No one too important being threatened, just the Republican Senate majority leader.
Another aspect of it is that McConnell posted video of the threats, and Facebook shut down his web page over posting it, and would not allow his page to be reinstated until he took down the post.
In other words, they suppressed McConnell's ability to inform the public of the threats against him. Because the liberal media sure as hell won't report it.
Increasingly, far-left-run social media have been working in unison with the Democrats and liberal media to silence and marginalize conservative opinion and news.
Youtube shuts down accounts of conservatives to prevent them from informing the public through their videos and comments. I'm a personal recipient of this. After 11 years on Youtube without incident, I suddenly received notice that my Youtube account is "suspended", for "violation of Youtube user policy", and I have absolutely no doubt it is for posting pro-Trump views and links to pro-Trump facts and information. I can still watch videos, but I cannot see my user history and comments, or post comments or "likes" to videos. But the Youtube comments of people threatening to kill me, or posting "Jews are a cancer on the earth", or comments by liberals who talk about killing Republicans or wishing they were dead in response to my comments, are still there. But my fact-citing and source-linked responses are all no longer visible. Also at Youtube, I notice that all of a sudden it is harder to find Fox News programs in a Youtube search. For example any Fox News programs such as Tucker Carlson, Hannity, Ingraham, the Five, Greg Gutfeld or Special Report (Fox's flagship 6PM broadcast with Brett Baier), where you used to be able to go back and view programs days or weeks later, now only show for about 48 hours maximum. Specifically, I can Youtube-search "HANNITY Aug 7 2019" and it currently shows this... https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=hannity+aug+7+2019 ...where multiple people have posted the entire program for that date, 35 or 42 minutes or so broadcasts without commercials, some less complete, but essentially the complete show. But 48 hours from now, the videos will still be there, but for the running time it will not show "42:00", it will instead show "00:02", and the program will only show for 2 seconds. Still showing up in the search page, but defacto deleted and unviewable. And every single posted video of the program will be like that, collapsed to 2 seconds, unviewable. But a week or a month or 6 months from now, you'll still be able to pull up any full program for any date of Anderson Cooper or Don Lemon or any program on CNN.... https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=andersson+cooper++August+7++2019&sp=mAEB ...still viewable in their entirety, NOT collapsed to 2 seconds, NOT essentially deleted.
Likewise Facebook. Multiple House and Senate Republicans have had their Faceebook pages shut down or shadow-banned so that no one can see their information. Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan, Derek Gaetz, Devin Nunes... just by mere coincidence, the House Republicans who are at the center of exposing the DOJ/FBI/James Comey/Hillary Clinton/ Fusion GPS/Christopher Steele/FISA court abuse that rigged the Hillary Clinton investigation, and set up an "inssurance policy" to cripple Trump's presidency. Just by mere coincidence. A Facebook suspension or shadow-banning "error" that doesn't happen to any Democrat House or Senate member.
Likewise Google. Google searches have newly created algorithms that are designed to filter out access to conservative facts. And Google represents 90% of all online searches.
A researcher named Epstein has testified that going into the 2020 election, social media manipulation could manipulate and suppress one side of the political debate, and result in a shift of 15 million votes in favor of the Democrats. Short of this kind of a social media coup to thwart the will of the American people, it is clear that for all their demagoguery and incendiary rhetoric and hysterics, the Democrats will lose in Nov 2020, at a level comparable to 1972 or 1984.
Only by cheating with this kind of abuse of their tech power can Democrats possibly win the 2020 election. And they are pumped up for the mission, and moving in that direction, as multiple insiders in the the tech field have voiced alarm about.
Tucker Carlson has stories and guests on this subject almost nightly. As do other Fox News programs. Likewise OANN. CNN and MSNBC... silence. Predictably. Viva la revolucion!
Project Veritas and founder James O’Keefe have scored a scoop from an identified Google whistleblower, replete with video and inside documents. Here’s the Project Veritas headline and story:
Insider Blows Whistle & Exec Reveals Google Plan to Prevent “Trump situation” in 2020 on Hidden Cam
The story begins this way:
(New York City) — Project Veritas has released a new report on Google which includes undercover video of a Senior Google Executive, leaked documents, and testimony from a Google insider. The report appears to show Google’s plans to affect the outcome of the 2020 elections and “prevent” the next “Trump situation.”
The report includes undercover footage of longtime Google employee and Head of Responsible Innovation, Jen Gennai, saying:
“Elizabeth Warren is saying we should break up Google. And like, I love her but she’s very misguided, like that will not make it better it will make it worse, because all these smaller companies who don’t have the same resources that we do will be charged with preventing the next Trump situation, it’s like a small company cannot do that.”
