Published on May 7, 2019
MSM attacks Trump more than Alex Jones
MAY 6, 2019
Not long after labelling Alex Jones ‘dangerous’ prior to his Facebook ban, CNN has similarly called President Trump ‘dangerous,’ which suggests the Big Tech/MSM cartel wants to ban Trump from social media as well.
CNN’s Brian Stelter called Trump the “Infowars president” after he retweeted videos from Paul Joseph Watson and Millie Weaver over the weekend, as reported on Sunday.
But later on in an email newsletter, Stelter called the president’s tweets “dangerous,” accordingto the Washington Free Beacon.
“Trump legitimizing Infowars is dangerous,” the newsletter reportedly said. “Sometimes, we tend to dismiss Trump’s Twitter activity as not mattering much. But it does. Think about this: The President of the United States worked in the last couple of days to legitimize and promote Infowars, while simultaneously working to delegitimize credible news organizations.”
“This weekend’s tweets from the president were not only morally repugnant, they were dangerous…”
Keep in mind that CNN cheerleaded the purge of Alex Jones, so it isn’t a stretch to suggest that CNN is now targeting the ‘dangerous’ president for removal from social media or, at the very least, demanding more shadow banning of Trump’s tweets.
Also, keep in mind that the corporate media attacks Trump more than Alex Jones, so what’s stopping them from targeting him next?
And what better way than to cost Trump the 2020 election by restraining his presence on social media? He won the presidency in no small part by reaching Americans directly while bypassing the filter of mainstream media.
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Boogie revealed that the tech censorship crisis may be inspired, at least partially, by advertisers’ desire for a lower rate.
During an appearance on the H3 podcast, the famous YouTuber revealed a personal conversation he had with a contact in Walmart advertising who said they do not care about big tech censorship, but are looking forward to the lower advertising rates they expect to pay as a result.
Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter have all faced some extent of an advertiser boycott, with the blame levied on users who are deemed not to be “advertiser friendly.”
This has been YouTube’s excuse to demonetize popular right wing channels, and likely went into consideration for Twitter when they summarily banned Infowars, and Facebook and Instagram last week when they went a step further and said they would ban any user who so much as posted a link to Infowars video content or Alex Jones.
Boogie2988, a YouTube streamer who became famous for his parody videos, video game live streams, and for chronicling his weight loss journey, offered a nuanced take during the podcast.
“I know a lot of people that work at Walmart,” Boogie said on the podcast, “And I know people that work in advertising at Walmart, and somebody from Walmart, and I won’t say which person specifically, said to me ‘We don’t really care about any of that censorship crap, we don’t really care about any of the drama.’”
He continued, quoting his conversation with an anonymous Walmart advertising employee, “‘We care about lowering our bids, so we’re going to do a six months or one year hiatus, and when we come back, we’re going to have much lower bids.’”
If true, it would seem the exodus of large advertisers from big tech platforms, and the sacrifice of many large content creators that followed, may be driven almost entirely by finance.
If YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are perceived as dangerous places to advertise, the cost of doing so on the platforms would naturally decrease exponentially.
As Twitter user Justin Whang wrote succinctly, “Advertisers played YouTube like a fiddle.”
This is a taste of what is to come for 2020, as the deranged left resorts to violence and property damage.
By Shane Trejo
A vandal, believed to be a liberal enraged about Donald Trump, slashed tires of multiple vehicles outside of a conservative pro-Trump event last weekend.
The act of property destruction occurred outside of the Michigan Conservative Political Action Conference (MiCPAC), which took place on April 27 in Holt, MI. While the event’s hundreds of attendees were participating in activism and discussions, vehicles with large bumper stickers and window decals were targeted for vandalism.
This man’s car was targeted because of his large pro-Trump back window decal.
One of the cars vandalized belonged to Alex Larner, who is Director of the Michigan Conservative Union (MCU), the state’s longest-running organization promoting limited government and traditional values. His car was likely targeted because it displayed patriotic bumper stickers bought from Alex Jones’ web store.
