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As more schools target ‘Maus,’ Art Spiegelman’s fears are deepening, reports @ThePlumLineGS

Read free: #BannedBooks #Censorship 🧵
As they target 'pornography' or 'woke indoctrination,' "Right-wing culture warriors pushing restrictions on classroom instruction sometimes defend these measures by insisting... they avoid targeting historically or intellectually significant material," writes @ThePlumLineGS (2/x)
"A new fracas involving a school board in Missouri will test this premise... it indicates that those seeking to censor books seem oddly unconstrained by the principle that they are supposed to avoid restricting important, challenging historical material." #Maus #BannedBooks (3/x)
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"WHAT'S AT STAKE when we talk about book bans is student learning and well-being," writes PEN America's @jonfreadom in @USATODAY. "Semantic gymnastics about what is or isn’t a ban is an effort to deny and distract from the problem." #BannedBooks #Reading…
"To avoid charges of #censorship, school administrators, government officials and groups like Moms for Liberty have taken to calling the results of their efforts 'quarantine' or 'curation' – anything but 'ban.'

This debate is not new." (2/x)
"Writing about book banning for The First Amendment Encyclopedia in 2009, Susan Webb explained, 'Opponents of publications sometimes use the tactic of restricting access rather than calling for the physical removal of books.'" (3/x)
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This week, PEN America’s @jeremycyoung joined @madintangibles on the @TrendingInEd podcast for a conversation about the unprecedented assaults on the New College of Florida and what we all can do about it.
Listen to the full podcast here:…
“‘This fight matters even if you lose.’ That’s how @jeremycyoung of PEN America, a national organization that promotes freedom of speech, publication and thought, concluded an inspiring message to a recent gathering of professors at @NewCollegeofFL.”…
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"Knowledge is Power: Missouri v Biden Deep Dive"
#ICYMI @ThaWoodChipper with @JenLawrence21 did a deep dive of the #MissouriVsBiden case, using the awesome thread done by @tracybeanz of @UncoverDC.
Links to #TwitterSpace recordings, analysis, and documentation can be found in…… Image
@ThaWoodChipper @JenLawrence21 @tracybeanz @UncoverDC 🔥"New #TwitterFiles Supplemental drop review. Additional #censorship tools and departments within our Government."

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Utah's Davis School District pulls the Bible off elementary and middle school shelves, citing "vulgarity and violence". The move is backed by a 2022 law that bans "pornographic or indecent" books from schools. #BibleBan #Utah Image
📚 The Book Ban Fallout: The decision follows a parental complaint, arguing the King James Bible holds unsuitable content for children. Notably, most books previously banned discussed sexual orientation and identity. #BookBan #Education
🚫 This Bible ban joins a larger trend across the US, with states banning teachings and books on controversial topics like LGBT rights and racial identity. Bans on books deemed offensive are in place in Texas, Florida, Missouri, and South Carolina. #Censorship
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"The parent... (said) she 'is not for eliminating or censoring any books' while saying that Gorman’s book and several others*... shouldn’t be available to students at all. We’d bring up George Orwell... but then people might want to ban his work as well."…
*The other books challenged along with The Hill We Climb by @TheAmandaGorman were:

“Countries in the News: Cuba” by Kieran Walsh
“Cuban Kids” by George Ancona
“Love to Langston” by @PoetTonyMedina
“The ABCs of Black History” by @OhReallyRio
"Love to Langston (by @PoetTonyMedina) is a tribute to the life of one of America’s greatest literary figures... His books and his poems are central to the American literary canon," writes @bumpyjonasdc… #BannedBooks #Censorship
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Won't Get Fooled Again

After I uploaded these screenshots,
Natural used them in her 🧵 and it went viral.

Now @Twitter @TwitterSupport @TwitterSafety @elonmusck @ellagirwin my account is locked from any uploading media.
And I'm not even the author of the tweet! 🤪
They decide and the shotgun sings the song

Please stop censoring us. We are trying to save your lives. Ask for flow cytometry test for micro clots, they are a marker for cancer.

