While Australia considers a law requiring tech companies to pay for news content, Facebook responded by blocking users from reading or sharing news about Australia. Australian publishers cannot post links to their own stories, ordinary citizens cannot post links to any news stories, and no one in the world can can post news stories that come out of Australia. A critic pointed out that the blackout is a stark reminder of the power the tech giants have over what people see. -GEG
UPDATE: After Facebook blocked news about Australia, the Australian government conceded and offered to make changes to the media code legislation, watering it down and agreeing to not apply it to companies that could demonstrate they had signed or were attempting to sign enough deals with media outlets to use their content.
Facebook said Wednesday that it is preventing people inside Australia from accessing news stories on its platform. In addition, Facebook users elsewhere will not be able to view or share news stories from Australian outlets. The moves are a response to proposed legislation that would force social media platforms to pay Australian news organizations for links shared on its sites.
Facebook’s announcement came the same day Google said it had reached a deal with Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., which owns The Wall Street Journal, to pay for its journalism.
Facebook, however, chose the nuclear option rather than bargain with news publishers in Australia.
“Today we made an incredibly difficult decision to restrict the availability of news on Facebook in Australia,” said Campbell Brown, Facebook’s vice president of global news partnerships, in a blog post. “What the proposed law introduced in Australia fails to recognize is the fundamental nature of the relationship between our platform and publishers.”
Biden and the FBI have hunted down and charged hundreds of Americans for merely being seen in the Capitol. The Canadian government declared the Proud Boys a “terrorist entity” alongside ISIS and Al Qaeda, allowing the government to “charge anyone who financially or materially supports the group.”
Liberals insist that the protest at the Capitol was an armed insurrection to elevate fear and make people think that they are fighting domestic terrorists. Leftists want new laws that will give the FBI, CIA and NSA immense powers against American citizens. People in fear will accept tyrannical policies.
FBI Director Chris Wray blamed “sovereign citizens” and militias for the 2020 Black Lives Matter riots that resulted in at least 25 deaths and over $2-billion in property damage. Wray later said that there is no evidence linking Antifa or BLM to the Capitol protest.
The Arizona Department of Education declares that babies show the first signs of racism at three months old and that white children “remain strongly biased in favor of whiteness” by age five. The document also instructs schools on how to “change what it means to be white”.
The Washington Post reported, “Tensions between Asian and Black communities date back decades and have been reignited by videos that show Black perpetrators in many of the recent attacks on Asian Americans.” Blacks committed 90% of interracial felonies and Whites committed less than 10%, according to govt statistics.
There has been a surge of illegal border crossings since Joe Biden took office after he publicly relaxed border controls and reversed border protection. An SUV crammed with suspected migrants passed directly in the path of a big rig in the early morning, and 14 people were killed in the crash, including the driver.
Numbers USA says that a new bill, the US Citizenship Act, will allow 37 million illegal aliens to receive green cards and citizenship over 10 years. Labor intensive businesses support mass immigration because they want cheap labor while Democrats want votes.
Dr. Makary, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, noted that among children aged 13 to 18 – teenagers – insurance claims for intentional self-harm were up 90% compared to the previous year, and rose as high as 300% in heavy lockdown areas. Claims for medical help related to drug overdoses rose by 95% in March.
The Supreme Court last week refused to review the 2020 election fraud cases against Pennsylvania, claiming it was ‘moot’ because the election was over. This week, the Supreme Court rejected, without comment or explanation, the remaining 2020 election challenges by Attorney Sidney Powell in Arizona and Wisconsin.
Matt Meyer is President of the Berkeley Federation of Teachers and has fought to keep schools closed in his district, demanding that all educators get vaccinated before reopening schools as part of of his criteria.
Democrat US Representatives Jimmy Panetta and Ted Lieu are leading 31 House Democrats who have requested Joe Biden to renounce his sole authority as President to launch nuclear weapons. Biden’s cognitive abilities have been questioned, and Democrats fear allowing him sole discretion over launching nuclear weapons.
Dr. Hervé Seligmann and engineer Haim Yativ examined the statistics and concluded that the Pfizer vaccine killed “about 40 times more elderly people than the disease itself would have killed”. They say the death count is too low for vaccinated people because there will be delayed deaths from long-term complications.
Health authorities in England have announced that not a single case of influenza, out of 685,243 tested, has been detected this year. In spite of the official narrative, many health experts have said that this is because influenza cases are being falsely counted as COVID cases.
Mexican President López Obrador pledged to phase out herbicide glyphosate and the cultivation of genetically modified corn and, eventually, GM corn imports. GM corn producers and exporters in the US are considering lawsuits against Mexico over the bans.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris savaged President Trump for keeping “kids in cages.” But now they’re doing the same thing by housing 700 migrant teens in some of the very same facilities they decried. Biden is ending Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” program for Central American asylum seekers, which took pressure off the border.
Dr. Meryl Nass, MD said that this type of treatment has never been approved before, there never have been human trials that prove safety or effectiveness, there is no proof that it blocks infection and transmission, and there are numerous reasons to suspect it will cause extensive injuries and death.
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ABC’s claim that it did not have enough evidence to run the story is fishy as it was only a year ago that the network published wild allegations against Brett Kavanaugh without any corroborating evidence. The corrupt media covers for its political allies, but has destroyed the lives of those who oppose their politics.
YouTube, Vimeo, and other Big Tech companies are no longer operating as private business. They are working closely with government agencies to orchestrate a systematic censorship of videos that express views not approved by those agencies.