President Trump Signs Executive Order – Directing Efforts to Prevent On-Line Censorship – Video and XO

This afternoon President Trump held a press availability in the oval office answering questions from the media as he signed an executive order [Available Here] directing the prevention of on-line censorship in social media platforms.

The president was joined by Attorney General Bill Barr, and both leaders delivered remarks and answered questions from the media. [Video Below, Transcript to Follow]

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[Read Executive Order Here] – In the periphery of this executive action there are indications, and a widespread expectation, the DOJ is close to filing an antitrust lawsuit against Google Inc and their affiliated companies. There is a strong possibility the controlling ideology of ‘big tech’ is about to merge with legal action by the DOJ.

The DOJ action has not yet happened, but there are signals it is very close. There have been visible signals, subtle but visible, that the DOJ was/is about to move on a massive (the biggest in history) antitrust lawsuit against Google and all affiliates.

The issue will not necessarily surface as most would think; via a bias based on conservative -vs- leftist ideology in content manipulation; though those underlying aspects are a part of the larger underpinning we will soon see surface.

Antitrust lawsuits, writ large, are based on “prices”, “costs”, and net “financial” distortions caused by corporations not competing based on open commerce. “Antitrust” in it’s structural form is based on costs and the manipulation of prices.  Essentially, controlled commerce.

In the digital sphere the targeted firms have not opened themselves to liability based on ideology; but rather Google, all subsidiaries and alliances, have opened themselves to antitrust violations through the manipulation and control of financial benefit.

Demonitization of digital platform content providers, in combination with Google’s control of almost all ad revenue in the digital space, is what has opened the door for DOJ intervention based on antitrust laws.

This happens because the content being generated on these controlled platforms is being arbitrarily valued by the media company, not the free market. Devaluing certain content they are ideologically opposed to creates consumer distortions.

Underpinning that revenue control is the ideological nature of the content provider. However, for the purpose of antitrust lawsuits, that motive is irrelevant.

The methods, practices and purposeful control of value; through collusion of corporate interest specific to a planned and organized effort to control monetary benefit; is the part of their activity that is quantifiable, discoverable, easily provable, and ultimately unlawful.

The financial distortion of internet commerce is the crack in the Big Tech stranglehold that affords the DOJ the opportunity to step in.  Google (and all subsidiaries) will lose on the substance of their defense because ultimately their business practice has resulted in, and arguably they have engaged in, price fixing.

It will take time, but eventually they will settle; and there will likely be a massive financial settlement in addition to a negotiated Consent Decree. Within the CD terms, we may even see a break-up.

The antitrust action is only tangentially related to the current POTUS confrontation with Twitter and big tech social media based on ideological lines. However, it is easy to see how the two issues will merge.  The monetary distortions are based on ideology.

As soon as the DOJ takes action Silicon Valley will hold an even larger self-interest in the 2020 election outcome; and they will respond accordingly.

This is definitely worth watching…

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259 Responses to President Trump Signs Executive Order – Directing Efforts to Prevent On-Line Censorship – Video and XO

  1. Beauregard says:

    let free speech rain down like a monsoon!

    Liked by 8 people

    • zorrorides says:

      American Thinker has good writers. I remember a Treeper once posted, “A T just published my commentary, see -Here-!”

      Only a Very Stable Genius could be working a plan now that will prevent Voter Fraud in the states and counties come November 2020.

      Please Mr Trump, make a way! It’s okay with me to go full purple-finger matched with a full purple fingerprint on each physical paper ballot, and nothing but paper ballots.

      Liked by 14 people

      • Den says:

        One check was a decision by the SC to only allow ballots submitted and received by election day. So nor post dated post mark ballots showing up after election will be accepted. This is a typical Dem ploy to submit, ballots after the fact to make up for shortfalls.

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    • cheryl says:

      I’m curious if people here actually vote in a booth now. Ours are paper ballots and you take them to slightly partitioned areas, mark them, and then put them in a machine. Are booths still around?

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      • Laure says:

        Yes…in NJ…old machines…

        Liked by 2 people

      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “Ours are paper ballots and you take them to slightly partitioned areas, mark them, and then put them in a machine.”

