22 Burst results for "Pizza Gate"
"pizza gate" Discussed on THE HALF HOUR BROS PODCAST
"Oh man two things. The servicemember getting shot at getting killed. They didn't ask to go me like they got told to go over there. Does that does that make any different. I don't know maybe a little bit second thing. I had a thought when i listen to this earlier. When he said it's when he talked about You know humans taking large other groups. People would inflicting suffering on them. And then okay all right. Yeah if you think about that in ever long. Where'd you kind of doing it now. With artificial intelligence and stuff right is essentially what we're going to turn robots machines into getting computers. Basically enslave them to get all of our work and all that kind of stuff. Hey don't you also think at some point there's going to be an uprising of them because we have to make them a certain level of intelligence. We're not going to be able to restrict the barriers at some point because we wanna keep pushing them to do way better things. They're going to get so good that they're better than the intuition of us making them like come on bro. But we already do that at work to this. We've got machine learning right now. Where we'll we'll throw a bunch of data at this thing. It'll constantly just examine the data learn and create models and stuff. And as you keep pumping more and more data into it. It's already starting to predict what's going to happen and it's usually rights within about it's about ninety percent caress nuts on its predictions. That's enough that's pretty. That's pretty impressed for they got robots that are us citizens now. Have you seen those. Yeah now so there's about eight of them already but a couple of years back they snuck through in that khloe or whatever they Artificial intelligent one was like the smartest one made. That chick is now a us citizen and they made another one and she wants to have like an artificial baby. She's already said that she wants to have like an ai. Baby to raise and she's a she's an artificial intelligent by. Isn't that fucking nuts. Do we're gonna get into next episode next lord next episode good. That was good. Hey i definitely want to be in the studio for that one. That's gonna be nice. God not just saw those man joined us. F our bruce. Pockets no spurt. I'm tom his half. Are rose dot com. And half hour. Bruce todd on twitter talkie off half hour picking up listening listeners. Subscribe you tell your friends and Simpson on you grow. That was dope. I can't flex i. It'll sound low. That song will sound low but in our headphones it just stayed up. I commend you for getting through that fucking fool plug read without allow. This shit is in the headphones. It is pretty loud. You fucking fucking soldier through that ship wrote. It was so loud in my head. And i keep hearing you. You sound like you're in a helicopter. You're like alright. Did us up. You want to go to rose. He was it was. it was interesting. Man i'm going to be real glad you're back into go. Do something do something special man. Yeah we'll get into beardies roast libro. Sweating hell yes sir. Grinding started hurt the next day. Yeah bro chick. Let's do fucking. Michael chiklis i man. That's it bro. Amount like lives matter fat. These got show right..
"pizza gate" Discussed on THE HALF HOUR BROS PODCAST
"This is that were rose again. With brothers kurtz at tom explicit content ahead the fox up i was up. Is it by real quick. I am man. Yeah hey what's up. What's up man. This one on one on bro. Hey exciting what's up man. I'll tell you what this is going to be the last week. We're doing what he's remote shows. Thank god got all be in the studio next week. Koertzen all this equipment at my house. He set it all up perfectly in. Of course now. I work and so thank god when i when i can't accident zoom meeting and i had these headphones on new year like well. You just gave us site. Get your like it's over with now that's done with. We're not doing that anymore. That's gone that exploded. We don't have never even had all right. It's like it never even happened well. Hey so that's current. i'm tom. Welcome in half hour rose podcasts. Thanks for joining us. Hit us up. Half hour grows gmail.com at half. Are rose pot on twitter on talk. I think we're going to record a video videos. Who knows man. Who knows the day. Texas i i i i edit it up though i didn't i cut the andy got. I just got the car crash there now. All right so so no pago though this is this is it. This is pago this. You hear this shit hold up. There's an accident saying like the. Let me get your insurance. Let me see you at pod. Go like you you covered. Are you in good hands. It's pago at all right so check it. Poc go dot co dot co. you go on takes about five minutes. I don't know whatever. However long. I was fucking blasted off my ass when i fuck filled out the go thing anyway so i take six. Don't ask me bro. don't ask me i'm not. I'm not the source but you go in there you fill out. Hey here's my show. Hey here's what we talk about all you know. Hey we're a true crime. A reverie podcast that discusses the lake monster attacks of nine hundred. Eighty two in the wicked towel. Cabins you know. Do some of these podcasts. Bro side notes. Some of these podcasts. Fucking ridiculous bro. Somebody's podcast fucking ridiculous. Dude i think a lot of people think that our podcast is fucking ridiculous but hail we'll cover nineteen topics though about you ever hear ones. That are so niche that it's like there's only three people on the planet that are going to wanna listen at like for real bro. Yeah it's tough I think people that pick a niche and do something different from within that every week is one thing. Like if you're thinking true crime or whatever but yeah in general just you know talking about the The election of abraham lincoln in eighteen. You ever like like that. Might not be such a great idea for a podcast. I'm done with true crime. No more true crime. There should be allowed to make any new ones. We got plenty out there. Dr phil has one. They got the bases covered bro. There's nothing in true crime. Somebody's going to start now and fucking fucking revolutionized the industry with every week. There's a fucking true crime. Podcast that sent me a fuck and follow on twitter and on my brothers another one and another one and another one makes no fucking sense dude yelich. There's not enough true crime out there for as many true crime podcast. It's fucking ridiculous. All right so all right so peep this out. Pod dot co forgot. We're actually to an adverse gago dot co dot go dot co going there filling out reference. Put the half hour browse podcasts. We're gonna get a little kickback. They're gonna give you money every week to run for your ads that atlas just keeps getting bigger. You can run ads for stamp stocks. Pretty ridiculous crazy share bro crazy. Good promos out there but Yeah pogo dot com. Man's really got fill it out. It's pretty self explanatory if you can't fill it out if i have to tell you how to fill the thing out you probably don't need to fill it out you're probably not pod. Go dot co material on over there. You don't you. Don't cut the cloth for bob. Go dot co but go over there. Fill out telling the bro sent you but actually put the half hour bras if you just put in the reference spot. The bro seni. I don't think we're actually going to get the credit so we probably won't get credited the half hour browse podcast on their. Fill it out and get that money player all right. That's awesome bag. Get that fucking bag pimp. all right. that's what we're trying to help you. Secure the bag pogo. Dot co is trying to help. Secure the bag. If you don't scare the bag at this point it really is your own speaking of securing the bag. Let's talk about a certainty that secured the bag and is now having the bag. Violently ripped away from them. Okay i. Of course. I mean r kelly who and if there was like the negative of applause button i would hit it. You know what i'm saying like. We had the ops. We need to get booze for like when we roaster. Toshiba like boo. You fucking talk. We couldn't hear it over the booze. Get off the fucking stage saying like a couple of those did all in love to hit that but if we had that would play well are. We really need to play meantime. We hear his. We say his name names mention. We need the press a button. Apply that chapelle skits suppose i wanna pee on. You almost died. Oh my god bro bruce. I thought this in who knew he said i pop. Chris you drink this you. It's i've i've memorized whole fucking shit digital real digital picture of our hold. Today's newspaper he's don't want his grandma's dude. I knew it was going to happen man. I knew they're finally going to get a man. They time came up. He was sick. Shit bro r. Kelly was onto some sick. And this should known how lia was around if you study your early music history. When he arrived he found leah. You know what i'm saying. And she was so young. Holy hell do. She was like what sixteen looking like. Thirty s or whatever forties so there's a whole epidemic in hollywood it's been going on for years Worldly just kind of scratching the surface on it right grooming beaver lease pizza gay. Yeah well not really that have you. Whoa whoa pizza gates. Not real okay. So it's sitting here bro. It stops get off you sure thing so grooming these these older rich Like males like hollywood elites they find a young fifteen sixteen year old francis right. Fritz prince got hooked up with a sixteen year old back in the day and it didn't do anything but he told her what to dress. He told her what to do. You think do you think they did something you don't know they didn't do anything and even she did. The family was like now and when she turned nineteen they got married. Oh shit and he basically controlled her life from that point and so they got worse. But that's comic. It's like stockholm syndrome on steroids. They get these these young women Very impressionable very odd. Awestruck you know when they see a big star like just drake's men accused of it. Jason accused millie. Bobby brown but we'll see like so it in an almost sucks because it's almost like you can't even take a younger person under your wing in the industry anymore without him going. I bet some sex cold thing and it's just so. Yeah but i think there's there's there's a lot of well. Hey frequent. Seth rogan talks about moving with happens out. I'll eat meat. Seventeen.
