Category: Social Disease

Putting Their Thumb On The Scale

Globe and Mail- Federal officials asked Facebook to take down false allegations about Trudeau

The country’s top civil servant directed bureaucrats to ask Facebook to remove a “false and inflammatory” story about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the 2019 election campaign, but did not make a similar request of WeChat, which spread false information about Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and MP Kenny Chiu in the 2021 election, the public inquiry into foreign interference heard Friday.

Let That Sink In

America needs more Missouri.

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey filed suit on Monday against Media Matters for America for refusal to cooperate with a Missouri State investigation.

This comes after AG Andrew Bailey sued Media Matters in December for violating state consumer protection laws and defrauding Missourians.

AG Andrew Bailey accused Media Matters of using fraud to solicit donations from Missourians in order to bully advertisers.

Attorney General Andrew Bailey made this explosive accusation, “We have reason to believe Media Matters used fraud to solicit donations from Missourians in order to bully advertisers into pulling out of X, the last platform dedicated to free speech in America.”

The Missouri Attorney General did not hold back in his attacks on Media Matters alleging the enemies of free speech, like Media Matters for America, are attempting to kill Twitter-X because they cannot control it now that Elon Musk took over. Bailey added, “I’m fighting to ensure progressive tyrants masquerading as news outlets cannot manipulate the marketplace in order to wipe out free speech.”

When The FBI Does It, That Means That It’s Not Illegal

Elon Musk reveals Twitter had FBI ‘portal that auto-deleted all comms’ after 2 weeks.

Musk also revealed that “there’s a little-known agency in the state department called the Global Engagement Center, which most people have never heard of, but they might have been the single worst offender because they demanded the suspension of over 250,000 accounts which I think all Twitter largely complied with.”

“The suspension demands were so broad that they accidentally demanded a suspension of a journalist on CNN and an elected Canadian politician.

The Fact Check Files

Facebook fact checking program has been compromised by activists;

The fact-checking director who oversees Mark Zuckerberg’s misinformation program on Facebook has been caught in secret emails colluding with a now disgraced operation which suppressed journalism during Australia’s Voice referendum.

The fact-checking director who oversees Mark Zuckerberg’s misinformation program on Facebook has been caught in secret emails colluding with a now disgraced operation which suppressed journalism during Australia’s Voice referendum.

International Fact Checking Network Director Angie Holan runs the body which certifies Facebook fact checkers and has the power to investigate allegations of bias and strip fact checkers of certification in the event rules are broken.

Meta publicly told Australians Ms Holan’s organisation would launch a “thorough investigation” into RMIT fact checkers but secret emails obtained by Sky News show that did not happen.

Zuckerberg has promised that his platforms are policed by “independent, IFCN-certified fact-checkers” but an analysis of dozens of internal emails obtained by Sky News show the system has been compromised.

RMIT FactLab was suspended from fact checking on Facebook after a Sky News Australia investigation in August found the operation was filled with partisan activists who used their powers to censor journalism on Facebook they disagreed with, particularly in relation to the Voice referendum.

The investigation, dubbed The Fact Check Files, revealed the university had breached the IFCN’s rules of impartiality several times, including when its fact checking director Russell Skelton was campaigning for a change to Australia’s constitution during a contentious referendum debate.

Video at the link.

Let That Sink In

National Review;

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the Biden administration likely violated the First Amendment by pressuring social-media platforms to censor posts about Covid-19 and elections.

The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling says that the White House likely “coerced the platforms to make their moderation decisions by way of intimidating messages and threats of adverse consequences.” The panel of three judges found that the administration “significantly encouraged the platforms’ decisions by commandeering their decision-making processes, both in violation of the First Amendment.”

A lower court previously placed restrictions on the Biden administration’s communications with social-media platforms; those restrictions applied to a number of government agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services, the State Department, Homeland Security, and the U.S. Census Bureau.

After temporarily blocking the order, the Fifth Circuit judges have now modified the order to apply only to the White House, the surgeon general, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the FBI.

More here.

Plus, a blow by blow from Tracy Beanz: I want to stop for a second (again) and go over how monumental this actually is. This is the first time ever that a normal “user” or American has submitted evidence of social media censorship and had their concerns ADDRESSED at all by a COURT OF LAW.

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