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Twitter CEO: “Probably Way Too Aggressive” in Banning Conservatives

During an interview on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that the social media giant was “probably way too aggressive” in banning conservatives. Independent journalist Tim Pool successfully squeezed answers out of Dorsey on questions related to the banning of conservatives. The obvious question now-given that social media runs on the government-subsidized backbone-when will Congress step in and regulate?

Here’s more from Breitbart…

During a recent appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey stated that the social media platform was “probably way too aggressive” in banning conservatives.

On a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey returned to the show this time accompanied by Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s Legal, Policy and Trust & Safety Lead. Independent journalist Tim Pool also appeared on the show, where he grilled the Twitter executives about their platform, multiple times backing them into a corner and forcing them to answer questions on topics they had previously evaded.

During the course of the podcast, the topic of the recent “learn to code” phrase came up. Shortly after a number of left-wing journalists were laid off, Twitter users — many who were conservatives — tweeted at the journalists to “learn to code,” the same advice that many left-wing publications gave to coal miners and laborers who found themselves out of jobs.

 

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YouTube Admits Manipulated Rankings of Pro-Life Videos

YouTube has come out swinging after leaked internal discussions at the Google-owned platform revealed hands-on manipulation to suppress conservatives. The online video giant says that its suppression of pro-life videos when the search for abortion comes up is because such content contained “misinformation” or “graphic content.” Among this “misinformation” deliberately downranked was congressional testimony from Dr. Antony Levatino, a former abortion doctor, which is hardly misinformation or graphic. The bias is now obvious, and it may be time for Congress to step in.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

In a comment to the Daily Mail for a story about Breitbart News’ publication of internal discussions revealing search manipulation by the Google-owned video platform, YouTube admitted that it meddled with search results for “abortion.”

However, YouTube seems to be standing by its decision, claiming that the videos that were pushed out of the top search results for the query contained “misinformation” or “graphic content.”

Per the Daily Mail:

The spokesperson added that when the changes were made, no videos were removed from the site and the ones that were shifted ‘contained misinformation alongside graphic images’.

Breitbart News reported earlier this week on internal discussions at Google showing that YouTube added the search terms “abortion” and “abortions” to an internal “blacklist” file inside the company.

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CNN’S Acosta Proves Border Wall Works

CNN reporter Jim Acosta just inserted himself in the middle of the border security shutdown battle on Capitol Hill. In a live report, Acosta attempted to show how “safe” the U.S.-Mexico border is…while behind a border wall. He was swiftly called out by Mark Morgan, former chief of U.S. Border Patrol, for the unintentional irony of proving that President Donald Trump is right to demand border security. “I hope the American people aren’t lost on the irony that he’s standing behind a wall saying it’s peaceful. Because there’s a wall. Think about that, right? The irony there.” Morgan then challenged Acosta to report from the unfenced portion of the border at night…where real criminals are killing real Border Patrol agents every single year. Imagine that: bad guys don’t cross the border in daylight. Thanks for the tip there, Jim.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

The former chief of U.S. Border Patrol hit at CNN reporter Jim Acosta for claiming earlier on Thursday that the Rio Grande Valley region of the U.S.-Mexico border was a “safe” place.

“I hope the American people aren’t lost on the irony that he’s standing behind a wall saying it’s peaceful. Because there’s a wall. Think about that, right? The irony there,” Mark Morgan, who led Border Patrol from mid-2016 into early 2017, told Fox News host Laura Ingraham late Thursday.

Acosta visited McAllen, Texas, Thursday as part of the White House press pool that accompanied Trump on the trip.

“The steel slats don’t run the entire length of the border in the McAllen area,” Acosta tweeted along with a photo of himself standing by the steel-bollard barrier. “We found one part where there is a chain link fence. Occasionally migrants come thru but residents say their community is quite safe.”

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Obama’s Border Patrol Chief Debunks Open Borders Left

Former Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan, who served in the Obama administration, was swift to debunk the “fake news” being spewed by the former president’s party. During an appearance on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on the Trump shutdown address, Morgan revealed that CBP agents routinely arrest “murderers, rapists, pedophiles, other violent offenders, and gang members” at the Mexican border. “That is not manufactured. That is real, and that’s a fact, and it’s still happening today…and I would say one last point is 127 Border Patrol agents have died. They didn’t die playing Monopoly. They died defending, being the frontline defenders of our borders, trying to apprehend 17,000 people, the bad people.” That’s a stark report from someone the Left would expect to follow the liberal line. Rest assured, though, that Pelosi, Schumer, and their ilk are leaning on the Left media’s portrayal of sob stories at the border, all while ignoring the criminals flooding into the U.S.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Obama’s former Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan responded to President Donald Trump’s Wednesday speech on illegal immigration by noting that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents regularly apprehend “murderers, rapists, pedophiles, other violent offenders, and gang members.”

