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VIDEO Twitter Files Release #10, A Whole of Govt Approach to Control American Speech

December 25, 2022 | Sundance 

Twitter File release #10 was shared by journalist Matt Taibbi on Christmas Eve [Outline Here].  In many ways this is the most important release so far; not from the context of the internal Twitter communication Taibbi cites, but rather from what it means in the bigger picture.

As with the prior releases, Taibbi is describing the evolution of a process we suspected, discussed, outlined and then documented at CTH for several years.  Taibbi is outlining exactly how the public-private partnership behind Jack’s Magic Coffee Shop was created.  Each new revelation, and Elon Musk’s reaction to that revelation, is pointing toward Musk not having any knowledge of what was going on in the Coffee Shop Production Space.

[Twitter File Release #10 Here]

Taibbi shares the scale and scope of contacts into Twitter from a variety of government agencies including the CIA.  However, as the public-private partnership over the platform moderation continued in time, access to controlling content expanded from federal agencies to even state and local officials.  In essence, the control over platform content evolved into a whole of government approach.

This is a critical inflection point in the evolution of the Twitter file release because the ramifications now begin to surface publicly.  Taibbi walks through Twitter being overwhelmed by the inbound instructions from various agencies. The FBI acting as the gatekeeper for Homeland Security, Defense Dept, CIA, State Dept., and other partnership agencies within government through the “Foreign Influence Task Force” (FITF).

As Taibbi provides context for the internal conversation, “The operation is far bigger than the reported 80 members of the Foreign Influence Task Force (FITF), which also facilitates requests from a wide array of smaller actors – from local cops to media to state governments. Twitter had so much contact with so many agencies that executives lost track. Is today the DOD, and tomorrow the FBI? Is it the weekly call, or the monthly meeting? It was dizzying.”

It is easy to get immediately focused on the granular details of the operation to control the public conversation.

Yes, various government agencies including DHS, FBI and the CIA were telling Twitter what content was permitted and what content to remove.  However, it is important to stand back and look at the big picture as it is being described.

Remember, as an outcome of these contacts real consequences to users took place.

Not only was content removed and users suspended, but also in the expanded dynamic of the social media space, people were blacklisted, deplatformed, demonetized, de-banked and had their support systems removed.

Content creators, adverse to the interests of government agencies, on multiple platforms, were attacked in this process that extends far beyond Twitter.

As Taibbi again notes, “The government was in constant contact not just with Twitter but with virtually every major tech firm. These included Facebook, Microsoft, Verizon, Reddit, even Pinterest, and many others. Industry players also held regular meetings without government.” This is far beyond a first amendment issue, now we are entering the space where government is targeting not only the voice of specific people, but also their platform, their incomes, their livelihoods and ability to operate.

Twitter File release #10 is an inflection point, now showing government using multiple social media platforms to target specific people.  How much deplatforming and demonetization was done at the request of a government agency?   Those questions are where this is going….

Keep in mind, these files are only as they relate to Twitter, yet these files as outlined by Taibbi show government agencies searching platform content using keywords. “They have some folks in the Baltimore field office and at HQ that are just doing keyword searches for violations. This is probably the 10th request I have dealt with in the last 5 days,” Taibbi shares as one example in paragraph 27.

If the FBI (DHS, CIA, ODNI, DoD, DoS) had assigned personnel to do keyword searches on Twitter, it stands to reason they were doing content review on YouTube, Google, Facebook, Instagram and yes, even WordPress-Automattic.  Those government agencies then reach out to the platform control officers with instructions on content and account removal.   Let that sink in for a moment.

I would strongly urge everyone to read the entire outline provided by Taibbi, and (as I see his eyes starting to fathom exactly where this story is going) I give him credit for this qualifier at the end.  “The CIA has yet to comment on the nature of its relationship to tech companies like Twitter. Twitter had no input into anything I did or wrote. The searches were carried out by third parties, so what I saw could be limited.”

The larger objective of U.S. government involvement in social media has always been monitoring and surveillance of the public conversation, shaping and influencing public opinion, and ultimately controlling outcomes.  Put another way, the illusion of freedom.

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ps. Watch Musk reaction below:


VIDEO Same FBI, DOJ Crew Ran Russiagate Run Censorship Program with Big Tech Against MAGA Americans – Church Hearings – Parts Six, Seven, Eight – Voters want an investigation into censorship

Kash Patel: Same Crew at FBI and DOJ Running Russiagate Were Running Censorship Program with Big Tech Against MAGA Americans (VIDEO)

By Jim Hoft December 16, 2022

Steve Bannon and Kash Patel

Kash Patel, the former chief of staff to the Acting United States Secretary of Defense under President Donald Trump, joined Steve Bannon on Friday to discuss the Social Media censorship and silencing of conservative voices.