Said Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe:
“This is the third tech insider who has bravely stepped forward to expose the secrets of Silicon Valley. These new documents, supported by undercover video, raise questions of Google’s neutrality and the role they see themselves fulfilling in the 2020 elections.”
Jen Gennai is the head of “Responsible Innovation” for Google, a sector that monitors and evaluates the responsible implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. In the video, Gennai says Google has been working diligently to “prevent” the results of the 2016 election from repeating in 2020:
“We all got screwed over in 2016, again it wasn’t just us, it was, the people got screwed over, the news media got screwed over, like, everybody got screwed over so we’re rapidly been like, what happened there and how do we prevent it from happening again.
“We’re also training our algorithms, like, if 2016 happened again, would we have, would the outcome be different?”
So with all those investigations into interference by Russians in the 2016 election — will there be a congressional investigation into Google? In fact, Google executive Gennai already has an answer on what happens when Congress requests Google execs to show up for a hearing:
“We got called in front of Congress multiple times, so we’ve not shown up because we know that they’re just going to attack us. We’re not going to change our, we’re not going to change our mind. There’s no use sitting there being attacked over something we know we’re not going to change. They can pressure us but we’re not changing. But we also have to be aware of what they’re doing and what they’re accusing us of.”
The anonymous Google insider, whose identity and voice were shadowed and changed to protect him, also said in his detailed interview with O’Keefe that the Google-owned YouTube has deliberately targeted Dennis Prager’s “Prager U” and conservative talker Dave Rubin for content suppression because they are “right-wing.” Not to put too fine a point on this, but in some real time searching the contents of YouTube and just what the heck is on there one of the answers is — pornography. Lots of it. Suffice to say Prager U and Dave Rubin would seem to be the least of the site’s content problems.
As noted in this space a while back, Google was revealed by the Daily Caller to have blacklisted The American Spectator and several other conservative sites.
Not only is Google about blacklisting, an internal document, found here, makes it plain that basic facts will be manipulated to fit the far left wing’s social justice agenda. The document says this: “If a representation is factually accurate, can it still be algorithmic unfairness?”
The document defines “algorithmic unfairness” this way:
“algorithmic unfairness” means unjust or prejudicial treatment of people that is related to sensitive characteristics such as race, income, sexual orientation, or gender, through algorithmic systems or algorithmically aided decision-making.”
By way of example the document says:
… imagine that a Google image query for “CEOs” shows predominantly men. Even if it were factually accurate representation of the world, it would be algorithmic unfairness because it would reinforce a stereotype about the role of women in leadership positions.
Got that? Facts — reality — are “algorithmic unfairness” if they do not promote the far left wing’s social justice agenda. Identity politics is all.
What we have here with this newest undercover work from Project Veritas is exactly what the Google whistleblower says it is: fascism. Fascism straight up. The Googler compares what’s going on inside Google to the famous George Orwell 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Recall that Orwell’s book originated the concept of “doublethink,” defined this way, bold print for emphasis supplied:
The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.… To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just as long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies — all this is indispensably necessary. Even in using the word doublethink it is necessary to exercise doublethink. For by using the word one admits that one is tampering with reality; by a fresh act of doublethink one erases this knowledge; and so on indefinitely, with the lie always one leap ahead of the truth.
Clearly, at Google “doublethink” is called “algorithmic unfairness.”
All of this kind of fascistic-type behavior is drawing the attention of Congress. Considering the free speech implications, it will have to tread very carefully. But without doubt, this report from Project Veritas will make an impact on a discussion about the clear intent of Google to use its size and massive technology to manipulate the 2020 election.
Whomever this Google whistleblower is, he has done his country a tremendous service. The question now is — what to do about it.
Instead of letting the Project Veritas video remain on YouTube as an example of Google’s commitment to free speech, with an Orwellian swiftness the video was ordered to be taken down. More Google fascism on vivid display.
As tech giants like Facebook and Google have come under increasing fire from elected officials, a new poll shows the majority of American voters think that the social media giants have a systematic bias against conservative views.
In a new Hill.TV American Barometer survey, 58 percent of registered voters think that social networks are unfair to conservatives, while 42 percent said they believed conservatives were more likely to promote false stories that deserved removal from public circulation.
Unsurprisingly, the poll was heavily divided along party lines.
