What Florida’s New Tech Law Means For Conservatives Online | PA Pundits – International

https://papundits.wordpress.com/2021/06/09/what-floridas-new-tech-law-means-for-conservatives-online/
By Douglas Blair ~ Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently signed a bill on targeting social media platforms, such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, for their repeated and aggressive suppression of conservative speech. The legislation would fine social media companies if they deplatform candidates for state office during election season, as well as make it easier for private citizens to sue tech giants.

DeSantis has firsthand experience of tech companies censoring content for arbitrary reasons. Back in April, the governor posted a town hall meeting featuring doctors from Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard medical schools on YouTube. In response to a question from DeSantis on the need for children to wear masks, the doctors all agreed that it was unnecessary. YouTube promptly took the video down for “medical misinformation,” then issued a statement saying it wasn’t politically motivated. That convinced exactly nobody, since YouTube already had a reputation for banning conservative speech it doesn’t like for the most spurious of reasons. Conservatives have already begun hitting back against tech giants on an individual level. One example is commentator and comedian Steven Crowder, who recently announced he would be suing YouTube over its inconsistent and targeted enforcement of its rules. As Heritage Foundation research fellow Kara Frederick explained, “In March, YouTube demonetized Crowder’s channel and issued his first demerit of 2021 on grounds that one of his videos contained COVID-19 misinformation. In April, Crowder earned ‘strike two’ under the pretext of harassment and cyberbullying. One more infraction in the designated 90-day window, and he will be permanently cut off from his 5 million YouTube followers.” (The Daily Signal is the news outlet of The Heritage Foundation.) While the individual actions taken by conservatives, such as Crowder, are a start, what Florida is doing will set the tone for how conservatives fight back against Big Tech on a bigger and more organized scale. Censorship by social media platforms is an existential threat to the conservative movement, but the movement has struggled thus far to coalesce around a single solution. This difficulty of finding standardized solutions is why bills such as the one DeSantis signed May 24 are useful. The battle to preserve conservative voices online must be fought on many fronts. In addition to the individual level, free markets must also be involved. There are private businesses that exemplify this principle of free market solutions. For example, Right Forge is a data-hosting company that refuses to take down content that isn’t explicitly illegal, and has a set of core principles based on the Constitution. Likewise, content platform Locals allows brands and creators to upload and manage their own community of supporters, with minimal interference from the larger platform. As the tech giants continue to strangle dissent, disgruntled lovers of free speech will create platforms that value liberty of expression. Companies that value free and open expression should receive conservative support, as that will begin to put pressure on platforms such as Twitter or Facebook to respect those values or lose conservative support. But just as importantly as individual or free market efforts, the fight to protect conservative speech should be waged in the states. The states, unlike the overly broad and all-encompassing federal government, can be localized test sites for the most effective solutions to censorship. Conservatives can see what policies are the most effective at holding tech companies to account, keeping them transparent, and preventing social media companies from abusing their power over public discourse. The war to preserve conservative thought and speech on the internet will be long and grueling. It’s good that state governors, such as DeSantis, are leading the charge, telling YouTube and its ilk that the right will fight back. Individuals and states must keep up the pressure. If we don’t, there might soon be no safe harbors left. Douglas Blair is a contributor to the Daily Signal and a graduate of Heritage’s Young Leaders Program at The Heritage Foundation . http://www.heritage.org/ Read more informative articles at The Daily Signal http://dailysignal.com/

TRUTH PREVAILS AS EYE WITNESS ACCOUNT SHOWS CAPITOL POLICE FIRED ON CROWD TO PROVOKE PROTESTORS BUT FAILED! – The Marshall Report – Trump:The American Years

https://americafirst.blog/2021/06/07/truth-prevails-as-eye-witness-account-shows-capitol-police-fired-on-crowd-to-provoke-protestors-but-failed-the-marshall-report/

We said this from the first moment it happened. But, the evil fake news and liar Pelosi, Schumer, McConnell paid cabal puppets lied and bore false witness! We all knew the reason they went to the underground bunkers is because they had paid thugs to bomb the Capitol but those weapons of destruction had been intercepted – but the evil coup plotters did not know this. Their evil plans were foiled and laid bare for all to see who had eyes to see and ears to hear the truth that they saw with their own eyes on the day this transpired!But it is well to hear that now FAKE NEWS CABAL can no longer lie against the truth!The Question is…why did it take so long to look at the truth instead of the fake narrative? Especially when during the time of its’ importance there were hundreds, if not thousands, of eye witness videos and reports? Why were those voices squelched? Was it because the cabal was so powerful? Or was it part of a broader plan?Eye Witness Account Of January 6th Riot Says Cops Fired On Crowd, Used Gas, And Tried To Bait Protesters, But They Stayed Peaceful

Source: TRUTH PREVAILS AS EYE WITNESS ACCOUNT SHOWS CAPITOL POLICE FIRED ON CROWD TO PROVOKE PROTESTORS BUT FAILED! – The Marshall Report

Trump triggers critics, promising to retake White House ‘sooner than you think’ in fundraising ad — RT USA News

https://www.rt.com/usa/525801-donald-trump-white-house-congress/

In a new GOP fundraising campaign, ex-president Donald Trump has promised to “take back” the White House and that Republicans will take control of both houses of Congress “sooner than you think,” sending his critics into meltdown.

