Almost half of Biden’s subscribers on Twitter are bots, analysts claim — RT World News

https://www.rt.com/news/555666-twitter-fake-accounts-musk/

18 May, 2022 09:16

Almost half of Biden’s subscribers on Twitter are bots, analysts claim

Nearly 20% of all accounts on the platform are fake, the same research says
Almost half of Biden’s subscribers on Twitter are bots, analysts claim
Almost
half of President Joe Biden’s 22.3 million Twitter followers are fake.
The findings were reported by Newsweek on Tuesday, citing analysis by
SparkToro. The same measure was used by Elon Musk to pause his
acquisition of the social media giant.

SparkToro, which operates a tool for identifying “fake” Twitter
accounts from genuine followers, looked at the official @POTUS account
and found that 49.3% were inauthentic. The screening process takes in
several factors, from activity data to profile pictures, to make a
judgment on whether there is a real person behind each account. The
share of bots following Biden is higher than for most accounts, the
company said.

Last week, billionaire Elon Musk paused his
$44-billion acquisition of the platform, claiming that the company was
wrong when it stated that less than 5% of Twitter accounts were “spam/fake”.
He claimed the actual percentage to be closer to 20 and said the buyout
price he offered to shareholders was based on the company estimate and
an adjustment was in order.

Musk and Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal
exchanged a series of tweets about the issue, with the executive touting
Twitter’s efficiency in removing inauthentic accounts from the
platform. Twitter suspends 500,000 fake accounts a day “usually before any of you even see them” and locks millions each week on suspicion of sending spam, Agrawal said.

SparkToro said
Musk’s assessment is accurate, based on their findings from a sample of
some 44,000 active public Twitter accounts. They classified almost a
fifth as fake.

The metric may vary significantly depending on
whether dormant users are excluded from the sample. SparkToro also
turned its attention to Musk’s followers and concluded that 23.42% of
active accounts and 70.23% of all accounts subscribed to his posts were
bots. Newsweek didn’t clarify whether the sample of Biden’s followers
analyzed by the firm was filtered for activity.

A
2018 SparkToro analysis of then-President Donald Trump’s personal
account, @realDonaldTrump, found that of the 54 million followers he had
at the time, 61% looked fake. Trump has since been de-platformed by
Twitter.

Republican Attorneys General Sue Joe Biden For Colluding with Big Tech to Censor Information on Hunter’s ‘Laptop From Hell’ and Covid — The Gateway Pundit | Truth2Freedom’s Blog

https://truth4freedom.wordpress.com/2022/05/06/republican-attorneys-general-sue-joe-biden-for-colluding-with-big-tech-to-censor-information-on-hunters-laptop-from-hell-and-covid-the-gateway-pundit/

Republican Attorneys General on Thursday sued Joe Biden, Jen Psaki, Dr. Fauci, Mayorkas and other Biden Regime officials for colluding with Big Tech to censor information on Hunter Biden’s laptop and Covid.

“Missouri and Louisiana just filed suit against Joe Biden, Jen Psaki, Dr. Fauci, and other top-ranking officials for allegedly colluding with social media companies to suppress freedom of speech under the guise of combating “misinformation.”” – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced on Thursday…

US is world’s ‘greatest propagator of disinformation’ – Senator — RT World News

https://www.rt.com/news/555011-rand-paul-disinformation-mayorkas/

5 May, 2022 11:25

US is world’s ‘greatest propagator of disinformation’ – Senator

Washington has no right to tell its citizens what the truth is, Rand Paul claims
US is world's 'greatest propagator of disinformation’ – Senator
Due
to its long track record of disinformation, the US government has no
right to tell the American people what the truth is, Kentucky Senator
Rand Paul has stated. He went to list a number of examples of where
Washington had lied to its own people, and the rest of the world.

During
a Senate hearing on Wednesday, Paul grilled Secretary of Homeland
Security Alejandro Mayorkas over the so-called ‘Disinformation
Governance Board’ his agency has announced to supposedly help social
media platforms filter out ‘fake news.’

“Here’s the problem: we can’t even agree what disinformation is,” the Republican Senator pointed out. “You can’t even agree if it was disinformation that the Russians fed information to the Steele dossier.”

He
was referring to the controversial and largely discredited report that
relied on info from anonymous sources to allege collusion between the
Donald Trump campaign and Moscow ahead of the 2016 presidential election
in the US.