Respondents who self-identified as Republicans were overwhelmingly likely, 83 percent to 17 percent, to see tech companies as being biased against conservatives. While a majority of Democrats, 62 percent, said that conservative commentators were more likely to spread misinformation, while only 38 percent said they saw social networking sites as being biased against conservatives. A majority of independents, 58 percent saw unfairness while 42 percent said conservatives were more likely to propagate falsehoods.
Republican political figures and activists have increasingly targeted large tech firms for bias as a number of high-profile right-wing commentators have been banned from social media sites. Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, a staunch advocate for President Trump, has been one of the most vocal critics.
The veteran radio host turned up in Washington on Tuesday to lodge complaints against Google CEO Sundar Pichai after the internet giant banned him from YouTube.
"You have to look at the fact that social media has been weaponized," Republican strategist Ed Goeas said Thursday on "What America's Thinking." "And I think they're trying to clean that up a little bit, so I don't know that it's necessarily targeted at conservative or liberal as much as how do we kind of lay down the arms and actually have it serve as a communication need."
Conservative complaints against alleged censorship efforts are an echo of their long-standing complaints against large media organizations, which they have claimed are biased in favor of liberal interests. GOP elected officials have thus far responded in the same way by lodging numerous criticisms but refusing to take regulatory or legislative action.
On Monday, Wired magazine reported that Google has worked closely with Republican officials and activists to promote its interests by appealing to conservative skepticism toward government intervention in the economy.
In August, President Trump threatened Google at a White House event, saying that it was "really taking advantage of a lot of people" by allegedly manipulating search results to be more negative about him.
"I think that Google and Twitter and Facebook, they are really treading on very, very troubled territory and they have to be careful. It is not fair to large portions of the population," Trump said.
Pichai and other tech executives have strongly denied their companies deliberately discriminate against conservatives but privately many have expressed concern that efforts to eliminate fake news and defamatory postings often inadvertently ensnare more legitimate conservative opinion.
In February, Wired reported that Facebook changed its policies to become more permissive toward dubious websites under pressure from Republican elected officials. The report said the changes made it easier for Russian social media trolls to spread disinformation during the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.
A 2017 Harvard University study of millions of social media posts found that several of the most popular websites among conservatives during the last presidential election frequently posted stories that were fabricated or poorly fact-checked.
In response to alleged left-wing censorship, several right-leaning entrepreneurs have started up their own social networks. Thus far, however, they have failed to develop large audiences. Others, such as the Twitter alternative Gab, have been overwhelmed with neo-nazis and self-described fascists.
Progressive groups have disputed conservative claims of social media favoritism, arguing instead that far-right outlets receive greater distribution on Facebook and elsewhere.
The American Barometer poll, which was conducted Dec. 7-8 by HarrisX for Hill.TV, found that members of Generation Z, people born in the mid-1990s and early 2000s, were the only age group that believed social media companies were not biased against conservatives.
Baby Boomer respondents were the most likely to say that Republicans were being unfairly targeted by tech companies. Sixty-two percent of the older age group said they perceived anti-conservative bias while only 48 percent of Generation Z respondents agreed.
The survey, which was conducted among a statistically representative of online users, has a sampling margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
— Matthew Sheffield
I'm less concerned with public perception than with actual facts of conspiracy on the part of tech giants.
But it does show that a majority of the public, even a large ratio of independents and Democrats, as well as Republicans, can plainly see there is a tech/social media bias.
YouTube is purging right-wing and independent commentators in the wake of the Parkland High shooting while admitting that it is mistakenly banning conservatives.
Independent journalist Mike Cernovich reported earlier today that a video he uploaded of left-wing Antifa activists chanting death threats had been taken down by YouTube. The video shows Antifa shouting violent threats at attendees of Cernovich’s Night for Freedom event in Washington DC, which took place on Saturday. Cernovich commented to Breitbart News on YouTube’s removal, saying, “YouTube is censoring honest, unedited reporting about ANTIFA’s actions. This can mean only one thing — they endorse far left wing violence.”
Google, which owns YouTube, has also banned political YouTube star and classical liberal Carl Benjamin, better known by his online pseudonym “Sargon of Akkad.”
Although his videos are still available to view, he has been locked out of his Google account, including YouTube, and is unable to upload new videos. Benjamin was also permanently banned from Twitter last year — Facebook is now the only major social media platform that he can use to get his message out.
In a comment to Breitbart News, Benjamin said the ban, which mirrored that of Canadian academic Jordan Peterson last August, was the beginning of a “platform-wide purge.”
“As James Damore’s lawsuit against Google has shown, the entire company is riddled with a far-left ideological orthodoxy that has taken hold to a radical degree,” said Benjamin.
