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Jan 15 2024

Facebook Allows Human Trafficking Ads

Facebook recently suspended Chaya Raichik again, presumably for revealing what liberals say to each other on TikTok. But don’t get the impression it is pro-censorship. Facebook is so principled in its support for free speech that it even allows advertising by human traffickers:

On Friday, former acting director of the United States National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, revealed that Facebook is not stopping Guatemalan coyotes from advertising their services to bring illegal immigrants to the United States.

In a post on X, Grenell said, “I’ve learned in Guatemala that coyotes are openly advertising on @facebook – 3 tries to get to the United States for $10k.” He added, “Biden and Zuckerberg don’t care.”

This is business as usual for the leftists at Meta:

In 2001, the issue had gotten so bad that Apple threatened to take Facebook off of the App Store amid human trafficking concerns.

The moonbattery is well over the top if even Apple is drawing a line.

“On Facebook and Instagram, unscrupulous employment agencies advertised workers they could supply under coercive terms, using their photos and describing their skills and personal details,” The Wall Street Journal wrote at the time.

Where you have human trafficking you will have sex and drug trafficking, entailing child sex slaves and poisons like fentanyl. But the important thing for Biden and Zuckerberg is that it advances the Democrat policy of displacing the American population with grasping illegal aliens from the Third World.

On a tip from R F.

Oct 02 2023

Toxic Masculinity Mars Anti-Male Tech Conference

Toxic masculinity is everywhere, according to the moonbats at Business Insider — even at a conference for non-men:

A tech conference celebrating women and non-binary people in computer science sparked a backlash after people said it was dominated by men.

The complaints were about the The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing which took place in Orlando from September 26 to 29.

The purpose of the event was to discriminate against men in tech hiring.

The event markets itself on its website as the “world’s largest gathering of women and non-binary technologists,” and tickets set back attendees around $1,300. …

[Product designer Lily Li] said she suspected that cisgender men may have “finessed” the system by pretending to be non-binary, or selecting “prefer not to answer” on their entry forms…

If you can’t pretend to be black, pretend to be female. If that won’t work either, call yourself “nonbinary.” It’s either that or get marginalized.

Insider found many more public comments on LinkedIn left by female and non-binary attendees where they expressed their disappointment over the experience, describing a place “over-capacitated by rude, disrespectful, and female-attacking men.”

They mean “attacking” in the Liberalese sense:

Some said they had been bothered and harassed and even hit on.

Clearly the eradication of toxic masculinity requires more than woke propaganda. Engineering the next mandatory vaccine to turn men into Dylan Mulvaneys might do the trick.

On a tip from Steve T.

Aug 11 2023

X Suppresses the Lawful but Awful

X’s ownership is an improvement on the repressive leftists who ran Twitter on behalf of the liberal establishment. But don’t expect an online utopia where free speech is sacrosanct:

X CEO Linda Yaccarino said during an interview this week that the company has new hate speech policies that “deamplify” content that is deemed to be “lawful but awful.”

According to the media, “hate speech” is why we should be denied our fundamental right of free expression.

Yaccarino, the former advertising head at NBCUniversal, made the remarks during a CNBC interview with Sara Eisen on “Squawk on the Street.”

Personnel is policy. Take personnel from NBC, and you can guess what the policy will be.

Yaccarino said that X has “introduced a new policy to your specific point about hate speech called freedom of speech, not reach. …if you are going to post something that is lawful but it’s awful, you get labeled, you get labeled, you get deamplified, which means it cannot be shared. And it is certainly demonetized.”

The purpose of the First Amendment is to protect speech that is “awful.” Speech that no one objects to requires no protection.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Jul 09 2023

Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy I: Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg — who aspires to replace the somewhat free Twitter with the heavily censored Threads — is among the most conspicuously progressive members of the ruling class. To showcase his leftism, he donates massively not only to Democrats but to groups devoted to destroying local police. The tsunami of violent crime that predictably followed the liberal establishment’s support of Black Lives Matter is of no concern to Zuckerberg, who has spent $43 million on private security in just the past 3 years.

