A pair of Democrat Senators sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Friday essentially asking for twelve “anti-vaccine” accounts to be deleted.
Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) told the Big Tech heads, “We write to express our concern about the public health ramifications of online coronavirus vaccine disinformation and to urge you to remove the accounts that have been identified by experts as responsible for producing the majority of this disinformation on social media platforms.”
“A recent report from the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) identified a dozen specific content producers as the original sources of an estimated 65 percent of coronavirus disinformation online,” the Democrat senators continued.
“Websites and accounts maintained by these content producers host a high volume of content that contains vaccine disinformation, which is ultimately posted and shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Quite troublingly, some of this content targets Black and Latino communities with tailored anti-vaccine messages.”
The letter also stated, “For too long, social media platforms have failed to adequately protect Americans by not taking sufficient action to prevent the spread of vaccine disinformation online. Despite your policies intended to prevent vaccine disinformation, many of these accounts continue to post content that reach millions of users, repeatedly violating your policies with impunity.”
The CCDH report Klobuchar and Luján cited in their letter lists each problematic influencer by name along with a bio and which social media accounts are still active.
For example, the page for frequent Infowars guest Dr. Sherri Tenpenny notes that her Facebook is “Part Removed,” while her Twitter and Instagram pages remain “Active.”
The report claims Tenpenny “spreads anti-vaccine sentiment and false claims about the safety and efficacy of masks via her social media channels,” before providing a sample of a post allegedly violating Facebook’s policies.
Joseph Mercola, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Ty and Charlene Bollinger, Sherri Tenpenny, Rizza Islam, Rashid Buttar, Erin Elizabeth, Sayer Ji, Kelly Brogan, Christiane Northrup, Ben Tapper and Kevin Jenkins are all being targeted by the senators.
This censorship campaign is being promoted in the middle of a heated vaccine information war taking place online.
The Biden administration even put $3 billion into enlisting influencers to promote the shot….
On April 20, 2010, eleven men on the Deepwater Horizon were incinerated when the BP/Transocean oil rig blew out and exploded.
That’s the official line, and I could have swallowed it — except for a message I received from a very nervous source floating in the Caspian Sea. The source told me he’d been an eye-witness to the BP/Transocean oil rig blow-out — not the one in the Gulf, but an IDENTICAL blow-out in the Caspian that happened just 17 months before its Gulf companion exploded.
The hunt for the truth took me to Baku, Azerbaijan, in Central Asia (and detention by the dictatorship’s not-so-secret police), meetings with MI-6 sources in London, and beaches on the Gulf Coast and in the Arctic. Watch this video from my investigation for Britain’s Channel 4 Dispatches. It ran world-wide…except in the USA.
If you don’t know about the earlier blow-out, it’s because BP didn’t tell you, didn’t tell anyone but its drilling partners Exxon and Chevron — and in a top secret cable, George W. Bush’s State Department. The oil company chieftains kept the devastating information tightly concealed — even though US law required they report such rig failures to the US Department of Interior.
If BP had reported the disaster to Interior, the 11 men would be alive today, because Interior’s experts had tried to stop BP from drilling in the unstable deep waters of the Gulf.
But US executives of the oil giants testified to Congress that there had not been a deepwater rig disaster “in over 50 years” despite knowing that their platform in the Caspian had blown out just months earlier. Interior caved to the pressure, let BP drill, and drill using a supremely dangerous method, ignorant of the prior blow-out.
And did I mention that Chevron named a super-tanker after Bush’s US Secretary of State, its former board member? The VLCC Condoleezza.
While I had to cross the planet to confirm BP’s cover-up of the prior blow-out, our source for the State Department’s complicity came from another courageous source closer to home. Bradley, now Chelsea, Manning, passed the Bush crew’s secret cables to my colleagues at The Guardian.
