Dr robert Epstein: [social media Censorship will cause] the end of democracy as we know it’… JD Rucker: If You Want To Win This Election Do Something about tech censorship

Dr robert Epstein: [social media Censorship will cause] the end of democracy as we know it’

Dr. Robert Epstein, senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology in California, has been researching the impact of online censorship since 2013. He joined the “Glenn Beck Program” on Monday to expose the power that leftist tech giants, such as Google and Facebook, have to sway U.S. elections through search-result manipulation, censorship, and content suppression.

Dr. Robert Epstein, senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology in California, has been researching the impact of online censorship since 2013. He joined the “Glenn Beck Program” on Monday to expose the power that leftist tech giants, such as Google and Facebook, have to sway U.S. elections through search-result manipulation, censorship, and content suppression.

“We’re facing the end of democracy as we know it,” Epstein told Glenn. “I understand the mechanisms that are being used now to shift votes, without people’s knowledge and without leaving a paper trail.”

He explained how the tech companies are dramatically stacking the odds against Republican candidates, especially President Donald Trump, through aggressive election manipulation techniques that are “worth more than gold.”

“They’re not only making enormous donations, that you can see,” said Epstein. “But behind the scenes, they’re shifting votes. So they’re giving something to Democrats that is worth more than gold. They’re giving them gold and votes.

“I’m actually understating the gravity of the problem. … I’m telling you, this stuff is frightening. And the fact that mainstream media and that my friends the Democrats are pretty much ignoring what I’m saying — not all of them but most of them are — that’s outrageous! And that’s because they’re the ones benefiting at the moment from these manipulations,” added Epstein, who is neither a conservative nor a Trump supporter.

DEAR REPUBLICANS: If You Want To Win This Election Do Something about tech censorship

By every real-world indicator, this election should be a slam dunk for Republicans. The President is going up against a man who can’t piece together two sentences without a major gaffe. The House of Representatives is wide open with at least 45 seats that can and should be flipped from blue to red and less than a dozen that can be flipped red to blue. The Senate is still a question mark but there are great indicators that vulnerable seats can be held and at least a couple of sitting Democrats can be unseated.

But in the virtual world, the picture is far less rosy. Polls, as unreliable as they are, still seem to draw the attention of far too many voters. This threatens to dishearten conservatives while pushing voters who are sitting on the fence to take the natural human step of backing the horses they think can win. Mainstream media is a joke but still holds sway as the propaganda machines continue to spew pro-Democrat rhetoric. Big Tech continues their onslaught on conservative thought while enjoying the protections of Section 230.

There’s nothing Republican lawmakers can do about the first two. Polls will continue to be polls and mainstream media will continue to spew lies. But lawmakers do have some sway over Big Tech, particularly when it comes to the blatant censorship they displayed yesterday over the Hunter Biden story. Accounts were suspended. Links were suppressed. Discussions were curtailed. All the while, Twitter and Facebook continue to pretend like they’re “platforms.”

With Nancy Pelosi in control of the House, there is zero chance of passing legislation that stops Big Tech censorship. But legislation isn’t the only superpower national legislators have. Senate committees can call hearings. Just because they’re in the process of trying to confirm Amy Coney Barrett does not mean they can’t walk and chew gum at the same time. Mitch McConnell and his committee chairs have the power to ask questions and expose the censorship that’s happening right before our eyes.

Members of Congress are not powerless, either. Pelosi may not do anything, nor will her committee chairs, but individual Representatives can speak out and spark action away from Capitol Hill. When I interviewed Marjorie Taylor Greene, she was very clear that one of her priorities when she gets to Congress is to go after Big Tech censorship. She was fresh off a Twitter suspension of her own when we talked, so it was top of mind. Yesterday, she said what many of us have been thinking for a while. It may be drastic, but it may also be the best way Republicans can truly leave a mark on Twitter that will make them think harder about what they’ve been doing for the last four years.

 

 

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WITHOUT FREE SPEECH THERE IS NO WESTERN CIV. PERIOD:  Charlie Hebdo, NY Post, And Censorship.

Censorship. That is what Charlie Hebdo and the NY Post have in common. Both must be censored for daring to print the wrong story or cartoon according to the dictates of a few.

In 2015, the Charlie Hebdo offices were attacked and 12 people lost their lives, all because of printing cartoons mocking Mohammed. He must not be mocked, therefore the attacks were justified. Just last month the trials for those responsible for the attacks started.

“The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has republished the same cartoons about the Prophet Muhammad and Islam that prompted a deadly attack on the magazine in 2015, an act that will be seen by some as a commitment to free speech and by others as reckless provocation.

The publication coincides with the start on Wednesday of the long-awaited terrorism trial of people accused as accomplices in the attack — potentially cathartic for a nation that was deeply scarred by that act of brutality. The magazine posted the cartoons online on Tuesday and they will appear in print on Wednesday.”

As The NY Times puts it, this is or could be a serious problem because of the sensitivity concerns involving race, religion, and ethnicity which evidently clashes with freedom of expression. The NY Times should know, they ditched political cartoons last year rather than face any criticism or backlash if a ‘toon goes wrong.