The ad was posted to the YouTube page of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the fundraising arm for the Senate GOP, on Friday and was sent to donors on Saturday.

Critics blasted the former president’s most recent promise as “deranged” and “dangerous” as the video spread across social media. 

Trump’s message dropped ahead of a GOP convention in North Carolina on Saturday evening, when he blasted the Biden administration for “destroying” the country, as well as lambasting his detractors within the Republican Party.

“The one thing [the Democrats] have is that they stick together. They don’t have people like we do who go off on their own and do what they have to do,” Trump said.

As rumors swirl around his political future, Trump alarmed critics on Friday when he said in an interview that he may be interested in running for Congress in the near future.  Also on rt.com ‘Next time I’m in the White House… no more dinners with Zuckerberg’: Trump blasts Facebook ban, drops MASSIVE 2024 run hint

Speaking with right-wing radio host Wayne Allyn Root, it was suggested that Trump should become House Speaker, which the former president admitted was a “very interesting” proposition. 

“People have said, run for the Senate, OK?” Trump said following the suggestion. “But you know, your idea might be better.”

Ted Cruz accuses Facebook of censoring Covid-19 content ‘on behalf of govt,’ suggests users could SUE platform over deleted posts — RT USA News

https://www.rt.com/usa/525838-ted-cruz-covid19-facebook/

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has accused Facebook of acting as a “state agency” during the Covid-19 pandemic for the government and health officials like Dr. Anthony Fauci, saying this behavior should carry legal consequences.

Cruz used Facebook’s recent reversal on a rule to flag posts suggesting Covid-19 was man-made as proof that the company is on “behalf of the government” in a Sunday interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo.

“These latest breakthroughs have real consequences because it now is clear that Facebook was operating at the direction of and in the direct benefit of the federal government and operating as the government’s censor, utilizing their monopoly position to censor on behalf of the government,” the senator said. 

The fact that Facebook appears to be taking its policing cues from the government and officials like Fauci, Cruz said, means they may not be able to hide behind their usual “private company” defense as they are acting as a “state agency.” Also on rt.com Rand Paul says he and his family have received ‘death threats’ as result of clashes with Fauci on Covid-19

“When they say, ‘Should we censor this? And Fauci says, ‘Yes.’ And they censor it for the federal government. And then magically when the government changes its mind and says, ‘Oh, all those facts that were there a year ago, now you’re allowed to talk about it.’ They stop censoring it with the flip of a switch,” Cruz said, adding that the platform should be open to “very serious legal liability.” 

Facebook announced in February that it was policing posts that suggested Covid-19 had man-made origins, a previously ‘debunked’ conspiracy theory that is now a debated topic as investigations into the virus’ origins continue. The company announced this month they were reversing the policy after “consultation with public health experts.” 

Cruz alleges it was only government officials taking a lighter stance on theories that the virus was created in a Wuhan lab accident that prompted the social media giant to change their policy.

The Texas senator claims Facebook’s obvious reversal could and possibly should open them up to legal action from previously-censored users.

“If you went out and posted the facts that led a year ago to the very strong likelihood that the COVID virus escaped from a Chinese government lab in Wuhan, China, if you posted that a year ago and they took it down, I think there’s a very good argument you have a cause of action against Facebook,” he said. 

Cruz also turned his attention towards Fauci and the recent email dump as a result of multiple Freedom of Information Act requests, accusing the medical official of “misleading” the American people, along with Facebook. Also on rt.com ‘Have I been a bad boy?’ CNN’s Stelter roundly mocked for interview with Psaki asking what press gets ‘wrong’ in Biden coverage

“I got to say this email dump that came out makes clear that this is not just being sloppy, it is systematic, and it is systemically an effort to mislead the American people,” he said, referring to emails where Fauci is seemingly more open to Covid being man-made than than what he said in his public statements. 

Numerous Republican lawmakers have called on Fauci to resign from his position, citing the recent email dump and multiple seeming flip-flops on key issues. 

President Joe Biden said this week that he’s “very confident” in Fauci despite recent controversies, and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed Biden had no plans to push Fauci out of his position.

