Who’s behind the tsunami of social media and blog censorship?

From Art Moore, “Memo Reveals Soros-Funded Social-Media Censorship Plan,” WND, August 20, 2018:

The recent wave of censorship of conservative voices on the internet by tech giants Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Apple mirrors a plan concocted by a coalition of George Soros-funded, progressive groups to take back power in Washington from President Trump’s administration.

confidential, 49-page memo for defeating Trump by working with the major social-media platforms to eliminate “right wing propaganda and fake news” was presented in January 2017  by Media Matters founder David Brock at a retreat in Florida with about 100 donors, the Washington Free Beacon reported at the time.

On Monday, the Gateway Pundit blog noted the memo’s relationship with recent moves by Silicon Valley tech giants to “shadow ban” conservative political candidates and pundits and remove content.

The Free Beacon obtained a copy of the memo, “Democracy Matters: Strategic Plan for Action,” by attending the retreat.

The memo spells out a four-year agenda that deployed Media Matters along with American Bridge, Shareblue and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) to attack Trump and Republicans.

The strategies are impeachment, expanding Media Matters’ mission to combat “government misinformation,” ensuring Democratic control of the Senate in the 2018 midterm elections, filing lawsuits against the Trump administration, monetizing political advocacy, using a “digital attacker” to delegitimize Trump’s presidency and damage Republicans, and partnering with Facebook to combat “fake news.”

Quashing ‘fake news’ with ‘mathematical precision’

The Free Beacon in its January 2017 story said Brock sought to raise $40 million in 2017 for his organizations.

The document claims Media Matters and far-left groups have “access to raw data from Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites” so they can “systemically monitor and analyze this unfiltered data.”

“The earlier we can identify a fake news story, the more effectively we can quash it,” the memo states. “With this new technology at our fingertips, researchers monitoring news in real time will be able to identify the origins of a lie with mathematical precision, creating an early warning system for fake news and disinformation.”

Media Matters met with Facebook, which boasts some 2 billion members worldwide, to discuss how to crack down on fake news, according to the memo.

The social media giant was provided with “a detailed map of the constellation of right-wing Facebook pages that had been the biggest purveyors of fake news.”

Brock’s memo also says Media Matters gave Google “the information necessary to identify 40 of the worst fake new sites” so they could be banned from Google’s advertising network.

The Gateway Pundit pointed out that in 2016, Google carried out that plan on the Gateway Pundit blog and other conservative sites, including Breitbart, the Drudge Report, Infowars, Zero Hedge and Conservative Treehouse.

Facebook, meanwhile has changed its newsfeed algorithm, ostensibly to combat “fake news,” causing a precipitous decline in traffic for many conservative sites.

President Donald Trump himself was affected, with his engagement on Facebook dropping by 45 percent.

A study in June by Gateway Pundit found Facebook had eliminated 93 percent of the traffic of top conservative news outlets.

Western Journal, in its own study, found that while left-wing publishers saw a roughly 2 percent increase in web traffic from Facebook following the algorithm changes, conservative sites saw a loss of traffic averaging around 14 percent.

‘Totalitarian impulse’ of the left

President Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, charged last week the giants of Silicon Valley are stifling free speech, particularly conservative speech, manifesting the “inherent totalitarian impulse” of the left….

On Aug. 6,  WND reported, Facebook, YouTube and Apple banned commentator Alex Jones and his Infowars website within hours of each other.

Last month, WND reported moderate Muslims and counter-terrorist activists were increasingly being restricted by Silicon Valley, while terrorist content remains on social-media platforms, according to researchers.

Trump campaign chief Parscale said last week the banning of Jones “will inevitably lead to the silencing of those with far less controversial opinions.”

“What we are seeing in Big Tech is the inherent totalitarian impulse of the Left come into full focus,” Parscale said.

Indeed, what followed the censorship of Alex Jones and InfoWars is WordPress’ take-down of blogs, including Fellowship of the Minds.

We are the proverbial “canaries in the coal mines” — early warnings of even worse to come.

