Senator Tom Cotton on Big Tech Censorship: “Winter is Coming”…

As we shared yesterday, the examples of Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube blocking factual information about Joe Biden’s corrupt financial engagements with foreign entities is an “all-in” election interference effort. In many ways this is an extinction level event for their business model if Joe Biden does not win the election.

These tech and social media companies are worth hundreds of billions and their future financial viability is now directly connected to the 2020 election. Shareholders and stakeholders will begin filing lawsuits as soon as the hammer of FCC, DOJ or legislative regulation drops to break up their previously permitted monopolies.

A Trump victory will destroy these entities; and the likelihood of a Trump victory increases in direct proportion to their efforts to advance censorship…. it is a very unique situation.

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It’s important to remember… there is a pre-existing DOJ antitrust lawsuit looming that underpins the current position of “Big Tech”; and factually in June of this year we previously shared: “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.”

CTH has discussed the likelihood of DOJ action against Google previously.  In June of this year AG Barr also mentioned in an interview with Senator Ted Cruz he was likely to have the final DOJ investigation on his desk for a decision within the next few months.

Immediately after Barr’s remarks Politico reported  on some of the background DOJ activity which aligned with Bill Barr’s statements and our own research assembly.

WASHINGTON – Justice Department prosecutors expect to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google in the coming months focused on the company’s dominance in online advertising and search, two individuals familiar with the discussions said Friday.

DOJ lawyers and state antitrust officials met online Friday and discussed contours of the expected complaint, according to the people, who weren’t authorized to speak on the record because the investigation is ongoing.

[…] The suit is expected to involve allegations that the search giant has monopolized the advertising technology market. It is also expected to include allegations that Google has taken steps to extend its monopoly over search, such as through contracts with Apple and cellphone makers who use the Android operating system that require it be the default search engine.

The people cautioned that Attorney General William Barr, who did not attend the meeting, has yet to make a final decision on whether to sue, a judgment he could make in the coming weeks. The department would also need to decide what remedy it would seek, such as trying to break up the company or placing limits on its behavior. Whether the state attorneys general would also sign on to the DOJ complaint isn’t yet determined.

Prosecutors are still discussing whether to include other aspects of Google’s conduct related to search, the people said.

A DOJ spokesperson declined to comment. (read more)

Anyone who has spent time on the internet already knows Google manipulates the internet based on their self-defined ideology.  In August of 2019 a Google employee and whistleblower came forward with documentary evidence explaining how they do it.

Zachary Vorhies went  public with the information in order to help people better understand the scope and scale of Google’s manipulative intent.  [Link to Documents]

Among those documents is a file called “news black list site for google now.” The document is a “black list,” which restricts certain websites from appearing on an Android Google product.  Not surprisingly CTH is listed on the black list.

On May 28, 2020, after President Trump signed an executive order targeting on-line censorship, CTH wrote a twitter thread about it.  There has to be a breaking point where the FCC or DOJ steps in to address these issues, if our constitutional republic is to survive.

[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 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 close. There have been visible signals, subtle but visible, 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…. But will they take action? That’s the question.

Antitrust intervention is warranted because the content being generated on these on-line, digital platforms, is being arbitrarily valued by the media company GoogleAds and 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 control enforcer, in this example Google. 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 should afford 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 from an optimistic position if the DOJ take action eventually Google would be forced to settle a lawsuit.  There could be a massive financial settlement in addition to a negotiated Consent Decree. Within the decree terms, we could even see a break-up.

Any antitrust action is only tangentially related to President Trump’s previous 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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141 Responses to Senator Tom Cotton on Big Tech Censorship: “Winter is Coming”…

  1. Snellvillebob says:

    We really need to shut down these until after the election, then keep them shut down while the hearings are conducted. They need to be gagged by a court order to prevent them from defending themselves in the pubic concourse.

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  2. Allano says:

    “The slow walking of Congress and the DOJ lets the rats get away.”

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  3. StanH says:

    https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/10/14/justice-clarence-thomas-section-230-protections-for-big-tech-are-too-broad/

    Justice Clarence Thomas: Section 230 Protections for Big Tech Are Too Broad

    The right people are taking notice.

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  4. I don’t often use Twitter. But I have an account and a few weeks ago after the first debate moderated by Chris Wallace, I went on Twitter with the #FireChrisWallace.
    I went back today to reply to a few articles that were posted and Twitter would not let me do so. They would let me retweet something but no comments were allowed. So I tried starting a new tweet. Won’t let me do that either. So I figure they are censoring me. I wonder how many others they are doing this to.

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  5. dallasdan says:

    SD:
    “…in June of this year we previously shared: “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.”

    In June, we were less certain than we are now that the DOJ will do nothing to impair the chance of electing Biden. The offending high-tech entities are “responding accordingly,” and doing so with impunity.

