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Facebook Interrogates Users About Friends’ ‘Extremism’, Offers ‘Confidential Support’

What in the world wide web is Zuckerberg up to now?

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Facebook was once a very lighthearted place, where users would share cat videos, update their followers on what they were up to, and reconnect with long-lost family and friends.

Those days are gone, however, and the unwieldy power of Facebook has become a terrifying new reality of the 21st century.  Their ability and willingness to arbitrarily decide when and where the First Amendment is allowed on their platform is just the tip of the iceberg, too, as the company is now hoping to have users rat each other out for the undefined sin of “extremism”.

On Thursday, multiple Facebook users reported receiving a new notification from the social media giant warning about being exposed to “extremist content.” This new feature was documented by RedState editor Kira Davis, who shared screenshots of the warning on her Twitter account.

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“Hey has anyone had this message pop up on their FB? My friend (who is not an ideologue but hosts lots of competing chatter) got this message twice. He’s very disturbed,” Davis tweeted.

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The message she posted stated, “Are you concerned that someone you know is becoming an extremist?” followed up with an assurance “We care about preventing extremism on Facebook. Others in your situation have received confidential support” along with the option to “Get Support.”

The move did not go over well with many users.

Additional people claimed they received the message with various conservatives sharing screenshots of the same message including: John Cardillo, VirginiaHouse Delegate Nick Freitas, and writer Alex Berenson

Cardillo wrote, “This just popped up when I checked my Facebook app. And you doubt the NSA is illegally spying on ⁦@TuckerCarlson and every other conservative?”

Freitas tweeted, “Yes…actually I have a real concern that some leftist technocrats are creating an Orwellian environment where people are being arbitrarily silenced or banned for saying something the ‘thought police’ doesn’t like.”

Berenson added, “Yeah, I’m becoming an extremist. An [email protected] extremist. “Confidential help is available?” Who do they think they are? Either they’re a publisher and a political platform legally liable for every bit of content they host, or they need to STAY OUT OF THE WAY. Zuck’s choice.”

There is little doubt that this new feature will soon be weaponized by the far ends of the political spectrum, as they attempt to brand one another as “extremists”.

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Liz Cheney Takes Aim at Trump During Opening Statement at Jan 6 Hearing

She’s still claiming this is “nonpartisan”, however.

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The Republican Party has made it very clear that they are not interested in any sort of re-trial of Donald Trump in regard to the events of January 6th, and that any attempt to steer an investigation his direction would be considered bit of partisan tomfoolery on behalf of those who engage in such speculation. Therein lies the problem for the Nancy Pelosi-led special committee on January 6th, in that they can’t afford to be considered a partisan affair, but they are almost certainly itching for a chance to attack the former Commander in Chief. Liz Cheney, one of the few Republicans involved in the current probe, wasted no time in going there on Tuesday, however. “The American people deserve the full and open testimony of every person with knowledge of the planning and preparation for January 6th,” Cheney said in her opening statement. The Wyoming Republican has gone on record for criticizing her GOP colleagues for supporting the former president — whom many say incited his supporters to attack the Capitol — and undermining an investigation into the events of Jan. 6. She was voted out of her role as chair of the House Republican Conference in May as a result. And then… “We must also know what happened every minute of that day in the White House – every phone call, every conversation, every meeting leading up to, during, and after the attack. Honorable men and women have an obligation to step forward,” Cheney said. Tuesday’s hearing featured the testimony of a number of police officers who were involved in attempting to stop the insurrection that occurred that day, and set the tone for a heated and lengthy probe to come.

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New York Governor Cuomo Ready to Go ‘Door to Door’ in Vaccine Push

Cuomo doesn’t know how to take “no” for an answer…just ask his multitude of sexual abuse accusers.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is having a very hard time laying low in recent months, as he has been forced to fend off a number of earth-shattering scandals that should have seen his political career go up in flames. Yet, still, he persists, governing from the relative comfort of the governor’s mansion while scores of women detail sexual harassment and abuse by his hand, and as family members continue to grieve those who were lost on account of his imbecilic decisions during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. But despite his obvious unworthiness as the Empire State’s top lawmaker, Cuomo continues to push controversial policies, including a number of militant new ideas regarding the coronavirus crisis. “I wear a mask because I care about you. I get a vaccine because I care about you,” Cuomo said, framing compliance to various methods of government coercion as an expression of selflessness. “We understand that we are all in this together. We understand that as goes one goes all in this city where we all live together and in this state where we all live together,” he continued. “We have to get back to work. We have to get back to work, and we have to get back to work now, and we have to spread this message or we’re going to spread the virus,” he said before specifically expressing the desire to knock on doors and drive unvaccinated people to get the jab. Then came the heavy suggestions. “And we have to get in those communities, and we have to knock on those doors, and we have to convince people, and put them in a car and drive them and get that vaccine in their arm. That is the mission,” the Democrat mayor said during Monday’s press conference, where he…

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