No monitoring of privately owned social media websites would be the little darling of the extremist radical right wing. Post what ye may and reader beware. Influencing elections with their brand of prevarication and propaganda would be intolerable.
I am much more concerned about the effect of rich billionaires on our American life than I am a rogue government.
Proof of collusion between Biden and Twitter. “White House objects to 6 tweets from various individuals”. Twitter responds back, “Handled”.
The Democrat’$/FBI’s meddling was designed to destroy the “president when this happened” to benefit Biden’s ‘takeover’.
Yawn. The Right once again tries to blow up something of no consequence.
So, Ms. Benson wants all the children to be able to see pornographic images (probably Photoshopped) taken from a stolen laptop?
That is for sure!!!
That “Free Speech” ain’t so free when you factor in the cost of the damage done to America.
Thank you, Elon.
Well the bats are appropriate for this bat poop crazy narrative. Matt Taibbi, the recipient of those files, has stated that he has seen no evidence of government interference in Twitter’s handling of the NY Post story. He does add the qualifier, “yet”.
In fact the none of the social media bosses have claimed the government pressured them or forced them to do anything. The “Right”, of course, is going to spin this into something that did not happen. They’ll put words into people’s mouths and imply things with no evidence. That’s because they have nothing else to offer the American people and we all know it.
The Justice Department then investigated Baker in the wake of allegations that he shared classified information with reporters. Baker resigned from the agency in 2018. Twitter then hired Baker in June of 2020 to serve as its legal counsel.
Twitter did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller’s request for comment regarding whether Baker is still employed at the company.
The Regime describes January 6 as the worst terrorist attack since 9/11 – even worse than 9/11
Yet the FBI are withholding key footage of the DC “pipe bomber”, and nobody wants to talk about it
@DarrenJBeattie calls them all out
He’s letting all the right wing hate speech out.
Why do I have this feeling that some people think free speech means they can post kiddie porn again?
Keep it up Elon! Good one Lisa!
I read that Musk ‘revealed’ Twitter has interfered in Brazil’s elections. I tend to not pay attention to anything Musk says or writes.
A young man at my school had Asperger’s. I worried about him entering the real world.
So the radical right wing poster(s) here today figured that responding to their own outrageous diatribe multiple times will get them to the top of the posted list. Remember folks, DO NOT FEED OR ACKNOWLEDGE THE PROPAGANDA TROLLS
If you love somebody set them free
Obama-Biden Government in Exile Ran Hunter Laptop Suppression Operation
Protecting Biden and his family from any negative news coverage prior to Election Day meant once again leveraging powerful federal agencies and Democratic lawmakers to play along. By Julie Kelly, December 5, 2022
Recent disclosures by independent journalist Matt Taibbi confirmed what other reporters have been covering for the better part of two years: According to files obtained by Elon Musk, the new owner and CEO of Twitter, the social media platform protected Joe Biden and his family from a major and potentially election-altering scandal as millions of Americans were voting early for president in October 2020. Years of denials and dismissals related to Hunter Biden’s lucrative shakedown of hostile nations, including Russia and China, were set to explode just a few weeks before Election Day.
Big Tech—and the government—was ready. Immediately after the New York Post published dam*ing material retrieved from Hunter Biden’s laptop contradicting Joe Biden’s longtime protestations that he had nothing to do with his son’s profiteering gigs, Twitter claimed the reporting was based on “hacked material” and in violation of the company’s terms of service.
“Twitter took extraordinary steps to suppress the story, removing links and posting warnings that it may be ‘unsafe,’” Taibbi wrote in a lengthy tweet thread on Friday.
The Post’s Twitter account was frozen for two weeks; Twitter users were forbidden from sharing articles on the site. Kayleigh McEnany, Donald Trump’s press secretary at the time, was locked out of her account for sharing the Post’s story. Amid internal confusion as to the company’s shaky explanation for censoring the coverage of Biden’s laptop, Twitter’s general counsel defended the move. James Baker told employees that “caution was warranted” and claimed “some facts . . . indicate that the materials may have been hacked.”
