President Trump Signs Executive Order Against Censorship By Big Tech

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act shields major tech companies from publisher liability lawsuits if the companies provide an open public forum. Conservatives have been censored for years on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube. Several days ago, Twitter “fact-checked” President Trump about his criticism of universal mail-in voting that is conducive to voter fraud. He responded by signing an executive order that would remove the liability shield of social media sites that censor content, including political material. Trump’s executive order can be reversed by his successor when he leaves office, therefore, Congress should pass a law against censorship. But it won’t because politicians accept generous campaign contributions from big tech. -GEG

President Donald Trump took action against social media companies on Thursday after repeated instances of bias against conservatives by signing an Executive Order that seeks to change a federal law that shields companies from being sued or held liable for content that is posted on their sites by users.

The 20-year-old law in question is Section 230, which is heralded by tech giants because of the legal protections that it provides. The order that Trump signed in the Oval Office urges the Federal Communications Commission to reexamine the extent to which Section 230 protects social media companies from liability.

“The order also seeks to channel complaints about political bias to the Federal Trade Commission, an agency that the White House has asked to probe whether tech companies’ content-moderation policies are in keeping with their pledges of neutrality,” The Washington Post reported. “The order additionally created a council in cooperation with state attorneys general to probe allegations of censorship based on political views. And it tasked federal agencies with reviewing their spending on social media advertising.”

While it’s not clear how the Executive Order will play out, the Post notes that it could “set the stage for federal regulators to write new rules and issue new punishments for companies deemed to exhibit political bias.”

During the signing of the Executive Order, Trump told reporters, “A small handful of powerful social media monopolies controls a vast portion of all public and private communications in the United States, and we know what they are.”

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YouTube Partners with Government to Censor Videos with Dissenting Views on COVID and Lockdown

Youtube, a subsidiary of Google, is censoring doctors and commentators who have dissenting views about COVID-19 and quarantines. 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. In essence, they have become partners in this endeavor. -GEG




Coronavirus Censorship: Social Media Companies Partner With WHO To Censor Info

Social media companies have made the decision to partner with ‘health authorities,’ such as government officials like those who work for the CDC, to combat so-called “misinformation” about the coronavirus, which implies censorship of alternative points of view. Last week, the social media app TikTok, popular with youths and young adults, announced it would be partnering with the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) in an effort to spread “trusted” information on the coronavirus.

Social media companies have made the decision to partner with “health authorities” (government officials like those who work for the CDC) to combat “misinformation” about the coronavirus. We all know what this means. Under the mainstream media’s seemingly innocent words lies a rash of new censorship coming down the pipes.

Only the official narrative from those in the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will soon be allowed on social media. Last week, the social media app TikTok, popular with youths and young adults, announced it would be partnering with the WHO in an effort to spread veritable information on the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in addition to best public health practices.

TikTok

@tiktok_us

we’ve teamed up with @WHO to get you the trusted health info you need

613 people are talking about this

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China Uses Coronavirus to Expand Mass Surveillance of Its Citizens

New York Times tech correspondent Paul Mozur lives in China and has been tweeting about the country’s increase in surveillance of its citizens that includes making people download software to track their location and sharing it with police, flying drones to make sure people are wearing masks, and police are wearing helmets with facial recognition cameras that can also take people’s temperature. Mozur wrote that the precedent that is being set in China is likely to include newly empowered neighborhood committees, conditioning people to accept checkpoints, and companies sharing location information from apps directly with police.

The Chinese government rolled out a new internet law to ban all negative content and is expected to ban criticism.

  • Authorities across China have been using new hi-tech surveillance methods to monitor citizens in an attempt to stem the coronavirus outbreak.
  • They include flying drones to make sure people are wearing masks, facial-recognition cameras, and making people download software to track their location.
  • This kind of surveillance is already present in Xinjiang, the homeland of the Uighurs, where China operates an invasive, 21st-century police state.
  • Experts told Business Insider that this mass data collection could stay the norm even after the coronavirus becomes less of a public-health threat.
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China has dramatically ramped up its data-collection efforts in its efforts to stem its coronavirus outbreak, which has infected more than 80,000 people in the country alone.

