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Oct 25 2021

Jim Banks Suspended From Twitter for Saying Man Is Man

Twitter is a main component of our information infrastructure. Republicans don’t have to be President of the United States to get thrown off of it. All they have to do is state incontrovertible facts that undermine liberal ideology. For example, Congressman Jim Banks was suspended for stating that four-star transvestite bureaucrat Rachel (né Richard) Levine is a man.

Via The Hill:

Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) said Saturday that his official Twitter account had been suspended over a post he made about Department of Health and Human Services assistant secretary for health Rachel Levine, who is transgender. …

“The account referenced has been temporarily locked for violating our Hateful Conduct Policy. The account owner is required to delete the violative Tweet before regaining access to their account,” a Twitter spokesperson told The Hill in a statement.

Here’s the “hateful conduct”:

Banks has been denied his right of free speech for stating the biological equivalent of 2 + 2 = 4.

As he notes,

“My tweet was a statement of fact. Big Tech doesn’t have to agree with me, but they shouldn’t be able to cancel me. If they silence me, they will silence you.”

Despite the unpunished political violence of Black Lives Matter and Antifa and the police state treatment of the January 6 rioters, this is still a soft tyranny for now. But it is already totalitarian in nature.

Soon stating any fact whatsoever that conflicts with the depraved ideology of our degenerate ruling class will result in getting silenced.

On tips from Dragon’s Lair and Franco.

Oct 13 2021

YouTube Temporarily Bans American Principles Project

Now that Google’s YouTube has established that it can ban anything it unilaterally decrees to be Covid “misinformation,” it stands to reason that it can ban anything whatsoever. It banned former top Trump advisor Stephen Bannon’s War Room podcast, because liberals don’t like Bannon. Then it banned the pro-family American Principles Project for uploading three interview clips from War Room that included members of its staff, suppressing its entire archive of videos going back to 2013.

As often happens in a soft tyranny, the censors relented when they got pushback. The American Principles Project page has been restored for now — but with a firm warning that serves the purpose of chilling dissident speech.

There may be other reasons APP got hit with the ban hammer:

The American Principles Project – especially through its Director of Policy Jon Schweppe – has recently waged an overt war with establishment Republican groups who have been taking money from Big Tech and supporting their censorship policies. The story finds its roots in a National Pulse exposé from June 2020, which listed the conservative groups that take money or influence from Big Tech lobbyists.

No one who values the right to speak freely should rely on Google/YouTube or any other corrupt Big Tech behemoth. They stand ready to gag anyone who steps out of line at any moment.

On a tip from Blackjack.

Oct 06 2021

Feds Have Google Track Searches

It isn’t enough to sic the FBI on concerned parents who speak up at schoolboard meetings. Big Government likes to be proactive, identifying potential domestic terrorists before they commit their misdeeds. Thanks to secretly issued warrants, a simple Google search to learn the names of local schoolboard members can give away a thought criminal:

[F]ederal investigators have started using new “keyword warrants” and used them to ask Google to provide them information on anyone who searched a victim’s name or their address during a particular year, an accidentally unsealed court document that Forbes found shows.

The word “victim” in this context could mean “anyone the government sides with.”

The threat to our freedom and privacy is so alarming, the ACLU was jarred out of its moonbattery long enough to remember what it is supposed to be about:

“Trawling through Google’s search history database enables police to identify people merely based on what they might have been thinking about, for whatever reason, at some point in the past,” Jennifer Granick, surveillance and cybersecurity counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union, told Forbes.

Fortunately, countermoonbats tend to know better than to use Google, whose algorithms suppress websites for having a conservative orientation.

On tips from MrRightWingDave and Chris Neilson.

Oct 01 2021

60 Minutes to Reveal Facebook Is Insufficiently Repressive

Amazingly enough, 60 Minutes is still on the air, even after frittering away the last dregs of its credibility. Moonbats won’t want to miss it this Sunday, when a whistleblowing insider reveals that Facebook is not sufficiently hostile to free speech to satisfy the CBS thought police:

A former Facebook employee says … Facebook is lying to the public and investors about the effectiveness of its campaigns to eradicate hate, violence and misinformation from its platforms. …

Ahead of the 2020 election, Facebook put safety systems in place in part to reduce the spread of misinformation.

“Misinformation” can be defined as any opinions or factual information contradicting the current party line.