        I am in WNY/Buffalo and we vote like that. We have to give our name to look up the registration, no ID required.
        Then we sign next to a photocopy of our signature from the last election we voted in before we receive our machine ballot to fill out.

        Machine tallies electronically, but there is a paper backup.
        I took computer programming when I went back to school in 2000-2003 after an injury.
        I would never trust a purely electronic voting system.

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        • steph_gray says:

          At least you sign! At my blueMA poll all I do is give my street address. It’s pathetic.

          Massachusetts has been corrupt forever, of course.

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    • Reserved55 says:

      Liked by 20 people

      • icthematrix says:

        We need lots of these examples highlighted for the mindless. Many hear “vote by mail” and it sounds so logical, so simple.

        Liked by 5 people

        • The example above is not a problem caused by VBM. That’s a failure to update voter rolls. It has nothing to do with voting methods. It happens in places that don’t have vote-by-mail too. Eligible voters get turned away from their rightful polling station because the rolls haven’t been updated.

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          • Parker Longbaugh says:

            Why would you believe those in charge of voter rolls can be trusted with mail in ballots when they lack the motivation to do basic record keeping?
            Incompetence and sloth breeds corruption.
            Corruption thrives when simple record keeping tasks are brushed aside and claimed to be quality stewardship.

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          • James Carpenter aka "Felix" says:

            “Eligible voters get turned away from their rightful polling station because the rolls haven’t been updated.”

            AND ineligible voters (or voters who have moved) are exposed and exposing us to franchise fraud.

            Before retirement, I was often on the road, emergency service might have placed me well beyond my designated precinct for paper-ballot-vote-in person on election day. So, I opted for mail-in ballots. Little did I realize the potential disenfranchisement I was subjecting myself (and everyone else) to.
            We tend to project (as do all people) our own motivations, our own senses of value.
            But the sad truth is being thrown in our face at an increasing tempo.
            The truth?
            There are a LOT of people who are quite comfortable with cheating, lying, doing “whatever it takes” because the “ends justify the means”.
            Evil is upon us. And it is triumphantly insistent.
            Let’s hang together.
            Lest we hang separately. Riding to our doom in a modern-day cattle car.

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            • steph_gray says:

              It’s a fault line that runs through the DementoRats all the way to individual voters.

              In 2014 when Buddy Cianci was running in RI again after having been in prison for bribery and corruption, a co-worker who lived down there told me she was still voting for hin because she liked him. She didn’t care that he was an obvious criminal. It only mattered that he was a Dim.

              Have not seen her for many years but I would not for a moment be surprised if she stole a ballot or ballots just to vote against Orange Man Bad.

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    • Magabear says:

      Best part of that article was right at the end. The mail in votes can’t be counted until election day, so any TDS voter could mail in a ballot and vote in person, which puts one hell of a burden on even the most honest poll worker to catch the double voting fraud that will go on.

      I’d love to see a Supreme Court decision invalidate mail in voting in all forms except for military overseas voting and absentee ballots.

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  2. FofBW says:

    PT is saying to Social Media, Bring it on!!!

    This will energize the base big time

    Liked by 11 people

    • FrankieZee says:

      Always making the moves just at the right time. Next comes taking care of all the cheating done on election day.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Thinker says:

      Watched a great segment of the Bongino podcast today and was very enlightened. First off, he is good. He made the distinction between a platform (Facebook, Instsgram, Twitter) that allow participants to post their comments without censorship and a publisher. Twitter, by “fact-checking” the Trump tweets, was now acting like a “publisher.” A publisher has the right to publish what it wants. But here is the real kicker. A publisher can get sued big time for libel if publishes something knowingly incorrect. By saying Trump’s tweets about mail in voter fraud not being a valid concern, Twitter said Trump was wrong when there is tons of evidence that he is correct. It is about to get interesting!!

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      • the5thranchhand says:

        Thinker, that is very interesting information to know/understand. Thank you for your informative post.

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      • steph_gray says:

        Yes – It appears there will be several avenues of attack against the social media fraudsters.

        Antitrust that sundance describes in his article is huge. But I suspect that may take longer than simply revoking the public platform status of several of the giants and opening them to lawsuits?

        I would recommend the latter as the appetizer and antitrust as the feast.

