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Media using same template with ‘Twitter Files’ as they did to censor the ‘Hunter Biden laptop’ – ‘nothing to see here’

Elon Musk’s first Twitter manipulation effort was a big flop

Elon Musk and Tucker Carlson Don’t Understand the First Amendment

Then there is this from the first drop of the ‘Files’: Handled.” That one word, responding to a 2020 demand to censor a list of Twitter users, speaks volumes about the thousands of documents released by Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, on Friday night.

Miranda Devine’s article in the New York Post says the FBI & Twitter/Facebook are using each other against the story. Both ends against the middle kind of thing. Russian disinformation originally, then said they don’t remember mentioning Hunter Biden. Though the ‘Twitter files’ show that they did. Did Biden donate to Twitter —no the FBI told us. Playing off each other, for now. This will turn into another deep state denial where certain supposedly credible people will say the truth is nothing like what you are reading. Gaslighting is coming out in a big way.

Watch as this develop. It is easily predictable, almost funny, but, too evil to be humorous.

How the media and the Biden campaign supported the illusion in the Hunter Biden laptop issue was like Houdini and the elephant.

Then there is this opinion from Jonathan Turley about the ‘Files’:Musk’s dumped Twitter documents not only confirm the worst expectations of some of us, but feature many of the usual suspects for Twitter critics. The documents do not show a clear role or knowledge by former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Instead, the censor in chief appears to be Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s former chief legal officer who has been criticized as a leading anti-free speech figure in social media.

There also is James Baker, the controversial former FBI general counsel involved in the bureau’s Russia collusion investigation. He left the FBI and became Twitter’s deputy general counsel.

Obviously, bias in the media is nothing new to Washington; newspapers and networks have long run interference for favored politicians or parties. However, this was not a case of a media company spiking its own story to protect a pal. It was a social media company that supplies a platform for people to communicate with each other on political, social and personal views. Social media is now more popular as a form of communications than the telephone.

Censoring communications on Twitter is more akin to the telephone company agreeing to cut the connection of any caller using disfavored terms. And at the apparent request of the 2020 Biden campaign and the DNC, Twitter seems to have routinely stopped others from discussing or hearing opposing views.

The internal company documents released by Musk reinforce what we have seen previously in other instances of Twitter censorship. A recent federal filing revealed a 2021 email between Twitter executives and Carol Crawford, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s digital media chief. Crawford’s back-channel communication sought to censor other “unapproved opinions” on social media; Twitter replied that “with our CEO testifying before Congress this week [it] is tricky.

The implications of these documents becomes more serious once the Biden campaign became the Biden administration. These documents show a back channel existed with President Biden’s campaign officials, but those same back channels appear to have continued to be used by Biden administration officials. If so, that would be when Twitter may have gone from a campaign ally to a surrogate for state censorship. As I have previously written, the administration cannot censor critics and cannot use agents for that purpose under the First Amendment.

That is precisely what Musk is now alleging. As the documents were being released, he tweeted, “Twitter acting by itself to suppress free speech is not a 1st amendment violation, but acting under orders from the government to suppress free speech, with no judicial review, is.”

5 months ago Sen. Grassley released FBI whistleblower testimony that makes this scandal no longer just about the Biden family; it’s about every member of the media, law enforcement and intelligence communities who put our country at risk by failing to do their jobs.FBI’s False labeling of Biden laptop as disinformation is even worse than it seems.

Ignore it, demonize the person responsible (in this case Musk), deny it, say what you see & hear is not true, establish a narrative, get experts to say that it is more ‘russian’, or come other foreign agent, or just Republican disinformation, then continue to ignore it using the narrative being played over and over again to drown out the issue.

How do the rest of us deal with such lying, distraction and subtrafuse? Not by picking your favorite news organization. You must ‘vary your news sources’, and determine where the facts lie yourself. The truth is out there. You can do it, it’s not that hard.

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