Twitter has locked the accounts of anyone who shared the New York Post story regarding Joe Biden’s foreign lobbying scandal, including media organisations, reporters, celebrities, and even government officials.
The story, which has been met with denials from the Biden campaign, claims that 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.
After following Facebook’s crackdown, Twitter prevented anyone from sharing the “potentially harmful” story:
— Anders Hagstrom (@Hagstrom_Anders) October 14, 2020
Twitter even prevented editors at the NY Post from tweeting out the story:
This is a Big Tech information coup. This is digital civil war.
I, an editor at The New York Post, one of the nation’s largest papers by circulation, can’t post one of our own stories that details corruption by a major-party presidential candidate, Biden. pic.twitter.com/BKNQmAG19H
— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) October 14, 2020
Now the company has gone one step further by LOCKING the accounts of anyone attempting to spread the information.
The NY Post’s primary account was locked:
Twitter says this was done because of the lack of authoritative reporting on where the materials in our Biden story originated. Per the story, the emails came off a copy of a hard drive obtained by Rudy Giuliani; original hard drive was left at a Delaware computer repair shop https://t.co/2SoCUJ7gkr
— Noah Manskar (@noahmanskar) October 14, 2020
A reporter with The Daily Caller attempted to share the story, and found his account was also locked:
Twitter has locked the account of our reporter @AndrewKerrNC for tweeting a screenshot from the NY Post story disputing the possibility of the Hunter Biden emails being a hack pic.twitter.com/HwFoFoZnIp
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 15, 2020
Several other conservative reporters found their accounts locked:
Actor James Woods had the same experience:
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) October 14, 2020
Even White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s account was locked by Twitter:
BREAKING: Twitter has locked the personal account of White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany for sharing news Democrats don’t like. pic.twitter.com/eR8HhkgqVY
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) October 14, 2020
Twitter’s actions have been labelled as election meddling and an ‘act of digital civil war’, as the company is not only locking accounts and preventing the spread of the information on its own platform, but discouraging anyone from reading the story in general:
Twitter is not only preventing people from tweeting the NY Post story, they’re discouraging people from reading it at all. pic.twitter.com/mRmmRzwxi6
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) October 14, 2020
Media outlets that reported on the DNC/Podesta emails in 2016 would have been prohibited from sharing the links on Twitter under this new "hacked materials policy." That's what all this is about: doing everything in their power to prevent a repeat of 2016. It's 100% political
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) October 14, 2020
The Hunter Biden story would have lasted 6-12 hours at most. Dude is a dirt bag, it's not kind of story that would have impact.
Big Tech's decision to cross the Rubicon for *that* story is far more interesting, relevant, and historically significant.
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) October 14, 2020
The NY Post story was a minor, largely redundant report even if the docs are real.
The extreme act of censorship by tech giants to suppress it, cheered on by journalists, is a major story of historic proportions.
They always had this undemocratic power; today they used it.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 14, 2020
Even Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey attempted to distance himself, describing his company’s response to the story as “not great” and “unacceptable”:
— jack (@jack) October 14, 2020
Was he really referring to the censorship though, or that fact that the reason for the censorship wasn’t well “communicated”?:
Your “communication” is not the problem. The problem is your totalitarian censorship, your election interference, and the fact that you allow genocidal terrorists to threaten Jews while banning elected U.S. officials from sharing American journalism. https://t.co/F0CrgP6GP7
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 15, 2020
Perhaps Dorsey would like to explain this under oath?
.@Twitter @jack this is not nearly good enough. In fact, it’s a joke. It’s downright insulting. I will ask you – and @Facebook – to give an explanation UNDER OATH to the Senate subcommittee I chair. These are potential violations of election law, and that’s a crime https://t.co/Rylva8UJv9
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) October 15, 2020
GoFundMe Shuts Down Fundraiser For Parents Who Were Attacked Over Their Opposition to Critical Race Theory
No explanation given.
GoFundMe has shut down a fundraiser for a group of parents in a Virginia school district who were attacked and doxxed by a mob for opposing the teaching of critical race theory.
