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Sneakers

Just sneakin' around....
Honestly, I know the guy is a workaholic, but it seems he's investing a whole lot more time in Twitter than he needs to, and can't help but think his other projects may be suffering.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member

Twitter’s top ranks riddled with ex-FBI employees



Twitter’s top ranks were riddled with ex-FBI agents and executives, stitching the company even closer to the federal agency now under fire for leaning on Twitter to meddle in the 2020 elections.

More than a dozen former feds flocked to the company in the months and years prior to Elon Musk’s purchase of the social network in October.

The Post found FBI influence was considerably more significant than just James Baker, the FBI’s former general counsel who later worked in the same role for Twitter. He was recently fired by Musk for interfering in the billionaire’s efforts to come clean about past transgressions at the company.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Take for example Twitter’s former head of safety Yoel Roth, who has now fled home, a situation that might lead him to sympathize with the “safety” of any number of the conservative judges who have faced relentless organized mob protests. Roth wanted us to know that satire sites such as the Babylon Bee are dangerous. As Roth said in a wide-ranging chat with Kara Swisher, “We have seen from a number of Twitter accounts, including Libs of TikTok, notably, that there are orchestrated campaigns that particularly are singling out a group that is already particularly vulnerable within society.”

After Musk’s takeover and Roth’s departure, new Twitter internal reordering banned a number of accounts associated with child grooming and pedophilia, as well as (purely coincidentally, one is sure) a bunch of Antifa accounts, prompting violence from the group. Why were these accounts active under the content-moderation practice of the earlier group of Twitter officials, including not only Roth but former senior data scientist “Melissa” Ingle? Under the old regime, Twitter banned the mention of the word “groomer”, and restricted prominent users for using it, citing it as a slur against the LGBTQ community.

All this raises questions and hopes about what can be done about bureaucracy in general. If Twitter can efficiently run its core operation and bring back viewpoint neutrality after the majority of the managers are culled, is there something for Republicans to learn and apply to American’s national security bureaucracy? From NATO to the NHS to Twitter, bureaucracy acts the same way, banal and self-serving, zealously protective of its turf, expanding to the detriment and erosion of other organizational components, disdainful of those below and deferential to the powerful, functionally opposed to skepticism, and existing simply to justify its own existence. Twitter is an app that can ban you for writing something silly or cruel. It is important, but perhaps not existential. The American deep state can harass you, create a world where the process itself turns into punishment, or imprison you on absurd charges for life. But until Musk came along both were defined by layer upon layer of bureaucratic management.


 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member

Twitter colluded with Pentagon to run network of fake accounts around the world – including AI-created deep fakes – despite publicly claiming to delete government backed propaganda

  • Twitter worked with the Pentagon to promote a series of fake accounts claiming to be people based in the Middle East
  • The revelation comes from the latest installment in the Twitter Files - the eighth such installment, published this time by San Francisco-based reporter Lee Fang
  • Twitter 'quietly aided the Pentagon's covert online PsyOp campaign,' Fang said, in a time frame spanning at least the years 2017-2020
  • The work was done to bolster 52 accounts tweeting in Arabic, which promoted the U.S. policies in the Middle East
  • Fang said it was done despite Twitter having 'claimed for years that they make concerted efforts to detect' and 'thwart gov-backed platform manipulation'
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member



But apparently, in Rupar’s view, he should have been considered an exception to the rule because he is an “independent journalist” who admittedly relies heavily on Twitter to promote his work. Relatedly, I should point out that a deceptively edited video clip Rupar shared on his Twitter page in March 2021 nearly got a Georgia sheriff’s deputy fired.

What about his livelihood, Aaron? Or did that not matter to you?

In response to Rupar inadvertently admitting that he now knows how conservatives felt in the Dorsey/Roth era of Twitter, where we know that conservatives and other like-minded individuals were routinely flagged, suspended, and or banned for daring to engage in WrongSpeak — and sometimes at the behest of federal intelligence agencies and Democratic lawmakers — some conservatives gave Rupar the John McClane treatment:







 

Kyle

Beloved Misanthrope
Hate Speech Against African Americans Up 10,000% On Twitter

WORLD — Several watchdog groups have sounded the alarm over a concerning rise in hate speech on Twitter since Elon Musk took ownership of the platform. They say African Americans are being particularly targeted, as hate speech against them has risen over 10,000%.

"This is concerning," said researcher Merv Blubshank of the Center for Countering Mean People Being Hateful on the Internet. "Even more concerning is the fact that almost all the violent hate is being directed at one African American man in particular."

