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Lobby Group Sues Apple To REMOVE Telegram From App Store For Allowing ‘Hate Speech’

Warns ‘extremists’ are set to “migrate to Telegram” after Parler was successfully purged

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A lobbyist group is suing Apple in an effort to get free speech messaging platform Telegram removed from the app store, claiming that it allows ‘extremists’ to spread ‘hate speech’.

Telegram has seen a surge in users since Twitter and Facebook permanently suspended President Trump. Last week the service gained more than 25 million new users in just 72 hours, taking the total users to over 500 million.

The platform promotes itself as a service that believes in free speech and a strong privacy ethic, often polarising itself from the likes of Facebook owned Watts App and Microsoft owned Skype.

Now, amid calls for the platform to be restricted, lobby group The Coalition for a Safer Web has called for it to be completely deleted from big tech app stores.

In particular, the group has filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging that it has failed to hold Telegram accountable for violating its terms of service.

The complaint, filed in the US District Court for Northern California, accuses Telegram of allowing anti-Semites, neo-nazis and white supremacists to use the platform to foment hate.

“Telegram currently serves as the preferred neo-Nazi/white nationalist communications channel, fanning anti-Semitic and anti-black incitement during the current wave of protests across America,” the lawsuit claims.

It also states that ‘extremists’ are set to “migrate to Telegram” in bigger numbers following Apple, Google and Amazon’s attempts to wipe Parler off the internet completely.

The lawsuit further alleges that Telegram “is currently being used to coordinate and incite extreme violence before the inauguration of President [-elect] Joe Biden.”

The Coalition for a Safer Web’s President, Marc Ginsberg, who is a former US ambassador to Morocco and deputy senior adviser to the US president on Middle East Policy, has claimed that “By continuing to host Telegram on the Apple App Store, [the] defendant (Apple) facilitates religious threats against him and his family that has caused Ambassador Ginsberg to fear for his life.”

The lawsuit points to the purging of Parler as a precedent, noting that “Apple has not taken any action against Telegram comparable to the action it has taken against Parler to compel Telegram to improve its content moderation policies.”

The group, which also has a Council on Foreign Relations executive, a former Chairman of the RNC, and a former Homeland Security chief on its advisory board, is also said to be preparing a lawsuit against Google for the same purpose of targeting Telegram.

While Telegram has positioned itself against the big tech behemoths, it has made efforts to remove ‘neo-Nazi’ channels from its platforms in recent months.

Meanwhile, Parler reemerged on the internet Sunday, after Amazon unceremoniously wiped it from its hosting servers.

Parler Chief Executive John Matze posted a message on Paler.com asking “Hello world, is this thing on?”

“Now seems like the right time to remind you all – both lovers and haters – why we started this platform,” Matze further wrote, adding. “We believe privacy is paramount and free speech essential, especially on social media.”

“Our aim has always been to provide a nonpartisan public square where individuals can enjoy and exercise their rights to both. We will resolve any challenge before us and plan to welcome all of you back soon. We will not let civil discourse perish,” he further noted.

However, the site now appears to be offline again.

It appears that Parler is now being hosted by Epik, the company that also hosts Twitter alternative Gab and messageboard 8chan.

Epik has stated that it disagrees with big tech moves to purge the likes of Parler, noting “It is becoming increasingly easy to demonize anyone who has different beliefs with no recognition of the actual effects and impact this can have on society.”

The company’s statement immediately led to calls for it to be targeted for annihilation, along with other hosting companies that are refusing to go along with mass censorship on the internet. 

The end point of the ongoing purge seems clear, a completely censored internet dominated and controlled by unregulated big tech elites, where only ‘acceptable’ opinions cans be accessed and shared.

Removing neo-Nazi and terrorist channels is one thing, however when that encompasses blanket banning everyone else along with them, and completely removing platforms and websites, free speech no longer exists.

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Media Outlet Files Lawsuit to Challenge FAA Ban on Drone Footage at Texas Border

10,000 plus migrants massing as White House attempts cover-up by censoring press.

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A media outlet has filed a lawsuit in response to the Biden administration’s attempt to censor coverage of the 10,000-plus strong Haitian migrant army amassing under the Del Rio International Bridge by banning drones from flying over the area.

After Fox News, Infowars and other media outlets captured shocking footage of the huge mass of migrants, the FAA issued new flight restrictions banning the flight of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), a clear attempt to help the White House cover-up what’s really going on and control the narrative.

The lawsuit, filed by Free Speech Systems, argues that the federal government’s shut down of drone coverage “serves no other purpose than to hamper the efforts of the press in covering the unfolding crisis, in violation of Free Speech Systems’ First Amendment rights and should not stand.”