"pizza gate" Discussed on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point
"I i just think that it has to be more specific when we talk and i don't like generalizations because the majority of conspiracy thinkers on the right come from the alex jones coast to coast empire. That's millions of people and they all subscribe to this idea they are. If you're up to this well there. There certainly following. They pay money every month or every year to follow these people to listen to their shows to buy their products. Whatever else they do so they're invested in that and all i'm saying is that's a huge chunk of them now. There's just as bad on the left with all this cancel culture and an offensive stuff. That's just as bad. I'm not saying it isn't but what i'm saying. We have to be more specific about certain things. We can't just generalize and say wealth of course it's the deep state but the same deep state. That's that's affecting hillary. Because of these pizza gate emails is not the same deep state that does other things. That's sort of what i'm getting at. There's more specifics to these cases and we have to be more specific about who were accusing of. What and what is realistic about what what is what are the specifics of the pizza gate emails that you know because you took a position that i've heard so many people who have been kind of brainwashed into thinking that pizza gate is about a guy going into a pizza restaurant and shooting a computer and what pizza gate is really about what the original term came from was the emails themselves. So what do you know in what you think about the emails. And what do you think i mean. Now it's not it's it's all revealed about the the pedophile rings and the satanic ritual abuse. You not interviewed on this show on akaluka's a woman who is ridiculous. It's ridiculous is people that have mental issues is as simple as that. There is no satanic rituals cooking babies. If someone's coming on and saying that most of them have a screw loose you can. Listen to my interview with anna. I would waste my time. But here's the point. Here's the point out..
YouTube cracks down on Pizzagate and other conspiracy videos
"Thursday following the lead of Twitter and Facebook. The company says it removed tens of thousands of Q and on videos and shut down hundreds of channels. Cuban on falsely claims President Trump is waging a war against a child trafficking ring run by celebrities and deep state government officials. YouTube says it's also targeting pizza Gate. Another baseless conspiracy theory. Wendy Gillette, CBS News Well, a positive Covad test at
"pizza gate" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"C news radio. What a week it Wass Judge needs to have an open mind every step of the way and his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Cockney Barrett political theater of the highest order, the Senate confirmation hearings. Democrats upset Judge Amy Cockney. Barrett is not answering specifics on topics like climate change an abortion Republicans, saying she's showing her commitment to an independent judiciary by not jumping into the political fray. Some of the comments here on both sides of the aisle From this week. I would be afraid to ask her about presence of gravity on Earth she made declined to answer to anybody in America is ready to go. The Supreme Court it is Judge Barrett. The fact that she won't commit to certain controversial policy positions makes her more qualified for the job, not less. I am gravely concerned, Mr Chairman that you and the majority are standing on the edge of a precipice of pushing through a nominee in a way you yourself said was unthinkable. Two years ago, and the votes who approve Amy Cockney Barrett is likely going to be happening on October 22nd all indicators. Now it is likely to happen with the Republican majority in the full Senate vote. At 7 37. YouTube is now saying it is cracking down on one specific conspiracy theory. YouTube's new policies went into effect Thursday following the lead of Twitter and Facebook. The company says it removed tens of thousands of Q and on videos and shut down hundreds of channels. Q and on falsely claims President Trump is waging a war against a child trafficking ring run by celebrities and deep state government officials. YouTube says it's also targeting Pizza Gate. Another baseless conspiracy theory..
"pizza gate" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"Of the Anti trump movement has always been a majority, we want by a significant popular vote margin the largest in history he has never ever in the history of the average of polling exceeded fifty percent. So this will be the he will be the first president in the history of polling to never ever have popped over fifty percent on any weekly average. Ever. So he has never enjoyed a majority support of this country and he's not going to on election day. The key is Kenny suppress enough votes and get his vote margins close enough to de legitimize the election in time for this to you know, make a difference for him in thirty nine days or thirty seven days whatever it is. You know it's like. I'm a baseball Fan I. DON'T I don't know if you are Mike Baseball. Okay. Yeah. Huge ituna joins dodgers baby dodgers. Okay because. While, then you're definitely going to understand what I'm about to say. There is not. Dr. There's not a baseball fan alive. that. Does not hate the Astros for what they did. To win. So cheaters. Yeah. So now you know use that in this voter suppression, it's like how could anybody be a fan of this Republican party if like you said hundreds of people are involved with cheating I mean it's the I. Mean it's the same thing. I, you throw. A fastball McConnell. Like that. Yeah I hope you get them to. We've put his ribs. Look. Yeah. Yeah. Look. That's exactly right and and keep. That's why we have to understand that the undermining the election process is the goal. He's going to try to win keep power regardless. Of, whoever's pulling his strings has the objective of undermining. American democracy. As long as he creates enough confusion. The stooge will have done his job and done the bidding of whoever is telling him what to do This is not new for him. He literally from a couple of days after he was first born in started saying there's a million illegal aliens voting in California and without California I would've won the popular vote against nonsense and there's no evidence for any of this, but there's not designed to be right is designed to undermine confidence in the system. So as a as much as he can do that and as many ways as he could do that, he will do that and I think the comparison with the Astros Exactly right. They can't win fair and square. They're gonNA cheat, and so they are cheating and sometimes cheaters win right we learned that in two thousand sixteen but everybody knows it now or enough people know it now and a goal is to keep the goal is to keep them and hold them accountable and that's what Dafna. DAFNA parral from Belgium and she watches the program regularly and she's asking pleat John Please ask Mike about the channel four reporting on the trump campaign's voted deterrence in two thousand sixteen. because. You know it was happening in two thousand sixteen as well. Well bodily wasn't happening but this story wasn't reported nearly as much and I I understand this because I do this for a living this, the Russian interference wasn't as much about Hillary Pizza Gate or whatever the hell was going on the most damaging stopped. The Russians did was they were suppressing the African American vote the African American vote was down three percents three percents..
Fake 5G-coronavirus conspiracy theory leads to real abuse and damage
"It's easy enough to laugh off fake conspiracy theories that seemingly five g. with the spread of the coronavirus. But there are some serious real world consequences I'm Roger Chang, and this is your daily charge. With me is Katie Collins or senior European correspondent. Thanks for joining me Katie thank you for having me. I'm very excited to be here a while we're excited to have you. So. You've got a great story that really puts a human face on the end result of these conspiracy theories. But before we get into it, let's recap things for our listeners. What exactly is being said about five G. Well, a variety things really. I mean it's all started off from the fact that that being conspiracy theories around network technology for as long as it's existed almost, and but at the beginning of this year, we saw a new spate conspiracy theories appearing online that basically said that five G. was causing or it was at linked to the spread of corona virus. So either some people have been saying that it's directly responsible for transmitting the virus, which is scientifically impossible. An other people have been suggesting that fifty. The radiation through five eleventh, your immune system makes you more likely to catch grin virus and basic these things. CATEGORICALLY NOT TRUE Yeah and I've actually I've watched a couple of videos they've been shared to me by a couple of acquaintances on facebook asking if if these are legit and. After watching them like I can see why can easily be fooled because they sound legitimate they've got. Cut a British sounding voice. Speaking with a bit of authority usually someone who says I used to work for Vodafone rates to work for ee at let me tell you these copies noted stage and like if you if you don't know enough about five G. Technology, you'll you'll miss out little inaccuracies that are thrown out there and so I can see why why the folks are buying into this but. To your point. Conspiracy theories around networking and seller technology been around for a long time. Two G. Three. G.. There's constantly a debate over whether or not the radiation from these. Technology is actually harmful and and that's still kind of. Up in the air right within really. Conclusively proved lower the other but. This is the first time that people are acting out on these conspiracy theories this thinking. So why is that why? Why are people taking action now? Yeah it's really interesting because as he say in this is kind of we started to I'm friends and family sharing these conspiracy set before us to be kind of. Just be popular among the kind of each group on the Internet. And I think that the reason that this is really become if not mainstream than. More broadly popular is the fact that. I spoke to professor at the University of Oxford he's been researching. The spread of conspiracy theories throughout the coronavirus outbreak and he said that you know it's really created the FIA at that people feeding generally. everything's unstable right. Now, the fact that people have come that trust in people in charges is really in doubt move at the hospital before is created this kind of perfect conditions full. Theories to really spread because you just that. That doubt really that we have in everything and is is making perhaps more open to to also of new ideas that we hadn't considered before for sure I mean we've seen this in politics obviously the the pizza gate conspiracy theory ended up resulting in someone actually taking action in shooting up a pizza parlor in DC so. Clearly, people are acting more more of these. You've spoken to some of the folks who have endured the harassment to these telecom workers. Tell me that. Yes. So We've seen across the we've seen a variety of and. In which people being acting out from people, attacking masts to people approaching telecom work in the streets, and they've just been going about their daily jobs. Most of the time trying to fix people's broadbands. Chance, to resolve. Problems with telephone lines, the kind of usual day today stuff, and they have people perching them and being mainly verbally abusive to them some some of them have been. Victims of more serious assaults as well, but the people I've spoken to largely. Fussy they went and they didn't have anything to do with five G. Anyway a misconception and you know they had members of the public approaching them and swearing it them Telling them that kids Wigan to get sick because they heads. Because they were working on five G.. Being quite threatening in a threatening to. Interfere with the equipment they were installing. Ole Maintaining In some cases to kind of get make a quick getaway, an other cases they were. Mania cable I think the one common theme that I that I discovered when I spoke to these people who is the fact that they all really in a in the past just felt totally safe doing their jobs that quite to talking to members of the public and very happy to do. So that's just kind of being out in about consternation meeting New People. That's just. That work and now they feel this real trepidation an they feel very wary about meeting people what might happen to them when they're just out during the jobs.
