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Elon Musk's Twitter Files   The Newsy You: News of Today

Started Aug-8 by WALTER784; 3754 views.
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From: WALTER784

Nov-8

Following Musk Announcement, the Great Twitter Bot Purge Begins and It’s Far Worse Than Most Thought

BY JD RUCKER
October 4, 2022

Elon Musk renewed his bid to buy Twitter. The social media giant accepted his filing. It’s pretty much a done deal now.
 
As a result, the great Twitter bot purge has begun. Some conservative accounts noted they thought it was Twitter doing its thing of disconnecting people who actually want to follow each other. This does happen from time to time though at a very small scale.
 
But that’s not what’s happening here.
 
Twitter (or possibly someone else) is deleting bots.
 
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As I noted, it’s probably Twitter but there’s a slight chance it’s someone else. Let’s start with the Twitter possibilities. The most likely scenario is that they’ve had ways to detect bot activity and can instantly delete bots at will. The reason they haven’t is because the vast majority of these bots are used by China, Iran, the World Economic Forum (or, to be more accurate, the Council for Inclusive Capitalism as the “action” arm of the Liberal World Order), or domestic radical leftist groups… pretty much anyone who hates conservatives, loves Democrats, or both.
 
A less likely scenario is that Twitter itself has a secret “IT” team that actually controls millions of bots. They use these to manipulate trends in favor of whatever top brass among the company as well as the Liberal World Order want them to promote. We saw these in action yesterday when Musk Tweeted his very reasonable peace plan. Initially it was received positively. Then, it suddenly started taking a downturn to favor Ukraine by a huge margin. It was impossible for it to have reflected real sentiment because of the inexplicable shift. It had to be bots.
 
But what if it’s not Twitter? What if an outside organization or government is fearful of getting busted once Musk takes the company private? The NSA comes to mind, as does the Chinese Communist Party. It wouldn’t take a huge team as long as they had the right technology to shift IPs and emulate various devices. If they were sophisticated enough to have AI-driven chat bots that could replicate the actions of an actual user, then there is literally no limit. A handful of people could operate millions of accounts.
 
Someone inside or outside of Twitter is purging the evidence of their bot farms that manipulate the platform and manufacture false public sentiment. Even before Elon Musk has purchased the company, a positive change has already happened.

Following Musk Announcement, the Great Twitter Bot Purge Begins and It’s Far Worse Than Most Thought – America First Report

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From: WALTER784

Nov-8

DISCOVERED: Facebook and Twitter Private Portals Where Democrats, Government Officials and Corporate Elites Meet to Ban Unwanted Conservative Content

By Jim Hoft
Published October 31, 2022 at 8:14pm

In July 2021  The Gateway Pundit reported that Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, the man who invented email, was able to uncover Twitter’s “partner support portal.”
 
Dr. Shiva discovered that Twitter built a special portal offered to certain governmental entities so that government officials can flag and delete content they dislike for any reason, as part of what they call their “Twitter Partner Status.”
 
Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai ran for US Senate in Massachusetts as a Republican and made allegations of voter fraud on Twitter.  These tweets were then deleted by the far-left tech giant.  Later it was discovered that they were deleted at the direction of government employees of the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s office. 
 
Discovering this, Dr. Ayyadurai filed a federal lawsuit by himself, alleging that his federal civil rights were violated when the government silenced his political speech in order to affect an election.
 
In late July 2021, Dr. Shiva released another explosive report.
 
Dr. Shiva revealed how election officials and government actors work together to coordinate with social media platforms to silence speech in America.
 
Dr. Shiva previously uncovered for the first time the existence of a “Trusted Twitter Partnership” between the Government and Twitter.
 
Dr. Shiva described this discovery in his amended legal complaint filed in July 2022.
 
But it is not just Twitter that has a special relationship with government bureaucrats, Democrat operatives and business elites.
 
Investigative journalists Lee Fang and Ken Klippenstein released a report this week on how The Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, DOJ, Democrat operatives, and business elites are working with Facebook to silence dissenting voices.
 
In 2016 The Gateway Pundit was the 4th most influential conservative website on Facebook.  In 2017 Facebook cut off our traffic.  Years later Facebook created its “fact-checkers” to use as an excuse to shut down conservatives and independent journalists who challenged their lies and fabrications.
 
Lee Fang reported on The Intercept on The Truth Cops.
 
There is also a formalized process for government officials to directly flag content on Facebook or Instagram and request that it be throttled or suppressed through a special Facebook portal that requires a government or law enforcement email to use. At the time of writing, the “content request system” at facebook.com/xtakedowns/login is still live. DHS and Meta, the parent company of Facebook, did not respond to a request for comment. The FBI declined to comment.
 
