Twitter Fact-Checking Trump Perhaps Leads to Conservative Free Speech


John R. Houk, Blog Editor

Posted May 28, 2020

 

FINALLY! Conservative Free Speech is about to be protected from Leftists twisting facts to fit their agenda to fundamentally transform America. Free Speech loving Conservatives ironically can thank Jack Dorsey’s Twitter for placing a twisted fact checking banner on a President Trump tweet about the corruption often linked to mail-in balloting touting only the Leftist line claiming mail-in ballot safety.

 

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Trump Takes on Social-Media Censorship

The president will sign an executive order aimed at preventing leftist speech suppression.

 

Twitter Censors Free Speech

 

By Thomas Gallatin

May 28, 2020

The Patriot Post

 

On the heels of being “fact-checked” by Twitter’s clearly biased “right opinion” police, President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he would soon be issuing an executive order that would hold social-media companies to account for infringing on Americans’ right to free speech. “Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservative voices,” Trump said, warning, “We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen.”

 

Trump’s contention is made that much more relevant given the fact that Twitter has not “fact-checked” any of the demonstrably false COVID-19 propaganda posted from Chinese communist officials. This glaring inconsistency serves to expose the fundamental problem with these self-appointed arbiters of “truth” — they are playing off opinion-checking as fact-checking.

 

This reality has been demonstrated by the fact that Twitter’s “Head of Site Integrity,” Yoel Roth, who is responsible for “fact-checking” (which he got wrong, ironically) Trump’s tweet on the problem of fraud associated with mail-in ballots, is an avid anti-Trump and anti-Republican leftist based upon his own social-media history. Roth has called the Trump administration “ACTUAL NAZIS,” derided Trump supporters in “fly-over states” because they “voted for a racist tangerine,” and labeled Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a “personality-free bag of farts.” He donated to Hillary Clinton in 2016, tweeting that “I just gave $100 to Hillary for America. We can’t f___ around anymore.”

 

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey lashed out after Roth was unmasked as chief of Twitter’s opinion police, telling critics to “leave our employees out of this.” [Blog Editor: Boo Hoo] Dorsey then ridiculously asserted, “We’ll continue to point out incorrect or disputed information about elections globally. And we will admit to and own any mistakes we make.” Actually, Twitter has yet to correct its erroneous labeling of Trump’s tweet on mail-in voting as a false claim despite the existence of numerous reports showing that those ballots are indeed susceptible to massive fraud.

 

Dorsey then hit overdrive in his double-speak, claiming, “This does not make us an ‘arbiter of truth.’ Our intention is to connect the dots of conflicting statements and show the information in dispute so people can judge for themselves. More transparency from us is critical so folks can clearly see the why behind our actions.” How exactly haranguing critics for exposing Twitter’s “Head of Site Integrity” for leftist bias equates to “more transparency” Dorsey failed to explain.

 

In truth, Trump’s decision has been a long time in the making, as his administration has increasingly raised alarms over the growing censorship practices by social-media giants Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The Wall Street Journal reports, “As drafted, the White House order would seek to reshape the way that federal regulators view Twitter and other social-media companies — not as hosts of speech but as monopolies that control millions of Americans’ daily experiences on their platforms. … It could also lay groundwork for treating them as public squares where individuals’ First Amendment rights are protected. The draft order is far-reaching in scope.”

 

Following Trump’s announced crackdown on social media, it comes as little surprise that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg quickly came out criticizing Twitter. “I just believe strongly that Facebook shouldn’t be arbiter of truth of everything that people say online,” Zuckerberg (rather hypocritically) insisted. “Private companies probably shouldn’t be, especially these platform companies, shouldn’t be in the position of doing that.” In other words, Thanks for screwing this up for us, Dorsey.

