Social media companies suppressing conservative speech is getting out of hand.
Now someone is fighting back.
And one journalist’s lawsuit could end Big Tech censoring conservatives.
Twitter banned former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson for supposedly spreading “misinformation” about the coronavirus vaccine.
Berenson’s “crime” was posting that the COVID vaccine did not stop transmission of the virus.
In Berenson’s lawsuit, the former New York Times reporter argues that his comments were objectively true.
Berenson also cites California law, which defines common carriers as a platform that “offers to the public to carry persons, property, or messages.”
This argument could prove vital as Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas hinted in an April opinion that Big Tech companies fall under the definition of a common carrier like the phone or mail company, which would limit the ability of Big Tech to censor speech.
Berenson also argued that Twitter acted as an agent of the government to censor his speech, citing Twitter banning Berenson shortly after Joe Biden called on Big Tech companies to censor “misinformation” about the coronavirus.
“The extraordinarily close nexus between the July 2021 statements by senior executive branch officials—including President Biden himself—calling for censorship by such companies and Twitter’s corresponding immediate actions against Mr. Berenson,” the lawsuit added.
There is already established case law that the government cannot pressure private companies to carry out actions that would be unconstitutional if the government performed them.
That argument – as well as the common carrier contention – lays out two legal paths for Berenson to argue his case and potentially find a receptive audience at the Supreme Court.
Conservatives waited for years for a manner in which to secure legal recourse to Big Tech’s ideologically motivated censorship.
Thanks to Berenson’s lawsuit and Big Tech’s overreach, they may have finally found a silver bullet.
Pants on Fire News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.
Conservatives score a major win after the thought police made this outrageous move
Corporate-controlled media bigwigs thought they could shut down the free press.
Then they got exactly what they had coming.
Now conservatives have scored a major win after the thought police made one outrageous move.
There was a time when American news outlets at every level at least maintained a façade of neutrality.
But that ship has sailed.
And the morning after Donald Trump was elected in 2016, the leftist press not only started to show its colors, it became downright militant.
Since then, alternative news sources have been popping up only to have corporate-controlled media team up with Big Tech to silence them.
But recently, Twitter went too far and came under all kinds of fire after they decided to absolutely shut down all links leading to new stories from the Epoch Times.
When Twitter users clicked one of the publication’s links they received this error: “The link you are trying to access has been identified by Twitter or our partners as being potentially spammy or unsafe.”
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) quickly called out Twitter for its “outrageous act of censorship.”
Meanwhile, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) reminded everyone what was going on the last time the corporate-controlled media decided to bury the real news.
“Twitter is censoring @EpochTimes under the guise of ‘unsafe’ speech,” Senator Johnson wrote. “Remember what happened the last time corporate media and big tech tried to censor my investigation on Hunter Biden corruption? The truth always prevails.”
Cardiologist Dr. Peter McCullough then piled on with his own two cents.
“Twitter hemorrhaging evidence of CDC collusion, malfeasance, and suppression of free speech is found to be censoring leading news outlet Epoch Times,” Dr. McCullough added. “As more censorship happens audiences are further drawn to those sources of information for the truth. Keep it up Twitter!”
It’s possible Twitter executives finally figured out that McCullough’s opinion was spot on.
Less than a week after they completely shut down all Epoch Times content, the social media giant suddenly let up, with links seemingly working again as if a switch was magically flipped.
The sheer arrogance of the social media platform is truly stunning, but one thing is for sure – Twitter can’t afford to lose a single legitimate user.
For all its bravado, the company is apparently a mere shell of what it has presented itself to the world as.
In fact, Elon Musk recently backed out of a deal to purchase the company after Twitter refused to provide the relevant information and access needed to verify that 95% of all active Twitter accounts are actual, real humans, as Twitter has contended in order to rake in advertising dollars and keep their sinking stock price afloat.
What nobody is talking about, though, is the fact that if corporate-controlled media companies want to stay in business, they need to start taking a few pointers from new, thriving alternative media sources.
After all, few people want to spend their free time watching “news” organizations that have clearly morphed into propaganda machines.
Pants on Fire News will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.
You won’t believe what The View wants to do to Tucker Carlson and Tulsi Gabbard
The war in Ukraine has sparked a global crisis with many devastating consequences.
Worse yet, the war propaganda coming from the so-called “mainstream” media is appalling.