“If you can’t agree to that, how are we ever going to come to an
agreement on what is disinformation, so that you can police it on social
media?” Paul wondered.

“Do you know who the greatest propagator of disinformation in the history of the world is? The US government!” he insisted.

In
order to back his claim, the Senator mentioned several examples of
false information being deliberately spread by Washington over the past
decades.

Among them were the so-called Pentagon Papers, which
revealed that the US government had been misinforming the public about
the scale of its military operations during the Vietnam War. The
documents were officially declassified in 2011, but the media had been
reporting on them since 1971.

Paul also mentioned “George W. Bush and the weapons of mass destruction,”
referring to American claims that Saddam Hussein’s regime had been in
possession of WMD, claims that were used by the US to justify the
invasion of Iraq in 2003, but were never confirmed by findings on the
grounds.

His other example was the Iran–Contra affair, which saw
top US officials secretly organizing the sale of weapons to Iran in
violation of an arms embargo between 1981 and 1986 in order to obtain
money to fund the Contras insurgent group in Nicaragua.

“I mean, think over all the debates and disputes we’ve had over
the last 50 years in our country. We work them out by debating them. We
don’t work them out by the government being the arbiter,” the Senator said.

“I
want you to have nothing to do with speech… You think the American
people are so stupid they need you to tell them what the truth is?” Paul added.

The
creation of the Disinformation Governance Board was announced in late
April. According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the new
body would help counter disinformation, which is being spread by “foreign states such as Russia, China and Iran,” and by human traffickers operating on the US-Mexico border, among others.

The
DHS gave assurances that it won’t be targeting US citizens. But critics
were quick to nickname the board ‘The Ministry of Truth,’ after a
fictional organization from George Orwell’s iconic dystopian novel
‘1984’.

WINNING: Textbook Companies Cave to DeSantis, Remove Critical Race Theory and Other Woke Content From Their Materials – Nwo Report

https://nworeport.me/2022/05/04/winning-textbook-companies-cave-to-desantis-remove-critical-race-theory-and-other-woke-content-from-their-materials/

Source: Cassandra Fairbanks

Textbook publishers are caving to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and removing Critical Race Theory and other “woke” lessons from their materials to meet the state’s standards.

Biden’s ‘Ministry of Truth’ is another propaganda tool — RT World News

https://www.rt.com/news/554906-biden-disinformation-governance-board/

3 May, 2022 13:05

Biden’s ‘Ministry of Truth’ is another propaganda tool

The so-called proponents of freedom and democracy
have given themselves the right to designate what the ‘truth’ is

@stillgray

Biden’s ‘Ministry of Truth’ is another propaganda tool
US
President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security announced last
week that it had formed a “Disinformation Governance Board” to fight the
spread of so-called disinformation on the Internet. While White House
spokeswoman Jen Psaki didn’t elaborate on how the bureau would operate,
she suggested that it would monitor disinformation on topics like
COVID-19 and elections.

Conservatives have often half-joked about
George Orwell’s “1984” becoming a reality, but it appears that the Biden
administration has decided to literally take a page from the book and
create a “Ministry of Truth”.

The board’s aim is to target
“disinformation,” but what constitutes disinformation? Many times over
the years we have seen complete censorship from government officials and
Big Tech social media companies, most infamously during the Hunter
Biden laptop scandal, which saw major tech platforms and politicians
painting it as “Russian propaganda.”

Allowing the government to
dictate what “the truth” is sets a dangerous precedent, as it instead
promotes desired narratives to bolster poll numbers, ratings, or nudging the citizenry into following government edicts – all on the basis of “trust us, we know what’s best for you.

Facts be damned. Just do as you’re told. This was seen multiple times
during the pandemic era, when both Dr. Anthony Fauci and then-Surgeon
General Jerome Adams hummed and harred over mask-wearing and social
distancing – first instructing the public not to wear masks, and then
much later calling it a necessity.

Gatekeeping discourse is a
surefire way to control the narrative, controlling what people see, what
they say, and ultimately – what they believe. It’s also an effective
means to silence dissent, and quash those who might speak out against
the regime’s approved narrative – or even the regime itself.

The
new Ministry of Truth is a tool, and there is no reality in which this
tool will not be used for bad intent – and it’ll claim to be doing it
all in the name of the greater good.

