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Miranda Devine: The First Amendment Scandal by the FBI
"So your book was prophetic I'm hoping you're getting a lot of apologies today or I wouldn't hold your breath You wrote the book about the Hunter Biden laptop a long time ago and I wanted your opinion on this The media folks out there right now They're ironically highlighting what the biggest portion in my opinion of this scandal is They're trying to say oh it's not indicative of government involvement what Elon released the map taibi It's a political campaign the Biden campaign trying to squash this information There's no government involvement But Miranda that's really not true We already know that the FBI according to Mark Zuckerberg and according to Twitter Yoel Ross statement that the FBI was meeting with these people and was warning them about this Hunter Biden story even though they knew it was accurate That's the First Amendment scandal here Exactly I mean the FBI is the federal government And the federal government can not do that They can not instruct a private company to censor the views and the news and the information of private citizens American citizens So that's absolutely true And we know that the FBI warned Twitter during weekly meetings that were having before the 2020 election to expect that they would be hacked material by state actors AKA Russia involving Hunter Biden and likely to happen in October And of course in October of 2020 came our story our exclusive at the New York Post about Hunter Biden's laptop which implicated Joe Biden in his family's overseas international influence peddling scheme And so they had to crush that because it would probably have likely have damaged Joe Biden's presidential ambitions
Fresh update on "zuckerberg" discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"The FBI was intimately involved. In making sure the correct people knew at Twitter that this story was coming in to set the standard to lay the foundation. To be able to censor the story. I want to get to a piece of tape here. Boy, there's so much tape to play. Do you remember in one of the most famous consequential transparent chilling alarming interviews in recent history? Remember when Chuck Schumer Chuck E. Schumer? Went on the Rachel maddow program. This was right before Donald Trump was sworn into president. I think it was January 7th, January 4th, 2017, the date does matter because remember, that's right near the famous Oval Office meeting between Joe Biden and Loretta lynch and Barack Hussein Obama, January 3rd, 2017. Thank you. And Chuck Schumer, you just a visual. He's leaning in. He's got his glasses on his nose. And he has that snarly intense, but almost mafioso tone to him. You feel as if he's almost bragging about an upcoming hit, is that a mob family has on an unsuspecting bystander. The arrogance that's not even the right word, the arrogance, it's the confidence he has. The hubris, the smugness of it, Donald Trump pretends to be such a businessman. But he should know better because you're about to pick a fight you won't win. Play cut 13. You take on the intelligence community. They have 6 ways from Sunday at getting back at you. So even for a practical supposedly hard nosed businessman, he's being really dumb to do this. Being really dumb to do this. That's a threat. And that's Chuck Schumer giving a preview giving a little bit of a teaser campaign, if you will. Of what happens when you try to destroy or you try to criticize the intelligence community. You see Donald Trump got elected and went after the very core of the deep state. Went after the spine of the entire corrupt body of Washington D.C. and they fought back and they fought back and they spied on him. They leaked against him. And then when it was time to cover the Hunter Biden laptop story, the hunter instead the FBI covered it up and let people know let people know this was coming. Let's go to cut 8. I'm a Joe Morris who's going to join this program in a little bit. Lays out the three ways the FBI was colluding with big tech to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story. Play cut 8. We know for a fact that the intelligence community was briefing these social media companies, Twitter included in the months prior to the election. And first of all, obviously you have Mark Zuckerberg, who was on the Joe Rogan experience. He said it straight up, you're Roth was set under sworn testimony that he had been briefed at Twitter by the FBI and then we also have the FBI agent that Fox News reported on Saturday told the attorneys general from Missouri and Louisiana that they were briefing big tech every single week in anticipation of this. The FBI was more concerned, more worried, more focused on trying to prevent the distribution of an unfavorable story to Joe Biden. Than child sex trafficking, money laundering, the FBI was actively involved in covering up the truth using their badges, their titles, their prestige and their power. They would have weekly meetings at Twitter. And so when it became time, when it was finally the moment, when Twitter had to make a decision, Twitter decided to suppress the whole thing. To cover it up. And then you had this baseless story that was written in Politico of 51 intelligence officers that lied under oath. Now, on this program, we were trying to tell people that the story does not actually say what these intelligence officers said. Now, these intelligence officers lied, but they lied small in their own eyes because if you actually read the original Politico story, I think it's by Natasha, whatever her name is. The original Politico story. It says that it has the hallmarks of a Russian disinformation campaign. Then the media took that and said that, well, this is likely Russian disinformation. And then their surrogates took it and said that it is Russian disinformation..
FBI Met Weekly With Big Tech Ahead of the 2020 Election
"Supervisory special agent Chan who serves in the FBI's San Francisco bureau was questioned under oath By court order about his alleged critical role in coordinating them quoting with social media platforms relating to censorship and suppression of speech on their platforms Why supervisory special agent in San Francisco Well that's where Silicon Valley mostly is During the deposition Chan said that he along with the FBI's foreign influence task force and senior cybersecurity and infrastructure security agencies officials had weekly meetings with major social media companies to warn against Russian disinformation attempts ahead of the 2020 election According to a source in the Missouri attorney general's office Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the FBI came to his company to warn about Russian disinformation What do you mean like Russian collusion with Trump I just don't trust these bastards I just don't Those meetings were initially quarterly than monthly than weekly heading into the presidential election between former president Donald Trump and not President Biden How about the Chinese influence on Biden With a monitoring that No According to a source chain testified that in those multiple separate meetings the FBI warned the social media companies there could be potentially Russian hack and dump or a hack and leak operations in their complaint the GOP AGs noted on August 26th Podcast episode of the Joe Rogan experience in which meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated the FBI basically came to us told Facebook to be on high alert relating to a lot of Russian propaganda Zuckerberg added the FBI said there's about the same kind of dump That's similar to so just be vigilant Sorry that's choppy That's him not me
Fresh update on "zuckerberg" discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"Your mind, call 8 four four four the USA and let their know. 844-484-3872, the Dan bongino show. Thank you for the reminder, Jim, take your calls this hour. You'd like to give us a ring, a four four for a four three 8 7 two 8 four four for the USA and give us a call. We'll take your calls in the next segment. So folks, again, it's not the Elon Matt taibbi Twitter file story is not new. All of us on the conservative side knew this story was real. What is new, however, is the level of detail number one, and the fact that it's now clear as day that despite the left's loud protestations. Too lonely. They clearly there is a government angle to this. Mark Zuckerberg has admitted it on the Joe Rogan podcast that the FBI met with him last time I checked, they worked for the government. Yoel Roth gave us some more in statement to the FEC saying the FBI met with him. So again, pretending this is just some story about the media ignoring the laptop and there's no government no First Amendment issue. It's just a campaign, the Joe Biden campaign pushing Twitter to sensory story is either you being a moron, which I doubt because you're not stupid if you're a lefty listening show. Or it's you being a tyrant, which is more likely. Here's what I'm talking about. I mean, this woman really descended into total madness. I mean, the fact that she still goes on television and says these kind of things just be advertising her ongoing love affair with totalitarianism. Her and Taylor Lorenz are really, really ridiculous. Her name is Brandi zadrozny. This is the saddest segment you're going to hear on this entire enterprise as Twitter files thing. It's about a little over a minute, but it's worth your time. She tries to make the case that it was okay to center sensor of the Hunter Biden laptop because it's making the platform like clean and safe or something. She sounds like Obama like Biden talking about Obama. The baddies the first black candidate who's clean and saving your life girl what? That sounds kind of racist. Now, Brandi draws me takes the clean and safe route. Now it did make Twitter clean and safe. For Democrat campaigns by censoring factual information about their malfeasance. But see brandy knows that, because brandy's a full blown communist, brandy will do anything on behalf of the regime. She has her lips surgically attached to the assembly. She will say anything. This is what zero human dignity looks like on television and sounds like for the radio show. Check this out. So the background in 2020, there was a New York Post story about Hunter Biden's laptop. When that came out, it was suggesting that somehow Hunter Biden, the president's son, was trading his closeness with the president to gain money and a position in Ukraine. When that came out, we now know. It was a really helpful thing, actually, the Twitter files today, because we got to see how content moderation works. We got to see how when a group of people with differing political ideas and ideologies and views gets together in the spirit of making a platform safe and healthy and right before an election, right when we knew we had just learned of the hack and leaks and WikiLeaks and all the stuff that that did to hurt and to affect the 2020 election the 2016 election. In 2020, they were heightened, right? People were trying to do the right thing inside Twitter. And it looked this weird story of a laptop left in some repair shop. It looked like a hack and leak. That's what people inside Twitter thought it was. And so they acted a little fast, and we heard that from Yoel Roth, the former head of trust and safety two days ago on Keras podcast. He said that, we didn't agree with the idea. The day after it happened, Jack came out and said, I didn't agree with what happened. That happened too quickly. Because content moderation is a human activity. It's stuff that we do as humans to fulfill the north star of whatever organization we have. Ladies and gentlemen, that is what it sounds like. When human dignity has been evaporated from your soul, like an alka seltzer tablet, F and singing in F and sing and water. Not evanescence like the band. That's what it looks like. When the last sliver of human dignity is that, and let me tell you, and the pasta has gotta be clean and it's gonna be safe. And it was a weird story. It was weird. A guy who looks like Hunter Biden and sounds like Hunter Biden dropped the laptop with a Biden sticker on it and a laptop repair office that had emails of Hunter Biden, sex tapes of Hunter Biden, crack tapes of Hunter Biden, and a series of emails with Hunter Biden indicating that his dad was partaking as the big guy in a corrupt international business. Business operation, that the business partner, Tony Bobbie verified. Brandy, you moron. What is weird about it other than you? And he made it clear. And thanks. And if really hard, brandy, brandy. I can't with this one, Jim. Her and Taylor Lorenz always always whining, always crying. Always whining, right? Brandy said, the best line of that whole thing. The best line of the whole thing. It's her claiming that this is somehow making it clean and safe because it's negative information about the Biden team. And then claiming at the end. Wait, wait, no, no, no. The better part. Claiming at the end, that content moderation is really hard. No, it isn't. Don't spam, no bots on these sites. No porn. What's hard about it? Oh, and don't break the law and thread people. There's nothing hard about the idea now. The tech side of that, granted, I was involved early on with some of these tech platforms. Is a little bit difficult. Content moderate, that's not what she says. She's talking about the human side of it. This got escalated to human beings. There was nothing hard about this. Do you understand there was nothing hard about this at all? How could brandy's androgyny Taylor Lorenz fill a bump, chuck Todd, joy Reid, and the moron brigade? How could they have figured out if this Hunter Biden New York Post laptop story was real? They could have called Miranda divine. Who had the files and wrote this story. Even easier, they could have went to the laptop repairman. John Paul Mack Isaac and said, hey, John Paul Matt eisen. You've got the laptop. Can we see it? 'cause it didn't, do you left these out there? You ever like, you ever wake up in the morning and you ever say to yourself, gosh, it's really embarrassing, being me, having to defend these idiots all the time? Listen, we had a thing this weekend. Republicans I like. Trump came out with a true social thing about the suspending the constitution. No, we're not doing that. We're not doing that.
