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Latest Twitter Files Expose the 'Censorship Industrial Complex'
"A new release of the Twitter files that's just come out from journalist Matt taibbi, Matt taibbi is also the journalist who along with the Michael shellenberger testified before the House in a widely seen hearing. And this one is a really important one. It's called the censorship industrial complex. I looked in The New York Times and a couple of other major newspapers to see the coverage of this Twitter files, no coverage at all. No mention of it. And so that in itself is very telling and I think the reason is that The New York Times, along with a number of other news organizations are part, a part unbelievably of this censorship industrial, complex. Now, taibbi goes on to talk about how there is this censorship system, a kind of octopus that involves the government, but it also involves industry leaders. It involves nonprofits, and so, and this is not just a case where these people all sort of Dawson, suggestions to Twitter or to Facebook or to Google, there's a formal system of meetings. And a formal portal is established for thousands. I mean, long lists of people to be reported and for spreadsheets of thousands and cumulatively hundreds of thousands of names. One of these groups takes credit for getting nearly 22 million tweets labeled in the run up to the 2020 election. So we're talking about a massive censorship operation, one that is really quite unprecedented, even in the days of Soviet censorship, it's not clear that censorship had this kind of reach, in part, perhaps because of the limits of technology. One can assume that Chinese have a censorship program that rivals or exceeds this, but we are now close to the top of the list.
Matt Taibbi Testifies on 'Twitter Files'
"Again ranking member plastic I would note that the evidence of Twitter government relationship includes lists of tens of thousands of names on both the left and right The people affected include Trump supporters but also left leaning sites like consortium and truth out the leftist South American channel The yellow vest movement that in fact is a key point of the Twitter files that is neither a left nor right issue Following the trail of communications between Twitter and the federal government across tens of thousands of emails led to a series of revelations Mister chairman we summarized and submitted them to the committee in the form of a new Twitter file spread which was also released to the public this morning We learned Twitter Facebook Google and other companies developed a formal system for taking in moderation requests from every corner of government from the FBI the DHS the HHS DoD the global engagement center at state even the CIA for every government agency scanning Twitter There were perhaps 20 quasi private entities doing the same thing including Stanford's election integrity partnership NewsGuard the global disinformation index and many others many taxpayer funded A focus of this fast growing network as Mike noted is making lists of people whose opinions beliefs associations or sympathies are deemed misinformation disinformation or malformation That last term is just a euphemism for true but inconvenient Undeniably the making of such lists is a form of digital mccarthyism Digital mccarthyism and there wasn't one Democrat on this committee who was concerned about it Not one Because they're exactly what I keep telling you there They're marxists They don't believe in free speech They don't believe in the competition of ideas They compel uniformity