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From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon7/22/21 8:38 AM 
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July 22, 2021

           "Levin says, at least twice in the segment, that he really hopes Trump’s legal team is paying attention to this because this is a constitutional issue and will make their case stronger than ever."

https://therightscoop.com/listen-mark-levin-says-trumps-social-media-lawsuit-is-stronger-than-ever-thanks-to-jen-psaki-and-bidens-surgeon-general/

Mark Levin says Trump’s social media lawsuit is stronger than EVER thanks to Jen Psaki and Biden’s Surgeon General

Mark Levin opened his radio show tonight explaining why Jen Psaki’s comments today mean that Trump’s lawsuit is stronger than ever.

Here’s a small quote from Levin to wet your whistle: So they’re tracking you if they don’t agree with you. They’re collecting information if they don’t agree with you. They have adapted and they are out front now that they are using police state tactics against freedom of speech, and speech generally.

And that should cause everybody in the media concern, but they don’t give a damn. They only believe they should speak. He plays a clip of Psaki saying they are flagging posts for Facebook that spreads misinformation and that they are working with doctors to get ‘trusted content’ out there.

He then adds: “No that’s called propaganda. We do not need the Biden administration to take on the responsibility of providing ‘trusted’ medical information. You have doctors; you have doctors’ groups; you have scientists; you have professors. We’re a very vibrant country with a lot of really, really smart people.

Government interference here; government control of the debate; government control of speech; government censorship – that is what she just attested to! She just attested to it! Facebook is not an independent actor.

Facebook is doing what they are asked to do. Censor. Levin says, at least twice in the segment, that he really hopes Trump’s legal team is paying attention to this because this is a constitutional issue and will make their case stronger than ever.

Levin also plays more evidence from Biden’s surgeon general, so be sure and listen to the full clip for much, much more.

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From: A_Mt_Man DelphiPlus Member Icon7/22/21 8:46 AM 
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OK


 

Stop the indoctrination and start educating!.Stop the indoctrination and start educating!

 

 

NRA Lifetime Member and 25 yr CCW permit holder

A Mountain Man

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon7/26/21 7:15 AM 
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July 26, 2021

https://www.westernjournal.com/facebook-suspends-user-doubting-practicality-masks-children-now-social-media-platform-facing-monster-suit/

Facebook Suspends User for Doubting Practicality of Masks on Children, Now Social Media Platform Is Facing a Monster Suit

A Facebook user suspended for pushing back against putting masks on children is fighting back.

San Diego Data analyst Justin Hart was sent to three days of Facebook’s version of time-out last week after posting a graphic that threw shade on the merits of putting masks on children as a way to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

The graphic was titled, “Masking children is impractical and not backed by research or real world data,” according to Just the News.

The Liberty Justice Center, which sent Facebook a letter protesting the social media giant’s actions, noted that the graphic was “science-based and contains footnotes to scientific evidence supporting its claims.”

The letter, which said Facebook would be sued if it did not end its ban on Hart, noted that Facebook in the past has censored viewpoints that it disliked and which later were found to be valid.

The letter noted that at one time, Facebook muzzled anyone who advanced the theory that the coronavirus began ravaging the globe because of a leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, in Wuhan, China — a point that even the Biden administration has now admitted is possible.

Facebook should “admit its error” and let posts such as Hart’s about masks for children remain available as an “equally valid scientific hypothesis,” the letter said.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon7/28/21 2:25 PM 
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July 28, 2021

       "The ban was issued just weeks before Arizona’s final audit report is set to come out and as multiple states are getting ready to start audits of their own...Unsurprisingly, Twitter provided no reason for the suspensions."

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/breaking-twitter-suspends-election-audit-war-room-accounts-senator-wendy-rogers-predicts-will-next/

Breaking: Twitter Suspends All Election Audit ‘War Room’ Accounts; Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers Predicts She Will Be Next

Earlier today Twitter permanently suspended all nine of the official ‘Audit War Room’ accounts from its platform.

The accounts were a main source for breaking updates and were banned as part of big tech’s continued attempt to shield the public from the stunning revelations being found regarding the fraudulent 2020 election.

Unsurprisingly, Twitter provided no reason for the suspensions. 

The ban was issued just weeks before Arizona’s final audit report is set to come out and as multiple states are getting ready to start audits of their own.

The suspended accounts were crucial for exposing voter discrepancies and providing the public with important updates regarding the forensic audits.