Most of those changes were turned off after the election. She says this is an example of Facebook prioritizing growth over safety and calls it a betrayal of democracy.

Like safeguards against voter fraud, free speech is a betrayal of democracy according to Democrats.

Facebook went out of its way to censor information that might have averted Biden’s election. But CBS is still not satisfied.

It doesn’t occur to liberal media propagandists that after reverence for free speech has been killed off, a shift in power could put them out of business.

On a tip from Jack S.

Sep 18 2021

Implementing Covid Policy With iPhone 13

Big Tech is moving beyond the integration of leftist politics into its censorship policies and is now imposing moonbattery directly through hardware. The merger of Big Tech and Big Government will soon be complete. Once again, the Babylon Bee reports the news just before it happens for real:

Such rebels, those conformist Apple hipsters.

On tips from Dragon’s Lair and Stormfax.

Sep 16 2021

Blood on Biden’s Hands

The leftists at Fakebook do not want you to hear John Ondrasik’s song “Blood on My Hands”:

With unusual speed, Facebook has blocked a Grammy-nominated songwriter from promoting his new tune that pays tribute to U.S. troops in Afghanistan and whacks President Joe Biden’s bumbled withdrawal.

On John Ondrasik’s page, Facebook said it was blocking an ad to promote his new song, “Blood on my hands,” because “it doesn’t comply with our advertising policies.” The reason was unclear…

On the contrary, the reason is plenty clear when you consider that ham-fisted Big Tech censors and the Democrat Party they helped install in power are two heads on the same Ghidra-like monstrosity.

As Ondrasik notes on his website,

America was built on the foundational freedom to criticize one’s leaders and hold them accountable. It is what separates us from our communist and dictatorship adversaries. How else can we as a nation learn from our mistakes and make better decisions moving forward without honest reflection on our actions? To date, I have not seen that accountability.

Shut up, the liberal establishment personified by Biden responds. But YouTube hasn’t censored his song yet:

Hat tip: Not the Bee.

Aug 01 2021

YouTube Suspends Sky News Australia

Australia has gone nuts with Covid tyranny, but at least it has Sky News, which offers an alternative to leftist propaganda. However, Sky News Australia will be harder to access, thanks to tyranny inflicted from abroad by Google’s YouTube:

Sky News Australia has been temporarily suspended by YouTube following a review of old videos published to the channel.

For now, it is suspended for 1 week on charges of permitting viewpoints that do not conform to Google/YouTube’s politicized Covid policies.

Sky News Australia has 1.85 million YouTube subscribers.

The Sky News Australia YouTube channel has published more than 20,000 videos over the past year.

No doubt Google employees with the same job title as Winston Smith are pouring over each one to determine which must go down the memory hole before Sky News Australia will be allowed back on the information highway.

It was recently revealed that Sky News Australia has become one of the country’s most engaging news brands across multiple digital platforms and is reaching more than a third of all Australians each month.

That’s why it needs its kneecaps cracked by the Big Tech overlords on behalf of ideological homogeneity.

This is political censorship at the Soviet Union level. It makes no difference that technically Google is not a government. It controls the information infrastructure, and suppresses information that does not suit its leftist ideology, just as a totalitarian government would do. This is not consistent with a free society.

On tips from Python and R F.

Jul 30 2021

Jihad Watch Blog Listed for “Violent Extremism”

They are serious about shutting down political dissent. The Big Tech stranglehold on information was already instrumental in putting Biden’s handlers in control of the White House. Now Big Government and Big Tech can work together to crush resistance to the liberal agenda. The situation is rapidly getting worse, as antiterror precautions originally justified by the threat of Islam are applied to normal Americans for not embracing leftism:

Back in 2017, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube founded the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). GIFCT shares terrorism data among Big Tech companies, enabling them to flag and remove terrorist content. On Monday, GIFCT announced that it significantly expanded the types of extremist content in its database, aiming to crack down on material from white supremacists and far-right militias.

They are using the Southern Poverty Law Center as a source to identify “extremists.” The irony is excruciating, considering that SPLC is in business to whip up hatred against the perceived enemies of the extreme left.

Floyd Corkins also used SPLC as a source. He was guided by its “Hate Map” to the offices of the Family Research Council. There he shot a security guard, who was able to prevent further bloodshed. Corkins’ intention was to commit mass murder and smear Chick-fil-A sandwiches on the faces of his victims in a straightforward act of terrorism on behalf of the LGBT movement.