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  6. mtk says:

    Yah, yada, yada shoulda…so put this in the column of knowing better.

    It all comes down to one massively significant issue.

    The minipulation of factual details that are being regulated by monopoly concerns ARE in direct opposition to an open CONSTITUTIONAL FIRST Admendment loving society.
    The money of lobbying interests ARE JUST NOT flowing that way.
    Which in AD revenue terms means the big pie in the sky of Ad revenue sources that have huge incentives are ones actually calling all the shots.

    Such that Truth is murdered each and day in the name of the clickbait commerce model of profits, that Big TECH is built apon. And thus they are just maximizing its profit streams.
    That is, “Without concern to objectivity(meaning intellectual honesty).
    Meaning Big Tech has zero problems with the Corporate concerns of maximization of its said returns. That are being sought after,. That are being parlayed into its anti-establishment credos as some type of bonfires that socially plays out into to hiding the massive FACT that much of its ad revenue is being derived from ENTITIES designed to influence politica policy on a massive scale.

    This is but an inconvenient FACTOID.

    Which is, that vast sums of money being thrown at BIG TECH are not being derived from the grass roots but are monies stocked piled to influence political outcomes.

    Such that everything is designed to channel this alignment to those who are actually paying the bills to align Big Tech its interest.

    Thus the Big Tech model of profitability has an incentive to follow the money at every stage of the way.

    Solely based on to generate the maximum AD revenues through clickbait.
    If that is case, what socially moviated concerns generate the most clicked though Profits other than confusion and smearimg factual truth from a public increasing aware of massive lies are being told in our public discourse.

    Meaning, “What type of desimination OVERSIGHT is being deployed that just does not ignore the massive social, democratic implications are not being conducted in the name of the bottom line.
    None I tell you.

    Just what are the constraints that strive to hold Big Tech to being intellectually honest in the afront by those playing Big Techs operational bills to lie to us.

    Do you now see the problem

    Make no mistake, Big Tech has enough social demographics on us to PRESENT a slice or view point that strives to protect ITS bottom line.
    What the outlayers of that demographic message are saying…
    Big Tech are just but comporting to the interests of the monied influence, contrary to the overall public perception that the MSM is beholded to the largest checkbook.
    Meaning, with the sums of money flowing into Big Tech, they are but hiring the best liers money can buy to tell us our eyes are deceiving us.
    And doing so through demographics the public can not possibly measure or confirm.

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  7. Xi NN says:

    Big tech are committing election interference. Time to send in the U.S. Marshals to raid their offices.

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    • JCM800 says:

      Election Interference happens Daily by the Second, Thank God.
      I’m doing it right now….

      “Biden Craps his Diaper Daily. The Rest comes out of his Mouth.”

      The Founding Fathers proactively persuaded and attempted to control public opinion Via the Use of the Printing Press, Handbills, and Poor Richard’s Almanac etc.

      Screaming “Election Interference” is embracing the Utopian Concept of Censorship, Like the Utopian Concept of “Hate Crime and Hate Speech”.

      Flush those Communist Utopian Concepts out of your headgear.
      A Utopia on Earth will Never Exist.

      Violating the Constitution and the Bill of Rights attempting to achieve it will End in horrific ways most haven’t even imagined.

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  8. Retired IG says:

    Dorsey and Zuckerman don’t own the Internet communication systems. It belongs and was an invention of the U.S. Government visa vie U.S. tax payer dollars. A communication system developed between two nuclear weapons laboratories. Period.
    Granted, I maybe much older than a lot of people who read and post here. But I think what this country and possibly the entire world needs is a day to just SHUN the Internet. Imagine not posting anything for ONE WHOLE DAY A day of PAIN for Dorsey and Zuckerman who DARE to CENSOR anyone. Who the hell do they think they are?
    They don’t OWN THE RIGHTS TO COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN ANYONE. In any shape form or fashion. November 4th. Shut it down for a DAY. Use the Emergency Broadcast System if you can’t stand the electronic withdrawal PAIN. I enjoy it, but it seems to becoming like a new drug.
    Censorship from “businessmen” who have SO MUCH MONEY but ARE NOT CONTENT with that is a REALLY BAD OMEN. For now, let us call it FRAUD, WASTE and ABUSE.
    David Bowie: This Is not America

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  9. Retired IG says:

    Oops.Wrong link but I’m busting out of the Covid Flu season this weekend to go watch this movie. Fork it.

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  10. Retired IG says:

    This NOT AMERICA

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  11. TwoLaine says:

    Are we sure he wasn’t talking about the painting called “Winter” stolen from a Jewish family and just announced as found and returned to the family? By the FBI?

    Maybe they can find those ILLary missing emails too?

    Or the money we were fraudulently told we had to spend to get Crooked Mueller & his Crooked Cabal?

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