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  • The Biggest Supreme Court Case That Nobody Seems to Be Talking About

    02/24/2024 5:53:49 PM PST · by thecodont · 43 replies
    Slate ^ | Feb 23, 20245:45 AM | By Richard L. Hasen
    On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a pair of cases out of Texas and Florida that could force major social media platforms to carry posts from Donald Trump or others who lie about elections being stolen or obliquely encourage election-related violence. A ruling in favor of these states would turn the First Amendment upside down and create the conditions for undermining American democracy. If there wasn’t so much else swirling around our elections and democracy right now, this case would be commanding everyone’s attention. Moody v. NetChoice LLC and NetChoice LLC v. Paxton arise out of the...
  • YIKES! New AllSides Study Shows Google News Pro-Leftist Bias Got WORSE

    02/23/2024 2:38:10 PM PST · by JV3MRC · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 2/23/2024 | Joseph Vazquez
    “Be Evil” should be Google’s new motto these days. The anti-free speech Big Tech giant has continued its sordid habit of suppressing right-leaning media sources while inundating users with left-leaning content. A new analysis from media solutions company AllSides once again found that Google News is overwhelmingly elevating news media from “the left” while burying news media from “the right.” AllSides monitored Google News' homepage over a two-week period in 2023 and uncovered that a whopping 63 percent of 494 articles came from sources “on the left.” By contrast, only a negligible six percent came from sources “on the right.”...
  • How GovTech Will Control Your Life.

    02/23/2024 12:09:57 PM PST · by Tench_Coxe · 11 replies
    Noor Bin Laden Substack ^ | Noor Bin Laden
    Plans for a New Digital Order –– a fully digitized, total-surveillance society –– are moving ahead faster than you think.From February 12-14, 2024, industry leaders and government officials met in Dubai for the World Governments Summit (WGS). Think mini Davos meet-up in the Middle East, focusing on how governments will be run.(snip)In September 2021, Ukraine’s Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov wrote an article for the Atlantic Council (one of the Globalists’ key outfits for influence operations), entitled “Ukraine’s digital revolution is gaining momentum”9. He stated back then:“The launch of the Diia app was a big step towards the “paperless”...
  • The American Stasi Controls What You Hear And See To Control What You Think And Do

    02/23/2024 8:36:54 AM PST · by Signalman · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 2/23/2024 | Sean Davis
    Big Tech, federal agencies, and corporate media are working together to undermine the country and control your thoughts. It’s tempting to look at Big Tech, corporate media, and federal agencies as distinct industries and entities with their own goals and organizational structures, but that’s not the right way to analyze them in 2024. In reality, they are just different systems within the same organism, similar to how eyes, ears, and legs are all part of a human body. They have different roles and functions, but all are subordinate to the same overarching goal: total power. In 2024, these entities all...
  • A Digital Coup d’Etat

    02/22/2024 6:45:02 AM PST · by Heartlander · 14 replies
    Brownstone Institute ^ | Feb 22, 2024 | Jeffrey A. Tucker
    A Digital Coup d’EtatThere was a time. What seemed to be unfolding was a huge intellectual error for the history books. A new virus had come along and everyone was freaking out and smashing all normal social functioning. The excuse turns out just to be the cover story. Still, it bears examination. Even though plenty of outside commentators said the pathogen should be handled in the normal way – with known treatment and calm while those most susceptible stayed cautious until endemicity – some people on the inside fell prey to a great fallacy. They had come to believe computer...
  • Alarmists Urge Social Media to ‘Flag Accounts’ of Climate Skeptics

    02/21/2024 7:19:41 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/21/2024 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    Climate change alarmists are urging Big Tech to censor accounts of those who question the real danger that global warming poses to humanity. Social media companies such as X, Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok “should flag accounts that spread falsehoods about climate change and collaborate on targeted educational campaigns,” states a study published last week in Scientific Reports. Without ever defining the term, the article states that climate change “denialism” persists in the United States, with estimates ranging from 12 to 26 percent of the U.S. population. The researchers separated the population into the binary categories of “believers” and “deniers,” with...
  • Mike Benz To Tucker Carlson: From NATO's Perspective, The Entire Post-War World Order Would Collapse Unless They Censored The Internet

    02/19/2024 8:13:33 PM PST · by anthropocene_x · 31 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 16, 2024 | Tim Hains
    "All of the internet free speech technology was initially created by our national security state. VPNs to hide your IP address, TOR and the dark web to be able to buy and sell goods anonymously, and encrypted chats. All these things were created as DARPA projects or joint CIA/NSA projects to be able to help intelligence-backed groups to overthrow governments that were causing problems to the Clinton administration, Bush administration, and Obama administration." "This plan worked magically from about 1991 to about 2014 when there began to be an about-face on internet freedom and its utility." "Later, NATO was publishing...
  • Microsoft, Google, Amazon and tech peers sign pact to combat election-related misinformation