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Twitter’s Trump ‘Fact Check’ Does Not Disclose Company Partnered with Groups Pushing Mail-In Ballots

 

Jack Dorsey – Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

 

By Aaron Klein

27 May 2020

Breitbart

 

Twitter for the first time put a fact-check label on tweets from President Trump, using the controversial tactic on messages in which the president complained there is “no way” that “mail-in ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent.”

 

It may be instructive that Twitter seized on the mail-in balloting tweets as the first issue from Trump’s rapid fire social media feed to slap with a fact-check label. Twitter did not disclose in its so-called fact-check it is partners with two groups financed by leftist donors that engage in voter participation efforts, including drives pushing mail-in balloting.

 

Twitter sits on the “Premier Partner” list of one of those groups alongside ViacomCBS, the merger of Viacom and CBS. Twitter’s so-called fact-check about Trump’s mail-in balloting cited CBS political reporter Grace Segers vouching for mail-in voting.

 

Analysts have posited such proposals help the Democratic Party. Republicans specifically fear the prospect of voter fraud, since mail-in voting would be harder to authenticate.

 

Yesterday, Trump tweeted the following, earning him the badge reading “Get the facts about mail-in ballots”:

 

Donald J. Trump

✔ @realDonaldTrump

 

There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed. The Governor of California is sending Ballots to millions of people, anyone…..

 

 

Donald J. Trump

✔ @realDonaldTrump

 

….living in the state, no matter who they are or how they got there, will get one. That will be followed up with professionals telling all of these people, many of whom have never even thought of voting before, how, and for whom, to vote. This will be a Rigged Election. No way!

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Twitter did not disclose it is an active “Premier Partner” of Vote Early Day 2020, an election advocacy group seeking to educate voters that they can cast their ballots prior to Election Day, including via the vote-by-mail option.

 

The front page of the group’s website promotes mail-in balloting, telling voters that “more states are adopting additional Vote Early options, such as vote-by-mail, and we are expecting these changes to increase voter turnout. We want everyone to know their options.”

 

The organization suggests voters “throw a party or parade” so “friends can come together to fill-in their mail-in ballots.”

 

The website states:

 

Through parties at the polls and community parades to early voting sites, organizations across the country will inspire more Americans to vote early. Even in states without in-person early voting, friends can come together to fill-in their mail-in ballots.

 

The group’s mission statement includes mail-in options (emphasis added):

 

When Americans vote early, they ensure that last minute problems will not prevent them from casting their ballots – and help shorten voting lines on Election Day for everyone. But voting early rules – both for in-person and by-mail options – vary widely all over the country, causing confusion and preventing voters from casting their ballots. We’re here to make voting early easier. Given our current conditions with COVID-19, having multiple options to safely cast your ballot is critical.

 

Vote Early Day openly states it is supported by one organization: “Vote Early Day is a holiday for all Americans supported by a project at New Venture Fund.”

 

The New Venture Fund, or NVF, is in turn managed under an administrative agreement with the shadowy, massively funded Arabella Advisors strategy company that pushes the interests of wealthy leftist donors.

 

Arabella specializes in sponsoring countless dark money pop-up organizations advocating progressive policies and designed to look like grassroots activist groups, as exposed in a recent extensive report by conservative watchdog Capital Research Center.

 

Billionaire activist George Soros’s Open Society documents that it provided financing to the Sixteen Thirty Fund, one of four nonprofits run by Arabella Advisors, another being the NVF. Arabella nonprofits also evidence close financial workings with initiatives for the Democracy Alliance, another network of highly influential donors, including Soros.

 

Meanwhile, Twitter serves as a “Premier Partner” of Vote Early Day 2020 along with ViacomCBS and other media firms.

 

Twitter’s “fact-check” about Trump’s mail-in balloting cited Segers, the CBS political reporter, tweeting the following about mail-in voting:

 

Other listed media companies that are “Premier Partners” of Vote Early Day are BuzzFeed, MTV, Univision and USA Today.

 

More “Premier Partners” include leftist groups such as the League of Women Voters, the Democracy Fund, Alliance for Youth Organizing and Rise.