"zuckerberg" Discussed on Crypto Cafe With Randi Zuckerberg
"To experts who really know, let's say, know about a museum or a location or a destination. At the moment, there's not a huge amount of there aren't really any great platforms to allow people to share and benefit and monetize their local knowledge from a travel perspective. So I think that whether you're a luxury traveler or whether you're a budget traveler, hopefully the idea that local communities, individual experts, stuff like that can be more involved in your experience and can also benefit financially from their contribution to your experience. I think that's where there's a lot of potential for web three in the longer term to really change how the industry works. Love it. Well, I am ready to book our South American adventure together. And it's really exciting to envision this world, Matthew, where can our listeners go to keep up with you and to hear about everything that's happening at travala? Yeah, so you can find us obviously Twitter Discord, all those kinds of places are platform as travala dot com. So please do check it out. We've got lots of interesting exciting things happening in the platform in the next couple of quarters. So hopefully you're a lot about that. But yeah, find us on Twitter. At travala and telegram as well. Amazing. It's very, very exciting. And I know a lot of people in web three have a real passion around travel. So it's really cool to learn about it from someone at the forefront. Thanks so much for joining today. Yeah, thanks very much for having me. That was Matthew Stevens chief financial officer at travala dot com travel is really one of the most exciting and cutting edge industries at the forefront of web three. There are so many use cases for how crypto NFTs and metaverse can play out with travel. So really fun to have that conversation today. You're listening to crypto cafe with Randy Zuckerberg. I'm Randy Zuckerberg and I'm excited to be back with you next week for a brand new episode here in the crypto cafe.
Fresh update on "zuckerberg" discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"Democratic lawmakers attitudes. They wanted more moderation. And as for the Bill of Rights, quote unquote, it's not absolute. Apparently, the Democrats were complaining the company was inept that they let conservatives muddy the water and made the Biden campaign look corrupt even though Biden was innocent and they linked this to Hillary Clinton's email scandal. They said that because she did nothing wrong and that ended up affecting the 2016 election. Now we have to shut down the information. People love what's next. The big new thing that everyone has to have. But how do you fight through the idea ending silos barriers and endless meetings? With smart cheap, just lay out the perfect process, then grab the best people and resources. Automate tasks and meet every change with flexibility. Everybody together, delivering great work and ready for what's next. Visit March 8 dot com Ford slash power your process. So what exactly does all of this show? Well, what it shows is a very, very warm relationship between Twitter's middle management and everybody in the Democratic Party, except for apparently ro Khanna. What it doesn't show is full on First Amendment violations in the nature of it. The government itself intervening and telling Twitter that it had to turn off the spigot on First Amendment activity. And that is not what the Twitter file show. However, that is the dog that's not barking here. Andy McCarthy is a very good piece in the New York Post pointing this out. He's a stop looking for a smoking gun. That's not how this game works. Just as it did in 2016, the Democratic Party colluded during the 2020 presidential campaign with FBI leadership. It's like minded transnational progressives in the loose lipped community of current and former national security officials in the media. The objective in 2020 was to try to drag a deep, a weak, deeply compromised democratic candidate across the finish line. And scheme worked in 2020 where it failed in 2016. A big part of the difference was Democrats in their collaborators put 2020 emphasis on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, the result was the systematic suppression of the Biden family corruption scandal. The staggering millions of dollars that are now known to have been poured into the Biden coffers from agents of such authoritarian anti American regimes is Russia and China and corrupt ones like Ukraine. Any McCarthy says Joe Biden has ended up to his neck, although the media Democrat complex continues branding the scandal is the hundred Biden probe to obscure Joe Biden's complicity. He says, don't look for a smoking gun. We're not going to see an FBI document that says, tell Twitter the Biden evidence is Russian disinformation. When the new chief twit Elon Musk released in the so called Twitter files over the weekend, Matt taibbi's consequent threat of reporting observed there's no specific evidence of a specific warning to social media that Biden information was sourced to Russia or hacked. However, there are significant evidence of FBI collusion in the ski. Because the FBI doesn't actually have to issue a specific warning, they just say, by the way, there's lots of Russian disinformation going around. And then all the social media Bros, they pick up on this and they're like, well, you know, we did get really, really bashed around for Russian disinformation last time around. So all you really need is a bunch of former or current intelligence officials going public and saying, this could be Russian does information, and all the social media tech Bros pick up on this. Did the FBI actually say the Biden evidence was Russian disinformation? It came pretty close as Andy McCarthy. And Joe Rogan's podcast Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook restricted the Hunter Biden revelations due to an FBI warning. Just as there had been a lot of Russian propaganda in the 2016 election, Facebook should be on high alert that there's about to be some kind of dump that's similar to that, which is exactly what the FBI said. And that's how the game is played. It's will no one rid me of this medal some priest style stuff. And we don't actually have to have the FBI issue a specific sort of warning about the Hunter Biden laptop story. All you really have to do is just have the FBI issue a generalized warning. And then you have people whispering that this is the manifestation of that theory. So again, the collusion is not perfectly out in the open, which is the game. So the reaction is half the story here. So Elon Musk says that liberal journalists should be looking in the mirror. The reason that they should be looking in the mirror is because many, many, many liberal journalists immediately came out and decided that the problem here was man taibbi. Matthew, you should not have distributed this material. These are the journalism experts, guys. These are big, big, big journalists, the journalism and people. So for example, Ben Collins, who you'll remember from such things as the Colorado nightclub shooting is the fault of all of the right wingers until it turns out that the guy who did it actually claims that he is a gender non binary person. Ben Collins of NBC News was a propagandist extraordinaire. He put out a tweet saying, imagine throwing it all away to do PR work for the richest person in the world. Humiliating bleep. And it's humiliating from antibiotic to actually release this information. These are your journalists. These are the people who want you to have all of the information, except for you. You shouldn't. They should be the ones who filter the information. And then he tweeted out speak truth to power, but then he put a bunch of asterisks, and he says, what this really means is tweet selective leaks
"zuckerberg" Discussed on Crypto Cafe With Randi Zuckerberg
"It gets the wheels turning a lot because a, I also love showing off passport stamps and you're not just waving your actual physical passport in people's faces showing them, but also I feel like whenever I travel somewhere, I never even know which friends to ask for recommendations. Unless you happen to be chatting with someone and say, you know, I'm heading to India and they've already been there. You never know. And this is a great way to know who in your network or who in a common community you're with, you could start a start connecting with and asking for recommendations on things. So really exciting. Exactly. Yeah, that's a great use case. You're the crypto cafe with Randy Zuckerberg and I'm delighted to be speaking with Matthew Stevens here, chief financial officer at travala dot com. Matthew, I'm curious, you mentioned a little bit of the loyalty program, which is very exciting. How do you think we get more people to adopt a crypto and over the next few years? And why do you think travel is such a good industry for onboarding? Yeah, I think that personally, I think that the best way to get people to adopt crypto is to build differentiated products that people want to use. And just get it in their hands. I think that at the moment, there's a lot of sort of naval gazing in the crypto space and people are really excited and passionate about it. But really at the end of the day, I don't think consumers in the future will care if something is built on blockchain, or if it's an NFT or whatever. They just want products that are really good that they can use. And the best versions of those products will be built on blockchain and will be built using NFTs, but they don't necessarily need to know the buzz words. If you know what I mean. So the passport is a good example of something where we want to build a product that travelers just love to use. And they won't necessarily care that they're NFTs or that they're built on blockchain. They want to use them because they're fun and they enhance their travel experience. And I think that's going to be the key to really onboarding. Let's call it the next billion crypto users is focusing on what consumers who are not necessarily the early adopters value and how to appeal to them outside of really pushing the underlying technology, which is less interesting to lots of people than the utility and the value that it creates for them. Absolutely. And it was interesting. I think everyone in the industry kind of took note when Starbucks announced their web three program they never even used the word NFT. Exactly. It was all about membership and loyalty and really seemed like it made a lot of sense. So to definitely to your point, we have to be careful about the language we use to not turn people away from something that they might love. Great example. You mentioned that there's a bunch of other examples in the travel space. I'm curious, where do you look for inspiration and web three, any other communities or projects that are inspiring you or exciting you right now? Yeah, there are, there's a good group, I think, increasingly, there are more and more projects that are exploring things in the crypto space.
