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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.”

 
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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.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon8/1/21 7:07 AM 
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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.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon8/4/21 7:57 AM 
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August 4, 2021

       “Smart people are being silenced so stupid people won’t be offended.”

       While that is a sensational quote, my personal opinion is that smart people are being censored because evil people do not want to lose their power or go to jail.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/sky-news-smart-people-silenced-stupid-people-wont-offended/

Sky News: “Smart people are being silenced so stupid people won’t be offended.”

As YouTube’s fascist suspension of Sky News Australia continues, we advise readers to follow the skynews.com.au website.

Sky News host Alan Jones said the challenge to free speech “is real” and “we don’t seem to have a leader anywhere to defend it. Now the good news, you can find all our material, and tell your friends, on the skynews.com.au website.”

“We live in a time when smart people are being silenced so that stupid people won’t be offended.”

Sky News host Sharri Markson, who was key to uncovering the complicity between Dr. Anthony Fauci, the NIH, the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the Chinese Communist Party and the WHO, said that research done at the Wuhan Institute of Virology was “incredibly risky.”

“It was genetically modifying coronaviruses – in some cases it was gain-of-function experiments to make the viruses even more transmissible,” Mrs. Markson said.

Banned on YouTube – Watch Sharri Markson here!

“The general discussion at the moment has put the timeframe for the origins of the virus as November or December,” Markson told Sky News host Andrew Bolt. “When in fact the conclusion I reach in my book and again what this Republican congressional report found as well, is that the likely timeframe for the first outbreak is actually September. And there is a lot of evidence for that September timeframe as when the virus first emerged.”

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon8/5/21 7:22 AM 
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August 5, 2021

       "Piper pointed out to Just the News that "every mandate has a medical exemption."

https://justthenews.com/accountability/twitter-suspends-jtn-reporter-pointing-out-cdc-fact-vaccines-are-not-safe-everyone

Twitter unlocks JTN reporter's account after CDC said his COVID vaccine tweet was correct

The CDC states that "some people should not get certain vaccines."

Twitter on Wednesday unlocked the account of a Just the News reporter after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the COVID-19 tweet in question was indeed correct. 

The tweet Tuesday night stated a well established medical fact – one backed by the CDC – that not everyone should be injected with vaccines. 

Reporter Greg Piper tweeted, "Vaccines are not safe for everyone."

The post also linked to a report by the higher education news website the College Fix detailing Brigham Young University's refusal to grant an exception to its vaccine mandate for a student with a potentially complicating medical condition. 

Piper's appended remark is backed up by CDC guidance, which stipulates that "some people should not get certain vaccines or should wait before getting them."

Piper pointed out to Just the News that "every mandate has a medical exemption."

"I've appealed [the suspension], but Twitter is not letting me use direct messages, as it promised," he said. "It told me to delete the tweet and then my 12-hour lockout can start, but unless I delete the tweet, the appeal continues and has no deadline."

CDC spokesman Tom Skinner on Wednesday confirmed the agency's guidance on the risks that some individuals face from vaccines.

"If you have had a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) or an immediate allergic reaction, even if it was not severe, to any ingredient in an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (such as polyethylene glycol), you should not get an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine," he told Just the News. 

Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment on what appeared to be a ban for reciting a medical fact backed up by the CDC.

The social media company earlier this year vowed to combat what it called "vaccine misinformation" on its page. 

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon8/5/21 7:23 AM 
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August 5, 2021

       "Piper pointed out to Just the News that "every mandate has a medical exemption."

https://justthenews.com/accountability/twitter-suspends-jtn-reporter-pointing-out-cdc-fact-vaccines-are-not-safe-everyone

Twitter unlocks JTN reporter's account after CDC said his COVID vaccine tweet was correct

The CDC states that "some people should not get certain vaccines."

Twitter on Wednesday unlocked the account of a Just the News reporter after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the COVID-19 tweet in question was indeed correct. 

The tweet Tuesday night stated a well established medical fact – one backed by the CDC – that not everyone should be injected with vaccines. 

Reporter Greg Piper tweeted, "Vaccines are not safe for everyone."

The post also linked to a report by the higher education news website the College Fix detailing Brigham Young University's refusal to grant an exception to its vaccine mandate for a student with a potentially complicating medical condition. 

Piper's appended remark is backed up by CDC guidance, which stipulates that "some people should not get certain vaccines or should wait before getting them."

Piper pointed out to Just the News that "every mandate has a medical exemption."

"I've appealed [the suspension], but Twitter is not letting me use direct messages, as it promised," he said. "It told me to delete the tweet and then my 12-hour lockout can start, but unless I delete the tweet, the appeal continues and has no deadline."

CDC spokesman Tom Skinner on Wednesday confirmed the agency's guidance on the risks that some individuals face from vaccines.

"If you have had a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) or an immediate allergic reaction, even if it was not severe, to any ingredient in an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (such as polyethylene glycol), you should not get an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine," he told Just the News. 

Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment on what appeared to be a ban for reciting a medical fact backed up by the CDC.

The social media company earlier this year vowed to combat what it called "vaccine misinformation" on its page. 