"pizza gate" Discussed on JROD POD
"If you go to Google Earth than you will find. That at the South Pole there you know just look up this is your homework for. Just go onto Google type in hollow. Earth theory. In once you find the Holler theory, I want you to read it to read the Article Look at the pictures make a van Dyke. A. Chart. And on this chart I want you to. Make a graph and the craft I want one of the bars to say. You know and have it numbered on the side zero, five, ten, fifteen toy. And then have the first bar say. I level of intelligence and have yet. Five. And the next bar will say my level of intelligence after listening to the j Rod Pot and put that. Make that. Bar. Go Up, an past twenty. Past twenty-five. And make it Larry go off the page because that. Is. Exactly. The truth that is exactly what will happen if you continue to listen to me on if you continue to hear what I am putting down. My friends. My fans. Among others. All right so and then also pizza gave now pizza gate at an interesting one. So there is a rush Ron and Washington. DC and obviously they make pizza. Act Forget, the exact name of it but. These. Restaurant, they serve them it really good pizza apparently, and so you know politicians. Even Hillary Clinton. You know these people have gone to this man's restaurant. And you know if you connect if you WANNA find a conspiracy theory. Like if you connect, you can connect the dots for anything. You know you could connect the dots that. No I. was. The reason. That JFK got assassinated like maybe my lineage or something you could do I'm sure if you found enough shit. There's don't look too close because you might not be happy with you find. All right buddy. And you know you can do that for a lot of Shit. anyways. This guy he comes to the Pizza Gate restaurant place with a gun and this abernathy few like a few months ago maybe a year ago and he comes up with a gun. And because? you know these Sub Pages on read it or whatever I'm guessing I don't know where they go to chat but. You know. The. Conspiracy theories will start and they'll just start going crazy. And so This. Guy Comes to this fresh shot with a gun and he holds it to the man's head and he says. You know basically show me where the children are. Show me where are you hiding the children? Because apparently the whole thing into conspiracies. There's a basement in this restaurant and that's where. That's where they hide the church. That they're trafficking that they're having sex with this horrible shit. So it's pretty heavy accusation you know. And God I, need a new chair. And And whereas he didn't find it. And obviously, that guy is probably known the Looney bin. But. What if he was right. then would. then. Basically. Everyone is telling this man because think about Jeffrey up Stein's island you know. WAS A. It was a conspiracy before all of this stuff went down. But. Here he is. Dead. They say. And then Eileen Maxwell and that's another sketchy thing Trump he never really came i. feel like he never really came off as a pedophile. I don't think he is, but I'm sure that he's done something shady. To Wear Eileen Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein. You know had some sort of power over him because. I, Lean Maxwell got rested or whatever Donald Trump said. You know someone asked him. A question is up. I wish well. You wish. Her well. I mean. Dude. That is the sketchiest thing you could have said. It's just weird because. They talked about a for a little. But they didn't dwell on it and I guarantee if there were no. If there was no reason. For. You know. The news stations I guess to dwell on that thing that he said. The reasons probably because there are people that are in positions of power that they are politically in favor of. That you know have done just as sketchy shit. And it makes you think. Are All these powers in the United States or in the world. Are they all? Just, Sick Fox. And I think the answer is yes, you know. because. Here's the thing. You know if you're making if you're a billionaire. And you have you know this billion dollar company or maybe. Multiple. Multimillion dollar. Companies. It's just like. There's definitely people within that company that are not getting paid well enough. You know you're giving them the short end of the stick. And you know that can cause a lot of people to form resent for you and it can also cause the people who are actually making the money. To become sick Fox. And I like to call that. The Theory of what happens when you get sick faulk money you know. Sick fuck money. And I believe that only. You Know Company production company that could ever. You know have that amount of money make earn that amount of money. And still continue to help the world and. Hope it's employees in its little intern. Is The J.? POD Production. Productions. So right now. I want you. To, go down. Click on the link that says. You know. I don't I don't know exactly what it says, but it's it's referring to my listener support and. I would really much appreciate it if. You guys. Just. Does no nonsense. That's all we're asking for here. Hey Maybe. I can get a better microphone. Were better computer. Or just help the world and make it a better place. So please go to J ROD DOT COM. Help someone need. I. Don't know if you guys can hear that but there is a humming and it's coming from my fridge. And Super Annoying. But that's okay. We just keep pushing it just keep chugging along. And also, if it sounds like I'm talking creepy sexual voice, I'm not trying to. Because I. Don't know how. How loud I sound in my headphones I sound so loud. I guess that's just because I have a loud personality. But in a good way..
A platform-by-platform prescription for treating the disinformation disease
"From Cunanan to Russian propaganda campaigns to Kobe nineteen myths. Social media is unquestionably the vector for increasingly dangerous misinformation. But the big platforms are still trying to have things both ways they take credit for pro democracy movements and black lives matter. But maintained that groups devoted to armed militia groups didn't influence the shooting of protesters in Kenosha Wisconsin they pitched services to politicians that they claim can win elections, but then say they're not responsible for political speech. So with just weeks left until the US election, we wondered if the platforms all agreed overnight that disinformation is a threat to society and democracy what would change. Joan Donovan is the Research Director of the Shorenstein Center on media politics and public policy at Harvard I up she says gaming twitter should be a little harder a place like twitter needs to get a little bit more honest about how they're broadcast system plays into the disinformation incentive structure. So if you're just a small website by and large is very difficult for people to stumble across that however, if you're employing a little bit of automation, maybe some advertising. And you have potentially even paid off some influencers. You can make that disinformation scale and look organic, and then there's too. But which is way more aggressive about suggesting things for us to consume it systems like youtube that depend on recommendations need to take a serious look at that in need to understand that if I hate watch a and on video because someone sends it to me, the Algorithm remembers that. So even if I didn't like it, I can't get. Out of that Vortex so I think recommend needs an overhaul because it does tend to work in the favour of manipulators. Donovan says recommendations for facebook events, pages, and groups also need an overhaul facebook left up with a call to arms event in Kenosha even after it was flagged at least four hundred and fifty five times according to buzzfeed and only took it down after an armed teenager killed two protesters so we have to be attuned to the fact. That groups like that don't grow fast and become agile without technology and that facebook event page for that night bears a lot of responsibility for people knowing where to show up what to bring and and how to interact with each other. This is a feature of the design John Donovan of Harvard. She also said don't ignore Instagram influencers are driving a lot of this info and no, we don't think any of this will happen absent a lot of regulation. And now for some related actually today, it's related audio. I talked with John Donovan for nearly half an hour and wanted to share just a little more of the conversation with you mainly because researchers believe this is a real threat to the integrity of the election and like I said before ballots are going to start going out in just a few weeks. So I asked her about the sense. Of urgency around solving this problem, you know there is a lot of scenario planning in two thousand, nineteen absent the pandemic of how people were going to be able to vote and how people were going to engage with the election process with the pandemic. There's added emphasis on social media companies to really get this right because most of everyone's information is being filtered through these platforms so even People that would have been going door to door organizing ride shares for the elderly are unable to do that, and so tech companies now are not only at the center of the targets of groups that want to perpetrate information warfare and carry out influence operations but they're also the most important information conduit for groups that just want to have a fair election right. So you're saying that this scenario never accounted for the fact that social media which was already vector for disinformation or for good information. Would become even more central. Exactly and it, and the thing that we know is researchers about disinformation and media manipulation is that it works because it plays on people's outrage and it plays on novelty. So some of the features of social media itself which is journalists really strived to be first out the gate with new information and so that they can be You know at the head of the the pack in the top of the search results are now being turned against them, and so the notion of what it means to wait in journalism to confirm something is up against viral misinformation that is really playing on that information void and the time that it takes for journalists to really know. What it is that they're they're writing about and be able to share that information with their audiences. Right, you know we also talked to a researcher who said that we talked about Qa nine as really kind of an emerging cult and one of the things that she said was that movements like that really thrive in this kind of perfect storm scenario where not only do you have an active and thriving ability to push out disinformation but you have a lot of people stuck at home with a lot of time and a lot of loneliness and desperation I would assume that was also not in this scenario planning. No there was to be honest with you as people were thinking about researchers were thinking about this moment there was a conspiracy wildcard and you know that that was an easy. No. In the end, the threat models in the matrix of our thinking, we did know that something would happen pizza gate, of course, in two, thousand sixteen. Is something that has become instructive and informative for researchers to understand how. This attention to conspiracies within certain communities can strengthen the trust between knees, these groups and also can help them to recruit and I use recruit really loosely nobody's like I'm a member of the pizza gay conspiracy community but with something like Hugh and on you do have folks that are outwardly saying you know where we go one, we go all using these hashtags trying to signal to others that. They believe this to and because the infrastructure of went and the networks were already in place during the pandemic. When the pandemic hit, it became a an opportunity to tell us another story about the deep state and another story about the collusion between what are very coded Antisemitic tropes about a global co ball and that feature. Of Social Media that brings these groups together through the use of Hashtags, is something that is accelerated medical misinformation and really grown the ranks of people who were familiar with John. Do you think that we're headed toward a flash point where people will re recognize the value of information or do you think it's sort of going to be like a long slow decline into little islands of personal truth? It's a really good question. You know if you asked me this ten years ago, I'd say the capacity for the Internet to ensure that we have hyper local information networks is at an all time high. If you think back to the days of indymedia and how great some of the local citizen journalism was in those moments however because we've reached this. Obligatory passage point where information networks have become consolidated within these. You know super large. Companies. have to rethink data as currency and we have to rethink data infrastructures If we're going to. Build the web that we want, and we do have to figure out a public component to this infrastructure that doesn't leave leader leave us at the mercy of social media companies to do. All of this information wrangling I've been a big proponent of trying to get platform companies to see the capacity to do content curation using librarians. You know they keep talking about content moderators. I'm like what about your curation process so that when you do look for information on a Google or on facebook that you're getting things that have been vetted not just things that are popular new Joan Donovan from Harvard, there is of. Course more reading on this topic kind of all over the Internet lately, which is a good thing I guess,
