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Biden Admin “Working Directly” With Big Tech To Crush Vaccine Dissent

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

“In a corporatist system of government, wherein there is no meaningful separation between corporate power and state power, corporate censorship is state censorship.”

Those were the prophetic words of Caitlin Johnstone in 2018 warning of the slippery slope that Big Tech and its liberal minions were embarking on as the corporate-sponsored cancel-culture began.

Biden Admin "Working Directly" With Big Tech To Crush Vaccine Dissent

In 2018, representatives of Facebook, Twitter, and Google were instructed on the US Senate floor that it is their responsibility to “quell information rebellions” and adopt a “mission statement” expressing their commitment to “prevent the fomenting of discord.”

“Civil wars don’t start with gunshots, they start with words,” the representatives were told.

“America’s war with itself has already begun. We all must act now on the social media battlefield to quell information rebellions that can quickly lead to violent confrontations and easily transform us into the Divided States of America.”

And now, 3 years later, all the ‘behind the scenes’ nods and winks are gone and conspiracy theories proved fact as Reuters reports The White House has been reaching out to social media companies including Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet Inc’s Google about clamping down on COVID misinformation and getting their help to stop it from going viral, a senior administration official said.

“Disinformation that causes vaccine hesitancy is going to be a huge obstacle to getting everyone vaccinated and there are no larger players in that than the social media platforms,” a source with direct knowledge about the cooperation told Reuters.

The White House previously acknowledged working with tech giants like Facebook and Google on the issue, but direct engagement was not confirmed, Reuters said.

“We are talking to them … so they understand the importance of misinformation and disinformation and how they can get rid of it quickly.”

Biden Admin "Working Directly" With Big Tech To Crush Vaccine Dissent

The source told Reuters that the companies “were receptive” as they engaged with the White House. “But it is too soon to say whether or not it translates into lessening the spread of misinformation.”

Every time the dangers of a few Silicon Valley plutocrats controlling all new media political discourse with an iron fist are pointed out, Democratic Party loyalists all turn into a bunch of hardline free market Ayn Rands.

“It’s not censorship!” they exclaim. “It’s a private company and can do whatever it wants with its property!”

Except now, that ‘private’ entity is working directly for the government as the Biden administration is not even trying to hide the relationship.

So, it turns out Johnstone was right: “In a corporatist system of government, wherein there is no meaningful separation between corporate power and state power, corporate censorship is state censorship.”

Be careful what you ‘think’ America… be wary of ‘questioning’ anything, and definitely be careful what you ‘share’.

As John Whitehead warned this weekThis is the slippery slope that leads to the end of free speech as we once knew it.

Biden Admin "Working Directly" With Big Tech To Crush Vaccine Dissent

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – George Orwell

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Hasbara Hunter

THE DEVIL’S DECEPTION

The Devil flips everything upside down & inside out…to find Truth just reverse it!…There is NO Excuse whatsoever for Ignorant & Arrogant Sheeple to NOT KNOW TRUTH….for Truth is right in their Faces…so Clear…so Dazzling that they are Blind for it…

whatsmolly

That is a very inaccurate way of thinking about this. The truth is rarely on one extreme or the other and most often somewhere in between. Both sides lie their ass off but it doesn’t mean there arnt truthful statements at some point. Also alot of lies are lies without lying, presenting accurate facts without context is the same as lying as you can draw an entirely false conclusion and have it backed by facts. Truth take time and effort, if you think picking one extreme is the way to truth you obviously arnt getting it and simply choosing a simple path. Yes this is blatant censorship and they have the tech companies on their side, doesn’t mean the right is always correct. Like the vaccine thing, hesitation and full blown conspiracy theories arnt exactly the same thing and the fact that so many people are in the full blown tinfoil hat realm of the debate only empowers the censorship of such material and thats how truths or more opinionated stuff ends up getting censored while more obvious motives are publicized. Lies by your own camp should piss you off more than lies by the side you oppose, because each one makes your opinions less valid even if true.

cechas vodobenikov

some good points—unfortunately amerikans have no curiosity and prefer lies to the truth
“the least reproach offends amerikans–the slightest sharp sting of truth turns them fierce” Tocqueville
“the men amerikans most admire dare to tell them the most extravagant lies; the men they most despise try to tell them the truth”. HL Menkhen

Hasbara Hunter

Do you really think I’m a racist?
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whatsmolly

No but you are balls deep in the tinfoil hat realm. The government lies to us! *proceeds to watch random YouTube video about the cabal and take everything as fact while claiming anyone who doesn’t believe said random bullshit you just took as fact doesn’t see the “truth”.

Hasbara Hunter

Can you send me some links & references confirming your statements? Thanks in advance

Hasbara Hunter

The Common thread is:

The World has already been dealing with this Lying, Deceiving, Genocidal, Child-sacrificing, Childraping, Paedophile, Psychopatic, Sabbatean, Khazarian, Bolshevik, AshkeNazi, Jewsuit, Masonic Cabal for at Least 1000 Years…They are the Devil’s Filthy Offspring…Time has arrived for Good Men to settle the score with’m Devil for once & for ALL…this is the Truth, the whole Truth, and nothing but the Truth…

johnny rotten

There has never been a real barrier between public and private in the US.

During the 1900s, the US institutional space was occupied by new subjects: first the Federal Reserve, then the FBI, the CIA, the NSA and the Pentagon.
In the 1960s, the Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara, transformed the Pentagon into a veritable ministry of State Holdings, the largest public procurement provider in the world, not only for the construction of weapons but also for technological research projects.

Since the 1970s, the National Security Agency has had a similar evolution and, together with the Pentagon, is the owner of Silicon Valley.
The transversality between public and private is represented plastically by the phenomenon of the “revolving door”, whereby public officials go to occupy well-paid positions in companies, such as Amazon, which they themselves have contributed to create or enhance.

The myth that multinationals are private companies capable of dominating states does not take into account the fact that “public” and “private” are labels of convenience for the exact same lobbies. Perhaps there was a time when the “public” was a moderating factor in class oppression. Today this is certainly no longer the case, so it is time to start demolishing the false public/private alternative.

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