Wendy Rogers tweeted the news, warning that she may be the next victim of the Twitter purge to remove any accounts that spread any information on audit findings.

The removal of the accounts happened on the same day that Nancy Pelosi’s sham January 6th witch-hunt Committee kicks off their hearings. Coincidence?

They are clearly threatened by the findings of the audits and are trying to divert attention back to January 6th. There have been multiple discrepancies reported by the auditors, prompting more people to speak up and demand audits in their counties. Americans aren’t buying their lies. 

The Maricopa audit has exposed multiple issues and serious violations by officials in the 2020 election including; 74,000 ballots with no clear chain of custody, 11,000 voters being added to voter rolls AFTER the election, and duplicate ballots. Multiple other states, including Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia, have been inspired to begin similar audits with some already finding discrepancies in their own counties.

Twitter’s permanent removal of these accounts at this time demonstrates that the audit results coming out are right on target. 

And for the record — Twitter removed the official Gateway Pundit account after we posted exclusive video of late-night ballot delivery to the TCF Center in Detroit, Michigan.

 

 
From: Len (AryehLeib613)7/28/21 3:22 PM 
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Gettr, the latest pro-Trump social network, is already a mess

Taylor Hatmaker@tayhatmaker / 5:26 PM EDT•July 6, 2021

https://techcrunch.com/2021/07/06/gettr-trump-social-network-hack-defaced/

Well, that was fast. Just days after a Twitter clone from former Trump spokesperson Jason Miller launched, the new social network is already beset by problems.

For one, hackers quickly leveraged Gettr’s API to scrape the email addresses of more than 85,000 of its users. Usernames, names and birthdays were also part of the scraped data set, which was surfaced by Alon Gal, co-founder of cybersecurity firm Hudson Rock.

“When threat actors are able to extract sensitive information due to neglectful API implementations, the consequence is equivalent to a data breach and should be handled accordingly by the firm [and] examined by regulators,” Gal told TechCrunch.

Last week, TechCrunch’s own Zack Whittaker predicted that Gettr would soon see its data scraped through its API.

The scraped data is just one of Gettr’s headaches. The app actually went live in the App Store and Google Play last month but left beta on July 4 following a launch post in Politico. While the app is meant to appeal to the famously anti-China Trump sphere, Gettr apparently received early funding from Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui, an ally of former Trump advisor Steve Bannon. Earlier this year, The Washington Post reported that Guo is at the center of a massive online disinformation network that spreads anti-vaccine claims and QAnon conspiracies.

On July 2, the app’s team apologized for signup delays citing a spike in downloads, but a bit of launch downtime is probably the least of its problems. Over the weekend, a number of official Gettr accounts, including Marjorie Taylor-Greene, Steve Bannon and Miller’s own, were compromised, raising more questions about the app’s shoddy security practices.

That incident aside, fake accounts overwhelm any attempt to find verified users on Gettr. That goes for the app’s own recommendations too: a fake brand account for Steam was among the app’s own recommendations during TechCrunch’s testing.

Another red flag: The app’s design is conspicuously identical to Twitter and appears to have used the company’s API to copy some users’ follower counts and profiles. Gettr encourages new users to use their Twitter handle in the sign up process, saying that it will allow tweets to be copied over in some cases (we signed up, but this didn’t work for us). TechCrunch reached out to Twitter about Gettr’s striking similarities and the use of its API but the company declined to comment.

On mobile, Gettr is basically an exact clone of Twitter — albeit one that’s very rough around the edges. Some of Gettr’s copy is stilted and strange, including the boast that it’s a “non-bias” social network that “tried the best to provide best software quality to the users, allow anyone to express their opinion freely.”

The company is positioning itself as an alternative for anyone who believes that mainstream social networks are hostile to far right ideas. Gettr’s website beckons new users with familiar Trumpian messaging: “Don’t be Cancelled. Flex Your 1st Amendment. Celebrate Freedom.”

“Hydroxycholoroquine works!” Miller shared (Gettr’d?) over the weekend, quoting the former president. “And nobody is going to take down this post or suspend this account! #GETTR.” So far on Gettr, content moderation is either lax or nonexistent. But as we’ve seen with Parler and other havens for sometimes violent conspiracies, that approach can only last so long.