Since 2020, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has donated $3 million to PolicyLink, the organization behind DefundPolice.org, according to investigative reporter Lee Fang.

The anti-cop group boasts on its website that its funds efforts to “diminish the role of policing in communities, and empower alternative visions for public safety,” though it fails to list what those substitutes may be.

CZI, which Zuckerberg founded with wife Priscilla Chan, has also donated more than $2.5 million to Solidaire, Fang reported, which seeks to do away with policing.

Solidaire reported in a June 2022 overview of its Defund the Police for Funders program that it proudly led the “Anti-Police Terror Project,” which claims to have played a significant role in stripping the Oakland Police Department’s budget of $18 million.

Oakland is a crime-ridden hellhole in which it is unsafe to set foot — unless you can afford private security like Zuckerborg:

Meta, meanwhile, increased its pretax spending on Zuckerberg’s security to $14 million in 2023, up from $10 million over the last several years…

In 2021, Meta reportedly earmarked a total of $27 million for an “overall security program” that ensured the safety of Zuckerberg, Chan and their three daughters.

Like Zuckerberg, Threads is a joke:

On tips from Jack D and KirklesWorth.

Jun 15 2023

Amazon Echo Shuts Down House Over False Thought Crime

If you can’t wait to see what the near future will be like under totalitarian liberalism after privacy has been abolished completely, jump ahead a year or two by buying an Amazon Echo:

Amazon reportedly shut down a customer’s smart home after the delivery driver claimed he heard a racial slur coming through the doorbell, even though no one was home.

Brandon Jackson, of Baltimore, Maryland, came home on May 25 to find that he had been locked out of his Amazon Echo, which many devices, including his lights, are connected to.

It took 6 days for him to regain access to his account.

The doorbell had given the automatic replay “Excuse me, can I help you?” This was apparently misheard by the delivery driver, who was wearing headphones at the time. Maybe he was listening the rap, which is known for incessant use of the forbidden (to some) n-word.

Jackson is black, and therefore incapable of committing racism per liberal doctrine. But delivery drivers can make mistakes. That’s why we need AI.

Drones might also come into play, in case thought criminals escape to a place where their houses can’t reach them.

On tips from Wiggins, Ed McAninch, and demRAT NEPO PlG.

Dec 28 2022

Rachel Levine Demands Censorship on Transing Kids

We already knew that the cross-dressing weirdo Richard “Rachel” Levine — the Assistant Secretary for Health extolled by liberals as America’s first “female” four-star admiral — is in favor of committing crimes against humanity by sacrificing children on the altar of LGBTism through horrific sex change procedures. We knew that the Biden Regime has relied on the suppression of information to achieve and exert power. Yet it is hard not to be shocked by the blatant evil as Levine calls on Big Tech to censor “misinformation” that would protect kids from having their genitals mutilated.

It has come to light that during a Zoom address to the Federation of State Medical Boards…

…Levine spoke about the need for the government to “address health misinformation directly” and specified that includes encouraging Big Tech to combat health misinformation “beyond COVID-19.”

The topic he had in mind is the transsexualization of children.

By now we all know that “misinformation” is any information or opinion that leftists want suppressed.

Pushing the Orwellianism that characterizes Democrats to the point of overkill, Levine declared that resistance to the exceedingly unhealthy “LGTQI+” agenda is “dangerous to the public health.”

As Joseph Goebbels observed, tell a lie big enough, keep repeating it, and sheep will believe it. Squeaks Levine:

“The positive value of gender-affirming care for youth and adults is not in scientific or medical dispute.”

“Gender-affirming” is Orwellian for “gender-denying.” In many cases, gender is “affirmed” by surgically removing healthy body parts so that woke parents of a transsexual trophy child can pretend their offspring is a member of the opposite sex.