Unsurprisingly, the Ministry
of Truth was rushed into creation seemingly as a reaction to “free
speech absolutist” Elon Musk’s purchase of the social media platform,
Twitter, the de facto town square of political discourse and public
narratives.

With the relinquishment of Twitter to Musk, those who
control mainstream narratives fear they will lose out on an important
resource, and will no longer be able to promote narratives and fix
algorithms to sway public opinion – at least not with ease. There will
be pushback, and their positions are not ones they are willing to
defend, hence why the creation of this new tool is necessary. It keeps
the plebeians in check.

Free speech, which in Musk’s belief is “essential to a functioning democracy,
flies directly in the face of the Biden administration’s attempts to
crack down on viewpoints that contradict the regime’s official
narrative. And who better to head the Disinformation Governance Board
than Nina Jankowicz, who herself perpetuated several regime-approved
falsehoods?

Jankowicz, who previously advised the Ukrainian government on
disinformation and strategic communications under the auspices of a
Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship, voiced her support for Christopher Steele,
whose infamous “Steele dossier” on Russian election interference during
Donald Trump’s 2016 election dogged the presidency for years. Despite
Steele’s loss of credibility, Jankowicz hyped up the former spy in
August 2020 as being able to offer “some great historical context about the evolution of disinfo” when he spoke on a podcast about the topic.

It’s
worth noting that the infamous dossier, which included the unverifiable
claim that Russia had “kompromat” on Trump in the form of a sex tape,
has since been entirely discredited. Steele’s main source, Igor
Danchenko, was later charged with five counts of making false statements to the FBI. Jankowicz also repeated the unproven theory that Hunter Biden’s laptop was the product of a Russian disinformation campaign, spread by members of the Trump campaign.

Back
on the ‘laptop from hell,’ apparently—Biden notes 50 former natsec
officials and 5 former CIA heads that believe the laptop is a Russian
influence op,” Jankowicz said on Twitter. “Trump says ‘Russia, Russia, Russia.’”

She
attempted to distance herself from her remarks with the claim that she
was simply livetweeting Trump’s first presidential debate with Biden.
However, when solicited by the Associated Press in October 2020 for her
thoughts on the laptop, Jankowicz told the publication that “We should view it as a Trump campaign product,” dismissing the fact that the laptop belonged to Hunter Biden.

As detailed by Newsweek, Jankowicz continued to perpetuate doubt against the story, tweeting on October 22, 2020 that “The
emails don’t need to be altered to be part of an influence campaign.
Voters deserve that context, not a [fairy] tale about a laptop repair
shop.

In a consolidated effort to disqualify the New York
Post’s original report on Hunter Biden’s laptop as “disinformation”,
Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms banned the New York
Post and prevented its users from sharing the story weeks ahead of the
2020 US presidential election. The original report on the laptop has
since been validated by a comprehensive report about the ongoing federal
probe into Hunter Biden’s tax filings, published by the New York Times.

Twitter’s then-CEO Jack Dorsey later admitted to a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that censoring the report was a “total mistake,” and chalked up the decision to a “process error.”

Both
Twitter and Facebook heads were grilled over their companies’ perceived
anti-conservative bias and penchant for censoring so-called
“disinformation,” with the censorship usually aimed at conservatives.
It’s worth pointing out again that the now-discredited “Steele dossier”
had no problem gaining traction when it first ran on BuzzFeed.

Nina Jankowicz had no problem spreading actual disinformation while
helping to silence the truth under the auspices of “combating
disinformation.” Given her predilection towards perpetuating
anti-Russian narratives, one might ask if contradictory evidence to the
“Snake Island” and “Ghost of Kiev” hoaxes constitute forms of
“disinformation” in her book. After all, the mainstream media is chiefly
responsible for promoting these heroic war stories, both of which were almost immediately discredited by the Russian media – and later by western experts. Even Ukraine’s own propagandists
were forced to instruct the public to stop promoting disinformation
about the conflict. Would the Ministry of Truth move to silence such
attacks on its credibility?

Those concerned with the truth must do
everything in their power to resist the Biden administration’s efforts
to police the truth. To that end, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is one of
the few American leaders who has stepped up and vowed to fight back
against the Orwellian disinformation bureau.