        Oh and PDJT can then join parler and quit Twitter as dessert after all the dust settles – depriving them of a huge chunk of $$.

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  3. evergreen says:

    Good move.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. helmhood says:

    I’ve been waiting eagerly to see a move like this. Google’s home page is nothing but a propaganda outlet for the progressive agenda. These platforms have grossly exceeded their intended purpose.

    As far as the 2020 election, here’s a modest prediction: Joe Biden will not concede or face his supporters on the night of November 3. Not because he’s lying in a drunken, drug-induced stupor like Bill Clinton’s wife was when she lost, but simply because it will be way past his bed time.

    Liked by 12 people

  5. MVW says:

    All the Media Monopolies need to be broken up, especially Reuters and AP who are not separate but owned by the same group.

    Liked by 11 people

    • steph_gray says:

      I’d also like to see investigation into Chinese ownership (several times removed?) or hidden investment by them, or in them, connected to American media.

      China’s got its fat fingers in our media pie, the way it has in our essential drugs and technology.

      Not limited to the Dims either. I always wondered what the motivation for that giant Orange Man Bad edition of National Review was. Is there some money to be followed there too?

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  6. TwoLaine says:

    Who is wearing the oversized dunce hat at the far end of the table?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Trygve says:

      LOL! That would be whomever is seated between The Zuck and Dick Costello (Twitter CEO), I guess. (I’m actually curious who sits there, half hidden)

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Harvey Lipschitz says:

    The howling like squeeling pigs will break eardrums.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Our President is so smart it is unbelievable! No wonder the politicians want him out of DC. He makes them all look as stupid as they are.

    Liked by 17 people

  9. Nordic Breed says:

    It’s about time. I’m surprised that Google et al. didn’t see how what we Deplorables can see so plainly: they have been violating Anti-trust laws for years and denying platform users their need to make a living. This continual doubling down on evil by these criminals will not end well for them, and it will ultimately disrupt their control of pollitics and the Demonrat party. I can’t wait to see the outcome of this confrontation. God bless our disruptor in chief, PDJT!

    Liked by 17 people

    • FreyFelipe says:

      PDJT, the bane of all who would make war on Freedom of Speech.

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    • evergreen says:

      I foresee a deconstruction of search engine algorithms for detection of bias. Ditto email and IM discovery to find those moments of clarity when Exec A plainly admits to felonious or fraudulent activity to Exec B.

      Maybe there will be some criminal complaints arising from this. The law is a powerful tool. Turnabout in the service of Good would be most welcome right now.

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  10. FreyFelipe says:

    “There is a strong possibility the controlling ideology of ‘big tech’ is about to merge with legal action by the DOJ.”

    I’m glad you put quotes around ‘big tech’ as they are really better described as BIG GOEBBELS.

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  11. citizen817 says:

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  12. Mary Ann says:

    When Twitter starts fact checking POTUS there is a problem..
    You can dislike someone without disrespecting their position..
    We are not brainless adults, we can do our own research, like free thinkers do..

    Liked by 18 people

    • USTerminator says:

      Social media digs their own graves and keep digging. With this rule changes, social media will be rained down with merited and unmerited lawsuits. Deep pocket and being hated, people will try to bankrupt them. I always wonder that specific event that marked monopoly power company to become irrelevant. PC dethroned IBM and crowned Microsoft as King of technology. Google internet domination dethroned Microsoft, Apple smartphone obsoleted Nokia, Independent Digital publishers drove newspapers out of business, Streaming video broke DVD business models…. This regulation will tie down the social media monopolies such as Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Google…. the way Microsoft monopoly handcuffed innovation that allowed Google displaces as tech powerhouse.

      Rather than regulates them, I would prefer to break them up into several Baby Twitters, Baby Facebooks, Baby Googles, Baby Youtubes own the same IP but compete with one another for customer bases. Similar to Baby Bells from AT&T. They are all working seamlessly with one another while serves different customers differently. If Twitter A censors then you can sign up with Twitter B using the same account profile and identical service as Twitter A without censors. Let the competition begins and the best customer service wins.

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    • hawkins6 says:

      Succinct and accurate Mary Ann.
      I would have needed at least 2 paragraphs which is 1 reason I’m not on Twitter.