 

MTV recently partnered with Michelle Obama to host a virtual prom with the subtheme of increasing voter turnout. The television event is produced in partnership with When We All Vote, an organization for which Obama serves as a co-chair and that seeks to increase voter participation.

 

Organizers of the MTV event with Obama said in a statement the television Prom-athon would include a “special focus on commemorating another important milestone for young people this year: registering and voting in the national election in November.”

 

Becoming a “Premier Partner” for Vote Early Day, as Twitter did, requires activism on the part of each partner organization.

 

The group’s website states that to join as a “Premier Partner” an organization must (below are all direct quotes):

 

  • Agree to include their name or logo in public materials (e.g. press release and website);
  • Share their Vote Early Day activation plans with the Steering Committee in advance;
  • Report back successes and feedback;
  • Commit to a flagship on-the-ground activation, mobilize a national network of at least 50 partners, or reach 1 million people through digital or platform integrations

 

Vote Early Day is not Twitter’s only involvement in election advocacy. The social media giant along with Google and Facebook is also a 2020 partner for the National Voter Registration Day, which says it “wants to make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote.”

 

The National Voter Registration Day also pushes mail-in ballots, saying it seeks to educate citizens to “request mail-in ballots, learn about early voting options, and more.”

 

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, National Voter Registration Day says it’s working on “incorporating supplemental resources and messaging in our toolkits, posters, and trainings about how to vote by mail.”

 

The National Voter Registration is sponsored by the Democracy Fund, a charitable foundation created by eBay founder and liberal billionaire Pierre Omidyar.

 

Omidyar’s self-styled “philanthropic investment firm” the Omidyar Network, is also a funder of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, which has partnered with Facebook to draft principals in an initiative to help determine whether a certain news story is “disputed.”

 

The Omidyar Network has partnered with the Open Society on projects and it has given grants to third parties using the Soros-funded Tides Foundation as a “fiscal sponsor.” Tides is one of the largest donors to left-wing causes in the U.S.

 

Twitter’s “fact-check” of Trump’s tweets on mail-in balloting, meanwhile, also cited the ACLU of Nebraska claiming “voting by mail is secure. It’s effective. It led to record turnout.”

 

The ACLU has been pumping materials urging Congress to pass coronavirus voting legislation that pushes mail-in voting. Soros’s Open Society Foundations donated $50 million to the ACLU.

 

Breitbart News extensively reported a slew of other progressive groups tied to Soros money have been working overtime to push mail-in voting.

 

Aaron Klein is Breitbart’s Jerusalem bureau chief and senior investigative reporter. He is a New York Times bestselling author and hosts the popular weekend talk radio program, “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio.” Follow him on Twitter @AaronKleinShow.

Joshua Klein contributed research to this article. Follow him on Twitter @JoshuaKlein

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Exclusive: Matt Gaetz Drafting Bill to Drop Big Tech’s Legal Immunity over One-Sided ‘Fact Checks’

 

Matt Gaetz – Alex Wong/Getty Images

 

By Sean Moran

27 May 2020

Breitbart

 

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) will announce today that he is working with Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee to craft legislation that would strip social media giants of their Section 230 legal immunity if they fact check content on their platforms, according to a copy of his podcast which Breitbart News exclusively obtained.

 

On the Florida conservative’s podcast, Hot Takes with Matt Gaetz, he said that he is working on a bill that would prevent social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google from fact-checking content on their platforms. Gaetz’s announcement follows as Twitter decided to fact check President Donald Trump’s tweet on Tuesday.

 

Twitter tried to fact check the president over Trump’s tweet, claiming that mail-in ballot would lead to increased voter fraud.

 

After Twitter fact-checked Trump’s post, the president threatened to regulate or shut down social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter.

 

“Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices,” Trump wrote on Wednesday. “We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen.”

