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GOOGLE TO INTRODUCE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS MikeRivero Sat, 12/03/2022 - 08:23

Google has presented its project dubbed “Info Interventions” based on what it says is a behavioral science that, if these “interventions” are used as directed, could “teach” users to the degree they will become resilient to online harms.

Another promise is that by “pre-bunking misinformation” users can be “immunized.”

Elon Musk teases MORE explosive Twitter censorship revelations today, as it's revealed just one Dem stood up to 'gutless' execs for blocking Hunter Biden laptop story MikeRivero Sat, 12/03/2022 - 08:19

Elon Musk has vowed to release additional internal documents later today illuminating Twitter's suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop scandal.

Musk, the billionaire owner of Twitter, gave journalist Matt Taibbi access to the explosive documents, which he first began to publish excerpts of on the social media site on Friday evening. 

Elon Musk Releases Twitter Files: The Twitter Files, Part One: How and Why Twitter Blocked the Hunter Biden Laptop Story MikeRivero Sat, 12/03/2022 - 08:12

Twitter CEO  Elon Musk called their bluff and released the Twitter suppression files. It is not good for the Democrats, at all. Musk handed the big reveal to journalist and a one-time liberal favorite Matt Taibbi who said:

“The Twitter Files, Part One: How and Why Twitter Blocked the Hunter Biden Laptop Story On October 14, 2020, the New York Post published BIDEN SECRET EMAILS, an expose based on the contents of Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop:

NY Times union says over 1,000 journalists will walk out next week MikeRivero Sat, 12/03/2022 - 08:11

More than 1,000 union employees at the New York Times have pledged to walk out if the news publisher does not agree to a complete and fair contract by Thursday, according to a tweet by the union on Friday.

Media Lobbyists Try to Attach JCPA to Defense Bill, Playing Games with National Security MikeRivero Sat, 12/03/2022 - 08:10

Supporters of the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), desperate to secure a Silicon Valley gravy train for the world’s largest and wealthiest media companies while allowing them to censor conservative media, are now playing games with U.S. national security, with a last-ditch attempt to attach the JCPA to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a “must-pass” bill to fund the U.S. armed forces.

Having repeatedly failed to get the bill to a floor vote over the past two years, JCPA supporters are desperately trying to tie the bill to the NDAA.

Fox Guest Claims The Left Hates Musk For Making Censorship Against Conservatives Difficult MikeRivero Sat, 12/03/2022 - 08:08

A guest on Fox Business Network said Tuesday that the left hated Elon Musk because his acquisition of Twitter made censoring conservatives “difficult.”

Tucker Carlson Calls Twitter Files The Biggest First Amendment Violation In Modern History MikeRivero Sat, 12/03/2022 - 08:07

Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Friday that documents released by Elon Musk and journalist Matt Taibbi detail a massive “systemic violation” of the First Amendment.

“One of the most extraordinary moments in the history of social media is unfolding right now as we speak. It began when Elon Musk took control of Twitter. When he bought the company, he promised to reveal its corruption, the extent to which Twitter engaged in politically motivated censorship, including the unlawful illegal censorship of American citizens at the direction of the U.S. government.” 

Morris: Internal Twitter Deliberations on Laptop from Hell Censorship Reveal Willful Ignorance on Hacking Claim MikeRivero Sat, 12/03/2022 - 08:06

Internal Twitter deliberations surrounding the censorship of the New York Post‘s reporting on Hunter Biden’s “laptop from hell” reveal the company’s management engaging in willful ignorance of the facts of the story in order to justify censoring it on the platform.

Musk Just Did It: Drops Bombshell Hunter Biden Laptop 'Twitter Files' MikeRivero Sat, 12/03/2022 - 08:03

This story will be updated as “The Twitter Files” continue to release. 

Elon Musk tweeted on Monday that he would soon be publishing “The Twitter Files.” These files would be related to the suppression of free speech on the platform.

Musk’s initial teaser tweet read, “The Twitter Files on free speech suppression soon to be published on Twitter itself. The public deserves to know what really happened …”

Chinese govt pushed anti-GOP propaganda on TikTok before midterms MikeRivero Fri, 12/02/2022 - 14:04

A Chinese government propaganda outlet is quietly pushing content about U.S. politics over TikTok even as U.S. officials work with its Chinese ownership to address mounting national security concerns.

Some in the U.S. government have long warned that TikTok, the first foreign social media service to take hold in the country, could be used by the Chinese Communist Party to spy on American data or influence culture through content recommendations.