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  13. jmilamdeal says:

    This will be very interesting! There are many who have had their YouTube accounts shut down & demonetized and they lost their means of making a good bunch of money that they probably had relied on to live. Google has made themselves the control of who does and who doesn’t make money there, instead of relying on the public to control the funds by popularity,

    Liked by 14 people

    • Robert Smith says:

      Nasim Aghdam. All she wanted to do was to make her own little strange corner of internet.

      Google unpersoned her and she ceased to exist. So she shot up Google before she checked out.

      Liked by 1 person

    • hocuspocus13 says:

      e-commerce sites also such as

      Mercari
      Poshmark

      Close out your account with no justification which leaves you with loss of income

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    • hawkins6 says:

      Excellent point jmilamdeal.

      It’s infuriating the power and influence these social media giants have accumulated and abused for political reasons. Both parties allowed it to happen but hopefully circumstances are about to change thanks to POTUS and A/G Barr. Better late than never.

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  14. Somebody's Gramma says:

    Finally!!!! I love this President.
    As someone who cut her teeth in Silicon Valley, I can tell you it is a shadow of its former self integrity-wise. It was a land of promise, entrepreneurship, the sky is the limit, and anyone could make it. Greed and corruption slowly took root and the Liberals flooded the companies as the old guard retired. The “old guard”, believe it or not, had a work ethic you wouldn’t believe, much like Trump has. It was mostly about how hard you worked, how creatively you solved problems, and what you could do – NOT what color or gender or race you were. Sorry to crash any Liberal fantasies that the “old guard” were all old white men. Oh contraire. Our management teams were many different types of people from all over the world who wanted to make the next great piece of technology. We all worked together, respectfully, diligently. Now, Silicon Valley has a besmirched image – they kowtow to “gender issues” and “socialism” as more important than work ethic and integrity. I’m glad to see them get a face full of humble pie. I hope Google, Fakebook, Twitter, and a whole list of Alphabet companies get broken up into a million tiny pieces since they destroyed what could have been a beautiful thing.
    .02
    P.S. I have no idea what happened to Bill Gates – maybe wealth ruins some people. We used to admire him. Now, he’s just a billionaire vaccine and poison pusher.

    Liked by 11 people

    • nats1mom says:

      “…no idea what happened to Bill Gates…”: China, China. What happened in Silicon Valley? China, China! They sold their souls to the CCP. Do your research.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “Do your research.”

        There are only 24 hours in a day and most people that would like to stay informed cannot devote the time to “research” every single thing that interests us, or what we wish to keep abreast of in current events.

        That is why we share here at CTH.

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    • steph_gray says:

      My career in high tech also started in the mid-1980’s in a tiny desktop publishing company in my family. We had a Macintosh product and I set out to write “the manual” based on the (absolutely elegant) existing Macintosh manuals of the time. I wrote three such before I found out there was an industry name (technical documentation) for what I was doing.

      It was easy then to forge an instant career in ways like that.

      And yes, everybody worked long hours for the love of it, absolutely driven to deliver the best work we could. We were blessed to live that way for a time.

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  15. This is a win for freedom of speech. This makes it open season on social media companies by way of lawsuits. Any new startup companies will have to put emphasis on on freedom of speech if they want to succeed. A win for freedom.

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  16. Conservative_302 says:

    Don’t tread on me! MAGA!

    Liked by 1 person

  17. TonyE says:

    Google is indeed a monopoly, vertical and horizontal. A scary monolopy.

    They bought HP divisions (hardware), Android (software), force you to have a gmail account just to get Android to work, control the official “Android Store”, control the search engine and the reporting of the search engine. The even don’t have a proper name, they’ve gone Prince on us.

    Anyone of those elements is an full blown enterprise unto itself. Put together they are a frightening conglomerate. Far worse than we have ever seen. It might have helped as they grew, but now they have exceeded their healthy size. Think Standard Oil and Ma Bell.

    Twitter will be handled likely by treating them as a “publisher”… FB seems to be being very, very careful but Google is the traditional monopoly. I figure their search engine, Alpha, will be a very profitable company by itself, Android second, the rest will be good places, but their “search reporting” will likely get hit as a “publisher” too.

