SEN. FRANKEN DEMANDS SOCIAL MEDIA CENSORSHIP OVER “RUSSIAN COLLUSION”

New McCarthyism sweeping Democratic Party overestimates minimal 2016 Russian social media activism

 | Infowars.com – NOVEMBER 14, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Advancing the Democratic Party’s new-found McCarthyism over the theme of “Russian Collusion,” Sen. Al Franken authored an op-ed piece in the Guardian last week asking for government censorship over Internet media content giants Google, Facebook and Twitter.

Franken appeared to be an over-reaction to testimony given by legal counsel for Google, Facebook, and Twitter, to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Oct. 31, in which each of the Internet social media content giants reported statistics that showed minimal Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Yet, in the face of this concrete evidence, Franken seems determined to continue beating the New McCarthyism narrative advanced by Hillary Clinton and her Democratic Party supporters to explain away her devastating 2016 loss to Donald Trump.

Franken argued Hillary’s loss demanded government censorship over social media on the Internet.  He wrote the following:

Last week’s hearings demonstrated that these companies may not be up to the challenge that they’ve created for themselves. In some instances, it seems that they’ve failed to take commonsense precautions to prevent the spread of propaganda, misinformation, and hate speech.

In advancing his argument for government censorship, Franken asked the following rhetorical questions:

The platforms that big tech has designed may now be so large and unruly that we can’t trust the companies to get it right when they do start paying attention. If you have five million advertisers a month using your highly sophisticated, nearly instantaneous ad platform, can you ever really know who all of them are? Can you ever catch all the signals that would seem obvious to a pair of human eyes – for example, political ads that are paid for in rubles?

“Very ominous words”

Franken got immediate push-back from Michael Snyder, a Republican candidate for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District, who penned a rebuttal in EndOfTheAmericanDream.com.

“These are very ominous words,” Snyder insisted.  “So precisely what would constitute ‘propaganda,’ ‘misinformation’ or ‘hate speech’?”

Snyder pushed back, suggesting Franken’s motive really involved a plan by hard-left Democrats to censor the speech of conservatives and libertarians on the Internet, so as to create a wide-open social media field in which even two-time losers like Hillary Clinton might win the presidency in 2020.

Snyder argued that government censorship constituted a serious risk to First Amendment free speech rights.  He wrote:

When you start regulating speech, you cross a very dangerous line.  There is a reason why our founders guaranteed us freedom of speech in the Bill of Rights, because if we don’t have the freedom to say what we want then what do we really have left?

He argued the “government truth police” would lead us down the road to totalitarianism, a conclusion he judged is precisely what Franken wants.  Snyder continued:

During the presidential election, there was a lot of talk about Hillary Clinton’s health.  The mainstream media insisted that she was just fine, and they accused those of us in the alternative media that were questioning her health of engaging in “propaganda” and “misinformation”.  Well, it turns out that we now know that Clinton’s health was so bad that Donna Brazile was actually consideringreplacing the nominee, and so it was actually the mainstream media that was putting out “propaganda” and “misinformation.”

Snyder argued that elite leftists like Franken are actually scared of the free exchange of ideas because that gives people far too much control over their own destiny.

“Will everything that we do on the Internet have to be evaluated for ‘truthiness’ before it is allowed to be posted?” Snyder asked. “And who decides what the ‘truth’ actually is?”

Snyder concluded by asserting that he is a big believer in the marketplace of ideas.

“I have always been convinced that if everyone is allowed to openly share what they believe that the truth will win in the end,” he insisted.

What does the evidence show?

Perhaps Sen. Franken should review the evidence Facebook, Twitter, and Google presented to the Senate Judiciary Committee, as previously reported by Infowars.com.

In their prepared testimony, each of the three social media companies attempted to estimate the extent of Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. presidential election cycle.

Facebook

Facebook reported that the disinformation campaign associated with the Internet Research Agency, IRA, a Russian company located in St. Petersburg, spent approximately $100,000 on more than 3,000 Facebook and Instragram ads between June 2015 and August 2017.

Facebook’s analysis also showed that the IRA accounts used ads to promote roughly 120 Facebook Pages they had set up, which in turn posted more than 80,000 pieces of content between January 2015 and August 2017.