SOMETIMES I DON’T EAT
I arrived on the Gulf Coast long after BP ads declared, “The water is clean and the beaches open!” However, because I wouldn’t join BP’s Potemkin tours of “clean” beaches, I had to charter a boat and wade ashore. To BP’s disapproval, I spoke with the line of Black people picking up hunks of oil. For the clean-up, they were given kitty litter scoopers tied to sticks.
BP’s white straw bosses, sipping sparkling water under tents, had given the workers little booties to put over their feet. My beach companion, Professor Rick Steiner, then Chairman of the Biology Department at the University of Alaska, an expert in oil contamination, was freaked out, watching the workers dancing in cancer-causing poison. BP did not give them the hazmat suits the oil companies were required to provide during the clean-up in Alaska.
He kept working as he talked, scared to lose the job, and careful never to let his kitty litter scooper go deeper than a quarter inch below surface of the sand, as BP demanded.
Why a quarter inch? Dr. Steiner took a spade and dug about eight inches when he hit the ooze. BP only wanted to give the beach a nice facial for the TV crews. ….
A popular social media influencer shared a private message she was sent offering a cash payment if she promoted the COVID-19 vaccine to her followers.
“As a leading provider of the COVID-19 vaccine, (censored) wants your help in amplifying the social movement, raising awareness, and establishing a positive association for the COVID-19 vaccine,” the proposal stated.
The message continued, “The goal is to promote an overall hopeful sentiment around things people are looking forward to once they are vaccinated (eg., hugging grandparent, a night out with the girls, going to a ballgame, a concert, etc).”
Once willing social media influencers upload their pro-vaccine content, the notice says, “You’ll receive $1,300 via PayPal.”
The pay-to-propagandize scheme comes with a detailed set of instructions for how to best market the vaccine.
In “Frame 1:” the influencers are told to share their excitement about taking the jab or preparing to be vaccinated.
For “Frame 2:” the participants are ordered to share videos and images relaying what they’re most looking forward to doing after getting the shot.
“Frame 3:” gets the followers involved by encouraging them to share what activities they are hoping to engage in post-vaccination.
However, the narrative that people can get “back to normal” after more individuals are vaccinated is a total facade.
The establishment admits even after receiving the experimental mRNA gene therapy “vaccines,” everyone still needs to wear a mask and social distance.
Using social media influencers to push the vaccine on Americans is only a fraction of the propaganda campaign being waged by the Biden Administration.
Just last week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced the administration invested $3 billion in a “Community Core” operation meant to “provide fact-based messages into the hand of local messengers.”
As the government spends your money to brainwash Americans, many influencers are using social media to fight back against the disinformation agenda.
For example, the following Instagram user’s video went viral after she exposed the companies producing COVID vaccines for having to repeatedly pay damages for fraud.
The billions of dollars being thrown towards propagandizing Americans shows the government is concerned We The People are not going along.
The United States Postal Service is running a “covert operation program” to monitor the social media activity of American citizens without their knowledge or consent, according to official documents.
The documents, obtained by Yahoo News, reveal a program called Internet Covert Operations Program (iCOP) which hasn’t previously been made public, that’s meant to monitor the activity of conservatives and “right-wing” Americans.
“Analysts with the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) Internet Covert Operations Program (iCOP) monitored significant activity regarding planned protests occurring internationally and domestically on March 20, 2021,” says the March 16 government bulletin, marked as “law enforcement sensitive.”
“Locations and times have been identified for these protests, which are being distributed online across multiple social media platforms, to include right-wing leaning Parler and Telegram accounts.”
Though the iCOP program is scanning through these social media channels, so far claimed that “no intelligence is available to suggest the legitimacy” of violent threats made on these platforms.
“iCOP analysts are currently monitoring these social media channels for any potential threats stemming from the scheduled protests and will disseminate intelligence updates as needed,” the bulletin says.
Civil rights leaders are sounding the alarm over this supposedly innocuous government agency spying on American citizens instead of focusing on mail -related issues.
“It’s a mystery,” said University of Chicago law professor Geoffrey Stone. “I don’t understand why the government would go to the Postal Service for examining the internet for security issues.”
