Big Tech and The Media

Elon Musk's overturning of woke censorship is a wonderful thing. Against all these unhinged demands to keep Trump banned - forever, one presumes - we should remind people of just how undemocratic and outright imperious Silicon Valley's banning of Trump was in the first place. It was the most sinister act of social-media censorship to date. And...

Censorship

10/31/2022

It is usually the biggest proponents of censorship who lie the most. They are the ones who said that Covid-19 didn't come from a lab, that Hunter Biden's laptop was Russian disinformation, that Vladimir Putin rigged the 2016 election, that Donald Trump was an agent of the Kremlin, that inflation was transitory, that our border is secure, that men...

The most striking thing about Musk and Twitter is the demented reaction to it. Musk himself is not going to singlehandedly restore the hard fought-for liberty to utter. It will take more than online ventures by a contrarian billionaire to turn back the tide of censorship, cancellation and social shaming for wrong-think that have become such a key...

It's not just "fake news" that plagues us. It's sold-out, skewed "news" that serves corporate and global special interests, not the truth. It's lazy, soulless, dumbed-down opinion writing from hacks who care nothing about the craft. It's shady influence operations masquerading as "journalism." It's information-suppression disguised as...

For years, the MSM has stretched the boundaries of credibility to make the absurd fit the narrative. They've been caught telling us falsehoods that were obvious falsehoods. They created a narrative bubble, which is now bursting. Six out of ten Americans know they've been lying to us. They're now seen as the propaganda ministry of the Left and the...

PayPal's Acceptable Use Policy update originally said users would be subject to penalties of $2,500 per violation. The since-deleted policy sought to prevent people from sending content that PayPal decided was objectionable, promoted misinformation or was otherwise unfit for publication, among other things.

To be sure, many people will gladly accept their new chains. They will hand back their internet freedoms and free speech for as little as a shiny new phone and promise never again to question what they're told. Yet hundreds of millions - if not billions - of people have learned to think more independently than ever before these last...

PayPal on Oct. 8 sent out an update to its terms of use, or acceptable use policy (AUP), that included a shocking addition. It reserved the right to confiscate $2,500 from people's accounts if they spread "misinformation." It was a clear announcement of what many already suspected: PayPal has enlisted in the information war. Potests all over the...

Think of all the institutions that have marched in lockstep during the dramatic decline in civilization over three years. It's been media, Big Tech, large corporations, academia, the medical industry, central banks, and government at all levels. They have all been in on the lie. They sat by and said nothing or even cheered as governments utterly...

Oriana Fallaci, barefoot and covered in garb from head to toe, proceeds to challenge every Khomeini lie, confronting him on his fascistic tactics and murders, challenging the Iranian regime's insistence that she wear religious garb - a "stupid, medieval rag," before throwing it off. It is impossible for me to imagine any reporter showing the skills...