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Oct 28 2020

Google Tightens Garrote on Breitbart Traffic

This gives an idea of how arrogantly ham-fisted the Big Tech ruling clique is about tilting the election in favor of their pawns. If you want information that does not favor Joe Biden — on the shocking Hunter laptop revelations, for example — you can only get it from the conservative media. Google isn’t going to help you find it:

In July, Breitbart News published data showing that Breitbart’s Google search visibility is down 99 percent compared to the same period in 2016.

RealClearPolitics later published data corroborating this, and showing that the same silent expulsion from Google search results has happened to a variety of other conservative news websites as well.

With the election approaching, left-wing information gatekeepers have become even less subtle:

It appears that Breitbart News links are being hidden on Google searches even when users search for the exact string of words in an original Breitbart headline. When links to Breitbart stories do appear, it is often below obscure websites that plagiarize Breitbart’s content.

Breitbart is not an obscure website, but one of the top five news publishers in the USA, according to the hardly right-wing Alexa.com (owned by Amazon).

What fossil fuels are to the economy, traffic is to the Internet. Google controls it:

Search ranking is critical for web traffic from Google. The search analytics industry has found that the top three search results on Google drive over 70 percent of clicks.

If you think Big Tech censorship is bad now, wait until Democrats consolidate control of Washington. Even bombshell stories like Biden’s influence peddling to the communist Chinese are likely to vanish without a trace.

On a tip from FrancesJohn.

Oct 27 2020

Microsoft Moonbat Calls for More Democrat Viciousness

Emily Freeman, Microsoft’s Principal Cloud Advocate and Modern Operations Advocacy Manager, said so much about the mentality of today’s Democrats in a single tweet that she had to take her account private (although it is still available here). Via the National Pulse:

Exactly how much money do I need to give the Democratic Party for them to pull their sh[**] together?

Get angry.

Get mean.

Get low.

We care about people. Awesome.

That doesn’t mean we can’t occasionally slide a knife between some [***]hole’s ribs.

This less than civil message resonated with her coworkers:

Fellow Microsoft employees, including Program Manager Alex Dupler, appeared to endorse Freeman’s tweet, asking “where do I sign up?

Big Tech has overcome the liberal establishment news media to become the primary gatekeeper controlling what information is publicly available. It has a political agenda that it pursues ham-fistedly.

People like Emily Freeman will be scarier still if they are able to exploit the Democrat Party to achieve coercive power over the unwoke little people in flyover country.

On a tip from Kate P.

Oct 22 2020

Twitter Roadblocks Kimberly Klacik

Esteemed countermoonbat Kimberly Klacik must be getting some traction, despite the unlikelihood of a Republican winning a seat in Congress from the ruins of Baltimore. She scares the Democrat apparatchiks at Twitter enough that they put up a roadblock to limit retweets linking to an article in the Wall Street Journal that makes it clear voters would be wise to elect her:

As became undeniable after the Hunter Biden laptop bombshell broke, Twitter aggressively suppresses speech that undermines Democrats’ pursuit of more power. Twitter is as much a publishing arm of the Democrat Party as the New York Times. The legal protections it wrongly enjoys as a supposedly neutral platform are an alarming reminder of how much leverage Big Tech has in Washington.

For now, at least we can still see Kim Klacik’s compelling advertisements on YouTube. Watch fast before they get banned:

On a tip from Frances J. Hat tip: NOQ Report.

Oct 21 2020

Why Twitter Censored the NY Post Article on Biden

Speaking on behalf of Twitter, AwakenWithJP explains why Big Tech used its vast power to suppress the bombshell story of Joe Biden’s influence peddling as revealed through emails on his bagman Hunter’s laptop:

It certainly is a relief to learn that the moonbats running Big Tech are not power-hungry oligarchs who will cross dangerous lines to interfere with elections, censor free speech, and step on the rights of citizens for their own gain — or worse yet, to impose their leftist ideology.

On tips from ScrewyPuppy and Lyle.

Oct 21 2020

Firefox Confirms Newspeak Dictionary Update

Mozilla was quick to force out its CEO Brendan Eich when he was exposed as having donated money to defend marriage. No one must question its commitment to political correctness. That’s why Firefox no longer offers a master password.

The Firefox support page “Use a Master Password to protect stored logins and passwords” now redirects to “Use a Primary Password to protect stored logins and passwords.” Here’s why:

Firefox is removing terminology from the browser that has been identified as derogatory or exclusionary. … ‘Master-slave’ is a metaphor that perpetuates racism. … Deprecating the term Master Password is also in accordance with the “Derogatory Language” section of the Mozilla Community Participation Guidelines.