If Baker’s name sounds familiar—and not in a good way—it should. Baker served as former FBI Director James Comey’s top lawyer during Crossfire Hurricane, the FBI’s attempt to sabotage Trump’s campaign and presidency with claims he had been in cahoots with the Kremlin to steal the 2016 election from Hillary Clinton.
Baker’s fingerprints are etched indelibly on any number of Russiagate-associated scams, from seeking the first illicit FISA warrant on the Trump campaign to promoting the falsehood of suspicious links between Trump and a Russian bank. (Jonathan Turley calls Baker the “Kevin Bacon of the Russian collusion scandals.”)
The Biden family corruption was the worst kept secret in Washington, and one that threatened to derail Biden’s third run for the presidency. His team took aggressive steps early in the campaign to halt media coverage of Hunter Biden’s extensive overseas business arrangements. In 2019, Biden deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield, currently the White House communications director, blasted the New York Times for publishing a quasi-critical piece questioning Hunter’s multimillion dollar paycheck from Burisma and his father’s efforts as vice president to stop the Ukrainian government’s inquiry into the corrupt energy company, calling it a “baseless conspiracy theory.”
In a scorching memo to the media in January 2020, Bedingfield and Antony Blinken instructed reporters about how to cover Trump’s (correct) allegations regarding VIce President Biden’s successful demand in 2015 to fire a Ukrainian prosecutor investigating Burisma.
“[To] artificially prop-up these egregious lies based on the ‘principle’ that if partisans make accusations, they have to be treated as legitimate regardless of the facts, is to make you an enabler of misinformation,” Bedingfield and Blinken wrote. Reporters who did not follow their demands were guilty of “malpractice,” the pair warned.
In other words, Team Biden was prepared to go to the mattresses to protect the candidate and his family from any negative news coverage prior to Election Day—and that meant once again leveraging powerful federal agencies and Democratic lawmakers to play along.
Anticipating ramped up coverage on the Right as well as the issuance of a long-awaited Senate report detailing the Bidens’ grift, Democrats and their government apparatchiks swung into action. To do so required a cut-and-paste job involving the same bad actors responsible for Russiagate in 2016.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) set the table with a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray in July 2020. Pelosi requested a briefing “regarding foreign efforts to interfere in the 2020 U.S. Presidential election.” Congress, Pelosi claimed, was the target of an operation to “launder and amplify disinformation in order to influence congressional activity, public debate, and the presidential election in November.” The letter was similar in tone to one sent by House Democrats to James Comey in August 2016 asking the FBI to examine possible ties between Trump and Russia to interfere in the 2016 election.
In September 2020, Wray claimed during a congressional hearing that the Russians were interfering in the election to “denigrate Vice President Biden” by using “misinformation campaigns” to confuse the electorate. A week after the Post published its first article in the series, Wray said in a statement that the FBI was “coordinating with the private sector—both technology and social media companies—to make sure that their platforms are not used by foreign adversaries to spread disinformation and propaganda.”
That same month, more than four dozen former intelligence experts signed a letter declaring the Post’s release of Hunter Biden’s emails had “all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.” The officials further explained that they did not know “whether these press reports are accurate, but they do suggest concern within Executive Branch departments and agencies that mirrors ours.”
Signers included Russigate architects including former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
And that gave Biden all the leeway he needed to discredit the Post’s expose—which leads to the absurd claim the “government” had nothing to do with suppressing the Hunter Biden story.
Further, evidence now proves that the FBI colluded with Big Tech companies before the 2020 election to run interference for the Bidens. Elvis Chan, also a figure in Russiagate as I explained here, admitted to conducting weekly meetings with Big Tech corporations including Twitter before Election Day. Agents sent social media companies lists of sites and accounts to remove under the ruse of election “misinformation” with follow-up contact to make sure orders were followed.
Who gave those marching orders? James Baker, who undoubtedly holds tremendous sway in the bureau he once helped lead? Nancy Pelosi, who represents most of Silicon Valley in Congress? Joe Biden himself? After all, he was the expected winner of the election. Everyone in Big Tech and Washington was ready and eager to please.