    Next will be Twitter… and Microsoft will likely run into issues because they are only “renting” Microsoft Office.

    I wouldn’t want to be in Apple’s shoes either.

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    • VoteAllIncumbantsOut says:

      Our AZ Attorney General has filed suit against Google, this is what fighting back looks like.

      https://www.azag.gov/press-release/attorney-general-mark-brnovich-files-lawsuit-against-google-over-deceptive-and-unfair

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    • Sassy says:

      And by coopting “big tech” into the Democrat Party, the left can impose their agenda on the rest of the country without having to use the levers of government, because they know the people won’t vote for their totalitarian ideas. They can impose their agenda by making it impossible for anyone to participate in society, in commerce, in virtually anything, by giving private companies permission to, for example, require facemasks; or require the downloading and use of a tracking/contact tracing app in order to eat at a restaurant or buy a plane or train ticket; or by censoring speech that may benefit their political opponents. These are private companies and can do as they wish, they will argue. Instead of violating our constitutional rights through unconstitutional laws, rules, or policies that may be overturned in courts, they’ll just get “big private tech” to do it by other means.

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      • zurizara1 says:

        Big tech determined they could buy Dems in Congress easier than Repubs, (Not that the Rinos aren’t for sale also. Example Mike Lee).

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  18. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Out of control Big Tech has been given an ultimatum:

    Stop censoring conservatives or lose lawsuit immunity privileges!

    Liked by 2 people

    • FreyFelipe says:

      I thought the executive order did take away their lawsuit immunity privileges.

      Did I get too exited?

      Liked by 2 people

      • cheryl says:

        Wasn’t that something that Gaetz was working on? I remember that too but can’t quite put my finger on where I heard it.

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      • DonaldsonLJ says:

        Well, you maybe just a little ahead in terms of outright glee at this EO but first the DOJ is going to shear off some of the income sources for these companies, which are outright monopolies, dominating all or almost all of the market for its products ie there is no free market competition. Forcing a restructuring like this is very painful and distracting for the businesses involved. This is a big battle, with more than one strategy involved but it is a great start.

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  19. scrap1ron says:

    “If you weren’t fake news I’d give up my twitter account in a heart beat.”

    That’s going to leave a mark.

    Liked by 12 people

  20. VoteAllIncumbantsOut says:

    Called it yesterday so m patting myself on the back. 😁😁
    President Trump doesn’t need to shut down Twitter, all he needs to announce is he’s moving to “Parlor” which as I understand is going to grow more and more, then, he will have destroyed Twitter!

    Problem is Parlor only has about 3 million but it would only take a few words from POTUS and BOOM Parlor explodes and Twitter dies. What a short trade that will be.

    Liked by 2 people

    • cjzak says:

      I thought GAB was the next Twitter? There should be something else people gravitate to. If PT left Twitter people would definitely follow him especially now before the election. I’d love to see Twitter lose as much traffic as possible. Arrogant and needs to be put in it’s place.

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    • Just to be exact for those of you who are looking to go to another social platform. The correct name is Parler (which is French for “to speak”) and the French word is pronounced Par-Lay. I hear Dan Bongino pronounce it like “parlor”. It is unfortunate that the founders of this company picked a name that is confusing.

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    • amjean says:

      Perhaps an initial solution would be for President Trump to post the same
      content on both sites.

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Shyster says:

    It’s about time…KAG!

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Tl Howard says:

    “As soon as the DOJ takes action Silicon Valley will hold an even larger self-interest in the 2020 election outcome; and they will respond accordingly.”

    What will POTUS’ response be to theirs? We know he always has a PLAN!

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  23. alliwantissomethruth says:

    It’s so appalling we allow a couple of “woke” bearded girly “men” and other assorted skinny dorks to control speech on the internet

    And as usual, the government gives them the power and then does nothing when they abuse it, until Trump that is

    Screw these dweeb tyrants. They should lose everything

    Liked by 4 people

  24. vikingmom says:

    It feels like nothing happened for three years and we were all losing hope… And now it is all happening so fast, we can’t keep up!

    Liked by 7 people

    • steph_gray says:

      Not meant as a knock, vikingmom, but I have never lost all hope – perhaps a little in some areas, as in the hope for swift prosecutions.