#WontGetFooledAgain #Cancer #WEF #CensorshipKILLS #PandemicPlaylist

The funniest part? I found out I was locked when I tried to upload an old tweet from 2021 (in which I show Alex I keep getting locked when I reply to him) to reply to this tweet. ahahahaha
#IsntItIronic #SameAsTheOldBoss
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Twitter reacts to @elon hiring @lindayacc and the hashtag #RIPTwitter actually Trended #1 until #TwitterCEO made an executive decision to have that RIPTwitter trend removed! Image
#RIPTwitter trending because of @lindayacc ties to #WEF Image
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1. Op-eds aren’t data.

2. Only a short time ago, within many Americans’ lifetimes, #highereducation was badly segregated and reserved mainly for elites.

#Collegecampuses have never been as intellectually diverse and democratic, open to numerous #viewpoints, as they are now.
3. The idea that students are “censorious”--let alone "mad"--is a false narrative that pundits, propagandists, and mainstream media have aggressively promoted.
4. College-aged young people consistently express stronger support for #freespeech and tolerance for #viewpointdiversity than other age groups in credible survey research--not only in individual studies, but also across time.
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1/ Censorship is a tactic historically associated with fascist regimes and ideologies. Fascists often seek to suppress dissent and opposition, and may use a variety of tactics to censor or limit the free expression of ideas that conflict with their own. #fascism #censorship
2/ This can take many forms, including censorship of the media, control of public discourse, and suppression of opposition political parties and social movements. In fascist regimes, the state often maintains strict control over information and communication channels.
3/ For example, Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler implemented strict censorship laws and policies, controlling what could be said, written, or published in the media. The regime used propaganda and censorship to promote its ideology and worldview, and to silence dissent.
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🧵“This escalating battle for control over free expression in education should worry us all,” said PEN America CEO @SuzanneNossel in remarks before the House Committee on Education & the Workforce’s Subcommittee on Higher Education & Workforce Development.…
Nossel: "The university campus is the incubator of democratic citizenship and the breeding ground for leaders in every sector of society. If we don’t get free speech and open discourse right on campus, we won’t get it right in the media, the courts, or out on the streets." (2/x)
Nossel: "At PEN America we argue that the essential drive to render American campuses more diverse, equitable, and inclusive need not—and must not—come at the expense of robust, uncompromising protections for free speech and academic freedom." (3/x) #DEI #FreeSpeech #Education
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.@DrJBhattacharya: Decisions to censor #COVID19 some science harmed "every single American."

Sitting in at the @EnergyCommerce hearing, “Preserving #FreeSpeech & Reining in #BigTech #Censorship," with @DrJBhattacharya, @SethDillon, @ShellenbergerMD, @SpencerOverton testifying.… Image
.@ShellenbergerMD is proposing legislated full transparency by #BigTech platforms, mandating public disclosure of each censorship decision, and an opportunity to respond.

"An existing transparency proposal before Congress would further empower and……
@ShellenbergerMD The correct Energy & Commerce Committee Twitter is @HouseCommerce.

I intended to live tweet, but I'm engrossed in the discussion & the very different worldviews which different congressional members seem to hold.

& you can catch the whole hearing here👇
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If you care at all about your local library being fully staffed and fully stocked with the books and materials that offer the best, most comprehensive, diverse, and accurate information to serve all needs, DO NOT SLEEP ON YOUR UPCOMING #LIBRARY BOARD ELECTIONS. #libraries
In communities all over the country, municipal elections this April (next week!!!) include races for seats on public library boards and public school boards. There is a well-funded, well organized, aggressive, right wing movement to take over public board seats & kill libraries.
This movement is dedicated to defunding libraries, banning books that feature #LGBTQ content, any #representation of people of color, and books that deliver accurate physical health information to kids in grades 6 to 12 who absolutely need that information.
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Списання вийшло з-під контролю: Росія зняла зі зберігання Т-54
Команда CIT отримала фотографії потяга, який везе військову техніку з Далекого Сходу. Ми ідентифікували їх як радянські середні танки сімейства Т-54/55: в одному ешелоні були і Т-54, і танки, які могли бути пізніми Т-54 або Т-55 (див. ілюстрацію).
Як стало відомо, нещодавно цей ешелон вирушив з Арсеньєва Приморського краю, де розташована 1295-та центральна база резерву і зберігання танків.
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Tidbits by Scotty: Pt 6 Censorship TIE STRENGTH Bank Run… Pt 6 Censorship TIE STRENGT...

