Saturday, May 15, 2021

Astonishing California bill would shut down free speech, require fact-checkers

by Jon Rappoport, No More Fake News:

California used to be trumpeted as the cutting edge of American culture.

It still is, except the culture is now all about censoring free speech.

California Senator Richard Pan, who was behind the infamous 2015 law mandating vaccinations for schoolchildren (SB277), has stepped up to the plate and introduced another bill.

This one would clamp down on criticism of ANY Official Story.

The bill is titled “SB1424 Internet: social media: false information: strategic plan.”

It targets social media based in California. But as you read the bill, you see it appears to define social media as any Internet blog, website, or communication.

This is How the Elite Will Shut Down Your Free Speech

by Kurt Nimmo, Another Day in the Empire:

It might be time to get off Gab, Voat, and other “white supremacist” social media sites. These are not bona fide racist websites—unlike, say, the Daily Stormer—although they do have an appreciable percentage of what the state now calls “white nationalists” freely posting and (in the United States, for now) exercising what remains of the First Amendment. 

Supposed white nationalism is a carefully crafted amalgamate. It is vague enough to include political movements and ideologies that have nothing or little to do with race—libertarians, anarchists (the real ones, not the Antifa variety), antiwar leftists, even pro-life activists and a handful of carefully selected national politicians, including the president of the United States. 

Health Ranger announces Real.Video as “the answer to YouTube censorship” … bypass tyranny and censorship with p2p file sharing

by Mike Adams, Natural News:

Every time the techno-tyrants try to destroy free speech, it backfires on them. When YouTube terminated my entire Health Ranger channel last Saturday without any justifiable reason whatsoever, it became obvious to me that the time had come to pull the trigger on a p2p file distribution technology I’ve been researching for several years.

Google, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter are at war with human freedom. They’ve decided to selectively terminate content based purely on political bias, wiping out extremely valuable channels of human knowledge and freedom in the process. Understand that freedom of the press is now being utterly destroyed by these techno-tyrants that have been infested with radical left-wing crybulliesand snowflakes who now serve as “trusted flaggers” to selectively censor their targets.

There’s no denying it: the technology dictatorship is upon us. Their actions are disgusting — and even dangerous for any free society — yet they also spur innovation and resistance against tyranny and centralized oppression.

That’s why this week, I’ve announced a teaser for a new project called Real.VideoVisit the website here.

Real.Video uses p2p file sharing technology to bypass YouTube censorship

Real.Video is a p2p file sharing infrastructure for videos and other content (it also supports audio files, PDF files, text files and HTML files). Importantly, Real.Video is not a video hosting site because any centralized hosting platform would be subjected to intense censorship, legal harassment, government raids and all the usual tactics pursued by totalitarian regimes (i.e. the “left cult” in America today) to silence opposition and crush free speech.

Rather, Real.Video provides a way for people to receive free speech videos, podcasts and documents which are specifically not hosted on any central server anywhere. Thus, they cannot be easily censored or shut down.

Content creators — i.e. independent writers, broadcasters and indy news leaders — are being invited to create channels in this system. Any videos or podcasts they publish to their channels are automatically replicated through the entire system, achieving delivery to your Windows PC, Mac laptop, Android or iPhone device. This bypasses censorship and brings you files which you can then archive for long-term safety and privacy.

We already have many top indy media channels that have confirmed their participation, including:

  • Natural News
  • InfoWars
  • Next News Network
  • Activist Post
  • SGT Report
  • The Gateway Pundit

Note that what these channels all have in common is that they are being mercilessly targeted for censorship and termination by YouTube / Google and other techno-tyrants.

If you are an indy media content creator and would like to have a channel, simply request an invitation at Real.Video.

Free to end users and free to content creators

Most astonishingly, we have been able to engineer this system with such efficiencies that we will not need to charge anyone to use it. To confirm: Content creators can use the system for free, and end users can also use the system for free.

The reason this is possible is because we aren’t paying for much bandwidth, since the topology of the p2p sharing ecosystem relies on “peer bandwidth” to achieve file replication. In other words, the very people using the system are the ones providing the bandwidth that’s needed.

Curated channels

This system is not a “free for all” that’s open to any content creator, by the way. Content creators must be invited to have access to the system. This means that anti-liberty left-wing cult members who hate freedom and democracy will not be infecting this network with their delusional, anti-reason rhetoric.

The only channels invited to use this system will be those that are aligned with the core human values of individual liberty, human dignity, freedom of speech and the right to share human knowledge. This excludes the political Left, which has devolved into a radical, anti-Trump hate group that despises knowledge, facts and freedom.

Coexists with D.tube and Bitchute.com

D.Tube and Bitchute.com are up-and-coming video alternatives to YouTube. I encourage you to check them out, in fact. Notably, Real.Video does not compete with these two organizations. It coexists with them as a unique, novel way to distribute video files without requiring the use of any central server whatsoever.

