The US government contractor who led the effort to dismiss the lab leak theory of covid's origin not only knew the theory was legitimate, he may have helped create the virus. It's another case of disinformation & censorship as two sides of the same coin.…
Since 2018, Democratic members of Congress, experts, and think tanks including the Aspen Institute have urged social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to do more to censor information, and they have. In September 2020, for example, Facebook censored a "Tucker Carlson……
The episode raises troubling questions about the growing censorship by social media platforms at the behest of government officials, government contractors, and ostensibly nonpartisan scientists and experts. Under pressure from governmental and……

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Mar 1
I am honored by the invitation and grateful for the opportunity to offer testimony to Congress next week on the abuses of power and threats to freedom of expression that the Twitter Files revealed.…
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Similarly, the largest association of American Indians on Thursday called for a moratorium on offshore industrial wind energy projects, which could make the North Atlantic Right Whale extinct…
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“Lightfoot has been dogged by persistent crime in the city, which has been a top concern among Chicagoans. Crime spiked within her term, though the mayor has repeatedly touted that it dropped year-over-year in 2022.”…
“Lightfoot's unfavorable ratings have soared with Chicagoans fed up with gun violence, as well as carjackings and robberies.…
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“San Francisco has become a prize example of how we Democrats have become our own worst enemy.”…
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Now that the U.S. Department of Energy has joined FBI in concluding that the coronavirus likely leaked from a lab, it’s worth remembering that the media, en masse, condemned the lab leak theory as a “debunked conspiracy theory,” and Facebook censored people who dared suggest it
We still don’t know where the virus came from. WSJ says DOE “made its judg­ment with ‘low con­fidence.’” Four other agencies say it had natural origins and two are undecided

But that was the case in 2020 when journalists and Facebook pretended they knew…
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After @Telegraph discovered that the publisher of late British children’s author Roald Dahl had censored & re-written his books, copies of Dahl’s original books have been flying off the shelf.

Funny that. People don’t like Woke totalitarian censorship.…
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Over time, rising narcissism and coddling culture reached a tipping point whereby elites began to view “being insensitive” as equivalent to “causing harm.” As such, insensitivity became viewed as worse than censorship and justification for it. The……
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