#TieStrength #Bridge
its all about #tiestrength and #bridgebuilding and how each individual> no matter how small> is relative to how we all fit together as pieces in this giant puzzle of life
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Todays UNN show situation report by KimPossible was all about the #bankingcrash who caused it and why, needless to say it was yet another failed attempt by the remaining #blacksun minions > Watch 13-MAR-23 NEWS 1…
Here is the last of #kimpossibles report from todays show. 13-MAR-23 NEWS 1…
#quote: Jacob Rothschild passed away last weekend 80+ yrs old. Nathan Rothschild is running the family biz now. h/t KimPossible 13-MAR-23 NEWS 1…
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#TwitterFiles 17: A chilling cocktail of #censorship and #Hinduphobia.

The latest in my @SundayGuardian column #ChicagoDiary.

A thread. 🧵1/10… Image
When journalist @mtaibbi released the 17th version of the Twitter Files, some 40,000 American Twitter users, including many US citizens, discovered a US government-funded group was tracking them for alleged “disinformation” and “online harassment.”
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Dataset sent to Twitter’s Trust & Safety team by the Atlantic Council’s DFRLab. TheDFRLab alleged that those handles belonged to “Hindu nationalists” and “paid employees or possibly volunteers” of India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
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1) Here is how I will turn this blatant @Google @ProblemBlogger censorship actions into blog post series on the #FirstAmendment rights we are all granted under the Constitution b/c #Bloggers and our Content fall under #FreedomOfPress.
2) #FreedomOfSpeech a blogger you are still protected by the #FirstAmendment...many bloggers have uncovered stories that have undermined the so-called mainstream media, or stories the MSM ignored but needed to be told.…
3) @mtaibbi tweet examples are a form of mico blogs with his #twitterfiles and tweet #censorship activities exposing corruption

" micro-blogging platform. What does that mean? Well, in principle it just means that your “blog posts” are very short… " If you’re a blogger and don’t see the value of Twitter,
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Eliza Bleu Goes into Twitter Human Trafficking Retirement advocate. Truly an End of a Grifting Era. Looks like off to greener pastures for Ole Eliza Cuts, there will be no return to glory. No Sorry and no word about those Andrew Tate Survivors. A day to be remembered.
We waited till Jan 20th to make a stream about our Eliza Bleu thread on purpose. After we learned from the big time @griftcastirl was born

Who is Eliza Bleu? The Actual Truth about Tracking Advocate plus Lawsuit DTV Investigates
After that we saw the Beef brewing with the @Timcast crew over the none mention of the censorship over the topic. People thought they were avoiding the questions.

The Timpool Steven Crowder Lovefest Vs Eliza Bleu Highschool Boyfriend's Call in DTV EP 7
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Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Florida has been running hospital board meetings open to the public.

This is Dr John Littell a Board Certified Dr.

He stood up to speak about his experience treating multiple patients with #ivermectin successfully
His presentation was abruptly terminated by the hospital, and he was escorted off the premises. In another video he describes receiving multiple secretive requests from covid infected Drs, to treat them with Ivermectin, which he did successfully
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@TwitterSupport why's it taking me up to 2 days to tweet one post with a brief film clip? What's going on?
What happens is I post the film clip then for 1 or 2 days it gets stuck at about 90% uploaded? Seems like #censorship to me? Can you look into it please?
Are you aware of our rights as citizens to express our opinions unhindered under both the US #1A and UN #Article19 ? ImageImage
.... so that means I can't tweet while the previous tweet is 'uploading' [censored]
Seems like nothing has changed on this platform?
Correct me if I'm wrong 🤔
#Censorship #1A #Article19 #FreeSpeech #SpeakersCorner
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Dictatorships use brute force to shut down uncooperative media outlets and exile, imprison, or execute the journalists. Information coup through censorship is the first line of action against an imminent threat to governmental power, such as in a revolt or rebellion.
"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered" "the point is to discover them." But once discovered what would keep truths from being covered over again by those in control? -Galileo Galilei
Autocracy is a system of government in which absolute power over a state is concentrated in the hands of one person, whose decisions are subject neither to external legal restraints nor to regularized mechanisms of popular control
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