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Facebook played major role coordinating 'Capitol Riot' as Sandberg deflects blame

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg • COO Sharyl Sandberg
Over the last week, Twitter alternative Parler was summarily executed by Amazon, which kicked the conservative social media platform off of its servers due to 'far-right' users coordinating last week's protest at the Capitol which turned into a riot after a small group split off, gained access to the Capitol building, and ran amok.

Now we learn that Facebook also had a giant role in coordinating the so-called 'Capitol Riots' which President Trump was just impeached over on Wednesday for allegedly inciting the incident.

According to the Washington Post, a "growing body of evidence shows that Facebook played a much larger role" than COO Sharyl Sandberg claimed in a Monday interview livestreamed by Reuters, in what the Post described as 'deflecting blame:'
"I think these events were largely organized on platforms that don't have our abilities to stop hate, don't have our standards and don't have our transparency."

She noted that last week the company took down content affiliated with the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory and the Proud Boys extremist group, as well as content affiliated with the pro-Trump "Stop the Steal" movement seeking to delegitimize election results. She said there was likely to be some content on Facebook because the company's enforcement was "never perfect." Au contraire Sharyl, it's far more than just 'some' content.
According to the Post, the hashtag #StopTheSteal was still widely in use as of Monday, when a search revealed that 128,000 people were talking about it, and in many cases using it to coordinate for the rally, according to Eric Feinberg, Vice President with the Coalition for a Safer Web.

Comment: Social media to achieve unlimited power status via its golden ring: The Biden Administration and the coup it managed to help create.

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Dollars

Biden releases $1.9T coronavirus relief plan, includes $2K direct payments

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Former US VP Joe Biden
President-Elect Joe Biden on Thursday introduced a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan that includes $2,000 direct payments to Americans and mandates a $15 minimum wage.

The plan is Biden's first official pass at a coronavirus relief plan, adding an additional $1,400 to the existing $600 direct payments President Donald Trump signed in December.

Biden introduced the plan amid upheaval in Congress over Trump's second impeachment in the House of Representatives. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has shot down calls for a special Senate session to convict Trump prior to Biden's inauguration. Biden himself has also said he expects Congress to be ready to deliberate on his legislation when he takes office.

Comment: Regardless the numbers from Biden Fog, all the stimulus funding has to be borrowed, adding $27 trillion to the US national debt. At least interest rates have also tanked. Whew! Dodged one there!



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'I do not celebrate or feel pride': Twitter CEO defends Trump's permaban, but admits speech crackdown can 'destroy' open internet

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has stood by his platform's move to block President Donald Trump's account, while acknowledging that the arbitrary removal of content by Big Tech could spell the demise of online debate.

"I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter," Dorsey tweeted on Wednesday, adding that the decision to boot the president off the platform was still "the right" one.

Comment: It is more likely the social media heads had considered a number of dates to pull the erasure trigger and chose the one with the biggest impact at the most crucial time for maximum effect on the Trump administration and the public - politically, socially and emotionally. Mass exodus from technopoly becomes 'the power' of the people.


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Mexican president AMLO mounts campaign against social media bans

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Mexico's president vowed Thursday to lead an international effort to combat what he considers censorship by social media companies that have blocked or suspended the accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's administration is reaching out to other government to form a common front on the issue.

"I can tell you that at the first G20 meeting we have, I am going to make a proposal on this issue," López Obrador said. "Yes, social media should not be used to incite violence and all that, but this cannot be used as a pretext to suspend freedom of expression."

"How can a company act as if it was all powerful, omnipotent, as a sort of Spanish Inquisition on what is expressed?" he asked.

Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Mexico is starting to build an international campaign around the issue.

"Given that Mexico, through our president, has spoken out, we immediately made contact with others who think the same," Ebrard said, noting they had heard from officials in France, Germany, the European Union, Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia.

"The president's orders are to make contact with all of them, share this concern and work on coming up with a joint proposal," Ebrard said. "We will see what is proposed."

Bullseye

Project Veritas strikes again: Twitter CEO Dorsey caught talking Trump and outlining roadmap for future political censorship

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A whistleblower inside Twitter recorded CEO Jack Dorsey and sent Project Veritas the recording.

Jack Dorsey recently banned President Trump from the social media platform for 'inciting violence.'

Project Veritas released video of Jack Dorsey laying out the roadmap for future political censorship — censoring Trump was just the beginning.

"We are focused on one account [@realDonaldTrump] right now, but this is going to be much bigger than just one account, and it's going to go on for much longer than just this day, this week, and the next few weeks, and go on beyond the inauguration," Dorsey said in a video recorded January 8.

