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  • Scotland’s New Transgender ‘Hate Crime’ Law Already Showing How It Leads to Tyranny

    04/15/2024 6:37:47 AM PDT · by xoxox · 12 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | April 12, 2024 | Jarrett Stepman
    Scotland’s new “hate crime” law already is demonstrating how it will be used to squash dissent and free speech. The so-called Hate Crime and Public Order Act, which went into force in Scotland on April Fools’ Day, adds age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and transgender identity to a list of protected classes. The law provides for various potential punishments, including jail time. The new law has been fiercely criticized by author J.K. Rowling, creator of the “Harry Potter” series, and many others who rightly see it as an attack on the freedom of speech. Scottish First Minister Humza Yousaf said...
  • Vanity: Leftist MSM Starts “Media Literacy Project” to Fight “Misinformation”

    04/14/2024 5:26:30 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    Vanity - and possible story for the citizen reporters here. Backed by the usual suspects (ABC, CBS, etc.) anything that doesn’t fit the mainstream propaganda narrative is suspect. Here’s some of their language: News literacy is the ability to determine the credibility of news and other information and to recognize the standards of fact-based journalism to know what to trust, share and act on. The News Literacy Project is a nonpartisan education nonprofit building a national movement to create a more news-literate America. NLP is the nation’s leading provider of news literacy education. Facts matter. We believe that the standards...
  • Biden Campaign CAUGHT Bullying Newspapers

    04/13/2024 7:54:51 PM PDT · by grundle · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 11, 2024 | Young Turks
    The Biden campaign didn't like a headline written by the staff at USA Today, so USA Today was happy to oblige and change it. John Iadarola and Ana Kasparian discuss on The Young Turks.
  • "Covid" Didn't Destroy Businesses and Lives; The Government Did

    04/13/2024 8:19:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Bravo Blue ^ | APR 12, 2024 | JOHN A. LUCAS
    Time to Change Our Language.. It is time to stop blaming “Covid” for breaking the economy, destroying businesses and livelihoods, and wreaking untold havoc upon families. It was not “Covid” that did this. It was not even the Chinese. It was our government. The government has conditioned us to blame the impersonal “Covid” for the destruction it wrought upon our businesses and families. We need to change the discussion by using the proper language to fix the blame where it belongs. Good generals can win a battle by picking the terrain upon which they fight. At Waterloo, Wellington forced Napoleon...
  • Biden admin pressured Snopes to change its fact-check rating on rumored gas stove ban, internal emails show

    04/11/2024 2:02:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/11/24 | Thomas Catenacci
    EXCLUSIVE: Biden administration officials successfully pressured fact-checking website Snopes to alter its rating on a fact check it conducted regarding a potential federal ban on gas stoves, according to internal communications. In early January 2023, Snopes issued a "mixture" rating on the claim that the Biden administration was considering a ban on gas-powered stovetops, citing comments made by a senior official overseeing product regulations. Shortly before the fact check, Richard Trumka Jr., a member of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), said such a ban was "on the table." "This is a hidden hazard," Trumka told Bloomberg at the time....
  • CBS News Bringing Misinformation Unit to TV With Hiring of EP Melissa Mahtani (Exclusive)

    04/11/2024 2:32:17 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 9, 2024 | ALEX WEPRIN
    CBS News Confirmed, launched late last year, is focused on tackling misinformation, including the growing scourge of deepfakes and photos, videos and audio created by generative artificial intelligence. Now, Mahtani will be tasked with figuring out how best to bring its reporting to TV, digital and social platforms. Segments will run on CBS News programs leading up the the 2024 election, and a dedicated streaming show is planned for later this summer. “CBS News Confirmed is the right initiative at the right time,” Mahtani said. “We are witnessing an onslaught of misinformation that makes it harder for people to distinguish...
  • Right-Wing Feminist Arrested for Denouncing Immigration and Violence Against Women

    04/10/2024 1:56:56 PM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    European Conservative ^ | April 9, 2024 | Hélène de Lauzun
    A young woman was arrested in the eastern French city of Besançon and taken into custody for holding up a sign calling for the deportation of foreign rapists. She faces up to a year in prison. Her lawyer has stated that she intends to lodge a complaint for “infringement of personal freedom.” During Besançon’s carnival on Saturday, April 6th, two young women, one of them a 19-year-old, held up signs in the street reading: “Violeurs étrangers dehors” and “Libérez-nous de l’immigration” (“Foreign Rapists Away”, and “Free us from immigration”). On one of the facades of the Grande Rue, one of...
  • Brazil is moving to regulate X after Elon Musk refused to comply with their anti-free speech demands

