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Tucker: Capitol Events Being Used By Extremists To Eradicate Free Speech

“It is about controlling you, and the country you thought was yours, forever.”

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Tucker Carlson warned Thursday that a narrative full of lies in regards to the events at the US Capitol is being used to “justify the most sweeping crackdown on civil liberties and free speech in the history of this country.”

“Last week’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol was not an act of racism, nor was it an insurrection,” Carlson noted during a monologue, adding “It was not an armed invasion by a brigade of dangerous White supremacists. Those are lies.”

“Why are they demanding that you believe those lies?” Carlson asked viewers.

The host noted that while “The riot was the perfect illustration of why we should oppose all mob action…instead, [Washington elites] are trying to use this moment to increase their own power, so they’re lying about what you saw.”

“They’re calling it a precisely orchestrated coup attempt. They’re telling you the Chewbacca guy you saw on video, the guy with the painted face and the Viking hat, was actually the leader of some super secret commando unit here to overthrow our government,” Carlson emphasised.

“It’s absurd and insulting, yet it’s working,” Tucker urged, adding “What happened last week is being used to justify the most sweeping crackdown on civil liberties and free speech in the history of this country.”

In a reference to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s leaked instructions to his employees, Carlson went on to explain that “this is much bigger than silencing just one man, and it’s going to go on much longer than just this week.”

“Maybe Jack Dorsey isn’t so bright. He just admitted out loud with the rest of them are still denying: This isn’t really about Donald Trump, and it never was. It’s definitely not about what happened last week at the Capitol,” Carlson proclaimed.

“It is about controlling you, and the country you thought was yours, forever,” he added, noting tongue in cheek “Sorry, there’s a national crisis going on and we have no choice.”

Reports continue to emerge on what really went down at the Capitol, yet Democrats continue to mould the narrative in an effort to justify eradicating their political opposition, while big tech and the corporate media are embracing the narrative as a means of wiping out their competition.

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German Government Demands Big Tech Crack Down On Telegram, Other Free Speech Apps

Tells Apple and Google that Telegram is “a form of accelerator for right-wing extremism and conspiracy theories”

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Following threats to shut down the pro free speech encrypted messaging platform Telegram, the German government has stepped up its efforts by putting pressure on Apple and Google to take a more hands on approach to limiting the content people are sharing on the app.

Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser claimed that the app is contributing to an acceleration of “right-wing extremism” and “conspiracy theories,” in the country.

The minister tweeted “We remind #Apple and #Google of their social responsibility. As long as they offer apps like #Telegram in their stores, they are also a form of accelerator for #right-wing extremism and #conspiracy theories. No place for #hate and #calls for murder!”

In another tweet, Faeser asserted “Everyone has the #right to peaceful assembly. We draw the line when it comes to #hate and #baiting. #Right-wing extremists are increasingly abusing the #Corona demos for their ideology against the #state. We will crack down there with consistent #law enforcement.”

A further statement statement from Germany’s regional interior ministers specifically noted that those organising against the government’s COVID restrictions are using Telegram.

“The social network Telegram and comparable providers serve people in Germany as a networking [platform for Covid protest movements], corona deniers and right-wing radicals,” the statement read.

Last week, Faeser told the German media “We cannot rule this out,” when asked if the platform will be targeted for censorship.

“A shutdown would be grave and clearly a last resort. All other options must be exhausted first,” Faeser clarified.

The minister also told the newspaper that while it is currently unclear what legal action would be needed to shut down the platform, the German government is in consultation with the European Union regarding potential regulation of it.

The Epoch Times notes that in Germany, which has implemented some of the most severe pandemic restrictions, “Telegram has been used as a hub of communication for the protest movement against the measures established to fight the CCP virus, including lockdowns, intermittent mask mandates, and restrictions for the unvaccinated.”

Telegram has been shut down or blocked in other countries including Iran, China, Pakistan, India, Thailand, and Russia.

The platform saw a huge surge in users last year after Facebook owned Watts App introduced a controversial privacy update which led to concerns that the app would hand over user data to its parent company. It also came at the same time as President Trump’s purge from big tech social media platforms.

Telegram founder Pavel Durov warned that people are “being held hostage by tech monopolies.”

In addition to being independent from big tech, Telegram promises robust end-to-end encryption, ensuring messages remain private.

This has made Telegram a target for authoritarians and big tech monopolists.

In the U.S. lobbyist group The Coalition for a Safer Web even filed a lawsuit against Apple in an effort to get Telegram removed from the app store, claiming that it allows ‘extremists’ to spread ‘hate speech’.

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    Major New Report Finds Online Censorship is Self-Defeating

    Makes people distrust authorities event more.

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    A major new report by the esteemed Royal Society finds that online censorship is self-defeating and only causes individuals to distrust authorities even more.

    Of course, the more cynical observer would assert that online censorship isn’t driven by the benevolent motivation to halt “dangerous misinformation.”

    But by the very malevolent motivation to bury the truth.

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    Why The Regime Hates Joe Rogan

    The real agenda.

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    The regime is targeting Joe Rogan because they’re frustrated at their inability to censor podcasts the same way they have blacklisted content on other social media platforms.

    That and Rogan’s audience being more than 10 times larger than CNN’s best primetime show.

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