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Facebook Promises More Active Censorship Ahead of Midterms

This is PRECISELY what the First Amendment is supposed to protect us from, and if Congress won’t act, it will be up to We The People to preserve our rights.

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Now that Facebook has committed their massive, 800-entity purge of political voices with no legal recourse, the social media platform is undoubtedly feeling emboldened.

Weeks ago, Facebook sharpened their axe.  They decided, along with Twitter and Google congruently, that We The People shall not be allowed to promote our political discussions on their platforms. Instead, only those outlets chosen by the Silicon Valley Overlords would be allowed to promote discourse and conversation online, thereby negating any possibility of refuting the mainstream narrative.  This purge was committed on both sides of the political spectrum, in a bipartisan culling of the American people’s influence on their own elected officials.

In short:  This was barnyard excrement of the highest order, and Facebook is simply succumbing to the same financial pressures that corrupted the 24 “news” channels.

So that leaves the American people with a partial blindfold heading into the midterm elections, with our votes only being swayed by the narrative assembled and weaponized by Facebook, Google, CNN, MSNBC, Twitter, Fox News, and other “approved” sources.

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It’s exactly the sort of thing that that First Amendment is supposed to protect.

Now, knowing that no one is going to stop their informational tyranny, Facebook has even promised to escalate their narrative-building efforts in the final week before We The People head to the polls.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated recently that the upcoming U.S. midterm elections will be “a real test” of the company’s ability to crack down on “hate speech” and misinformation.

The Hollywood Reporter stated in a recent article that Facebook will make its biggest increase in money spent to combat “hate speech” and misinformation on its platform this year, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg stated that despite Facebook’s increased expenditure, the company still won’t be as “dialed in as well as everyone would like us to be,” in relation to security and influence campaigns on the platform.

Zuckerberg stated that the upcoming midterm elections will be “a real test” of the newly implemented safeguards designed to protect the platform from “bad actors,” following reports of numerous foreign influence campaigns on the social media website. Zuckerberg said that during the upcoming election, the platform will see “all the good and bad that humanity can do,” but that the social media platform is getting better at hiding the “bad stuff” from users.

The spirit of the First Amendment strictly forbids this sort of discrimination of opinions, yet our government allows it to occur.

Why?  Well it could be due to the fact that Facebook and Congress are both succumbing to industry lobbyists and political powerhouses, fueled by major market advertisers.  These advertisers are the same ones who completely castrated cable news networks by holding them hostage for commercial airtime, and who have consistently used divisive and combative language to promote conflict.

Conflict, of course, is the prime catalyst of viewership, which, in turn, creates revenue.  To make money, Facebook has to play by these rules the same way that CNN does.  Hence, Facebook and CNN will both continually and inevitably bend the knee to the corporate monarchy in order to continue their gainful growth.

It’s not right, and if our public servants in Washington won’t do anything about it, We The People may need to find a way to motivate them into action.

 

 

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Media Hysteria over Omicron Variant? | Schaftlein Report

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Media Hysteria over Omicron Variant? | Schaftlein Report
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Topics:
1) A new variant becomes public after WHO announcement – Still learning about it – Numerous spike mutations but Doctors report mild symptoms
*When Trump closed travel to China he was called Xenophobic – Biden implements travel ban restrictions and not a word is said
**Japan closes their borders
***Democrats dream/lie of ZERO Covid evaporates as Dr. Fauci claims Covid will not be eradicated
2) Democrats face backlash over bail reform – NYC man arrested 3 times in 36 hours
3) Homicides in Deep Blue cities of Philadelphia 501 new record since 1990, Chicago 738, Baltimore 308 and Washington DC highest since 2003
*NYC launches insane program to pay young criminals $1,000 per month for good behavior
**Mobs vandalizing stores across the country continued over the holiday weekend
4) In good news department, 2.45M people flew on Sunday a new high since the beginnings of the pandemic in early 2020
5) With Biden approval in the 36% to 40% range, the Left is considering abandoning him after the 2022 midterms and plan to challenge him from the left if he decides to run
6) Leftists student organizations at Arizona State University demands Kyle Rittenhouse be banned – These organizations are as follows:
Students for Socialism who want to end capitalism
Students for Multicultural Solidarity who want a safe space from White Supremacy
Students for Justice for Palestine
College Republicans have requested these organizations be suspended for leading a harassment campaign
7) No progress on resolving the Debt limit set to be reached around 12-15, while Democrats continue to push $1.75T monstrosity