Comment: Ironically, the story has been trending ON Twitter, using the hashtag #ExposeTwitter, to which one commenter remarked:
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Project Veritas noted:
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A pickle indeed.


Eye 1

UK government lies again: Starts funding COVID 'vaccine passports' just weeks after saying there were no plans for them

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Meet the document that will control your life.
The U.K. government is funding the trial of COVID-19 vaccination passports, less than a month after the government minister responsible for COVID-19 vaccines stated that "we have no plans to introduce so-called vaccine passporting" and urged businesses "not to even think about that."

U.K. newspaper The Telegraph report that biometrics firm iProov and cybersecurity firm Mvine will provide thousands of Britons with a free app which will enable them to digitally prove that they have received a vaccine.

According to the report "[t]he trial will be overseen by two directors of public health" with the government providing £75,000 in funding.

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Trump declassifies Russia Collusion documents, Nunes among first to receive them

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Donald Trump
Coming as soon as Friday

On Tuesday The Gateway Pundit got word that President Trump was going to declassify all of the Russian hoax investigation documents.

We reported previously that Deep State operatives, including people inside the White House and ostensibly on "his" side, were urging the president to keep the information from the public.

In fact, President Trump promised several times that he would release everything on the Russian hoax before he left office.

Comment: Speculation was rife on the timing of impeachment charges:
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Vader

The Pentagon Speaks

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Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley
The Joint Chiefs of Staff have spoken. Issuing a remarkable memorandum to all members of the Armed Forces, the JCS have declared that Joe Biden will be the new president of the United States. The memo may have been not only one to military personnel but also to President Trump: No matter how convinced you are that the election was stolen from you, don't even think about remaining in power because we will ensure your forcible exit from the White House.

Unfortunately, relatively few people, including libertarians, comprehend that the Pentagon, along with the CIA and the NSA and, to a certain extent, the FBI, are the part of the federal government in which ultimate power is being wielded. They are the ones who are ruling the roost in America. That's why that memo is so important. It's declaring how things will be.

This overwhelming power is usually exercised behind the scenes in order to make Americans feel comfortable that their government is different from other national-security governments. While the national-security branch of the government is driving the overall direction America will take, especially with respect to foreign affairs, it permits the other three branches to maintain the appearance of power. The idea is to convince Americans that the federal government operates the same as a national-security state as it did when it was a limited-government republic.

Attention

Congresswoman claims office 'panic buttons' removed before Capitol riot as Dems demand investigation into 'suspicious activitity'

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Staff for Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Massachusetts) is claiming there is an investigation into office "panic buttons" being removed before the US Capitol riot while other Democrats are demanding a probe into "suspicious activity."

Democrats are leading the charge into conspiracy theories surrounding the siege of the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump last week, with multiple claims that more could have been involved in the riot.

Pressley's chief of staff, Sarah Groh, has gained the attention of many social media users thanks to a Boston Globe interview this week where she alleged that panic buttons from the congresswoman's office had been removed without explanation or warning from her office, something she and Pressley discovered on the day of the riot.

"Every panic button in my office had been torn out — the whole unit," Groh said, adding that she and other staff had previously used the duress buttons and they had been regularly tested.

A spokesperson for Pressley said in a Wednesday statement that the issue is currently being investigated and new panic buttons were installed in the office the day after the protest.

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USA

Americans are being divided as the war on 'domestic terror' expands

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Americans appear too divided and distracted to recognize that the architects of the Patriot Act and the failed War on Terror now have their sights set on the American homeland.

The first week of 2021 kicked off with chaos at the Capitol in Washington D.C. Was it a protest, a riot or an insurrection? Were there provocateurs, and if so, were they Antifa, the cops, and/or the Feds? As usual, everyone on the internet thinks they know the answer within ten minutes. Unfortunately, this genuinely leads to the spreading of unfounded theories - many based on nothing but speculation and emotion. But while the public is debating over theories and arguing amongst themselves, the newly emboldened Military Industrial Complex is eagerly anticipating the incoming Biden Administration as an opportunity to expand the War on Domestic Terror.

In the immediate aftermath of the "storming of the Capitol", the media pundits, intelligence community, and politicians began foaming at the mouth in excitement over the chance to push through Domestic Terror legislation. Michigan representative Elissa Slotkin, also former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense and CIA analyst, said, "the post 9/11 era is over. The single greatest national security threat right now is our internal division. The threat of domestic terrorism." Slotkin went on to say that she urges the Biden administration to "understand that the greatest threat now is internal."