Fresh update on "zuckerberg" discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"Musk had promised that he would open up the Twitter files upon taking over and so he has. So late Friday night, Matt taibbi, the former Rolling Stone journalist, he's a left winger, but he's sort of been alienated from the left wing by their wokeness. He released a long thread of information regarding the suspension of the Hunter Biden story in the month leading up to the 2020 election. You will all remember that in October, the New York Post came up with this story about Hunter Biden's laptop that contained all sorts of brilliant information as well as rather relevant information about whether a Hunter Biden may have been picking up bags of cash using his daddy's last name and whether or not he was actually conveying some of that money over to quote unquote the big guy that was testified to by Tony bob alinsky, a person with whom Hunter Biden was actually doing business. He suggested that Joe was benefiting from his son running around the entire globe, picking up bags of cash in China and in Ukraine and in other parts of the world. So that story was suspended. You'll remember from Twitter. If you posted the story, you were suspended from Twitter. And there was a there was a concerted effort by social media platforms to shut down the distribution of the story as well as those were attempting to distribute the story. You'll also recall the Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, he actually said that he was approached by the FBI and told that there was going to be a wave of Russian disinformation and maybe this was the Russian disinformation. So basically the social media Bros just decided we are not going to allow this information to be disseminated. Didn't make a difference in the election. It didn't make no difference in the election. Obviously, would that have been enough to make Donald Trump the president? Nobody really knows the answer to that question. On my own, somewhat doubt that given the margin of popular vote victory in the particular states at issue in Arizona and Georgia and Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and all the rest. But with that said, does that mean that the election was rigged? Well, rigged again is different than stolen, stolen is where somebody actually loads the ballot box filled with all sorts of false ballots, or they take a bunch of good ballots and they throw them in the river or something, rigged means that all of the factors in the election are corruptly changed in order to prevent the election of one candidate or another. Does this thing count under part of rigged? It certainly would. When you have social media, making an overt effort to aid one candidate at the expense of another candidate that obviously is part of rigging the game. Well, here's what Matt taibbi actually showed. And the big question here is twofold. One, what is the relationship between Twitter and the Democratic Party? And two, what is the relationship between Twitter the Democratic Party and the FBI? And that last part is not demonstrated by the Twitter files as we'll get to. But the Twitter files do show an extraordinarily warm relationship between let's say middle management at Twitter and high ranking members of the Democratic Party. And that of course is no surprise. In the middle management problem is a very serious problem. A lot of these big social media companies. This is true also at Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg, for example, he has sort of a congenital like for free speech he gave an entire speech in 2018 and Georgetown university talking about free speech. That was pretty good. And then his middle management has decided that they're not going to allow free speech. And it seems like the same thing sort of happened over at Twitter. They'll have a founder of a company, and then when the founder of the company gives up control to a bunch of people who are the middle management, the middle management just do what they want to do. So here's what Matt taibbi showed. He was given the files by Elon Musk and then he put them out there. He said the Twitter files tell an incredible story from inside one of the world's largest and most influential social media platforms. It is a frankensteinian tale of a human at built mechanism grown out of control of its designer. Twitter and its conceptual was a brilliant tool for enabling instant mass communication, making a true real-time global conversation possible for the first time. In an early conception, put them more than lived up to its mission statement, giving people quote the power to create and share ideas and information instantly without barriers. As time progressed, however, the company was slowly forced to add those barriers. Some of the first tools for controlling speech were designed to combat the likes of spam and financial fraudsters, slowly over time, Twitter staff and executives began to find more and more uses for these tools. Outsiders began petitioning the company to manipulate speeches. Well, first a little, then more often, and constantly. Says ma taibi by 2020, request from connected actors to delete tweets were routine. One executive would write to another more to review from the Biden team and the reply would come back, handled. So you'd get the Biden democratic campaign, basically calling up Twitter and saying, here's a bunch of tweets we don't like. Take a look at them. And then Twitter's middle management wouldn't even elevate that to sort of the Jack Dorsey level. They would just say, okay, we handled it it's gone. Celebrities and unknown light could be removed or reviewed at the behest of a political party, says Matt taibbi. And this includes people including, for example, James Woods, both parties had access to these tools as taibbi. For example, in 2020, requests from both the Trump White House and the Biden campaign will receive an honor. However, this system was not balanced. It was based on contact because Twitter was and is, overwhelmingly staffed by people of one political orientation, there were more channels, more ways to complain open to the left. Well, Democrats and the right. And of course, this is part of the quote unquote rig game. And we, as a company, we deal daily wire does people on Facebook, we deal with people on Twitter, but let us just say that the modes of communication are rather narrow for right wingers. However, if you are on the left, you have a lot of friends who work in places like Twitter, places like Facebook. And so if you have a complaint, it gets handled in short order. That's how you be says the resulting slant in content moderation decisions is visible in the documents you're about to read. However, it's also the assessment of multiple current and former high level executives. He says, the Twitter files part one, how and why it's what are blocked the Hunter Biden laptop story. On October 14th, 2020, the New York Post published secret Biden emails and expose based on the contents of Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop. 200 took extraordinary steps to suppress the story, removing links and posting warnings that it may be unsafe. They even blocked its transmission via direct message. It will hitherto reserve for extreme cases like, for example, child pornography. White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany was locked out of her account for tweeting about the story, prompting a furious letter from Trump campaign staff from icon who see at least pretend to care for the next 20 days.
"zuckerberg" Discussed on Crypto Cafe With Randi Zuckerberg
"And welcome to crypto cafe with Randy Zuckerberg. I'm your host Randy, and here in the crypto cafe we embrace newcomers and experts alike to all things crypto NFTs, metaverse, and web three. I am really excited today. You know I love discussing travel. It's something that I'm so passionate about and try to cover as often as I can on this podcast. And today we are talking about revolutionizing travel using virtual and digital assets. I'm delighted to be joined by Matthew Stevens chief financial officer of travala dot com. And I'm there's so many things I want to talk about Matthew, but before we dive into everything, we are here in a audio metaverse cafe, not a real one, but if we were in a real one, where in the world would we be and what would you be drinking? Oh, well, what I'm drinking. I have an latte beside me here at the moment. I love it. Friday afternoon. So I thought I deserved a treat. And I'm in Toronto, but I would love to be on a cafe roadside in Paris somewhere. I think they do cafes really well there. Absolutely. Okay, next meeting, we're going to be drinking lattes in a Parisian cafe. I love it. I'd love to hear a little bit about your background and especially the things that sparked your passion about the travel industry and your passion about web three. Yeah, for sure. And thanks very much for having me on. I'm very pleased to be here. I've always loved travel and I've been lucky to do a lot of traveling myself. So I came to travala sort of very intentionally because I wanted to help build a travel business and contribute to an industry that compassionate about. And to be honest, I didn't have a huge amount of experience, either personally or professionally with crypto when I joined travala. It was a steep learning curve for me initially.
Fresh update on "zuckerberg" discussed on Bloomberg Surveillance
"Of next year is a credit sized world going to clear. Are there going to be troubled companies? Troubled institutions. They just clear whether visibly or less visibly. Yeah, absolutely. So we're seeing some really interesting pockets of risk really become very apparent in. Give us an example of this. I want a tangible credit sized example of this. I've given away healthcare as a great example. There are two very highly levered large companies community health and vouch in the healthcare space in high yield. And the next 12 months are going to be absolutely pivotal for those two companies. They could likely contribute to a higher default rate or also they could kind of fly by the skin of their teeth. Okay, but this is really, this is the nete grite of winning season. We're going to do it right now without any aspersion of these two wonderful companies. The bottom line is they've got to restructure their debt, right? Bottom line is at current kind of operating profiles. Yes, there needs to be some sort of to do that. And what is the constraints that they faced? So the constraints are the reality that both of these companies have been kind of long-term challenges in the credit market. So investors are very familiar with the companies, the profiles, the management teams, all of these things. Now, the kind of beauty of it all is at kind of higher levels, private equity, private credit. I wanted to go straight in my mind. Grandma would never do that. But if they go out and they go to a new investor private equity, they want an equity kicker to make that get to 2024, right? Or 2027. That is reality, yes. Great conversation, Tom. Don't you okay there? When he's just awesome. He was like, no, I was trying to channel my inner grandma. Did you get it? No, I went down in flight. She has better hair. You think? That was just my left ear. I'm not participating in this. What do you think you see a credit site? Heard this a lot when it comes to credit Tom, that the quality of the index of high yield is improved a lot over the last couple of years, specifically, and that because of that, if we get an economic downturn, credit spreads don't gap out in quite the same way. You just got to window with a wonderful firm and a grizzled pro of what actually happens. There's going to be workouts in either you have to impute cash into the new structure or you have to give away an equity kicker down the road like private equity to make it work and maybe that's what 2023 looks like in the brembo world. They've been disciplined. Austerity. Let's talk about austerity in the tech sector. Gripping companies like meta, like Amazon. So I don't want to conflate those two. I'm not saying that. I'm just saying that it's finally some finally for these big tech companies that have had it. Let's face it, I won't say easy over the last ten years. I'll just say the environment has suited them. Now that environment is shifted and they need to change how they behave, and that's why you're seeing this Zuckerberg have to face reality and make cuts. Why you're seeing those cuts likely come to places like Amazon as well. So all of a sudden Zuckerberg and Jesse are confronting things. They've never had to confront before. Which is the discipline of the market in a different way. Are they confronting bringing employment levels back to some form of pre-pandemic growth path versus the pandemic boom are critically are they reallocating this jobs where yes, they have layoffs firings, et cetera, but at the same time, they're higher in over in another division. Just as a child. So let's deal with the former first of all. The hiring that we saw through the pandemic where companies like Amazon and meta basically double the workforce, clearly there's some access there. They need to unwind. The previous ten years when you could have a unit Tom and you just threw things at the wall to see what sticks and you could lose money in that unit, repeatedly. I think the discipline is kicking in there as well. You know, I look, you know, anecdotally at my walk up and there's so many Amazon boxes in the way of our building that I can barely get to the stairs to the walk up. I mean, there's record number. It's like bigger than the pandemic number of boxes. Are you still pretending that that's a walk up? To the 50th floor. Overlooking Central Park. But the boxes are Winnie. This is ridiculous. Are you still pretending that's a walk up? It's what I'm going to do. Until that Bill every day we're walking. Have you ever had the story of when we used to live in the same building together? We lived in the same building. I loved my apartment and then you moved into the building and decided to move 20 floors above me. 20 floors above me, just to try and I don't know what that was. Were you trying to make a point? I want to try to try to make a point. Here's the way you do this in New York City. It's like, what's the most miserable part of the day? In our case, it was 4 p.m. when you got to get the kids home from school. And so you just go find a place to live with their owner rent that solves that problem. That's all there is to it. From himself, coming out very shortly. Conversation is senator Bill Cassidy, the Republican from Louisiana. I believe it's in New York time. It's going to be on set with us in a really nice time, yeah. So I'm told. So looking forward to that. And the novel brothers. Looking forward to that. And we need to get you up to speed on the market action as well. Off the back of more signs that China is reopening. Just loosening the testing rules in some major cities, including Shanghai, so another step forward in that direction. So we've got the reopening, got a resilient economy in the United States based on what we saw in payrolls and Friday time. And after the payroll report, we said maybe good news is bad news, but ultimately by the end of the close. Under 1% real yield 1.08% on the ten year yield, that is the single biggest shock in the bond space. Nominal yields right now up three or four basis points on a ten year 7. On the Bloomberg business
"zuckerberg" Discussed on Crypto Cafe With Randi Zuckerberg
"Then we'll see where we are. Absolutely. What do you say to people who are rolling their eyes about crypto right now? If you're out with your friends or your family, how are you going to keep Thanksgiving civil when the conversation turns to crypto? Well, I mean, I'm not stupid, so I didn't tell my friends and family to buy crypto. My advice before this and now and after this is an exciting new asset and from a wealth management perspective, you should contemplate putting up to 5% of your income into it. Do not sell your house and buy the latest coin. And I think common sense will prevail. So absolutely. It's interesting. I definitely feel like I have my web three passion friends and then everyone else and have to be careful. I have to read the room a little bit wherever I am of the level of enthusiasm that people have for talking about the space. So what should we look for in the coming days? And weeks. You mentioned kind of the political dimension and the fallout, but you mentioned genesis and a few other companies. Is there anything that we should be looking out for in the fallout? Yeah, we should be watching what happens to Sam bankman freed and his polyamorous penthouse friends who were supposed to be running a board, but were instead doing a lot of drugs and having orgies, which is kind of interesting. I'm just curious what's going to happen to them? Will they get arrested? But in terms of the market, yeah, I think just look for other big players to go down and what the fallout is going to be, watch binance, are they big enough to survive this? I think so. And then watch Washington, D.C.. There's going to be a lot of action there sooner than later. So those are the things I'm looking at right now. Well, Jeff, thank you so much for breaking this all down for us today. It is insane out there.
