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  • Army spied on lockdown critics: Sceptics, including our own Peter Hitchens, long suspected they were under surveillance. Now we've obtained official records that prove they were right all along [ UK ]

    01/31/2023 3:20:22 PM PST · by ransomnote · 20 replies ^ | January 28, 2023 | Glen Owen
    Military operatives were part of an operation that targeted politicians and high-profile journalists who raised doubts about the official pandemic responseREAD MORE: Critics slam £14.9bn of 'extraordinary waste' on overpriced, faulty or unused pandemic-era equipment A shadowy Army unit secretly spied on British citizens who criticised the Government's Covid lockdown policies, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.Military operatives in the UK's 'information warfare' brigade were part of a sinister operation that targeted politicians and high-profile journalists who raised doubts about the official pandemic response.They compiled dossiers on public figures such as ex-Minister David Davis, who questioned the modelling behind alarming...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Police Officer Resigns After Being Put on Leave for Facebook Post on Traditional Marriage

    01/25/2023 8:29:59 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Daily ^ | 1/25/2023 | Virginia Allen
    A Georgia police officer has resigned after he was told by superiors that he could not share his personal religious views on social media. “If someone somewhere considers an opinion I have—that isn’t a direct quotation from Scripture—to be offensive, then that would be a fireable offense,” Jacob Kersey, the former officer, told The Daily Signal. Kersey, 19, who began working last May at the Port Wentworth Police Department, in a jurisdiction just outside Savannah, says “everything was going well” until the start of the new year. On Jan. 2, Kersey posted a 20-word message about his view of marriage...
  • Report: George Soros Funds Global ‘Fact Checking’ Empire

    01/26/2023 6:43:21 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jan 2023 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    Over the past few years, a cottage industry of “fact checkers” and “misinformation” experts has emerged to advance the left’s mission of silencing dissent to its agenda around the world. Analysis of the funding of these organizations leads back to a familiar figure: left-wing billionaire George Soros. The New York Post broke down the trail of Soros dollars linking a global network of organizations intent on suppressing and discrediting conservative voices online. Via the New York Post: Later in the year, heading into the midterms, in an open letter signed by 11 other leftist groups, the Soros-funded Leadership Conference on...
  • Meta announces Trump to be reinstated on Facebook, Instagram platforms

    01/25/2023 2:30:44 PM PST · by conservative98 · 57 replies
    Fox Business ^ | January 25, 2023 5:18pm EST | Adam Sabes
    Meta will be ending former President Trump's suspension across its platforms, which include Facebook and Instagram, "in the coming weeks," according to a blog post from the company. In a blog post on Wednesday, Nick Clegg, president of global affairs at Meta, said that Trump's suspension on both Facebook and Instagram will be lifted. "To assess whether the serious risk to public safety that existed in January 2021 has sufficiently receded, we have evaluated the current environment according to our Crisis Policy Protocol, which included looking at the conduct of the US 2022 midterm elections, and expert assessments on the...
  • M&Ms Is Replacing Animated Spokescandies With Maya Rudolph For Super Bowl Ad, And The Internet Isn't Handling Things Well

    01/24/2023 1:24:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Cinema Blend ^ | 1/23/23 | Mick Joest
    For decades, the animated M&M's candy mascots dominated small screen ads. Whether they're fainting from seeing Santa, griping about each other in board meetings, or trying to disable a rocket, the multi-colored characters are used to bringing their shenanigans to audiences at large. This might be why so many people were immediately up in arms after the company announced the iconic spokescandies are being replaced by comedy queen Maya Rudolph for an upcoming Super Bowl ad, saying it's all an effort to sidestep past controversies. News of Maya Rudolph's partnership with the M&M's brand came via a statement from the...
  • Supreme Court asks Biden admin to weigh in on Florida, Texas social media laws

    01/23/2023 3:37:09 PM PST · by Golden Eagle · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 23, 2023 | Ronn Blitzer
    The Supreme Court called upon the Biden administration to weigh in on cases involving Florida and Texas laws aimed at limiting what sort of content social media platforms can censor. Litigation over Florida's SB 7072 and Texas's HB 20 pit the states' goal of maintaining the free expression of ideas online – amid concern that social media giants unfairly censor conservative ideas – and social media companies' own free speech interests in being able to keep and remove content on their own sites. "The Solicitor General is invited to file briefs in these cases expressing the views of the United...
  • And now the Facebook Files: CDC censored speech, quashed debate on COVID

