Saturday, July 11, 2020

Deplatforming Infowars Was A Crossing Of The Rubicon

by Jon Hall, Free Market Shooter:

In a stunning display of Orwellian censorship – Facebook, Apple, Youtube, and Spotify came together in a coordinated strike yesterday to de-platform Alex Jones and his alternative news show, Infowars.

Infowars – and Jones himself – has long been mired in controversy and its credibility questioned.

Along with the Infowars podcasts being removed from both Spotify and Apple, Youtube terminated The Alex Jones Channel – Infowars’ biggest account with 2.4 million subscribers. Facebook removed four Infowars pages from their site as well: the Alex Jones Channel page, the Alex Jones page, the Infowars page, and the Infowars Nightly News page. In a blog post relating to Facebook Community Standards, the choice to remove Infowars-related pages was discussed, claiming:

The war to destroy Alex Jones, Part 3

by Jon Rappoport, No More Fake News:

When several big-tech companies remove a person from their platforms in a 12-hour period, which is what happened to Alex Jones, you need to ask:

Where are the specific violations Jones is charged with?

Where is the bill of particulars against him?

Where is the “hate speech” he is accused of spewing to his audience?

What definition (if any) of hate speech is being used as a measuring stick?

GOOGLE CENSORSHIP PLAN IS “NOT RIGHT” AND “STUPID,” SAYS FORMER GOOGLE HEAD OF FREE EXPRESSION

by Ryan Gallagher, The Intercept:

GOOGLE’S FORMER HEAD of free expression issues in Asia has slammed the internet giant’s plan to launch a censored search engine in China, calling it a stupid move” that would violate widely held human rights principles.

As The Intercept first reported last week, Google has been quietly developing a search platform for China that would remove content that China’s authoritarian government views as sensitive, such as information about political opponents, free speech, democracy, human rights, and peaceful protest. It would “blacklist sensitive queries” so that “no results will be shown” at all when people enter certain words or phrases, according to internal Google documents.

Facebook Brags They Can Change ANY Public Opinion

by Jim Quinn, The Burning Platform:

Farcebook influences American elections a thousand times more effectively than Russia. So, it does make sense that the (((media))) spends a thousand percent more time on Russia. Russia. Russia. Did I mention Russia?

I soooooo wish there was a way to utterly destroy that shitfuk company! Of course there IS a way. DON’T USE FACEBOOK!! But, it seems that will never happen. Even Facebook lobbying banks to access YOUR FINANCIAL DATA is met with “ho hum” indifference. It seems they are indestructible. Stupid ass Amerikans,

POPULAR YOUTUBER SAYS PODCAST SHUT DOWN FOR DISCUSSING ALEX JONES

from InfoWars:

Popular YouTuber Ethan Klein says one of his channels was penalized Friday for discussing Alex Jones and the recent ban across social media of Infowars content.

Klein and his wife Hila, who run several prominent channels with millions of followers, reportedly had their podcast’s livestream shut down in the middle of discussing the issue.

A tweet by Klein states that not only was the stream interrupted, but that the channel received a strike in the process.

Tokyo Olympics Using Facial Recognition For Security

by Aaron Kesel, Activist Post:

The Tokyo Olympics 2020 announced they will use facial recognition technology NeoFace to increase security around all of the sporting venues, NY Post reported.

The organizers of the Olympics have partnered with Japanese telecommunications and information technology giant NEC to develop the first system of this kind to be implemented at an Olympics.

The technology NeoFace will use IC chips within identification cards to automatically verify the identity of those entering over 40 venues.

The Modern Day Nazis Are Taking Over: The Rise of the Social Media Gestapo

by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:

My father’s side of the family escaped the ravages of Nazi Germany. My German grandmother and my father made certain that I learned the lessons of oppression, discrimination and genocide very well. These principles were ingrained into my upbringing.
At one time, German was the envy of most of the world. They had the best scientists, German education was outstanding and they were leaders in the arts. So how did a highly sophisticated educated and intelligent Germans fall victim to the corrupt Nazis which set the tone for genocide? More to the point of this article, does America need to fear the rise of the same totalitarianism that infested and destroyed Germany? The answer to this question has its roots in the demise of the legitimate church and the compromising of the media and both things are happening in today’s environment..

CONFIRMED: MARK ZUCKERBERG PERSONALLY MADE DECISION TO BAN INFOWARS

from InfoWars:

A New York Times report confirms that Mark Zuckerberg personally made the final decision to ban Infowars.

In an article entitled Facebook Banned Infowars. Now What?, Kevin Roose reveals how, “Late on Sunday, after returning to his hotel room on a trip away from home, Mark Zuckerberg made a decision he had hoped to avoid.”

The report adds that the Facebook CEO “got personally engaged” and “discussed Infowars at length with other executives,” while speculating that Jones may have wanted to get banned to get media attention.

The war to destroy Alex Jones, Part 2

by Jon Rappoport, No More Fake News:

“You see, censorship is good if the person being censored is someone you don’t like. That’s right. You didn’t know that, did you? That’s the secret meaning of the 1st Amendment.”

—Here is how foul the political air is now, how low the ‘logic’ has sunk. If you don’t agree that Facebook censoring a particular person is a good thing, then you must be supporting that censored person. You must be on his side. There is no middle ground. There is no Bill of Rights. There is only like and hate, and hate implies there is a target to be censored—

Whole generations are being raised to think of censorship as a pleasant solution to speech they don’t like, people they don’t like, ideas they don’t like.

Homeless people given barcodes so they can accept online payments

by Jonathan Nicholson, RT:

In an attempt to adapt to the cashless society they now face some homeless people have been wearing barcodes around their necks so passersby can give them money by using their smartphone, in a Oxford University-backed scheme.

‘Greater Change’ – a social innovation project being trialed in Oxford – has issued homeless people with a QR code. Members of the public who want to give them money, but have no change, can use their smartphones to scan the code before completing an online payment.

Is The Censorship Of Conservatives Part Of The Reason Why Facebook Is Losing Massive Amounts Of Traffic?

by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

The amount of website traffic that Facebook receives in the United States has “fallen by about half” since 2016, and it is anticipated that this decline in traffic will not end any time soon. Coincidentally (or perhaps not), 2016 also happened to be the year when the censorship of conservatives on Facebook really became noticeable. The events of this week made headlines all over the globe, but the truth is that Facebook has been an egregious censor of conservative viewpoints for a very long time, and it appears that it is really taking a toll on the company. In business, one of the golden rules is to never make your customers angry, but Facebook has chosen to make conservatives very angry over and over again. It was inevitable that many of them would begin to leave, and that is perhaps part of the reason why monthly page visits are down by about four billion over the past two years…

Graphic Video Shows Cop Publicly Execute Man, Shooting Him in the Back as He Ran Away

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

Graphic video footage was just released showing a police officer execute a fleeing man by shooting him in the back as he ran away.

Nashville, TN — A disturbing trend seems to be happening among police in America in which they are shooting people in the back as they run away. The latest victim to be publicly executed for running from police is 25-year-old Daniel Hambrick of Nashville. His execution by officer Andrew Delke was caught on a graphic video.

Hambrick was shot and killed during a traffic stop in North Nashville on July 26. Nashville Mayor David Briley called for the release of the graphic video on Wednesday to ensure the “transparency of the investigation.”