"zuckerberg" Discussed on Crypto Cafe With Randi Zuckerberg
"I mean, it got creamed along with everything else, but last I checked, it's still around the 16 or $17,000, which isn't good compared to its all time high, but I also just think the crypto industry is broad and resilient. And can survive a bad actor. It always has. I mean, this is a whole nother level, but there's just too many good players in the space and people building real stuff that I think is going to be fine. For sure. We're in the crypto cafe here with Jeff John Roberts, crypto editor of fortune magazine. I'm your host Randy Zuckerberg. So Jeff, I know there's a lot of doom and gloom right now. It's been a week, but I'd love to hear what you're excited about in this space. Well, I mean, yeah, I think that's a good way to look at it Randy. I mean, there is always sort of silver linings. You know, this is one thing this has done is I don't know how in the weeds your listeners are, but the DeFi space through decentralized exchanges. They've all come through the entire crisis this year just fine. Companies like make or die and uniswap and things like that. It's really shows resiliency of true decentralized platforms while all these centralized ones are getting wiped out. You touched a little bit on the price of Bitcoin, how it dropped, but it mostly stayed stable. What does all this insanity mean for the price of cryptocurrencies and do you think some will be much harder hit than others? Yeah, well, there's the Sam coins as they're calling them. I mean, you know, obviously FTT, the token. That's absolutely toast. But then there's these other got goofy ones like was it like a moon or meme or some weird stuff and the serum one, that's probably toast. And then there's Solana, which until two weeks ago was like the big challenger to Ethereum and was like the hot new blockchain. But Sam was heavily involved in that one. So by reputation, does it survive probably? But yeah, this is going to continue for a while. But you know, if you want to be more hopeful, I mean, Bitcoin's not going anywhere, Ethereum's not going anywhere. Projects with true value behind them are fine. So definitely, so if you were a major investor in another exchange right now, besides panicking and freaking out, what would you be doing? What would you be looking for on the balance sheet, what would you be like, what would you be doing behind the scenes? Well, big exchange is like coinbase and the public companies so they can't mess around in this way. Kraken, I don't know, maybe it's naive, but I think the guy who runs kraken's on record is he's pretty trustworthy. If I was now binance, God knows what's under the hood there, CC, who basically took down FTX, says he has the reserves, but there's a lot of discussion in the space right
"zuckerberg" Discussed on Crypto Cafe With Randi Zuckerberg
"I mean, we created an experience on Roblox for forever 21, which is fashion. We gamify that. And that's where my TV background creating reality formats has come into play, but there's not an intrinsic nature of it. So when we looked around for entertainment properties, we wanted the single biggest entertainment property in the world from television. That was already a game. And that is the voice. The voice is in 180 countries, which by the way, I wasn't even sure that we're a 180 countries. I have to just admit that my 12 year old corrected me. And it turns out it's in more countries than even mega brands like Disney, which is in a hundred countries or Nike. In fact, the only other brand in more countries that we could find was Coke and I think God. And that's it. So that's the first place we started. That's amazing. Now, how many more countries do you need to go to overtake Coke? God might be hard to overtake. I think that's going to be a really ubiquitous. So I want to be ambitious, but I want to be realistic. Having said that, I love a good asterisk. The same God is not present everywhere. So that might make give me some hope. But moving past that. Nonetheless, regardless of what the country count is, the reason why it was the voice was, it's intrinsically, it's huge on a global basis. It is in every language, and it's a known format. And it is the number one TV show for that piece of type of intellectual property worldwide. Really exciting. Here in the crypto cafe with me host Randy Zuckerberg and the amazing Justin hochberg cofounder and CEO of virtual brand group and award winning metaverse pioneer who's known for building immersive experiences and communities. I'm curious about what you think the future of retail in the metaverse will look like. You mentioned some of your work with forever 21. Take us a year to 5 into the future. And what will retail look like? Well, that's a great question. I mean, I think the first place to start with is there's a bunch of myths floating around. And I know that everything seems obvious once it's already happened, but even a year ago, Randy, would you say that it was obvious that virtual fashion was going to be a thing to the masses. I would say not. What do you think? No, definitely. It took me actually going into the metaverse myself to really have an aha moment about digital fashion. And what was that aha moment? Yeah. I set up my avatar. I was super disappointed about how basic she looked. I thought, great. Now I'm like a boring mom in the real world. I'm also a boring mom in the metaverse, and I can easily fix one of those things. And within a few minutes I had spent like $20 a decking out my avatar. And didn't you feel good about yourself? I felt so good. Yeah, exactly. I would like people were complimenting me on my outfit. I had these glittery high heels. I felt great. Yeah. Yeah, well, so, I mean, so I think you're Tapping into a lot of what's going on. So the first thing I want to say about virtual retail is there's a couple of different ways to take this. From a consumer perspective, the reason why it's so powerful, you nailed it. Is most people, even if you live in a nice city in America, much less in some more challenging places around the world is things are tough. And you may not have access to a lot of things.
Facebook parent Meta cuts 11,000 jobs, 13% of workforce
"Meta Facebook's parent company has announced massive layoffs Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared a message with employees on Wednesday morning saying he decided to reduce the size of the team by about 13% and let go more than 11,000 employees The company will also extend a hiring freeze through the first quarter Zuckerberg wrote that the surge of ecommerce at the beginning of COVID led to outsized revenue growth but predictions that there would be a permanent acceleration did not pan out Not only has online commerce return to prior trends he says but the macroeconomic downturn increased competition and ads losses have caused their revenue to be lower than he expected I am Jennifer King
"zuckerberg" Discussed on Crypto Cafe With Randi Zuckerberg
"And then it's got some kind of commerce component to it. And really, you know, the early days of that ticked all those boxes. Obviously, the graphics and some of the experiences have evolved over time, but really the essence is remain true. For sure. I'd already written in my notes that you were like the superhero Avengers that gets called in to a brand and now with the gaming. Now I doubly think that Chris, what about you? You're the artist in the room. You're the movie that, you know, our filmmaker and what is it that excites you about web three? Well, I think it's just the sort of immersive potential of it. And I think most of us, when we plan travel, it's a bit of an arduous experience. It's not only sort of a big decision to figure out where should we go. Where should we stay? How should we get there? What should we bring? And I think that web three offers this immersive level of using augmented reality virtual reality to help people get inspired from the point that they're starting to think about travel. And down to them virtually experiencing what they might have. And then, you know, I think as we think about the future, it's also about how those things come together. Funny story about nicolette, just to put what she said in perspective, she just bought a home in the D.C. area and one of the characteristics is that it was wired up for this immense ability to have gaming potential. So the gentleman she bought it from was a big gamer. So for me, not so much in the gaming side, but truly on the music side for me in movies, these are my two great passions. And already, the metaverse holds such promise on new ways to interact with those artists. I'm super excited that this next Saturday, a week from Saturday, Duran Duran, one of my favorite bands goes into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And I'm kind of bummed I'm not going to be there in person, but when I think about the role of the metaverse could play in these experiences, you know, I could be there. And I could experience it more directly in immersively with them as a fan than I can right now. And I think that's really what excites me. And it applies to travel. It applies to so many of the pursuits and interests and hobbies that we all have. And I really think that we're going to find that to be super pervasive in just a few years. Absolutely. And there's no traffic and no bad seats in the metaverse. So we love that. I want to welcome everyone to the crypto cafe with Randy Zuckerberg. I'm chatting with nicolette Harper and Chris Norton both from Marriott about Marius venture into web three. Chris, I'd love just going on what you just said.