“That part is puzzling. There are so many other federal agencies that could do this, I don’t understand why the post office would be doing it. There is no need for the post office to do it — you’ve got FBI, Homeland Security and so on, so I don’t know why the post office is doing this.”
The USPS defended its unconstitutional surveillance of Americans, calling social media posts “open source information.”…
Finally, an answer to the question: "Is there any federal agency that's not spying on Americans?" https://t.co/gA6KoguD4N
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 21, 2021
Clearly this implies that they’re also surveilling and opening mail traffic. Putting both surveillance operations under one institutional umbrella reduces inter-agency sharing and exposure to FOIA requests.
Opening mail envelopes has become almost routine in this country. You can tell if you examine the edge of the envelope: if there’s a clean shallow arc-shaped cut along the edge, big enough to insert a small ccd camera, you can be sure that’s what happened. At some point they won’t have to open the envelopes, they’ll be able to sharply focus xrays or UVC in various planes inside the envelope to read the text in different layers of folded letters.
The entire government is being weaponized against the people. And it’s all spontaneous of course. Just a bunch of independent actors pushing for expanded turf. NOT.
In this speech delivered at a Health-and-Freedom rally in Orange County, California, human-rights attorney Leigh Dundas lights the fire of liberty in the hearts of her audience as she shows the parallels between the rise of tyranny in Nazi Germany under the banner of nationalism and the rise of tyranny in America under the banner of public health. Her passion is contagious, and you will be drawn to her call to action. This speech will be remembered in history. 2021 April 18 – Source: Obscured Friends.
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Mark Crispin Miller teaches a course on Mass Persuasian and Propaganda at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development for 20 years. He is now suing 20 department colleagues for libel after they signed a letter to the dean of his school demanding a review of Miller’s conduct. Today we talk to Miller about his course, his views, his libel suit, and the state of free speech in the era of increasing COVID tyranny.
SHOW NOTES: …
In one of the strangest reactions to the Derek Chauvin trial verdict, House speaker Nancy Pelosi thanked George Floyd for “sacrificing [his] life for justice.”
“Thank you, George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice,” Pelosi said Tuesday. “For being there to call out to your mom—how heartbreaking was that?—call out for your mom, ‘I can’t breathe.’ But because of you and because of thousands, millions of people around the world who came out for justice, your name will always be synonymous with justice. And now we have to make sure justice prevails in the sentencing, but that’s its own procedure.”
You have to hear it to believe it. Watch:
Democrat Nancy Pelosi thanks George Floyd for being killed pic.twitter.com/2r2e2Ffz9Z
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 20, 2021
To her it’s a big political PR show. This is the mindset of most of the politicians in washington, but especially the demoncrats, who are constantly trying to pose as champions of the black community.
On the 28th anniversary of the violent end to the Waco Siege, the National Association for Gun Rights condemned the nomination of David Chipman to be director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).
At the time, Chipman was an ATF field agent who posed in a photo in the rubble of the ATF siege that claimed the lives of 76 people, including 25 children.
“Nominating David Chipman to head the ATF is absolutely abhorrent. Choosing Chipman to direct the ATF is about as smart as nominating Ted Kaczynski to head the United States Postal Service,” said Dudley Brown, President of the National Association for Gun Rights. “We’re actively mobilizing our 4.5 million members in opposition to his nomination.”
At the moment, David Chipman works as a gun control advocate and senior lobbyist for Giffords – a civilian disarmament organization that has recently become prominent in its gradual efforts to regulate, and eventually abolish the Second Amendment.
On previous occasions, Chipman has given multiple testimonies before Congress, where he has called for infringing on the Second Amendment rights of lawful Americans.
“No presidential administration should ever nominate someone for a law enforcement leadership job who was an active participant in government sanctioned mass murder. Chipman’s confirmation vote is a watershed moment for any U.S Senator who claims even cursory support for the Second Amendment,” Brown said in his concluding remarks.
Chipman’s nomination is shaping up to be one of the biggest fights for Second Amendment supporters in the next few months….