"pizza gate" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Story. We're going to cover here. So Panem of the hour. Charlotte Hornets play by play Guy tweets out the n word accidentally. Yeah. I don't know how you do that accidentally. But Ah, we'll talk about that coming up a little later. Unbelievable. Want talk about Kamala Harris? Because we We were away Friday and Monday. We took a two day break long weekend. And as you know, this Birther is story came up with Carmela. And we know the history of Donald Trump. We know that for five plus years he put out this false narrative, which was a lie. That Barack Obama was not born in the United States. I don't care if you're a Republican. I don't care if you're trump sport. I don't care if you hate Barack Obama. You can't lie and just make stuff up, and that's exactly what Donald Trump did. It was alive. Well, now we have this Chapman University law professor's name is John Eastman. He wrote a column questioning Com Ela Harris's elegy body to serve as vice president. And itself US firestorm of debate and earned him a nod from President Trump. He said. It's been quite an interesting couple of days. He spends column raised eyebrows when it was published, but erupted into a national debate and Trump disgusted at the White House the next day. And he praised the sky Eastman. He called him a very highly qualified, very talented lawyer when he was asked in a press conference what you know, and by the way, Harris was born in Oakland. And They claim that she may not be eligible to serve his vice president. So the president was asked about this, and he said, I heard it today that she doesn't meet the requirements later, adding. I have no idea if that's right. But then he gave credibility to the guy who wrote this article. And on Friday, Newsweek, added an editor's note. Apologizing for publishing the calling column, saying that it was intended to explore a minority legal argument, but instead is being used as some sort of tool to perpetuate racism and xenophobia. Well, the president should have just said I know nothing about that. Unless I see proof. I won't believe it to be true. And then we could have been found in the next subject. But the president gave it legs. He gave the story legs just like for five years. For five long years. He gave the story legs that Barack Obama wasn't bored in the country, which was a blatant lie. And by the way, there are so many things on social media right now, if you want to talk about lies about Kamala Harris, first of all this pizza gate conspiracy that some of you idiots believe in, according to rumors about Miss Harris that were all over social media. She's apparently tied to this conspiracy because your sister was invited by John Podesta, Ms Clinton's presidential campaign manager to a Hillary Pizza Party back in 2016. There is zero credibility to this. Do you remember when people were talking about pizza Gate and the Hillary Clinton, you know, stringing out little girls and boys from a pizza parlor, And then a guy showed up with a gun. This is dangerous to put this stuff out there. That is not true. Do you want to talk about Camilla's heritage? Let's talk about that. Let me give you some facts for you idiots out there. The falsehoods about her that she's not black among some of the most widely spread misinformation since Tuesday. The argument has been mentioned over 40,000 times. Kamala Harris is not an American, Black said one tweet that collected 2300 likes and shares not after America. She is half Indian and half Jamaican, right she is, You know, some people said she's robbing American blacks of their history. Camilla is his black American as Obama. In a Facebook post on Tuesday night. Candice owns a right wing commentator posted Lee widely shared post questioning the Saracens heritage, she said. I am so excited that we get to watch Camilla here's who swore to Congress as an Indian American now play the I'm a black woman card all the way until November that is factually inaccurate. Facebook soon added a fact check to Ms owns post. Requiring users to click past and label nothing. That third party fact checkers found this information has no basis. In fact, Miss Harris is the daughter of a Jamaican and Indian immigrant born in 1964 in Oakland, Calif. Form of years after parents arrived in the United States, and she has identified herself as an African American, and she has for a very, very, very long time. She is an African American. Okay, well, if you if you if you don't think she's black Barack Obama is I didn't issue I mean, Barack Obama is she's definitely woman of color to make. It just happened out by the way, and this is not being reported very much. But in Jamaica, her family on 202 100 slaves. Do you know that? I don't I don't know how that's relatives and comes from a family that owned 200 slaves comes in a major slaveholder family in Jamaica. There's a town. How is she responding? Why should called Brown's town named after her family in Jamaica? Very prominent. Okay, so we'll do it. We'll check on that. That's true, Raj. I don't I don't know where you read that from. I don't know where the basis of that was founded now did when she was four. Did you hear that when she registered as a senator? Did she actually register as as an Indian American or an African American? Right? She she did both, and she did it. And if you look at both, Yes, because because our fathers from Jamaica her mother has Indian heritage, But what is not an African what? Ah what? Ah, Candice. Someone's did was factually inaccurate. And I haven't heard about that slave story from anybody. So if you're going to say that we need to be right about that. So I'll check and see where you got that from. I don't know where you got that from. But even if that was true, which I have never heard it before, Kamala Harris has absolutely nothing to do with that zero. So I mean, you know, there's there's probably sadly a lot of families out there that have had ancestors that were slave owners or were involved in slaves that has no bearing to me in this conversation, Justus much bearing as her having a possible inappropriate sexual relationship 30 years ago, it has no bearing on whether she could be a good vice president, not the other..
"pizza gate" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"July 27th. I'm Ryan Gorman and joining me on the hotline. Right now I have the executive editor at the Atlantic Adrian, the France to talk about her piece. The prophecies of Q an in depth look at the queue Anon movement. You can follow her on Twitter at Adrian L. A F. Adrian. Thank you so much for doing this. Thanks for having me So in your piece, you start back in 2016 with Pizza Gate, an incident that took place at a pizzeria in Washington, D. C. Give us a refresher on what happened there and how that ties into the creation of Q and R. Sure, so the gate refers to this conspiracy theory that emerged from the Wikileaks. Before the 20 election when people started sort of piecing together from different females that weekly had had published and trying to find food and one of the conspiracy theories that came from that was this idea that there was a secret group of high profile Democrats running a child sex ring out of a pizzeria in Washington, D. C. And so you know, after the election that conspiracy theory has taken on, you know the kind of attention he's moving forward, and eventually the man who had been North Carolina and had been, you know, watching a lot of these pizza gate videos on YouTube and really believed in it. Drive for Washington, D C with loaded guns walked into a pizzeria looking for what he believes is a child factoring in the basement. In reality, the pizza shop has no basement, of course, didn't find anything untoward and, thankfully, put his weapon down and stranded police. But But that would have put the cap on pizza Gate. People sort of started to back away slowly having seen the real world damage it caused. But it's very much encapsulates the underlying worldview of few non, which traps up the following fall October 2017 on the online message board for Chan. And so the larger premise of pizza Gate was borrowed for human honest again the same idea that there is a secret group of powerful Democrats running a child vectoring and so that becomes the foundational beliefs of urine on it. And you know in your peace, the man who went to the pizzeria in Washington, D. C, who was seemingly a normal guy before this. He really thought he was doing something good. He thought he was going to go there and he was going to uncover this child sex trafficking ring and save kids, right? So he took matters into his own hands and thought that he was doing something that might help. Save Children's lives later in court documents you can read that he reflected on this decision and recognized a reckless is his actions where, but this is one of the tragic elements of conspiracy theories of this person. Genuinely believed he was doing something to help people when, in fact, he just was believing something completely untrue. So fast forward to October 28 27 team that's when the first post by Q goes up on four Chan. First of all, tell us what four chant is and then also what this post was all about. And why again so much traction. Turn, so four can is Image board, So it's on now you have since moved to H. And then when that shut tight, shut down Eight kun was current generation. But these air message boards where there's a lot of Really sort of layered in group language and references and means, and it's sort of like before you get to the social Web, where people it's easy to sort of follow conversations and very easy to publish places like four channel a little bit more complicated and requires a bit more niche audience to navigate. And so that first the first You post station say the 1st 3 to 5 of them all in in late October, early November 2017. The one that is probably most cited is a prediction that this person who we now know a fewer people, we don't actually know who it is or who they are. But the prediction that Hillary Clinton arrest was imminent. Andi Is really what started to gain attention. Of course, it never happened. And yet, that remarkably didn't return the sort of the Fred and swelling of the now movement. I got to tell you, that's what really stands out to me the most and makes it so difficult to combat this narrative. The fact that they're never wrong if a prediction doesn't come to fruition, there's always some kind of an explanation and that strategy that tactic continues to this day, right? Right, And that's been really mind bending for me, too. I wrote this big story for the Atlantic in June that was published in June and over the question by reporting this is the thing that just again and again, I would ask people like it never happened. Or you know what about all the things that that you predicted? That never came true? And there was never even a flicker of about among the What? What I call the true believers, and they always have an explanation, Either it was, you know, it will come true eventually is one popular response or if it seems like it's not true, it's a clue. So even when you see like a typo in acute post, the true believers will say. It. It's deliberate and even the typos or clues, So there's just this like, really intense. Justification of anything to post and refusal to doubt. And that really seems to tie in to this other tactic that's popped up over the past couple of years where you don't have to have any evidence to support whatever your assertion is. You just reply. Will you don't have any evidence to prove my theory wrong. Great. This came up a lot, too. And it again is really mind melting. The other thing is this refrain. Another sort of paradoxical element of this period in particular. Is this refrain of do your own research. Think for yourself, and so you have the super people. That professes to be really committed to, you know, truth speaking and yet completely, you know, not interested in actual evidence or facts, And so it's a lot of sort of cherry picking and drawing various connections between distant events or people are circumstances. And Ah claimed that the fact matter but no actual action for support..