The proscriptions listed on the Derogatory Language page go on at length. Even emojis can qualify as forbidden vocabulary:

Physical contact or simulated physical contact (such as emojis like “kiss”) without affirmative consent is not acceptable.

There is a hotline to report violations of the speech code.

In the war on language, the liberal media establishment is allied with Big Tech. CNN has determined that the term “master bedroom” is racist.

Derogatory language can always be found, so long as you look hard enough. The thought police will keep finding it until there is only one word left in the Newspeak Dictionary. Then it will be discovered that even the word “obey” is racist, and we won’t be allowed to use language at all. Only nonlinguistic whimpers of compliance will be permitted.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Oct 16 2020

Thought Purge at YouTube

It isn’t just Twitter and Facebook that have dropped any pretense of being neutral platforms. Google and its subsidiary YouTube are also devoted to purging the Internet of dissident thought. Jordan Bourne lists channels that were terminated yesterday morning:

• Destroying the Illusion

• Redpill78

• Joe M

• IPOT

• X22 Report

• Edge of Wonder

• SGT Report

• Spaceshot76

• Woke Societies

• Amazing Polly

• Truth and Art TV

• Patriots Soapbox

• Dustin Nemos

Big Tech has launched a blitzkrieg attack on freedom of speech.

Try to access Destroying the Illusion and you get this boilerplate:

This account has been terminated due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube’s policy prohibiting content designed to harass, bully or threaten.

That is, the account has been abolished for unspecified thought crimes. Google doesn’t like their attitude, so they have been canceled.

The Founding Fathers assumed that the primary threat to our fundamental rights would be Big Government. That has changed for the moment — or maybe it would be more accurate to say the nature of government has changed.

No one voted for the intolerant left-wing ideologues who control Big Tech. But they control communications. Through this control, they will continue to consolidate control of the government. Washington may soon have the same relationship to Silicon Valley that YouTube has to Google.

Biden had to choose a Woman of Color to be de facto president, for reasons of Cultural Marxism. But it didn’t have to be someone as charmless and frightening as Kamala Harris. She was chosen because she represents Big Tech.

On a tip from Steve B.

Oct 15 2020

Amazon Cancels Shelby Steele, Suppresses Michael Brown Truth

As the recent Biden bombshell makes obvious, Big Tech has gone full Soviet Union to choke off information that undermines Democrat power or the liberal narrative. The other day, Jason Riley asked, “Will Amazon suppress the true Michael Brown story?”

[A new] film, titled “What Killed Michael Brown?,” is written and narrated by the noted race scholar Shelby Steele and directed by his son, Eli Steele.

As the film documents, the politically correct narrative regarding Michael Brown turns reality on its head.

“It was almost absolute,” Mr. Steele said. “The language—he was ‘executed,’ he was ‘assassinated,’ ‘hands up, don’t shoot’—it was a stunning example of poetic truth, of the lies that a society can entertain in pursuit of power.” Despite ample forensic evidence, the grand-jury reports and the multiple Justice Department investigations clearing the police officer of any wrongdoing, “there are blacks today, right now in Ferguson, as I point out in the film, who still truly believe that Michael Brown was killed out of racial animus,” he said. “In a microcosm, that’s where race relations are today. The truth has no chance. It’s smothered by the politics of victimization.”

It was from this lie that the violent Black Lives Matter movement was born.

Steele offers constructive hope as an alternative to pernicious moonbattery.

One of the film’s strong suits is showcasing the words and deeds of everyday community leaders in places like Ferguson, St. Louis and Chicago. These people are far more focused on black self-development than on badgering whites or blaming society for problems in poor black communities.

The emphasis is on personal responsibility, which is anathema to liberals.

Jason Riley, Shelby Steele, and Eli Steele are all black. But they are the wrong kind of black. To paraphrase Joe Biden, if you don’t let leftists exploit you, you ain’t the right kind of black.

Riley raised the tragic possibility that Amazon, which was scheduled to stream the movie, would deep-six it instead.

Sure enough:

In an email, Amazon informed the Steeles that their film is “not eligible for publishing” because it “doesn’t meet Prime Video’s content quality expectations.” Amazon went on to say it “will not be accepting resubmission of this title and this decision may not be appealed.”

