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  • Top Iran leader posts Trump-like image with drone, vows revenge

    01/23/2021 8:02:03 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 8 replies
    CNBC VIA Reuters WIRE ^ | 1/23/2021 | Reuters Wire
    The website of Iran’s Supreme Leader on Friday carried the image of a golfer resembling former President Donald Trump apparently being targeted by a drone alongside a threat of revenge over last year’s killing of a top Iranian general in a U.S. drone attack. The image first appeared on a Persian-language Twitter feed that carried a link to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s website. Twitter took down that feed on Friday, saying it was fake. Underneath the website picture were remarks by Khamenei in December ahead of the first anniversary this month of the killing of military commander General Qassem Soleimani in...
  • The Fracturing Of America: A Weak Government, Complicit Media, And Radical Silicon Valley Might Have Finally Set It All Off

    01/22/2021 8:41:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/21/2021 | Christopher Bedford
    Wednesday marked the four-year anniversary of the Capitol Inauguration Day riots.That day, cars were set ablaze, rioters blocked a bridge. There were well more than 200 arrests and dozens of injuries.Violence had taken a few months to get to Washington, but the country had been watching as masked wanna-be revolutionaries terrorized the elderly and young women at Trump rallies and Republican and conservative events across the states.America’s corporate leaders didn’t join the riots, but they might as well have. President Donald Trump and his administration weren’t like any previous administration: They were different. They were dangerous. They needed to be...
  • The Social Media Conundrum

    01/21/2021 7:26:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2021 | Emmett Tyrell
    It is a reflection of the vulgarity and even the criminality now stalking our society that social media, as it is called, cannot extricate itself from this awful question of censorship. Facebook, Twitter and all the other social media platforms that are passing judgment on what Americans say today are in the pickle that they are in because the First Amendment freedoms are extended to pornographers, common criminals, political psychopaths and run-of-the-mill conservatives. Soon, if the social media tycoons have their way, their censorship will extend to ordinary liberals, butterfly collectors and, who knows, maybe even stamp collectors. You do...
  • 'Pop culture will take your kids to hell,' warns James Dobson

    01/20/2021 9:08:31 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 5 replies
    wnd ^ | 1/17/21 | Bob Unruh
    The result of Democrats controlling Washington will be "more regulation, less freedom, more taxation, less religious liberty, more socialism, less democracy [and] more funds for abortion," contends James Dobson. And, he said in his latest newsletter, there will be "less support for the sanctity of human life, less funding for the military, more illegal immigration, more restrictions on speech, less patriotism, more wasteful spending, less support for families, more regulations on business, more appeasement of China, Iran, Russia, and North Korea, less support for the electoral college, trillions more dollars for climate nonsense, more LGBTQ propaganda, less moral compunction, more...
  • Before It's Too Late: The Public Square Must Be Saved From Twitter & Facebook

    01/20/2021 8:33:58 AM PST · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-19-21 | Vince
    Last week Twitter & Facebook decided they would stifle the speech of the leader of the nation that gave them birth and allowed their owners to become billionaires many times over. We’re not of course talking about the oppressive China and Chairman Xi… No, we’re talking about the United States and President Trump. Think about that. The duly elected President of the United States is no longer able to communicate to supporters and opponents alike via the biggest microphones on the planet because of the decision of two unelected billionaires, Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg. This is a watershed moment...
  • A Pastoral Letter to the Clergy from His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH

    01/19/2021 8:01:24 PM PST · by lightman · 5 replies
    Antiochian Orthdox Christian Archdiocese of North America ^ | 18 January A.D. 2021 | Metropolitan Joseph
    January 18, 2021 Dear Reverend Clergy, Greetings and blessings to you and your families in the Name of our Great God and Savior, Jesus Christ! I pray that you and your holy communities have celebrated joyous and grace-filled feasts of our Lord's Nativity in the flesh, Circumcision on the eighth day, and Baptism in the Jordan. In all of these holy feasts, we witness the love, humility, and obedience of our Lord. He was born to the humble Virgin and laid in a manger to unite His divinity to our humanity. He submitted to circumcision in the flesh in accordance...
  • Hungary Weighs Big Tech Sanctions Over ‘Systemic Abuses’ Of Free Speech: Government officials have begun to criticize alleged censorship of conservatives on social media platforms.

