Banned by Biden! A Digital Iron Curtain Descends Upon America. By Fred

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Just what has been banned? Masks? Oh no, he's gonna make them mandatory nationwide, like women wearing a burkha in Saudi Arabia. You have undoubtablely heard about the Weineresque hard drive discovery involving Hunter Biden and his emails. You probably didn't see it on Twitter or Facebook. 

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In a quite open effort to suppress news, restrain the trade of news organizations in competition with them, these two firms have actively 'shadow banned' the story and locked out a number organizations and people from their accounts, starting with:
The NY Post, one of the largest news organizations in the US and publisher of the story.

Censor the press? Why yes, that's exactly what was done here. Questions from other competitors in the press? Well those aren't banned; however, it sure looks like the Biden campaign supplies those to the fake news reporters. Let me suggest one.

Make a tweet using these three words:

Hair

Hare

Hunter

Non essential

Field

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After that gets sent out, and we see the replies, we will have enough information so that we can make a good judgement at NuremBiden'Bamaburg. I wonder if some of us will be as judicious as Judges Sullivan or Gleason? I will certainly remember who was declared 'non-essential' and who did that to whom. She was not alone. Twice rebuked by the State's Supreme Court. You don't see much coverage of that legal case on CNN.

I ask you all, just days away from the election, was there a question from the press to candidate Joe Biden about this story? Not from Clinton's man, George Stephanopoulos. He had him on air for over an hour. Not One Word. 

What did the Davos Democrats who control Twitter and Facebook do? 

The WhiteHouse Spokesperson, Kayleigh McEnany, too dangerous for FB and Twitter

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She was not alone in being locked out. So was the author of the story, the NY Post, and the Trump campaign account, amongst many.  To quote a Tennessee lawyer with a blog:

"Everyone I’ve talked to who is ‘minor’ on the right on Twitter (including me) is being blacked out. ‘Twitter is overloaded.’ ‘Sorry, we can’t post this right now.’ Etc. I think that Twitter realized it couldn’t kill the big accounts without blowback so it’s trying to cut off the oxygen by killing the retweeters. I don’t have any contacts with major players in this field. And because of how it’s happening, I’m not even sure they’re aware. But people like me (100 followers) aren’t being allowed to post, comment or retweet. And it seems to be twitter wide. If you’ve got contacts that can get the word out, so much the better." via Glenn Reynolds.

What did any of the Fact Checkers do to fact check? Did anyone call Ukraine?
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Okay, anybody besides Rudy? Perhaps they should send someone with a great reputation and proven integrity. I suggest they find someone with that sign of Imperial Condtioning.  I mean certified Twitter Blue check, like this guy. 

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Sorry, my handling of the file photo of a guy who had ulterior motives was not good. In case you're wondering, it didn't work out like he thought it would. In related news C-SPAN suspends political editor Steve Scully. Yes, he was going to be the presidential debate moderator at the second debate; now he admits he lied about his Twitter feed being hacked. Blue, check. Just like all the others. If you wonder why they conform, look at this story from June. And this from August.

That censoring of the NY Post looks like political interference, doesn't it? Or just an in-kind contribution by two social media monopolies to a campaign whose candidate is afraid of the American people, is lying about packing the Supreme Court, and can't handle a question about his son.

Facebook, with 2.7 billion active user accounts and a market cap of 700+billion is listed on NASDAQ.

Twitter, with a paltry $36 billion market cap is listed on the NYSE.

Both are actively interfering with the election and censoring the free press (The NY Post, one of the oldest papers in the Republic.). What is the FCC (deep state lite) going to do? Send a tweet and promise to clarify an interpretation to a rule. Right, how effectively nothingish.

Perhaps the president should direct a stop in trading in their shares until they stop interfering in the ongoing election. Oh, that would be bad, wouldn't it? How about just issuing a DACA – remember that sacred executive order that can't be overturned? – style executive order revoking section 230 protection for these companies. Who needs congress anyway. It worked for Barack. (Who knows absolutely nothing about all those kickbacks.)