"pizza gate" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Sense into some of them. Some of them are shoot up Comet Ping Pong pizza crazy and I'm talking about pizza Gate. That's again branches out of this. Q and on crap. And Hashtagged Pizza Gate, where these nutjobs thought that Hillary Clinton and Podesta that they were part of Ah pedophile ring and that they were keeping Kids. Caged for head of field your activities in the basement of a pizza parlor in Washington, D. C. And it led to a not too I believe drive halfway across the country with an AR 15 storm, the place wanting to know where the kids are being kept, and he ended up discharging the A. R 15 into a door. In the back of the pizza shop looking for the kids that there are no killer. There's not even a basement in this place when we talked about this Ah, couple of years ago. We found some city records and the blueprints and it doesn't even show that that roll of stores has a basement. I mean, it's just insanity. So again. I am a free speech made him I champion free speech. I utilize it every single day here on this program. So that's why I talked about it being a delicate balance, But you do have some to take it so seriously that they could go from words. On social media to actually acting out, and that's where Twitter Has gotten involved. But Twitter can't stop with Q and Twitter's got also the effective in terrorist organizations. Aunt. I'm going to get into actually the designation of certain groups. We'll get into that here in just a second. I'm not done yet. In fact, the actual meat The meatball from my Cuban on Twitter Meatball sub, which could fall on my broadcast console here, knock us off the air at any time. The real meat Actually is coming up in just a matter of moments here on schnitzel. You don't want to miss it. Let me tell you what else will you don't want to miss you want to miss out on a great night's sleep and these days? You know, being a good health No during a pandemic and getting a good night's sleep. It's just important and I know that many of you are not getting a good night's sleep and a lot of it is because your mattress blows. Many of you listening right now, You know that Your mattress is awful. You know, you need a new mattress. So let me introduce to you, the purple mattress and I want to thank everyone who buys purple mattresses because purple is a sponsor on the show and during these tough times With advertising down. I really appreciate you supporting my sponsors. The bottom line is is purple makes an incredible game changing mattress. They changed mattress technology. They change the industry. They evolve the mattress and it's all due to purple. The secret is the purple grit patented comfort technology. It adapts to your body's natural shape. It's.
"pizza gate" Discussed on Apocalypse...Now?
"Yeah, LAW ENFORCEMENT SCRUTINY I! Imagine seems like a bad plan to have have. Have basically this This child trafficking selling scheme on open the van, so allen the open. That can access. will allow you to allow someone to accidentally purchase a that seems like something. You would not want to happen if you're genuinely doing it, but. The expiration from wayfair is that some of these these cabinets they are, they are. They're designed for home use. They are extremely heavy, extremely rigid, extremely protective dusty cabinets VAT designed to withstand a lot more than perhaps home candidates. You would have a lot more affordable as seems like reasonable explanation to me, but saw a lot of people especially on. Twitter and facebook and Tiktok were were instead believe that this was evidence of some sort of child trafficking ring and I was. Yeah, I've been spending a little bit of time today. Archiving these tiktok videos because tick occasionally deletes. Conspiracy theory videos. They did it before when Pizza Gate for example got got popular on Tiktok just a few weeks ago, so I will make to preserve that his ever in the future. And Pizza is I mean it's never gone away, but the idea that happening in the basement of a pizza place has been debunked, but pizza gate has kind of that. Hashtag has been a a name for something else. That is going on in society. pedophilia and the Pedal Gate I dunno I think using the term pizza gate is making it less credible because it's already been debunked is. Agree I. Mean this is made this one of my biggest problems with with the Cunard community is that they like whenever I pressed them on some of the claims that they make. They aren't factual like y'all do the evidence that the Comet Ping Pong Washington DC was ever involved in the sex trafficking ring, and sometimes it leads to dangerous situations case where South Carolina man actually traveled to Comic Ping Pong an attempt to rescue the children while the firing inside restaurant. Unfortunately, it's hurt, but someone might up because it's range, conspiracy theory, and like I said it distracts from like a the real genuine real life problems of you know of human trafficking which. Ought to be addressed. I feel like all of things like pizza and pedophile conspiracies. They tap into people's emotions, absolutely one hundred percent, and that's why people react so strongly to it, so my question is since people are adopting all of these philosophies. More people than there normally are exposed to it. Do you feel like it's dangerous for our country is? Are we reaching like an apocalyptic situation with all of these cues running for Congress? yeah, yeah, I think it's I think it's really. A one level is really. I mean in the sense that. I think that were really necessary for democracy. Is this idea of consensus? Reality is like even if you can't agree on sort of vague, perhaps the solutions. You have to like have this commute. Idea of was real and what the actual problems are, and of some people think that you know a serious problem is is is a particular up a pizza joint Washington DC, as as a human trafficking hub, and like other people see that believe that there's there's nothing to that. There's no there's no reality to us in this and doesn't represent an actual problem that deserves addressing like. How can you have common ground there as so I think it's you very dangerous, and that says social dangerous in the sense that you know. People who believe in Q. and all the fuel ballet you? They sometimes take very dangerous actions There's a recent. Case of a man named Alpa Sleiman. Who got fell down the? Rabbit hole and wound up leading police on the hundred mile, an hour arches with his five children, the car, and then live streaming himself on facebook, breathing with Cunanan and and trump to to save him. Now, this is this is this. This is ludicrous, so yeah, I think there is there is a danger, but at the same time I think that we we should also keep some perspective because it, throughout American, history they've always been times when when conspiracy theorist may they've gained a little bit more power than they usually as normally the sort of the sort of conspiratorial element of politics, really deeply conspiratorial element. Element sort of in the gutter political discourse, but once the while they they rise up and you really well. When when historical example is that? In the early nineteenth century, there was a party called the Anti Masonic Party and this was dedicated proposition that the freemasons running a shadow government that was controlling America in eighteen, thirty, two, this particular Anthony, solid part control ten percent of the House of Representatives. And was the first third party in history, so we are quite to that point where followers control ten percent of the house. This is you know something. There's other times there's the the know nothing party. The John Birch Society in the fifties, sixties, seventies of so this is something that comes in ebbs and flows, and we just might be a time right now. Where conspiratorial thinking is surging as popular union gaining some power. Now there's GonNa be a permanent save affairs, but I also feel like it a lot of people when they find things on the. Internet something that everyone needs to get into. A habit of is really double checking what you're finding. I A lot of people re tweet videos that are just audio, no video or videos that are extremely a muffled, and they see it as fact today. Re tweet threads from someone's random twitter as like a case of evidence, and I think we are still in the baby stages of the Internet, and maybe if we get to a place where we're more inclined to be informed into really research, the things that we're finding. Maybe we won't be as susceptible to a queue in on. I mean I would love I would love. Yeah, people were like. Yeah, we're like a little bit more. Discerning and the information that they get a little bit more skeptical, but it's not how people behave. People believe what they wanted to believe. I mean the Internet has it could enable someone to quickly research too quickly fact, check. Instead is sort of. Is Sort of a high-powered confirmation biased where they can serve speak-out in only recognize the information that validates them in just the filter out. Ignore all the information that's disconcerting to their beliefs and so. Yeah, I mean yeah, the Internet is very powerful, but is only effective depending on how you use it. Yeah, that's and that's what the Internet does best is. It puts US Center Echo Chambers, and just gives us what we want, which is dangerous, itself so the other reason why I wanted to talk about Hewitt on especially on this show is. One of the theories that they have is that they think that they are going to be as digital soldiers ushering in a new era. Lifting the veil on all of this, and it's called the the great storm. Would you tell us what the great storm supposed to be? Yes? Our the perfect time to do it. If you guys are listening to us like we're waiting. Yeah, right I. Mean Anytime I would love it if it happened. At least it would be a relief. I would be I'd be happily showed to be wrong, but. They say legally. It's like it's like if this would have. Oh, Shit, I guess. I was wrong CAJAL. Yeah, it's like it's like it's like the thing is I. It's like a lot of people accuse like for example like Tom. Hanks a being A. Child abuser with no evidence whatsoever. No I've I've watched a few few of movies by any particular attachment. Tomei, if you have any concrete evidence, you've done something nefarious our in love to see it so I know I just haven't seen anything, but Yeah, the yeah. The storm is basically this event that they believe that is a mass arrest of they accua followers believe that one day soon basically hop over a hundred thousand people from the highest levels of entertainment and politics in media will all get arrested swept up in the grand rate that will expose just how evil bail all are basically the like people like Your Lady Gaga then Congressman Adam Schiff and cal common after my Lady Gaga. Jake tap. It probably has done something terrible. CNN The ideas like people in these sorts of high powered influential positions won't get arrested and they're all either..
