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from the White House
President Trump was right and justified Thursday to sign an executive order calling for new regulations to strip legal liability protections from social media companies that censor posts and engage in political conduct on their sites.
I hope the president never has to take action against any social media company. The solution to the very real problem of social media company discrimination – which most often is directed against conservative views – is to end the discrimination, rather than for the government to intervene.
However, President Trump and many conservatives have identified a serious problem. Twitter and some other social media companies want to be two things at the same time: common carriers where anyone can post comments, and news organizations that selectively fact-check some posts and determine which ones are accurate and which ones are not. Making such determinations is an editorial decision that is often very subjective.
Right now social media companies enjoy protection from liability under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act for what is posted on their sites, because in most cases they allow people to post whatever they wish – as if they were posting on a giant virtual bulletin board.
In contrast, news organizations can be sued for libel if they publish false information with “’actual malice’ – that is, with knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not,” according to a 1964 Supreme Court decision in the case New York Times Co. v. Sullivan.
More from Opinion
- Tucker Carlson: Big Tech authoritarians are willing to censor Trump, think nothing of silencing you
- Rep. Rodney Davis: Twitter tries to censor Trump with ‘fact check’ but gets its facts wrong on voter fraud
- Texas AG Ken Paxton: Trump is right and Twitter ‘fact check’ is wrong – mail-in ballot fraud is a real problem
On average more than 500 million tweets are posted each day. You can see the enormous number tweeted on the day you read this here. It would be impossible for Twitter to review each of these tweets and fact-check them all before posting. Other social media companies face a similar impossible task.
However, Twitter has selectively targeted conservatives – most recently President Trump this week – and has either taken down their tweets or labeled them as misleading and added a fact check, as was the case with two of the president’s tweets dealing with problems with mail-in voting.
Ironically, the president’s tweets saying voter fraud can take place with mail-in voting were accurate. Twitter’s fact check claiming that the president’s tweets were factually inaccurate was itself inaccurate.
What is crucial here is that by deciding to selectively review a tiny number of tweets on its site and running supposed fact checks on them, Twitter is exercising editorial judgment and deciding what people are told is true.
Even Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, told Fox News’ Dana Perino that social media companies should not act as the “arbiter of truth.”
President Trump’s executive order states that social media companies that remove or restrict content should be exposed to liability “like any traditional editor and publisher that is not an online provider.”
Our American correspondent Alex Bruce again has been de-platformed by tech company censorship. She hopes to back on the air soon.
Alex informed us this morning: “I was de-platformed by the mass email service provider on Tuesday because of this video and article about 9/11 (which they stopped from going out), saying it “violated” their Terms of Service.
MailChimp de-platformed thousands of others, I’m told, including
from Natural News
“America just one trigger event away from all-out open warfare on the streets”
This story is getting very little coverage in the legacy media for obvious reasons. Just like California, Oregon has gone full authoritarian in trying to force its fake science “climate change” agenda on everyone. Over the last few days, Oregon’s Gov. Kate Brown has ordered the gunpoint rounding up of Republican lawmakers by police in order to force a vote on a climate change “cap and trade” scheme (HB 2020) that only enriches corrupt Democrat insiders.
As BigLeaguePolitics.com reports, the Oregon Three Percenters appear to be getting involved to protect the citizens of Oregon from the authoritarian tyranny of the corrupt Democrats(Australian equivalent is the ALP):
The Oregon Three Percenters, who participated in the armed takeover of a wildlife refuge in 2016, was one of many groups to support the Republican legislators’ defiance. Apparently this, along with support for the legislators by other right-wing groups, was unsettling to law enforcement. The State Capitol was closed Saturday “due to a possible militia threat,” according to a spokesman for Senate President Peter Courtney.
The real threat in Oregon, of course, is the tyrannical governor and her authoritarian Democrat jack-booted thugs (i.e. the Oregon State Police) who are now hunting down Republican lawmakers at gunpoint in order to shove their destructive law through the legislature. As The National Sentinel reports, “Raising the cost of production and doing business (cause) will have predictable effects: Loss of jobs, loss of revenue, higher prices, higher energy costs. And for some in Oregon — farmers, truck drivers, loggers — the law would decimate their industries. And worse, there is no real consensus that human activity is causing the climate to change. In fact, the Left’s predictions of doom and gloom are routinely debunked by reality. In particular, Republicans say that gas prices alone would rise 22 cents a gallon almost immediately, and much more over the long haul.”
by Alex Bruce, US correspondent
The Truth Factory suspects that something deeper is afoot with the recent de-platforming and demonetization of numerous accounts belonging to Conservative pundits on Facebook. She takes a look at the history of Facebook to find out what is going on.