UN’s torture expert condemns persecution of Julian Assange as efforts to free journalist ramp up ahead of G7 summit | RT – Daily news | Truth2Freedom’s Blog

https://truth4freedom.wordpress.com/2021/06/06/uns-torture-expert-condemns-persecution-of-julian-assange-as-efforts-to-free-journalist-ramp-up-ahead-of-g7-summit-rt-daily-news/

Efforts to free WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from Belmarsh Prison in the UK were ramped up this week ahead of the G7 summit with an action in Geneva, a petition, and an intervention by the UN special rapporteur on torture.

Nigeria Suspends Twitter After It Deleted A Tweet By The President : NPR

Comment by tonytran2015: A private corporation wants to have a higher authority than governments. This is Karma in action.

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/04/1003506918/nigeria-suspends-twitter-after-it-deleted-a-tweet-by-the-president

Others mocked the government for using the platform to announce the action.

“You’re using Twitter to suspend Twitter? Are you not mad?” one user tweeted in response.

Denmark blocks access to BitChute over “coronavirus misinformation” | Aletho News

https://alethonews.com/2021/06/02/denmark-blocks-access-to-bitchute-over-coronavirus-misinformation/

By Tom Parker | Reclaim the Net | June 2, 2021

Danish citizens are reporting that Denmark’s National Police Cyber Crime Center (NC3) has blocked access to free speech video sharing platform BitChute on the grounds that it contains “dangerous information” and “misinformation” related to COVID-19.

The website is being blocked by some Danish internet service providers (ISPs) in response to a court order. Users of the providers Stofa and Telmore are reporting that they’re unable to access BitChute and being presented with a message noting that the platform has been blocked by NC3.

The full translated message states:

“STOP

The National Police Cyber Crime Center (NC3) has blocked the homepage that your browser has tried to access contact as there is reason to assume that from the website commits a violation of criminal law, which has a background in or connection with the covid-19 epidemic in Denmark.

The website is blocked due to a ruling from the court. If the police have decided to block a website, the possession will be within 24 hours from the blocking implementation submitted to the court.

If you are the registrant of the website that is blocked, can you contact the National Police at NC3 at POL-NC3@politi.dk.

Information on criminal offenses on the Internet can passed on to the police website at http://www.politi.dk.

Further information about the covid-19 situation in Denmark can be found at https://politi.dk/coronavirus-i-danmark”

The block appears to be site-wide meaning that Danish citizens aren’t just being prevented from viewing alleged COVID-19 misinformation on BitChute – they’re being blocked from viewing any BitChute videos, regardless of the topic.

Danish Twitter users have blasted the censorship by comparing Denmark to China, describing it as a “totally fascist police state,” and questioning whether the block violates Denmark’s constitution which forbids censorship.

The blocking of BitChute in Denmark follows some ISPs in other countries such as Australia also blocking access to the video-sharing platform.

Big Tech companies have also implemented far-reaching censorship rules against BitChute.

Last year, Twitter blocked all links to the site and then this year, it banned users from posting links to BitChute before eventually lifting the blocks.

Google also banned a third-party app for BitChute from its Play Store – a move that impacted more than 100,000 users of the app.

Facebook fact-checker for COVID-19 content cited major Wuhan lab funder

Comment by tonytran2015: Facebook is an ugly demonstration of indoctrination by anti-competitive big techs.

https://www.nationandstate.com/2021/06/02/facebook-fact-checker-for-covid-19-content-cited-major-wuhan-lab-funder/

Scientist has been at center of controversy and speculation for the past year. Go to Source Author: {Just The News}… Read more

Young Conservative Hit with Terror Charges for Posting Rifle Picture on Social Media is Granted an Appeals Court Hearing – Nwo Report

https://nworeport.me/2021/05/30/young-conservative-hit-with-terror-charges-for-posting-rifle-picture-on-social-media-is-granted-an-appeals-court-hearing/

Source: Nworeport

Last year, Big League Politics broke the story of a 20-year-old conservative who was kicked out of his university and hit with terror charges for posting a rifle picture on social media.

Lucas Gerhard was targeted by left-wing snowflakes on campus for posting the picture of his rifle on his private Snapchat account:

Because weak liberal women were put into a permanently-infantilized state by the mass media, Gerhard was snitched out to authorities. Lucas is now facing 20 years in prison because of this cruel injustice that has been perpetrated upon him by a corrupted system that has tossed the American people overboard.

The Criminalization of Dissent | Muunyayo

https://muunyayo.com/2021/05/29/the-criminalization-of-dissent-2/

One of the hallmarks of totalitarian systems is the criminalization of dissent. Not just the stigmatization of dissent or the demonization of dissent, but the formal criminalization of dissent, and any other type of opposition to the official ideology of the totalitarian system. Global capitalism has been inching its way toward this step for quite some time, and now, apparently, it is ready to take it.

Germany has been leading the way…