"zuckerberg" Discussed on Crypto Cafe With Randi Zuckerberg
"Tickets are a use case. Totally. I appreciate it also that you were like, let's not go into health and government IDs just yet because I love web three and I'm passionate about it also, but it can be a real sketchy neighborhood out there at times. It's very easy to get hacked and have your wallet stolen and everything. I mean, what are some of the things that could go wrong with so bound tokens that we need to get ahead of as we're thinking about this in building? Well, we still need so part of understanding soul bound tokens is also understanding this concept called community recovery. And the idea behind community recovery is that you can't credibly sell your wallet, holding your non transferable tokens because you can always recover it back through consensus amongst the social groups which you're a member of. So the mechanism is something like you have a bunch of you have some soul bound tokens that represent your memberships to different groups and you'd want to draw on a random, uncorrelated subset of those groups or guardians within those groups to get approval and then you can always recover your wallet. So you really need to have this mechanism in place. So people can't sell their non transferable tokens and sell their accounts, right? And so to go head first into Seoul bound tokens without community recovery mechanism, I think, is I would just, as you said, when it comes to sensitive information, when it comes to things that are really important, maybe we're still very early in the technology cycle here. I wouldn't jump into it with very sensitive information, but would wait for these mechanisms to be developed over time. So these problems like hacks are can be dealt with, right? So if you don't, if you lose your soul, you can actually recover it, right? So yeah, so I think that's an important feature to have. Other ways this could go wrong. Well, the first use cases that I think for solvent tokens, again, is for information that is public anyway. So scientific communities and open-source communities, these are very public communities. And this could really disrupt science and the monopoly on knowledge networks by journals and I think these are really great places to start. But situations where you would want to have more privacy and in particular programmable privacy with your social group, those are situations that we probably want to push out and experiment with later and really work out the use cases where publicity is. A feature not a bug, right? Yes. I love the line if you lose your soul, you can recover it. I feel like that needs to be the title of this podcast episode. Thanks so much for joining us in crypto cafe with Randy Zuckerberg. I'm here chatting with puja olha lawyer, social technologist entrepreneur, and author, and I want to spend some time now getting into your paper decentralized society finding web three soul. I'd love to hear a little bit about your vision and what message you're hoping to get across to readers in this paper. Well, I think that's a big question because there's a lot of problems that we addressed and talked about. But I think the big vision is to help us reimagine our relationship to technology, right? And in C technology as something that we co create in social groups, rather than something that is kind of just dropped into our lives that we don't really have much agency over. What kind of current technology platforms where instead of having decisions made by Elon Musk or a set of shareholders who might not have interests aligned with you, right?
"zuckerberg" Discussed on Crypto Cafe With Randi Zuckerberg
"Hello and welcome to the crypto cafe. I'm your host Randy Zuckerberg, and here in this virtual audio metaverse cafe, we embrace newcomers and experts alike to crypto NFTs and all things web three. Today we are talking all about soul bound tokens. It's a conversation that has captured the attention of so many in web three and I'm delighted to be joined today by an expert in the space. We have puja Al hover here with me. Puja is a lawyer, social technologist, entrepreneur, and author of the paper decentralized society finding web three soul puja is wonderful to have you on the show today. Thank you for having me, Randy. Now, because I wish we were in a real cafe together, but because this is an audio metaverse cafe set the scene for me, what would you be drinking if we were together? Well, what kind of as a coffee shop or is it a French Parisian cafe? Yeah, let's go with French Parisian. That's where I want to be right now. Okay, okay, then maybe a small glass of Bordeaux or something. Yes, oh my gosh, okay, I can already tell we're going to be great friends here. Tell us, I'd love to hear a little bit about your background and especially your aha moment about crypto and web three. Oh, okay. Well, my background. So I've actually, my first career was in public policy, and thinking about questions around how to provide public goods. And then I went to law school and studied during the financial crisis, and I really started thinking deeply about financial markets. And what were the root causes of the financial crisis and the quote unquote too big to fail institutions, and then after that, I actually worked on Wall Street for a little while and then give it to a career in entrepreneurship and around that time, Bitcoin emerged and early on before Ethereum even launched, I was thinking about what are the sort of social use cases for blockchain technology and my early conversations
The Democrats Are Pulling Out All the Stops for the Midterms
"The Democrats are pulling out all the stops for the midterm election. They are getting a little bit panicky. Because the polls are showing a movement toward the Republicans, even in areas that Democrats thought were completely safe. So for example, Washington state Tiffany smiley is running against the incumbent senator patty Murray, while Democrats didn't think they needed to defend Washington state, but suddenly they do. Smiley is running a really strong campaign and think about it. This would be a very unexpected pickup if Republicans can win a deep blue state Washington state. And so it looks like the Democrats are calling upon. Well, they have the media already largely in their pocket, the media is doing brazen lying and lobbying for Democrats. One very amusing aftermath of the fetterman debate and I've been putting out some very sharp tweets about that poor fetterman. I mean, I guess the case for federman can be summarized this way. Yes, I'm brain dead, but Biden's brain dead, too. And he's running the whole country. Why shouldn't I run Pennsylvania? Since when is being brain dead been a disqualification? But what I found laughable was that the Philadelphia inquirer says our editorial team watched the debate and we decided that fetterman won. So this is literally taking leave of their senses, moving into crazy will USA, just The Twilight Zone as Debbie puts it. And so it's time to call upon the aid of digital media and in this case it's not Zuckerberg so much. Zuckerberg, in fact, had put, as you remember, a giant amount of money, almost half a $1 billion into the 2020 election. He's not doing that in 2022. And I don't think he'll do it in 24, either. But Google appears to be doing some sneaky backroom stuff.
"zuckerberg" Discussed on Crypto Cafe With Randi Zuckerberg
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A Conversation With Devin Nunes About Zuckerberg and Rogan
"You just hit something that I think is important because what we're seeing right now, Devin, is when we were there, I mean, we were in a battle, especially the last four years. I mean, the Trump administration impeachment, Russia hoax, everything. But before we get into all that, though, I want to talk about truth and talk about this issue that we both saw with the Internet and with social media in general. First take, what was your reaction when Zuckerberg went on Rogan and basically it admitted to what we all have been saying for so long, but yet we were called crazy. Well, you know, the first thing that struck me is, you know, Joe Rogan plays mister tough guy, and you know, that's fine. He's very popular, more popular than you and I dug. The first thing that struck me is you have Zuckerberg there for, I don't know, an hour or whatever it was. And you don't ask him about the $419 million that he spent to go harvest votes on behalf of the Democrats. Now, I don't know if Zuckerberg slipped up or if he knew what he was talking about. But clearly he's got to answer for that now and our former colleagues in the Senate and the House are asking him those direct questions. And if the Republicans are rewarded with the majority, this is going to have to be a major investigation and either he lied or didn't know what was going on, or he told the truth, which if he told the truth, then it's a major additional layer of problems for the disaster that DoJ and FBI are in. I don't know where it falls dug. I think it's too early to tell because Rogan didn't really follow up too much on the questioning.
"zuckerberg" Discussed on Crypto Cafe With Randi Zuckerberg
"Always like, I feel like a year ahead of where everyone else is. So what's on your mind? Yeah. It's a good question. I think seeing a lot of really interesting stuff. I think just, you know, we'll give a couple of these customers a quick shout outs. I think that there are people working on pretty amazing things. So a couple of companies that come to mind. One is a company called goldfinch. Which uses USD C to help give businesses that are in emerging markets that might not be able to collateralize their loans. No matter you're able to give all this upfront money for a loan, they kind of give them loans and allow people to fund those businesses so that they can get their start. And I think those kinds of use cases are really, really exciting. Then you have more really interesting technology, protocols that are trying to break into spaces that are traditionally really hard to do. Like social media. So something like lens protocol, which is somewhat of a decentralized social graph that allows you to sort of take your social network with you in a decentralized way. So mods are really, really cool stuff. I think fundamentally, you know, infinite use cases and work through. But fundamentally, the thing that most excites me about the space is this idea of composability. And I think I don't mean to use this kind of annoying big work. There's buzzword that gets tossed around. But what I really mean by that is this speed of innovation in web three is just exponentially greater than it ever has been in the past. And the reason why is because all of this data, all of this code, all this information now lives on this public decentralized network. So anyone can tap into it. And so what does this look like in practice? Let's imagine at the time that lift was riding with the ride sharing app. That they could just come in and copy Uber's code. Uber's code lives on a public blockchain. Instead of building all their algorithms all their infrastructure, their whole entire product from scratch, so you can say, okay, cool. We want to do something similar to Uber, but we want to give X, Y, and Z more benefit to our users. So rather than having to spend all these engineering common resources, basically building everything from scratch, they can bootstrap off of each other and build on top of each other. But now just accelerate the speed of innovation. So, so much faster than ever was possible. Absolutely. It's definitely, it's incredible what happens when things are outside of these walled gardens. In our final few minutes together, I'm curious if you can talk a little bit about what's in your crypto wallet because you learn a lot about someone from what they've collected or what they're interested in. So what are a few highlights of what we'd find in your wallet? That's a good question. Yeah, I think without oversharing or showing too much. I think a couple of things that you'll definitely find in my wallet are number one Ethereum. I do believe in the long-term success of this space and this technology and I'm super, super excited about the future road map here. Of course, BFF, something that I know you and I both have in our wallet amazing, amazing. Organization would highly recommend women non binary and of course allies to go take a look at BFF. It's awesome. And then a couple other fun NFTs are one of the first entities to give it a quick shot. One of the first I have to use that I bought just out of period. You know, there are a lot of reasons to buy NFTs. NFTs e-bike as an investment. There's NFTs that you buy because you get this certain utility. And then there's energy that you bought because you're just like, oh, it's kind of like that art and I'm sort of like that aren't really appeals to me. And so the first NFT that I bought that was in that latter group was called women in weapons and this artist ceremony. And she's just awesome. And then we got to become close friends. So I think her project is great. I think she stands for a lot of really awesome things. So that's a little shout out there. I love it. And I love, I love being at the start of a space that's so small and so wonderful because every single thing that you've mentioned, we've either done a podcast episode with that founder or it's something that I love also. So you have great taste. Rather than make you break down your fantastic explanations of blockchain here. I know you've done it so many times and it's public before. So where can people go to see some of the education or the videos or training that you've already done if they want to get the amazing Elon blockchain one O one? Yeah, absolutely. I think a couple of ways I think if you're technical, definitely go check out the resources on these YouTube. I've done a couple of tutorial stuff. Some of our other developer advocates are just crushing it in terms of educational content. Ask me, it also has an education product that's coming out soon. So stay tuned for that. And appreciate my Twitter. I tend to do these kind of long deep dives and explanations on my Twitter. It's zero X one, my first name. And then actually BSF recently released a product called BFF discover. I think a bunch of my educational videos are on there that do these breakdowns and then same for week three. Week three has is like really, really long, deep dives. I think I have an hour long video on there that is really going to technical weeds of blockchains and NFTs and all the above. So I would say those four places are the best starts. Well, I think your brain is a national treasure and I mean, you're already such a rockstar and web three, but I know if we fast forwarded a few years into the future, you're going to be like, the woman that everyone's talking to, that's at every highlighting every conference and on the front page of all the magazines. So I'm excited to say that I knew her when and had her on my podcast when. So Elon, it's always a pleasure to chat with you. And really incredible to see your media rise in web three. Thank you very much. I feel the same way about you and your achievements. Thank you. Well, and I hope that we get to hang out in real life in a real cafe sometimes soon. Yes, definitely looking forward to that. Thanks for joining today. Thanks for having me. That was Ilan. Halpern, who works in product management at alchemy, the world's leading blockchain developer and I can't encourage you enough to definitely follow Iran and get to know everything that she's thinking about. Elon mentioned a few things that we've covered on this podcast, so definitely encourage you to check out those episodes if you haven't already. We talked about the Ethereum merge. And we had a great episode with two guests Laura shin, who runs a really successful crypto podcast and book and David diano from my own team at hug, who are discussing the Ethereum merge. We mentioned BFF. We talked about that. That's an organization that both of us are involved with and we actually had the founders Jamie Schmidt and Britt morin on this show, one of our very first episodes. So definitely check that out. And finally along mentioned women and weapons we recently released an episode with Sarah Bowman the founder and artist of women and weapons that truly is one of the great OG women NFT projects. Thanks so much for tuning in this week for crypto cafe. I'm your host Randy Zuckerberg on the mic and I love hosting the show because I learn alongside all of you. So tune in next week for a brand new episode.