    01/19/2023 4:22:31 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 19 Jan 2023 | Ed Morrissey
    It took $44 billion of Elon Musk’s money to uncover how national-security agencies like the FBI and Homeland Security — as well as Adam Schiff — conducted censorship on Twitter. Those revelations are still continuing, even while not much else seems to be changing on that platform. But what about Facebook? Who’s got $100 billion or so to buy out Mark Zuckerberg and get a peek under Meta’s hood? Reason Magazine certainly doesn’t, but it turns out that all Robby Soave needed was a lawsuit and a court order or two. Internal documents show that Facebook essentially allowed the CDC...
  • Disgraced CNN anchor Brian Stelter hosts panel on media 'disinformation' at WEF, claims US has a lot to learn from European internet regulation

    01/18/2023 9:00:33 AM PST · by Twotone · 31 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | January 17, 2023 | Jarryd Jaeger
    On Tuesday, disgraced former CNN anchor Brian Stelter took to the stage at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting to chair a panel on "disinformation." The panelists claimed that the spread of fake news was among the greatest threats currently facing society, and praised Europe for its strict internet regulations. "How does this discussion of disinformation relate to everything else happening here today in Davos?" Stelter asked the panel, which included the New York Times' Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, European Commission VP Věra Jourová, Rep. Seth Moulton, and Internews CEO Jeanne Bourgault. "If you look at this question of disinformation," Sulzberger...
  • Accused Idaho Killer Bryan Kohberger Repeatedly Messaged One of the Victims on Instagram: Source

    01/17/2023 9:26:32 PM PST · by zeestephen · 65 replies
    People (via ^ | 17 January 2023 | Steve Helling
    Two weeks before the slayings of four University of Idaho students last November, the man now accused of killing them sent a series of messages to one of the victims on Instagram, an investigator familiar with the case tells PEOPLE.
  • Noah Brady Obituary – What Was The Cause Of His Death? Did He Kill Himself?

    01/15/2023 12:53:16 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 28 replies ^ | January 10, 2023 | Steve Smith
    Noah Brady’s obituary details were not revealed by his family. The famous Tiktok influencer, Noah Brady, also widely known as @pworddestroyer69 has passed away. His relatives confirmed his death. The TikTok influencer committed suicide. He was only 21 years old.
  • ‘Any Messaging You Want’: Facebook Asked Biden Admin For Talking Points After FDA Vaccine Blood Clots Warning

    01/10/2023 8:49:14 PM PST · by bitt · 14 replies
    Facebook requested talking points from the Biden administration to “get ahead” of the possibility that people might be less likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine after evidence emerged that the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) single-dose vaccine might cause life-threatening blood clots in some rare cases, according to emails obtained by the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA). A Facebook staffer — whose name is redacted in compliance with a court order — discussed ways to potentially modify Facebook’s algorithms or provide “context” to posts from White House-approved sources with White House Director of Digital Strategy Rob Flaherty, according to the emails....
  • Obama muscled Zuckerberg to censor Trump -- and made an example of him

    01/07/2023 5:31:13 PM PST · by CFW · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/7/23 | Monica Showalter
    Has Barack Obama gone from ex-president to Democrat party crime boss? It sure looks like it, based on a new report about his treatment of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Investigative reporter Lee Smith has got a stunning report that ran this week in Tablet, comparable in impact to that report by Molly Ball at Time who wrote about how elites conspired to "fortify democracy" by rigging the election against President Trump in 2020 and afterwards thought it was a smart thing to crow about.
  • These Doctors Pushed Masking, Covid Lockdowns on Twitter. Turns Out, They Don’t Exist

    01/06/2023 6:53:43 AM PST · by Salman · 60 replies
    The San Francisco Standard ^ | Dec. 13, 2022 | Matthew Kupfer
    Last month, Dr. Robert Honeyman lost their sister to Covid. They wrote about it on Twitter and received dozens of condolences, over 4,000 retweets and 43,000 likes. Exactly one month later, on Dec. 12, Honeyman wrote that another tragedy had befallen their family. “Sad to announce that my husband has entered a coma after being in hospital with Covid. The doctor is unsure if he will come out,” they tweeted. “This year has been the toughest of my life losing my sister to this virus. This is the first time in my life I don’t see light at the end...
  • Democrat Lawmakers Pressured Twitter to Manufacture Foreign Influence Reports to Justify Censorship Campaign

    01/04/2023 8:43:02 AM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    Becker News ^ | January 3, 2023 | John Hugh DeMastri
    Twitter staff relented to a pressure campaign spearheaded by a Democratic lawmaker in the fall of 2017, changing its advertising policy to allow for a closer relationship with U.S. intelligence agencies, according to internal documents published Tuesday by independent journalist Matt Taibbi. Twitter executives did not believe that there was significant activity by Russian election interference groups on the platform as of Sept. 6, 2017, and had internally decided to direct concerned reporters to Facebook, who they believed to be facing the brunt of congressional scrutiny, according to Taibbi. However, Twitter faced renewed pressure after Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of...
  • Beware Scam Firearm Sales Sites