GIFCT categorizes supposed threats on four levels: Level 0, Partisanship; Level 1, Fringe Group; Level 2, Violent Extremism; Level 3, Terrorism. Jihad Watch is listed at Level 2, Violent Extremism.

A blog just misses being categorized as an act of terrorism — for being critical of terrorism. Liberals are out-Orwelling Orwell.

As noted at PJ Media,

The GIFCT announcement seems particularly ominous given recent moves in the Biden administration and among Big Tech companies. President Biden has fought to root out “extremism” in the military and “domestic terrorism” in America, efforts that seem targeted at conservatives. Facebook has started its own campaign against “extremism,” eerily echoing the administration.

When the progressives in charge say “extremism,” they mean anything that challenges their own alarmingly extreme ideology.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Jul 15 2021

Facebook Is Banning the Criticism of Ideas

Democrats cannot explicitly ban criticism of ideas, because they don’t have the leverage yet to abolish the Constitution. So they outsource censorship to Big Tech. In strict technical terms, Facebook is not a branch of the government that it helped install in power, so it isn’t unconstitutional for Zuckerberg’s minions to censor criticism of ideas the government does not want people questioning.

Previously, speech could only be suppressed if it was likely to result in imminent physical harm. Thanks to a policy update, words only have to be deemed by the leftists at Fakebook to be “likely to contribute to imminent … discrimination” against preferred identity groups. That is, anything seen as a challenge to moonbat ideology can be banned, on the grounds that all speech liberals don’t like is “hate speech.”

Liz Wheeler explains how this policy might be used to suppress speech deemed critical of communist China, the Palestinian Authority, the radical LGBT agenda, feminism, et cetera:

Needless to say, the policy will be used to repress pushback against critical race theory, the primary wrecking ball progressives have been using to demolish America.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Jul 05 2021

Big Tech Sides With ChiComs

America has done more to improve the human condition than any other nation. The communist regime running China has killed more of its own people than any other, including as many as 80 million just under Mao. Who do you suppose Big Tech favors? That’s right, the Chinese Communist Party:

A human rights group that attracted millions of views on YouTube to testimonies from people who say their families have disappeared in China’s Xinjiang region is moving its videos to little-known service Odysee after some were taken down by the Google-owned streaming giant, two sources told Reuters. …

Serikzhan Bilash, a Xinjiang-born Kazakh activist who co-founded the channel and has been arrested multiple times for his activism, said government advisors told him five years ago to stop using the word “genocide” to describe the situation in Xinjiang – an order he assumed came from pressure from China’s government on Kazakhstan.

China has reached Stage 10.

Atajurt Kazakh Human Rights’ channel has published nearly 11,000 videos on YouTube totaling over 120 million views since 2017, thousands of which feature people speaking to camera about relatives they say have disappeared without a trace in China’s Xinjiang region, where UN experts and rights groups estimate over a million people have been detained in recent years.

Not that this is any concern of American liberals, who continue to support ChiCom tools like LeBron James and even Joe Biden.

Lame excuses offered by YouTube for blocking the videos include accusations of “cyberbullying” (which can be defined as “saying something Big Tech cyberbullies don’t want heard”) and supposedly promoting criminal organizations.

The most violent criminal organization in the history of the human race is the Chinese Communist Party, yet Google has no problem with it.

As for Twitter,

Life isn’t as “nuanced” as liberals would like you to believe. There are good guys and bad guys. Big Tech is controlled by the bad guys.

On tips from ABC of the ANC and Anonymous.

Jul 02 2021

Facebook Asks About Your “Extremist” Friends

We have known for some time that Facebook collects too much information on us. But for leftists, too much is never enough. Facebook now asks users to report it when they encounter “extremism” — i.e., countermoonbattery.

Via Post Millennial:

There appear to be two different messages that certain Facebook users are receiving. One message asks “Are you concerned that someone you know is becoming an extremist?”

The other message comes to users by their names, and states “You may have been exposed to harmful extremist content recently,” going on to state that “Violent groups try to manipulate your anger and disappointment. You can take action now to protect yourself and others.”

Both messages feature a “Get Support” button. Presumably, clicking on it puts you through to Big Tech’s extragovernmental version of East Germany’s Stasi.