Those familiar with some of the crap Amazon Prime excretes as original content will be surprised to learn that it has quality standards.

On their website—whatkilledmichaelbrown.com—the Steeles offer other options for people looking to watch their documentary.

I’ll watch it for myself and see whether this has anything to do with “content quality.” Given Shelby Steele’s impressive background in documentary work (he won an Emmy for Seven Days in Bensonhurst), I will be surprised if the film isn’t excellent.

Considering how suffocatingly repressive Big Tech censorship of countermoonbattery is now, imagine what it will be like when Silicon Valley gets its girl Kamala Harris into the White House. Big Tech and Big Government will merge, re-creating the Information Age repression seen in communist China.

On a tip from Varla.

Oct 15 2020

Twitter, Facebook Censor Biden Bombshell

Most of us already knew that Joe Biden is a crook, and that he exploits family members to monetize his political power. What everyone didn’t know is to how aggressively Twitter and Facebook serve as appendages of the Democratic Party.

Thanks to the Streisand effect, word has gotten around that there is now a smoking gun regarding Joe’s involvement in his son Hunter’s Ukraine shenanigans. From the New York Post story that liberal establishmentarians don’t want you to read:

Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company, according to emails obtained by The Post.

The corrupt firm was paying Hunter $50,000 per month to be related to Joe. He is not capable of serving any other purpose.

Another email from Burisma’s Vadym Pozharskyi specifically asks Hunter for “advice on how you could use your influence” to help the company.

The blockbuster correspondence — which flies in the face of Joe Biden’s claim that he’s “never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings” — is contained in a massive trove of data recovered from a laptop computer. …

Photos of a Delaware federal subpoena given to The Post show that both the computer and hard drive were seized by the FBI in December, after the shop’s owner says he alerted the feds to their existence.

Possibly because it would cause political damage to a prominent Democrat, the politicized FBI apparently buried the laptop somewhere deep in the bureaucracy.

But before turning over the gear, the shop owner says, he made a copy of the hard drive and later gave it to former Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s lawyer, Robert Costello.

Otherwise, we would probably never know about it.

Less than eight months after Pozharskyi thanked Hunter Biden for the introduction to his dad, the then-vice president admittedly pressured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk into getting rid of Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin by threatening to withhold a $1 billion US loan guarantee during a December 2015 trip to Kiev.

The arrogant Joe Biden even bragged about it:

Given the context, Biden would appear to belong in prison for this.

Shokin has said that at the time of his firing, in March 2016, he’d made “specific plans” to investigate Burisma that “included interrogations and other crime-investigation procedures into all members of the executive board, including Hunter Biden.”

Silicon Valley and the liberal establishment media have cashed in the last of their credibility to keep Biden’s corruption hidden.

Via American Thinker:

Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday limited users from sharing links to this story on social media, claiming that the story was unverified and “potentially harmful.”

It’s not just Big Tech:

I checked the websites of CBS and ABC while writing this piece to see if their reporters were on the story. Zilch point nothing. NBC tried to twist the story into Trump desperation with this headline: “Trump hits Biden over unverified report on his son Hunter.”

Twitter even blocked the account of White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany for sharing the story. Twitter also locked the account of the New York Post.

In its supreme arrogance, Twitter reportedly even suspended President Trump’s official campaign account.

For his part, Joe Biden called a lid yesterday morning to give Big Tech/Big Media time to bury the story for him while he napped.

At least the Democrats don’t control Fox News yet:

The story is a bombshell. The attempt to hide it from the public is an even bigger bombshell. Unless we want to live in a country where stories that undermine one party’s power are systematically suppressed by the entire establishment, we need to be very sure that Big Tech and Big Media lose this election.

The laptop also included this picture of Hunter sleeping with a crack pipe in his mouth:

Elect Biden and party time really begins for corruptocrats, their relatives, and their cronies. But it will be a funeral for freedom of speech.

On tips from Varla, Bluto, Rapinhoe, Anonymous, seaoh, Mr. Freemarket, and KirklesWorth.

Oct 02 2020

Former Twitter CEO Endorses Firing Squad for Capitalists

Everyone knows that Big Tech is left-wing. What needs to sink in is just how left-wing. Dick Costolo offers an indication by calling for capitalists to be “lined up against the wall and shot in the revolution.”

