Glenn Greenwald cites a report that complains that Facebook's monopoly position makes it more likely that misinformation like he's peddling with go viral to argue it was wrong for Facebook to try to limit it from going viral.

judiciary.house.gov/uploadedfiles/…
Reminder, these boys claim to be outraged that the POST article had its viral tendencies limited, not the raw data. They can't even keep their complaints straight anymore.
Here's what the report that Glenn thinks helps him says about one problem with Facebook's monopoly: Propaganda -- which the Post story definitely is -- goes viral.
Glenn continues to push a link TO A REPORT, but not the report itself (which must explain why he believes Facebook limiting the virality of Rudy's propaganda, confusing link v content), which is telling bc the REPORT ITSELF complains abt the kind of disinformation he's promoting.

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19 Oct
From the weekend: Steve Bannon, Guccifer 2.0, Glenn Greenwald, and Me: How Glenn Greenwald Defends "Smear Artist & Cowards"

emptywheel.net/2020/10/18/ste…

There are a whole slew of problems with Glenn's rant claiming the NYPost stories have been censored.
1) One of the most abrasive men on Twitter says that those criticizing Maggie Haberman for uncritically posting the story created a hostile climate on Twitter. (!!!)

But he UTTERLY misrepresents, in multiple ways, why people criticized her tweet. It was abt virality.
2) Glenn accuses Twitter and Facebook of engaging in a concerted Democratic plot.

Of course, Glenn doesn't cite any of the evidence that shows Facebook, especially, favors conservatives.
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19 Oct
The Amicus briefs submitted in the Flynn case are, one-by-one, being added to the docket (unclear whether there's a rhyme or reason to the order Sullivan is approving them). This one is of particular interest for the range of scholars on it.

beta.documentcloud.org/documents/2039… Image
I'm curious, @gtconway3d, have you ever been on an amicus brief with Erwin Chemerinsky and @tribelaw before?
@gtconway3d @tribelaw The brief effectively argues that bc the Flynn case has moved to sentencing, the govt is asking Sullivan to take an active role in dismissing his prosecution, something that violates separation of powers. Image
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18 Oct
I've been doing a series on what the 4 stories told abt Roger Stone (Mueller report, prosecution, affidavits, SSCI) say abt his 2016 operation. It starts here:

emptywheel.net/2020/10/13/rat…
I just happened to get to the post on Trump's campaign managers today.

On 8/3/16, Stone told Manafort, "I have an idea to save Trump's ass." That made it to SSCI's body.

emptywheel.net/2020/10/18/rat…
On 8/17/16, Stone told Bannon, "I do know how to win this but it ain't pretty."

SSCI put it in a footnote. & didn't mention that they kept talking for 3 days and made efforts to meet over 3 days in September.

So what did Stone pitch Bannon on "how to win but it ain't pretty"?
Read 4 tweets
16 Oct
Eli Lake attempts to pretend his entire career for the last three years has been making insinuations about unmasking and ... it's comedy gold.

bloomberg.com/opinion/articl…
Eli starts by saying that the investigation into Trump -- the only fully public version of which, SSCI, screams GRAVE CI THREAT over and over -- fizzled out.
Eli, who has been the PRIMARY PROMOTER of this scandal since 2017, blames Trump for pushing it.

Why does Eli Lake want to disappear Eli Lake's last three years?
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16 Oct
Glenn, once again, making shit up, claiming people criticized Maggie for MENTIONING the NYP story.

No, the criticized her for TREATING IT CREDULOUSLY.

[Note, Glenn says there's no reason no reason at all!! to doubt the authenticity of these emails]

theintercept.com/2020/10/15/fac…
The Intercept, of course, has a security expert @micahflee has, in the past, done very good work pointing out the problems w/election year stories, but he's busy writing wrong-on-the-law wrong-on-the-facts pieces misrepresenting the case against Assange.

theintercept.com/2020/09/30/ass…
@micahflee Help me out here.

Isn't The Intercept every bit a beneficiary of Section 230 as Facebook?
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14 Oct
This CNN piece on the Mystery Appellant is great. And congrats to them on pulling it together over NYT, which has been chasing it too.

But there's a piece missing.
A few missing pieces.

First, Billy Barr's comments at Hillsdale almost certainly refer to this case.

lawfareblog.com/transcript-att…

PARTICULARLY given Billy's emphasis on overriding line prosecutors, that suggests there was more of a fight over this.
The other thing is timing: Good reason to question whether this got closed in advance of the reprocessing of the Mueller Report. Under the rules Reggie Walton was adopting, it's not clear they could have hid it beyond then.
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