    02/18/2024 5:52:45 AM PST · by devane617 · 86 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02/18/2024
    A group of 20 leading tech companies on Friday announced a joint commitment to combat AI misinformation in this year’s elections. The industry is specifically targeting deepfakes, which can use deceptive audio, video and images to mimic key stakeholders in democratic elections or to provide false voting information. Microsoft , Meta , Google , Amazon , IBM , Adobe and chip designer Arm all signed the accord. Artificial intelligence startups OpenAI, Anthropic and Stability AI also joined the group, alongside social media companies such as Snap , TikTok and X. Tech platforms are preparing for a huge year of elections...
  • Foreign Billionaire-Backed Climate Org Pressuring Broadcasters To Censor Ads Critical Of Biden’s EV Mandate

    02/17/2024 7:01:32 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | February 17, 2024 | Nick Pope
    A green nonprofit that is indirectly funded by a foreign billionaire is pressuring broadcasters to drop advertisements that criticize the Biden administration’s massive electric vehicle (EV) agenda. Climate Power wrote to numerous broadcasters this week demanding that they stop airing American Fuel and Petrochemicals Manufacturers (AFPM)-funded advertisements in swing state markets that rail against President Joe Biden’s plans to impose widespread EV adoption in the coming years. The charitable organization affiliated with Hansjorg Wyss, a Swiss health care mogul and billionaire philanthropist, donates millions of dollars to the Fund for a Better Future, which was the fiscal sponsor for Climate...
  • Trump Media's merger with DWAC gets regulatory nod. Trump could get a stake worth $4 billion.

    02/16/2024 6:29:47 PM PST · by conservative98 · 70 replies
    CBS ^ | February 16, 2024 | Aimee Picchi
    The funding partner for Trump Media & Technology Group said it has received regulatory approval from securities regulators that will allow it to proceed with a long-delayed merger. The combination could provide former President Donald Trump with a stake worth almost $4 billion. Digital World Acquisition Corp. (DWAC), a so-called special-purpose acquisition company, said Thursday in a statement that the Securities and Exchange Commission had signed off on its proposed merger with Trump Media. DWAC said it plans to announce within two days a date for shareholders to vote on the deal. The SEC said it doesn't comment on individual...
  • The Censorship Industrial Complex Strikes Again

    02/09/2024 11:28:44 AM PST · by RicocheT · 8 replies ^ | Feb 09, 2024 | Katie Pavlich
    Just when we thought the extent of the federal government's censorship had been fully revealed, an entirely new industry has been exposed as a partner in burying dissent and subverting the First Amendment. This time, we're learning the National Science Foundation (NSF) worked with academic institutions — including the University of Michigan, the University of Wisconsin, and others — to censor "misinformation" online through Big Tech platforms and search engines. Alarmingly, they're using new artificial intelligence technology to do it. This means studies and data coming out of universities can no longer be trusted. Grants depend on promoting a government...
  • Florida House passes HB 1 to ban kids 16 and under from having social media accounts

    01/25/2024 9:09:08 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    Pointing to children’s mental health and online sexual predators, the Florida House on Wednesday passed a bill that seeks to prevent children under age 16 from having social media accounts. The House voted 106-13 to approve the measure (HB 1), a priority of House Speaker Paul Renner, R-Palm Coast. The issue will go to the Senate, amid arguments from parts of the tech industry that the bill would be unconstitutional. “This is about protecting children from addictive technology and what we know harms them,” Renner told House members after the vote. “And what the social-media platforms know. For years, they...
  • Marlow: The Corporate Media and Big Tech Interfered in the 2020 Election, and ‘Breaking the News’ Provides Undeniable Proof

    01/22/2024 2:25:04 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 21 Jan 2024 | ALEXANDER MARLOW
    Before a single vote was cast, the 2020 election was baked into the cake. America’s political and media establishment were not going to let what happened to them in 2016 happen again. ... TIME Magazine - “The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election” which describes a vast effort by a network of partisan political operatives, union leaders, and business titans to create a mail ballot “revolution” to oust Trump... a plan hatched by a highly motivated and well-funded few to undermine American democracy as we know it. Yet, it is not well understood exactly what...
  • Inside Biden’s secret surveillance court