Kash joined Steve the day after President Trump delivered a historic specch announcing, “The censorship cartel must be dismantled and destroyed — and it must happen immediately.”

Kash Patel dropped several bombs on The War Room audience. Kash believes, as Steve does, the real story in the online censorship of conservatives is the fact that the FBI and DOJ were driving the censorship of conservatives by Big Tech.

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Kash Patel: The president touched on it. He told Congress to send out preservation letters now and that’s a good start. But what should be going on now is the subpoena machine should be getting warmed up right now. Not one subpoena, thousands. The Democrats have shown us on the Unselect Committee of the power of the congressional subpoena. So, send them to every free speech hater in the world. All the companies, all the people. Twitter, Yoel Roth, Jaya Gadde, all crew, Jack Dorsey, everybody there and everybody else who blockaded and put out disinformation. Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell. Send it to the press who put out knowingly false information… At the same time you send out the subpoenas to the public sector. You hit the FBI. You hit the DOJ. You hit all the government gangsters who who worked with the Twitters of the world to censor and blackade free speech. And you take their money at Congres swhen these government gangsters don’t comply. And the next day they will show up with the documents. And those documents, the corrupt emails and memeorandum agreements between the FBI and DOJ and places like Twitter, I’m telling you.  I’ve been saying it forever.  Are going to come out and are going to show the level of corruption, not just in the private sector but in the public sector like there was during Russiagate.  And it’s going to be the same crew at FBI and DOJ running this, organized crime as I call it against Americans who sided with America First policies.

Via The War Room:

(POLL) Voters want investigation into censorship at social media sites


Voters overwhelmingly believe censorship by social media sites is a problem, and a majority approve Republican plans for a congressional investigation.

That’s according to the latest Rasmussen Reports.

Seventy-two percent (72%) think censorship by social media companies is a serious problem, including 49% who say it’s a “very serious” problem.

Twenty percent (20%) don’t think it’s a serious problem.

After Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk released information about how the company censored news during the 2020 election, Republicans vowed to investigate when they take control of the House of Representatives in January. 

Sixty-six percent (66%) of voters approve of GOP plans to investigate social media censorship, including 43% who “strongly approve.”

Twenty-six percent (26%) disapprove, including 13% who “strongly disapprove.”

To see survey question wording, click here.

The Twitter Crime Scene Exposed (Ep. 1913) – The Dan Bongino Show

Latest Twitter Files: FBI was in ‘constant and pervasive’ contact

Agents sent social media company lists of users to be suspended

By Art Moore December 16, 2022

Elon Musk arrives for an April 7, 2022 speaking engagement at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley)

Elon Musk arrives for an April 7, 2022 speaking engagement at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley)

The latest internal communications released by new Twitter owner Elon Musk show the FBI had regular contact with the social media giant, proposing bans on users, including actor Billy Baldwin and satirical accounts.

“Twitter’s contact with the FBI was constant and pervasive, as if it were a subsidiary,” wrote journalist Matt Taibbi in a thread Friday afternoon.

He said that between January 2020 and November 2022, there were more than 150 emails between the FBI and former Twitter Trust and Safety chief Yoel Roth.

“But a surprisingly high number are requests by the FBI for Twitter to take action on election misinformation, even involving joke tweets from low-follower accounts,” he said.

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On Nov. 6 – two days before the midterm elections – FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Elvis Chan forwarded to Twitter staff a long list of accounts that, according to the bureau, were “disseminating false information about the time, place or manner of the upcoming elections.”

Baldwin and a number of satirical accounts were on the list, but they were not suspended after a review.

Internal Twitter communications previously released by Musk – dubbed the “Twitter Files” – show Joe Biden’s president campaign had a direct line to the social media giant to censor the Hunter laptop story.

And an FBI agent recently testified he was in charge of a “command post” that made direct requests to social media companies to remove “misinformation.”

On Wednesday, Musk hinted he has unearthed messages from Dr. Anthony Fauci’s team urging Twitter to censor anyone who didn’t comply with the federal government’s official narrative on COVID-19 and the vaccines.

Musk was replying to a comment on his provocative tweet Sunday declaring: “My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci.”