Furthermore, Real.Video is not an ICO. It’s not some vaporware VC pipe dream, either. The underlying technology that powers Real.Video has been in existence for at least a decade, and it is mature and widely deployed for other applications. Our innovation is tweaking this technology for protecting the free speech of independent media journalists, scientists and holistic health practitioners.

Read More @ NaturalNews.com

THEY WON’T LET YOU SEE THIS ONE…

from SGTreport:

So the full interview with Dr. Judy is going on my iTunes Podcast, my Bitchute channel and on my Patreon page. Thanks for tuning in:
SGT Bitchute https://www.bitchute.com/channel/nLPc…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzWBhxQsv5U&feature=youtu.be

‘Blatant Violation of the First Amendment’: Public Citizen Sues Betsy DeVos for Censoring Its Website

by Jake Johnson, The Anti Media:

Public Citizen sued Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday for allegedly blocking access to the consumer group’s website on her department’s guest Wi-Fi and internal networks.

“This is a blatant violation of the First Amendment,” Public Citizen president Robert Weissman wrote in an email to supporters. “Users attempting to access Public Citizen’s website though the department’s guest wireless networks receive a message that access is ‘in violation of your internet usage policy.’ We requested the department’s policy for blocking access to internet sites, but it hasn’t responded to our request.”

United Nations Censors Dissent, Censors Syria, Censors Facts

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by Brandon Turbeville, Activist Post:

Ever since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2011, the Western corporate media has been alight with insidious and downright absurd propaganda regarding the nature of the Syrian government, military, society, and, of course, its president. In Europe and Australia the propaganda has been heavily pushed as well. However, while the independent and alternative media have thoroughly debunked much of the propaganda coming primarily from the United States, UK, Germany, and Australia, little has been said of the propaganda coming from the United Nations.

Unfortunately, the U.N. has a reputation among many people of being a voice and a vehicle for peace. However, the United Nations is anything but, and instead has played an active role in the destabilization, breaking, and destruction of states in the aim of the same agenda that has taken full hold of governments in the West.

EMBATTLED EX-FBI AGENT PETER STRZOK SAYS HIS FREE SPEECH WAS VIOLATED

by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:

Former FBI agent Peter Strzok, in a wrongful termination lawsuit, says his free speech was violated. Strzok, who infamously wrote the anti-Trump text messages that proved FBI collusion with the deep state in matters against President Donald Trump.

Strzok, the ex-FBI agent who launched the bureau’s Russia probe (proven to be a massive hoax) in 2016 and was fired two years later for sending anti-Trump text messages amid the probe to Lisa Page, with whom Strzok was having an affair. The embattled former agent alleged in a new court filing Monday that the FBI and Justice Department violated his rights to free speech and privacy, according to a report by Market Watch.

Police Tell Student Activists Their “Free Speech” is Scaring Other Students

by Jack Burns, Activist Post:

In yet another test of the U.S. Constitution’s protected freedom of speech, the Constitution Club at Southern Illinois University (SIU) inflated a giant beach ball and asked students to come by, grab a sharpie, and write whatever they felt like writing on the ball.

The students’ free speech rights exercise was quickly interrupted by campus police who informed the club members they had received complaints about the ball and the group would need to stop their activities.

According to Campus Reform, the reason SIU chose to attempt to stop the demonstration was that campus police said the students did not go through the proper channels to be able to hold the demonstration:

Executive Director of University Marketing and Communications Doug McIlhagga telling Campus Reform that the activists were in violation of the university’s policy “governing freedom of expression and demonstration activities.”

“The demonstrators didn’t follow the proper University procedure for a public forum by going through the Vice Chancellor of Administration’s Office for approval,” he elaborated. “We normally get the ‘Request For Use Of The Designated Public Forum’ form. However in this particular instance, we did not.”

Ultimately, the group was allowed to continue with their free speech demonstration but not before having to make contact with campus police to explain their actions. The SIU police did not appear to want to interrupt what the group was doing but were under marching orders from their superiors.

“This is not considered like a public place,” one campus police officer told the students. “Right now, we’re going to have to put the ball away … it’s freaking a lot of people out … people are reporting that they’re scared of the beach ball, and what’s going on here.”

At issue is whether or not a university campus, a public facility, is, in fact, private property or public property. If it is public property, then the group should not be compelled to go through any channels of approval. Instead, the group is subjected to what some consider an arbitrary process, which attempts to secure the outside approval of a third party (in this case, the Director of University Marketing and Communications) to get the blessing for what the Constitution already allows.

It is not the first time a group on campus has been accosted by police for attempting to assert their free speech rights. As TFTP reported last January, several college students were arrested for passing out pocket-sized copies of the U.S. Constitution and signing students up for membership in their conservative student organization. The incident occurred at Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Michigan, and involved members of Young Americans for Liberty who were arrested on Sept. 20, 2015, and charged with trespassing.