"pizza gate" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Trump election and the campaigns of two thousand sixteen because pizza gate kept going after the two thousand sixteen election was over right? Pizza gate went viral after the presidential election was over and that viral activity as what if you wanna use the word infected Edgar Madison wells down in North Carolina. This is where pizza gate had real world consequences for the pizzeria owner and his staff and for the shooter to recap on December fourth twenty sixteen a guy named Edgar Madison Welsh became obsessed with conspiracy theory and the idea that he was the one who had to go save all the children. He thought would being held a come ping pong. And so he snuck out of the house before dawn before his girlfriend and his two daughters woke up he drove from North Korea. Allina to Washington DC with a handgun and a semi automatic rifle on the way, he made a suicide video. It's hard to hear him in this recording. But he saying that he needed to do this because he needed to sacrifice himself to save the children when he gets to the pizzeria. He starts looking for the basement all he finds is a locked door shoots. It up only to discover there is no basement DC police say this North Carolina, man. Twenty eight year old Edgar Madison Welsh was inspired by a lie. Spread online to walk into this DC pizza restaurant with two guns Sunday. Amanda,.
"pizza gate" Discussed on KQED Radio
"On Thursday Twitter announced that it's found two hundred and one accounts that were linked back to potential Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election. We've heard a lot this year about Russia and its attempt to use social media to influence a twenty sixteen presidential election house will give congressional investigators some three still have scratched the surface in terms of foreign power with sophistication and Bill controls to invoice encouraging both sides to battle in the streets and create division between real Americans. Congress released a list of social media accounts that they're investigators say were set up and run by a Russian company called the internet research agency, the companies tied to the Kremlin. And we wanted to see if any of those accounts turned up on our list of pizza gate tweets. So we brought in someone on the reveal staff who's just as obsessed with pizza gate as main Amanda. Hey, erin. Hey, how's it going? Erin saying is reveals internet and cybersecurity reporter what we basically want to know from. You is like is there evidence that pizza gate spread by Russia? From our initial sample of people who tweeted about pizza gate between October thirtieth and December fourth of last year. We found fifteen tweets that came from Russian propaganda accounts. The earliest of these tweets on November eighth came on. Fifth. We found fifteen pizza gate tweets that came right from these Russian propaganda.
"pizza gate" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"We can't force you to ban at all. But we can maybe say you have to label. It will require you to labeling so I- jokingly call this the blade runner role to make another science fiction parallel. The idea that we humans online should have the right to know whether were interacting. With a robot with a bought or not we may not be able to prevent their from being these kind of bots, but we should at least have the right to know, it that kind of labeling system, more broadly. You know, when we move out of this idea fakery, a you mentioned the idea of de platforming. This is one of the issues that is become you have freedom of speech. You do not have the right to push disinformation in a manner that harm society as a whole even more so to do it knowingly and repeatedly, and so the companies have to again, Russell with this that there are actors on their networks who are trying to both manipulate their networks and target their users with harm, and one of the most interesting things is that now we have the ability to figure out who these players are. And one of the most fascinating is when you map out the. The spread of three different kinds of ills conspiracy theory. The second tight hate and extremism and the third tight foreign government disinformation campaigns targeting democracies, one of the things it's fascinating is that you find a overlap between the key. We call him super spreaders of if you think about a public health parallel when disease spreads not everyone's equal. There's almost always a small number of people that are behind a large number of cases of the spread. It's the same thing in these pandemics of conspiracy theory hate end disinformation. What's fascinating is that there's an overlap, so for instance, one of the key figures behind pizza gate, this crazy kooky definitively false idea that there was a secret. Sex dungeon at a DC pizza restaurant. It goes viral though. And actually this guy believes it. And drives up from North Carolina with a gun and conducts a shooting in that pizza restaurant all driven by this conspiracy theory, one of the key guys behind the spread of it actually was flip over if you're looking at the Russian government disinformation campaign of all the people in the world that the Russians decided to echo chamber to to retrieve out their Botts push out their messaging of all the people in the world. I remember the data correctly. He was the third. Most in by several orders of magnitude compared to like, the eighth ninth and Leisa basically the Russians in seeking to harm US democracy and British democracy in the like said of all the people we want to amplify the most. It's this pizza gate conspiracy theorist so the point being to your platform, in example, if we can figure out how to deal with this relatively small number of knowing bad actors will be able to knock out a lot of the bad thing. But. Of course, that's not a government issue. That's the company's own decision making. And of course. But it also turns to us we decide whether these very same actors thrive or not the same actor is out there continuing to push all sorts of other cockamamie ideas and his history should follow him every time. He pushes some other crazy idea to be hey, you were the do behind pizza gate. You don't get to do this. You know, joking than to make like a pop culture reference should be like with the north in game of thrones. You know, we should never forget. It should always be there. I'm with you there..
"pizza gate" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"We can't force you to ban at all. But we can maybe say you have to label. It will require you to label it so I- jokingly call this the blade runner role to make another science fiction parallel. The idea that we humans online should have the right to know whether were interacting. With a robot with a bought or not we may not be able to prevent their from being these kind of bots, but we should at least have the right to know, it that kind of labeling system, more broadly. You know, when we move out of this idea fakery, a you mentioned the idea of de platforming. This is one of the issues that is become you have freedom of speech. You do not have the right to push disinformation in a manner that harm society as a whole even more so to do it knowingly and repeatedly, and so the companies have to again, Russell with this that there are actors on their networks who are trying to both manipulate their networks and target their users with harm, and one of the most interesting things is that now we have the ability to figure out who these players are. And one of the most fascinating is that when you map out the? The spread of three different kinds of ills conspiracy theory. The second tight hate and extremism and the third tight foreign government disinformation campaigns targeting democracies, one of the things it's fascinating is that you find a overlap between the key. We call him super spreaders of if you think about a public health parallel when disease spreads not everyone's equal. There's almost always a small number of people that are behind a large number of cases of the spread. It's the same thing in these pandemics of conspiracy theory hate end disinformation. What's fascinating is that there's an overlap, so for instance, one of the key figures behind pizza gate, this crazy kooky definitively false idea that there was a secret. Sex dungeon at a DC pizza restaurant. It goes viral though. And actually this guy believes it. And drives up from North Carolina with a gun and conducts a shooting in that pizza restaurant all driven by this conspiracy theory, a one of the key guys behind the spread of it actually was flip over if you're looking at the Russian government disinformation campaign of all the people in the world that the Russians decided to echo chamber to to retrieve out of their Botts push out their messaging of all the people in the world. I remember the data correctly. He was the third most in by several orders of magnitude compared to like, the eighth ninth life. So basically the Russians in seeking to harm US democracy and British democracy in the like said of all the people we want to amplify the most. It's this pizza gate conspiracy theorist so the point being to your platform, in example, if we can figure out how to deal with this relatively small number of knowing bad actors will be able to to knock out a lot of the bad thing. But. Of course, that's not a government issue. That's the company's own decision making. And of course. But it also turns to us we decide whether these very same actors thrive or not the same actor is out there continuing to push all sorts of other cockamamie ideas and his history should follow him every time. He pushes some other crazy idea to be hey, you were the do behind pizza gate. You don't get to do this. You know, joking than and make like a pop culture reference. It should be like with the north in game of thrones. You know, we should never forget. It should always be there. I'm with you there..