The comment to Musk, from the account of the Hodge twins comedy team, was: “Let me guess, You found messages between Twitter execs and our govt. (Fauci and team) pushing for censorship of anyone that didn’t go along with their narrative on Covid?”

Musk replied with a gold trophy icon, indicating they were correct.

 The Twitter Files Part Six – Twitter Is Arm Of FBI (Descending order)

by CD Media Staff December 16, 2022

Journalist Matt Taibbi outlines how Twitter became an arm of the FBI.

Read the Full Post at the link below

BREAKING: Twitter Files Part 7 Released: The FBI & the Hunter Biden Laptop

This is a breaking story. Please refresh page as the Twitter thread unrolls.

Elon Musk’s Twitter Files part 7 was released Monday morning by Michael Shellenberger.

Part 7: The FBI & the Hunter Biden Laptop

BREAKING: Twitter Files Part 8: How Twitter Quietly Aided the Pentagon’s Covert Online PsyOp Campaign


William Colby Church Committee Hearing

CIA Director William Colby testified before the Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, commonly known as the Church Committee. This hearing concerned unauthorized storage of toxic agents by the CIA that could have potentially been used to assassinate people without leaving a discernible trace of the poison. The committee released their final report on April 29, 1976. The program begins with a National Public Affairs Center for Television (NPACT) report on the hearing. This is a portion of the full hearing and begins with commentary from NPACT news anchor Paul Duke


Church Committee Hearings – CIA, William Colby, 1975



VIDEO Twitter Permanently Bans Greg Locke, Vocal Pro-Liberty Pastor

By Bob Smietana -September 15, 2021

pastor greg locke

(RNS) — Pastor Greg Locke, known for controversial stands on COVID-19 and the 2020 election, has been banned from the social media giant Twitter.

“Twitter just permanently suspended my account. Welcome to America,” Locke said in a Facebook message posted Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 14).

Pastor of the independent Global Vision Bible Church in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, just east of Nashville, Locke was a relatively unknown figure until he discovered the power of social media in the wake of the 2015 Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationally.

His Facebook videos criticizing that decision and follow-up videos about plans by Target to allow transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice went viral, turning Locke into a social media force.

“It’s been a whirlwind,” he told Religion News Service in an interview earlier this year at America’s Revival, a God-and-country conference held in Dallas, where Locke was a featured speaker. “I’ve just been hanging on for the ride.”

Locke has repeatedly mocked those who wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and has told worshipers that anyone who shows up at his church in a mask will be asked to leave.

The pastor went so far as to post an anti-mask sign outside the 3,000-seat tent where his church holds outdoor services, stating that the church campus is mask-free.

“We celebrate FAITH over FEAR,” the sign reads.

“Don’t believe this delta variant nonsense,” he told worshipers at a July service. “If they go through round two and you start showing up all these masks and all this nonsense, I’ll ask you to leave. I will ask you to leave. I am not playing these Democrat games up in this church. If you want to social distance, go to First Baptist Church, but don’t come to this one.”

While the governor of Tennessee has issued past guidelines limiting the size of large group meetings during the pandemic, churches have been exempt from those statewide restrictions.

Locke has also warned churchgoers not to be vaccinated, referring to the COVID-19 vaccine as an “experimental potion.”

“Do not get vaccinated,” he told his congregation in August. “Do not get vaccinated.”

Locke, whose sermons are also filled with events about the 2020 presidential election — he has called people who believe that Joe Biden won the election “crack-smoking, demon-controlled leftists” — declined to be interviewed about the Twitter ban. In a Facebook Live video, he claimed to be the first pastor to be banned on Twitter and said his banning was an attack on Christians.

“If you don’t think persecution is here, you are not paying attention,” he said in the Facebook Live video. 

“We are not going to stop,” he said.

Despite its lack of masks, Global Vision has drawn large crowds, often drawing out-of-state fans of Locke’s videos. Locke said that the church has baptized more than 1,000 people during the pandemic and he has no plans to stop in-person services.

Earlier this year, Locke told attendees at America’s Revival that his church would resist any attempts to shut down those services, saying the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms would protect their right to worship.

A natural showman on stage, Locke has backpacked for hundreds of miles to raise money to buy Bibles, spent the night in a boom lift and bicycled for hours in the cold to raise money for the homeless. One all-night session on his stationary bike ended after more than 170 turkeys were donated to the church, in time to give away during the holidays.

