They took a similar approach to the NY Post story with revelations about Hunter Biden. The story was, indeed, what you called “unverified” – but it went through a very different level of scrutiny than any story containing dirt on President Trump’s family. All that was required to label it “misinformation” was the fact that it didn’t contain one single negative reference to Donald Trump. It’s always suspicious when not one hooker is peeing on Trump’s bed – you can’t get any more “Russian disinformation” than that.
Social Media Tyranny
Mergers and acquisitions among these firms have made behemoths of a few of them, and squelched competition. The most powerful of these communications platforms are now acting as the arm of our government and they censor whatever content is deemed to run counter to the message our leaders want to convey. Opposing viewpoints are eliminated. People are canceled.
So in spite of these horrific events and injustices, we slog along and try to live our lives, and hope for the best in the 2022 midterms. Truth Social, Trump’s media company, is beginning to take hold. Elon Musk may acquire Twitter and restore this platform as a place for Conservatives to present their beliefs and interpret world events.
High and increasing prices for food, gas, housing, and nearly everything else, massive illegal immigration that is only getting worse, vaccination and mask mandates, destruction of our military, support for the Taliban and Iran, and so many other destructive acts have turned even some of their strongest supporters against them. One is inclined to attribute it all to massive stupidity and incompetence, but what if it’s not?
Will Freefalling CNN Leave Their Leftism Behind? This Pledge From Incoming CEO Could Indicate Moderation
To fully appreciate this commitment from Licht, we need to first grasp the role Twitter plays in the mindset of leftwing journalism. Twitter isn’t merely the soapbox they stand on to have their voices heard, Twitter is where they go for affirmation. Twitter is the platform they use to ensure they’re properly aligned with the rest of the mind-numbed leftwing robots and talking heads and to make sure they’re properly regurgitating the Democratic Party’s talking points.
And that might be why Cuban is so adamant that Musk is getting into this spat with Twitter for selfish reasons rather than ones related to free speech. Musk, a free speech absolutist, seems to want to defend speech on the platform. Cuban, worth far less money and, based on the national anthem incident, not all that into America, must just not be able to understand that.
Mighty forces are marshaling to prevent Elon Musk from buying up Twitter stock and taking the company private. BlackRock, Vanguard, the prince regent of Saudi Arabia are all principal stockholders in Twitter, with gazillions in capital to theoretically match and overcome Mr. Musk’s moves. Meanwhile, the Tesla boss maintains a prankish self-confidence in this exploit, offering cryptically comic gibes to a news media that is openly vested in opposing him.
We have leadership members at the highest levels of BLM engaging in the policing of social media platforms including Facebook. When the group identifies anyone making unfavorable remarks or promoting content critical of BLM, they then flex their muscles by contacting accomplices at the platforms who then shut down those criticisms. And they even go so far as to hire private investigators to go after the naysayers.
I was the object of something similar about a decade ago, except the attack came from State Republican insiders. They tried to get me fired from my job – sent an “anonymous” letter to the company president because I was badmouthing their choice for GOP state party chair. They said I was a sexist and a bigot. They wanted him to know the sort of people that worked for the company.
He’s not alone. He joins an army of climate scientists and medical professionals, all of whom have continued to do science long after their file had been weaponized to advance partisan political agendas. And the COVID Cult makes the Climate Cult look like pikers. Iverson reports not just on the silencing of experts hoping to engage in professional debate but the effort by those in government to silence them.
Stossel is suing because “Facebook’s ‘fact checkers’ labeled climate change information that Stossel posted as “false and misleading.” They called him a liar, inferred statements Stossel never made (that sounds familiar), and he’s claiming defamation in pursuit of a greater public good.
These Democrats, who claim to be the party of the people, have morphed into the party above the people. They use this power to repress their followers, keeping them in constant need of the government to exist. In this case, the government is the Democrat Party. This explains why in cities like Baltimore, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles that are falling into the abyss of former great cities, voters continue to re-elect Democrats.
There is a phenomenon whereby people tend to believe the first thing they hear about something and then when a different explanation comes along, they are far less inclined to believe it. This is because people don’t like to admit that they have been duped. Because lies spread so quickly now, it is very difficult to overcome them with the truth. Consequently, rapid communication has had a negative overall effect on society.