Morgan made the remarks while appearing on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” with host Tucker Carlson immediately following Trump’s Oval Office address.

“Before I was even chief of Border Patrol, I served on the FBI for two decades,” he told Carlson. “One of my assignments was I led the El Paso office. From my office right on the border, I could see Juarez. Every day, Tucker, we worked the DEA and all components of DHS. And we worked human trafficking cases, we worked drug cases, and we worked drug and gang cases, all impacting the southern border.”

“And then as chief, every single day, Tucker, I was briefed every single day about the men and women who are risking their lives every day and they’re apprehending murderers, rapists, pedophiles, other violent offenders, and gang members,” Morgan continued.

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CNN’s “Journalist of the Year” Caught Faking News

Claas Relotius, CNN’s “Journalist of the Year” in 2014 has been caught making up his news reports and even creating fictional “characters” to add authenticity to his stories. “Claas Relotius, a reporter and editor, falsified his articles on a grand scale and even invented characters, deceiving both readers and his colleagues,” Der Spiegel reported. “This has been uncovered as a result of tips, internal research and, ultimately, a comprehensive confession by the editor himself.” The German media organization Der Spiegel apparently grew suspicious after a recent November report about “an American vigilante group that patrols the border between Mexico and the United States” when the coauthor started seeing red flags. We’re absolutely SHOCKED that CNN has yet to report the real news on its fake news “Journalist of the Year.”

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

A recent winner of CNN’s “Journalist of the Year” award has admitted to fabricating reports for years “on a grand scale” while at Der Spiegel, a German publication which warned other media organizations may have been affected.

“Claas Relotius, a reporter and editor, falsified his articles on a grand scale and even invented characters, deceiving both readers and his colleagues,” Der Spiegel reported. “This has been uncovered as a result of tips, internal research and, ultimately, a comprehensive confession by the editor himself.”

The publications said that suspicions grew after a November report by Relotius “about an American vigilante group that patrols the border between Mexico and the United States.”

A co-author on the report said that he observed Relotius’ behavior and grew distrustful, then reported what happened, which led to the publication confronting him.

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Facebook is the Villain

British lawmakers released 250 pages of documents this week revealing just how insidious Facebook’s motives are in the war of private data and control of users. Despite its claims to the contrary, it was proved this week that Facebook does in fact sell users’ data, leading to nefarious use by political data companies, and that data is clearly being used to manipulate elections. So much for the “free and secure” Internet. Look soon for Congress to step in with deep regulations.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Facebook is the villain and finally people know it.

About 250 pages of highly confidential documents and company emails that shed light on Facebook’s attitude towards its customers, were released by a British lawmaker this week. But before we dive into that, let’s take a step back and remember Facebook’s first big public scandal.

Last March, the New York Times, along with the Guardian and the Observer in London, uncovered documents proving that the political data firm Cambridge Analytica had improperly acquired data from Facebook. Aleksandr Kogan, a data scientist, had developed an app and given the user data information to Cambridge Analytica. Facebook allowed this app to not only collect data from the app users, but also their friends, resulting in Cambridge Analytica acquiring data from millions of different Facebook users.

The Trump campaign employed Cambridge Analytica in 2016 and it therefore has been painted as some dark ops firm that stole Americans’ privacy for the benefit of the highest paying conservative candidate, who then used it to steal victory from Hillary Clinton through manipulation, fraud, hacking and mystery.

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Twitter Targets Feminist Trans Opponents

The Left is eating its own after Meghan Murpher, founder of the Feminist Current website and podcast and a self-described socialist and radical feminist, was banned by Twitter because she dared to criticize the transgender movement. In 2017 Murphy testified before the Canadian Senate that “the rights of women and girls are being pushed aside to accommodate a [transgender] trend.” Murphy was banned several times by Twitter in the wake of those comments until she removed “hateful” tweets, such as asking “How are transwomen not men? What is the difference between men and transwomen?” In other words, she dared to question the notion of transgender dogma. Now most recently she is locked out of Twitter for arguing the obvious-“men aren’t women”-which got more than 20,000 likes before her handle was shut down. We’re having difficulty with our schadenfreude this week.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Meghan Murphy, founder of the Feminist Current website and podcast, has been suspended from Twitter.

Murphy, a self-described socialist and radical feminist, has been an outspoken critic of the transgender activist movement, claiming that it has an outsized sociopolitical influence, especially in her native Canada.