    04/07/2024 3:39:25 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 29 replies
    Brazil is moving to regulate X after Elon Musk refused to comply with their anti-free speech demands. Brazil Attorney-General Jorge Messias is lashing out after Musk refused to bend the knee. “We cannot live in a society in which billionaires domiciled abroad have control of social networks and put themselves in a position to violate the rule of law, failing to comply with court orders and threatening our authorities.” “It is urgent to regulate social networks.”
  • New Twitter Files show how Brazil's deep state interfered in the 2022 presidential election (from Shellenberger)

    04/05/2024 5:22:39 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 5 replies
    LifeSiteNews. Com ^ | 4/5/2024 | Andreas Wailzer
    The ‘Twitter Files Brazil’ reveal how Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes led a ‘sweeping crackdown on free speech’ and targeted conservative voices in the lead-up to the presidential election. (LifeSiteNews) — Internal information from Twitter has shown how the deep state in Brazil pressured the platform to censor content and interfered in the 2022 presidential election. Journalist and author Michael Shellenberger released the “Twitter Files Brazil,” which show “a sweeping crackdown on free speech led by a Supreme Court justice named Alexandre de Moraes.” Online censorship has been a known issue in Brazil for a while. According to...
  • Just One in Five Scots Back Draconian Hate Speech Law, as Leftist SNP Government Set for Big Election Defeat

    04/07/2024 6:32:39 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/07/2024 | Kurt Zindulka
    A paltry one in five people in Scotland are in favour of retaining the leftist government’s draconian new speech law as Humza Yousaf faces the prospect of being removed from power at the general election. A survey conducted by the FindOutNow polling firm has found that just 21 per cent of the Scottish public support the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act 2021, which came into force on Monday, criminalising the “stirring up hatred” against several protected classes of people with up to seven years in prison.
  • Scottish Police Warn Hate Speech Law Will Force Cuts in Policing Actual Crime

    04/06/2024 5:55:46 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/06/2024 | Kurt Zindulka
    Scottish police have warned that the controversial new hate speech law enacted by the leftist government of Humza Yousaf will force police to cut backs on the policing of actual crimes. The head of the Scottish Police Federation (SPF), David Threadgold, warned on Saturday that the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act will necessitate sacrificing other areas of policing due to the strain on officer time recording and investigating complaints of potential speech violations.
  • Democrats cry foul as anti-free speech allies turn against them

    04/06/2024 11:03:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/06/2024 | JONATHAN TURLEY
    You are “killing people,” President Biden told social media companies a couple of years ago. He sought to shame executives into censoring more Americans. Biden has lashed out at disinformation by anti-vaxxers, “election deniers” and others. This month, those words were thrown back at Biden himself as a “genocide denier” by protesters who have labeled him “Genocide Joe” over his support for Israel. After years of supporting censorship and blacklisting of people with opposing views, politicians and academics are finding themselves the subjects of the very anti-free speech tactics that they helped foster.
  • Government-Funded Database Labels Pro-Life Organization As ‘Terrorist Group’

    04/05/2024 4:37:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | APRIL 05, 2024 | TRISTAN JUSTICE
    A government-funded database, led by the University of Maryland and ostensibly established to track “radicalization,” is targeting a major pro-life group as “terrorists.” Students for Life of America (SFLA), which has 1,400 chapters at campuses across the country, “appears under a ‘Terrorist Group’ label in the raw dataset,” according to a Monday article in The College Fix. The database, called the “Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States” (PIRUS), was funded in part by grants from the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security’s Center for the Study of Terrorism and Behavior (CSTAB). According to the project’s...
  • LISTEN: Mark Levin Rips CNN ‘Hack’ Dana Bash for Whitewashing Biden's Censorship Regime