Speaking of Giffords:
According to a new peer-reviewed paper, “The Myth of a Food Crisis,” corrupt philanthropic and academic sectors in agriculture and development perpetuate the lie that Big Ag is the only way to feed the world.
Sustainable, local, organic food grown on small farms has a tremendous amount to offer. Unlike chemical-intensive industrial-scale agriculture, it regenerates rural communities; it doesn’t pollute rivers and groundwater or create dead zones; it can save coral reefs; it doesn’t encroach on rainforests; it preserves soil and it can restore the climate. Why do all governments not promote it?
For policymakers, the big obstacle to global promotion and restoration of small-scale farming (leaving aside the lobbying power of agribusiness) is allegedly that, “it can’t feed the world.” If that claim were true, local food systems would be bound to leave people hungry and so promoting them becomes selfish, short-termist and unethical.
Nevertheless, this purported flaw in sustainable and local agriculture represents a curious charge because, no matter where one looks in global agriculture, food prices are low because products are in surplus.
Often, they are in huge surplus, even in the hungriest countries. Farmers will tell you they are going out of business because, as a result of these surpluses, prices are low and continuously falling. Indeed, declining agricultural prices are a broad trend continuing, with the odd blip, for over a century, and applying to every commodity. This downward trend has continued even through a recent biofuel boom designed to consume some of these surpluses. In other words, the available data contradict the likelihood of food shortages. Despite the rising global population, food gluts are everywhere.
Global food models
The standard justification for claiming that these surpluses will one day turn into global food shortages comes from various mathematical models of the food system. These models are based on food production and other figures supplied to the UN by national governments. Whereas anecdotal or local evidence is necessarily suspect, these models claim to be able to definitively assess and predict the enormous, diverse and highly complex global food system.
The most prominent and most widely cited of these food system models is called GAPS (Global Agriculture Perspectives System). GAPS is a model created by researchers at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome. These models — and most often GAPS — are thus what is being cited in any quantitative discussion of future food needs. GAPS, for example, is the basis for the common ‘60% more food needed by 2050’ prediction, what Britain’s chief scientist John Beddington called “a perfect storm” facing humanity.
How reliable are these food system models?
In 2010 Professor Thomas Hertel of Purdue University gave the annual presidential address of the U.S. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. He chose to discuss the ability of mathematical models like GAPS to predict future supplies (this work was subsequently published). Hertel told his audience that those models are faulty.
What Hertel highlighted is that economic analysis has plainly shown that food supplies respond to long-term prices. That is, when prices for food items increase, food production also increases. For example, when prices increase, it becomes more worthwhile for farmers to invest in boosting their yields; but when prices are low there is little such incentive. Other actors in the food system behave similarly.
Yet global food models, noted Hertel, have adopted the opposite interpretation: they assume global food supplies are insensitive to prices.
In the firm but diplomatic tone expected of a presidential address, Hertel told his audience:
“I fear that much of this rich knowledge has not yet worked its way into the global models being used for long run analysis of climate, biofuels and agricultural land use … it is not clear that the resulting models are well-suited for the kind of long run sustainability analysis envisioned here.”
This is rather important. Since the whole point of these models is long-term prediction, if global food models underestimate the ability of food systems to adjust to higher demand, they will tend to predict a crisis even when there isn’t one.
Like all mathematical models, GAPS and other food system models incorporate numerous assumptions. These assumptions are typically shared across related models, which is why they tend to give similar answers. The reliability of all such models therefore depends crucially on the validity of shared assumptions like the one Hertel focused on.
Hertel’s analysis therefore prompts two important questions. The first is this: If GAPS contains an assumption that contradicts the collective wisdom of conventional agricultural economics, what other questionable assumptions hide in global food models?
The second question is this: Is it significant that the error identified by Hertel will tend to generate predictions that are unnecessarily alarmist?…
When the last small farmer succumbs to “the market” and everyone eats toxic factory food, the depopulation begins in earnest.