    01/19/2021 8:59:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/19/2021 | Colby McCoy
    Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga said Monday that Hungary is considering sanctions against big tech firms over alleged “systemic abuses” of free speech, Reuters reported. Varga plans to meet with the Hungarian Competition Authority this week to discuss possible penalties for what he says are unfair commercial practices utilized by social media firms including Facebook and Twitter, according to Reuters. In addition, the minister plans to convene a meeting with the state-sponsored Digital Freedom Committee. Government officials have begun to criticize alleged censorship of conservatives on social media platforms. Varga decried supposed “shadowban” techniques used by social media firms in...
  • Extremists move to secret online channels to plan for Inauguration Day in D.C. (WANT TELEGRAM CANCELLED/BANNED)

    01/12/2021 4:35:20 PM PST · by Hostage · 111 replies
    NBC Garbage ^ | Jan. 12, 2021 | By Anna Schecter
    Some pro-Trump extremists have used the platforms to suggest skipping local rallies to focus instead on a big turnout in D.C. at Biden's inauguration. ight-wing extremists are using channels on the encrypted communication app Telegram to call for violence against government officials on Jan. 20, the day President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated, with some extremists sharing knowledge of how to make, conceal and use homemade guns and bombs. The messages are being posted in Telegram chatrooms where white supremacist content has been freely shared for months, but chatter on the channels has increased since extremists have been forced off other...
  • CALL TO ACTION: Our ability to communicate will likely be shut down tomorrow!

    01/10/2021 1:56:18 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 187 replies
    Parler ^ | 1/10/21 | Mike Pompeo
    CALL TO ACTION: Our ability to communicate will likely be shut down tomorrow! We have created a group on telegram for all supporters of Donald J. Trump where we can communicate without censorship. Some of you had troubles signing up, so here are some quick tips: You create an account at Telegram. org Once you have an account, click the link below (the image https://t.me/donaldtrumpsupporters) and click join channel. Please upvote & echo this post so more patriots can join the channel on telegram!
  • FBI: Florida Man Daniel Baker Arrested For Plotting Violent Attack On Pro-Trump Protesters At State Capitol Building

    01/17/2021 11:00:30 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    CBS local Miami ^ | 01 15 2021 | Staff
    Federal law enforcement agents have arrested a Florida Man and charged him with trying to organize an armed response to pro-President Donald Trump protesters expected at the state Capitol on Sunday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that the FBI arrested Daniel Baker of Tallahassee on Friday. Authorities say Baker issued a “call to arms” on social media to recruit people in a plot to create an armed circle around protesters and trap them in the Capitol complex “using firearms.” “Extremists intent on violence from either end of the political and social spectrums must be stopped, and they will be stopped,”...
  • The ‘Common Carrier’ Solution to Social-Media Censorship

    01/16/2021 3:57:09 AM PST · by karpov · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 15, 2021 | Richard Epstein
    The punitive banishment of Donald Trump from Facebook and Twitter has met with almost uniform approval from the president’s critics. So has the decision by Apple and Google to remove Parler, a Twitter alternative favored by Mr. Trump’s supporters, from their app stores. Many Democrats see these actions as a righteous and justified silencing, especially in light of Mr. Trump’s encouraging words for the mob that violently invaded the Capitol on Jan. 6. Even many of Mr. Trump’s supporters concede that Twitter and Facebook owe him no platform—that only the government has a legal obligation to respect the First Amendment....
  • Signal Messaging App Crashes — After Massive Number of New Users — Tens of Millions New Users Just This Week!

    01/15/2021 7:46:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/15/2021 | Jim Hoft
    Signal App is the latest alternative app to crash on Friday.Signal is the latest app struggling to keep up with the massive growth they are experiencing.If you’re wondering why signal is down, might have something to do with their installs increasing from 10 million to 50 million since jan 12 https://t.co/7PCwnp1uel— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) January 15, 2021Signal posted about their struggles on Twitter. We have been adding new servers and extra capacity at a record pace every single day this week nonstop, but today exceeded even our most optimistic projections. Millions upon millions of new users are sending a message...
  • Massive facebook purging of conservatives now.