Facebook estimated 11.4 million people in the United State saw at least one of these ads between 2015 and 2017.

Twitter

 Twitter identified 36,746 accounts that generated automated, election-related content and had at least one of the characteristics we used to associate an account with Russia.

During the relevant period, those accounts generated approximately 1.4 million automated, election-related Tweets, which collectively received approximately 288 million impressions.

Twitter placed those numbers in context as follows:

  • The 36,746 automated accounts that we identified as Russian-linked and tweeting election-related content represent approximately one one-hundredth of a percent (0.012%) of the total accounts on Twitter at the time.
  •  The 1.4 million election-related Tweets that we identified through our retrospective review as generated by Russian-linked, automated accounts constituted less than three-quarters of a percent (0.74%) of the overall election-related Tweets on Twitter at the time.
  •  Those 1.4 million Tweets received only one-third of a percent (0.33%) of impressions on election-related Tweets. In the aggregate, automated, Russian-linked, election-related Tweets consistently underperformed in terms of impressions relative to their volume on the platform.

Twitter estimated that fewer than 5 percent of all 360 million accounts active during the election period was identified with a foreign nation-state actor.

Google

Google attempted to distinguish itself from the other two websites, arguing that its search engine does not lead to the same viral content activity that distinguishes Facebook and Twitter.

Google reported finding only two accounts during the election cycle that appeared to be engaged in an activity associated with known or suspected government-backed entities.  These two accounts spent approximately $4,700 in connection with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Google also reported finding 18 channels on YouTube with approximately 1,100 videos that were uploaded by individuals who we suspect are associated with this effort and that contained political content.

These videos mostly had low view counts, with just 3 percent having more than 5,000 views, constituting only forty-three hours of YouTube content. While this is a relatively small amount of content in that people watch over a billion hours of YouTube congtent a day, with 400 hours of content are uploaded every minute.

NV HOMELAND SECURITY PLANNED MOCK TERROR DRILL YEAR AHEAD OF MANDALAY BAY MASSACRE

Coincidence that mock terror attack enacted weeks before Mandalay Bay shooting?

Shepard Ambellas | Intellihub – NOVEMBER 12, 2017

LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) — The Nevada Homeland Security Commission planned a mock terror drill over one year prior to the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival massacre after a 2016 “Channel 8 Eyewitness News” investigation uncovered flaws in the Las Vegas Valley emergency trauma system, reveals a Sept. 7 report.

According to the report, the “three-day test” took place at the Las Vegas Convention Center between the dates of Sept. 11-13 where participants mocked up an emergency triage area.

The drill dovetails with an Oct. 3 Intellihub report titled Vegas union worker blows whistle on “mandatory active shooter training” which was due “Sept. 30” at “12 a.m.” which exposed that “active shooter training” was, in fact, being held privately by at least one casino prior to the massacre.

A big hat tip to @sheryl315 on Twitter!

ALABAMA ACCUSER DELETES ANTI-MOORE, ANTI-TRUMP SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

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By Aaron Klein

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — A woman who alleges that she engaged in a legal and consensual but inappropriate relationship with Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore has deleted multiple political postings from her Facebook page.

Some of those postings by Deborah Wesson Gibson were critical of Moore while one was related to Moore’s Democratic opponent, Doug Jones.

One posting shows a picture of Gibson with Vice President Joe Biden and says that she did work for him in 2012.  One older version of that image is still on her page while another more recent posting of that same image in response to a posting from Jones’s official campaign Facebook page was removed, but was captured by Breitbart News.

Reached by Breitbart News, Gibson said that she has no comment on the removals of her Facebook posts.

Other posts still active on her page repeatedly urge the immediate removal of President Donald Trump from office and show that Gibson “likes” far-left activist groups.  She also pushed a petition drive to remove Steve Bannon from the National Security Council last February when Bannon was serving as the White House chief strategist.

Gibson was one of three women quoted in the Washington Post claiming that Moore pursued and or dated them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18 and he was in his early 30s.  The age of consent in Alabama is 16. The fourth woman claims that when she was 14, Moore engaged in sex acts with her.