In pursuit of this, authorities have rolled out a slew of new tactics to monitor and track potential cases.

The Chinese government has long been criticized for its invasive use of technology, and the coronavirus outbreak has appeared to strengthen its case for harvesting more data – a situation experts fear could become permanent.

The methods include:

After bearing the brunt of the coronavirus outbreak, China appears to be undergoing a turnaround, in which people are getting better faster than they fall sick.

However, experts fear that this mass data collection could continue after the coronavirus is less of a public-health threat, and becomes a permanent addition to the Communist Party surveillance’s state.

(It’s worth noting that these technologies have so far been implemented piecemeal in some regions, and it’s too early to tell whether they actually helped China stem an outbreak.)

But this kind of surveillance state already exists in in one part of China: Xinjiang, a northwestern Chinese region home to the oppressed Uighur population.

The Chinese state sees Islam – the religion of most Uighurs – as a threat, and conflating it with religious extremism. China has in the past few years effectively set up a police state in their homeland.

Almost a million Uighurs have been detained in prison-like re-education camps over alleged infractions as minor as going to other countries, growing a beard, and owning computer files in the Uighur language. (Many of these so-called crimes were laid out recently in a series of leaked documents called the Karakax List.)

Authorities there have installed almost a million facial-recognition cameras to record crimes, and even anticipate them.

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Additional source — Paul Mozur’s Twitter page:




Neocon ‘Vulture Capitalist’ Paul Singer Reported to be Buying Up Twitter Stock to Oust CEO Jack Dorsey


‘Vulture Capitalist’ Paul Singer reportedly is buying up shares of Twitter stock in order to oust CEO Jack Dorsey. While Dorsey does censor conservative Twitter users, Singer could be worse. Singer funded the Steele dossier that set off Mueller’s Russia investigation, he pressured the GOP to accept the LGBT agenda, and he is driving the transfer of America’s tech companies to Israel. -GEG

Vulture Capitalist Paul Singer, a major pro-Israel donor who pushed the GOP to embrace the LGBT agenda and funded the notorious Steele dossier, is reportedly buying up shares of Twitter stock in order to oust CEO Jack Dorsey.

From Bloomberg, “Singer’s Elliott Seeks to Replace Twitter CEO Dorsey”:

Activist investor Elliott Management Corp. has taken a sizable stake in Twitter Inc. and plans to push for changes at the social media company, including replacing Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey, according to people familiar with the matter.

The New York-based firm has nominated four directors to Twitter’s board, said the people, who asked to not be identified because the matter isn’t public.

There are only three seats becoming available at this year’s annual meeting but Elliott wanted to ensure that it nominated enough directors to fill all three seats or any other vacancies that may arise, the people said. The exact size of Elliott’s stake couldn’t be determined.

Elliott approached San Francisco-based Twitter about its concerns privately and has had constructive discussions with it since then, the people said.

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http://ryansorba.blogspot.com/2017/05/paul-singers-gay-agenda-punish-pay-off.html




UN World Health Organization Holds Secret Talks With Tech Giants To Stop Spread of Coronavirus “Misinformation”

California: Facebook reportedly held a secret meeting with the World Health Organization to combat the spread of information on social media about the coronavirus that they claim is misinformation and conspiracy theories, characterizing it as an ‘infodemic’. Both Facebook and Twitter already announced that they would remove content deemed to be misinformation regarding the virus, however, what is considered “misinformation” is totally subjective. Amazon, Twilio, Dropbox, Google, Verizon, Salesforce, Twitter, YouTube, Airbnb, Kinsa and Mapbox were all at the meeting.

The World Health Organization has held talks with tech giants to stop the spread of coronavirus “misinformation,” despite the fact that some things once labeled “misinformation” have since turned out to be true.