In spite of being widely associated with Trump through Miller and former Trump campaign staffer Tim Murtaugh, the former president doesn’t yet have a presence on the app. Some figures from Trump’s orbit have established profiles on Gettr, including Steve Bannon (84.7K followers) and Mike Pompeo (1.3M followers), but a search for Trump only brings up unofficial accounts. Bloomberg reported that Trump has no plans to join the app. (Given Gettr’s preponderance of Sonic the Hedgehog porn, we can’t exactly blame him.)

It’s hard to say whether the app’s technical issues or Trump’s absence will dampen interest in Gettr. According to estimates from Sensor Tower, Gettr has racked up roughly 1.3 million installs globally since June, with Brazil trailing the U.S. as the app’s second-biggest market.

The online pro-Trump ecosystem remains scattered in mid-2021. With Trump banned and the roiling conspiracy network around QAnon no longer welcome on Facebook and Twitter, Gettr positioned itself as a refuge for mainstream social media’s many outcasts. But given Gettr’s mounting early woes, the sketchy Twitter clone’s moment in the sun might already be coming to an end.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon7/28/21 3:37 PM 
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       Looking at that article I saw right away that I needed to see who that writer was. I'm not saying that anything she wrote is right or wrong, but I am saying that you're going to need a different source. This, for example, popped out at me right away:

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From Match and OkCupid to Skout and Scruff, social dating apps offer 32 flavors of matchmaking—and then some. Right now, gay men are prowling Grindr for no-strings insta hook-ups. Jewish singles are browsing JDate for cute boyfriend material with cultural overlap. The rest of the known universe is hard at work critiquing Tinder’s infinite parade of flattering selfies. 

But for us queer women, it’s been a long, lonely slog on dating services that don’t quite get us (despite getting peppered with plenty of unsolicited ménage à trois proposals). Happily, there’s good news: We may have just found the one.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon7/29/21 8:02 AM 
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July 29, 2021

        "Remember how Big Tech went after Parler earlier this year? This is far more than just banning you from Facebook and Twitter. They will ban you from all services and hosting in order to keep you silent if they disagree with you."

https://therightscoop.com/big-tech-to-use-centralized-database-to-ban-extremist-content-across-all-platforms/

Big Tech to use centralized database to ban ‘extremist content’ across all platforms

Big Tech is putting their war against ‘extremism’ into overdrive by using a centralized database to ban ‘extremist content’.

It appears that each of these Big Tech companies will be adding the content they ban to the database, so that the others can see it and do likewise.

They claim it is about cracking down on “white supremacists and far-right militias”, but we all know it will become much more than that.

REUTERS – A counterterrorism organization formed by some of the biggest U.S. tech companies including Facebook (FB.O) and Microsoft (MSFT.O) is significantly expanding the types of extremist content shared between firms in a key database, aiming to crack down on material from white supremacists and far-right militias, the group told Reuters.

Until now, the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism’s (GIFCT) database has focused on videos and images from terrorist groups on a United Nations list and so has largely consisted of content from Islamist extremist organizations such as Islamic State, al Qaeda and the Taliban.

Over the next few months, the group will add attacker manifestos — often shared by sympathizers after white supremacist violence — and other publications and links flagged by U.N. initiative Tech Against Terrorism. It will use lists from intelligence-sharing group Five Eyes, adding URLs and PDFs from more groups, including the Proud Boys, the Three Percenters and neo-Nazis.

The firms, which include Twitter (TWTR.N) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) YouTube, share “hashes,” unique numerical representations of original pieces of content that have been removed from their services. Other platforms use these to identify the same content on their own sites in order to review or remove it.

While the project helps combat extremist content on mainstream platforms, groups can still post violent images and rhetoric on many other sites and parts of the internet.

The tech group wants to combat a wider range of threats, said GIFCT’s Executive Director Nicholas Rasmussen in an interview with Reuters.

Before you might have been banned on one site but not others. Now it appears they will be sharing this information so that they can all block you and keep your voice silenced.

Let me remind you where we first heard of this idea:

That’s right. Over two weeks ago Biden’s White House suggested it and now Big Tech companies are running to make it happen. How Orwellian.

Remember how Big Tech went after Parler earlier this year? This is far more than just banning you from Facebook and Twitter. They will ban you from all services and hosting in order to keep you silent if they disagree with you.