https://rumble.com/embed/vnd28i/?pub=4 Media Hysteria over Omicron Variant? | Schaftlein Report ———————— Topics: 1) A new variant becomes public after WHO announcement – Still learning about it – Numerous spike mutations but Doctors report mild symptoms *When Trump closed travel to China he was called Xenophobic – Biden implements travel ban restrictions and not a word is said **Japan closes their borders ***Democrats dream/lie of ZERO Covid evaporates as Dr. Fauci claims Covid will not be eradicated 2) Democrats face backlash over bail reform – NYC man arrested 3 times in 36 hours 3) Homicides in Deep Blue cities of Philadelphia 501 new record since 1990, Chicago 738, Baltimore 308 and Washington DC highest since 2003 *NYC launches insane program to pay young criminals $1,000 per month for good behavior **Mobs vandalizing stores across the country continued over the holiday weekend 4) In good news department, 2.45M people flew on Sunday a new high since the beginnings of the pandemic in early 2020 5) With Biden approval in the 36% to 40% range, the Left is considering abandoning him after the 2022 midterms and plan to challenge him from the left if he decides to run 6) Leftists student organizations at Arizona State University demands Kyle Rittenhouse be banned – These organizations are as follows: Students for Socialism who want to end capitalism Students for Multicultural Solidarity who want a safe space from White Supremacy Students for Justice for Palestine College Republicans have requested these organizations be suspended for leading a harassment campaign 7) No progress on resolving the Debt limit set to be reached around 12-15, while Democrats continue to push $1.75T monstrosity

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Bannon Testimony has DOJ Spooked, with Department Pushing to Silence Media Magnate

Cowards.

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While some Democrats have applauded the boldness of the select committee investigating January 6th, there are undercurrents of concern about the group’s actions beginning to surface.

For starters, their willingness to call some of the right wing media’s most potent orators to the witness stand, where they will almost certainly befuddle and obliterate those who seek to do harm to their reputations.

In other words:  Subpoenaing Roger Stone, Alex Jones, and Steve Bannon is likely an exampled of the committee biting off more than they can realistically chew.

It seems as though the Department of Justice agrees with this assessment, and they are taking action to prevent the Democrats on the committee from embarrassing themselves.

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Prosecutors have accused former President Donald Trump’s ex-adviser Steve Bannon of attempting to try his criminal case through the media instead of in court and have asked a judge to limit what Bannon can release publicly throughout the case, according to a new filing in DC District Court.

Bannon is trying to convince a judge not to bar him and his lawyers from sharing documents he receives from the Justice Department with the public before his trial.

The DOJ prosecutors said in the filing Sunday some of those records must stay private while the case is pending, because they include internal communications between congressional staffers and notes of FBI interviews with witnesses who could testify against Bannon at trial.

The DOJ would rather work in darkness.

“Allowing the defendant to publicly disseminate reports of witness statements will have the collateral effect of witness tampering because it will expose witnesses to public commentary on their potential testimony before trial and allow a witness to review summaries of other witnesses’ statements recounting the same event or events,” the prosecutors wrote on Sunday.

The move reeks of cowardice on behalf of the Biden administration, and flies in the face of transparency and understanding.

While some Democrats have applauded the boldness of the select committee investigating January 6th, there are undercurrents of concern about the group’s actions beginning to surface. For starters, their willingness to call some of the right wing media’s most potent orators to the witness stand, where they will almost certainly befuddle and obliterate those who seek to do harm to their reputations. In other words:  Subpoenaing Roger Stone, Alex Jones, and Steve Bannon is likely an exampled of the committee biting off more than they can realistically chew. It seems as though the Department of Justice agrees with this assessment, and they are taking action to prevent the Democrats on the committee from embarrassing themselves. Prosecutors have accused former President Donald Trump’s ex-adviser Steve Bannon of attempting to try his criminal case through the media instead of in court and have asked a judge to limit what Bannon can release publicly throughout the case, according to a new filing in DC District Court. Bannon is trying to convince a judge not to bar him and his lawyers from sharing documents he receives from the Justice Department with the public before his trial. The DOJ prosecutors said in the filing Sunday some of those records must stay private while the case is pending, because they include internal communications between congressional staffers and notes of FBI interviews with witnesses who could testify against Bannon at trial. The DOJ would rather work in darkness. “Allowing the defendant to publicly disseminate reports of witness statements will have the collateral effect of witness tampering because it will expose witnesses to public commentary on their potential testimony before trial and allow a witness to review summaries of other witnesses’ statements recounting the same event or events,” the prosecutors wrote on Sunday. The move reeks of cowardice…

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