"zuckerberg" Discussed on Crypto Cafe With Randi Zuckerberg
"The chance to jump on the train to build the foundations within the industry to come. That's kind of a once in a lifetime thing. So I thought about it a little bit like that. But my reasons for going up, I think are very different from my reasons for saying, right? Fundamentally, I've alchemy. We are our top line goal is really to bring web three to a billion people. And the way we truly see that happening is by empowering developers. And I'll tell you why. So if you think about it, I want to bring web three to a billion people. How do I get my grandmother to become excited about my web three product? Well, there has to be a web three product out there that she's excited about using. I can't force her through uniswap or buying in NFTs I'm excited about that. But if there's a product that exists, that she's excited about, that'll really increase the change to her using it. So then how do we get those products? You mean about the flywheel, right? How do we get those products in front of people like my grandmother that she'll be excited about? And that really fundamentally starts with enabling and empowering developers, developers are the ones who are going to build those products that are going to attract the billion users that we want to see using web three. And when you get more developers, you get more products and then get more users and that drives more developers. So it's sort of this file that starts fundamentally with developers. And that's why we as we are hyper hyper focused on the bottom route of that flywheel. It's interesting. You mentioned getting a billion people into web three. Can you talk a little bit about maybe what's keeping people from getting into web three right now? Yeah, it's a really, really good question. So I think that there's a couple of things. I think what we'll know, I think when we'll know that web three has really reached mass adoption is when we kind of stop talking about it, right? Like if you think about it and this is something that our CEO Nikhil says, when I go to call my Uber, I'm not like, hey, I'm going to use this Internet app called Uber that's like communicating over TCP HTTP to call my agent. I'm just like, I'm going to use Uber, right? I don't think about what protocols under the hoods or that the fact that it's an Internet or what to application. When I'm going to use it. And so when web three really, truly reaches NASA adoption, is when we sort of stop thinking about it. It just is fundamental tech. I don't think about, hey, vaccines are using the blockchain, which is why I can easily access it anywhere in the world. It's just like, oh, this experience is really easy. I can access it anywhere in the world. So I think there's a lot of things that need to happen in order for us to get there. One thing that I'm extremely passionate about and excited about is it's just concept of education. I think you know this. We spoke to BFF together. A lot of my current rule at alchemy is focused on education. I think that enabling empowering people to truly deeply understand the aspects that they want to in order to build in order to use all of those things I think are going to be crucial to reaching mass adoption. I'm speaking with Alan halpern product management at alchemy and I think for sure one of the most knowledgeable people and thought leaders in blockchain and educating developers in web three that's out there, you're listening to crypto cafe with Randy Zuckerberg. One of the things I also have really admired is just your deep passion for getting more women and non binary people into the industry. I'd love to hear a little bit of some of your efforts there. I know you started an organization that's dedicated to that. How's everything going? Yeah, yeah, absolutely. So yeah, I think one of the first things I noticed when I entered the space was the lack of women in non binary people in the industry. So my rule in alchemy tends to be pretty externally facing and I would get the call and the rare occasion that I would jump on a call and there would be a woman on the other side of the call. We would just have to spend the first 5 minutes talking about it. Like it was that rare. Totally. I didn't know that other people existed, like this is the first time. And so, you know, the fact that that had to happen over and over again, I think now it's gotten tremendously better. Now, I don't even question it. When I get in calls with people that aren't there, which is really exciting, but at the beginning, there was this really, really deep root problem. I think there's still obviously a lot of issues with gender diversity and diversity in general, but so that's a large reason why I spent a bunch of time. Completely dedicated to educating and getting more women and non binary people excited. So alongside Laura do, who's amazing, you should definitely have her on the podcast at some point. Kind of helps start week three. Which is an organization that's the type of focus on, you know, really getting people the fundamental goal is 50% of women in getting jobs and web streams. So 50% of the web we workflow should be women. And then 50% of women owning a non binary people owning assets in web series. So really having that financial empowerment and enablement that we tend to promote in the crypto space. And there's a lot of efforts and exciting initiatives that are happening under the hood there. I love that. Okay, so where do you get your info? You are the wealth of info for so many people, so who and where are you learning from? Yeah, it's a great question. So I have the unique privilege of living breathing and working in web three all the time. I think if I didn't, I would just, I'd probably just never sleep. So how do you get this unique exposure? I think this kind of is a benefit of working at a company like alchemy, is that we're very horizontal on the industry, right? So we're developing platform, our goal is to make it easy for people to build web through applications. What those web three applications are, we're pretty agnostic to. So what that means is, is that I can get exposure to all sorts of verticals and all sorts of ideas and initiatives and industries that are spurring up and web through. Just by nature of my day to today job and learning about our customers and our users in all of the above. And then I think I also am a part of the education team. We actually recently just had an acquisition. That was our first ever acquisition as a company. With an education platform called chain shot that's been hyper hyper focused on developer education from the very beginning. And so I'm very privileged to be surrounded by people who I would say are way, way way smarter than me. And are getting to teach me every day. But outside of work at podcasts upon, I think this podcast is amazing. I think there are tons of others out there that are really kind of spent a lot of my free time listening to. Thank you. And congrats on the chain shot acquisition that seems like a great company and a really great fit. You mentioned Laura, your cofounder at E three is someone who inspires you. I'm curious who else do you look up to in the space or artists that you admire in the space? I think that's a great question. It's hard to it's hard to say. I think it's like so, so many people. I will say, I have a very, very special place in my heart for those folks that are building the core Ethereum protocol and are really on with theorem kind of client team and pushing that forward the merge just recently happened last week as I'm sure you're aware and have discussed. But yes, we did a whole. We did a whole episode here on the podcast about the merch. Yeah, well, everyone should go listen to that. I think it's absolutely fascinating. But these are the people that are all behind the scenes keeping the stuff alive and they rarely ever get the spotlight, right? So there's this whole stack of like, you know, low level building the client code building this kind of infrastructure and blockchain. That allows people like us to go do fun stuff and talk about NFTs and build these consumer applications that get all the hype in the news. But really none of this would be happening without
Let the Battle Over Virtual Reality Space Begin
"Alice items this morning. The last thing I read before I come on the air is Ellis items of substack. Number item number 20. Mark Zuckerberg is trying to establish platforms as the virtual reality company in the minds of consumer. Something that will become infinitely harder to do was Apple jumps in with its mixed reality headset, reportedly in 2023. I didn't know half one was going to do the same thing but you see people with the headset. That's all Facebook meta stuff. Well, Apple decided they're going after that hardware. They're going to unveil their own headset. And do you know what that means? That means that the three $1000 Apple head site headset, roughly double the price of what Zuckerberg charges will be what kids want. They will want the Apple design, because even though meta has a lot more experience in virtual reality, kids will want the Apple product. That's a big, that's a big hit to Facebook this morning.