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon8/6/21 6:42 AM 
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August 6, 2021

      "The bill imposes a daily $250,000 fine on media companies that suspend the accounts of political candidates and requires companies to be transparent with their content-moderation practices."

https://justthenews.com/accountability/gov-desantis-signs-bill-holding-social-media-platforms-accountable-online-censorship

Florida Gov. DeSantis signs bill holding social media platforms accountable for online censorship

The bill imposes daily fine $250,000 on media companies that suspend accounts of political candidates.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation Monday that cracks down on social media censorship and how big tech gathers user information.

The bill imposes a daily $250,000 fine on media companies that suspend the accounts of political candidates and requires companies to be transparent with their content-moderation practices. 

"One of their major missions seems to be suppressing ideas that are either inconvenient to the narrative or which they personally disagree with," the Republican governor said.

Leading conservatives, Republicans including former President Trump, and others have repeatedly argued that platforms like Facebook and Twitter censure and block their content. 

DeSantis signed the bill at Florida International University, in Miami ,with free speech advocates including Project Veritas' James O'Keefe by his side. The legislation was first introduced to the state's Senate on April 1 and was altered and approved by both chambers on April 29. 

"Social media platforms that unfairly censor, shadow ban, de-platform, or apply post-prioritization algorithms to Florida candidates, Florida users, or Florida residents are not acting in good faith," the bill reads. "The state has a substantial interest in protecting its residents from inconsistent and unfair actions by social media platforms."

Users must be notified if their content is banned or censored including when posts are labeled as 'false information' or 'disputed' and users also have the ability to sue tech companies for violating the new law.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon8/6/21 7:15 AM 
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August 6, 2021

       "This requested audit will show us exactly how private grant money like the $3 million in Zuckerbucks was used and more information about the shady Request for Proposal (RFP) and the process of acquiring Dominion as an election vendor."

AZ State Senator Kelly Townsend Successfully Pushes For Financial Audit of Zuckerbucks And SHADY Dominion Acquisition

Arizona State Senator Kelly Townsend Successfully Pushes For Financial Audit of Zuckerbucks And SHADY Dominion Acquisition

Maricopa County used big tech money to steal this election and now big tech is covering it up with censorship of the truth.

Arizona State Senator Kelly Townsend initiated another investigation into the 2020 election with requests for the Arizona Auditor General to investigate the $3 MILLION in Zuckerbucks that was used to fund the Maricopa 2020 Presidential election.

 

 
From: WALTER784 DelphiPlus Member Icon8/8/21 4:05 AM 
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WEBELIAHU said...

“Smart people are being silenced so stupid people won’t be offended.”

That's not entirely correct... smart people are being silenced so we won't be able to educate stupid people who get offended.

FWIW

 

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon8/9/21 5:35 AM 
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August 9, 2021

        "Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida and Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton of Texas have created a model for other GOP executives to use the states' rights enshrined in the Constitution's 10th Amendment to confront creeping government and monopolization...Critical Race Theory teaches kids to hate our country and to hate each other."

https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/monflorida-texas-lead-states-rights-resistance-against-big-tech-and-big-government

Florida, Texas lead states' rights resistance against Big Tech and Big Government

With laws, lawsuits and orders, two southern red states challenge America's tilt leftward as D.C. Republicans struggle to find their footing.

From open borders and COVID-19 to critical race theory and censorship, Florida and Texas have formed a vanguard against the leftward tilting of America by the Biden administration, the Democratic Congress and Big Tech.

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida and Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton of Texas have created a model for other GOP executives to use the states' rights enshrined in the Constitution's 10th Amendment to confront creeping government and monopolization, rallying conservatives who at times are frustrated that Republicans in Washington have failed to muster much resistance.

They've already rolled up a few wins, and unmistakably caught the attention of the Biden Justice Department, which on Friday sued Abbott for issuing an executive order prohibiting the transportation of illegal migrants through his state if they may be infected with COVID-19.

Texas seemed to relish a fresh chance to contest DOJ in federal court — where it has won other recent victories — and open another legal front for states' rights.

"I will always fight to protect the individual rights of Texans to decide what is best for themselves and their families," Paxton tweeted shortly after DOJ announced its action. "I will continue to oppose the Biden Admin as Democrats demonstrate their willingness to sacrifice freedom for government control."

Led by DeSantis, Florida has picked several of its own battles with Big Government and Big Tech.

When Democrats and their teachers' union allies began pushing earlier this year a school curriculum known as critical race theory — which espouses America is inherently racist — DeSantis mustered an executive order from his Education Department banning indoctrination in such ideologies.

"Florida's education system exists to create opportunity for our children," he noted in explaining his action. "Critical Race Theory teaches kids to hate our country and to hate each other. It is state-sanctioned racism and has no place in Florida schools."

Likewise, after a rash of conservative voices were censored from YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, DeSantis worked with the Florida Legislature to enact a law banning censorship based on political ideology.

Former President Donald Trump, who is banned on some of those platforms, immediately sued them under the state law as a Florida resident, and Twitter countersued the state to challenge the law, initiating a long legal process that will determine whether states can govern in the censorship debate.

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"We are witnessing a catastrophe at the southern border under the Biden Administration," the Florida governor declared. "In recent months, we have seen people from the terrorist watch list, known sex offenders and a flood of fentanyl cross over the border. This is a national security crisis, and we must get it under control."

 

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