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Facebook Censors Story About Biden Foreign Lobbying Scandal

Says it will be buried in the algorithm.

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Facebook is censoring the bombshell New York Post story about Joe Biden’s foreign lobbying scandal by deliberately reducing its spread on the platform.

Earlier today, the newspaper revealed how Hunter Biden had introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive in a Ukrainian energy firm a year before Biden pressured the government of Ukraine to fire a prosecutor who was investigating the company.

“The never-before-revealed meeting is mentioned in a message of appreciation that Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Burisma, allegedly sent Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015, about a year after Hunter joined the Burisma board at a reported salary of up to $50,000 a month,” reports the Post.

However, in an effort to prevent the story going viral, Facebook announced that it had deliberately buried the story in its algorithm.

“While I will intentionally not link to the New York Post, I want be clear that this story is eligible to be fact checked by Facebook’s third-party fact checking partners,” tweeted Facebook Policy Communications Manager Andy Stone. “In the meantime, we are reducing its distribution on our platform.”

Senator Josh Hawley swiftly responded by highlighting how the censorship once again underscores how Facebook is not a neutral political entity, yet has such monolithic control over information that burying the story is essentially election meddling.

“So @Facebook is going to actively censor a @nypost investigative story on the Democrat candidate for president. But rest assured, Facebook is a neutral platform with no political viewpoints!” tweeted Hawley.

Hawley also demanded that Facebook explain itself or face an investigation.

“@Facebook I want to know on what grounds you are actively censoring a news report about potentially illegal corruption by the Democrat candidate for president. If you have evidence this is “disinformation,” disclose it immediately. Expect a formal inquiry from my office,” he tweeted.

One wonders if Facebook would have buried the story if it was about President Trump.

I think we all know the answer to that.

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Parler CEO: Establishment ‘Doesn’t Like That People Are Getting Power Again’

“It’s not against the law to express yourself.”

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The CEO of Parler, the free speech supporting alternative to Twitter, explained this week why he believes his platform is coming under increasing attack from the establishment, while gaining huge amounts of users.

“People say crazy things all the time,” and “it’s not against the law to have those opinions,” John Matze told Tucker Carlson.

“I always ask them, ‘What do you think of the First Amendment? Do you believe that we should have somebody in New York, let’s say in the middle of Times Square, telling you what you can and cannot say?’” Matze continued.

“Because that’s what these companies are doing,” he added, referring to Facebook, Google and Twitter.

“I don’t know why they’re so afraid. Maybe it’s because they don’t like that people are getting power again,” Matze emphasised.

“But it’s not against the law to have those opinions,” he urged.

“It’s not against the law to express yourself. And if you like one political candidate or another, or you believe or don’t believe in climate change,” he continued, adding “you shouldn’t be taken offline because of it.”

Matze noted that his platform is “seeing is a massive explosion in growth because people trust that Parler’s going to do the right thing.”

“You’re judged by your peers just like our government allows for people. You’re innocent before proven guilty unlike these other platforms that are colluding to find things to find you guilty for,” Matze asserted.

Matze added that social media is “supposed to be about people having a free voice, being able to be liberated from restrictions.”

“That’s what we’re here to offer is a community town square for people to have discussions,” he noted.

The platform has been accused by the media of allowing ‘conspiracy theories’ to gain traction, and even of fomenting violence.

Speaking about Parler, Bret Schafer of the Alliance for Securing Democracy (a think tank dedicated to erasing any opinions that do not match their own) told The Hill that “Anytime you take a laissez-faire approach to moderation —you say ‘anything goes’ right up until actual threats of real world violence—that creates a huge space for some really problematic things to happen.”

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Video: CNN Clown Stelter Presents Hit-list Of Conservative Media Outlets

“There is demand for a fictional universe”

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Over the weekend, CNN resident clown Brian Stelter presented a hit list of conservative media outlets that he says are spreading “disinformation” about the election, calling for them all to be censored.

“There is an entire constellation of websites and talk shows that are in denial just like Trump,” Stelter declared while presenting a graphic listing sites such as Infowars, Breitbart, Fox News, The Daily Caller, Newsmax, and OAN.

 “They are supplying disinformation about the election results, and wherever there’s a huge supply, there is a high demand,” Stelter proclaimed.

“Fox has never seen competition like this,” the host added, claiming “There is demand for a fictional universe…. Reliable news sources are mostly moving on to cover President-elect Biden. There is an entire constellation of websites and talk shows that are in denial just like Trump.” 

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Commenting on the leftist surge toward censorship of any opinion in contradiction to their own, journalist Glenn Greenwald noted Monday that “There is no question that Democrats are gearing up to use their new power to apply far more pressure than ever on Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc. to censor any views they deem ‘threatening.’”

“Please look at what is going here,” Greenwald added, noting “Democrats are defining whoever opposes them not as adversaries but as national security threats, fascist terrorists, etc. — all to justify blocking them from the internet using their influence with Silicon Valley.”

Greenwald urged that CNN, NBC, and The Atlantic are “most loudly” demanding “disinformation” be censored, despite the fact that they are “the ones who not only sold the bullshit of the Iraq War but also the last 4 years of deranged Russia-took-over! conspiratorial insanity.”

“They want their discourse monopoly back,” Greenwald urged.

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Video: Are Phone Networks Now Censoring Links About Election Fraud?

Twitter video shows URL’s remaining undelivered.

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A video posted to Twitter shows a woman attempting to send a URL about alleged vote fraud to an iPhone but the message going undelivered, prompting claims that phone networks are now censoring links.

“BREAKING: Messages about election fraud are being censored via text message,” claims the woman. “Here is 100% proof! GEyesgle Green apple or Verizon or all are the culprit. More testing is needed to figure out which company(s) is censoring text messages about the fraud! We have hit peak level censorship!”

The clip shows her sending normal text messages from an Android phone to an iPhone, but when she attempts to send a link about alleged vote fraud from thedonald.win website, the message is not delivered to the iPhone, despite the Android phone saying it had been delivered.

The woman is then able to send an edited version of the link that isn’t a direct URL to the iPhone, but when she attempts to send it back from the iPhone to the Android phone with the URL active, the message is not delivered.

“Imagine if the phone company could just end your call because of the content of your conversation! Or if they could remove links because of th….oh…shit,” commented one respondent.

The other explanation is that the phone company or Google could just be censoring all links from thedonald.win.

As we previously reported, back in August Republican Congressional candidate Laura Loomer accused Comcast and its subsidiary Xfinity of banning her from sending out texts and emails to voters.

Loomer explained how Comcast in Palm Beach County has banned her campaign from sending out communications to voters by labeling them “dangerous content” and not delivering the messages.

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