She reminds us of a DARPA project called LifeLog, which tracked users’ browsing, chat and banking histories – plus the books and magazines users had read, plus television watched – plus geolocation!
Does this sound like anything you’ve ever used? Like Facebook? She notes that DARPA’s LifeLog project was canceled on February 4, 2004 – on the very same date that Facebook was founded.
Facebook, like Google and other Big Tech companies was funded through CIA incubators, like In-Q-Tel and the Highlands Forum and it was always intended to be a form of privatized intelligence-gathering, which would enable the intelligence agencies and law enforcement to circumvent Constitutional law to spy on platform users.
She points out the speciousness of Zuckerberg’s story about the birth of Facebook and wonders how someone with the “charisma of styrofoam” was able to attract investors, let alone how someone with lackluster coding skills was able to write the hundreds of thousands of lines of source code for the Facebook website in a matter of 3 weeks while also attending classes at Harvard University full-time.
According to Michael McKibben, Zuckerberg’s claims sound far-fetched because they’re not true. McKibben claims his 1999 white paper with his revolutionary source code for the scalability of social media fell into Zuckerberg’s hands while the latter was attending Harvard as a classmate of his son. The verdict in McKibben’s case against Facebook said that Facebook HAD infringed on his patent – but that the patent was invalid due to an obscure law.
Until recently, Fcaebook was working with DARPA to develop a Silent Speech Interface, which would enable users to send texts and emails directly “from their brains”, without taking out their phones.
The Truth Factory says, “While they’re acting as moral arbiters, selectively silencing out speech, who is monitoring their morality?…Who is to say that this culture war and move towards political correctness and censorship online hasn’t been created and orchestrated by them through social manipulation, by intentionally and repeatedly showing us what they want us to believe?…If we weren’t a threat to them and their agenda, there wouldn’t be any need to get rid of us. They know that the right-leaning pundits on their websites in no small way helped Trump get elected. And now they’re using ‘hate speech’ to manipulate the entire world.”
The tech giants have so far evaded Anti-Trust litigation because they’ve provided a convenient way for the Deep State to break the law but if 13 Russian trolls can be indicted for subverting democracy by posting political memes on Facebook, then Facebook deleting American political pundits with millions of viewers is also subverting democracy and potentially manipulating political outcomes. On the bright side, the Anti-Trust investigations launched last week enjoy surprising bi-partisan support.
Running Time: 18 min
by Alex Bruce US correspondent
As the creator of some of the finest independent documentaries on YouTube, TruthstreamMedia have been on the leading edge of our descent into censorship, at times chronicling their own struggles with Google’s algorithms.
Under the rubric of countering misinformation, Google has been making presentations on their new “anti-fake news system” at places like the Munich Security Conference, a venue that’s supposed to be about countering the threat of terrorist attacks in Europe.
The goal is to build an Artificial Intelligence that will authorize and verify all the information being shared in the videos on their platform, for the purpose of categorizing and suppressing anything that contradicts Google’s Corporatist politics. The ultimate goal appears to be to make the Alternative Media disappear, despite this genre being what built YouTube and what continues to make it so great.
Their automated censorship systems, of course will do nothing to suppress or de-platform such “news” outlets CNN and MSNBC for aggressively lying and broadcasting seditious propaganda for the past 2 years and putting the world and especially Americans through the Hell of a psychological civil war, in their conspiracy to overthrow the President.
For Alphabet-Google-YouTube, treason against the US is OK but dissidence against Globalism is not.
Running Time: 50 mins
by Alex Bruce
This video is of Kiwi technology wunderkind Steve Outtrim by Lift The Veil is edited-down from an interview posted a year ago. The former dotcom developer just uploaded to his Cryptobeast channel.
Outtrim was a dotcom pioneer and software developer whose graphics program was the third most downloaded software on the Internet when he sold his company in 1999 and retired for the first time at the age of 26. He has since devoted most of his time to his passion for “conspiracy” research.
He says most of the companies in Silicon Valley derive massive amounts of funding from government contracts and that to become the first Facebook, Google, Cisco, Microsoft, Apple or Amazon, you have to get deeply in bed with either Lockheed-Martin or the US national security state.
“Not only are they [the Deep State] everywhere but also the occult is everywhere in Silicon Valley. It used to be hidden but more and more, it’s coming up to the surface…the Satanists have gotten so bold that they decided to show themselves and I think that’s actually worked against them because everyone can see it.”
Outtrim says he got involved with Smart Cities concept in the late 1990s because he was interested in energy efficiency, having personally come from a low-income background.
He notes the global trend of Megacities and how this relates to the New World Order. Urban populations will be increasinly controlled by mind control and propaganda. “We see such major support for the Democratic Party coming from the biggest cities in the US and that’s because they’re in a condensed area, where the messages and the disinformation can be delivered to them much more effectively.