Also don’t forget the New York Post, who got banned during the election last year for daring to post a bombshell about Joe Biden and his son Hunter. That’s also what this database will be used for and you can take that to the bank. This is Biden’s America.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon7/29/21 8:14 AM 
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July 29, 2021

Twitter Suspends Nation Of Islam For Attacking Vaccines, But Not Attacking Jews

The Nation of Islam, an extremist antisemitic group ran by Louis Farrakhan, was banned from Twitter for criticizing mRNA vaccines. Twitter previously declined to ban Farrakhan’s personal account or the group account for their routine harassment of Jewish people.

Twitter moved to ban the account last week after being targeted for promoting “misinformation.” In reaction to the ban, a high-ranking member in the group tweeted, “Unsurprisingly, Twitter, Inc. has suspended The Nation of Islam’s official account: @OfficialNOI.”

A report cited by the White House this month said that 12 Twitter accounts are responsible for 65 percent of supposed anti-vaccine content. One of the 12 listed was Rizza Islam, a Nation of Islam member. While Twitter took action against the group after perpetual mRNA vaccines criticism, it remained silent on its previous anti-semitism.

A Twitter spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.

Nation of Islam has a history of attacking Jews and making incendiary comments. Farrakhan said at a speech in 2018, “the powerful Jews are my enemy” and “white folks are going down. And Satan is going down. And Farrakhan, by God’s grace, has pulled the cover off of that Satanic Jew and I’m here to say your time is up, your world is through.”

In 2018, Farrakhan tweeted a video clip of a speech where he compared Jews to termites and called them stupid. He captioned the video: “I’m not an anti-Semite. I’m anti-Termite.”

Even though his tweet violated Twitter’s policy around “dehumanizing” tweets, which specifically includes “comparing groups to animals and viruses (animalistic),” a Twitter spokesperson told BuzzFeed News the rules were not yet taken effect at the time of the tweet, so Farrakhan’s language was not in violation of any extant policy. Farrakhan is still on the platform as of this writing.

Several Democrats have previously held ties to the radical group, such as House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., who was on a stage in 2011 with Farrakhan. In 2018, Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ill., called Farrakhan “an outstanding human being” who “does outstanding things.”

Another notable Farrakhan ally is Democrat Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock, who said in 2013 his group’s “voice has been important for the development of Black theology.” Warnock’s office did not respond to a request for comment.

The black nationalist group and its leader frequently tweet offensive content. Farrakhan once said, “The FBI has been the worst enemy of Black advancement” and “The Jews have control over those agencies of government.”

 

 
From: Len (AryehLeib613)7/29/21 1:41 PM 
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It's news to me. I did not even read the whole thing.

But I see what you mean.

 

 
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August 1, 2021

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/free-speech/kayla-sargent/2021/07/30/gop-fights-back-house-republicans-launch-massive-assault

GOP Fights Back: House Republicans Launch Massive Assault Against Big Tech, Unveil 32 Bills

House Republicans launched an effort to rein in Big Tech’s growing tyranny with an onslaught of new bills in a massive push to fight back against online censorship.

Republicans in the House Energy and Commerce Committee unveiled a package of 32 bills to hold Big Tech accountable by reforming Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, protecting children and improving transparency, among other goals. “Big Tech has broken our trust that they can be good and responsible stewards of their platforms,” said Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA).

McMorris Rodgers did note that “the goal is for these drafts is to lead to concrete legislation and reforms. The Committee is asking for stakeholder and public engagement on these draft bills as part of their thoughtful process in their Big Tech Accountability platform to drive meaningful change.”

Twelve of the bills aimed to reform Section 230. The proposed reforms were directed at “Preserving Constitutionally Protected Speech,” and removing liability protections in cases involving child exploitation, doxxing, and terrorism.

Nine bills addressed content moderation practices of Big Tech companies. One bill, “Content Moderation on Child Trafficking,” would “require companies to implement reasonable content moderation practices to address child trafficking.” Another bill, “Lawful Content Protection,” aimed “to prevent companies from blocking or preventing access to lawful content, as well as degrading or impairing access to such content.”

Other bills aimed to protect the mental health of children online and provide additional accountability for Big Tech companies. The “Mental Health Impact Disclosure” bill, for example, would “require companies to disclose the mental health impact [of] their products and services on children.” 

Republicans in the Energy and Commerce Committee understand the dangers that Big Tech censorship poses for Americans. “Guided by our Big Tech Accountability Platform, we are releasing discussion draft bills for Big Tech to be transparent, uphold American values for free speech, and stop their abuse of power that is harming our children,” said McMorris Rodgers in a press release.

 

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