'Tony Bobulinski Proves It: Our Elites Corrupted America'
"Okay, so we were going to talk about one more piece. Tony, Tony bob olinsky. You have an article about this is one of the principal business partners of Hunter Biden, go ahead. So the piece is called Tony Bobbie proves it. Our elites corrupt in America be perhaps beyond redemption and the image is a whale rotting on the beach, which I propose as the new American flag for Joe Biden's America should be a dead whale decaying on the beach because that corruption is what we what we heard when Tucker Carlson interviewed Tony bob olinsky. We heard all sorts of details about the Biden crime family and engagement with communist Chinese businesses, controlled by the Chinese government, their secret deals, influence peddling, just really squalid stuff you would expect from like Honduras in the 1950s. The United fruit company giving an envelope full of $20 bills to a guy with a really bad mustache. But the worst part of this that I could see Tucker cuts to footage of Mark Zuckerberg testifying before Congress. Admitting that the FBI came to him ten days before the 2020 election. And told him to censor all information about the Hunter Biden laptop. And so he did it. The secret police goes to the media, tells them not to not report any information that would help the opposition against the regime so they don't. So they obey. This is what happens in Belarus. This is what happens in the Venezuela and in communist Nicaragua. We are living under a secret police that act like the East German Stasi
Steve Deace: Dr. Fauci Knew Vaccines Take Years to Perfect
"In the early days of lockdown Fauci didn't interview with Mark Zuckerberg and Zuckerberg said hey how fast can we get a vaccine How fast can we get one out here And Fauci went into some of the history of failed vaccine efforts So the HIV vaccine attempts and other things they did that actually there's two kinds of vaccines perfect and leaky And the perfect vaccine is the one that inoculates you That's the dozen or so vaccine cocktail They do and I got what we were kids to go to public school all right Yeah You wouldn't get this stuff if you got these shots right So you wouldn't spread it to other people What Fauci warned of was a leaky vaccine And if you get a leaky vaccine meaning that it is something that for a while may treat may or may not treat a serious symptomology but it won't stop the spread then eventually what ends up happening is it produces inferior antibodies inside your body and so it appears that the vaccine or the virus is getting stronger really it's your immune system is weaker It's not that the virus is stronger It's just the virus is now Adam Sandler in Billy Madison or where he is dunking on fourth graders The antibody produces is weaker And that's what Fauci warned him about And he said does Zuckerberg that's why it takes years to put one of these vaccines out because we have to test to make sure that it is a perfect vaccine that it stops the spread that it doesn't just bind the virus but it blocks it And that's not what they did here And that's where you get into things like antibody dependent enhancement where the more you jab the more effect
"zuckerberg" Discussed on Crypto Cafe With Randi Zuckerberg
"And welcome to crypto cafe with Randy Zuckerberg. I'm Randy on the mic and on the crypto cafe we embrace newcomers and experts alike to all things crypto NFTs and web three. I am so delighted for today's episode because we have the founder an incredible entrepreneur of one of the OG women NFT projects who I am a proud collector investor board member and dear friend Lisa Mayer, founder and CEO of boss beauties, Lisa, it's a delight to have you here. Randy, it is such an honor to chat with you today. I'm so excited. We love having you a part of boss beauty. And just a part of what we're building. So so thrilled to chat. On this Monday. Yes, absolutely. I know. It's always, I love that we were released these episodes at the start of the week to give a little energy. So Lisa in our, what are you drinking in our virtual cafe today? I have to say, I am having some coffee. I woke up pretty early this morning with Hudson, so I think I'm on my third cup of coffee. I have to be honest there. Yes, I will, I have a giant venti coffee here, but I just got my teeth whitened, so I'm like drinking it weirdly out of a straw, which is like, I must look pretty strange to everyone, but that's already TMI, and this is about you, Lisa, so talk to us about your aha moment with web three. Yeah, absolutely. So I'll start a little bit of my journey before web three, but it really shows just how I entered the space. For the last ten years, I've been an entrepreneur, even before boss beauties, I started a company called my social canvas. At the heart of it, my social canvas was all about helping young women and girls Gen Z women from all over the world create the career that they loved.
Sen. Tom Cotton Shares His Advice for Silicon Valley and Others
"Senator cotton, two very quick things. And I'll let you go. Get Google ronna McDaniels out this morning saying, Google is muffling RNC messaging. And I don't think we're on a make stuff like that up. And everywhere I go, and I'm going to go out on a barnstorming tour. I hear about the Zuckerberg boxes. I think Mark Zuckerberg meta a whole out of which they're never going to get. What is your advice to Silicon Valley in anticipation of the regulation that is coming in election 2022? I just don't think Zuckerberg or Eric Schmidt or anyone from these companies can repeat the mistakes of the past. My advice to any business leader, I'm giving it to many of them is to remember what Michael Jordan said. Republicans buy sneakers too. And Republicans vote in elections and while the left may control the media and corporate America and Hollywood and big tech and college campuses, the one thing they don't control is the elected parts of our government. And when our voters make it clear, they are tired of having big tech companies suppress their views or for that matter, having big corporate executives use their corporate power to weigh in for left wing causes. They should expect the backlash. So if you stick your nose where it doesn't belong, don't be surprised if it gets punched.
"zuckerberg" Discussed on Crypto Cafe With Randi Zuckerberg
"So anyway, yeah, I know this gets super in the weeds super fast, but it's funny. It's like just when I thought I understood what was going on. Now I'm talking to both of you and I feel like I'm back at square one, like trying to make sense of this all. David, what are you hearing? Are people being feisty with you when you're saying like go merge? What's some of the backlash? I have one interesting point, but to start off with the decentralization piece, it's actually very interesting because there is a lot of backlash in terms of it appears to be a more centralized way of doing things on the surface. But the way the validation is going to occur, it's basically broken up into two separate nodes. And again, I'm going to try not to go to technically into the weeds here, but essentially there is a block producer node, and there's a non block producing node. The block producing nodes. That's where you have to stake the Ethereum with Laura with Sandberg for about 32 eth or some fraction of that in a stake and pull. And they are the sole creators of new blocks on the blockchain. This whole system is kind of built around a trust system where these top level nodes are creating data. And there's basically the general public that runs a node for free, essentially keeping the validators in check. Being able to see all the blocks and all the transactions that the block producing nodes are sending out and essentially holding them accountable. And Laura was saying earlier if they were acting in bad faith or if they're being lazy with their nodes there,
The package that exploded at Northeastern University had an anti-virtual reality note
"I'm Mike Gracia reporting an anti virtual reality note was included with an explosive package at northeastern university A law enforcement official tells the AP the hard plastic case that exploded on the campus of northeastern university in Boston Tuesday included a rambling note that railed against virtual reality and also referenced Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg The package was delivered to Holmes hall and detonated just after 7 p.m. Tuesday as a staff member opened it The staff member of 45 year old man was taken to a hospital with minor injuries to his hand Investigators are still trying to identify the motive behind the incident I'm Mike Gracia
Rep. Andy Biggs: The FBI's Credibility Is Shot
"Within the last few hours before we were typing this podcast, Zuckerberg goes on Joe Rogan's podcast. And says, the FBI basically told them to hide the Hunter Biden laptop information. We already know that the times and others did this before the election. I mean, it doesn't make. And I'm on the outside watching now as I was on the inside watching and screaming to the top of my lungs saying this was going on. You talked that with Mar-a-Lago, you tack this with everything else. Is it just becoming now that the DoJ and FBI in particular are just have had so much issues that their credibility unfortunately is at a point where nobody could trust them. Well, I think the credibility is shot. The Mark Zuckerberg thing yesterday, which I thought was weird because, I mean, he says, well, yeah, they came to us, there's going to be this Russian dump. And so we didn't hide it. We just limited access. Well, that's censored it. You do your censored it. And they admitted what we've always said, they were still exactly. And it was our own government, a police agency that was using its power to impact an election. Now, in 2016, they used that same power to try to tarnish the Trump campaign in 2020. They tried to suppress information bad information about the Biden campaign. And you know, Doug, and I'll just say this about Zuckerberg. He doesn't come into this thing with clean hands. He spent over $400 million trying to influence the election through Secretary of State's offices in election offices around the country,
"zuckerberg" Discussed on Crypto Cafe With Randi Zuckerberg
"You know, I think one of the biggest dreams for me would be able to collaborate with some incredible artists that I have always looked up to and been inspired by Wiley and shepherd fairy. That would be an absolute dream of mine as well. You know, Randy, I haven't talked about this anywhere else. This is, I'm talking about it actually for the first time, but one of my biggest dreams has been to bring my characters to life and we're starting to focus a little bit on animation modeling and motion capture to really demonstrate the power of the women and weapons, IP and meet people where they are and expose people to a whole new audience. And I'll be able to share a little bit more about that in the next couple of weeks, but guys dreams do come true matter of chasing those dreams and taking calculated risks and putting yourself out there. But you can absolutely have them come true and I think that that's been the case certainly for me. And you know, working with Hyundai wily or shepherd fairy, maybe I can manifest that coming to fruition as well. Absolutely. Well, it's always a wonderful thing when dreams come true for just beautiful, positive, amazing people like yourself, Sarah. So I wish that for you, where can our listeners go to find out more about women and weapons and follow you in your art journey? Absolutely. So on both Instagram and Twitter, my handle is at NFT. And so at NFT cerebellum. And also on both Twitter and Instagram, we're at women and weapons if you want to follow us there. But you can also head over to our website, which is WWW dot women and weapons dot IO. And that should have all of our social links as well. But we love new friends. We'd love for more people to come in and feel free to ask us questions. We love to share. We love to invite new people in and really open our arms to new people. So please do feel free to jump in. We're open doors. We're open books. Be a part of the community. Ask Jake and I questions. We're happy to be there for people. Amazing. Well, Sarah, it's been such a delight getting to know you over this past 9 months and I look forward to many more adventures together in web three. Thank you for just being such an incredible leader in the space. Thank you so much, Randy. Absolutely. That was Sarah baum and cofounder and lead artist behind women and weapons just one of the most positive, talented, incredible people in the space. If you're going to follow just a couple of people in web three, make sure you're following Sarah. Make sure you're checking out everything that she's doing at women and weapons, the art is beautiful and the community is magnificent. All right, well, that was our episode today for crypto cafe with Randy Zuckerberg. Thanks for joining us in the crypto cafe today. Tune in next week for a brand new episode where we dive into all things metaverse, NFTs, crypto and web three.