“When you go to the more rural areas, you find like family values or people connecting to their local community through a church…those structures are still quite strong and powerful in rural areas.
“Those structures have been the target of the Illuminati for hundreds of years. They really want to destroy the family unit. They don’t want you getting advice from your mother and your father, they want you getting advice from the state because the state is God and now.”
Outtrim adds that it’s worrying that the people in control of Smart Grid technologies are Satanists. “Not only is it God but they’re building these artificial intelligence systems. The state is going to be a giant AI and the AI is God…it’s religion for Atheists. You merge your head with Google and you can live forever on the Internet.”
Outtrim was one of the first people on the Internet to identify Q as a “pro-Trump psychological operation” in late 2017. He says, “I believe Trump is a white hat, that he was recruited in by other white hats in military intelligence in the wake of 9/11. They saw what happened in 9/11, they believed it was an inside job and they said, ‘This group that’s doing this type of thing should not be allowed to be in power,’ and…that’s what I think is behind the Q activity.”
Running Time: 44 mins
by Gil Hanrahan in Townsville
The next time you are forced to submit to a roadside breath test and drivers licence check, do yourself a favour and ask the policeman to give you the used breathing apparatus which you placed between your lips.
Otherwise you have just provided a DNA sample to the cops without your knowledge or consent. The cop then surreptitiously correlates your licence data from the hand-held reader with the saliva on the breath tester.
The DNA sample is sent off for testing and the results stored in the vast electronic data banks held in Roma Street police HQ and the Main Roads Department.
Do you trust big brother with your DNA?
The Activist Post has revealed the level of citizen surveillance in China today with this worrying trend emerging in Queensland after the emergence of numerous, roadside infa-red cameras on the Kuranda Range and overhead surveillance cameras such as being erected east of Mareeba on the Kennedy Highway.
Australia has developed a massive facial recognition data bank
Nearly 80 per cent of people over 16 hold a drivers licence and 55 per cent have a passport. More than 600,000 citizens have a photographic gun licence in Queensland.
Justice Minister Michael Keenan told News Corp that passport photos would be accessed(for the data bank) in the coming months and drivers licences would be tapped into after ongoing discussions with the states were finalised.
If talking to you, individual police officers are recording your image and voice on their body cameras (without your consent), the data from which can be stored along with your DNA from the breath or drug saliva test.
In response to a query about newly installed roadside cameras in North Queensland, the Main Roads Department advised Cairns News:
“The fixed roadside cameras on Flinders Highway, near Woodstock, are Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras.
We use this state-of-the-art technology to collect information about travel patterns of vehicles using the road.
The cameras take an image of all passing vehicles.
Infra-red cameras and illuminators are used to automatically capture the registration number, date and time of passing vehicles, providing statistical data on travel times, volumes and vehicle types.
ANPR cameras are strategically placed at key locations to provide:
- Journey time,
- Congestion information,
- Origin and destination information, and
- To monitor the use of the network by heavy vehicles.
Collected data helps us understand vehicle movements, plan for future improvements and achieve efficient control and management of the road network.
The cameras are also used to detect unregistered and uninsured vehicles.
Only authorised officers, including Queensland Police and TMR Transport Inspectors are able to access information from the ANPR cameras where an offence is suspected.”
The reply did not include the camera’s ability to photograph each occupant of the vehicle in high resolution.
Now we have biometric identification rampant on every street corner and road checkpoint in China and most of Queensland’s main roads.
Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull reveals the covert plan to digitalise and record the images of every person living in Australia, a plan Current Affair interviewer Tracey Grimshaw labelled the “New World Order.”
China Accused of Using Biometric Surveillance to Send Thousands to Political Detention Camps
By Nicholas West, Activist Post
As we continue to chart our path down the slippery slope of biometric identification for human beings, we’ve had to speculate about how far we could slide. Well, it appears that China is providing an early example that we would all be wise to take notice of.
It is now a fact that nearly all areas of the modern world have adopted some form of surveillance camera apparatus. Meanwhile, biometric identification technology has advanced to a degree where it’s now possible to merge the two and create not only a pervasive surveillance network, but a nearly real-time identification system that police can use to act upon.
Back in May I highlighted a Russian company called NTechLab that combined CCTV cameras with the vast database of Russian social media giant VKontakte with 300 million users. Using its FindFace system, they announced that they could not only identify people by using facial recognition, but that their system had advanced to integrate emotional identifiers. They claimed a 94% success rate in being able to detect markers that indicate stress, anger or anxiety. The company believes that the merger of these technologies would be a natural fit for surveillance cameras to aid police in pre-crime detection.