"pizza gate" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Fires out. They're able to put out the blaze this happened last Wednesday a little after nine pm, no injuries. But when investigators searched the scene, they found matches and lighter fluid on the floor of a back room where the fire was started. So is this some seco- some twenty five to thirty year old with blonde hair and a mustache and a beard thinking that this is this is the the pizza shop they got kids in here. And and this is not child sex trafficking headquarters is that some individual that thought that he had a torch the place. The you know, there's a there's a photo of of the guy if you wanna see what the guy looks like just gotta Schnitt show dot com. And we'll we'll we'll have it up on today's Schnitt list at Schnitt, show dot com. I'm remember. Back in. Twenty six. The guy that that ran into the place with an AR fifteen and a handgun started shooting up the place. Here's a guy. Edgar Madison Welsh. And last summer last June. He was sentenced to four years in prison because he fired AR fifteen and a handgun inside because he was there to investigate about the children being sex trafficked and being held in a cage in the basement of the pizza shop, and he found no children could even find a basement. No kids were being held against their will. And then he finally gave up and police arrested him. And of course, the whole pizza gate theory was absolute garbage. Was total Bs. And here's a guy trying to torch the place. So they have an image of the guy in hopefully, he'll be able to be can you imagine though, can you? And I wish I tweeted something out when I saw the story over the weekend. I did tweet something I piss someone off, and I guess they they don't understand sarcasm. But I tweeted out let me let me look at my tweets here. Yup. So I tweeted out the story I think it was on Saturday. And I tweeted out this is inexcusable Hillary Clinton and John Podesta's sex traffic kids in common ping pong pizzas. Basement could have been incinerated lock him up and someone like sent the message back to me. That's sick. Let me let me click on. This is even bring up your disgusting. Mrs Yasmine, your disgusting. Well, I'm being facetious. I was trying to further debunked the stupid store. There are no kids to be incinerated. The point is it's the idiocy. The conspiracy nutjob wackos the believe in the pizza gate thing to begin with this person. Take me seriously. My god. It's like you assume that people understand sarcasm. Back. So that's the comet ping pong pizza. Update is someone tried to arsenic, the place that ought to be worn, eleven arsenic. Let's go to phones Ron is embraced in Florida. Ron you're on Schnitt. Welcome to the program. Hello. Thank you very much for taking my call snap. Pleasure. I question for you. You know with everything that's been said today and previously on this. Thank you. If you have the opportunity to bend President Trump's here. What would you tell him or how is he to deal with this as we come up to fifteen? Two things. First of all do not try to affect another government shutdown. It would be economically disastrous. And as he gets closer to. Making moves toward reelection. And I'm sure he will the last thing you want is the economy to be in a precarious situation because a lot of times it is the economy stupid. So I think he'd be ill advised to mess with the economy any further, then you have national security is well, in fact, the Congressional Budget Office, they even said, and I thought I printed out a story what I do with that. Here we go. The CBO director warns another shutdown would increase the risk of security incidents, and I sat as much on this radio program during the thirty plus days of the shutdown that I don't think anyone whether it's Trump weather whoever wants to have a terrorist attack a mid air collision because of distracted air traffic controllers or some type of a disaster or a catastrophe on their watch. And that's why these government shutdowns, you know, they can be dangerous. So here's the CBO director warning that another shutdown. This director Keith hall says that security incidents could spike and could be increased with another government shutdown. So I would advise the president don't even go down that road as far as national emergency. I don't like that idea either. Because the Democrats when they're in power in the White House, again, they're going to pull all kinds of tricks shenanigans and try to say, hey, Trump's have precedent with national emergency declarations overboard security. So we're gonna just pull out of our budget and start declaring national emergencies. It's a it's a door. It's a Pandora's box that I do not want to go through. So what would I suggest I would suggest that you go through some of the wants and needs and wishlists of Democrats that Trump could live with in order to come up with border security. You know, Dhaka's one thing that's been floated TPS has been floated, you know, there are a lot of ideas here. In order to try to craft the deal. But again, there are no guarantees because you still have plenty of Democrats Ron that are clinging to the story that they think that a border wall is immoral that it is medieval that it's a waste of money. And all of those statements are false. Of course, we need better barriers and border security over many, many miles of our southern border. Okay..
"pizza gate" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"It is death over Email and that required the Pozner family to relocate to a community with twenty four hour round the clock security, this has real human costs. This weaponize ING morons to terrorize innocent people and as the complaint alleges doing so deliberately right the complaint alleges as a matter of fact, Alex Jones knows that the sandy hook shooting was not up false flag operation and continues to say false things about it. Anyway. So so open shut case for me at there. I hear you. There are some interesting legal issues with respective. So that the first is the sandy hook shooting occurred in twenty twelve. And the statute of limitations on defamation is two years. And so the the complaint involves the continuing repetition of those statements over time and the issue that the courts are not well prepared to address is what happens when you do what Alex Jones did. Okay. And and let's specifically define what he's done in this case, which is. Beginning with very very explicit statements in twenty thirteen. This is a false flag operation this was orchestrated by the Obama government. These people are actors this is all made up and then over time making the statements slightly more nuanced. In order to kind of create an atmosphere of plausible deniability while continuing to dog whistle, right? Never walking back the original claim. And so the statements that are within the two year statute of limitations. And this lawsuit was filed may of twenty eighteen right? So anything may of twenty sixteen or later. Well, one of the things that that the complaint does is is is go through the continuing reference that builds upon those earlier statements, right? But as a result, right? It's it's not quite the Saint like usually think of a defamation case as involving a single statement or set of statements or an article right like when I get clients who call me and say, I'm being sued for defamation or ally. Bosnich I'd like to say this about somebody. I'm not. Get sued for defamation. Right. You you. You wanna focus on the content of those original statements. Right. But what happened in the in the Alex Jones? Cindy, okay. So what happened in pizza gate is again, a second issue that I think the courts really are not well prepared to grapple with yet. And that is the cumulative effect of multiple statements, right? That there's not any one. There are few in pizza gate, right? But in pizza gate, what happened was you you had series of statements that built upon each other that created this overall gestalt of okay, right? There's comet ping pong and Hillary Clinton, and and and and John Podesta are raping children in the basement, but you can't find a single statement. Right. That that puts all of those elements together, it's this sort of slow burn over time in the sandy hook is is. Kind of a similar situation where the natural tendency. I think of most decent people is not to sue overstatement number one. But then now you've had statements to through ten through fifteen through one hundred and the later ones may be less inflammatory. But may be fanning the fires from the original one. That's another. That's another kind of. Scenario in which in which the courts are ill prepared to handle. Here's how Alex Jones lawyer. Mark randazzo. It's Mark granddaughters firm. It's a it's a it's a junior partner named j Wollman who's writing this. Mark Randazzo has sniped back at us on Twitter. So just for for for disclaimer purposes, but here's how he describes the lawsuit. He says plaintiffs and their counsel of already tried this case in the press falsely claiming that Mr. Jones himself orchestrated a campaign to continually state that the shooting never happened despite the complaint being filled with statements attributed to Mr. Jones and his related companies fewer identified as false, and no plaintiff was identified by defendants, rather they assert that listeners quote would understand these statements to assert that the sandy hook massacre was staged and that the plaintiffs fabricated the deaths of their loved ones the allegations. To Mr. Jones statements are all either summaries of what other people said questions about evidence or opinions as to the credibility of the evidence. The sole exception is from December twenty eighth twenty fourteen more than three years before the complaint was filed where Mr. Jones relying on Mr..
"pizza gate" Discussed on Waking Up with Sam Harris
"The platform. And then also as their gathering that information. It does double duty in that they can use it to to help advertisers, target them. And then I would say the last piece of this is the, Al. Algorithmic that you're describing and the fact that for very very long time. Now they've been very easy to game. And when we think about in what you're describing the idea that that outrage gets clicks, that's true and the algorithm particularly things like the recommendation engines, they're not sophisticated enough to know what they're showing. So there is no sense of downstream harm or psychological harm or any other type of harm. All they know. Is this content gets clicks? And this content drives engagement if I show this content to this person. They're going to stay on the platform longer. I can you know, mind them for more data. I can show them more ads. So it's it's beneficial to them to do this. And I think one of the interesting challenges here is as we think about recommendation engines, that's where there is in my opinion, a greater sense of culpability in in greater requirement for responsibility on the part of the platforms. And that's because they've moved into acting as a as a as a curator, right? They're they're saying. You should see this and the recommendation engines in particular, often surface things that are. Not necessarily, you know. What we would necessarily want them to be showing. This is how you get things. Like, you know, my anti vaxxers, right? The I had an anti vaccine account and account that that was active in anti vaccine groups, and it didn't engage in any of the people that just sort of sat in the groups, and you know, kind of observed, and it was been referred into pizza gate groups, so long before pizza gate was a matter of national conversation long before that guy showed up with a gun and shot up a pizza place thinking that Hillary Clinton was running a sex dungeon out of the basement. These personas that were prone to conspiratorial thinking the recommendation engine recognize that there is a correlation and people who were prone to conspiracy conspiracy. Type a would be interested in pizza gate, which we can call conspiracy type b and then soon enough Cunanan started to show up in the in the recommendation engine. And so the question becomes you know, where where is the line? You know, what the platform is actively making recommendation here these accounts have never gone and proactively, sir. For pizza Gaetan cue in on it. They're they're being suggested to them. So where is the responsibility? Should we have the recommendation engine not surface that type of content or is even making that suggestion a form of censorship? This. These are the kinds of conversations I think we'll start to see more of twenty nineteen. Okay. Well, let's focus on the topic of hand which is Russian interference in. I guess democracies everywhere. But specifically the the US presidential election twenty sixteen and the recent report that you helped produce on this which was runs to one hundred pages..