It is folly to think simply because Biden, his campaign advisors, and former Obama White House staffers didn’t wear official government titles in 2020 that they somehow couldn’t run the government side of the operation to censor the laptop material. Power in Washington is for the lifers like Biden, not elected outliers like Trump—anyone who argues otherwise is either desperately naïve or intentionally dishonest.
BREAKING: FBI Agent Barnett, who was on loan to Mueller but never wiped his phone, last month told investigators the Trump-Russia “collusion” case was built “supposition on supposition” & a “dumb theory” & “there was no evidence of a crime” vs Flynn whose case used to “get Trump”
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) October 6, 2020
Remember this one? 2023 not looking good for Obama and Hillary
a bombshell was reported that Clinton actually created the entire Russian collusion hoax in order to take the heat off of her email scandal. Today, the public learns the roots of the shocking information goes even deeper. President Obama could have been briefed as well.
Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe declassified more documents today, which “revealed former CIA Director John Brennan briefed former President Obama on Hillary Clinton’s purported ‘plan’ to tie then-candidate Donald Trump to Russia as ‘a means of distracting the public from her use of a private email server’ ahead of the 2016 presidential election” reported Fox News.
Free speech does not protect the ability to lie, spread hate, and promote violence against others.
Why do those on the Left have this insatiable urge to silence their political opposition? Because they’re on the wrong side of nearly every argument. Think about it: More spending or less? Higher taxes or lower? Increased regulation or decreased? Open borders or secured? Energy dependence or independence? American mediocrity or exceptionalism? Weak foreign policy or strong? Woke military or focused? Equity or equality? Color-consciousness or color-blindness? Defund the police or fund them? Devalue life or value it?
Elon Musk’s Neuralink ‘killed 1,500 animals’ for brain chip research, report claims
Internal staff complaints claim Neuralink’s animal testing is being rushed, causing needless suffering and deaths
QAnon, white nationalists and hate speech: Experts reveal how the floodgates opened on Elon Musk’s Twitter
Those who specialise in monitoring the spread of disinformation say ‘trust and safety are dead’ on the social media platform.
In what way is the government meddling?
Just EXACTLY what the world needs: Another money-for-brains “Only-I-Have-All-The-Answers” guy. This is SOOO. OOOLD!
The CCP needs their Joek puppet:
TikTok accounts operating on behalf of Chinese state media published content that criticized Republicans and favored Democrats ahead of the 2022 U.S. midterm elections, a Forbes investigation found.
Despite TikTok rules requiring accounts to disclose their government ties, at least three Chinese government-affiliated accounts with millions of views did not clearly describe their status to users.
“This opens a new dimension for conversation about TikTok,” Conor Healy, director of government research at surveillance research group IPVM, told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
TikTok accounts operating as voices of Chinese state media promoted messages that appeared to denigrate Republican candidates and favor Democratic ones ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, according to a Forbes investigation.
While the Chinese-owned social media app has verbally affirmed the need to crack down on election disinformation and foreign interference, several news-oriented accounts failed to disclose their affiliation with Chinese Communist Party (CCP) state-owned media on the platform, Forbes found. The accounts racked up tens of millions views on posts that covered divisive topics, such as abortion and race, as well as critical clips that mostly targeted Republican candidates ahead of the 2022 midterms. – Daily Caller
Tik ToK your propaganda time is up.
Three hundred employees at the parent company of ubiquitous social media app TikTok list Chinese state media outlets in their employment histories, a Forbes investigation of public LinkedIn profile information revealed Thursday.
The investigation may reveal Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ties to ByteDance, a Chinese technology company that operates several popular social media apps, through Chinese media organizations that generate CCP propaganda, according to Forbes. The profiles include 23 current directors of ByteDance responsible for “content partnerships, public affairs, corporate social responsibility and media cooperation,” and 15 who may still hold employment status with certain Chinese state-run media outlets, though it’s possible that the LinkedIn profiles were not updated after a change of job status.
In addition, profiles of 50 former Chinese state media employees show they hold various positions at TikTok, a popular video creation and sharing platform, including a “content strategy manager” who previously served as chief correspondent for China’s Xinhua News, Forbes found.