“What happened that day wasn’t just a tire slashing,” Larner said in an exclusive statement to Big League Politics. “It was an attack on one of the core foundations of our public, freedom of speech. Where dialogue is abandoned for vandalism, there goes freedom to die.”
Larner’s tire was slashed in an act of senseless politically-motivated destruction.
This anti-Trump vandalism occurred just days before Jones and other right-wing media voices were arbitrarily thrown off Facebook. It is becoming much more difficult and dangerous to be an open conservative in the former land of the free.
“The globalists and dinosaur media have created a culture full of Marxist malcontents brainwashed into believing that violence is the only solution,” Larner added.
Larner believes it is important to “counter the false narrative” by standing “with knowledge and truth” rather than violence. The MCU accomplishes that with their annual event, MiCPAC, and is targeted by the hate-filled left as a result.
“We are in an information war, and my bumper stickers will stay on as salvos for freedom, fighting the fight for the hearts and minds of America,” Larner said.
With Michigan being arguably the most important battleground state heading into 2020, more liberal vandalism and violence can be expected as they desperately try to evict Trump from the White House.
By Chris Menahan
CNN wants America’s underclass to prepare themselves for a future where they’re forced to eat maggots while our ruling oligarchs with their boots placed firmly on our necks dine on foie gras and steak and become richer than ever.
They tweeted out the same video twice in one day:
That last one was tweeted right after this one celebrating Big Tech’s mass deplatforming:
They want to take away our ability to make a living and force us to eat maggots.
By Sean Moran
Facebook and Google increasingly influence Congress as the social media giants censor conservative and alternative voices, dominate the Internet, and violate Americans’ privacy.
Facebook announced on Thursday that they have banned several conservative personalities such as Infowars host Alex Jones, Infowars contributor and YouTube personality Paul Joseph Watson, journalist and activist Laura Loomer, and Milo Yiannopoulus. The social media giant also banned Louis Farrakhan from its platforms.
Facebook said that they banned these personalities because they were “dangerous.”
Amid calls for greater regulation of social media companies’ potential anticompetitive behavior, censorship of conservative and alternative voices, and privacy violations, Facebook and Google have remained at the top of Open Secret’s database of top spenders lobbying Congress.
So far in 2019, Facebook spent $3,400,000 and Google’s parent company, Alphabet, $3,530,00 in lobbying Congress. Alphabet also ranked as the eighth total highest spender in lobbying in 2018, spending $21,740,000, while Facebook spent $12,620,000.
Facebook’s influence has continued to rise over the years. In the early years of President Barack Obama, Facebook spent below one million dollars in 2008 and 2009. From 2011 to 2018, Facebook’s lobbying spending skyrocketed and reached historic highs in 2018, when they spent $12.6 million.
In 2019, Facebook lobbied heavily on H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act, a Democrat bill which would restore the Obama-era Federal Communications Commission (FCC) net neutrality regulations, which arose as the result of Google’s heavy lobbying of the Obama administration. In 2019, Google also lobbied on the Save the Internet Act.
In 2018, one of Facebook’s bills on which they lobbied Congress was H.R. 2520, the Browser Act, sponsored by then Rep. and now Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), which would require social media companies such as Facebook and Google to obtain explicit permission from users for collecting their private data. The Browser Act would also stipulate that these social media companies cannot deny services to users who do not opt-in to these companies’ collection of their private data. In 2017, the Browser Act was the most important issue on Capitol Hill.
Sen. Blackburn said that her legislation would establish one set of rules that would balance the relationship between ISPs and Facebook and Google. The legislation would also prevent the social media giants from unfairly profiting off of Americans’ private data without their explicit consent.
“We need one set of rules for the entire internet ecosystem with the FTC [Federal Trade Commission] as the cop on the beat,” said Senator Blackburn. “The FTC has the flexibility to keep up with changes in technology and its principal mission is consumer protection. The BROWSER Act will enable consumers to make more educated decisions regarding the nature of their relationship with tech companies.”
Facebook and Google’s dominance on the Internet has become increasingly apparent as Google has approximately 90 percent of web search traffic, whereas in digital advertising, Google and Facebook amount to nearly two-thirds of American digital ad spending, with Amazon at a “distant third” at under nine percent.