HS’s mission to fight disinformation, stemming from concerns around Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election, began taking shape during the 2020 election and over efforts to shape discussions around vaccine policy during the coronavirus pandemic. Documents collected by The Intercept from a variety of sources, including current officials and publicly available reports, reveal the evolution of more active measures by DHS.
 
According to a draft copy of DHS’s Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, DHS’s capstone report outlining the department’s strategy and priorities in the coming years, the department plans to target “inaccurate information” on a wide range of topics, including “the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, racial justice, U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the nature of U.S. support to Ukraine.”
 
“The challenge is particularly acute in marginalized communities,” the report states, “which are often the targets of false or misleading information, such as false information on voting procedures targeting people of color.”
 
The inclusion of the 2021 U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is particularly noteworthy, given that House Republicans, should they take the majority in the midterms, have vowed to investigate. “This makes Benghazi look like a much smaller issue,” said Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., a member of the Armed Services Committee, adding that finding answers “will be a top priority.”
 
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Nov-8

Thatnis one way to clean Twitter up fast if the bots delete themselves. They should be able to follow those accounts and track back to see where they originated.

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From: WALTER784

Nov-8

Unless a sneaky one deleted all the logs too.

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From: Showtalk

Nov-8

Maybe so. I’m not sure why my font size shrank.

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From: WALTER784

Nov-25

Elon Musk Confirms Twitter’s Corrupted Censorship Program that He Inherited Targeted Conservatives

By Joe Hoft
Published November 23, 2022 at 10:40am

Twitter was a great tool for sharing news quickly but it was damaged greatly by the previous management running the platform who were far-left radicals.
 
These individuals, like former CEO Jack Dorsey, participated in far-left activities like the violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri.
 
Twitter’s management began censoring conservatives before the 2016 Election and went full-blast anti-conservative after President Trump won the election.
 
Although President Trump became arguably the greatest Twitter user in history, the company de-platformed him and numerous other conservatives by early 2021.  The President and most conservative platforms were eliminated from Twitter for good until Musk recently took over.
 
The rationale for removing individuals from their platform was always murky and vague.  Ultimately, Twitter management wanted to punish conservatives for standing up for America and making the country great and so their voice on Twitter was taken away.
 
Elon Musk confirmed yesterday that Twitter had an extreme bias against conservatives.  Musk tweeted in a response to Kyle Becker about Twitter’s bias:
 
As is obvious to all but the media, there is not one permanent ban on even the most far left account spouting utter lies
 
Musk just confirmed what we have known for years.  Twitter gives lying liberal lunatics a pass but targets conservatives mercilessly.
 
No wonder the far-left hates Elon Musk.  He shares the truth about their disgusting efforts to end America-loving speech on Twitter.  

Elon Musk Confirms Twitter's Corrupted Censorship Program that He Inherited Targeted Conservatives (thegatewaypundit.com)

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Nov-30

HUGE! Twitter to Stop Enforcing Its Regime-Endorsed “COVID-19 Misleading Information Policy” that Was Based on Bag of Fauci Lies

By Jim Hoft
Published November 29, 2022 at 7:15am

THIS IS HUGE!
 
Twitter will stop enforcing its bogus regime-endorsed “COVID-19 misleading information policy” starting on November 23rd.
 
Via ALX:
 
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It’s clear from their report that Twitter used the policy to crack down on any accounts (including Gateway Pundit) that posed a threat to Democrats and the Fauci cabal prior to the 2020 election.
 
Twitter used the policy to crack down on conservatives and anyone who doubted the ever-changing COVID “science.”
 
This was a dark time in US history.

HUGE! Twitter to Stop Enforcing Its Regime-Endorsed "COVID-19 Misleading Information Policy" that Was Based on Bag of Fauci Lies (thegatewaypundit.com)

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Nov-30

And the day after Musk reported that he was removing filtering of Fauci misinformation, Apple comes out with this!!!

Apple threatens to KICK OUT Twitter from its App Store unless the social media platform ramps up censorship

Thursday, November 24, 2022
by: Ramon Tomey

(Natural News) Technology giant Apple has threatened to kick out Twitter from its App Store, unless the social media platform ramps up its censorship. Twitter loosened its censorship policies and pivoted toward free speech under its new CEO Elon Musk, a move that did not sit well with many.
 
According to Summit News, “speculation over app stores potentially targeting Twitter intensified after Apple executive Phil Schiller deactivated his Twitter for no apparent reason.” Schiller deactivating his account came days after Twitter reversed its permanent ban on former President Donald Trump. Aside from this, Twitter users also noticed the official Apple account on the social media site deleting all of its tweets – which the company later dismissed as “nothing new.”
 