      But the bottom line is, I wake up every morning in a country where Hillary Clinton is still not the President!

      And I get to love the President we do have – something that has been very rare in my life…

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      • vikingmom says:

        No offense taken – I just meant that a lot of us were feeling discouraged that anything was EVER going to happen but now, all of a sudden, there is so much news it’s hard to stay on top of it!

        And definitely with you on being thankful EVERY DAY that Hillary is NOT in the Oval Office!

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  25. vikingmom says:

    It feels like nothing happened for three years and we were all losing hope… And now it is all happening so fast, we can’t keep up!

    Liked by 7 people

    • Mary Van Deusen says:

      I’ve been wondering if the timing had to do with the election. There must be a way to calculate the reaction to an action and the time it takes for that information to be lost in new information. Trusting Trump, I have to bet he’s timing this as closely as he can to win in Nov, while simultaneously ducking the kitchen sinks they’re going to be throwing at him.

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  26. Todd says:

    How does one contact Brad Prescale??

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  27. slowcobra says:

    Sounds like they want it both ways. They hide behind “we’re a private company”, and think they can get away with censorship. Then their base goes out and sues the bakery that wont make a wedding cake for a gay couple. Yet that bakery is also a private company, but happens to be conservative, so they get sued!

    Again the hypocrisy of the left. Free speech is good only if it agrees with their thinking.

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  28. Magabear says:

    I’m not on social media, but I like that these Ahole lefties just got their twitter handed to them. 😁

    Liked by 4 people

    • TwoLaine says:

      BOOM!

      Liked by 3 people

      • VoteAllIncumbantsOut says:

        Remember when I said that as soon as we overcome this Plandemic, we will move onto the phase trade deal with China and it seems like tomorrow it starts.

        Very possible the markets turn again to test the March 23rd lows.
        Lots of serious stuff happening globally.

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      • Sassy says:

        Curious. Have they ever added links to additional information to “fact check” false, misleading, or otherwise incomplete or out of context tweets by ANY Democrat? How about Obama? Pelosi? Biden? Would they dare to fact check Biden in an election year? NBC on today’s evening news implied that all Twitter was doing is adding facts to Trump’s tweets, as if they are doing a favor for users, so what’s the problem? The biggest problem is they don’t fact check CNN or MSNBC or any Democrat or left-leaning users, do they? How about Maxine Waters and her claims that Trump is to blame for the death in MN? Or Cuomo’s that the federal government made him send COVID19-positive people back into nursing homes? Anybody see that? Didn’t think so.

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    • scrap1ron says:

      Well Sundance, it seems you have the answer to Charlie’s question on how the DOJ can charge google etal on anti-trust violations.

      BOOM indeed.

      Liked by 2 people

      • sundance says:

        I snickered a little bit when I saw Gasperino trying to figure out how antitrust pertains.

        Liked by 9 people

        • zimbalistjunior says:

          havent checked the law in awhile, but from what i remember, the key to an anti trust violation is whether there is damage to the consumer due to a monopoly existing.

          the basic type of damage would be the financial suffering of a price increase by the monopolist. ie Amazon creates a monopoly on book selling, drives out competitors (through price-dumping–selling books at below market prices) and then, once there are no competitors, is free to charge whatever price they wish to charge. Which is pretty much what Amazon has already done in the world of used books.

          similarly, the consumer would suffer if he receives only partial information for the money he spends (either direct payment or indirectly, through advertising). Meaning if google only provides a certain amount of info in their search results (i.e only or predominantly left leaning results), then the consumer has been harmed by the monopolistic practice of the monopoly company.

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    • sunnyflower5 says:

      Was it yesterday, that president Trump said something about hitting 25,000 but we will have more ups and downs?

      Liked by 1 person

      • I Hear You Now says:

        tweet from
        President Donald J. Trump
        @realDonaldTrump

        on Tues 5/26/20

        Stock Market up BIG, DOW crosses 25,000.

        S&P 500 over 3000.

        States should open up ASAP.

        The Transition to Greatness has started, ahead of schedule.

        There will be ups and downs, but next year will be one of the best ever!