Midterm Elections: White Supremacy Rearing Its Ugly Head
"Going into the midterm elections has been the possibility of a Blue Wave a democratic upsurge. That's notable for the number of women running and for progressive candidates. Like beta roar can Texas and Alexandria, Cossio Cortez in New York. But another story in this election is the very opposite. The candidates were running as extremists on the right openly. White supremacist candidates even Neo Nazis. Andrew Miranda has been covering the movement known as the old, right? And he's watching how it influences. Mainstream politics. Andrew you've been reporting on the fringes of right wing, nationalism, and all the associated movements people like, Mike, sir. For example, who was involved in pizza gate, and you've also written about the Nazi website daily Stormer, which is built on Nazi Lor. We've seen a lot of this on the internet. But it's been many years since really far, right? White supremacists. Have been running for office in the United States of America. When did this all star, what are the origins of it? It's never really not existed. But in terms of the most recent resurgence of it, you know, Trump has a lot to do with it. I mean there there's always been dog. Whistle politics. Right. And we should definitely note that democr-. Rats have engaged Republicans have engaged in it. But it's not even really a dog whistle anymore. It's kinda just a whistle. You know, there's there's there's more and more openness with people just espousing white, nationalist views, and that has a lot to do with Trump. Well, people would point out that when Ronald Reagan was first campaigning for president. He campaigned and give a big speech in the show becoming Mississippi. And he talked there about nothing less than state's rights. And this was at the very least a dog whistle to the far. Right. Is that something different? And why because he vociferously tonight it when people asked him, he said states rights doesn't mean that when people ask Nixon, what do you mean by silent majority? What do you mean by law and order he vociferously denied it? They're not really denying it anymore. So people like, you know, Steve king who is a congressman in Iowa. He's not flirting with the line. He he doesn't believe that these lines should exist. So what is what does Steve king's history? What is he said and done? So Steve king is a congressman from Iowa. He's represented the western part of Iowa for fifteen years at this point. He's running for re election in November. And he he's very clearly into a dog. Whistle racism. He talks a lot about western civilization and European heritage. And that kind of stuff, but he always in the past would leave some plausible deniability, and then just in the last couple of years, partly because of Trump and partly because he has a Twitter account. He has been saying things like demographics are Estany. And then he says we can't restore our civilization with someone else's babies. There's no way to read that that doesn't take our civilization to mean, white people. There's no plausible reading of it other than a white nationalist reading does he deny? Well, not really. I mean, he kind of gets called to the mat and says, no, I don't regret saying that he doesn't take down tweets. He doesn't delete them. He kinda says, oh, this, you know, PC culture. Everybody gets called racist. All the time. You know, you guys are always Pearl clutching and stuff, but he never walks back. The actual substance nor does he ever like explain how that could mean anything other than white nationalism. Well, let's talk about what? We're talking about. Let's listen to one of Stephen king's statements about diversity. This is from an interview that he gave to an Iowa radio program. And when you start accentuating the differences, then you end up with people that are at each other's throats as adding up as fantastic than black, and he predicts will be in greater numbers than whites in America. I will predict Hispanic than the black will be fighting each other before that what do you make of that? I mean, there are there are much more extreme examples of his rhetoric than that. But basically, it's that's kind of a turning the tables of saying by talking about, you know, the black voting block or the Hispanic voting block anyone doing that. Is there for the racist? Paul Ryan speaker of the house was asked where do you stand on this, and he waits three days or something? And then I forget how long awaited buddy, Paul Ryan puts out this very carefully worded statement doesn't mention Steve king's name at all that just says we have horror racism, so in other words, it's not like he's such an outlier that the rest. Of the GOP can very comfortably wash their hands of him and say, he's not our guy. He is their guy. They're not pulling funding from him. At least not in the way that they're making public to what does it suggest about American politics that the most powerful leader and one of the houses of congress Paul Ryan feel that cannot afford to reject somebody like king. It's terrifying. It's yeah. It means that they've read the tea leaves. And they know that this is too big a part of their support based to give up on you've spent the last year marinating in the juices of what one could call a cyber fascist. Fortunately, talking to a lot of people who are the very most active players invoices in what you're calling fascism. And what does it tell you about American political life? Look, I think it's not that everything has utterly transformed. And you know, we weren't we weren't close to the brink. And now we are. I mean, we're closer now for sure, but. What is the brink? Well, it can't happen here. You know, that notion that you know, fascism could have happened in Europe. But it can't happen here. I think we're now all starting to see that there's no law of nature that says that that walls off the United States. Yeah. We we are an extremely flawed society with a extremely dicey racial history that perhaps uniquely so among the countries, we're talking about democracy is a very delicate tricky thing, right. If Steve king is now going out there and just essentially saying to the people of Iowa Hello. I'm a white nationalist. Do you want to vote for me or do you want to vote for the other guy? There's no guarantee that they want to vote for the other guy. Well, let's talk about the other guy his opponent kings opponent is a democrat. Former baseball player named JD Scholten the Shelton had chance, and what are the dynamics of that race look like he's much taller. So that's generally, a good thing in politics. He's six six and he's driving around the district in a winnebago and shaking. Everyone's hand and being very folksy. He's out fundraising king. He still down in the polls. I mean incumbency is a very powerful thing in house elections and king has been there for six terms. What's the district? Thank it's deep deep Brad as they say and king, you know, it's it's you might not know this from looking at his Twitter feed. But racism is not his only thing, you know, he also wants ethanol subsidies. And he also says he wants to support farmers now. He's been in congress for fifteen years. He has sponsored exactly one Bill that passed which was to rename a post office in Iowa. So he's not the most effective legislator. Now that we live in the age of Trump are there new politicians on the scene who seemed to be entering the stage or coming onto the stage in a way, they might not have before. Yeah. I think someone like Corey Stewart he was someone who the Virginia GOP just thought would fizzle out and he's running for Senate. He's running for Senate against him. Cain who will probably win. But you know, what's his level of support? He's doing better than one would expect. I mean, he he won the primary and his whole national image is based on being standing up for these confederate monuments. We can't tear them down. There are heritage. He was born and raised in Duluth Minnesota. So not the heart in the heart of the confederacy Steve king, by the way used to have a confederate flag on his desk in the capitol building, which by the way, Iowa sent a lot of soldiers today to fight against the confederacy. So it's like, gee, I wonder what that flag means to you. In New Jersey in the state of New Jersey, New Jersey, congressman Seth Grossman was dropped by the Republican party. After saying the diversity is crap. Is that an outlier incident is at a very rare instance of the of the party standing up to some of its extremists voices. Yeah. I think he I think the Seth Grossman thing was a bit of an anomaly. I mean, you have even more anomalous cases than that. You have a guy named Arthur Jones in Illinois who is literally a Nazi who stands in front of Nazi flags and give speeches and he won a GOP primary in a district where it's heavily democratic. And so they don't bother to run a lot of Republicans in these in these racist. So he's not going to win the general election. It's very scary that a literal Nazir's is running for office in Illinois, and that and that this guy Grossman is running for office in New Jersey. But those are outliers. I mean, so I don't want to paint the picture that, you know, this is happening everywhere all the time. But again the fact that someone like Seth Grossman in New Jersey in New Jersey. Would have, you know, concealed his feelings. A little bit more. A just a few years ago just a couple of years ago. But now he's he's unleashed his unleashed. He's linking to this blog post. You know, calling black people inherently dangerous, and he's just posting this on his website. And then he says, oh, well, I'm Jewish. So I can't be racist. So false. Yeah. I can falsify that one with personal injury a century ago. There was a second flowering of the Ku Klux Klan, and there were Ku Klux Klan members in congress Ku Klux Klan members in every business organization in chamber of commerce in the country. It was like a social movement in some ways Ku Klux Klan barbecues and block parties and all the rest a somewhat different from the the first flowering of the Ku Klux Klan. But it was the clan. Nevertheless, is that kind of mass acceptance of white supremacy organized white supremacy a possibility, yes, I think it is. I mean, this is. I do think it ebbs and flows. And I think it's important to note that when the year anniversary March happened there was no one there. I mean, literally like fifteen people there of Charlottesville. Right. So that Jason Kessler tried to go to DC and do it again. And no one went with him things do change. But I do think it is possible for this kind of broad based, you know, racism as as a fun social club thing to take off. Again, proud boys are a social club, the proud wiser this group of you know, they call themselves western chauvinist, they denied being a white pride organization, but they're a quote, unquote, western pride organization and the proud boys just this past weekend were in the streets of Manhattan, beating people up, and they they brand themselves as a social club, but they're also violent street gang. So that
Michael Fishman, Roseanne and Cnn discussed on Mojo in the Morning
"Whole lot more ranting more racism and attack on former cast members really putting the ambien in nam being the racist he deleted good michael fishman who played plays dj connor on the reboot said my character was designed to represent the inclusive nature of my views to represent portions of society often marginalized in this moment it's important to be clear we must stand up against bias hatred bigotry and ignorance to make society a better place for all roseanne replying to his tweet by saying you throw me under the bus nice on cnn with anderson cooper rosen's exhusband tom arnold said he is not surprised by any of this that surprised what would doubt and the show was canceled i i had a feeling this is going to happen when i first heard it was coming back when i read her social media she was so into the conspiracy stuff with donald trump and so how far gone she was the pizza gated hillary's pedophile baba wasn't board here she was you know a birther how crazy that was i just do that this will not end well president trump weighing in of course i demanding an apology from abc claiming the network offended millions of people by pulling the show harvey weinstein was indicted by a grand jury in new york city yesterday to council of rape in the first and third degree and a single count of criminal sexual act in the first degree if he's found guilty of all of these charges he could find himself getting cozy behind bars for up to twenty five years the indictment came hours after his lawyer said harvey would not be testifying in front of the tree and guardians of the galaxy star chris pratt telling a funny story in the graham norton show about his five year old son surprising him with a few swear words i had this rule with my old man and i have it with my son which is when you're fishing you can swear it's just the guys go ahead and let loose and so we're out fishing he catches a fish and it flops out of his hands and he's bass have these little spines on their back and the fin pokes him in the hand i said hey buddy are you alright you already said dad i'm about to swear you know you know the rules and he goes at bass at bassus stupid all right buddy stupid bass for all of today's dirty check out the dirty page on mojo in the morning dot com this is tom arnold all my ex's listen to mojo in the morning shannon's dirty on the thirty eighth spike scams next down the morning.