 

Gaetz noted that social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook enjoy a special liability protection under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. This immunity shields them from lawsuits if they were to remove and host content.

 

Gaetz said:

 

A lot of people don’t see that Facebook and Twitter … you see Twitter disadvantaging the president, they enjoy liability protections that are not enjoyed by your local newspaper or your local TV station, or Fox News, or CNN, or MSNBC. They have special benefits under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act as digital platforms because they’re not creating content for which they should be liable. They’re not making decisions about content, they’re simply saying come one, come all with your content. And as a consequence of that, they’re getting a bunch of protections.

 

The Communications Decency Act stipulates that a platform, such as Twitter, cannot be sued for what users post on their platform as long as they act as platforms and not publishers.

 

Noting that the social media companies have become increasingly biased against conservatives, Gaetz questioned whether social media companies deserve to keep their Section 230 immunity.

 

He asked rhetorically, “Well now, it really begs the question with what Twitter is doing. Do they deserve that? Do they deserve it? And I would suggest that they don’t.”

 

Gaetz added that it is not “good for the country” regardless of politics when these social media companies cease to stay neutral platforms.

 

Gaetz said that he is working with members of the Judiciary Committee to work on legislation to remove big tech’s Section 230 immunity if they continue to fact check on their platforms.

 

He said, “I am currently working with my Republican colleagues on the Judiciary Committee to craft legislation to say that if you’re going to opine as to the truth or falsity of that which is put on your platform, for the sake of its viewers, you don’t get the protection of Section 230. You are not a platform. You are doing something else, you are editorializing.”

 

Gaetz’s office told Breitbart News that the legislation would make big tech companies’ legal immunity contingent on not offering editorial judgments, such as fact-checking content.

 

“If Twitter is going to fact-check President Trump, that really begs the question of who those fact-checkers and if they are groups of people that shown bias against the president,” Gaetz said.

 

Sean Moran is a congressional reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3

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Never Thought I’d See The Day


Have you been shadow banned, censored or deplatformed by a Social Media giant? Perhaps you’ve spent time in ye old notorious Facebook Jail? I know I have had these experiences. If you’ve been in the same plight, you’ll appreciate this Justin Smith post.

 

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Never Thought I’d See The Day

 

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 5/17/2019 2:21 PM

 

I stay on Facebook simply because it has inserted itself into all sectors of public life, somewhat insidiously I might add, and as such, it wields far too much power as a political tool to simply be abandoned, due to its tyrannical and arbitrary censorship of everything conservative, pro-American, pro-Liberty and pro-Life. If not for this fact, I could care less if I’m on FB or not, until someone in government brings them in line to where they must follow the same guidelines as regular businesses and at least honor our civil rights and the Bill of Rights.

 

Whether I’m speaking to them or not, or anyone else on Facebook in any particular fashion should not be any of their concern, since everyone is provided a “Block” function; that they go the extra step to act as Big Brother on their private site is still a violation of our First Amendment Rights.

 

 

If I’m in a place of business and the owner doesn’t like something I say, they cannot censor me. But, like Facebook they can ask me to leave or refuse me service. That’s what Facebook essentially does. My assertion is they wouldn’t know what I was saying or writing if they weren’t illegally spying on me through the algorithms and monitors; and if they run across my public post by accident, they can simply ignore it. They should leave any interaction between all parties participating in FB, and if anyone decides to block me over something I’ve posted, that’s all fair and square.

 

The way it is now, the Leftists utilizing FB use the block app and Facebook backs them up like a supporting regiment in what amounts to the wholesale censorship of all conservatives on Facebook, by shadow banning posts and locking people out of their accounts, just as Twitter and other Leftist sites are doing. They are trying to take complete control of all search engines and the internet, and they have almost succeeded; right now, even WordPress is deleting conservative blogs and banning their posts, and Google is already hiding or outright deleting archived conservative material from the internet, which in essence is being scrubbed of conservative supporting historical fact; and, propaganda and out right falsehoods are inserted as replacements.

