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NY Post: Twitter Is Blackmailing America

Following Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s appearance before the Senate, the New York Post says that the social media platform is running a “protection racket,” dictating what Americans can see and read and what media companies must do to reach the public on its platform in a “blackmail operation.”

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Falsely Claims URL for NY Post Biden Bombshell Isn’t Blocked – While Under Oath

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey falsely claimed during a hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee hearing today that links to the New York Post’s bombshell stories on Biden family corruption were no longer banned on its platform, despite the ban remaining on the Post’s story on alleged corrupt deals with communist China. The link ban was only removed after Dorsey’s testimony.

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Facebook and Twitter CEOs Can’t Name a Leftist They’ve Censored

Both Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey were unable to name a leftist individual or entity that they have censored on their platforms during Wednesday’s Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing, entitled, “Does Section 230’s Sweeping Immunity Enable Big Tech Bad Behavior?” Google CEO Sundar Pichai successfully provided several examples to Sen. Mike Lee when he posed the question to all three CEOs.

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Twitter Censors Trump AGAIN – Multiple Warning Labels on Voter Fraud Tweet

Twitter disabled direct retweets of a tweet by President Donald Trump earlier today, the later in a long line of acts of censorship against the President and his administration, that have escalated in recent weeks. Taking its censorship of Trump to new levels, the platform requires users to click through a warning message, then look past several warning labels to follow its two-step quote retweet process.  

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - OCTOBER 22: U.S. President Donald Trump participates in the final presidential debate against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at Belmont University on October 22, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. This is the last debate between the two candidates before the election on November 3. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty …

Corporate Media Heaps Praise on Wikipedia, Ignores Longstanding Problems

For years, the corporate media have touted Wikipedia as a tool against “fake news” and “conspiracy theories” in line with the messaging of the Wikimedia Foundation, owners of the site. Media recently praised the site’s handling of political controversies, where editors favor establishment media narratives such as when censoring and downplaying recent Hunter Biden revelations. The media also advanced Wikipedia as a credible source on the coronavirus pandemic and even as a general medical source, prompting wide use by Big Tech and a partnership with the World Health Organization, But in reality, Wikipedia comes up short in all categories.

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LA Times Concerned by Facebook Censorship – in Vietnam

In a recent article, the Los Angeles Times outlines how Facebook collaborates with the authoritarian Vietnamese government to shut down dissent within the country while publicly claiming to be a platform of free speech in the United States. The corporate media expresses grave concerns about the company’s censorship in the communist nation without mentioning its censorship of the New York Post’s Biden bombshells.

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Twitter Changes Retweet Functionality to Add ‘Friction’ Before Election

Social media site Twitter is reportedly altering how retweets work on its platform ahead of the November presidential election in an attempt to prevent the spread of what it considers “misinformation” on the platform. The company hopes that adding “friction,” or extra clicks, will slow down the virality of content like the New York Post Biden bombshells the company clumsily censored last week.

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Report: Facebook Employees ‘Ashamed’ by Censorship of NY Post’s Biden Bombshell

A recent report from the New York Post alleges that employees at tech giant Facebook are “ashamed” of the social media giant’s censorship of the Post’s bombshell reports on Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden, his son Hunter, and their alleged dealings with Burisma. According to the Post, one employee wrote, “I was shocked that Facebook did this. We kinda called [brought] this on ourselves. So much for ‘we are not the arbiters of truth.’ “

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Jonathan Turley: Social Media Has Become ‘State Media’

In a recent op-ed, legal scholar Jonathan Turley refers to Twitter and Facebook as “state media” after they attempted to stop the viral spread of the recent New York Post bombshell reports about Hunter Biden, Burisma, and the alleged involvement of Joe Biden in their business dealings.

Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the second day of testimony before Congress by Zuckerberg, 33, after it was reported that 87 …

WSJ: Twitter Blacklisting of NY Post’s Bombshell Biden Story Shows ‘Deep’ Bias Against Conservatives

An editorial published by the Wall Street Journal condemned Twitter’s decision to blacklist bombshell stories from the New York Post that detail an alleged relationship between Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and Burisma. Twitter users were blocked from sharing the stories last week after executives decided that the story violated its policy on sharing “hacked information.”

CANNES, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Co-chair / founder of Twitter Jack Dorsey attends the ' #SheInspiresMe: Twitter celebrates female voices & visionaries ' Event at Cannes Lions on June 21, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images for Twitter)

Facebook Maintains Low Profile After Censoring Bombshell Biden Story

Following Facebook and Twitter’s decision to censor a recent bombshell article from the New York Post about Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter, Facebook has remained mostly silent about the issue as Twitter has dominated the headlines with its link blocking, suspension of prominent media & politicians, and policy changes.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 29: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies via video conference during an Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee hearing on "Online platforms and market power. Examining the dominance of Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple" on Capitol Hill on July 29, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Graeme …

Greenwald: Facebook and Twitter ‘United’ to Defend Their ‘Preferred Candidate’

The Intercept co-founding editor Glenn Greenwald criticized Facebook and Twitter’s recent censorship of the New York Post’s bombshell article revealing Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden’s alleged meeting with executives of a Ukrainian energy firm. According to Greenwald, “In sum, the two Silicon Valley giants, with little explanation, united to prevent the sharing and dissemination of this article.”

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The Atlantic: Twitter ‘Goofed It’ by Censoring NY Post’s Biden Bombshell

The Atlantic published a column on Thursday in which it condemned Twitter’s decision to censor a bombshell story from the New York Post that detailed the alleged relationship between Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and Burisma. According to the article, Twitter’s censorship “sets a bizarre precedent, implying that the company might become an arbiter of journalistic rigor or public interest.”

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Twitter Censors Second New York Post Bombshell Story About Hunter Biden

Twitter has censored the distribution of a second New York Post story containing bombshell information about 2020 Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden — the latest piece reporting on how Hunter Biden’s emails reveal that he tried to cash in big on behalf of his family with a Chinese energy company.

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Twitter Cites ‘Hacked Info’ Policy to Defend Censorship of New York Post Biden Bombshell

A spokesperson for Twitter defended the company’s decision to censor a bombshell story from the New York Post about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter. The company is citing its policy on “hacked materials” as the reason why it decided to limit its users’ ability to share the story, but it is not clear that any hacking was involved in procuring the trove of emails at all.

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