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CENSORED: Facebook, Twitter block Post exposé, CEO admits handling was ‘unacceptable’

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…”

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The first amendment calls for undeniable freedom of speech and of the press.

But what happens if social media platforms start blocking content from being shared? Is it a violation of the constitution? Is it fair? Is it just?

Whatever it is, it’s happening now.

After the New York Post released a bombshell exposé Wednesday alleging that Hunter Biden and his presidential nominee father, Joe Biden, met with a top executive of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma – during Biden’s vice presidency – both Facebook and Twitter censored – and blocked – sharing of the article on their respective platforms.

And now they’re trying to clean up the mess.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey released a statement in a tweet Wednesday night saying it was “unacceptable” to block users from sharing the Post’s report without providing a clear message as to why.

The statement came hours after several high-profile Republicans, including Sen. Josh Hawley, blasted the social media giant for the censorship, according to the Post. 

“Our communication around our actions on the @nypost article was not great. And blocking URL sharing via tweet or DM with zero context as to why we’re blocking: unacceptable,” Dorsey wrote in the tweet.

 

Dorsey’s tweet linked to an official statement from the network:

“We want to provide much-needed clarity around the actions we’ve taken with respect to two NY Post articles that were first Tweeted this morning,” Twitter representatives wrote. “The images contained in the articles include personal and private information — like email addresses and phone numbers — which violate our rules. As noted this morning, we also currently view materials included in the articles as violations of our Hacked Materials Policy.

”Commentary on or discussion about hacked materials, such as articles that cover them but do not include or link to the materials themselves, aren’t a violation of this policy,” they continued. “Our policy only covers links to or images of hacked material themselves. The policy, established in 2018, prohibits the use of our service to distribute content obtained without authorization. We don’t want to incentivize hacking by allowing Twitter to be used as the distribution for possibly illegally obtained materials.”

Facebook also said it would limit the spread of the article, pending a review by independent fact-checkers.

Taking it a step further, Twitter also locked the Post’s main Twitter account, as well as White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s personal account after she shared the article to her followers, the Daily Caller reports.

This active censorship of the media has people wondering: are these platforms really trying to protect the election like they claim, or are they just protecting Joe Biden’s campaign?

There is something very important to note.

In September, Twitter’s director of public policy Carlos Monje left the social media company’s D.C. office to join Joe Biden’s transition team after helping to host a fundraiser for the democratic nominee.

Red flag alert.

According to a LinkedIn profile cited in a Politico article, Monje started working at Twitter in 2017. Prior to that, he served in the White House during the Obama administration, and on the transition team for Hillary Clinton

It seems like, despite the platform’s goal of “impartiality,” Twitter does, in fact, have political leanings.

But, the suspicious activity doesn’t stop there.

Biden’s transition team also named former Facebook executive and senior regulatory official Jessica Hertz as its general counsel and ethics arbiter in September, according to Politico.

So, let’s get this straight.

Biden’s campaign team is chocked full of former directors and executives of the very social media companies that are censoring the Post’s exposé?

And those same social media platforms claim to be unbiased?

With the election just 19 days away, the suspicion is quickly unraveling.

Is Joe Biden behind the whole operation?

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  1. IraMad

    October 15, 2020 at 10:44 am

    Dorsey thinks a few weasel words will make it right!
    They just didn’t adequately explain why they deprived these users of their first amendment right to free speech. That’s all.
    Once they post their mumbo-jumbo excuse for crapping on the Constitution, things will be hunky-dory.
    Users will STILL remain in the dark about this game-changing revelation.

  2. VeryZenKen

    October 15, 2020 at 11:07 am

    No surprise here. The criminality of the Democrat Party is legendary! I am very grateful the whistleblower decided to no longer wait on the FBI to priduce findings. My understanding is they have had Hunter’s laptop since May. The FBI Director has proven himself to be a feckless partisan hack, second only to James Comey. If the Post had not released some of the documents I seriously doubt we, the public, would have ever seen them. Certainly not before the election.
    The article coming out directly behind the Committee’s 87 page report on Hunter Biden’s “alledged” money laundering, access peddling and some references to sex trafficking seems pretty damning. The Committee’s sources and the Post’s article sources appear to be independent of each other and so seem to be confirmation that there are a number of acts that seem inappropriate for a sitting VP and his family member to be engaged in. Having independent confirmation is something the Trump investigations never had. In at least one instance the Steele Dossier was used as the source for an article, then the article was used to substantiate the dossier in a FISA application!
    I find it disturbing that with multiple reports and Joe’s own admission and subsequent lies on the subject there is no cry to investigate this story from tge media. This tech tyranny of remiving the story and blocking accounts is absolutely outrageous. Goung back to tge beginning, it’s no surprise.