They want to be able to put out false narratives without people being able to speak out and fight back, DeSantis said. “But we’re not going to let Biden get away with this one, so we will be fighting back.” Referring to the regime as a “decaying and discredited ruling elite in this country,” DeSantis said: “We
believe it’s essential that individual Floridians and Americans are
able to speak out against the false narratives trying to be jammed down
our throats by this regime.”

The
statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely
those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT.

Musk Makes His Move | PA Pundits – International

https://papundits.wordpress.com/2022/04/17/musk-makes-his-move/

By Gary Bauer ~

Unlike other American oligarchs, Musk is using his fortune to save American freedom.

Twitter is atwitter on the news that Elon Musk has made a bid to buy the entire company! This is the biggest business story of the day, but it’s really not about stock prices or business. It’s about political power, and the woke left is having a total meltdown.

As we recently reported, Musk bought a 9% stake in Twitter and was initially set to join the board of directors, but he had bigger plans in mind. Thursday morning, Musk announced that he’s offering to buy the company for $43 billion in order to take it private.

In a letter to Twitter’s CEO, Musk wrote:

“I invested in Twitter as I believe in its potential to be the platform for free speech around the globe, and I believe free speech is a societal imperative for a functioning democracy.

“However, since making my investment I now realize the company will neither thrive nor serve this societal imperative in its current form. Twitter needs to be transformed as a private company.”

This is a huge development!

The Fight For Freedom

Sadly, there is a relentless attack by the left on the freedom of speech in America at every level. University campuses, once the centers of free speech and open debate, today are centers of cancel culture, censorship and conformity.

As you know, virtually every media outlet in America is owned and operated by leftist progressives. That’s particularly true of the increasingly important social media platforms, where half of Americans get their news. But in the social media world, there is blatant censorship of conservative viewpoints.

Donald Trump is banned from Twitter and Facebook. But government officials from repressive regimes like communist China are on. The satirical site Babylon Bee has been shut down by Twitter. But the Jew-hating mullahs of Iran are still on.

The left owns social media, and it is determined to use that power to manipulate public opinion and rig elections.

What Musk has done is raise the prospect that the left’s monopoly on power could be broken. Depending on how it plays it out, this could be the biggest story in decades in the realm of politics and constitutional freedoms.

Unlike other American oligarchs who used their vast fortune to interfere in our elections, Musk is using his fortune to save American freedom.

The great irony is that the biggest counterattack in this war against free speech is coming from political liberals like Joe Rogan, Bill Maher and Dave Chappell. They are shocked that the modern progressive left has rejected long-accepted values of freedom, like free speech and free association.

For example, one liberal columnist tweeted that he is “frightened” by the thought of Musk buying Twitter, adding, “For democracy to survive, we need more content moderation, not less.”

Here’s a so-called “journalist” arguing for censorship! Not long ago, that would have been unthinkable. But it’s increasingly the norm.

Today’s progressive leftists are increasingly intolerant and totalitarian. They are the greatest threat to freedom and democracy in America today.

Biden Loves Masks

Just so you’re clear

Marina Ovsyannikova: German outlet hires Russian protester – BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-61071163

She will work for the company which owns Die Welt newspaper, reporting from Ukraine and Russia, it announced.

Last month Ms Ovsyannikova staged a protest on Russian television, storming her Channel One employer’s live broadcast with an anti-war placard.

From ‘Russian Disinformation’ To ‘We Don’t Comment On The Laptop’: White House’s Messaging On Hunter Biden’s Laptop Quietly Shifts — Conservative Review | Truth2Freedom’s Blog

https://truth4freedom.wordpress.com/2022/04/09/from-russian-disinformation-to-we-dont-comment-on-the-laptop-white-houses-messaging-on-hunter-bidens-laptop-quietly-shifts-con/

The administration has abandoned the ‘Russian disinformation’ claim…

Text confirms Hillary’s ‘conspiracy’ to steal election, says special counsel | WND | Truth2Freedom’s Blog

https://truth4freedom.wordpress.com/2022/04/06/text-confirms-hillarys-conspiracy-to-steal-election-says-special-counsel-wnd/

In a court filing late Monday night, the special counsel probing the origins of the Obama administration’s investigation of the now- debunked charge of Trump-Russia collusion clearly stated where all the evidence he has compiled is leading: Hillary Clinton, her operatives and her campaign formed a “joint venture or conspiracy” to undermine Donald Trump and bolster her chance of fulfilling her lifelong ambition to become president of the United States.

