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House GOP Investigating Twitter And Facebook For Censoring Hunter Biden Laptop Story

“Big Tech, Big Democrat Party and Big Media all colluded to keep critical information from the American people in the run up to the most important election.”

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House Judiciary Republicans have begun an investigation into Facebook and Twitter censoring The New York Post’s October 2020 revelations regarding the Hunter Biden ‘laptop from hell’.

The Republicans accused Twitter and Facebook Thursday of working to protect Joe Biden from “increased scrutiny about the impropriety detailed in the Post article.”

Recall that the New York Post was censored on social media and labelled fake news for the reporting directly before the election. Users were also prohibited from sharing the story.

All coverage of the revelations by Infowars and other alternative media sites was declared to be “false conspiracy theory.”

Now, over a year later, the establishment media is suddenly desperate for everyone to know that the story is real.

In an open letter to Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal published Thursday, Republican lawmakers wrote “Shortly before the 2020 election, Twitter suppressed an explosive New York Post article detailing how Hunter Biden used the position and influence of his father, now-President Biden, for personal gain, with the apparent awareness of President Biden.”

The letter continues, “We wrote to Twitter at the time with important questions about Twitter’s knowing suppression of First-Amendment protected activity. Twitter ignored our letter and, in the months since, has avoided any meaningful accountability for its actions.”

“Now, with even the New York Times confirming the accuracy of the Post’s reporting, we are investigating Twitter’s actions to interfere in free and fair election-related public discourse on its platform to the benefit of President Biden and the detriment of former President Trump.” the letter concludes.

Another letter has been sent to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, noting that “Facebook’s actions gave rise to other news outlets, tech platforms, and even Biden himself dismissing the Post story as disinformation or untrue—when, in fact, it had never been rebutted.”

The letter continues, “The Post article was likely to have significant implications for the presidential election,” emphasising that “Although the Post explained exactly how it obtained the emails on which it reported and included pictures of certain emails, Facebook still suppressed the article. The mainsteam media followed Facebook’s lead, wrongly claiming the Post story was “disinfo” and unverified.”

“It appears that Facebook knowingly and deliberately used its platform to control election- related information accessible to the American people shortly before the 2020 election, and that Facebook did so to the primary benefit of then-Vice President Biden,” the letter further states.

The letter concludes, “This irresponsible conduct demands a thorough investigation so that we may understand how Big Tech wields its enormous power over the free flow of information to the detriment of free and fair elections.”

Appearing on Fox Business Thursday, ranking GOP Rep Jim Jordan declared that “Big Tech, Big Democrat Party and Big Media all colluded to keep critical information from the American people in the run up to the most important election we have — the presidential election, so we’re launching an investigation.”

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    New York Times Worries That Big Tech Won’t Censor Hard Enough During Midterm Elections

    Complains about success of ‘2000 Mules’.

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    The New York Times has published an article expressing its concerns that Big Tech platforms like Facebook and Twitter aren’t doing enough to censor “misinformation” in the run-up to the midterm elections.

    The article complains that Meta (Facebook) has slashed its ‘election misinformation’ team from 300 people during 2020 to just 60 people and that Mark Zuckerberg no longer meets with the team directly.

    Civil rights groups are also apparently upset that Zuckerberg is less interested in communicating with them about efforts to stop ‘election misinformation’.

    According to the piece, Twitter is also likely to be less censorious towards election information due to the likelihood that it is about to be purchased by Elon Musk.

    “I’m concerned,” President of the NAACP Derrick Johnson told the newspaper. “It appears to be out of sight, out of mind.”

    Noting that there are numerous political candidates running for office in 2022 who agree with Donald Trump that the 2020 presidential election was stolen, the Times laments that Meta’s reduction in censorship “could have far-reaching consequences as faith in the U.S. electoral system reaches a brittle point.”

    The article also whines about the viral success of Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary ‘2000 Mules’, which received over a million views on alternative video hosting platform Rumble and also received 430,000 “interactions” on Facebook, proof according to the newspaper that election misinformation is “rampant” online.

    Representatives from both Facebook and Twitter responded by assuring the Times that they are still keenly focused on censoring election “misinformation.”

    “Before the 2020 US presidential election, Big Tech platforms deployed unprecedented levels of censorship by censoring then-President Donald Trump numerous times, banning popular pro-Trump groups, and more,” writes Reclaim the Net.

    “Post-election, this mass censorship continued with President Trump being permanently banned by all the major tech platforms, discussions of “widespread fraud or errors” changing the 2020 US presidential election outcome being banned, free speech platform Parler (which many users had flocked to in an attempt to escape Big Tech’s censorship) being deplatformed by the tech giants, and more.”