The meeting was organized by the WHO but hosted by Facebook at its Menlo Park campus in California. Attendees included representatives from Amazon, Twilio, Dropbox, Google, Verizon, Salesforce, Twitter, YouTube, Airbnb, Kinsa and Mapbox.

According to the WHO’s Andy Pattison, an “infodemic” of misinformation has accompanied the coronavirus outbreak and big tech giants need to respond by censoring “fake news” content.

Both Facebook and Twitter already announced that they would remove content deemed to be misinformation regarding the virus, a dangerous new lurch to mass censorship given that what is considered “misinformation” is totally subjective and beholden to partisan bias.

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UK Considers Making Vaccines Mandatory for All and Criminalizing Criticism of Vaccines

David Icke is at his best in this analysis of how Big Pharma is in the final phase of its long march toward forcing every human on the planet to accept vaccines and to imprison anyone who attempts to provide information that questions the narrative that vaccines are scientifically proven to be safe and effective. He is relentless and passionate in this presentation and concludes that mandatory vaccines and censorship of debate are the line in the sand for freedom. Not to stand against this tyranny is not an option. -GEG

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzZ0sK-QpNk

Posting anti-vaccine propaganda on social media could become criminal offence, Law Commissioner says 

New Law Commissioner Penney Lewis is leading wide-ranging review into whether UK’s offence and abuse laws are fit for the Social Media age

Posting anti-vaccine propaganda on social media could become a criminal offence – even if those promoting it believe the pseudoscience, the UK’s new criminal Law Commissioner has said.

In her first interview since taking up the role, Penney Lewis, revealed she is considering whether laws should be amended to “lower the threshold” of criminality for posting false information online that endangers lives.

It comes as the Health Secretary Matt Hancock said in September he was “looking very seriously” at making vaccinations compulsory for state school pupils after the UK lost its official measles-free country status due to a steady fall in MMR immunisation rates.

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Additional sources:

http://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/event201/191017-press-release.html

https://patents.justia.com/patent/10130701

https://www.pirbright.ac.uk/partnerships/our-major-stakeholders




Association of American Physicians & Surgeons Sues US Representative Adam Schiff for His Role in Censoring the Vaccine Debate

On January 15, 2020, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons filed a lawsuit claiming that defendant Adam Schiff abused government power and infringed on their freedom of speech. The lawsuit is in response to Congressman Schiff contacting Google, Facebook, and Amazon urging them to de-platform or discredit so-called “inaccurate” information on vaccines. All three tech giants complied, and AAPS was censored. AAPS contends that “The First Amendment protects the rights of free speech and association. Included within the right of free speech is a right to receive information from willing speakers. Under the First Amendment, Americans have the right to hear all sides of every issue and to make their own judgments about those issues without government interference or limitations.” -GEG

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons – AAPS – is a non-partisan professional association of physicians in all types of practices and specialties across the country. Since 1943, AAPS has been dedicated to the highest ethical standards of the Oath of Hippocrates and to preserving the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship and the practice of private medicine. Our motto, “omnia pro aegroto” means “all for the patient.”

On Jan 15, 2020, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, along with Katarina Verrelli, on behalf of herself and others who seek access to vaccine information, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Plaintiffs allege that Defendant Adam Schiff has abused government power and infringed on their free-speech rights.

“Who appointed Congressman Adam Schiff as Censor-in-Chief?” asks AAPS General Counsel.  “No one did, and he should not be misusing his position to censor speech on the internet.”

In February and March 2019, Rep. Schiff contacted Google, Facebook, and Amazon, to encourage them to de-platform or discredit what Schiff asserted to be inaccurate information on vaccines. He then posted the letters and press release on the House.gov website.

Within 24 hours of Schiff’s letter to Amazon dated Mar 1, 2019, Amazon removed the popular videos Vaxxed and Shoot ’Em Up: the Truth About Vaccines from its platform for streaming videos, depriving members of the public of convenient access.