Gibson said that in the spring of 1981, when she was 17, she openly dated Moore for two or three months with her mother’s knowledge and approval.  She says that physical activity progressed to a kiss once in his bedroom and a second kiss at a local country club.

Gibson’s active posts include a picture of her with Joe Biden when he was Vice President in 2012 that she posted on September 21:

In the posting about Biden, Gibson wrote that she was “honored to interpret for Vice President Biden in the Fall of 2012!” Gibson owns Signs of Excellence, LLC, a sign language interpretation company that advertises it is based in Florida and Alabama.

In one deleted posting saved by Breitbart News, she shared the image of her with Biden in response to a posting from the campaign page of Moore’s Democratic opponent, Doug Jones:

Gibson also removed posts associated with Moore.

In October 13, she shared a link to a New York Magazine article titled, “Democrats Have a Real Chance to Beat Roy Moore—They Should Take It.”

Another scrubbed anti-Moore post from that same day featured an article from the far-left Daily Kos website titled, “Alabama’s U.S. Senate candidate said Sandy Hook massacre happened because ‘we’ve forgotten God’s law’”:

She currently has material from Moore’s opponent, Jones, posted on her page, including a Jones video titled, “Why I am Running.”

Gibson’s other active postings evidence far-left leanings, sharing a video urging “resistance” against Trump and reposting material numerous times from former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich, an activist leader with the George Soros-funded MoveOn.org.

In one posting that is still on her page, Gibson urged the removal of Trump from office, writing, “Get Trump OUT before we all get nuked!”

“How fast can we be rid of Trump?” she asks. “Seriously, time is of the essence. This is not a playground exchange….”

On February 2, she wrote, “Need to invoke 25th Amendment & impeach before there is war on American soil. Heartbroken to say that I truly believe this”:

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On February 4, she posted an image of Trump branded with “Not my president”:

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That same date she urged, “Please Congress, step up & do the right thing: IMPEACH NOW before it is too late!!”:

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On February 3, she spread a petition calling for citizens to phone the Senate Committee on Homeland Security to demand Bannon’s removal from the National Security Council:

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As of this writing, Gibson’s “like” section is still active. It includes multiple radical groups, including the South Florida chapter of the Soros-linked “Indivisible” group seeking to disrupt Trump’s agenda and presidency. Also “liked” is the Soros-financed ACLU and “Michigan for Revolution.”

She further “likes” numerous anti-Trump Facebook communities, including “Donald Trump Is Not My President” and “Expose Trump.”

At one point, in February, Gibson’s cover image was a banner that read “Resist”:

SALON.COM DEBUNKED: PEDO DEFENDERS CAUGHT LYING ABOUT ANTIFA NYT AD

Salon claims Antifa ad in NYT is make-believe, but see for yourself

 | Infowars.com – NOVEMBER 2, 2017

But wait, there’s other mainstream outlets also claiming the NY Times ad never happened:

This is a case study in media manipulation, particularly how establishment journalists think you’re gullible and stupid.

Don’t trust the mainstream media. You’ll find the truth if you free your mind, trust yourself and actively look for the answers.

NEWSWEEK THINKS IT’S OK TO JOKE ABOUT BEHEADING WHITE PEOPLE

Let that sink in

 | Infowars.com – NOVEMBER 2, 2017

In an article defending Antifa, Newsweek suggests that it’s perfectly acceptable to “joke” about beheading white people.

Michael Edison Heyden writes about a Twitter user and VICE writer named @KrangTNelson who tweeted, “Can’t wait for November 4th when millions of antifa supersoldiers will behead all white parents and small business owners in the town square.”

Heyden downplays the threat as a “joke” that was meant to “mock” the baseless fears of elderly Fox News viewers that Antifa is planning mass civil unrest on November 4.

One wonders how Newsweek would have responded to a racist member of the “Alt-Right” making a “joke” about beheading black people?

Would they have dismissed it as harmless humor, or would they have demanded that person be banned by Twitter and investigated by the authorities?

Newsweek is also still claiming that an Antifa plot to stage a violent overthrow of the government or a civil war, starting November 4, is a “fake news story” invented by Infowars.

Really? The Revolutionary Communist Party website, an Antifa front, directly states that its plan, set to begin on November 4, is to “demand that the whole REGIME must go,” and that the end game is “Trump being removed” from office.