Whether the information collected remains extragovernmental is doubtful.

Consider that Joe Biden, the Pentagon, the FBI, and the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice have all explicitly stated that “white supremacy” is their greatest security concern. Then consider that among the liberal ruling class, “extremism” means the same thing as “white supremacy”: opposition to the Democratic Party and its leftist ideology.

Collecting information on thought criminals isn’t the only goal. Facebook is trying to scare dissidents. Under Democrat rule, America increasingly resembles communist China. If you get a message like this in China, you know the next time they catch you looking at forbidden websites, you will be on your way to a concentration camp in Xinjiang province:

Big Tech was instrumental in helping Biden’s handlers secure power. With their success, totalitarianism is no longer an ominous specter on the horizon; it has arrived. Now it is just a matter of how quickly leftists can consolidate their power, and what they will do with it. Students of history know that it will not be used benevolently.

On tips from Wiggins, Mr. Freemarket, and KirklesWorth. Hat tip: Twitchy.

Jun 20 2021

A Refreshing Message for Mark Zuckerberg

Roger Waters has some wacky views, but at least he also has principles. If more people did, we could keep tyranny at bay by resisting the stick of cancelation and the carrot of big money from nefarious sectors like Big Tech.

Language alert:

On a tip from Chris Neilson.

Jun 19 2021

Twitter Begins to Merge With Democratic Party

For now, the tyranny is largely decentralized, because the Constitution forbids the sort of ham-fisted political censorship inflicted by Big Tech monopolists like Twitter and Facebook. But as the Democratic Party consolidates power, this arrangement becomes less necessary. Already, it is hard to say where the Democratic Party stops and Big Tech begins:

Via Twitchy:

Nothing to see here.

Just some redacted docs explaining how California Democrats have access to a rapid response team at Twitter.

A team that removes tweets at the request of Democrats.

If they ram through HR1/S1/For the People Act, then pack the Supreme Court to prevent it from begin overturned, the whole country will turn into California, where their demographic transformation strategy has already secured single-party rule. Not that Democrats don’t work directly with Twitter to smother dissent at the national level already.

Every minute Democrats remain in power, more freedom will be lost.

On a tip from Anonymous.

Jun 10 2021

Amazon Sells Blue Lives Murder Products but Not…

Hypocrisy is prominent among the characteristics that make our liberal rulers insufferable. Everything that does not support their agenda is subject to cancelation. Yet they squawk pieties about freedom and choice. For example, the totalitarians at Amazon, who took down Parler out of sheer partisan repression, tell us that the reason they sell “Blue Lives Murder” memorabilia (t-shirts, headscarves, caps, bandannas, etc) is that they want to provide customers “with the widest possible selection” of products.

Coming from the Bezos people, this lie is grotesque. As noted at the Washington Free Beacon,

Amazon has cracked down on other political products, including a “Joe and the Hoe” T-shirt, for violating its “selling guidelines.”

The “Hoe” refers to Kamala Harris, whose only notable qualification, other than being a Woman of Color and as far left as you can go, is her willingness to exchange sexual favors with a man 30 years her senior for political advancement.

The site also banned Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally because, the platform said, it “frame[d] LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness.”

Only a few years ago, no reasonable person would have denied that what is now called “LGBTQ+ identity” is mental illness. Now, products are banned by Amazon for suggesting it. We can only guess what facts might be banned in the future. But calling the police murderers and implying that violence against them is justified won’t be banned, because the people running the company endorse this sentiment.

The looting of Amazon trucks by Black Lives Matter thugs taught them nothing. To be progressive is to be impervious to experience.

The Blaze provides other exceptions to Amazon’s commitment to the widest possible selection:

In February, Amazon pulled a documentary about conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas during Black History Month without explanation. And in 2019, the company kowtowed to the progressive Council on American-Islamic Relations and removed a litany of products — including bath mats and doormats — considered offensive to Muslims.

Since September 11, 2001, anything offensive to Muslims offends moonbats too.

The Rebel flag that graces the covers of classic Southern rock albums because it represents the culture and heritage of the South is unavailable at Amazon. But advocates of political violence will have no problem finding Black Lives Matter and Antifa flags.

Amazon, like the rest of the Big Tech world, proves that you do not have to be the government to impose authoritarianism. Selective censorship is tyranny.

On a tip from Varla.

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