Crowdstrike’s CEO admitted there is “no concrete evidence” that Russia exfilitrated the data from the DNC server.
“CrowdStrike President Shawn Henry’s admission under oath, in a recently declassified December 2017 interview before the House Intelligence Committee, raises new questions about whether Special Counsel Robert Mueller, intelligence officials and Democrats misled the public," wrote independent journalist Aaron Mate after the Crowdstrike CEO’s interview was declassified in 2020.
“The allegation that Russia stole Democratic Party emails from Hillary Clinton, John Podesta, and others and then passed them to WikiLeaks helped trigger the FBI’s probe into now-debunked claims of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia to steal the 2016 election.”
The HB flu, know the symptoms: “What is happening — it’s frankly, it’s not healthy.” — White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, on Twitter releasing internal documents on why it censored the Hunter Biden laptop storyFrom the NYP editorial board:
Symptoms of Hunter Biden include a drop in poll numbers and close examinations of your financial mingling of your son’s foreign business dealings with your political career.
There is no vaccine for Hunter Biden.
Those at risk for Hunter Biden include those over age 80, those easily confused and chronic liars.
Please wear a mask to avoid transmitting Hunter Biden on television or radio, or asking uncomfortable questions of press secretaries.Side effects include the erosion of media credibility, overreach and suppression by social-media companies and the compromising of our intelligence community.
Journalists realizing the laptop is “confirmed” and that Hunter Biden traded on his father’s name have been reported.
Never mix Hunter Biden with MSNBC or left-wing Twitter.
Ask your spin doctor if questions about Hunter Biden persist.
Abnormal behaviors include denial, falsehoods and sweeping claims like, “I never spoke to Hunter Biden about his business.”
Do not take Hunter Biden if you’re allergic to Hunter Biden.
Remember, Hunter Biden is not healthy. Certainly not if you’re a president who has managed to dodge hard questions about Hunter Biden for more than two years.
Musk’s vaunted “proof” of government meddling? Twitter’s content moderators debating whether to allow tweets reposting Hunter Biden’s dick pics. Fun fact that apparently is not known to Musk: Twitter’s content moderators are not the government.
pOOR CDBRO—-SO MUCH TIME ON HIS HANDS AND NO JOB.Send him money,Coins only—-just enough to keep him alive
You go, CDBRO! The Democrats have always been the party of the cheat, bad actions, violence and corruption. In big Democrat run cities like Chicago, corruption, election rigging like the “dead” voting is so well known and accepted that it is a joke. The left give a pass to BLM, AntFa and Anarchist violence over the “Summer of Love” that resulted in over 30 dead, thousands of injuries many of which were LEOs, massive loss of employment and $3.4 billion in damages. Yet they are wetting their pants over the nothing burger of 1/6. Note how the DC are in violation the Constitution and it’s Bill of Rights by still incarcerating 1/6 protester without due process, a speedy trial and access to legal defence. Make no mistake, those who actually broke into the Capital, assaulted police and caused damage should be charged and prosecuted, but that should have been over and done with a year ago. Why are some of them still in jail? Third world political prisoners anyone?
A heaping helping of hypocrisy.. They still don’t get it do they?
By Zeeshan Aleem, MSNBC Opinion Columnist
Elon Musk has presented his brief tenure as the CEO of Twitter as a bid to revive “free speech” on the platform. But there are signs that he is quietly suspending left-leaning Twitter accounts for ideological reasons, while reinstating far-right accounts that broke Twitter’s rules in the past.
It’s a deeply worrisome development. Musk has established himself as the fickle king of the one of the most influential public squares in the anglophone world. He currently has absolute power to silence any dissent in a space where news and commentary go a long way toward shaping political possibility. Right now it looks he’s choosing to intervene against the left, while simultaneously reactivating accounts of neo-Nazis and other far-right figures who were generally booted off the platform for hate speech or incitement to violence. The emerging picture is a political agenda to tilt the platform in favor of the far right.
Darren Beattie On The Crime Scene of Twitter