Why aren't the reporters asking Biden about this story? Are they cowards who put a paycheck above their integrity? Why is Biden hiding in the Führerbunker? What is Biden afraid of? That some member of the press will channel Senator Hirono and ask:

"“Since you became a legal adult, have you ever made unwanted requests for sexual favors or committed any verbal or physical harassment or assault of a sexual nature?” and “Have you ever faced discipline or entered into a settlement related to this kind of conduct?” No, the'll never ask him that. (I wonder if anyone will ask Hunter those questions?)

So what is Joe afraid of? He certainly can't be afraid of the FBI or DOJ after what Comey, Wray, Rosentstein, and Mueller did for him. (In case you are wondering what the FBI, led by Christopher Wray, did with the alleged evidence?)   Well, the Col. did have a post about the Catholic Church, so perhaps Joe is having a come to Jesus moment in the dark watches of the night. Quo Vadis Joe, Quo Vadis?  

But fear not my fellow Americans, to quote Yoda, there is another:

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FaceBook and Twitter: The Two Towers of the Digital Iron Curtain, conformity enforced by 10,000 H1B visa holding guards and a 'trust and safety' council answerable only to the richest oligarchs on earth. They are fully behind Joe Biden, who for 47 years has been a public servant – of the 'deep state' and the Davos Democrats – and now Red China, too.

The Tech Giants have banned, 19 days before the election:
The Trump Campaign, The White House Press Secretary, members of the Senate, and that is just the start. As Senator Feinstein asked Judge Amy Coney Barrett, is anyone above the law?

A digital iron curtain has descended upon America. You're on one side of it. 

posted by Fred.

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16 Responses to Banned by Biden! A Digital Iron Curtain Descends Upon America. By Fred

  1. longarch says:

    Tor, IPFS, and I2P are still available for the moment. If a serious Iron Curtain descends, uninformed Americans can ask their friends who pirate Internet content to teach them how to use basic anonymity and pseudonymity tech. That should work for a while, at least. Eventually, if any hardcore privacy tech attracts mainstream users, we can expect that every nosy private detective and her cat will have exploits to defeat it, so the march of software development is never-ending.
    However, we are not at the stage where we must teach our neighbors how to use 8kun.top. (If you want to learn, you’re welcome to join us, but honestly it has a learning curve and it is not optimal for the present situation.)
    Currently clearnet sites are summarizing anonymous research. You can reach out to convenient new sites such as:
    https://wearethene.ws/
    to get user-friendly summaries of the news that the lamestream media doesn’t want you to see. You will note that many of the stories at that site come from user-friendly news sites that you might already know about, such as:
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/
    https://www.citizenfreepress.com/
    https://www.oann.com/

  2. Diana L Croissant says:

    Perhaps it’s time for people to get back to simpler lives and just quit finding any reason to use any of the services of the “Digital Iron Curtain” establishments.
    You would be surprised how much more pleasant your life will become without them. Become a “Luddite” for our time.
    I’ve learned that it’s easy not to use the services or products of companies that have become too political.

  3. Deap says:

    All good points and a very timely reminder. How does this Biden total media blackout control comport with Democrat claims Trump is a dictator, that we will lose America if Trump is re-elected and we must all end Trump’s reign of authoritarian control?
    So glad I never signed up for Twitter, do not have a Facebook account and don’t even own a cell phone. Yet the Biden “news” still broke through the high-tech censorship Wall. Democrats are patently schizophrenic about “open borders”.

  4. Artemesia says:

    regarding C-Span: ” In related news C-SPAN suspends political editor Steve Scully. Yes, he was going to be the presidential debate moderator at the second debate; now he admits he lied about his Twitter feed being hacked. Blue, check.”
    I watch C Span online; have done so for years. I think C Span is one of the more insidious of the media outlets, precisely because people think it is so “fair and balanced,” “not like Fox or CNN” that have an obvious bias.
    C Span’s unobvious bias is what you don’t hear — never, ever hear, and that is any word that disparages ADL, AIPAC, or the narratives they and their myriad associated organizations hold dear.
    Steve Scully has been one of the fiercest defenders of that invisible protective barrier, their Golden Boy for most of his career and most of C Span’s existence. Maybe Scully is becoming too expensive: C Span has begun posting advertisements before granting access to live stream programs.
    Or perhaps he’s aging out. The people who ensure the above-mentioned policies prevail are unabashed about their practice of hand-picking people like Scully: Irish, Catholic, innocent choir-boy appearance.
    As Plaintiff’s Exhibit #1 I offer statements from Anita Weiner’s Expanding Historical Consciousness: The Development of the Holocaust Education Foundation https://tinyurl.com/y5q7eg5v
    a book describing how, in the late-1980s and early 1990s Zvi Weiss proceeded step-by-step to include “holocaust education” first at Northwestern University, where Weiss selected Irish Catholic scholar of German history Peter Francis Hayes, spent $3000 for a substitute teacher for Hayes’s classes while he spent the semester in Israel being prepped to spearhead Weiss’s agenda. Weiss’s success at Northwestern propelled him next to Notre Dame, then to universities across the country, and then to US military academies. In 2013 a department of holocaust studies became fully integrated into Northwestern University; it’s reasonable to assume Northwestern is not alone in this.

