Skip to comments.Geller: Who Is Behind the Internet Thought Police?
Posted on 06/08/2018 2:21:14 PM PDT by davikkm
Just who is behind the policing of our thought online? An article, What the Red Pill Means for Radicals, published on June 7 in the ironically named publication Fair Observer might have passed unnoticed as yet another uninformed, biased and ideologically motivated attack on all who ever get labeled extremists. The piece is so riddled with non-sequiturs and wild generalizations that it seems almost cruel to rip it to shreds.
But the author is Bharath Ganesh. A little online research reveals that Ganesh is currently working at the Oxford Internet Institute at the esteemed Oxford University on a research project funded by the European Union to devise ways to disrupt the far right online. The project in question is under the banner of the Vox-Pol Network of Excellence, which is designed to comprehensively research, analyse, debate, and critique issues surrounding violent online political extremism (VOPE).
This research group is only interested in violent extremism according to their website. The qualifier violent is therefore employed here to describe VOX-Pols interest, which is in those that employ or advocate physical violence against other individuals and groups to forward their political objectives. The extremist nature of the politics in which VOX-Pol is interested is thus not decided upon by project participants, but by the decision of those involved in particular types of politics to advocate or employ violence to advance their goals.
Note the claims utterly disingenuous, as it turns out that the labeling of certain people or groups as violent extremists is entirely due to their own behavior; in other words, dont worry, folks, its all scientifically objective.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
The democrats are going to goose step on internet speech.
Im shocked by the levo-fascists. SHOCKED.
Non-violent Socialists are like moderate muslims, they still long for the day of full on revlution and overthrow.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a liberal, Alabama-based 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization that has gained prominence on the left for its "hate group" designations, pushes millions of dollars to offshore entities as part of its business dealings, records show.
Additionally, the nonprofit pays lucrative six-figure salaries to its top directors and key employees while spending little on legal services despite its stated intent of "fighting hate and bigotry" using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is perhaps best known for its "hate map," a collection of organizations the nonprofit deems "domestic hate groups" that lists mainstream conservative organizations alongside racist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and is often referenced in the media. A gunman opened fire at the Washington, D.C., offices of the conservative Family Research Council in 2012 after seeing it listed as an "anti-gay" group on SPLC's website.
The SPLC has turned into a fundraising powerhouse, recording more than $50 million in contributions and $328 million in net assets on its 2015 Form 990, the most recently available tax form from the nonprofit.
SPLC's Form 990-T, its business income tax return, from the same year shows that they have "financial interests" in the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, and Bermuda. No information is available beyond the acknowledgment of the interests at the bottom of the form. (Excerpt) Read more at freebeacon.com ...
REFERENCE--Southern Poverty Law Center Transfers Millions in Cash to Offshore Entities
freebeacon / FR Posted on 08/31/2017 by Sub-Driver
The SPLC off-shore banking scam sounds suspiciously like the Madoff fraud. When he went to jail, investigators found Ponzi King Bernie Madoff had stashed billions offshore---into a labyrinth of financial entities. COLLUSION AND CONSPIRACIES GALORE---Some $8.9 billion was funneled to Madoff through a dozen so-called feeder funds based in Europe, the Caribbean and Central America......a labyrinth of hedge funds, management companies and service providers that, to unsuspecting outsiders, seemed to compose a formidable system of checks and balances. But the purpose of this complex architecture was just the opposite: the feeder funds provided different modes for directing money to Madoff in order to avoid scrutiny.
The Bank Secrecy Act should be mobilized----to follow the paper trail and determine how money changed hands among (a) SPLC (b) Obama and OFA, (c) leftist groups and donors. Demand that the scope and dimension of collusion in sub rosa deals be examined, as to who might be personally profiting and if financing domestic terrorism is being facilitated.
<><> L/E needs to examine bank accounts of the aforementioned.
<><> Joint bank accounts might be used to facilitate the transfer funds from one account to another, and/or wire-transferred offshore;
<><> To cover their tracks, fake invoices might be created to show that money deposited into SPLC accounts was being used for legitimate purposes.
<><> Financial schemes scheme might be advanced by issuing phony statements of payments from financial sources that actually covered the transfer of funds for insiders' personal use and/or for financing domestic terrorism.
Shady banking transactions could be prosecuted under the (1) Bank Secrecy ACT, (2) RICO, and, (3) the Hobbs Act.
<><> L/E should get ahold of: (1) copies of SPLC checks, (2) wire transfers, (3) account statements, (4) invoices, (5) bills, (6) delivery tickets, (7) SPLC correspondence including snail mail, e-mail, mobile devices, cell phones, (8) contracts, (9) loan agreements, (10) other account books or official records.