Several hateful messages noted by the organization include such as: "Go back to where you came from Elon Musk!", "I hope Elon Musk dies in a fire!" and "ELON MUSK! REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!".

"We're concerned that African Americans will no longer feel safe online," said Blubshank. "This rampant hatred must end!"

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GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
🔥 The Epoch Times ran another revealing story yesterday headlined, “EXCLUSIVE: Internet Sting Operation ‘J6 DELETED’ Exposes How Twitter Manipulated Jan. 6 Narrative In Real Time.”

There are a lot of details, facts, and examples in the story, but the gist is that researchers working with the Epoch Times captured all the tweets related to January 6th while the Capitol protest unfolded, and kept track of which tweets were either promoted by Twitter, or suspended and banned. As you probably guessed, lots of conservative accounts and tweets were suppressed, but wild leftwing conspiracy theories and fake news were boosted.

I’ll give you two egregious examples. The first one includes a series of Tracy Beanz’s tweets starting around 1:30pm on January 6th. Beanz, Editor-in-Chief of UncoverDC, was tweeting that a lot of the masked, hooded people attacking police at the Capitol looked nothing like Trump supporters. Then, at 1:53pm EST, Beanz tweeted, “The Trump crowd HAS NOT reached the capitol yet.”

Twitter immediately deleted Beanz’s tweets and her account was permanently banned. Beanz’s account was just finally reinstated this week.



The next example is President Trump himself. The researchers found that on January 6th, when Trump posted a video message calling for peace and to de-escalate the protest, Twitter disabled the message’s ability to be liked or shared. Then Twitter deleted the video and banned Trump from tweeting anything else for 24 hours. Meanwhile, Twitter was also promoting democrat lawmaker’s tweets criticizing the President for not doing anything to address the protest.

Epoch noted that, according to dictionary.com, fascism is “a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.”



 

Sneakers

Just sneakin' around....
And the J6 committee recommending action against Trump is based on totally incorrect and incomplete information.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member

Republicans’ January 6 Probe Reveals Security Missteps, Finds Sergeant at Arms ‘Succumbed’ to Democrat ‘Political Pressures’


The Republicans’ 141-page report explores at length the security measures taken leading up to the events of January 6, 2021, an issue they say the January 6 committee has “thus far ignored.”

The report serves as a counter document to the select committee’s anticipated behemoth conclusive report, which is expected to come this week after the committee held a final public meeting Monday summarizing its investigation and announcing criminal and ethics referrals.

“Leadership and law enforcement failures within the U.S. Capitol left the complex vulnerable on January 6, 2021,” the GOP report states. “The Democrat-led investigation in the House of Representative, however, has disregarded those institutional failings that exposed the Capitol to violence that day.”
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member

The Principal Problem With Principles



These leftist creeps celebrated us being censored, then Elon censored them, and they screamed about free speech, and some of us supported them.

No.

Stop trying to abide by your principles, unless you want to kill your principles.

You see, the unstated and wrong premise is that if we demonstrate the value of our principles, like free speech, by defending them when the people who want to strip us of our rights suffer the consequences of their destruction of those principles, they will learn. But they won’t.

The lesson they will take away is there is no price for oppressing us, because there is no price for oppressing us.

They have to suffer. And then they have to beg for relief, which includes acknowledging their abuse of the subject principles. And they must demonstrate that they will not undermine those principles again.

Some conservatives lack the moral strength to hurt bad people. Pain teaches those too foolish or too evil to learn through other means, We should not seek to minimize or mitigate the consequences of their actions. If anything, we should amplify their misery. Our goal is to scare them into embracing the correct principles. And if that doesn’t work, at least they suffer.
 

Kyle

Beloved Misanthrope

The Principal Problem With Principles



These leftist creeps celebrated us being censored, then Elon censored them, and they screamed about free speech, and some of us supported them.

No.

Stop trying to abide by your principles, unless you want to kill your principles.

You see, the unstated and wrong premise is that if we demonstrate the value of our principles, like free speech, by defending them when the people who want to strip us of our rights suffer the consequences of their destruction of those principles, they will learn. But they won’t.

The lesson they will take away is there is no price for oppressing us, because there is no price for oppressing us.

They have to suffer. And then they have to beg for relief, which includes acknowledging their abuse of the subject principles. And they must demonstrate that they will not undermine those principles again.

Some conservatives lack the moral strength to hurt bad people. Pain teaches those too foolish or too evil to learn through other means, We should not seek to minimize or mitigate the consequences of their actions. If anything, we should amplify their misery. Our goal is to scare them into embracing the correct principles. And if that doesn’t work, at least they suffer.
:yay:

Use their own weapons against them.
 
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