First they came for Dr. James Tracy, and I did not speak out because I was not James Tracy.

Then they came for Alex Jones and InfoWars, and I did not speak out because I was not Alex Jones.

Then they came for Fellowship of the Minds, American Everyman, Chemtrails Planet, Cinderella’s Broom, Dutchsinse’s blog, Saboteur365, To Be Free, and others. I did not speak out because I was not one of them.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Time to wake up, Americans, before they come for you.

H/t MCA and Robert R.

~Eowyn

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DCG
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Words cannot express how much I despise the evil Soros…

 
Carl R Hassell
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Carl R Hassell

Ultimately I think its social/cultural Marxists, and a blend of atheists, hysterical lefties and vacuous nihilists. Not to mention a hefty sprinkling of the chosen tribe. Everywhere, the full force of evilness is running rampant in the world, on so many levels all around us. Christianity & Western man & women are under attack, These are the last days…

 
Lophatt
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Lophatt

Yes, I totally agree on the culprits. I remember reading of the Brock/Soros plan when it first broke. In a way this is more evidence of what I keep saying. They have already established THEIR rule. The only question is whether or not we will stop it. They are all claiming to be “private” entities and, therefore, not responsible to the public at large. Obongo already established that they are free to lie to us. His whole eight years was one long setup for this. In fact, he’s very much still involved in this seditious anti-government that is controlling the… Read more »

DCG
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Amazon in on it the random banning, too. Bans gun book yet won’t say which guidelines it violated. “Amazon banned the sale of a gun book on Wednesday night for an unexplained violation of the company’s rules. The listing for The Liberator Code Book: An Exercise in Freedom of Speech, which had been available on Amazon since Aug. 1, was removed from Amazon’s website. The web address where the book had previously been listed now redirects to an error page. The web address where a Kindle book titled The Liberator: An .STL File Published as a Book also now redirects… Read more »

Seumas
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Seumas

I also found this not too long ago: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-24/obama-signs-countering-disinformation-and-propaganda-act-law Showing that obomber approved, again through one of those scuzzbag NDAAs, the department of propaganda, and what was it billary said some time back? Oh yeah: yournewswire.com/hillary-clinton-promises-to-shut-down-conspiracy-theory-websites/ Folks do need to wake up and no longer stand for these gestapo tactics, even schools in the rogue valley (formerly humdrum where nothing happens) are turning into places that lock down with the push of a button for “emergencies”, literally, like a bioweapons lab in a sci-fi movie, as I’ve heard recently. If its happening there, then how many other places is it… Read more »

txfella
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txfella

Funy how you never see a David Brock die mysteriously in his hotel room or walking in his neighborhood.

 
SmKay
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SmKay

It is frustrating, seeing how one sided everything is. How many laws are being broken by the left with no consequences. I am happy we still have a place to share our voices after wordpress “felt” we needed to be silenced. Today is a good day to be a deplorable. Thank you for all the hard work to keep us together. You are appreciated!

 
TxanForever
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TxanForever

Too bad either the SS or Gestapo didn’t throw Soros in with the other jews he betrayed during WW2 and sent to the death camps. I’m about Soros’ age and hope I live long enough to see the sorry bastard croak. He’s a sociopath of the worst order and incapable of relating to the misery he’s caused all of his life.
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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Ah, but of course…
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Glenn47
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Glenn47

If the left wasn’t up to no good, they wouldn’t be silencing others. What do they fear? Soros thinks of himself as a God. I would love to live long enough to see him lose every dime. Many countries would love to see his demise.
I think they have forgotten about karma.
Funny that only the right has conspiracy theories.

 
Amy Lewis
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Amy Lewis

I note on American Thinker an article about Facebook now marking conservative content as spam as a means of censoring it. I know where they got the idea, from Disqus, which is the comments format on most conservative news sites, and a leftist backdoor into them for censorship. Disqus did this to me many many times, declaring my posts spam when they were clearly nothing of the sort, and when I began posting that they were doing this they banned me from every site they control comments on. I am very far from alone in this, a great many voices… Read more »

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