Summit News‘ Paul Joseph Watson pointed out that “much of the hysteria seems to be based around Musk allowing accounts that had been unfairly banned or suspended on the platform.” These included the official Twitter presence of satirical news site Babylon Bee, musician Kanye West and former University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson.
 
Writing for Fast Company magazine, journalist Clint Rainey warned that the South Africa-born Tesla and SpaceX CEO “is playing a dangerous game that could spell game over for the platform he just bought.” He added: “Musk’s platforming of hateful content could get Twitter itself de-platformed.”
 
“As Twitter veers more in the direction of freewheeling right-wing social apps, … the company could be on a collision course with those app stores’ gatekeepers,” Rainey wrote.
 
Brighteon.TV
 
The Fast Company journalist cited remarks by former Twitter head of Trust and Safety Yoel Roth, who warned that Twitter being kicked out of the App Store and Google’s Play Store “would be catastrophic” in a Nov. 18 New York Times op-ed. Roth also referenced the company’s most recent annual report, which stated that the release of new products depends on, and can be impacted by, the gatekeeper teams at those app stores.
 
Backlash stems from Musk’s anti-censorship stance
 
In his Nov. 21 piece for Fast Company, Rainey wrote: “Even as [Musk] criticizes the capriciousness of platform policies, he perpetuates the same lack of legitimacy through his impulsive changes and tweet-length pronouncements about Twitter’s rules. Musk has made clear that at the end of the day, he’ll be the one calling the shots.”
 
Watson begged to differ, however. “Rainey and his ilk are mad that Musk has culled the number of ‘moderators employed to track harmful content and enforce Twitter’s rules against it,'” he wrote.
 
“Showcasing again how journalists now weaponize their platforms to try to chill free speech, Fast Company contacted Apple, Google and Amazon to ask them if they planned to de-platform the Twitter app itself. But none responded.”
 
The Summit News owner also noted that under the Twitter Blue program where users pay an $8 per month subscription fee, “a financial motive is also in place to maintain a good relationship with Musk.” According to Rainey, the tech company founded by Steve Jobs and two others “would collect a 15 to 30 percent commission, the going rate for paid apps and in-app purchases.”
 
Moreover, Watson cited Rainey’s observation about free speech platforms Parler and Trump’s Truth Social. Both were prohibited from app stores, but were eventually allowed after promising more stringent content moderation. (Related: Apple approves Parler app after Parler surrenders to left-wing speech police.)
 
“While it’s incredibly unlikely that the Twitter app itself would ever be de-platformed, the ‘gatekeepers’ could follow the example of advertisers by putting pressure on Musk to impose tighter censorship, therefore derailing the billionaire’s stated goal to ‘free the bird’ and restore true freedom of speech.”
 
Visit TechGiants.news for more news about Twitter, Apple and other Big Tech firms.
 
Watch this video that talks about free speech social media platform Parler being prohibited from app stores.
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Nov-30

And Musk laughs at Apple and Google's threat and promises tELONphone instead... (* CHUCKLE *)

Elon Musk Says He Will Create His Own Smartphone If Apple and Google Ban Twitter From Their App Stores

By Cassandra Fairbanks
Published November 25, 2022 at 7:42pm

Elon Musk has vowed to create his own smartphone if Apple and Google ban Twitter from their app stores.
 
Musk announced his plan in a tweet on Friday.
 
Podcaster and former OAN host Liz Wheeler had tweeted, “if Apple & Google boot Twitter from their app stores, @elonmusk should produce his own smartphone. Half the country would happily ditch the biased, snooping iPhone & Android. The man builds rockets to Mars, a silly little smartphone should be easy, right?”
 
Musk responded that he would if that is what it came down to.
 
“I certainly hope it does not come to that, but, yes, if there is no other choice, I will make an alternative phone,” Musk replied.
 
Wheeler followed up with a Twitter poll asking, “would you switch to a tELONphone? Vote yes or no with your best pun for a name below.”
 
With over 46,000 votes, 56.3 percent of respondents said yes.
 
The left has been attempting to bully advertisers into abandoning the platform over Musk’s promises to reinstate all previously banned accounts, including President Donald Trump.
 
Of course, they are also attempting to get the app booted from app stores, in the same way that Gab and Parler have been.
 
The Gateway Pundit will be back on Twitter once the account is reinstated.

Elon Musk Says He Will Create His Own Smartphone If Apple and Google Ban Twitter From Their App Stores (thegatewaypundit.com)

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Dec-1

The Democrats are now exploring breaking Twitter up because it’s too big, but don’t mention Facebook or Google. Musk is transparent, something Democrats claim to be.

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