Parler has found a new webhost.
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
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?
In 1996, Congress passed the Communications Decency Act, a law meant to crack down on digital smut. From a decency perspective, the legal standard that had emerged from the CompuServe and Prodigy lawsuits seemed, well, perverse. Prodigy was liable because it had tried to do the right thing; CompuServe was immune because it had not. So Section 230 of the act stipulated that providers of internet forums would not be liable for user-posted speech, even if they selectively censored some material.
Much of the Communications Decency Act was quickly struck down by the Supreme Court, but Section 230 survived. It quietly reshaped our world. Courts interpreted the law as giving internet services a so-called safe harbor from liability for almost anything involving user-generated material. The Electronic Frontier Foundation describes Section 230 as “one of the most valuable tools for protecting freedom of expression and innovation on the Internet.” The internet predated the law. Yet the legal scholar Jeff Kosseff describes the core of Section 230 as “the twenty-six words that created the internet,” because without it, the firms that dominate the internet as we have come to know it could not exist. Maybe that would be a good thing.
@KimZetter Someone asked me to provide a simple description of what this SolarWinds hack is all about. So for anyone who is confused by the technical details, here’s a thread with a simplified explanation of what happened and what it means.
In a demonstration of corporate integrity, Solarwinds has pulled the page listing their customers.
SolarWinds, whose software updates were hijacked to breach U.S. government agencies, was warned last year that its update server was accessible with the password "SolarWinds123" – Reuters
— BNO News (@BNONews) December 15, 2020
Facebook’s bots ban thousands of small businesses from advertising at height of retail season
BINGO! Edward Solomon has figured out the voting machine Algorithm in Philly, explained in this video. Brilliant work.
Dominion uses a set of several different integer ratios, assigns each, such as 1:18 (1 T vote for 18 B), to two, three or four precincts. Then every time the citywide system has a global update, each of those ratios transfer to a different set of precincts, where the vote counts conform to the assigned ratios until the next global update, when the ratios transfer again to a new set of precincts. Then the votes from the new set conform to the assigned ratios until the next reset- and so on. Hard to catch but dominion is clearly applying an algorithm to adjust the votes, and is doing it by sliding the ratios from precinct to precinct over time.
Related: What law firm is representing Dominion voting systems?
At Rebel News — Dominion Voting Systems shared office is INCUBATOR for radical left-wing organizations
Unconfirmed: Dominion may have vacated their Toronto offices.
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
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
Related: What the Facebook insider wanted to impress upon me, however, was how Facebook’s partisan tilt is common knowledge inside the firm. He had the secret chats to prove it.
The federal suit, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, alleges Google violated the Sherman Act with its search monopoly. The DOJ is seeking to stop Google from engaging in the anticompetitive behavior that has resulted in “harmful effects,” and asks the court to “enter structural relief as needed to cure any anticompetitive harm” along with other potential remedies. On a press call Tuesday, Justice Department officials declined to detail what “structural relief” could mean in this case.
The document is here.
Speaking of Google…
Google Search: Happy Black Woman
Then Google Search: Happy Asian Woman
Then Google Search: Happy White Woman
I guarantee you will be surprised.
— Great Right Hope (@greatrighthope) October 20, 2020
SO USA TODAY DIDN’T WANT TO RUN MY HUNTER BIDEN COLUMN THIS WEEK. My regular editor is on vacation, and I guess everyone else was afraid to touch it. — Glenn Reynolds
I wasn’t advising them — they tend not to ask me for my opinion — but I would have advised against such a blackout. There’s a longstanding Internet term called “the Streisand effect,” going back to when Barbara Streisand demanded that people stop sharing pictures of her beach house. Unsurprisingly, the result was a massive increase in the number of people posting pictures of her beach house. The Big Tech Blackout produced the same result: Now even people who didn’t care so much about Hunter Biden’s racket nonetheless became angry, and started talking about the story.
On the other hand, with friends like these…
2 hours: James O’Keefe in studio with Tim Pool.
“Social media companies have a First Amendment right to free speech. But they do not have a First Amendment right to a special immunity denied to other media outlets, such as newspapers and broadcasters.”
Read my full statement below. pic.twitter.com/LhUz5XMdSC
— Ajit Pai (@AjitPaiFCC) October 15, 2020