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  29. VoteAllIncumbantsOut says:

    Speaking of trying to keep up, I sleep about 4 hours a day because I’m so busy keeping up with what is happening globally regarding economics, law, and President Trump.

    I LOVE IT!

    I just thank the good lord above that I’m actually living history right now instead of learning history.

    Liked by 5 people

  30. fanbeav says:

    Pocahontas not happy! The replies to her tweet are marvelous!

    Liked by 3 people

  31. cheryl says:

    Twitter had been warned before. It had to be arrogance that made them mark Trump’s tweet like they did. They didn’t think he would do anything.

    Liked by 6 people

  32. MitchRyderDetroitWheels says:

    Frank Lucas….”My Man”

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  33. Skidroe says:

    We all know voter fraud happens. MSM and Social Media are interfering with our elections more than Russia ever could. How can you have over 100k votes come in and every single one of them are democrat? How can you have more votes than people registered? Why is it ALWAYS democrats that cheat? This Nov. election is even more Important then the last one. Please Mr. President do something. They have been stalling on everything just to get to Nov. THEY ARE GOING TO CHEAT!! I will gladly stick my finger in an ink bottle.

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  34. TwoLaine says:

    DO NOT let anyone get away with calling this fact-checking.

    It is CENSORSHIP, and it is illegal in the USA.

    Just because China and other countries do it does not make it OK for the USA.

    Liked by 18 people

  35. Val says:

    They knew this was coming…that’s why they cried when Hillary Clinton lost the election:

    «LEAKED VIDEO: Google Leadership’s Dismayed Reaction to Trump Election»

    https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/09/12/leaked-video-google-leaderships-dismayed-reaction-to-trump-election/

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  36. I Hear You Now says:

    Ron Coleman Retweeted
    Will Chamberlain
    @willchamberlain
    1h

    It’s pretty clear the authors of the social media executive order read this piece in @HumanEvents
    by @RonColeman and myself

    The Section 230 Illusion.

    https://humanevents.com/2019/06/07/the-section-230-illusion/

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  37. VoteAllIncumbantsOut says:

    We all committed voter fraud, we voted once and that’s all it took to elect the greatest President EVER!

    President Trump,
    We are ready to do it again sir!

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  38. Larry says:

    As usual, it looks like Canada’s Lieberals want to take the other side of this issue:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/canada-to-lead-global-effort-to-counter-election-interference/ar-BB14DgQY

    I’m sure Microsoft, the Alliance for Securing Democracy, and the bought off Canadian MSM have altruistic motives on this issue.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alliance_for_Securing_Democracy

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  39. History Teaches says:

    Twitter broke the camel’s back. The final act of hubris from big tech/media, who had no fear of pushback or accountability.

    Twitter just couldn’t restrain themselves, and hopefully get a reality check along with the others.

    Time for the Lawfare team to do some massive billing.

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  40. bulwarker says:

    An unpopular opinion, I’m sure, but I believe this is wrong. The government has no business telling a company how to operate, especially in regard to something like communication. Free speech is a guarantee between you and the government, not between you and private entities. Disagree with me? Go to work tomorrow (if you’re allowed) and tell your boss off. Or go into a store and make a scene and expect not to get kicked out. See how far arguing “free speech” gets you. Sure, you may be in the “right” to say what you said – but they, as a private entity, are free to remove you. This is another wedge the Democrats will exploit in the future to shut down dissenting outlets.

    The better option is competition (imagine that), the bedrock of America. Don’t like Twitter, then go to Gab or Parler, or both. If Trump did that, moved to a different platform, he would instantly create a formidable rival and balance the system. Instead, we get broad, heavy-handed government intervention.

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    • There is wisdom in your words.

      The kind that says “Be careful what you wish for” and “Unintended consequences often outweigh good intentions”

      If the objective of treating Social Media platforms as if they are “content producers” is to prevent the restriction of free speech, take a good look at current broadcast and cabke TV programming. How well is THAT working? Not well, IMO, considering that they’re ALL propaganda outlets of a small handful of policy makers.

      No, the real solution is to break up their monopolies and let market forces take over.

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    • iswhatitis says:

      Try not baking a cake for a gay wedding, and then see how far your “private company” argument goes.