In his Facebook Live, Locke said that he had been banned from Twitter for short periods in the past and he encouraged viewers to follow him on Facebook and other social media channels. Locke’s Twitter page notes the suspension and says: “Twitter suspends accounts which violate the Twitter Rules.”

In an interview with RNS earlier this year, Locke compared himself to John the Baptist and said he was “a voice crying in the wilderness.”

I think people are hungry for the truth,” he said. “I think I say things that people think but they’re afraid of the repercussions.”


Twitter Blacklists Former GOP Candidate Lauren Witzke for Condemning Sexualization of Minors

Lauren Witzke for Delaware
Lauren Witzke for Delaware


Lauren Witzke, the Republican 2020 candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in Delaware, has been blacklisted by Twitter after she denounced comments attributed to a transgender activist that called little girls “kinky.”

The ban, which appears to be permanent, was prompted by Witzke calling the statement “demonic.” The former Senate candidate posted a message from Twitter informing her that it considered the comment “hateful conduct.”

“The last tweet before they finally shut me down,” said Witzke. “Calling pedophiles demonic now violates twitter’s terms of service as “hateful content.” KEEP FIGHTING! It’s your job to pick up the torch and fight for what’s right!

The quote in question came from an alleged 2016 Facebook post attributed to self-described “gender nonconforming” and “transfeminine” activist Alok Vaid-Menon

The quote, an abridged version of a longer Facebook post allegedly made by Vaid-Menon in 2016, called little girls “kinky” and also claimed that “your kids aren’t as straight and narrow as you think.”

The post, and the Facebook page that published it, appear to have been scrubbed from the internet, with only screenshots and scattered references to it remaining.

Speaking on social network Telegram and messaging app, Witzke accused Twitter of changing its terms of service to protect pedophiles.

“Just found out that Twitter changed their terms of service to accommodate minor attracted individuals,” said Witzke. “Sexual predators get to stay, but Christians have to go.”

Twitter claims to have a “zero tolerance” policy against content that “any material that features or promotes child sexual exploitation.” Yet it banned Witzke, a former candidate for the U.S. Senate, for condemning exactly that.

Breitbart News has reached out to Twitter for comment.

Allum Bokhari is the senior technology correspondent at Breitbart News. He is the author of #DELETED: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal The Election.

‘Unplanned’ Box Office: Controversial Anti-Abortion Pic Surprises With Strong $6M Debut

3/31/2019 by Pamela McClintock

The R-rated pic scored the second-best start ever for faith-based distributor Pure Flix; tracking had suggested it would only earn around $3 million.

Graced with a coveted A+ CinemaScore, the controversial anti-abortion drama Unplanned opened to a strong $6.1 million from 1,059 theaters at the U.S. box office despite a relatively modest footprint.

The R-rated film — landing in fifth place — scored the second-biggest start ever for faith-based distributor Pure Flix behind God’s Not Dead 2 ($7.6 million). The Christian pic did its biggest business in the Midwest and South.

Generally, theaters in New York City and Los Angeles populate the list of a film’s top 20 grossing theaters. In this case, there were none. Instead, the top theater was the AMC Northpark 15 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, followed by cinemas in St. Louis; Detroit; Wichita, Kansas; Temecula in Southern California’s Riverside County; Salt Lake City; Orange County, California; Kansas City; Odessa, Texas; and Nashville.

“We are thrilled, gratified and humbled,” co-directors Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman said Sunday in a statement. “We are so pleased that the American people have responded with such an enormous outpouring of support at the box office. It humbles us and we look forward to seeing what happens in the weeks ahead.”

Heading into the weekend, tracking suggested a $3 million debut for Unplanned.

The pic tells the true story of Abby Johnson, who defected from Planned Parenthood to become a pro-life activist after witnessing an abortion at 13 weeks. Unplanned was partially financed by My Pillow founder Michael Lindell, who is a born-again Christian and outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump.

The film’s producers, who unsuccessfully fought to overturn the pic’s R-rating, note that Unplanneddidn’t have an easy road to the big screen. A number of TV networks declined to play ads for the movie, while the film’s Twitter account was briefly suspended Saturday morning.

On Friday, trailer views hovered at around 250,000. That stat swelled to 1.7 million views by Saturday morning.

“To bring the story of Abby Johnson to audiences and have them show up in such large numbers shows how abortion is so important to bring to audiences,” said Pure Flix CEO Michael Scott. “We hope that those on both sides of the debate will see Unplanned and begin to have their own dialogue. This film can be that spark to bring more hearts and minds to understanding the value of life.”