    04/04/2024 11:54:09 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 4/4/2024 | Joseph Vazquez
    Syndicated radio host Mark Levin tore into prominent CNN Biden flack Dana Bash for trying to gaslight viewers on the dangers of the White House censorship regime. Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. told CNN anchor Erin Burnett April 1 — to her dismay — that it was in fact President Joe Biden’s censorship regime, not former President Donald Trump, that presented the bigger “threat” to America. Kennedy pointed out the Biden administration’s history of jawboning Big Tech companies like Twitter and Facebook to go after the president’s political opponents. Bash, clearly triggered, pathetically tried to “fact-check” Kennedy the...
  • Letitia James’s Offensive Against VDARE is Harrowing for Free Speech

    04/03/2024 10:59:38 PM PDT · by Angelino97 · 29 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | April 3, 2024 | Christopher Brunet
    After spending several years hauling Donald Trump through court in an attempt to puncture his bottom line, New York’s Attorney General Letitia James is now employing the same lawfare tactics against VDARE, an anti-immigration website... “I launched VDARE.com on Christmas Eve 1999,” wrote Peter Brimelow, VDARE’s founder and editor, on Friday. “So it is perhaps appropriate that, on Good Friday 2024, the anniversary of Christ’s death, I must announce VDARE.com’s crucifixion by New York State’s communist Attorney General Letitia James.” VDARE has not been charged with any crime, yet has “fought NYAG Letitia James, at a cost of up to...
  • Biden’s DOJ Secures FACE Act Convictions for 4 Pro-Life Activists, Including 87-Year-Old Survivor of Communist Concentration Camp

    04/03/2024 1:03:16 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/03/2024 | KATHERINE HAMILTON
    The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) pursuit of pro-life activists has resulted in four more Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act convictions. Four people — Eva Edl, 87, of Aiken South Carolina; Eva Zastrow, 24, of Dover, Arkansas; James Zastrow, 25, of Eldon, Missouri; and Paul Place, 24, of Centerville, Tennessee — were found guilty on Tuesday of violating the FACE Act during a peaceful protest at a Tennessee abortion clinic in 2021, the Daily Wire reported. The activists face up to a year in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. They await sentencing on July 30. Six...
  • Four More Pro-Life Activists Convicted Under FACE Act

    04/03/2024 2:17:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    CNA ^ | 4/3 | Peter Pinedo
    Four pro-life activists have been convicted of violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act and now face prison time and thousands of dollars in fines. According to a Department of Justice statement released on Wednesday, the pro-lifers face a “maximum of six months in prison, five years of supervised release, and fines of up to $10,000.” The four activists — Eva Edl, 87; Eva Zastro, 24; James Zastro, 25; and Paul Place, 24 — were convicted of FACE Act violations in federal court on Tuesday for a protest held at a Tennessee abortion clinic in March 2021....
  • Russia 'will likely lose' its war in Ukraine if the US can keep from falling prey to Moscow's information game, conflict analysts say

    04/02/2024 6:03:05 PM PDT · by Mariner · 117 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo ^ | April 2nd, 2024 | Ella Sherman
    The US must be aware of and avoid Russian disinformation operations at all costs if it wants to maintain its Western values and help Ukraine win the war, conflict analysts argue."Basic facts are in question daily as the Kremlin floods the Western debate with its narratives," analysts at the Washington-based Institute for the Study of War said in a March 27 report.The analysts said that "the notion that the war is unwinnable because of Russia's dominance is a Russian information operation, which gives us a glimpse of the Kremlin's real strategy and only real hope of success."For years, Russia has...
  • Tucker Carlson claims he was banned from speaking at his prep school Alma Mater

    04/02/2024 12:42:36 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/1/2024 | Emma Richter
    Tucker Carlson claimed that he was banned from speaking at his prep school Alma Mater because administration thought he was 'too dangerous' and that 'people could be killed.' Video of Carlson talking to a group of students from St. George's School on Zoom was posted on X, as he told them about the lengthy ordeal he had to go through in order to speak to them. Carlson attended the boarding school in Middletown, Rhode Island as a teenager, sent his three children there and even got married on campus to his wife Susan Andrews, who also attended the school.
  • New York judge says FDNY booing of Letitia James, pro-Trump chants not about politics, 'has to do with race'.

    04/02/2024 7:12:25 AM PDT · by Carriage Hill · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4.02.2024 | Danielle Wallace
    Brooklyn Federal Court Judge Nicholas Garaufis reportedly cited the incident involving members of the New York City Fire Department booing state Attorney General Letitia James and chanting in favor of former President Trump last month in suggesting that a racist culture persists at the FDNY.