We’ve stayed out of the sniping that’s gone on between Tim Pool and The Quartering over Eliza Bleu. It didn’t seem that important in the overall scheme of things. It just seemed too obscure to matter for our readers.
But this recap of the squabbling — A 30,000 Foot Perspective from The Bearing — was too funny to pass up. It pretty much sums up our perspective as well. Namely, the infighting was funnier than it was illuminating. Get on to something that matters, boys and girls.
Donald Trump’s Facebook page has been restored, Lauren Southern’s parents were banned from Airbnb, Eliza Bleu grift is falling apart, and more. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story.
Shadow banning, the ability of social media to reduce access to content without leaving any trace, is not only financially destructive, it’s also a psychological weapon as well. Bill Whittle and Alfonzo Rachel get personal on this topic in this episode of The Virtual Signal.
Dave Rubin of “The Rubin Report” talks to Vivek Ramaswamy and Jeffrey A. Tucker about Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta announcing major tech layoffs, especially in their diversity, equity and inclusion departments.
Four of the largest Big Tech firms have announced job layoffs totaling more than 50,000 this month. The carnage to date: 12,000 jobs at Google, 10,000 at Microsoft, 11,000 at Facebook and 18,000 at Amazon.
It’s not exactly clear which positions will be abolished and where. For instance, will Google trim its subsidiary YouTube, or other elements within its larger corporate sphere?
Also, why did all of the executives from these companies throw overwhelming support to Joe Biden, when Biden’s policies have obviously served as an albatross for these Silicon Valley firms? Here’s more from Tim Pool.
Newly dropped email files show that Twitter wasn’t alone in following government censorship orders. Facebook also ceded much of its content moderation to government censors, particularly as concerns coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Here, Kim Iversen interviews Robby Soave, an American journalist and senior editor at Reason. On Thursday, Soave released the Facebook Files. Much like The Twitter Files, these emails reveal how Facebook and its corporate execs at Meta were pressured to censor content.
Says Soave, “Meta gave the CDC de facto power to police COVID misinfo on the platforms; the CDC took the position that essentially any erroneous claim could contribute to vaccine hesitancy and cause social harm. This was a recipe for vast silencing, at the feds’ implicit behest.”
Twitter Files 10 drop courtesy of David Zweig, revealing pressure from the White House to censor pandemic-related information. Twitter outsourced censorship campaigns using decision trees and banned Harvard medical doctors. More from Robert Gouveia, Esquire, on Watching the Watchers.
So much worse than you thought. That’s the title of a new video from The Quartering. Now we know: T he FBI and CIA didn’t limit themselves to Twitter, but have also been linked to YouTube, Twitch and Cloudflare thanks to Elon Musk. We already were also aware that the FBI and CIA leaned on Facebook, so this scandal will only grow in scale and size the more we learn.
The term “sheep dipping” is commonly used in intelligence circles. It refers to how agents from the FBI, CIA or other spy agencies can be given clean new identities outside their old federal haunts.
Sheep are dipped to clean them up. Similarly, agents are said to come out all clean and shiny if they transfer over to, say, Twitter or Meta or YouTube.
Here, Steve Turley talks about the new light shed on this practice via The Twitter Files. It’s one of the bombshells exposing exactly how creepy and downright un-American these agencies have become. Time for the new Republican majority in the U.S. House to investigate further, and do some genuine sheep shearing!
Elon Musk dissolves the Twitter Trust and Safety Council. More from StevenVoiceOver.
Journalist Lee Fang (The Independent) releases Twitter 8, detailing a very cozy relationship created between Twitter and the Pentagon to conduct influence campaigns.
Kari Lake’s Election trial starts soon and Katie Hobbs and Stephen Richer do NOT want to participate. Arizona Judge Thompson issued his Under Advisement Ruling, which explains which counts will be charged at trial. More from Robert Gouveia, Esquire.
Elon Musk just dropped the biggest edition of The Twitter Files yet. The FBI was paying Twitter reimbursements for its costs to censor American citizens!
At last count, the amount of money reimbursed totaled $3.4 million, according to Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch. More from The Quartering.