  5. Fred says:

    Artemesia,
    CSPAN suspended political editor Steve Scully for lying. Other news organizations covering the election did not.
    http://static.c-spanvideo.org/files/pressCenter/C-SPAN+statement+on+Steve+Scully+October+15%2C+2020.pdf
    I don’t think CSPAN is a ‘media outlet” as that term is generally understood. However, for your other complaints, you should take them up with CSPAN management.
    https://www.c-span.org/about/mission/

  6. Bill H says:

    With respect to this hard drive, the Washington Post has an article saying that the White House was warned last year that Rudy Giuliani was “the target of an influence operation by Russian intelligence.” The source of that information is, of course, “sources who demanded anonymity to discuss sensitive information” and some “intercepted communications.”
    So from that we are to assume that the Hunter Biden hard drive is not real, but is a subterfuge created by the FSB, or the GRU, or perhaps by Putin himself.

  7. Peter VE says:

    The absolutely dumbest part of it all was that, by banning the Post, Twitler and Faceplant have created more interest in the story than had they ignored it. Even NPR had to cover the reaction to the ban, whilst curiously omitting mention of the details of the EMails.

  8. Fred says:

    Bill H,
    With respect to the reporters, did anyone call the referenced person in Ukraine? Did anyone call the local FBI and ask what happened? Did anyone ask any of the Bidens? With respect to discrediting anyone associated with Trump, including Guliani, where have you been since 2016?

  9. akaPatience says:

    IRON CURTAIN – what an apt reference for these times of shameless, reckless, ruinous, fascist-like censorship, intellectual dishonesty, and utter hypocrisy.

  10. Fred says:

    Artemesia,
    I wrote a blog post on censorship, your second resonse about events 15 years ago is almost as long as what I wrote and is also irrelevant to what big tech is doing with the Hunter Biden story. Take your axe and animus against CSPAN elsewhere.

  11. Eric Newhill says:

    Fred,
    Apparently, in believing there is something to the Hunter Biden email story, you are the victim of yet another Russian misinformation operation designed to help their good friend Donald Trump. That was what I’m picking up from the MSM. The FBI is even about to confirm…er uh…I mean investigate, Russian involvement. You should be more careful! Thankfully, socially media continues to do their job of protecting you from the forces of evil! Can I get an “amen”?

  12. Fred says:

    Eric,
    Amen and don’t you dare read that article about Hunter’s “business associate” over on Breitbart, they’ve already been discredited.
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/16/exclusive-this-is-china-inc-emails-reveal-hunter-bidens-associates-helped-communist-aligned-chinese-elites-secure-white-house-meetings/

  13. Eric Newhill says:

    Fred,
    Too late. I read it earlier today. But I swear I only so because I was just curious as to what kind of sinister misinformation those dastardly Ruskies are putting out there to defame noble Joe Biden and interfere with our system of government. And, to be clear, I only read Breitbart to see what Russia aligned far-right terrorist white supremacists are plotting. Have to be informed to be properly on guard, you know.
    And if I was ever seen in a strip club, that wasn’t me, but if it was, I was only there for the music.
    No need to put me on a list, to deactivate my internet access or contact my employer to let HR know they have an employee wandering down the crooked path to the Wrong Side of History.

  14. Artemesia says:

    Fred, I don’t understand the “Field” photo.
    What is burning?
    nb. Ironic that you censored my comment that detailed the way that groups given a platform by C Span are using the US legal system to **censor** people who legitimately sought to speak out against the proposed, and now effected, removal of the statue of Robert E Lee in Charlottesville.

