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“Fakebook” is Determined to Destroy Free Speech

We recently heard a story of a Chinese national who was discussing the news media. She said most Chinese people are surprised at how many Americans continue to pay attention to the mainstream media.

She said nearly all Chinese (clearly an opinion, not necessarily provable) simply don’t pay attention to their media. They understand it is all useless and biased information, controlled by the Chinese Communist Party.

Of course, they are right. All Chinese media, as well as corporations and local governments, are controlled by the CCP. Nothing of significance happens in China that isn’t approved of, or directed by, the Party.

As she observed, mainstream American media also effectively follow the “Party line.” It is barely more objective than Chinese media. The exact method by which the American media is controlled differs from China, but the effect does not. It is difficult, bordering on impossible, for reporters or editors in the U. S. today to report news, or express opinion, that differs from the narratives promoted by leftists, Democratic leaders, and corporate media.

As an example, look at the corruption and censorship expressed by major social media platforms. For good or ill, most Americans get their news today from them. And most of it is biased, inaccurate, or outright lies.

Just this week, it was revealed that Facebook censored posts related to the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. Facebook censored posts, removed them, or readjusted their algorithms so people couldn’t find them. Zuckerberg would make a good Bond villain. Or maybe he is more like the Unabomber, but with fewer social skills, and worse wardrobe, and less personality.

Facebook has, falsely, claimed they were “doing God’s work” by protecting us from false statements about things like Covid. That is a load of crap, to use a sophisticated journalistic term! They actually censor information simply based on their political views. If you are conservative, or even just objective, you are likely to be de-platformed or suppressed.

Facebook is a pro-censorship, leftist, Democratic platform that uses its editorial license and company profits to stifle conservative views and directly support Democratic voters. Zuckerberg gave nearly half a billion dollars of his own fortune to local election officials so they could boost turnout in counties that vote heavily Democratic. The Biden Administration and Democratic leadership know this and owes a ton of favors to Zuckerberg.

That is why they are working hand-in-hand with him to develop legislation that will secure “Fakebook’s” place at the top of the social media hierarchy, keep Zuckerberg a rich man, stifle competition, and censor conservatives. As we have observed in these pages, the fake whistleblower from Fakebook is part of the strategy to stifle diversity of opinion and entrench our tech overlords as determinants of what is acceptable thought. Some outlets, like NPR, here, bragged about how lucky they were to be given millions to turn out Democratic votes. Other analysis, here, notes it may be a teeny tine problem when oligarchs fund what should be public operations, thus effectively “owning” the leaders they help elect.

Do yourself a favor. Pick up a copy of Mollie Hemingway’s new book, which details the collusion between big tech, the media, and Democratic leadership. It is discussed here, and in dozens of other columns and op-eds you will find if you do a quick search.

It is reality, not a conspiracy theory, to observe that American Oligarchs, legacy media, and big tech work together, regularly, to suppress conservative views. This is the direction in which we are headed, and the White House, as they have bragged, is all in as they work with social media to censor posts. If you wonder what it looks like for a formerly free nation to gradually lose its freedom, wonder no more. Just look out the window.

Facebook and Other Social Media Want Governmental Control, Censorship, and Power

By Rob Meyne

  • Oct. 28, 2021
  • 2-min read

Those who value our freedoms, above other political priorities, generally consider speech as the most important of them all. There is good reason for this.

People who are well-informed, open to different points of view, and even exposed to statements that are at times controversial, tend to make good decisions. Many of our founders expressed faith in the people to make choices that keep the country strong, free, and successful, provided they have access to information and can participate in a free and robust debate.

You don’t hear much from Pelosi and Schumer, for example, celebrating free, open discussions. To the contrary. Pelosi criticized the media last week for not gong more to sell and promote the Democratic agenda. Most observers know most of the media is in the tank for leftists, but most Dem leaders aren’t usually bold enough to openly admit it.

We are now witnessing a coordinated attempt by social media, legacy media, and Democratic leaders to set up national censorship and control of social media. More people get their news today from social media than any other source (God help us). The White House has already bragged that they work directly with social media platforms – Twitter, Facebook/Fakebook, You Tube – to censor posts by private individuals and groups.

The supposed “whistleblower” from Facebook is at the center of the effort.

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If You’re Ever Going to Defend
Free Speech, The Time is Now

Speech is the foundation of our republic.

Rob Meyne

  • July 19, 2021
  • 4 min read

Of all the criticisms that have been made about me – it is not a short list – no one has ever suggested I am shy about expressing my opinion. It has been said I can walk into an empty room and start an argument. There is probably some truth to that.
However, I will never have to regret I was unwilling to take a stand. No one says “Why won’t Rob just tell us what he thinks?”

Plus, in politics, over-reaction is often the coin of the realm.

Today, we face political developments so damaging to the fabric of our republic that exaggeration is hardly possible. Do you believe the damage being done to our nation, in particular to the First Amendment, is defensible? If so, with all due respect, you are either uninformed, don’t understand the essential role of freedom in our nation, or are actively seeking to bring it down. There are no other options.
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