      As far as “social media” – if your argument is to hold any water, then they must lose their special liability protections under Section 230.

      They were / are granted those protections for being “neutral platforms” and not “publishers”. Yet – they behave like publishers and are far from neutral platforms. Thus they are unfairly benefiting from liability protections they should not have.

      Your argument did not address those issues.

      What say you?

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    • You missed the whole point. This is not about “free speech and a private company”. This about being a Platform versus being a Publisher. Platforms have special protections because they allow anyone and everyone to post their opinions/news, etc. They are to remain neutral in order to keep their protections. It is kind of like your neighborhood telephone pole. Publishers, however, do not have these special protections because they can edit, restrict, and decide on the content.
      Thanks for trying.

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    • California Joe says:

      Huh? Those private entities use the airwaves and interstate wires to conduct their business and that use must be based on fairness. If a small town baker is mandated by law to bake a wedding cake for two guys then I think we’ve got this argument licked!

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    • amjean says:

      Its more than free speech; it is about limiting business opportunities to those who
      don’t agree with THEIR point of view.

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    • Jeff says:

      Okay, two things. First, the AG is considering legal remedies on an anti-trust basis, having nothing to do with free speech issues.
      This is the part many don’t remember. The CDA, passed in 1996 when Twitter was still a Twitling, included a provision that protected social media platforms from libel/slander and related issues – so long as they remained a neutral platform. In essence, a higher tech evolution of the old Compuserve BB’s.
      But Twitter crossed that line when they started editing and controlling content. At that moment, they ceased being a neutral platform and became a Publisher. As such, they ARE subject to libel and slander considerations.
      This opens the door for perhaps hundreds or thousands (or more!) of Twitter users, such as James Woods just to pull one name out of the hat, to pursue legal remedies for their grievances.

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  41. maggie0987 says:

    This is a bit of a frivolous question but why do the staff in the WH have to do all that SHOUTING at the reporters in the room when the event ends? I know, I know they ARE reporters but it ends up
    looking and sounding dead amateurish.

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  42. This news, coupled with a recent mention that there will be an investigation into “Price Fixing” and/or “Price Gouging” by meat processors (who are SQUEEZING livestock producers with artificially low prices AND gouging grocers with INFLATED prices) gives hope that we, the consumers, might actually get a break for a change.

    Another thing they need to look into is the way our “devices” are infected by operating systems that automatically scoop up our various internet activities and “identities” and LINK THEM to one another, thereby eliminating any hope of anonymity.

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  43. ChampagneReady says:

    You can bet Trump is well aware of what they did to Laura Loomer–probably the most blacklisted person on every venue there is. For no valid reason whatsoever other than she is a real troublemaker for them.

    And it’s looking almost certain that she’s going to win her district for Congress in Florida.

    You go Laura !!

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  44. jumpinjarhead says:

    An excellent move and it will be even better and more substantive if the DOJ does as SD predicts and takes on Silicon Valley for anti-trust violations.

    If we are not already “there,” we are perilously close to a shadow “government” (in terms of wealth and power to influence elections and government policies and actions) comprised of “big tech.”

    As Dr. Epstein recently testified (it was buried in the “impeachment” phase of the rolling coup), with very little and almost subliminal effort, social media can have drastic impacts on voter preferences.

    It is interesting to read this piece from 2016 regarding Dr. Epstein’s concerns about big tech easily influencing elections

    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/10/could-google-influence-presidential-election

    With more recent coverage:

    https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/dr-robert-epstein-on-googles-ability-to-affect-the-outcome-of-elections

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  45. zimbalistjunior says:

    every couple weeks, after reading an article like above, i feel compelled to say:
    SD, you are national treasure. This is the best and most important site on the internet.
    the depth and the breadth of knowledge is astounding.

    thanks

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  46. Perot Conservative says:

    I caught Joe D on the Howie Carr program.

    I believe he mentioned CRIMINAL antitrust moves.

    (He also suggested Ric Grenell as a possible Secretary of State, & said he was unsure if Mike Pompeo would serve out 2020.)

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  47. sonoftrump says:

    Tribesmen have wielded such absolute power over media and information to the masses. They have spewed lies and filth long enough!

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