L/E should also explore (a) monies paid to brokers, sub- brokers, (b) family members, (c) mortgage brokers, (d) financial managers, and, (e) real estate agents, brokers, and developers.
<><> L/E should scrutinize bank accounts for suspicious activites: (A) large deposits, (B) funds transferred from one account into another, (C) frequent requests for withdrawals.
<><> SPLC bank records might also show diversions to secret LLC accounts, to money launder and to operate personal ventures;
Tax fraud may also be a factor, facilitated by withdrawals, gift cards purchases, credit card purchases and intra-bank transfers from legal bank accounts into personal accounts, or redistribution schemes.
<><> A huge tipoff is whether SPLC bank withdrawals support luxurious lifestyle including payments for real estate, investment and stock holdings, jewelry, luxury vehicles, resort travel....... and gifts and purchases from luxury outlets.
By Brian Flood | Fox News
Facebook, Google and Amazon are among the tech giants to do business with the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center. The far-left Southern Poverty Law Center was too extreme for the Obama administration, but it’s just fine for Silicon Valley.
The Obama-era Justice Department once scolded the SPLC for overstepping the bounds of zealous advocacy, after the organization labeled the non-profit Federation for American Immigration Reform a hate group. Tech giants Facebook, Amazon, Google and Twitter must not have received the memo, as all four companies have enlisted the SPLC to help determine what organizations are hate groups, as first pointed out by The Daily Caller.
The four tech companies all work with or consult the controversial SPLC in policing their platforms, according to an investigation by The Daily Callers Peter Hasson. Spokespeople for Facebook, Amazon and Google confirmed a relationship with the SPLC when reached by Hasson. Twitter declined to comment but told the Caller the company is in regular contact with a wide range of civil society organizations and [nongovernmental organizations].
The investigation determined that Amazon gives the group the most power. Jeff Bezos company grants the SPLC broad policing power over the Amazon Smile charitable program, while claiming to remain unbiased, Hasson wrote. Amazons Smile program allows customers to donate a percentage of proceeds to various charities and the SPLC determines which charities receive the cash, according to the Caller, which reported last month that a prominent Christian legal group was barred from the Smile program, while openly anti-Semitic groups were allowed to participate.
The Southern Poverty Law Center bills itself as a civil rights organization that is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, but it was accused by Politico in 2017 of overstepping its bounds. Critics say the group abuses its position as an arbiter of hatred by labeling legitimate players hate groups and extremists to keep the attention of its liberal donors and grind a political ax, Politicos Ben Schreckinger wrote. The SPLC did not respond when asked for comment on The Daily Callers report.
Recently, the SPLC was forced to retract and apologize for an article that falsely asserted several reporters were enabling white supremacists and Russia while labeling them as fascists and racists; ignored rising left-wing anti-Semitism on college campuses; and labeled the Family Research Council a hate group, which led an armed man to attack its facility.
John Stossel called the group a money-grabbing slander machine in a Fox News editorial earlier this year. In 2017, Fox News found at least six other groups that are conservative and explicitly nonviolent but branded as hate organizations by the SPLC. Last month, dozens of prominent conservative leaders issued a joint statement regarding censorship and suppression of conservative speech by Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube after right-leaning users complained of bias for years. Social media censorship and online restriction of conservatives and their organizations have reached a crisis level, the statement began. Conservative leaders now have banded together to call for equal treatment on tech and social media.
The participants called for the tech giants to address the key areas of complaint including lack of transparency when removing content and deleting accounts and the imbalance of liberal content advisers, such as the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Amazon told Fox News through a spokesperson: Charitable organizations must meet the requirements outlined in our participation agreement to be eligible for AmazonSmile. Organizations that engage in, support, encourage, or promote intolerance, hate, terrorism, violence, money laundering, or other illegal activities are not eligible. If at any point an organization violates this agreement, its eligibility will be revoked. Since 2013, Amazon has relied on the US Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Southern Poverty Law Center to help us make these determinations. While this system has worked well, we do listen to and consider the feedback of customers and other stakeholders, which we will do here as well.
Neither Facebook nor Google immediately responded to Fox News requests for comment.
Twitter directed Fox News to a website listing its safety partners which includes the SPLC.
Every liberal is a violent totalitarian thug.
Every Leftwinger is wired to be a violent totalitarian thug. And we’re seeing that today with Antifa.
Apart from the Left, Liberals are narcissistic morons.
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