The official called for tech censorship to quell any dispute on the subject, adding, “And we need to use our clinicians voice to collectively advocate for our tech companies to create a healthier, cleaner information environment.”

By this he means an information environment reduced to a cesspool of depraved leftist propaganda.

Levine has largely gotten his way:

Conservative journalist Ian Miles Cheong tweeted, “You’re not allowed to criticize Rachel Levine on other social media platforms. You will be banned.”

That is, social media platforms other than Twitter under Elon Musk’s ownership. Previously, the Babylon Bee was banned from Twitter for drawing attention to the incontrovertible biological fact that Levine is a man.

Levine, a transgender woman, made the statements in May, though the video gained newfound attention on Twitter just after Christmas.

Presenting our degenerate ruling class personified:

On tips from Varla and Chris Neilson.

Dec 11 2022

The Old Twitter Personified: Yoel Roth

Twitter degenerated into a propaganda tool of the Democratic Party prior to Elon Musk’s takeover due to the quality of its employees, which appears to have been on a level with Disney. For example:

Twitter owner Elon Musk is going scorched-earth on the company’s former head of Trust & Safety, Yoel Roth. On Saturday, Musk responded to the resurfacing of this 2010 tweet from Roth linking to a Salon article asking if high school students can “meaningfully” consent to sex with their teachers.

That the question even needs to be asked tells you a lot about the mindset of the man who, until recently, headed up Twitter’s Ministry of Truth — the same company that banned the use of the word “groomer” in July.

That the word “groomer” is accurate is confirmed by the groomers who want it struck from the Newspeak Dictionary. Calling groomers “groomers” was explicitly defined by Twitter as “hateful conduct. Libs of TikTok — which became famous for exposing LGBT groomers in the public school system — was repeatedly suspended.

Musk replied with a bombshell quote from Roth’s Ph.D. thesis — which was focused on the gay hook-up platform Grindr.

Roth proposed that raunchy sites catering to deviant sexual hookups “accommodate” children. This would be accomplished by “safely connecting queer young adults” — i.e., facilitating homosexual activity between children who don’t know each other. No word from Tony Fauci on how this might help contain HIV and other viruses.

Small wonder Twitter let child sexual exploitation stand even as it censored news stories that hurt Democrats.

Musk has been wise to purge most of his workforce. Afterward, he should have the offices fumigated.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Dec 01 2022

Eurocrats Demand Musk Censor Twitter

It isn’t only CNN “intelligence” analysts and Hollyweird has-beens like Alyssa Milano and Jim Carrey who have it in for Elon Musk for allowing more free speech on Twitter. Even Eurocrats are piling on:

Twitter’s decision to stop enforcing its COVID-19 misinformation policy has put another bullseye on Elon Musk’s back.

“In my view, Twitter now is jumping to the front of the queue of the regulators,” Věra Jourová, the European Commission’s vice president for values and transparency, told POLITICO.

Seriously, Vice-President of Values and Transparency is the title of a eurocrat demanding Twitter suppress what she calls “disinformation and illegal hate speech.” She must work for the Ministry of Truth — along with this guy:

On Wednesday, Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton held a video call with the Twitter CEO to tell him his company was not ready for the bloc’s upcoming content moderation revamp, known as the Digital Services Act.

“Content moderation” is a euphemism for censorship.

“There is still huge work ahead, as Twitter will have to implement transparent user policies, significantly reinforce content moderation and protect freedom of speech, tackle disinformation with resolve, and limit targeted advertising,” according to a Commission readout of Breton’s call with Musk.

That apparatchiks can keep a straight face while mixing demands for more censorship with pious duckspeak about transparency and freedom of speech confirms that we are living in a novel by George Orwell.

The French commissioner also said Twitter needed sufficient personal and technical capacity to comply with Europe’s upcoming rules, adding he would be monitoring its progress.