In 2018, Google lobbied Congress fourteen separate times on multiple pieces of legislation that would have increased liability for companies that enabled sex trafficking.
Facebook and Google’s influence in Congress extends to its trade group, the Internet Association. In the fourth quarter of 2018, the Internet Association spent $840,000. In total, the social media giants spent $2.6 million in 2018 for lobbying. In 2019, the association has spent $690,000 so far. Over the last two years, the Internet Association has focused on the Save the Internet Act as well as on legislation that would increase edge providers’ liability for hosting content that enables sex trafficking.
Facebook and Google influence political elections as well. During the 2018 election cycle, Alphabet donated:
$223,269 to former Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D-TX) Senate campaign to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a prominent critic of Silicon Valley censorship.
$149,741 to Rep. Jacky Rosen’s Senate campaign (D-NV) to unseat Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV).
$135,625 to Rep. Josh Harder’s congressional campaign.
$124,508 to former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp’s unsuccessful re-election campaign.
$97, 364 to former Sen. Claire McCaskill’s failed re-election campaign.
During the 2018 midterm elections, Facebook donated:
$75,005 to O’Rourke’s Senate campaign.
$37,954 to Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) 2017 special Senate election against former Alabama judge Roy Moore.
$34,534 to Heitkamp’s Senate election.
$31,326 to McCaskill’s Senate campaign.
$29,387 to Rosen’s successful campaign to unseat Heller.
As Facebook and Google and other social media giants continue to increasingly censor and blacklist conservative and alternative voices, more and more conservative voices have called for addressing the social media giants’ dominance of the Internet. Facebook and Google’s influence in Congress also relates to political confrontations; during a hearing in December 2018, the then-ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee delivered a sharp rebuke of Republican accusations of Google’s political bias affecting its search engines, even though Google was his top donor.
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in April, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said he envisions three potential remedies for big tech’s violation of free speech and dominance on the Internet.
Cruz’s three solutions include:
- Amending Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act
- Antitrust measures to address big tech’s dominant status on the Internet.
- Addressing potential cases of fraud and deception.
“No one wants to see the federal government regulating what is allowed to be said, but there are at least three potential remedies that can be considered by Congress or the administration or both,” Cruz said.
Twitter suspended Woods for a tweet that read, “‘If you try to kill the King, you best not miss’ #HangThemAll.”
By Justin Caruso
James Woods, one of the few conservative stars in Hollywood, has been locked out of his Twitter account for over a week now for “abusive behavior,” once again demonstrating the double standard the tech giant holds when it comes to enforcing rules.
Twitter suspended Woods for a tweet that read, “‘If you try to kill the King, you best not miss’ #HangThemAll,” according to his girlfriend Sara Miller.
The tweet was apparently in reference to the Mueller report, which found no conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia. The quote is from Ralph Waldo Emerson and has been used in various forms in movies and TV shows like The Wire.
Nevertheless, this post apparently met the threshold on Twitter for “abusive behavior.”
Twitter does not appear to have the same standard for leftists. As Breitbart News has reported, there are several examples of actual violent threats going unchecked by the social media company.
- Twitter allowed a number of verified accounts to participate in doxxing and violent threats against teenagers from Covington Catholic high school in January.
- Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) was on the receiving end of vicious sexist Twitter abuse after she defended Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
- Actor Peter Fonda said that Barron Trump should be taken away from his Melania and put in a cage with pedophiles. Fonda also called for Kirstjen Nielsen to be whipped. He later apologized.
- Hollywood star Jim Carrey posted a drawing of Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. getting bludgeoned to death by an elephant last year. The tweet is still up.
- In 2016, various accounts called for and cheered on the shooting of police officers.
Woods has been locked out of his account before for posting a meme.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has previously claimed that while he is “more left-leaning,” his company does not target users over political views.
“I think the real question behind the question is, are we doing something according to political ideology or viewpoints? We are not. Period. We do not look at content with regards to political viewpoint or ideology. We look at behavior,” he said last year.