    01/21/2024 10:00:01 AM PST · by Twotone · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | January 17, 2024 | Alfred Ng & John Sakellariadis
    At an undetermined date, in an undisclosed location, the Biden administration began operating a secretive new court to protect Europeans’ privacy rights under U.S. law. Officially known as the Data Protection Review Court, it was authorized in an October 2022 executive order to fix a collision of European and American law that had been blocking the lucrative flow of consumer data between American and European companies for three years. The court’s eight judges were named last November, including former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Its existence has allowed companies to resume the lucrative transatlantic data trade with the blessing of...
  • Biden Administration Used A Counter-Terrorism Grant To Fund Anti-Conservative Propaganda

    01/17/2024 7:52:16 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 20 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 1-17-24 | Luke Rosiak
    The Department of Homeland Security paid an activist group $700,000 to create self-described propaganda that attacked conservatives, a new investigation found. DHS used a grant program intended to combat terrorists, called the Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Program, to pay activists to write blog posts that criticized Donald Trump and other conservatives under the guise of “media literacy,” the Media Research Center found through public records requests.
  • Exposed: Moderna's Vaccine Against Vaccine Dissent

    01/17/2024 11:05:06 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    RealClearInvestigations ^ | 16 Jan, 2024 | Lee Fang
    Finances at the vaccine manufacturer Moderna began to fall almost as quickly as they had risen, as most Americans resisted getting yet another COVID booster shot. The pharmaceutical company, whose pioneering mRNA vaccine had turned it from small startup to biotech giant worth more than $100 billion in just a few years, reported a third-quarter loss last year of $3.6 billion, as most Americans refused to get another COVID booster shot. Moderna’s then-chief commercial officer, Arpa Garay, attributed some of the hesitancy pummeling Moderna's numbers to uninformed vaccine skeptics. "Despite some misinformation," Garay said, COVID-19 still drove significant hospitalizations. "It...
  • Digital Kill Switches: How Tyrannical Governments Stifle Political Dissent

    01/17/2024 12:03:25 PM PST · by Heartlander · 19 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | January 17, 2024 | John & Nisha Whitehead
    Digital Kill Switches: How Tyrannical Governments Stifle Political Dissent“No president from either party should have the sole power to shut down or take control of the internet or any other of our communication channels during an emergency.”—Senator Rand PaulWhat’s to stop the U.S. government from throwing the kill switch and shutting down phone and internet communications in a time of so-called crisis?After all, it’s happening all over the world.Communications kill switches have become tyrannical tools of domination and oppression to stifle political dissent, shut down resistance, forestall election losses, reinforce military coups, and keep the populace isolated, disconnected and in...
  • Does Google know something we don't about a 2024 black swan event?

    01/13/2024 8:54:58 AM PST · by Twotone · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 12, 2024 | Josh Centers
    Google has established itself as the arbiter of "truth" in the digital age. The company controls the flow of information and can amplify or bury stories on a whim. Its leaders have given themselves god-like powers over shaping human opinion. So when they change their rules over what information they can censor in a "Sensitive Event" scenario, it's worth examining closely. If you’ve ever advertised with Google, you might have received this email yesterday: Dear Advertiser, In February 2024, Google will update the Inappropriate content policy to clarify the definition of Sensitive Events. A "Sensitive Event" is an unforeseen event...
  • Tech Companies kicks off 2024 with a layoff bender as the industry braces for yet another ‘bumpy landing’

    01/12/2024 1:43:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Fortune via MSN ^ | 01/12/2024 | Kylie Robison
    Hi everyone, senior tech reporter Kylie Robison here. I don’t want to say the L-word first, but it’s starting to look like some feelings are changing. Layoffs, not love, are in the air again. Google slashed hundreds of jobs today, while Instagram cut several dozen of its own on Wednesday Also this week, Amazon’s Twitch and Prime Video divisions announced hundreds of layoffs each, or a 35% reduction in staff, and AI startup Humane, which raised over $200 million and plans to ship its new wearable in the coming months, just cut 4% of its employees. Adding to the bloodshed,...
  • Instagram removed this video of Joe Biden discussing the laws his very own son broke. They removed it with 5 seconds of it being posted. I know it’s embarrassing but come on. Let’s make this viral so folks actually can judge for themselves.

    01/11/2024 6:49:54 AM PST · by grundle · 19 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 10, 2024 | Derek Utley @realDerekUtley
    Instagram removed this video of Joe Biden discussing the laws his very own son broke. They removed it with 5 seconds of it being posted. I know it’s embarrassing but come on. Let’s make this viral so folks actually can judge for themselves.