 

[Corroborating thoughts of interest:

 

Report: Google Manually Manipulates Search Results to Exclude Conservative Sites; By Charlie Nash; Breitbart; 4/10/19

 

Bombshell: Google manually censors conservative websites from search results, “blacklists” ideological defectors; By Ethan Huff; Natural News; 4/18/19

 

President Trump Retweets Report on Facebook Censoring Conservatives, Including Laura Loomer, Paul Joseph Watson… But Will He Do Anything to Help? By Jim Hoft; The Gateway Pundit; 5/3/19

 

STUDY: GOOGLE FAVORS LIBERAL NEWS OUTLETS OVER CONSERVATIVE ONES; By Chris White; The Daily Caller; 5/13/19 3:56 PM

 

Trump administration wants users to report ‘political bias’ by social media platforms; By John Gage; Washington Examiner; 5/15/19 6:33 PM

 

Report Social Media Free Speech Censorship White House Link]

 

 

Taking control of the internet is the greatest danger, and the fact it is taking place before our eyes represents the best reason for Congress to split Google, Facebook and Amazon into smaller organizations under the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, in order that competition gives the free flow of information a fighting chance. Otherwise, our internet will be controlled by big corporations pushing whatever agenda they wish upon the American public. And at some point, whatever they build may be seen as too important to remain in their hands and become the tool of a malicious government intent on using those propaganda programs to control us all.

 

However unfortunate, America cannot count on Congress to fix the problem at this moment in time, while Democrats control the House. They’re on the side of the censors. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., is railing that social media companies are not doing enough to “counter” what he calls “vitriolic hate messages,” aligning himself with the same tyranny we see all across Europe play out today through their hate speech illegitimate laws that allow for patriots opposed to Islam and Christians preaching the Gospel to be jailed for their stated beliefs and facts.

 

Instead, hopefully America will witness the courts step in and right this egregious development in our society. Last fall, a conservative nonprofit called Freedom Watch sued Facebook, Google, Twitter and Apple for suppressing “politically conservative content.” It’s plausible judges will rule that allowing social media platforms to censor political speech destroys the freedom of the public square.

 

And that’s just the tip of the ice-berg. Just wait until facial recognition and a complete cashless society become reality and they use social media information to determine who is or isn’t in good standing with the government. The very techniques FB is using now can be used by any tyranny minded government to keep someone out of work until they toe the party line. We see a similar program already unfolding in China through a social credit score that determines EVERYTHING for the individual …. even whether one gets into a university or not.

 

As a publicly traded stock, unless I missed the mark somehow, they are supposed to honor the Constitution and respect our civil and constitutional rights in the same manner all other companies with public holdings must adhere to the Bill of Rights and respect the public they serve.

 

I recently had a dear friend make me aware of the new ‘Tech Bias Story Sharing Tool’ that puts one on a White House type form, where a person can share their story of abuse and censorship at the hands of any or all the various tech giants. Anyone who has experience the OVERT and BLATANT and Often ARBITRARY CENSORSHIP utilized by Facebook, Twitter, Google and now even WordPress should use this tool to contact the White House and express Your own particular concerns.

 

Time will tell. The Senate and the House or the Courts either act or ‘We the People’ eventually will. To tell the truth, I’m actually surprised that nobody has attacked Facebook headquarters in Molina Park, California in some fashion, even if something as simple as paint bombs.

 

BIG BROTHER’S HERE. We need to make sure we kill him in the cradle so to speak, or we can kiss liberty in America Good-Bye. Too much of our liberty has already been destroyed through illegitimate legislation. We don’t need to allow anymore to be destroyed in THE PUBLIC SQUARE.

 

Well, I’ve rambled on too much already, but this is a touchy subject for me. I never thought I’d see the day where any American wasn’t allowed to freely speak his or her mind in this country, under any set of circumstances.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

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