Congress Aims “Honest Ads” at the Alternative Media

Congress Aims “Honest Ads” at the Alternative Media Op-Ed by Kurt Nimmo Lee E. Goodman, the former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, completely misses the point in an op-ed posted at The Hill. Goodman says a bill working its way through Congress, the Honest Ads Act, will fail to target the real danger to democracy, Russia, the off-and-on perennial evildoer since the establishment of the national security state in 1947. “When Congress returns to business next week, it will take up legislative responses to foreign meddling in American elections.…

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FEC, Social Media Giants Powwow on Circumventing First Amendment

FEC, Social Media Giants Powwow on Circumventing First Amendment By Kurt Nimmo It’s hardly surprising The New York Times and The Washington Post didn’t bother to report on the rally at the British Home Office in support of Julian Assange. A quick search of the news reveals AOL and Reuters reported on the rally which featured Roger Waters of Pink Floyd. If not for Waters’ celebrity, it’s possible no corporate media outlet would have covered the event. Julian Assange is no longer news. His torture at Belmarsh prison is not…

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Leaked Documents Show White House is Planning Executive Order to Censor the Internet

Leaked Documents Show White House is Planning Executive Order to Censor the Internet Fight For The Future Breaking: leaked documents show that the Trump administration is drafting an executive order that, if upheld by the courts, could essentially end free speech on the Internet. The draft order would put the FTC and the FCC, headed by its notoriously corrupt chairman Ajit Pai, in charge of monitoring and policing online speech on social media platforms, online forums, and more. It would give these bureaucratic government agencies unprecedented control over how Internet…

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We’re All Enemies of the State: Draconian Laws, Precrime & the Surveillance State

We’re All Enemies of the State: Draconian Laws, Precrime & the Surveillance State By John W. Whitehead “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.”—H.L. Mencken We’ve been down this road many times before. If the government is consistent about any one thing, it is this: it has an unnerving tendency to exploit crises and use them as opportunities for power grabs under the guise of national security.…

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7-Year Sentence of Turkish Social Media Influencer For a Tweet Sparks Debate on Free Speech

7-Year Sentence of Turkish Social Media Influencer For a Tweet Sparks Debate on Free Speech By Sevgi Yagmur Bulut A Turkish Twitter celebrity is being sued for allegedly advocating drug consumption, and attempting to use social media to overthrow the government. The Twitter celebrity, Pınar Karagöz, claims her tweets were in fact making reference to a Netflix series. A growing list of alleged crimes Karagöz, who is better known online by the nickname Pucca, posted a tweet in 2018 in which she said that “hundreds of poor people are able to…

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Anonymous Bites Back Radio Show Strikes Against Censorship — Now Broadcasted On 50+ Platforms

Anonymous Bites Back Radio Show Strikes Against Censorship — Now Broadcasted On 50+ Platforms By Aaron Kesel Anonymous Bites Back, an all volunteer activist apolitical radio show, has been broadcasting for several years with constant problems fighting back against censorship for the topics discussed. Now, ABB seems to have found an unorthodox solution to their problem. Originally, episodes received good viewer counts, starting out using Facebook and YouTube as a home to stream the weekly shows. On Facebook alone the Anonymous Bites Back page quickly grew to 25,000+ viewers per…

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New FBI Document Adds “Fringe” Conspiracy Theories As Next Big Domestic Terror Threat

New FBI Document Adds “Fringe” Conspiracy Theories As Next Big Domestic Terror Threat By Nicholas West It already has been well documented how many government agencies have compiled lists containing Americans who are potential terrorists. Back in 2013 Michael Snyder highlighted 72 types of Americans who made some sort of “potential threat” list and he provided links to all of the documents. As comprehensive as that was, there is a brand new document that has been obtained by Yahoo! News which purports to illustrate a new category that the FBI…

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FBI to Ramp Up Surveillance of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

FBI to Ramp Up Surveillance of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram By Tyler Durden The FBI plans to step up its efforts to gather information from social media – issuing a call last week for a new tool to monitor Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other platforms “in a timely fashion.” Citing the use of social media by terrorist groups, domestic threats, criminal organizations and foreign intelligence services, the FBI “needs near real time access to a full range of social media exchanges in order to obtain the most current information available,” according to the request…

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MET Police Threaten Journalists About Publishing Leaked Documents Holding Government Accountable

MET Police Threaten Journalists About Publishing Leaked Documents Holding Government Accountable By Aaron Kesel In another blow against free press, following a leak revealing comments by the British Ambassador to the USA Sir Kim Darroch calling Trump “inept, insecure and incompetent” (leading to the ambassador’s resignation and a spat of Twitter insults between Trump and senior Tory officials), London’s Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu has publicly warned journalists not to publish any government leaks, threatening them with imprisonment. The publication of leaked communications, knowing the damage they have caused…

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U.S. Visa Applications Now Require 5 Years Worth Of Social Media, Phone Numbers And Email Addresses

U.S. Visa Applications Now Require 5 Years Worth Of Social Media, Phone Numbers And Email Addresses By Aaron Kesel The U.S. State Department has announced that people traveling to the U.S. for work or for studying abroad will have to hand over five years worth of their social media information, email addresses, and phone numbers to apply for a visa, NY Times reported. Authorities estimated the proposal would affect nearly 15 million people annually according to figures last year by Associated Press. Certain diplomatic and official visa applicants will be…

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