    “The mainstream media and Big Tech used the vague, subjective term “election misinformation” to justify this silencing of a sitting US President and the mass censorship of election-related speech.

    The legacy media is once again likely to weaponize hyper-partisan ‘fact checkers’ to ensure that information which isn’t completely censored is at least shadow banned and relegated by algorithms so fewer Americans will see it.

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    “I Don’t Believe in Censoring Art”: Paramount CEO Rejects Trigger Warnings

    “You don’t have to watch anything you don’t want to.”

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    Paramount CEO Bob Bakish has refused to add trigger warnings to the company’s historical content, asserting, “I don’t believe in censoring art.”

    Bakish says the back catalogue for the film studio’s new subscription streaming service Paramount+ will not be censored to please modern politically correct sensibilities.

    “By definition, you have some things that were made in a different time and reflect different sensibilities,” Bakish said.

    “I don’t believe in censoring art that was made historically, that’s probably a mistake. It’s all on-demand – you don’t have to watch anything you don’t want to.”

    As we have previously highlighted, other streaming platforms and broadcasters have censored or outright deleted old shows and movies for containing so-called ‘offensive’ content.

    Earlier this year, UK streaming platform ITV Player censored a “homophobic” line from the 2002 Spiderman movie when Spiderman says to Bonesaw, “That’s a cute outfit. Did your husband give it to you?”

    During the height of the 2020 Black Lives Matter riots, UK broadcaster Sky also tagged numerous movies, some little over a decade old, with a message warning viewers that they might be offensive.

    “This film has outdated attitudes, language and cultural depictions which may cause offence today,” stated the trigger warning.

    During the same year, PBS removed Gone With the Wind from its platform, in the process erasing the first black female actress to win an Oscar, while the BBC also announced it was removing Little Britain from its schedule despite the fact that the TV comedy series satirizes every demographic, often highlighting small minded attitudes of bigots.

    Last year, NBC also announced that it was scanning 17,000 hours of past WWE content to weed out “racist” material in order to avoid it appearing on the network’s new Peacock streaming device.

    Iconic historical books are also being re-written to reflect ‘modern attitudes’, including George Orwell’s 1984.

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    Spotify Censors Rapper For Criticizing Pride Month

    “You can rap about killing people all day and be fine though.”

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    Spotify has censored a song by rapper Bryson Gray in which he criticizes gay pride month, with song having been ‘greyed out’ by the streaming giant and made unavailable for download.

    The pro-Trump rapper released the song ‘Pride Month’ on June 1st to coincide with the start of the annual period that recognizes the LGBT movement.

    “In the song, Gray criticises the LGBT community from a Christian perspective, rapping about transgender activists pushing children onto puberty blockers at twelve years old, the promotion of LGBT motifs by media such as Netflix, and other topics,” writes Jack Hadfield.

    The lyrics to the song reference bible verses about homosexuality.

    Real Christ Gang
    I don’t recognize no pride month
    Revelation twenty one eight, you thought He lied huh?
    What happened to Sodom and Gomorrah?
    They all fried huh?
    Y’all keep disrespecting Yah like He won’t slide huh?
    I’m just tryna make it in them Heaven gates
    Repent and turn from sin or be reprobate
    Pride a deadly sin but y’all celebrate
    If you don’t become new then only Hell awaits

    After being on the platform for 2 weeks, Gray revealed that Spotify had censored the song by removing it completely from his artist page.

    “I am the ONLY music artist that this happens to without any resolution,” complained Gray.

    The rapper noted how his song had been censored for ‘homophobia’ and yet tracks released by best selling artists like Eminem DMX, and Kendrick Lamar which contain brazen homophobic slurs remained untouched.

    “Eminem made a song called ‘Fall,’ which was on his Kamikaze album a few years ago, and in the song he calls Tyler the Creator the word that gay people hate, the f-word… It’s right here, free to listen to. How about the other songs where Eminem said the same exact word? Like, the ‘Marshall Mathers’ song, or how about his song, ‘Rap God,’ where he literally says he will break a table over the head of the f-word that you can’t say. Nope, you can listen to that song too! And I didn’t even say that word,” said Gray.

    Gray also noted how other rappers are allowed to spew all kinds of violent rhetoric, but as soon as someone starts quoting the bible, it’s curtains.

    “A lot of these artists cry about censorship but never actually experience censorship,” Gray tweeted. “You want to truly experience it? Start making biblical music. You can rap about killing people all day and be fine though.”

    Last year, the streaming platform banned a song called Safe Space that literally opens with the line “they might ban me for this song,” because it contained lyrics critical of the LGBT movement and BLM.

    Spotify also previously censored a song by indie music legend Ian Brown for lyrics containing “misinformation”. The lyrics referred to COVID lockdowns and the new world order.

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