Unplanned is set to move into a total of 1,700 theaters next weekend.

Nets Block Ads for “Unplanned”: a Movie too Controversial to be Advertised

 by  R. Cort Kirkwood

Nets Block Ads for “Unplanned”: a Movie too Controversial to be Advertised

The networks that broadcast nonstop advertising for Viagra, films that advocate promiscuity, and mega-violent movies filled with soft porn have rejected advertisements for Unplanned, the film about a Planned Parenthood clinic director who quit the job and took up the pro-life cause.

The reason we can’t see the ads? Abortion is too sensitive a subject even to broadcast an ad for a film about it.

The film opened Friday on 1,000 screens, but thanks to the hard-left, pro-abortion networks, some Americans didn’t know.

Unplanned Rejection

Unplanned is the cinematic version of Abby Johnson’s memoir.

Johnson rose from a mere pro-abortion volunteer to become the youngest clinic director ever for Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the country. PP performed 332,757 abortions in the fiscal year that ended in June, or 991 every day of the year as the Family Research Council noted.

Johnson abandoned the taxpayer-subsidized killing factory after the abortionist at her clinic called upon her to assist an abortion. Watching the abortion on ultrasound, Johnson wrote that “the baby looked as if it were being wrung like a dishcloth, twirled and squeezed. And then it crumpled and began disappearing into the cannula before my eyes. The last thing I saw was the tiny, perfectly formed backbone sucked into the tube, and then it was gone.”

The experience traumatized Johnson, caused her to terminate her employment at Planned Parenthood and pushed her into the pro-life cause. She eventually became a Catholic.

But major media outlets don’t want Johnson’s story publicized, and so rejected the ad for the film, The Hollywood Reporter disclosed Friday. “Pure Flix, the distributor behind the box office hit God’s Not Dead and other movies aimed a Christians, opens the movie in 1,000 theaters today, but outside of the Fox News Channel, every other mainstream television outlet has declined to air the ad,” the newspaper reported:

Lifetime, for example, told the film’s marketers that they declined to air the commercial due to the “sensitive nature of the film,” the ad buyers tell The Hollywood Reporter. The marketers though, note that the network — which is owned by A&E Networks, a joint venture of Walt Disney and Hearst Communications — previously promoted an interview with Scarlett Johansson where she pitches Planned Parenthood.

The Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, HGTV and Food Network, each of which are owned by Discovery, also refused to sell ad time for Unplanned due to the “sensitive nature” of the movie, say those who tried buying air time.

Other networks that refused to advertise the movie include the Hallmark Channel and USA Network, the latter of which is owned by NBCUniversal.

The major networks broadcast megaviolent movies in the middle of the afternoon, and during prime time, sitcoms and dramas that promote homosexual sodomy or advocate promiscuity. Suggestive and even erotic advertisements appear on the screen during major athletic events. And the television giants frequently produce fare that openly attacks and defames Christians.

Catherine Glenn Foster, president of Americans United for Life, noted that some programs openly promote abortion. “Shrill,” a new series on Hulu, she told LifeNews, “drew outrage earlier this month when the main character bragged about feeling ‘really, really good’ and ‘powerful”’ after having an abortion.

“The entertainment industry no longer hides the fact that it lacks basic moral decency,” Foster told LifeNews. “It’s now overtly dedicated to indoctrinating its viewers with a pro-abortion agenda, hiding from them the pain and emotional toll involved with the destruction of human life.”

Can’t See An “R” Movie, Can Get an Abortion

When THR contacted the nets to find out why they rejected the ads, “Lifetime declined to comment while the rest did not respond.”

Not that anyone didn’t know. “We were looking to spend money, but they didn’t want to get involved,” Unplanned producer John Sullivan told THR. The nets told another producer that “they didn’t want to get into politics.”

That’s code for “we’re not going to upset Planned Parenthood.”

On the bright side, Fox News and the Christian Broadcast Network accepted ads, as did conservative talk radio, THR reported.

Amusingly, the film pulled an “R” rating, an irony that Judie Brown, president of the American Life League explained to Newsweek:

“Even the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) recognizes abortion as truly horrific. The irony is that a teenager as young as 13 can get an abortion without her parents’ consent, but cannot see a movie about abortion unless she is over 17.”

Grahpic: Bratovanov/iStock/Getty Images Plus 

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Unplanned: Could Roe v. Wade Be Overturned Soon?


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