U.S. Attorney John Durham’s filing featured new evidence to back his operating thesis. It’s a text message showing Clinton lawyer Michael Sussmann falsely told the FBI he was not working on behalf of any client when he delivered to the bureau the bogus claim that Donald Trump had a secret communication channel with the Kremlin at the Moscow-based Alfa Bank to hijack the election, Just the News reported

In his filing Monday, Durham wrote that the “parties,” referring to Sussman, the Clinton campaign and researchers, ” acted as ‘joint venturer[s]’ and therefore should be ‘considered as co-conspirator[s].’”

The claim about the Moscow bank wasn’t the only bogus story Clinton’s campaign was peddling to the Obama administration to further her alleged fraudulent “joint venture” to clear her way to the White House. Last week, the Federal Election Commission fined Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee for hiding its funding of the now-debunked, anti-Trump Steele dossier.

The compendium of bogus, salacious claims against Trump – later shown to be sourced by anonymous Russian operatives – was the catalyst for Obama Justice Department’s investigation of alleged Trump-Russia collusion. It was the primary evidence presented to a secret FISA court to obtain warrants to spy on the Trump campaign.

The text message revealed Monday in the court filing – from Sussman to then-FBI General Counsel James Baker – will be used by prosecutors to show Sussmann lied to the FBI but then told the truth about working on behalf of the Clinton campaign when he later testified to Congress.

“Jim – it’s Michael Sussmann. I have something time-sensitive (and sensitive) I need to discuss,” Sussmann wrote to Baker on Sept. 18, 2016. “Do you have availability for a short meeting tomorrow? I’m coming on my own – not on behalf of a client or company – want to help the Bureau. Thanks.”

Durham’s motion said Sussman “lied in that meeting, falsely stating to the General Counsel that he was not providing the allegations to the FBI on behalf of any client.”

“In fact, the defendant had assembled and conveyed the allegations to the FBI on behalf of at least two specific clients, including (i) a technology executive (“Tech Executive-1”) at a U.S.-based Internet company (“Internet Company-1”), and (ii) the Clinton Campaign.”

In House testimony one year later Sussmann admitted he was operating at the instruction of his client.

“We had a conversation, as lawyers do with their clients, about client 1 needs and objectives and the best course to take for a client,” Sussmann told then House Intelligence Committee Republican investigative counsel Kash Patel. “And so it may have been a decision that we came to together. I mean, I don’t want to imply that I was sort of directed to do something against my better judgment, or that we were in any sort of conflict.”

Durham said in the court filing he will present evidence that Sussmann worked with the Clinton campaign, tech executive Bruce Joffe, identified as Tech Executive-1, and others in a “joint venture” to promote the Alfa Bank hoax.

The special counsel wrote that the “evidence, public information, and expected testimony clearly establishes by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant and Tech Executive-1 worked in concert with each other and with agents of the Clinton Campaign to research and disseminate the Russian Bank-1 allegations.”

Patel, the former House investigative counsel, worked with then Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., to expose the Obama the fraudulent foundation of the Trump-Russia investigation.

He told Just the News that the Durham “has just shown the whole world what major pieces of our Russiagate investigation revealed.”

“Hard evidence, emails and text messages, showing the Clinton Campaign, Fusion GPS, Perkins Coie, Joffe, and the media were all synced in August of 2016 pushing the false Alfa Bank server story, while also all working on the Steele Dossier matter,” Patel said.

“Durham submits all this evidence as ‘joint venture conspiracy’ under the rules of evidence.”

— Read on www.wnd.com/2022/04/text-confirms-hillarys-conspiracy-steal-election-says-special-counsel/

Bill Maher: The Left-Wing Media “Buried” Hunter Biden Story Because It “Wasn’t Part Of Their Narrative”

https://www.nationandstate.com/2022/04/03/bill-maher-the-left-wing-media-buried-hunter-biden-story-because-it-wasnt-part-of-their-narrative/?amp
Bill Maher: The Left-Wing Media “Buried” Hunter Biden Story Because It “Wasn’t Part Of Their Narrative” The mainstream media’s decision to admit – more than a year after the fact – that the Hunter Biden laptop story was, in fact, legitimate (and not the product of ‘Russian disinformation, as a procession of high-ranking Democrat spies…