“Human Rights Activists” Celebrate Facebook-Twitter Censorship

“Human Rights Activists” Celebrate Facebook-Twitter Censorship Op-Ed by Joseph Thomas All Facebook and Twitter accounts associated with Bangkok-based geopolitical analyst Tony Cartalucci have been deleted. The extent to which both American-based tech companies went to target Cartalucci could be seen in a recent Reuters article reporting on it. Written by Thai Reuters correspondent Patpicha Tanakasempipat, the article titled, “Facebook removes fake accounts from Thailand, Russia, Ukraine, Honduras,” referred to the author claiming: The accounts removed in Thailand used “fictitious personas” to promote narratives about Thai politics, U.S.-China relations, protests in Hong…

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Twitter Restores Assange Activism Account In Response To Backlash

Twitter Restores Assange Activism Account In Response To Backlash By Caitlin Johnstone After a week of vocal protests from online supporters of Julian Assange, Twitter has reversed its unjust removal of the prominent pro-Assange activism account @Unity4J. After the account was suspended without any explanation being presented to its operators, Assange supporters drew a clear line in the sand against internet censorship and began making a big noise that couldn’t be ignored. The account’s suspension drew condemnations from high-profile Assange supporters like Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, World Socialist Website, RT and Lee Camp,…

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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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Top Assange Defense Account Deleted By Twitter

Top Assange Defense Account Deleted By Twitter By Caitlin Johnstone One of the biggest Twitter accounts dedicated to circulating information and advocacy for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, @Unity4J, has been completely removed from the site. The operators of the account report that they have been given no reason for its removal by Twitter staff, and have received no response to their appeals. Any Assange supporter active on Twitter will be familiar with the Unity4J account, which originated to help boost the wildly successful Unity4J online vigils in which well-known Assange…

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Crackdown in Beijing: “Using Twitter is more dangerous than street demonstrations”

Crackdown in Beijing: “Using Twitter is more dangerous than street demonstrations” By Oiwan Lam Authorities in Beijing have launched a nationwide crackdown on mainland Chinese Twitter users. The December 5 release of 42 testimonies collected by China Change, a Chinese human rights advocacy site, details the ordeals of hundreds of Twitter users who have been detained and interrogated by national security police officers since September 2018. In most cases, police have asked — if not forced — these users to delete their posts or accounts. Although Twitter is blocked in…

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1984: Twitter Removing Accounts That Tweet Infowars Material

1984: Twitter Removing Accounts That Tweet Infowars Material By Aaron Kesel Twitter is removing accounts that tweet out and support Alex Jones and his website www.infowars.com. Yahoo News reports the company confirmed the removal of more accounts affiliated with Infowars. Twitter confirmed a CNN report stating the permanent suspension of 18 accounts, in part due to attempts to aid Infowars, as well as Jones circumventing the ban put in place. Last month, Twitter permanently banned Jones and Infowars from its platform, stating in a tweet that the accounts violated its…

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Police Reveal Surveillance of Activists In Tweet About Recent Explosions, Then Commit Obstruction

Police Reveal Surveillance of Activists In Tweet About Recent Explosions, Then Commit Obstruction By Aaron Kesel The Massachusetts State Police shared the extent of damage of the gas explosion spreading across Merrimack Valley. But in the process they also shared a bookmarks folder at the top of the browser, which revealed they were spying on activists, Raw Story reported. The state police’s official Twitter account shared a picture of the screen showing the locations of 39 fires and explosions. The bookmarks raised eyebrows since they included online meeting places of several activist…

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Twitter CEO Confirms: Social Media Has A “Left-Leaning Bias”

Twitter CEO Confirms: Social Media Has A “Left-Leaning Bias” By Mac Slavo In a not-so-shocking interview with CNN, Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that social media has a left-leaning bias. But Dorsey claims that Twitter doesn’t ban over ideology, it will ban or “shadowban” over a user’s “behavior.” “The real question behind the question is, ‘Are we doing something according to political ideology or viewpoints?’ And we are not. Period. We do not look at content with regards to political viewpoint or ideology. We look at behavior,” Dorsey said according to…

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Twitter Memory Holes Antiwar Activist Caitlin Johnstone

Twitter Memory Holes Antiwar Activist Caitlin Johnstone By Kurt Nimmo Target Liberty posted a screen capture of Caitlin Johnstone’s terminated Twitter account. The Silicon Valley division of the national security state is now in the process of memory-holing high-traffic users in violation of corporate community terms of service which are of course selectively enforced. Johnstone is a critic of the war party and its crimes against humanity. She had to go. Johnstone cannot be allowed to infect other users with her pathogen of peace. I don’t know why her account…

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