  3. Diane Lange

    October 15, 2020 at 11:38 am

    Watch Trump Card! This “1984” censorship was predicted ! We have got to fight back as these communist owners of US social media platforms with their propaganda and censorship is all planned…. it is election interference and worse than Russian collusion… it is America interference!

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Obtained Emails on Election Night Heighten Georgia’s Mysterious Ballot-Counting

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Just the News has obtained internal emails from election workers in Georgia’s Fulton County has increased confusion and mystery regarding the November presidential elections. As a reminder, Just the News writes, “Uncertainty arose regarding the ballot processing operation at Fulton County’s State Farm Arena on and after Election Night, when ballot-scanning apparently continued even after most election workers had reportedly been sent home.”

Affidavits from Election Night poll workers state they were directed by officials to stop working around 10:30 pm on November 3rd, and return at 8:30 am the next day. Multiple local and national media outlets reported absentee ballot counting stopped around 10:30 pm and cited county spokeswoman Regina Waller.

In truth, counting at the State Farm Arena continued past 10:30 pm. Waller herself told JTN in December that contrary to media reports, many citing her, that she had “stated to all media…that although several workers were released to go home, a small team remained behind to assist with scanning ballots.”

Through an open records request, JTN obtained a few suspect emails, in which Waller does in fact state counting ended at around 10:30 pm. The email, timestamped at 10:22 pm on Nov. 3, addressed to several county officials as well as State Farm Arena spokesman Garin Narain stated, “the workers in the Absentee Ballot Processing area will get started again at 8 am tomorrow.”

When reached for comment via email, Waller only stated the email “was in response to a question received asking when all workers would return” but did not respond to a request to see the original email to which she was responding. So then why did she keep a “small” team behind?

Another email from Fulton County Interagency Affairs Manager Fran Phillips-Calhoun timestamped at 11:15 pm that same night, almost an hour after Waller said counting stopped, Phillips-Calhoun’s email may suggest otherwise. “FYI-[the Secretary of State’s office] just sort of threw the team under the bus stating that ‘we had a great day, but we decided to throw in the towel for the night even though the public is waiting…’ on the results.”

Phillips-Calhoun’s email was sent to Waller and several other county staffers. Phillips-Calhoun did not respond to requests for comment, nor did the message specify which statement from the Secretary of State’s office she was referring to.

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Pro-Trump super PAC rebrands to ‘stop Joe’s corruption, socialist agenda, liberalism’

It’s new name? Committee to Defeat the President. 

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A super PAC that heavily supported President Trump during the 2020 presidential campaign is changing its direction to focus on the new administration. 

The Committee to Defend the President officially rebranded itself on Wednesday as Joe Biden takes office. Its mission is now aimed at taking down the incoming democrat. 

It’s new name? Committee to Defeat the President. 

During the 2020 campaign cycle, the PAC reportedly raised more than $16 million to support Trump and his “America First policy agenda, BizPacReview reports. The group will now focus on “undermining” Biden’s agenda. 

“NEW NAME. SAME MISSION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT & STOP JOE’s Corruption…Socialist Agenda…Liberalism,” the website says. 

The committee told Fox News it plans to match its 2020 fundraising during the 2022 election cycle, and pledges a seven-figure investment “to expose the Biden-Harris administration and other Democrats for their left-wing politics.” 

The group will push new ads, opposition research, social media engagement, and “other innovative tactics.” 

The PAC’s “new mission is to save Americans from the radical, dangerous policies of the Biden-Harris administration,” Ted Harvey, the group’s chairman, said. 

“Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will work around the clock to reverse the unprecedented progress of the Trump presidency,” Harvey added. 

“From day one, we simply cannot let that happen. It is our patriotic duty to work around the clock and stop them – before the damage done to America becomes irreversible,” he said. 

But, this isn’t the first time the PAC has switched gears. 

Founded in 2013, it was originally called the Stop Hillary Pac, according to BizPacReview. 

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