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In the very next paragraph, the author states that one of the templates for this planned overthrow is contained in a book literally called The Coming Civil War.

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So Antifa is directly threatening to use the template of civil war to overthrow the government, and somehow Newsweek turned that into a conspiracy theory invented by Infowars?

For the sake of argument, let’s pretend Hillary won the election. If an Alt-Right group headed by Richard Spencer wrote of its plan to violently overthrow the government using a book about inciting “civil war” as a template, would the media dismiss that as a “fake news story,” or would they report it as a genuine threat?

That’s not to say Antifa will be successful at all in starting a civil war – they will most likely just stage another ineffectual temper tantrum – but to claim Infowars made up the story is completely dishonest.

This is yet another example of how the media is running defense for Antifa, a group listed as a domestic terror outfit by the Department of Homeland Security, that has violently attacked innocent people on numerous occasions at protests across the country.

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DO SOMETHING! HILLARY COLLUDED WITH RUSSIA!

Americans are ready to lock her up

Jon Bowne | Infowars.com – OCTOBER 30, 2017

Congress and the Justice Department are in a Deep State gridlock. Regardless of the fact that sitting on their laps is mountains of evidence that could potentially put Hillary and Bill Clinton away for good.

YOUTUBE CENSORS VIRAL VIDEO CRITICIZING LIBERAL WHO SAID WHITE MEN WERE BIGGER THREAT THAN ISLAMIC TERRORISTS

Google-owned company openly blacklisting criticism of leftists

Paul Joseph Watson | Infowars.com – OCTOBER 24, 2017

YouTube has sensationally censored a viral video that criticized a liberal comedian for claiming that white men were a bigger threat than Islamic terrorists.

The video, entitled The Dumbest Liberal Ever, had received over 700,000 views before it was hidden behind an interstitial that reads, “The following content has been identified by the YouTube community as inappropriate or offensive to some audiences.”

Users have to be signed in to watch the video, while comments, likes, and views have all been removed.

In the video, I completely debunked, using primary sources and hard data, comedian Josie Long’s claim that the “far-right” and white men in general represented a bigger violent threat than Muslim extremists.

The video contains nothing other than perfectly legitimate criticism of a celebrity and public figure’s opinion. It is now included on a censored list that includes neo-nazi content, Islamic State propaganda and hate speech.

This is precisely what we have warning about since the YouTube “adpocalypse”. In August, I made a video warning that YouTube had sent out a message, “don’t have controversial opinions about anything or you will be punished” and that YouTube has made it, “abundantly clear that it doesn’t support free speech.”

YouTube is now censoring content that debunks the arguments of leftists who run defense for Islam. This is a new level of thought policing.

You can watch the original video below via Twitter.

Back in July, Long announced that she was temporarily leaving Twitter, but not before she aimed a tweet at me encouraging people to, “Continue fucking him up,” which itself appears to be a violation of Twitter’s “targeted harassment” rule.

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An appeal has now been made with YouTube to re-instate the video. I did not even receive a notification email telling me it had been censored.

In addition, every video I upload to my channel is now automatically de-monetized, emphasizing once again how YouTube is turning into a safe space for big corporate news networks and left-wing comedians while strangling the voices of independent creators, the people who built the platform in the first place.

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Earlier this month, James O’Keefe revealed how former Democratic campaign operative and New York Times Audience Strategy Editor, Nicholas Dudich, admitted that establishment news outlets have relationships with YouTube staffers that allow his “friends (to) curate the front page.”

The video also shows YouTube’s Ernest Pettie admitting how the company deliberately prevents the Alex Jones Channel from appearing in its trending or news sections and buries our content in favor of “legitimate” channels.

Top YouTuber Ethan Klein also highlighted how YouTube has special relationships with prominent leftists channels, such as Jimmy Kimmel Live, that allow ads to run on “controversial” videos, such as Kimmel’s rant on the Las Vegas shooting, while videos discussing the same topic but with a different opinion have ads removed and in some cases the video is censored altogether.

The Facebook version of the original video that was censored by YouTube is embedded below – it already has over 2 million views.

Please help us fight intensifying censorship of perfectly legitimate political discussion by sharing this video.