And you won’t believe what The View wants to do to Tucker Carlson and Tulsi Gabbard.
The Democrat Media Complex and the warmongers of both parties are itching for escalation in the war in Ukraine.
On the Left, Congressman Eric Swalwell floated the idea of expelling Russian students from the country.
Neoconservatives on the Right like Adam Kinzinger – whose Congressional district was gerrymandered out of existence by Illinois Democrats – wants a no-fly zone over Ukraine, and Senator Lindsey Graham called for someone in the Russian government to assassinate Vladimir Putin.
People who are calling for peace and don’t want to see brinkmanship with a nuclear power, and people who are pushing back against dangerous war propaganda have been labeled “collaborators,” and even “traitors.”
Such is the case with Fox News host Tucker Carlson and former Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.
That’s why the harpies on The View want Carlson and Gabbard investigated and arrested by the Department of Justice.
So-called “Republican” Ana Navarro, who hasn’t espoused a real conservative opinion in a decade, argued, “I think DOJ (Department of Justice) in the same way it is setting up a task force to investigate oligarchs, should look into people who are Russian propagandists and shilling for Putin.”
The establishment is so hot for war, combating propaganda and resisting American involvement is somehow tantamount to “shilling for Putin.”
Whoopi Goldberg got in on the act and said, “They used to arrest people for doing stuff like this. If they thought you were colluding with a Russian agent. If they thought you were putting out information or taking information and handing over to Russia. They used to actually investigate stuff like this.”
This is so deranged. The View calling for Tucker and Tulsi to be investigated by DOJ and suggest prison. pic.twitter.com/t96QRUVKrb
— Watchdog (@LibWatchdog) March 14, 2022
Goldberg’s statement is mind-blowing considering she was highly critical of the Hollywood blacklist of the past.
There were communists in the State Department, media, entertainment, and academia that were actually collaborating with the Soviet Union, and the Left believed the McCarthy Era was the worst thing that ever happened in America.
It’s impossible to oppose McCarthyism and call for Carlson and Gabbard to be investigated and arrested.
There is no way that the panelists of The View would have been on board with arresting people who opposed the Vietnam War.
Carlson, who has the top rated show in cable news, is probably the strongest anti-war voice on television.
And Gabbard, a former Army reserve officer, became persona non grata for her anti-war positions.
The ladies of The View and the Left more broadly are exposing themselves to be authoritarians.
Big Tech is trying to censor one undeniable truth about the COVID vaccine
Social media censorship is out of control.
Ever since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Big Tech began banning users for posting true information.
And now Big Tech is trying to censor one undeniable truth about the COVID vaccine.
According to a new policy implemented by Twitter, the social media platform can now impose penalties up to a permanent suspension for posting that a vaccinated individual can spread COVID.
“When Tweets include misleading information about Covid-19, we may place a label on those tweets that includes corrective information about that claim,” Twitter’s policy reads. “We may apply labels to Tweets that contain, for example . . . false or misleading claims that people who have received the vaccine can spread or shed the virus (or symptoms, or immunity) to unvaccinated people.”
At the start of the pandemic, social media platforms banned users for posting that the virus likely escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China.
Now Twitter is threatening to ban anyone for posting truthful information about vaccinated individuals still being able to spread COVID.
Twitter’s new policy runs contrary to Centers for Disease Control guidelines that state that “risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection in fully vaccinated people cannot be completely eliminated as long as there is continued community transmission of the virus.”
In addition, Nature.com reported on a study published in October, which showed that fully vaccinated individuals possessed a lower risk of spreading COVID, but that spread was still possible and the vaccine’s protection against spread waned over time.
“The authors found that although the vaccines did offer some protection against infection and onward transmission, Delta dampened that effect. A person who was fully vaccinated and then had a ‘breakthrough’ Delta infection was almost twice as likely to pass on the virus as someone who was infected with Alpha. And that was on top of the higher risk of having a breakthrough infection caused by Delta than one caused by Alpha,” Nature.com reported.
One reason so many people do not trust either the vaccines or the authorities promising the vaccines are safe and effective is because no one allows an honest discussion of the vaccines.
Any hint that the vaccines may not be 100% perfect is labeled as misinformation, a conspiracy theory or “anti-vaxx.”
But Twitter censoring people for posting an honest fact that vaccinated people – while at lower risk – can still spread the coronavirus leaves people with the impression that elite institutions have something to hide.
Pants on Fire News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.
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