to research internet slang and make it sound as threatening as it can possibly be, even though they’re just words used by kids online.