    01/15/2021 7:20:59 PM PST · by PilotDave · 71 replies
    Vanity | 15 Jan 21 | Self
    Facebook is blocking anybody who has posted conservative thoughts until Jan 23rd. DC on lockdown. Parler gone, the ceo in hiding. Signal and Gab limited. Insane.
  • French Laundry celebrity chef Thomas Keller exits Twitter after year of growing backlash

    01/14/2021 11:34:36 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Jan. 13, 2021 | Janelle Bitker
    Taking his most drastic step yet in response to public criticism, celebrity chef Thomas Keller took down his Twitter account on Tuesday after almost a year of blowback. The departure from the social media platform comes after many critiqued him for Tweeting praise of a right wing billionaire. On Tuesday afternoon, the famed owner of Yountville’s the French Laundry posted thanking Sheldon G. Adelson, who had recently died, for his support of Keller’s restaurant in Las Vegas. “You will be missed,” Keller wrote. Adelson and his wife were President Donald Trump’s biggest donors in his 2016 and 2020 campaigns. Adelson...
  • Big Tech and Deep State have teamed up to usher in a quasi-communist USA

    01/14/2021 11:01:48 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    https://www.lifesitenews.com ^ | Thu Jan 14, 2021 - 11:43 am EST | STEPHEN KOKX
    January 14, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Corporate authoritarianism has come to America in the form of a secular technocracy where liberal businesses, backed by the uni-party Deep State, get to decide what is and isn’t acceptable political dialogue. This is an all-out assault not only on our Constitutional freedoms, but on conservative, Christian supporters of President Trump. The collective purging of the president (and others) from social media last week was a concerted effort meant to destroy him and the populist, nationalist movement he led. It was intended to send a message to any future political candidate who wants to run...
  • German Leaders Condemn Social Media Censorship, Call for Regulation of Big Tech

    01/14/2021 9:55:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2021 | Chris Talgo
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, not a strong supporter of President Trump over the past four years, recently described the decision by Twitter to ban Trump’s account on the digital platform as “problematic.”According to Merkel’s spokesman, “The right to freedom of opinion is of fundamental importance … Given that, the chancellor considers it problematic that the president's accounts have been permanently suspended.”Jens Zimmermann, a member of the German Parliament, described the situation in similar terms.“It [the Twitter ban] is problematic because we have to ask on which basis was it made, on which laws and what does it mean for the...
  • Snapchat latest tech firm to ban Trump’s account in wake of Capitol riot

    01/13/2021 8:50:25 PM PST · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 13, 2021 | 8:15pm | Tamar Lapin
    Snapchat is ghosting President Trump. The messaging app banned the president’s account on Wednesday, joining other tech firms who have moved to curb Trump’s posting since a mob of his supporters breached the US Capitol last week. Snapchat said it decided to indefinitely suspend the account “in the interest of public safety, and based on his attempts to spread misinformation, hate speech, and incite violence.”
  • Parler Switches Domain Registry to Epik Following AWS Ban. The site will not be hosted on Epik servers however

    01/13/2021 1:05:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National File ^ | 01/13/2021 | Jack Hadfield
    Parler has switched their domain registry to Epik, the pro-free speech company that hosts other New Tech sites such as Gab.Parler was taken offline by Amazon Web Services on early Monday morning, after the Big Tech giant claimed that the microblogging platform could no longer stay on their servers due to posts on their site that allegedly called for violence at the Capitol Hill protests in DC last week.Web domain search results have now confirmed that Parler has switched its domain registry over to being hosted by Epik, a domain registrar who hosts a number of domains from other New...
  • Uganda bans all social media ahead of election, sparking outrage

    01/13/2021 10:05:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 12, 2021 | 5:30 pm | Tamar Lapin
    Uganda shut down all social media in the country Tuesday after the country’s longtime leader accused Facebook of taking sides in the upcoming presidential election on Thursday. President Yoweri Museveni, 76, apologized for the inconvenience caused by the ban, but said Uganda had no choice after Facebook removed several accounts tied to his re-election campaign. […] The social networking giant didn’t immediately respond to the president’s comments on Tuesday but Twitter, which also appeared to be affected ban, blasted the move. “We strongly condemn internet shutdowns – they are hugely harmful, violate basic human rights and the principles of the...
  • Amazon slams Parler in court reply and invokes Big Tech's liability shield

    01/13/2021 7:53:37 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 20 replies
    CNN (I know, I know) ^ | 1/13/2021 | Brian Fung
    Amazon Web Services filed its response to Parler's lawsuit on Tuesday, blaming the social media platform favored by the far-right for filing a "meritless claim" against the cloud computing giant and citing a liability shield often maligned by President Donald Trump: Section 230 of the Communications Act of 1934. AWS's legal brief argues that it is Parler, not Amazon (AMZN), that breached the terms of its contract and that Parler's removal from AWS's hosting platform was a "last resort." "This case is about Parler's demonstrated unwillingness and inability to remove from the servers of Amazon Web Services ('AWS') content that...