  15. Fred says:

    Artemesia,
    When you live in a concrete jungle and the building burn down you are left with a field of concrete dreams.
    This is a private blog, not a commercial enterprise, to which I have been granted the privelege of writing commentary. I deleted you 600+ words, as I felt them to be nothing more than irrelevant trolling. Long and irreleven commentary being one of the halmarks of trolling. But since you are requesting politely I’ll post them in their entirety over on an open thread, and perhaps our host will publish them.
    You can complain to C-SPAN about their actions from 15 years ago here:
    https://www.c-span.org/about/contactUs/
    Good luck.

  16. Fred says:

    Artemesia:
    Fred, A conflict involving Connie Doebele and Deborah Lipstadt that occurred 15 years ago made a deep impression on me: Doebele, one of C Span’s pioneers, was arranging a book event featuring Lipstadt’s book on her legal battle with David Irving. Producer Doebele proposed an appearance by Irving in the course of the program. Lipstadt objected vehemently, arranged for op-eds attacking C Span and Doebele; arranged for academics to write letters and sign petitions vilifying Doebele and C Span. In the aftermath, C Span manager Richard Weinstein discussed the affair with Doebele. Among the criticisms of Doebele’s proposal was her use of the word “balance,” to explain Irving’s inclusion; Lipstadt complained that C Span attempted to “balance” the holocaust narrative. The Weinstein-Doebele interview stuck in my memory as having diminished Doebele, whom I greatly admire. Before preparing this response to your comment, I reviewed that conversation, and it was far more “balanced” and respectful than the version in my memory bank. But the fact remains that the point of view of Deborah Lipstadt holds far more sway over journalism in general, including C Span programming, as well as in academia and ‘entertainment’, than does any other perspective on history and especially history of the world wars. Perhaps, also, I’m overly sensitive, having just finished re-reading Jodi Picoult’s “Small Great Things,” published in 2016. A year or so ago C Span featured a dozen authors of fiction, among them Picoult. Her novels treat of culture war issues; Small Great Things is about a Black nurse who was told by the “white supremacist” father of a newborn not to touch his child. That nurse is the only person present when the newborn experiences medical trouble and dies; the parents sue the nurse. Picoult explained that a 2012 incident in Detroit provided the kernel of the novel: a Black nurse was told by a “white supremacist” not to touch his newborn child; he rolled up his sleeve and displayed a swastika tattoo. But the Detroit child didn’t die, the parents didn’t sue (in Detroit, the nurse/s sued the hospital), and none of the scenes of “white supremacist” mayhem did not take place in Detroit: they were elements of Picoult’s imagination. At the end of the book, Picoult “redeems” the white supremacist who then works for ADL speaking to school children and community groups about how “hate” such as his —> holocaust. (Among other things, I find it problematic that matters of racism in USA are conflated with “swastika” and holocaust.) I find that deeply objectionable. The demonized character of the “white supremacist” is a work of fiction, woven from Picoult’s imagination, with substantial input from ADL. C Span highlights Picoult’s work, and C Span frequently features other work from ADL or its fellow travelers. C Span does not present a “balancing” narrative. This is both significant and pertinent: groups — specifically, a Jewish 501c3 seed-funded by ADL — has brought a civil suit against organizers of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. Their goal is to “crush . . . silence . . . bankrupt . . . cause them to spend the rest of their lives unable to protect themselves from garnishments . . .” those protesters. In an appearance on C Span, members of this organization, Integrity First for America, stated that the “torchlight parade” was “Nazi-like;” that the Charlottesville event made them fear another holocaust; that it indicated “another increase in antisemitism;” that they worked closely with ADL and that their views and goals were supported by FBI. In my opinion, the agenda of Integrity First for America (IFA) is contrary to what America stands for. Having worked with some of the finest legal talent in Charlottesville, it is appalling, yet understandable, that no one in that legal community is willing to confront the power of IFA. If C Span is as “balanced” as it purports to be, then it is past time for a forthright and extensive conversation about the origins and agenda of zionism, of ADL and associated organizations and their (outsized) influence on American culture, society and politics.

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