Maybe if Musk hires back Melissa Ingle he can placate the Euroweenies.

Next will come demands that Musk follow the lead of the totalitarians at Google and impose behavioral “interventions” to “prebunk” rather than debunk disfavored information.

On tips from Bluto, ABC of the ANC, and KirklesWorth.

Nov 28 2022

Moonbats Turn on Musk Part III

Even as moonbats rave about Russia and stop driving Teslas because Elon Musk has been allowing more free speech on Twitter, some speech will be restricted that was previously permitted. Consequently, Antifa has joined the jihad against Musk:

Musk called for members of the public to report violations of the site’s terms of service against child sexual exploitation and far-left extremist violence.

Numerous self-identified Antifa militants including several prominent organizers have been banned for calling for violence against Chaya Raichik, who operates the popular “Libs of TikTok” account, and Daily Wire host Matt Walsh.

“Incitement to violence will result in account suspension,” said Musk in response to journalist Andy Ngo, who explained that a large number of Antifa accounts operate on the website to promote riots and provide tips to each other on how to identify targets and commit violence.

Ngo would know:

“Antifa used Twitter to direct comrades to swarm me after I ran into a hotel following a violent street beating,” wrote Ngo.

Multiple users were banned shortly after having been reported to Musk for using Twitter to incite leftist violence.

Antifa — the Democratic Party’s comical yet dangerous answer to the Sturmabteilung — responded as you might expect:

Hours after the bans, Antifa militants took to the social media platform to organize arson attacks on Tesla locations around the United States, posting the addresses of Tesla service centers and dealerships.

Producing screenshots, Ngo remarked,

“This is just a drop in the ocean of years of violent organizing on Twitter.”

Meanwhile, under the old guard, the now-reinstated Babylon Bee was banned for observing that men are not women. You can see why liberals liked Twitter the way it was before Musk.

On a tip from Marty.

Nov 27 2022

Moonbats Turn on Musk Part II

The Experts at CNN do not have to wage their war alone. Tinseltown bubblehead Alyssa Milano joins them in combating the menace of free speech. Instead of virtue signaling by driving a Tesla, she will now virtue signal by not driving a Tesla:

Allowing free speech to even moderate conservatives like the Babylon Bee and Jordan Peterson (whose accounts have now been restored) is “hate and white supremacy.”

One problem:

Numerous Twitter users noted a flaw in Milano’s rationale to switch from a Tesla to a Volkswagen to fight “white supremacy.” Several commentators pointed out that Volkswagen was created by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party.

As noted by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum:

On May 26, 1938, Nazi dignitaries gathered near Fallersleben in northern Germany to lay the foundation stone for the Volkswagen Works. The Führer himself was present, predicting that this Volkswagen, initially known as the Kraft-durch-Freude-Wagen, or KdF-Wagen, would be “a symbol of the National Socialist people’s community.”

Volkswagens were even built by the slave labor of allegedly racially inferior Slavs.

But then, if Alyssa is still willing to use Twitter, which she regards as racist for allowing free speech, why should she object to driving a Nazimobile?

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Nov 27 2022

Moonbats Turn on Musk Part I

Elon Musk made much of his fortune on electric cars, which are sacred to moonbats. Yet all he had to do was promise to restore some free speech to Twitter for tolerant liberals to turn on him.

Did you think free speech is a good thing? Wrong, shrieks CNN:

Former CIA case officer and current CNN intelligence analyst Robert Baer appeared on the cable news network on Friday to discuss the opening up of Twitter by new CEO Elon Musk.

Roars Baer:

“Putin will be all over Twitter if there’s no regulations on this.”

Turns out free speech is a Russian plot.

In a Twitter poll, 72.4% approved of restoring the accounts of some who had been banned for failing to conform to leftist ideology. However,

Without evidence, Baer added, “And so when he’s talking about the popular voice, Musk, he’s really talking about Russian intelligence.” …

The CNN security and intelligence analyst bizarrely asserted, “And you know, this freedom of speech is just nonsense because you can’t go in a movie theater and yell ‘fire.’ It’s against the law.”

