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CNN Says “Tucker Carlson is the New Alex Jones”

New attempt to lobby for deplatforming of Fox News host.

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CNN hosts Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy asserted that “Tucker Carlson is the new Alex Jones” during Stelter’s show after they played clips where Carlson’s rhetoric was similar to Jones’ on several different issues.

After Stelter asked Darcy about the comparison, Darcy remarked, “Tucker Carlson is the new Alex Jones – if you watch Tucker Carlson’s program and you watch Alex Jones’ program – they might differ a little bit in antics and the way they deliver their message, but that message to viewers is consistent and it’s pretty identical.”

Darcy went on to claim that Carlson mirrored Jones in pushing “vaccine conspiracy theories, false flag conspiracy theories, deep state conspiracy theories.”

Stelter then pressed Darcy on whether Jones and Carlson were close friends after playing a clip where Jones said he would let Tucker tackle an issue first on his show.

“Are these two guys in cahoots? Are they friends, do they communicate…are they bros, what do we know about their relationship?” asked Stelter.

“It does sound like they’re talking to each other,” responded Darcy, without explaining why in any way this would be an issue.

Darcy then complained that Tucker seemingly thinks Alex Jones voices ideas “that are legitimate and should be debated,” before labeling them “far right conspiracy theories.”

“I remember when Fox News and the Republican party mocked Alex Jones and said that guy is crazy, we’re not gonna touch that sort of stuff, but now, Fox’s face is effectively Alex Jones – the de facto leader of the Republican party is touting the same stuff that Jones touts on his show,” said Darcy.

Stelter then concluded the segment by attempting to dismiss Carlson’s claim that the NSA is spying on his emails.

Jones himself responded to the hit piece by pointing out that it is merely a ruse to amplify attempts to deplatform Tucker Carlson.

Stelter and Darcy were instrumental in lobbying for Jones to be censored when he was banned by multiple platforms back in 2018.

By asserting that Tucker Carlson is no different from Jones, CNN is hoping to pressure Fox News higher-ups and social media networks to drop the ban hammer on Carlson just like they did on Trump and Jones.

The agenda couldn’t be any clearer.

CNN has been hemorrhaging viewers since the start of the year, as experts warn of a “serious credibility problem” caused by the network’s fawning obsequiousness towards the Biden administration.

Fox News’ average viewership has been around double that of CNN during the second quarter, while Brian Stelter’s Reliable Sources show has lost a massive 56 per cent of its viewership since Biden took office.

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DeSantis Threatens Congressional Action if Apple Boots Twitter From App Store

Blasts company for helping CCP crush dissent in China.

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis blasted Apple for helping the Communist Chinese Party crush dissent while apparently planning to do the same in America by kicking Twitter off the app store.

DeSantis made the comments after Elon Musk indicated he was going to war with the iPhone maker following the revelation that Apple was threatening to delete Twitter from its app store over Musk’s support for free speech.

The Florida Governor noted that Apple’s threat was made shortly before an expected ban amnesty on Twitter was due to take place that would have seen countless unfairly suspended accounts return to the platform.

“If Apple responds to that by nuking them from the App Store, I think that would be a huge, huge mistake and it would be a really raw exercise of monopolistic power that I think would merit a response from the United States Congress,” DeSantis said.

He also cited reports that Apple was restricting the AirDrop feature in China, preventing protesters against Beijing’s brutal ‘zero COVID’ lockdown from communicating with each other.

“Donโ€™t be a vassal of the [Chinese Communist Party] on one hand and then use your corporate power in the United States on the other to suffocate Americans and try to suppress their right to express themselves,” DeSantis said.

The Florida Governor noted that many of the unfairly suspended Twitter accounts had been nuked for “putting out accurate information about COVID,” accusing “the old regime” on Twitter of trying to “suffocate the dissent” surrounding lockdowns and vaccine mandates.

On Monday, Musk also revealed that Apple had stopped advertising on Twitter, presumably in preparation for taking further action.

Speculation over app stores potentially targeting Twitter intensified after Apple executive Phil Schiller deactivated his Twitter account for no apparent reason days after Donald Trump was restored to the platform.

As we document in the video below, Apple has a history of helping the Chinese government snuff out protest movements, so for them to do it in the west wouldn’t be a huge surprise.

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Twitter Stops Enforcing COVID-19 Misinformation Policy

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Twitter will no longer enforce its Covid-19 misinformation policy, under which users who deviated from prevailing establishment narratives frequently had their accounts locked or suspended.

The longstanding policy did not apply to misinformation from government officials, who regularly lied about things such as transmission, masks, vaccine efficacy, side effects, or any of the other ‘science’ which turned out to be patently false.

Twitter did not officially announce the change, rather, the company added a note to a page on its website outlining its Covid-19 policy.

Effective November 23, 2022, Twitter is no longer enforcing the COVID-19 misleading information policy,” reads the note, which follows a line that still reads: “As the global community faces the COVID-19 pandemic together, Twitter is helping people find reliable information, connect with others, and follow what’s happening in real time.”

What’s more, Sky News reports that the company’s Covid-19 ‘misleading information’ policy was nuked, which showed that the company operated on a strike system in which those who had a label added to their tweets were given one strike, while those with deleted tweets were given two strikes. Users with two to three strikes would have a 12-hour lockout, while those with four strikes were permanently suspended.

The platform suspended more than 11,000 accounts and removed nearly 98,000 pieces of content for violating its COVID misinformation policy between January 2022 and September 2022, according to information published by Twitter.

The site also reduced the visibility of tweets or accounts believed to be in violation of the policy by stopping tweets or retweets from those accounts appearing in certain parts of Twitter, displaying their replies in lower positions in conversations and excluding their tweets or account from recommendations on the site. -Sky News

Of note, half of Twitter’s content moderation, human rights and communications teams wereย laid offย when new owner Elon Musk took over. Hundreds more left after Musk issued an ultimatum to staff requiring them to sign up for “long hours at high intensity” or leave.

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F**k Apple

Trying to kick Elon’s Twitter off the app store.

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Who made Apple the Praetorian Guards of the Internet?

Why should they have a monopoly over permissible content when 97.5% of their donations go to Democrats?

And who made them moral arbiters of anything given what they get up to in China?

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