The Rise of TRUTH Social: A Conversation With Devin Nunes
"Devin Nunez, former congressman, former head of Intel, former member of in D.C., now head of truth social and still fighting the fight, Devin glad to have you with me on the podcast. Doug is great to be with you and aren't you and I both glad that we're not sitting in the swamp anymore and we're out still promoting conservative ideas conservative values and free speech and opening the Internet and all that great stuff. But boy, it's pretty ugly back there. Oh, I mean, somebody asked me, 'cause there's a possibility. I know you had left in midterm out in this last cycle. I said, well, no, run for your whole city again. I said, no, thanks for asking, but I'm good right now. After my Senate rise, you know, you just hit something that I think is important because what we're seeing right now, Devin, is when we were there, I mean, we were in a battle, especially the last four years. I mean, the Trump administration impeachment, Russia hoax, everything. But before we get into all that, though, I want to talk about truth and talk about this issue that we both saw with the Internet and with social media in general. Well, first take, what was your reaction when Zuckerberg went on Rogan and basically it admitted to what we all have been saying for so long, but yet we were called crazy. Well, you know, the first thing that struck me is, you know, Joe Rogan plays mister tough guy, and you know, that's fine. He's very popular more popular than you and I dug. The first thing that struck me is you have Zuckerberg there for, I don't know, an hour or whatever it was. And you don't ask him about the $419 million that he spent to go harvest votes on behalf of the Democrats. Now, I don't know if Zuckerberg slipped up or if he knew what he was talking about. But clearly he's got to answer for that now and our former colleagues in the Senate and the House are asking him those direct questions. And if the Republicans are rewarded with the majority, this is going to have to be a major investigation. And either he lied or didn't know what was going on, or he told the truth, which if he told the truth, then it's a major additional layer of problems for the disaster that DoJ and FBI are in. I don't know where it falls, Doug, I think it's too early to tell because Rogan didn't really follow up too much on the questioning.
The Democrats' Strategy Is to Censor Their Opponents
"I'm insulted. I'm not just insulted, I'm frightened. I'm frightened only because to me, this is a nation that has always prided itself on diversity of opinion on freedom of speech, but it is very clear right now that that freedom of speech our First Amendment is under attack just take a look if you have any doubt just take a look at what Mark Zuckerberg said to Joe Rogan on his recent podcast, you know, the whole thing about the FBI came to us and said that there were some issues and you didn't want that repeated because it happened in 2016, so they had issues about misinformation coming from foreign sources. So they suppressed, they suppressed stories that would have been otherwise relevant. You know what, that is an interference, if you would. Between government and our freedom of speech. They're not allowed to do that. I don't know how they were able to and haven't been properly called out on it. I don't want you to forget about that. It's still going on. And it is very disturbing. So anyway, the whole idea now, I guess, is if you are on the left, you just paint the other side as a threat to democracy effectively a kind of terrorist and therefore you have the ability to make sure that they are censored. You have the ability to make sure that they are not heard. And that is the Democrats political strategy. How shameful? How shameful and I predict I predict it will all backfire. It will backfire because you see, when you put people into a corner like that, when you push them so far, you know what they start to say, okay, I've had it. I don't like this. That's when they make a decision to actively go out and vote against you.
Top Agent Who Suppressed Hunter Biden Laptop Escorted From the FBI
"A very interesting development at the FBI, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, whose implications are not entirely clear yet, but a senior FBI agent. This is a guy named Tim tybalt, DHI BAU Tim tablet. Has been escorted out of FBI headquarters. And apparently is being either removed, fired, maybe asked to resign or maybe submitted his own resignation. I mean, there's a little bit of a shading as to which of those options it is, but what is not being shaded is that this guy is out of the FBI building. This was by the way the story was broken by the reporter John Solomon, and then picked up and further reported by many others, including the Washington times. And evidently, this guy Tim tybalt is the guy who suppressed the Hunter Biden story. Now he didn't suppress it all by himself, but he was one of the key figures in blocking the Hunter Biden story from getting out prior to the 2020 election. So let's think about that. This is the FBI actively involved in election interference and in suppressing damaging information against Biden. Now, there are several elements to this story. We know recently Mark Zuckerberg, by the way, the founder of Facebook, now called meta Mark Zuckerberg went on Joe Rogan's show and he said it was the FBI that pressured Facebook. Not to highlight the Hunter Biden story to downplay it, to repress it, and Zuckerberg says we didn't shut it down completely, but we did give it less traction. We did sort of pull it back. And think about it. It's the FBI, the FBI, the supposedly neutral police agency of the government that is now working with these social media platforms, not to fight misinformation, but to fight accurate information that would have been damaging to the Democrats. So the FBI seems to be now a little bit like the KGB kind of a fully owned police arm of the Democratic Party.
We Have to Hope This Isn't a Repeat of 'The Steele Dossier'
"New developments coming to us about what the FBI may have taken in that rate at Mar-a-Lago, including potentially some attorney client privileged materials, I think a lot of Americans are looking at this in sort of kind of a disbelief, right? One would have to assume one would want to assume that if they're going to go and take things from a former president's home, then indeed they had real reason to do so. And that's not entirely clear yet. I mean, I've read through the affidavit heavily retracted. And I understand that they felt that there were some very top classified information that was there alarming, and there should not be. Let's be very clear just so nobody misinterprets this, there should not be any top secret information outside of the location where it's supposed to be under top secret. I mean, this is bizarre to me. I don't know how the heck they got the stuff out of the place. Out of The White House to begin with. I mean, where's everybody that's supposed to be guarding it, right? That is pretty disturbing and concerning and it should have us all. Rather worried, but that aside, we have to we're on a hope and a prayer here, right? We have to hope and pray that this is not a repeat of what we saw with the dossier that turned out to be just disinformation from the other side. I mean, imagine that it was all American political disinformation. From the other side. So the FBI doesn't necessarily have the best track record. Now we're going into this whole thing, and on top of it, this is like the icing on the cake, we learn from Mark Zuckerberg that the FBI had spoken to Facebook because they were worried about disinformation and wrong sort of Intel from foreign sources coming via their platform as we went into the 2020 election. So
Guy Reschenthaler: I Do Not Trust the FBI
"Congressman, another big story we're following the FBI. I'm going to ask you a very simple question. Do you trust the FBI? Yes, not at all. Please just call me guys. Look, the FBI has been corrupt from its very founding under J. Edgar Hoover. They worked in tandem, for example, with LBJ and other elected officials to get dirt on politicians so that their selected senators and congressmen can move up the ranks. They did surveillance on political figures and celebrities within the United States throughout history. And that hasn't changed. And the fact that you had the FBI going to Zuckerberg before the election saying that Hunter Biden laptop story was Russian disinformation. While at the same time, the FBI had possession of the laptop, which showed it wasn't Russian disinformation. That shows you that they were trying to interfere with the 2020 election. They also tried to hamstring the Trump administration, which to a degree they did when Jim Comey set up Trump and set up Flynn in the others when they were giving their incoming briefing. So I think the FBI needs to be reined in, much like we had to rein in the CIA back in the 70s where they were running around assassinating foreign foreign leaders. That needed more oversight. But we need to look at perhaps dividing the FBI and making sure they're silos, a function, and we just don't have this big mega agency that is trying to fix political elections, go after political opponents and really be the enforcement arm of the Democratic Party.
The Government Controls What We Can & Cannot Publish
"Really pretty disturbing in that we as a society have prided ourselves on our First Amendment, which would prevent, of course, our government from interfering with our freedom of speech. This is all coming to light because of an interview on Joe Rogan's podcast in which Mark Zuckerberg the CEO of Facebook said in I actually can't believe he said this. He was very, very forthcoming. I'm not entirely sure why, because I think this actually lands him in a whole bunch more trouble. Our protocol is different from Twitter, with Twitter did, is they said you can't share this at all. We didn't do that. We do is we have if something is reported to us as potentially misinformation, important misinformation, we also third party fact checking program because we don't want to be deciding what's true and false. And for the, I think it was 5 or 7 days when it was basically being determined whether it was false, the distribution on Facebook was decreased, but people were still allowed to share it. So you could still share it, you could still consume it. We say the distribution is decreased. It got shared. How does that work? It basically the ranking in news feed was a little bit less. So fewer people saw it than would have otherwise. So it definitely, by what percentage. I don't know if the top of my head. But it's meaningful. I mean, this is bonkers because what it tells me is somehow there, there was some effort by our government to tell a company what they should be publishing and not publishing. Now, again, you may say, oh, you know, private company, if they want to listen to people in the government, they want to make those decisions. That's up to them. Well, one, the government can't be telling them what we as individuals, right? Can publish or not publish. So
Tucker Carlson: FBI Dramatically Interferred With the 2020 Election
"What Tucker Carlson has to say about that. Cut 7. Turns out the FBI dramatically interfered with the 2020 presidential election. Dramatically, unequivocally, this was election interference by the country's biggest law enforcement agency says Mark Zuckerberg remarkable. Yeah, it is remarkable because the FBI is now on the record. And by the way, the FBI admits they did all of this. They're just saying that they were just, it was a cautionary warning. Well, that's a load of hooey. Clearly, the FBI meddled in the 2020 presidential election. And we know that because they did it in the 2016 presidential election with the fake Russian dossier. But this is a profound moment in American history, ladies and gentlemen, because a new survey out nearly 80% of Americans say had the Hunter Biden had they known about the Hunter Biden laptop story, it would have impacted their vote in the presidential election. And other words, the FBI knew exactly what they were doing, everybody. They knew it. They knew that we would buy this hook line and sinker. And now the FBI, with the raid on Mar-a-Lago, is trying to meddle in the 2024 presidential election. The FBI is now a rogue government agency. And they do not have the best interest of the American people or law enforcement. Front and center.
"zuckerberg" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing
"From the start of the pandemic facebook and it's ceo. Mark zuckerberg have talked publicly. About how seriously they take this crisis. Here's what zuckerberg told cnn back. In april twenty twenty. So i think one of the most important functions that facebook and our acts can do right now is help. Connect people with authoritative health information and experts at the same time to limit the spread of misinformation. But despite that goal facebook has struggled to address foles health information on its platforms. That's continued throughout the rollout of cova vaccines and they became so widespread that well. Here's how president biden described the misinformation back in july.
"zuckerberg" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
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