Beneath the skimpy Russia! Russia! Russia! fig leaf, the liberal establishment media is now saying outright that speech contradicting Democratic Party talking points should be illegal.

Nov 26 2022

Personnel Is Policy Part I

Twitter getting purged of much of its workforce is essential, because that is the only way free speech can be reintroduced to the platform. Leftism = depravity imposed by force, and if personnel is policy, you can expect nothing else from guys like Melissa Ingle:

Post Millennial reports that “Melissa Ingle was one of the many contract content moderators to be fired when Elon Musk took over.”

Kooks like Ingle are why Meghan Murphy was permanently suspended for referring to Jessica Yaniv as “him.” Yaniv is a Canadian chiseler known for shaking down small businesses for cash after demanding Brazilian wax jobs for his male genitalia on the grounds that according to liberal ideology, he is a woman because he says he is.

Naturally, NBC calls Ingle “her,” reminding audiences that the liberal establishment media will gladly report that 2 + 2 = 5 if it advances moonbattery:

The reinstatement of dissident accounts like @TheBabylonBee and @jordanbpeterson is encouraging, but Musk’s announcement that Twitter policy will be “freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach” implies shadow banning of accounts like @Moonbattery1 will continue.

Flushing out kooks like Ingle is encouraging too. However, there won’t be much point if other moonbats replace them. San Francisco tech workers are known for wokeness, not support for free speech.

On a tip from Jester.

Nov 14 2022

Ed Markey Menaces Elon Musk

The purpose of the climate crisis hoax is to provide a veneer of ostensibly benevolent intentions. Leftist Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), cosponsor of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal, makes it easy to see through to what lies beneath.

After making many $millions on government-subsidized electric cars, Elon Musk has betrayed the liberal establishment by indicating that he will allow free speech on Twitter. This enrages Markey to the point of letting his mask slip:

Markey demanded answers from Musk about Twitter’s verification process after the Democratic lawmaker colluded with a Washington Post writer to create a Twitter account impersonating him. …

In a letter, Markey demanded answers from Musk for the “haphazard imposition” of changes to Twitter because “[a]llowing an imposter to impersonate a U.S. Senator on Twitter is a serious matter that you need to address promptly.” Of course, Markey failed to disclose in the letter that he gave the Washington Post writer permission to impersonate him.

This is not about impersonation; the purpose is to put a scare into Musk so that he will not allow speech that contradicts the party line. Orwell would have called such speech “thoughtcrime.” Democrats call it “misinformation” or “disinformation.” They don’t have to worry about hearing it from the Washington Post.

Markey then drew attention to his complaint by going on Twitter to accuse Musk of “putting profits over people and his debt over stopping disinformation.”

“Putting profits over people” is boilerplate Marxist rhetoric. The reference to “disinformation” is a demand for political censorship of the sort imposed under Twitter’s previous owners.

Musk did not become the world’s richest man by being easy to push around. His response:

“Perhaps it is because your real account sounds like a parody?” Musk mocked.

“And why does your [profile picture] have a mask!?” he said.

That brought the mask off. Growled Markey:

Fix your companies. Or Congress will.

Biden too has threatened Musk, croaking about inflicting a federal investigation regarding his “relationships with other countries.” This is rich, coming from a swamp creature who openly boasted of using US taxpayer money to protect his bagman Hunter’s unsavory activities in Ukraine, and who required the help of Twitter to suppress information regarding his influence peddling to our communist Chinese adversaries. The media has been egging on Biden, asking whether Musk is a threat to national security.

Democrats may as well drop the global warming window dressing. By now we all know what we are dealing with: tyranny.

On a tip from Bluto.

Oct 26 2022

Open Thread

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

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