Under a policy announced in May 2019, Twitter includes a pro-government disclaimer placed above search results for an AAPS article on vaccine mandates: “Know the Facts. To make sure you get the best information on vaccination, resources are available from the US Department of Health and Human Services.” The implication of this disclaimer is that if information is not on a government website, then it is somehow less credible.

On Facebook, a search for an AAPS article on vaccines, which previously would  lead directly to the AAPS article, now produces search results containing links to the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Visits to the AAPS website have declined significantly since March 2019, both in absolute terms and relative to the decline that would result from a story’s losing its recency.

“The internet is supposed to provide free access to information to people of different opinions,” stated AAPS Executive Director, Jane Orient, M.D.

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UN Approves China-Backed Internet Convention That Could Lead to Lead to Censorship of Free Expression in Pretext of Fighting Crime

The UN has approved a new convention, led by Russia and backed by China, that would counter the criminal use of information and communications technologies, but the criminal use may become any criticism of government officials. -GEG

The United Nations on Friday approved a Russian-led bid that aims to create a new convention on cybercrime, alarming rights groups and Western powers that fear a bid to restrict online freedom.

The General Assembly approved the resolution sponsored by Russia and backed by China, which would set up a committee of international experts in 2020.

The panel will work to set up “a comprehensive international convention on countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes,” the resolution said.

The United States, European powers and rights groups fear that the language is code for legitimizing crackdowns on expression, with numerous countries defining criticism of the government as “criminal.”

China heavily restricts internet searches to avoid topics sensitive to its communist leadership, as well as news sites with critical coverage.

A number of countries have increasingly tried to turn off the internet, with India cutting off access in Kashmir in August after it stripped autonomy to the Muslim-majority region and Iran taking much of the country offline as it cracked down on protests in November.

“It is precisely our fear that (a new convention) would allow the codification at an international and global level of these types of controls that’s driving our opposition and our concerns about this resolution,” a US official said.

Any new UN treaty that spells out internet controls would be “inimical to the United States’ interests because that doesn’t tally with the fundamental freedoms we see as necessary across the globe,” he said.

Human Rights Watch called the UN resolution’s list of sponsors “a rogue’s gallery of some of the earth’s most repressive governments.”

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Trump’s USMCA Trade Agreement Is a Big Win for Tech Giants Who Were Given the Right to Censor Internet Content

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi approved Trump’s United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), claiming that she “lost” her fight to remove a provision granting big tech companies expanded legal immunity over censorship in the trade treaty that replaces NAFTA. There is no evidence, however, that there ever was a genuine fight over this in the first place. The new agreement allows tech companies to censor any content they consider ‘objectionable’ or ‘harmful’. That means they are free to censor anything they don’t like. Republicans have done nothing to secure free-speech online and now they actually support Big Tech censorship. -GEG

Big Tech is already celebrating.

From Breitbart, “Nancy Pelosi: ‘I Lost’; Big Tech Legal Immunity Remains in USMCA”:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said during a press conference Tuesday that she “lost” her fight to remove a provision granting big tech companies expanded immunity in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) told Breitbart News that they still have significant reservations over the immunity’s inclusion in the trade deal.

Breitbart News reported last week that Pelosi expressed concern over the USMCA inclusion of language that is even broader than Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The provision, Article 19.17, would grant greater legal immunity for big tech companies to censor, or moderate, any content compared to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

 

No doubt she fought tooth and nail to remove it!

[Senator Ted] Cruz said that “enshrining” big tech’s legal immunity could force lawmakers to “either abandon efforts to hold big tech companies accountable, or revise Section 230 and put the United States in breach.”

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Behavioral Psychologist Refutes Comic Sacha Baron Cohen’s Call for Big Tech to Censor ‘Hate Speech’

Sacha Baron Cohen, who is known for mocking ordinary Americans’ toleration of his offensive behavior and deceiving celebrities, called for more Big Tech censorship to fight “anti-Semitism,” “hate” and “bigotry”. While receiving an award from the Anti-Defamation League, he recommended that every online post should be monitored. The ADL has partnered with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter and has influenced much of the existing censorship on these platforms.

