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Friday, October 16, 2020


One of the most ominous tenets of the people behind the new Democratic party is censorship. The hard-left doesn't like opposing points of view. After all, if you believe them, any position that doesn't conform to their warped world view is "racist" or "socially unjust."

As if to reinforce this view, the new Democratic party's trained hamsters among the big social media companies (e.g., Facebook, Twitter) have decided to go all-in for their masters and censor stories they don't like during the final month of the election season. Even worse, they're beginning to damp or eliminate people who have a conservative view point from posting or retweeting information. In other words, they're allowing the hard-left to use the social network, but conservatives are banned.

The irony in all of this is that Democrats have clutched their pearls over "election interference" for four years, yet they look the other way as Facebook and Twitter interfere with the legitimate flow of information surrounding this election. The new Democratic party has real doubt about the mortality of our constitution (after all, it was written by "white men"), so freedom of speech really isn't an issue. 

Glenn Greenwald, one of the few ethical and honest journalists on the Left, summarizes the Biden influence peddling story that appeared in The NY Post, and then writes:

THE POST, for all its longevity, power and influence, ran smack into two entities far more powerful than it: Facebook and Twitter. Almost immediately upon publication, pro-Biden journalists created a climate of extreme hostility and suppression toward the Post story, making clear that any journalist even mentioning it would be roundly attacked ...

The two Silicon Valley giants saw that hostile climate and reacted. Just two hours after the story was online, Facebook intervened. The company dispatched a life-long Democratic Party operative who now works for Facebook — Andy Stone, previously a communications operative for Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, among other DC Democratic jobs — to announce that Facebook was “reducing [the article’s] distribution on our platform”: in other words, tinkering with its own algorithms to suppress the ability of users to discuss or share the news article. The long-time Democratic Party official did not try to hide his contempt for the article, beginning his censorship announcement by snidely noting: “I will intentionally not link to the New York Post.”

Twitter’s suppression efforts went far beyond Facebook’s. They banned entirely all users’ ability to share the Post article — not just on their public timeline but even using the platform’s private Direct Messaging feature ...

Even more astonishing still, Twitter locked the account of the New York Post, banning the paper from posting any content all day and, evidently, into Thursday morning. The last tweet from the paper was posted at roughly 2:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

The totalitarian operatives within the old Soviet Union or the modern day bureaucrats within the Chinese Communist Party would nod their heads approvingly and smile.


This from media critic Howard Kurtz:

For Twitter in particular, if you had to come up with a plan to reinforce conservative complaints about its liberal bias, you could hardly do better than for the tech giant to lock the Trump campaign’s account. Not to mention that of press secretary Kayleigh McEnany as well.

Hashtag: #Fail

In fact, Twitter chief Jack Dorsey admitted in a tweet that the company’s conduct--censoring stories and locking accounts with little public explanation--was “unacceptable.” You got that right, Jack. But then he didn’t do anything to fix it, apparently viewing the self-inflicted wound as just a PR problem. Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans plan to subpoena Dorsey next week.

Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook was only slightly more restrained, limiting the Post story’s distribution through its secret algorithm while referring it to an outside fact-checker--the results of which are still not in. Uh, how many negative stories about Trump have both companies tried to silence, no matter what the sourcing? [Answer: none]

No wonder President Trump was telling a North Carolina rally yesterday that “the Bidens got rich while America got robbed...Big Tech is censoring these stories to try to get Biden out of this impossible jam.”

Can anyone say, "Election Interference?"

A while back, the inimitable Richard Fernandez commented on the growing in-your-face bias of both the main stream media and large social media companies—all virulently anti-Trump and in the tank for the new Democratic party.

This week they used that "iron fist" to protect Biden from this latest influencing peddling scandal. It's only the beginning.