“Because of the significant number and the remote location of the migrants, it is difficult for the press to photograph the mass of migrants with traditional means, which renders the press unable to fully express the scope of the crisis in visual format, which is a critical component of the news stories that are being covered on the ground,” argues the lawsuit.

It further asserts that the use of drones is a crucial “newsgathering tool to capture images and videos of the mass of migrants and to measure, estimate, and document facts such as crowd size and movements across the border during this breaking news event and humanitarian crisis.”

The federal government’s ban on drones represents interference in the function of newsgathering and the exercise of the First Amendment, the lawsuit states, adding that drones do not represent a security risk because they operate below 400 feet, an elevation “not likely to interfere with the operation of manned aircraft, including any government aircraft that may be operating in the area.”

The lawsuit demands that the feds immediately rescind the ban on the use of drones for newsgathering purposes.

With at least 10,000 migrants already gathered in the area, intelligence suggests that this number could at least double in the coming days, emphasizing again why the Biden administration would like to censor the press to stop the truth being broadcast.

Read the full lawsuit here.

Infowars was able to capture shocking exclusive footage before the ban took effect after a launching a drone from the Mexico side of the border. Look out for that to be posted soon.

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Reddit Bans Vaccine-Skeptic Subreddit Just Days After CEO Promised to Defend “Dissent”

Subreddit deplatformed after hissy fit by left-wing users.

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Reddit has completely banned a vaccine-skeptic subreddit just days after CEO Steve Huffman promised not to while claiming the site values “dissent.”

Well, that lasted long.

“Dissent is a part of Reddit and the foundation of democracy,” Huffman wrote in a blog post. “Reddit is a place for open and authentic discussion and debate.”

However, this sentiment wasn’t shared by Reddit’s notoriously censoriously intolerant left-wing community, which protested against Huffman’s free speech stance by switching numerous major subreddits to ‘private’ and vowing to keep them locked until vaccine skeptics were deplatformed.

That duly happened when the ‘r/NoNewNormal’ subreddit was placed in quarantine and then banned altogether.

The site justified the move by claiming ‘r/NoNewNormal’ users were brigading other forums (invading them to cause discord), something that’s only acceptable when left-wingers do it.

“In short, Reddit used an evidence-free claim to banish a forum which had 120,000 members engaging in “open and authentic discussion and debate” over vaccines, masks, and authoritarianism,” reports Zero Hedge.

54 other subreddits that dared to question mask mandates or the efficacy and safety of vaccines were also put under quarantine, meaning they don’t appear in search and users have to enter an email address to access their content.

As we highlighted last year, Reddit’s site policy openly allows hate speech against “people who are in the majority” – in other words, white people.

Back in 2019, a Reddit page dedicated to black issues declared that white people are no longer allowed to post there anymore.

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Questions Over Why Twitter Gives Taliban a Platform While Banning American Dissidents

Apparently, actual terrorist organizations are fine.

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Questions continue to swirl over why some social media platforms like Twitter are giving the Taliban, a terrorist organization under U.S. law, a public platform having permanently banned American dissidents and the President of the United States himself.

After Facebook and YouTube moved to ban any accounts associated with the Taliban following their takeover of Afghanistan, Twitter faced scrutiny as to why it hadn’t followed suit.

When a Taliban representative was asked for a response on the ban, he chided Facebook for tacitly supporting free speech while silencing those who express the wrong opinions.

“This question should be asked to those people who are claiming promoters of freedom of speech, who do not allow publication of all information. I can ask the Facebook company. This question should be asked to them,” said the Taliban spokesman.

However, Twitter has yet to suspend any major Taliban accounts, having previously banned the sitting President of the United States, Donald Trump, back in January.

“A spokesman for the radical Islamist group that has seized control of Afghanistan, Zabihullah Mujahid, has been using the platform to give updates about the group’s advance,” reports Fox News.

“Mujahid’s account is not verified but has nearly 280,000 followers and is regularly cited by major news outlets.”

Twitter has indicated that prominent Taliban members will be free to continue to use the platform so long as they “obey the rules.”

The Babylon Bee joked that Trump had secretly sneaked back on Twitter by identifying as a Taliban spokesperson.

While Islamic terrorist organizations are given free reign to amplify their propaganda by Twitter, American dissidents like Alex Jones, Roger Stone and countless others were banned years ago.

“Joe Rogan interviews all-American Alex Jones and the corporate media demands he be banned for “giving a platform to extremists,” commented Mike Cernovich.

“These same corporate media employees are giving a platform to the Taliban, and uncritically sharing their propaganda.”

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