Matt Taibbi releases a new supplemental to Twitter Files 6 that details new conversations between Elvis Chan and Twitter executives about pre-censoring incoming stories. Who is Elvis Chan, and what was his role in prior elections? We learned that Twitter was a natural landing spot for many ex-FBI agents.
Michael Shellenberger releases Twitter Files 7, which details the extensive FBI coverup of the Hunter Biden story prior to the story even being released. We discussed the unconstitutionality of prior restraints and remedies under 18 U.S. Code 241 in prosecuting those who conspire to trample our rights.
More from Robert Gouveia, Esquire.
Thanks to The Twitter Files, we have all seen how Twitter was overtaken by the FBI, its content management and censorship decisions orchestrated by former spooks. But Twitter was hardly alone.
Facebook, now known as Meta, was an even bigger nest of spies, with a much heavier concentration of ex-agents from the Central Intelligence Agency. Given how many former CIA, FBI and Department of Defense employees work at Meta, it’s not at all surprising that they ran a heavy-handed campaign to silence dissidents and especially anyone critical of the bloated American federal government.
According to an Alan MacLeod piece in MintPress News, ex-spooks are littered up and down the chain of content moderation command at Facebook, blurring the line between Facebook as a private company and Facebook as a partner of the government in silencing inconvenient voices that oppose the dominant establishment narrative.
Here, on The Jimmy Dore Show, Jimmy and comedian Kurt Metzger discuss the dangerous ramifications of having a team of ex-intelligence officers determining what Americans can and can’t see on social media. Much of the focus is on Aaron Berman, who runs Facebook’s misinformation department.
Twitter Files Prequel Episode: What happens when the world’s richest man acquires the most popular social media network…should be fine, right? More from John Handem Piette. Shout-out to Luke Rudkowski who discovered and promoted this cleverly done and imaginative video.
Meanwhile, Musk is polling Twitter users on whether he should step down as CEO of the company, and promises he will abide by the wishes of the majority. So far, that majority wants him to step aside as CEO. As of late Sunday night, the voting was running about 54 to 46, with 54 percent saying he should step down and 46 percent wanting him to remain.
The Quartering, which has gained more than 100,000 new YouTube followers since devoting daily coverage to The Twitter Files, hopes Musk remains, but also believes Musk is fully prepared to step aside and might have been intending to do so anyway.
After all, he will remain owner so he can chose a CEO who follows the principles he has pushed forward — more fairness and more advocacy of free speech as opposed to the rank censorship that previously defined Twitter’s existence. Besides, Musk probably does not have the time to remain as CEO. He has a bundle of other companies he owns and must manage so they don’t go astray, notably Tesla, but also Space X, Neuralink and others.
And truth be told, he can use this poll to pinpoint more of the phony leftist bots that have been ruining Twitter for the last few years. Now that’s smart!
One aspect to bear in mind when pondering The Twitter Files. These instances of censorship and blacklisting represent only the tip of the iceberg.
The sad fact is that pretty much every Silicon Valley business has followed the same trajectory as Twitter. Under the thumb of the FBI and CIA, they have been working to stamp out and shut down conservatives, using all manner of shadowbanning and blatant censorship.
Here, Dan Bongino surveys shocking examples of this bias involving Paypal, GoFundMe, Shopify, YouTube, Google and Amazon. The list certainly doesn’t stop there, as companies like Apple and Meta (formerly Facebook) have demonstrated they are also under the thumb of the leftists.
The solution? We must continue to expose the imbalances within these outfits in an effort to force them to treat everyone more equitably. The best way to accomplish that? Form alternative, legitimate companies that espouse conservative views, embracing free speech, religious principles and old-fashioned family values.
In this episode, we discuss Meta’s dramatic fall from the top, and the reasoning behind it. The company has surrendered 70 percent of its stock value over the past year — a huge reversal of fortune for investors who have grown increasingly disgruntled over CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
He has neglected Meta’s core business — originally embodied by the social media platform Facebook — as he pursues his Meta virtual reality dreams. How long can the company withstand his impractical stewardship? More from ColdFusion, an Australian-based online media company.