In 2017, Murphy testified before the Canadian Senate against the C-16 pronoun legislation, stating in part that “the rights of women and girls are being pushed aside to accommodate a trend,” and that “treating gender as though it is either internal or a personal choice is dangerous and completely misunderstands how and why women are oppressed under patriarchy as a class of people.”

In August, Murphy’s Twitter account was locked after she sent out several tweets criticizing Lisa Kreut, a transgender individual who allegedly “targeted Feminist Current’s ad revenue and led efforts to have Vancouver Rape Relief blacklisted at the 2016 BCFED Convention.”

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Oval Office ‘Needs Fumigated’

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) didn’t hold back in letting his true thoughts be known that the White House needed to be “fumigated” following Kanye West’s visit. According to a PJ Media report, the member of the House Committee on Financial Services is “even more concerned” about Russia following Matthew Whitaker’s replacement of Jeff Sessions. Please, Rep. Cleaver, tell us how you really feel. So much for Democrats being the party of racial healing.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

WASHINGTON – Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway pushed back on news reports suggesting that President Trump is going to replace White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, calling the information “very thinly sourced, if at all.”

“I have no news to report and I do find the outsized, overwrought non-coverage coverage of personnel in this White House has been mostly fantastical more than fact-based over time,” Conway said during Yahoo Finance’s All Markets Summit last week.

Conway was asked about her husband, George Conway, who argued in a New York Times op-ed that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s appointment is unconstitutional. Conway, an attorney, often posts tweets critical of the Trump administration.

“Should we ask you what your husband’s opinion is on things? That’s fascinating. Anyway, so people disagree about the Constitution every day, that’s why we have a circuit court system, that’s why we have a United States Supreme Court.

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Purple Heart Veteran Rises above SNL’s Mockery

Texas Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives and former U.S. Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw lost an eye while serving in Afghanistan. “Saturday Night Live” comedian Pete Davidson considered his eyepatch fair game, saying in a skit that Crenshaw looked like “a hitman in a porno movie.” “I’m sorry. I know he lost his eye in war, or whatever,” Davidson continued. Crenshaw tweeted in reply: “Good rule in life: I try hard not to offend; I try harder not to be offended. That being said, I hope @nbcsnl recognizes that vets don’t deserve to see their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes.” Here’s the lesson from SNL: it’s okay to offend folks as long as they’re on the right half of the political spectrum. If they’re on the left half, you’re a racist/sexist hater.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Dan Crenshaw, a Republican candidate running for an open congressional seat in Texas, has responded after he was mocked by “Saturday Night Live” comedian Pete Davidson for wearing an eyepatch. Crenshaw lost an eye after an IED exploded while he was serving in Afghanistan.

Davidson had said during a “Weekend Update” bit that Crenshaw looked like “a hitman in a porno movie.”

“I’m sorry, I know he lost his eye in war, or whatever,” Davidson continued.

Crenshaw took the joke in stride, tweeting Sunday morning:

“Good rule in life: I try hard not to offend; I try harder not to be offended. That being said, I hope @nbcsnl recognizes that vets don’t deserve to see their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes.”

 

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CNN Host: “Biggest Terror Threat in the U.S. is White Men”

That was the hyperbolic and vitriolic phrase used by CNN’s incorrigibly biased Don Lemon in describing the current state of affairs in America after the Florida pipe bomb mailer and synagogue shooter. No mention of the fact that the bomber was half-Filipino. Lemon pondered aloud, “What do we do about” a lack of a “white guy ban?” Lemon’s comments were seconded by privileged white male CNN host Chris Cuomo, who praised Lemon for “making the right point.” So just remember: if you happen to be born white and male, you should be put in figurative shackles. Paging Martin Luther King.

Here’s more from Fox News…

CNN host Don Lemon is under fire after a disturbing, on-air rant in which he declared that “white men” are the biggest terror threat to the United States, noted that “there is no white-guy ban” and wondered aloud, “what do we do about that?”

“Cuomo Prime Time” host Chris Cuomo and Lemon were discussing the recent shooting of two black men in Kentucky that is being investigated as a hate crime when his Monday guest and colleague took the conversation off the rails.

“I keep trying to point out to people not to demonize any one group or any one ethnicity, but we keep thinking that the biggest terror threat is something else,” Lemon said. “Some people who are marching towards the border like it’s imminent. And the last time they did this, a couple of hundred people came and they, you know, most of them didn’t get into the country. Most of them got tuckered out before they even made it to the border,” Lemon told his CNN colleague. “So we have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them.”

 

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