Costolo was Twitter CEO from 2010 to 2015. Time has listed him among “the most influential minds in tech.” Fox Business reports on his current Twitter activities:

“Me-first capitalists who think you can separate society from business are going to be the first people lined up against the wall and shot in the revolution,” he wrote. “I’ll happily provide video commentary.”

Costolo was responding to a tweet in a thread about whether tech companies and business leaders should involve themselves in social justice issues.

“Social justice” means turning all dials all the way left.

Twitter has censored the President of the United States repeatedly (e.g., here, here, here), but so far Costolo’s call for violence is still up, days after it was issued:

Lest anyone dismiss this as hyperbole, recall that for months the USA has been under siege by violent rioters who inflict terror in the name of a Marxist organization, Black Lives Matter. It is standard procedure for Marxists to execute massive numbers of people when they take power. Over 100 million people were killed by their own communist governments during the 20th century, only some of them by starvation.

Tech giants ranging from Twitter to Apple, Amazon and Facebook have released statements and implemented policies that aim to address racial injustice on a corporate level.

To address the contrived issue of “racial injustice” in this context means to promote the ideology of Black Lives Matter. This is accomplished through gargantuan donations, by providing a platform for Costolo’s fellow malevolent fanatics, and by silencing dissent.

Current CEO Jack Dorsey gave an astonishing $10 million to promote the wicked activities of extravagantly paid racial arsonist Ibram X. Kendi, confirming that current Twitter leadership is on the same page as Costolo.

On tips from ABC of the ANC, Brian Brandt, and Mr. Freemarket.

Sep 29 2020

Jack Dorsey Gave $10 Million to Radical Racist Ibram X. Kendi

How crazy would you have to be to castigate Amy Coney Barrett on grounds of “colonialism” for rescuing Haitian children from poverty by adopting them?

Maybe not so crazy, when there are people like Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey throwing their money around:

For reasons that the future historians who analyze our decline will struggle to understand, there is big money in moonbattery.

Dorsey is one of a handful of people with a stranglehold on the flow of information. Twitter is so arrogant that it repeatedly censors the President of the USA for ideological reasons.

If Democrats prevail in November, that stranglehold will tighten. This is great news for malevolent lunatics, but not such great news for the rest of us.

On a tip from Bluto. Hat tip: Not the Bee.

Sep 15 2020

Biden C-Span Footage Banned as Child Sexual Exploitation

Imagine having a president who is so disturbingly handsy with little girls that footage of him from C-Span gets banned by Twitter as child sexual exploitation:

The issue arose after Texan progressive activist Johnny Graz argued that Biden should be investigated for sexual assault.

Jake Koenig responded by attempting to validate Graz’s assertion by posting clips from Biden meeting young girls at their parents’ congressional swear-in ceremonies in 2015.

Twitter locked Koenig’s account until he agreed to delete it.

The clip was characterized by Twitter as “prohibited” content that “violates [their] Child Sexual Exploitation Policy.”

Considering the mentality that prevails among the information gatekeepers of Silicon Valley, it was probably actually banned for making Biden look bad. YouTube has been caught napping by not banning this:

On a tip from Kate P.

Sep 07 2020

Censored on Google’s YouTube

At first, I didn’t understand why Google killed its ads on Moonbattery and stole the money it owed me for running them. An unspecified violation of their community guidelines did not seem like much of an explanation. But it is all clear to me now, thanks to this video by AwakenWithJP:

On a tip from Lyle.

Sep 02 2020

Facebook Rules Would Forbid Praise or Support for Black Lives Matter and Antifa

Kyle Rittenhouse appears to be a good kid who meant well by traveling to Kenosha to defend people’s property. He has been designated a demon by the liberal establishment, because he shot three rioters who were attacking him, killing two. Without evidence or relevance, he has been accused of the ultimate thought crime: white supremacism. Lest someone spoil the Two Minutes Hate, pointing out facts that contradict the liberal narrative on Rittenhouse can get you banned by Facebook.

Mark Dice is learning this the hard way:

It was interesting to learn that Facebook does not allow “praise or support of dangerous individuals or organizations.” They give examples of what they mean by “dangerous.” The first two are:

• Terrorist activity
• Organized hate or violence

None of the examples even remotely applies to Kyle Rittenhouse. However, the two above clearly apply to Black Lives Matter and Antifa.

Let’s see if Facebook bans praising and supporting these violent organizations, which are centered on hatred of the police and America, and which have been engaged in terrorist activities such as burning down businesses and attacking motorists on a regular basis for months now.

On tips from KirklesWorth and Lyle.

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