O’Keefe: “Um, do you think this is going to get us banned?”
Meads: “It would be a good one to go out on.”
Sad face: Twitter and Facebook have seen $51 billion in combined market value wiped out since booting Trump from their platforms
Glenn Greenwald — @ggreenwald
Do you know how many of the people arrested in connection with the Capitol invasion were active users of Parler?
The planning was largely done on Facebook. This is all a bullshit pretext for silencing competitors on ideological grounds: just the start.
Related: Parler sues Amazon
Daily Mail: Twitter saw its shares drop by 12 per cent Monday as the company braced for pro-Trump protesters outside its San Francisco headquarters.
It rebounded, but is still down 5+ and shaky.
Twitter shares are off 6.6% in Monday morning trading, while Facebook shares are down 3%. Shares of Apple Inc. AAPL, -1.92% and Alphabet Inc. GOOG, -1.52% GOOGL, -1.50%, both of which pulled right-wing social-media app Parler from their app stores citing lax moderation policies, are off 2.2% and 1.7%, respectively. Shares of Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, -1.03%, which booted Parler from its AWS web-hosting platform, are down 1.4%.
In case you haven’t figured it out, the end game is to wall off access to social media tools by conservatives, even those they develop independently, so that the technology can be exploited exclusively by the left for political organizing and message control, in a repeat of their capture of the mainstream press.
So, that’s all that’s happening.
Big Media and Big Tech’s massive overreach has managed to change the channel for conservatives who were disturbed and confused about the events in Washington, and reunite them in anger — all before the week was out.
Good question: Why do you still have a social media account?
Related: Laptop repair store owner who discovered Hunter Biden’s emails sues Twitter for defamation
Google-owned YouTube shut down Dilbert Comic strip creator Scott Adams on Friday, stripping a video off the platform from the podcaster’s channel without warning.
“Google (YouTube) just shut me down,” Adams wrote on Twitter featuring a screenshot of the message from YouTube. “The video they deleted is no different from all of my other content. I assume they’ll come for the other videos soon.” […]
YouTube’s censorship of Adams follows a recent company announcement that it would be removing any content critical of the 2020 election process alleging widespread voter fraud tipped the outcome of the November contest.
After preemptively declaring Republican claims of deceptive voter fraud as a conspiracy remaining to be proven in court, YouTube is still host to a wide range of other dangerous conspiracies across its platform, from ideas that President Donald Trump is a Kremlin agent to the idea that aliens build the Egyptian pyramids.
Seventeen states, led by Missouri, are backing Texas in its bid to have the Supreme Court hear a challenge to the presidential election in four battleground states.
Texas sued Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia on Tuesday, saying the four states altered election laws for the November contest without authorization from state legislatures, violating the Constitution.
In addition to Missouri, the other red states pushing for Texas’s court fight are Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Indiana, Louisiana, North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, Tennessee and West Virginia.
You can download it here (pdf)
Facebook’s bots ban thousands of small businesses from advertising at height of retail season
The Times let itself become hopelessly slanted. Captive to organized feedback on social media. Beholden to irredeemably conflicted staff members. Consumed by internal demons.
Make no mistake: other media outlets are taking note. In this way, they are motivated to self-censor news and information, lest they draw the wrath of the mobs. One editorial figure at a major international publication who did not want to be identified recounted numerous pieces he has recently killed for fear of the organized backlash.
“They can bankrupt me,” he tells me. “Facebook, Twitter, Google — they can ruin you in a matter of hours. For somebody like us, they can destroy you. So what do we do? We pull our punches. To raise certain issues is to cut your own throat.” He continues, “The newsman in me says, ‘Tell the truth,’ and that sounds great. But if I do that and destroy [my publication] in the process, what kind of pyrrhic victory is that?”
Cruz vs Dorsey: Round 2
@HawleyMO: Under oath, Zuckerberg admits @Facebook DOES have “tools” to track its users across the internet, across platforms, across accounts – all without user knowledge. I ask how many times this tool has been used domestically against Americans. Zuck won’t say … A @Facebook whistleblower tells me it’s called Centra. Example below. Zuck said he couldn’t recall the name … he’s only the company CEO, after all
h/t Another Ian
Add WordPress to the list: The Treehouse is Deplatformed…
One week after the 2020 presidential election, The Conservative Treehouse received the following notification:
…”given the incompatibility between your site’s content and our terms, you need to find a new hosting provider and must migrate the site by Wednesday, December 2nd.”
h/t Martin in London
Dorsey Admits To Mob-Driven Censorship On Twitter During Heated Section 230 Hearing