Gad Saad, a Jewish-Canadian behavioral psychologist, pointed out that Sacha Baron Cohen’s definition of what should be censored was far too broad. He described himself as a free-speech absolutist and said it is wrong to attempt to correct falsehoods in a free society. For one thing, it is not always possible to know for sure what the falsehoods are. The only time social-media companies should intervene is for libel/defamation or direct incitement to violence. He says falsehoods can be defeated only by truth, not censorship. -GEG

Additional sources:

http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=60958

https://www.adl.org/news/press-releases/facebook-google-microsoft-twitter-and-adl-announce-lab-to-engineer-new

Anti-Defamation League Admits Colluding with Tech Giants to Facilitate Big Brother Censorship

 




Leaked Insider Recording From ABC News Reveals Network Executives Killed Bombshell Story Implicating Jeffrey Epstein

Amy Robach, ABC’s Good Morning America Breaking News Anchor and 20/20 Co-Anchor, was recorded on a ‘hot mic’ during a conversation with a producer last August saying that she had convinced Virginia Roberts Giuffre, a victim of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, to come forward with her story three years ago. However, ABC refused to air Robach’s interview with Virginia Giuffre. Robach said that ABC was threatened by ‘the Palace’ to prevent allegations against Prince Andrew from being reported. Robach also claimed that she had proof that Epstein’s right-hand woman, Ghislaine Maxwell, would recruit the girls for the sex operation. Robach said that she believed Epstein was killed by someone because he made his living blackmailing powerful people. James Goldston was the president of ABC News at the time the story was allegedly censored.

ABC and Robach responded to the video by saying that her interview did not meet the station’s editorial standards. 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.

 

“I’ve Had This Story for Three Years… (ABC) Would Not Put It on The Air” says Good Morning America Breaking News Anchor, and 20/20 Co-Anchor Amy Robach. “It Was Unbelievable… We Had – Clinton, We Had Everything…”
Robach: “We Had Her Whole Allegations About Prince Andrew…I Got a Little Concerned About Why I Couldn’t Get On.”
Amy Robach Describes How She Interviewed a Woman Who Had the Courage to Come Forward “Years” Ago About Epstein: “She Had Pictures, She Had Everything. She Was in Hiding for Twelve Years. We Convinced Her to Come Out. We Convinced Her to Talk to Us.”
Robach Details ABC’s Initial Response to Her: “Who’s Jeffrey Epstein? No One Knows Who That is. This is a Stupid Story”
Robach: “Now it’s All Coming Out … I Freaking Had All Of It…”

(New York, NY)Newly revealed footage leaked by an ABC insider has exposed how network executives rejected allegations against Jeffrey Epstein years ago, even though there was content regarding the merit of those claims in-hand.

Amy Robach, ‘Good Morning America’ Co-Host and Breaking News Anchor at ABC, explains how a witness came forward years ago with information pertaining to Epstein, but Disney-owned ABC News refused to air the material for years. Robach vents her anger in a “hot mic” moment with an off-camera producer, explaining that ABC quashed the story in it’s early stages.  “I’ve had this interview with Virginia Roberts (Now Virginia Guiffre) [alleged Epstein victim]. We would not put it on the air. Um, first of all, I was told “Who’s Jeffrey Epstein.  No one knows who that is.  This is a stupid story.”

She continues, “The Palace found out that we had her whole allegations about Prince Andrew and threatened us a million different ways.”

Robach goes on to express she believes that Epstein was killed in prison saying, “So do I think he was killed? 100% Yes, I do…He made his whole living blackmailing people… Yup, there were a lot of men in those planes. A lot of men who visited that Island, a lot of powerful men who came into that apartment.”

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Additional sources:

http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=60896

 

https://www.projectveritas.com/2019/11/05/breaking-abc-news-and-amy-robach-respond-to-project-veritas-bombshell-epsteincoverup-story/