“Google’s active suppression of individualist ideas within its own ranks has caused classical liberal and conservative commentators to be considered as far-right as Nazis, and are being treated with the same kind of prejudice and ruthlessness.”
Earlier this week, we reported on the censorship of Ashton Whitty, a conservative vlogger and Berkeley student. After Whitty uploaded a video criticizing CNN over their coverage of the Parkland shootings, YouTube took down her video and issued her channel with a “strike.” If a channel receives three strikes within three months, it can be permanently banned from the platform. Although the initial video was restored and the strike removed, the same thing happened to another of Whitty’s videos within a few hours.
The YouTube purge has also hit InfoWars, a popular alternative media channel run by radio host Alex Jones, who interviewed Donald Trump while he was still a candidate. InfoWars’ YouTube channel, which has more than 2 million subscribers, has now been blocked for two weeks over accusations that it posted “conspiracy theories” about Parkland. If it receives one more strike within three months, the channel will be permanently banned.
In a comment to Breitbart News, InfoWars Editor-at-Large and YouTube star Paul Joseph Watson said Google’s unchecked power and influence over civil discourse required regulation.
“Google is a monopoly, and its anti-free speech policies are beginning to erode the sanctity of civil discourse,” said Watson. “We need some kind of constitutional amendment or mass movement, such as the one against SOPA, in order to re-assert the supremacy of free expression.”
“YouTube admitting they made a “mistake” in terminating some accounts and content does offer a glimmer of hope that there are some rational actors within the company.”
“However, this speaks to the wider phenomenon of how society has become so coddled and infantilized, that stridently challenging the views of public figures is now being treated as ‘bullying’ and ‘harassment.'”
Watson warned that the “fury” caused by mass censorship on social media platforms would only increase the same “hyper-partisan tensions” that the big tech companies claim to oppose.
A YouTube spokeswoman recently admitted that some videos were being removed in error, attributing it to teething problems caused by their recent hiring of 10,000 new human moderators.
“Newer members may misapply some of our policies resulting in mistaken removals” admitted the spokeswoman. “We’ll reinstate any videos that were removed in error.”
At a Senate hearing last month, Sen. Ted Cruz called out YouTube’s alleged ideological bias, highlighting Prager University’s lawsuit against the company over censorship of conservatives. Cruz told a YouTube representative that if the platform did not remain politically neutral, they could lose legal immunity for user content under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Without this protection, social media companies would be legally liable for all content posted on their platforms – an existential threat to their business model. _____
Update — InfoWars contributor Jerome Corsi reports that his YouTube account has been terminated.
Liberals who bemoan discrimination, intolerance, restraint of Constitutional freedoms, and promotion of hatred toward various abberant minorities, have absolutely no problem with discriminating against, being intolerant of, restricting Constitutional freedoms of, and directing hate-filled scapegoat rhetoric against conservatives.
EXACTLY what they accuse Republicans/conservatives of doing, is EXACTLY what liberals/Democrats do themselves, to those who oppose their beliefs.
And as cited in the video, Youtube is owned by Google, the two most dominant sites on the internet.
Google, Youtube, Facebook and Twitter are working in unison to silence and de-platform any conservative opinion, news and information. Right before the 2020 election.
Unknown to me before, and just as alarming to me, is that Google/Youtube/Facebook/Twitter are doing the same to conservative political groups in nations throughout Europe. And likely, the rest of the world.
Imagine if Hillary Clinton were president, and there was absolutely no resistance to this power-grab.
Even M E M should be alarmed by this. Because first they come for the Republican conservatives, and then they come after and de-platform and enable the call for violent crushing of any Democrat/liberal faction that breaks the slightest from liberal authoritarian orthodoxy. You're seeing that already, with the targeting of Democrat 2020 candidates these elites are trying to destroy, because they aren't seen by elites as liberal or progressive enough. And you're seeing the exact same vicious total war tactics unleashed on them as on any Republican. The Jacobinist reign of terror will not spare you either.
The incredible irony and unfairness. Twitter leaves up pages for Antifa making threats and plotting violence.
Twitter leaves up pages for the lawless mob threatening McConnell right outside his house, threatening to kill him, and even enables the trending hashtag, #MassacreMitch
And then ironically, when McConnell simply posts and exposes the death threats and violence and uncivility threatened against him, that Twitter labels as violent content and shuts down his Twitter page! While leaving those threatening McConnell to continue to do so, without any penalty or suspension of their accounts! No Twitter bias toward conservatives. None whatsoever!