    01/02/2023 4:24:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 37 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | December 30, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    When checking firearm availability and firearm prices on the Internet, this correspondent frequently comes across websites that claim to have highly sought-after models at extremely attractive prices. They are almost always scams. The purpose of these scams is twofold: First, collect your personal information and credit card information, so it can be sold and or used to defraud you. Second, collect money via an untraceable payment system. Surprisingly, Paypal seems one way; another is one of the digital currencies; another is through the use of gift cards, and another is a direct bank transfer.There is an old saying which applies:...
  • Rachel Levine ripped for demanding censorship of 'misinformation' on 'gender-affirming care' for kids (VIDEO)

    12/27/2022 10:13:41 AM PST · by bitt · 42 replies
    foxnews ^ | 12/26/2022 | gabriel hays
    Twitter users called the Biden HHS official's remarks 'evil' and an example of 'fascism' Conservatives on Twitter blasted a recently surfaced video of the Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary Rachel Levine calling on Big Tech companies to censor "misinformation" about "gender-affirming care" for kids on the internet. Levine, a transgender woman, made the statements in May, though the video gained newfound attention on Twitter just after Christmas. Prominent Twitter users expressed horror that a government official was asking tech companies to censor content disputing that gender-affirming care for youth is a thing of "positive value." During a...
  • The Twitter Files on Covid just dropped and HOO BOY were the "conspiracy theorists" right

    12/26/2022 11:09:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 175 replies
    Not The Bee ^ | Dec 26, 2022 | Harris Rigby
    [SEE ALL THE TWEET LINKS AT SITE....TOO MANY TO POST..............] The Twitter files on the government's coordination with Twitter to silence experts and control the narrative around Covid just dropped and I just have to say, the "conspiracy theorists" are batting 1000. It's not surprising that these things were happening. Anyone who was paying attention KNEW that the government was pressuring Twitter to censor inconvenient facts if they contradicted the official state narrative. David Zweig – a journalist who has written for The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Wired...
  • Biden admin pushed to bar Twitter users for COVID ‘disinformation,’ files show

    12/26/2022 12:15:54 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Nypost ^ | 12/26/2022 | JESSE O’NEILL
    The Biden White House pressured Twitter to both “elevate” and “suppress” users based on their stances on COVID-19 — ultimately “censoring info that was true but inconvenient” to policy makers, according to the latest edition of the “Twitter files” revealed Monday. The coercion campaign during the pandemic began with the Trump administration — which asked Twitter to crack down on stories about panic buying and “runs on grocery stores” in the early days of the outbreak — but was stepped up under Biden, whose administration was focused on the removal of “anti-vaxxer accounts,” according to The Free Press reporter David...
  • Toward a unified theory of “millennial cringe”

    12/24/2022 2:12:00 PM PST · by thecodont · 27 replies
    Vox ^ | Updated Dec 19, 2022, 6:24am EST | By Rebecca Jennings | @rebexxxxa
    Thirteen years ago, a man was sitting at the Denver airport. Bored, he turned his attention to his favorite website: “I see a lot of people on laptops around using the free wifi,” he wrote on the popular subreddit r/AskReddit. “Just on the off chance, any fellow Redditors here?” What followed was a lively exchange among the platform’s most ardent superusers deciding how best to identify a fellow Reddit obsessive in the “real world.” The phrase they landed on combined several pieces of mid-aughts message board slang and coded inside jokes, yet, crucially, was otherwise meaningless: “The narwhal bacons at...
  • JUST IN: Another Twitter Files Drop: Twitter and “Other Government Agencies”

    12/24/2022 11:09:00 AM PST · by bitt · 22 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 12/24/2022 | Cristina Laila
    Another round of Elon Musk’s Twitter files were released on Saturday. The latest Twitter files were released by journalist Matt Taibbi on Christmas Eve. 1.THREAD: The Twitter Files TWITTER AND “OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES” — Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 24, 2022 After weeks of “Twitter Files” reports detailing close coordination between the FBI and Twitter in moderating social media content, the Bureau issued a statement Wednesday. 2. It didn’t refute allegations. Instead, it decried “conspiracy theorists” publishing “misinformation,” whose “sole aim” is to “discredit the agency.” 3. They must think us unambitious, if our “sole aim” is to discredit the FBI....