The parents were targeted after a group of teachers, parents, and school district board members of the Loudoun County School Board, labeling themselves ‘Anti-Racist Parents’, started a campaign to “expose these people publicly.”
They compiled a list of parents who dared to disagree with the school’s “anti-racism” indoctrination drive which taught students that America is inherently racist and that social engineering was necessary to remove these biases.
“To achieve their goal, a member of the group proposed infiltrating their opponents groups and even using hackers. The sheriff’s office launched an investigation into the matter,” reports Reclaim the Net.
Scott Mineo, the head of the group called Parents Against Critical Theory (PACT), led the fightback against the indoctrination by setting up a GoFundMe to raise money for the cause.
However, after a member of the anti-racism indoctrination group and school board member Charlotte McConnell, called on the mob to report the fundraiser, it was swiftly suspended.
GoFundMe gave no explanation as to what policies the fundraiser had violated, only saying that it had engaged in “prohibited conduct.”
“[The district] pissed off a lot of people that were very supportive and this was a grave mistake on their part,” Mineo told The Free Beacon.
“At the end of the day, it further underscores the level of deception they are engaged in. Otherwise, why shut them down?”
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Harvard Poll: Two Thirds Of Americans See Cancel Culture As Direct Threat To Freedom
More than half fear they could be fired from their jobs if they express their real opinions
A Harvard Caps-Harris Poll has revealed that over two thirds of Americans believe a “growing cancel culture” is a direct threat to their freedom.
While 36% said they don’t believe there is a threat, a whopping 64% said that the phenomenon is having a detrimental effect on society.
Over half of those surveyed, 54%, also noted that they fear they could be fired from their jobs if they express their real opinions on matters.
Mark Penn, the director of the survey, told The Hill “It is a chilling finding that most people in the country now are afraid they would be fired if they expressed their real views on social media.”
“The public generally gives negative ratings to social media companies and sees the movement as more about censorship rather than trying to correct wrongs. It is growing as a national issue,” Penn added.
Getting into specifics, the poll found that 36% believe cancel culture is a “big problem,” while 32% said it is a “moderate problem”, and a further 20% said it’s a “small problem.”
Only 13% said there is no problem with cancel culture.
Cancel culture is having a real world impact beyond social media.
The study found that within the past three years, more than 68% of universities in the UK have seen free speech severely restricted, with academics unable to meaningfully discuss the nuances of issues such as race and gender.
It is now an everyday occurrence, even at distinguished universities such as Cambridge, to see ridiculous one sided ‘discussions’ led by panels of activists who all agree on one subject, such as Winston Churchill being worse than Hitler, while speakers who disagree, or just have an opinion that isn’t robustly ‘woke’ are prevented from appearing.
In response, a pair of new UK government initiatives will see universities in the UK fined if colleges or student bodies attempt to shut down free speech on campuses.
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New York Times Horrified That Alex Jones Can Still Be Found Via Google Podcasts
Claims Google is engaging in “tolerance of hate speech and other extremist content”
Not content with extensive blacklisting of Infowars and Alex Jones on social media, multimedia and banking platforms, the New York Times complained Thursday that Jones can still be found on Google podcasts, and immediately called for more censorship.
Describing Google’s podcast platform as a “buffet of hate,” the NYT compared Infowars to ‘pro-Nazi’ groups and whined that the purge of information it disagrees with hasn’t been extensive enough.
The Times wrote that Google’s app “stands alone among major platforms in its tolerance of hate speech and other extremist content.”
However, the Google app doesn’t even host the audio, it merely acts in the same way as its search engine does. Still, the NYT wants all evidence of Jones’ existence eradicated completely.
The article quotes a Harvard Cyberlaw director Jessica Fjeld, who states “It seems like [Google has] made a decision to embrace an audience that wants more offensive content rather than constrain that content for the sake of safety and respect.”
“Google is perfectly well aware of how to moderate content if it cares to,” Fjeld added, suggesting that the company is allowing Jones to stay on the platform.
This latest call for censorship comes in the wake of a public funded NPR article calling for Infowars’ total destruction and removal from establishment commerce platforms:
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