Meanwhile, the U.S. has implemented its own pre-crime detection programs in many locations. Additionally, the U.S. was revealed to be one of a number of countries who were using facial recognition billboards to identify political persuasion and manipulate people’s views. It’s called Neuropolitics.
This got the “conspiracy theorists” to wonder what might happen if the biometric surveillance state that was emerging might start using both sides of the technology as a form of political identification and even punishment.
It didn’t take too long for China to confirm that this conspiracy is now a reality.
The final round of crocodile management consultation meetings held in Cairns on Monday heard the Green rent-a-crowd of 20 hecklers and self- appointed crocodile experts howl down any sensible argument about removing dangerous reptiles from populated areas.
Local residents in favour of removing crocodiles were told by Katters Australia Party Member for Dalrymple Shane Knuth the reptiles would be removed or as a last resort, culled along the coastline between Mossman and Mackay.
Tourist numbers had been impacted and visitors no longer felt safe visiting the Far North, he said.
The sensible element of older Cairns residents, one of them a fourth generation settler, backed their reduction in numbers and removal of all reptiles from Cairns waterways.
He said there were no crocodiles in most rivers and creeks or Cairns Inlet 50 years ago.
“Everywhere was safe to swim and my kids were always in a local creek swimming on weekends,” he said.
“Once we could put up to 100 skiers in the water, now we can’t go near the ocean.
“There are young people getting into trouble because they have nothing to do and nowhere to go yet once they were in the rivers and creeks burning up energy.
“Even the life savers fear for their lives if they go into the water at beaches.
“Now I fear for my 17 grandchildren if they go anywhere near water and we cannot swim in the Mulgrave River or Lake Placid anymore.”
Another resident warned how kayaks paddled by kids along the Mulgrave River resembled a crocodile to large males and there were incidents where crocs had menaced kayaks and canoes.
“They have lost their fear of man and something has to be done,” he said.
Self-proclaimed crocodile expert Greg Watson said people should be trained to keep away from water and savage crocs should be left alone in Cairns waterways.
Resident David White said lots of people came to the area to see crocs in the wild and there was a large tourist industry depending on it.
“The population is recovering from almost extinction, but I don’t want to see anyone hurt so we have to handle this logically and with science.
“There were two surveys where 75 per cent of people were against culling. We have to do more about controlling people in crocodile habitats.”
Mr Knuth assured the meeting there were no plans to remove or cull crocodiles from the Daintree River.
KAP candidate for Cook, Gordon Rasmussen said any safari hunting plans for indigenous communities would be in controlled areas north of Laura.
“We do not want crocodiles in Mossman, Port Douglas or Mareeba rivers and creeks and they must be removed, and I am sure we can find a consensus between those here opposed to and in favour of the legislation,” Mr Rasmussen said.
It appeared the Greens mob were showing more interest in attacking Bob Katter than engaging in any sensible solution with meeting chairman Cairns Councillor Brett Olds and speaker Shane Knuth.
Performing for the ABC, Win TV, Channel 7 and other reporters, an agitated deckhand from the Daintree engaged Mr Katter with an ‘in-your-face’ screaming effort but the seasoned politician of 50 years didn’t take the bait.
Mr Katter walked away, further enraging the agitated deckie, Damian Duffi, by telling him he was “bored” with his illogical tirade.
The motley collection of about 20 vocal Greens, according to one supporter of the KAP plan, were mustered in a call on Facebook that morning, to “get as many as we can to the Katter crocodile meeting.”
“If this is the best they can do then we know we have the support of the majority of locals, not transient visitors from interstate,” Mr Katter said.
“”The three other meetings we held had many more attend than this meeting, and those people were 100 per cent in favour of removing the crocodiles.”
“The bill will be presented sometime this month,” Mr Knuth said.
How many Australians outside of Sydney saw this Channel 10 news segment?
Hundreds of fanatical Islamics rioted in Sydney on September 9, 2015, claiming they were objecting to the release of an anti-Muslim film. Police were caught off guard and a number were seriously injured while trying to contain the mob surging through the CBD. Police were forced to shut down Market Street sending the rioters back to Hyde Park to regroup. There police dogs and capsicum spray were used to break up the crazed Muslims. The chanting, mindless mob took to police with missiles and boots hospitalising six officers.
The blame for these disgusting anti-Australian attacks on the majority of peaceful citizens by several hundred Muslim immigrants can be placed squarely on the shoulders of the Labor party, the Liberal Party and the equally crazed Greens.
North Queensland MP Bob Katter has called for an end to all immigration tying the annual 600,000 influx of immigrants to job availability. Until the nation can absorb existing immigrants and place them in meaningful jobs, Katter says from today no more, finished, don’t apply.