Brandon Withers and Michelle Gregoire were arrested and spent nearly 7 hours in jail for their unapproved distribution of the U.S. Constitution and for allegedly attempting to recruit others to their club. The “offenses” resulted in demands the students remove themselves from campus property. The students refused to leave and were arrested by campus police and charged with trespassing.

According to The Washington Times, Scottsdale, Arizona-based “Alliance Defending Freedom,” a nonprofit legal organization that “advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith,” filed a lawsuit on their behalf Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. Senior ADF counsel Casey Mattox issued a statement wherein ADF claims their clients’ constitutional rights supersede any unlawful school rules denying them such freedoms.

Read More @ ActivistPost.com

Exclusive: Activist Lauri Love Speaks Out After Twitter Suspension

by Elizabeth Vos, Disobedient Media:

The activism community was shocked recently by the news that Twitter had permanently suspended UK-based activist, Lauri Love. Love recently won a landmark case in a drawn-out legal battle against extradition to the United States. Following the suspension, human rights activists commenced calls for Love’s account to be reinstated immediately, to no avail at the time of writing.

Last month, UK Judges ruled against the United States’ effort to extradite Love to the US, on the grounds that extraditing him would be: “Oppressive by reason of his physical and mental condition.” The finding is likely to have an ongoing effect, possibly setting legal precedent for future extradition cases.

FairTrials.org wrote of the importance of the finding: “Love was facing criminal allegations in the United States despite never having visited the country, and he also had significant mental health issues that could deteriorate considerably if he were extradited… The High Court’s ruling on Lauri Love’s case yesterday provides welcome relief and hope to UK extradition lawyers and campaigners. ”

Snowflakism Has Gone Mainstream As The Language Police Are Using Offended Snowflakes To Silence Dissent

by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

In this day and age, college campuses seem to be no more than day care centers for toddlers, where an open exchange of ideas, if they are different from the liberal snowflakes on campus, “threaten mental safety” (yes, that is still a thing), where classes get cancelled so the college can hold “sensitivity” summits, where professors are warned to not write anything in all-caps because it could “frighten” students, and where a generation of college-aged children need “safe spaces” to avoid the reality of real life.

Just browsing the main pages of Campus Reform or College Fix, two sites that keep track of what is happening across the nation at colleges, shows school authorities are too busy trying to force activism, and protect students from the realities of life, to bother actually teaching them how to live in the real world after college

Twitter Exec: “No Longer Possible to Stand Up For All Speech”

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by Joe Jankowski, Newswars:

Social media site doesn’t believe in free speech

One day after Twitter implemented its vamped up crackdown on hateful conduct and abusive behavior, an executive for the social network said it is “no longer possible to stand up for all speech.”

Walking back the attitude the social network once had for free expression, Sinead McSweeney, Twitter’s vice president for public policy and communications in Europe, explained the new shift that the company is taking.

“I look back over last 5 1/2 years, and the answers I would have given to some of these questions five years ago were very different,” Sweeny told British politicians and other social media executives on Tuesday. “Twitter was in a place where it believed the most effective antidote to bad speech was good speech. It was very much a John Stuart Mill-style philosophy.”

After claiming that the world has changed, the Twitter executive went on to say: “We’ve had to go on a journey with it, and we’ve realized it’s no longer possible to stand up for all speech in the hopes society will become a better place because racism will be challenged, or homophobia challenged, or extremism will be challenged.”

The change of attitude is a complete about-face to what the company was wearing on its sleeve in 2012 when Twitter’s first executive in the UK, Tony Wang, described the company as the “free speech wing of the free speech party.”

In November, Twitter announced that Monday would mark the day the company begins suspending accounts which engage in “hateful conduct” or affiliate with organizations which “use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes” both on and off the platform.

“You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease,” reads an update to Twitter’s Help Center.

The strict crackdown will also target whatever the company deems as hateful imagery and display names.

“You may not use hateful images or symbols in your profile image or profile header,” the update reads. “You also may not use your username, display name, or profile bio to engage in abusive behavior, such as targeted harassment or expressing hate towards a person, group, or protected category.”

Read More @ Newswars.com

SHOCK: Child Caught Walking Around Chicago’s South Side With Gun (VIDEO)

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by Joshua Caplan, The Gateway Pundit:
Facebook video showing a young child brandishing what appears to be a handgun on Chicago’s South Side is raising new concerns about kids and guns.

The video shows three young boys walking at a shopping center at 63rd and Halsted. A driver is heard taunting the boys, telling one of them to show him his gun. The youngster eventually does so.

The video has surfaced at the same time Chicago police say a boy as young as 6 years old is a suspect in an armed robbery in another Chicago neighborhood.

The manager of a restaurant at the shopping center on Halsted says the boys often stop in, asking for food, and she’s worried the one with the gun might kill someone or get himself killed.

“For one, I’m scared, because at this point, he’s a kid, so if he has this gun, someone gave it to him, he’s trying to prove a point, so he may hurt anyone,” said restaurant manager Whitney Holmes.