Germans impervious to irony?
Elon Musk, that self-described free speech absolutist, apparently hasn't succeeded in forcing Twitter to recognize the internationally-recognized human right of freedom of expression. At least not in Germany. Twitter sent me an email last night explaining that my tweet "Uncle Adolf stands with Ukraine, how about you?" is illegal in Germany. How can that be?... Read More
The two most pressing issues of the day are Elon Musk’s plan to reinstate freedom of speech on Twitter and an impending war with Russia. Maybe these two issues can be tied together? First, let’s take a trip down Memory Lane and remember how we got to the point where we are begging a billionaire... Read More
This is how Big Tech techno-feudalism works. They're sooooooo predictable. Friends in California had warned me I was on the radar. On Twitter for only 6 months, and the number of followers rose too fast. I sent a written complaint. They replied they are reviewing the account. I don't expect any humans to be involved... Read More
Russia is refusing to take out any infrastructure. The energy, water, and internet are still on. They’re trying not to make people mad, and they’re trying to not make it so a lot needs to be rebuilt when they install a new government. The Western media is saying that Russia is having a hard time.... Read More
These Biden people have gone beyond the pale, and beyond parody. Twitter censored Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president. Nigeria responded by banning Twitter. The US government is now shilling Twitter talking points, claiming that stopping censorship is the real censorship. The State Department issued a statement demanding that Nigeria reverse the ban. “The United States condemns... Read More
I’m just glad someone in the world listens to me. (To be clear, I didn’t talk to the President Muhammed, but because I live in Nigeria, the government is familiar with the site.) CBS News: It just makes you want to punch a hole in the wall, doesn’t it? Twitter is literally being blocked because... Read More
Mnar Muhawesh speaks with journalist Daniel McAdams about being permanently banned from Twitter, social media censorship and more.
Americans, being an insouciant people, are unaware and unconcerned that their addiction to social media supports the Gestapo Police State. Both Twitter and Facebook are mechanisms by which the police state imposes censorship on Americans and casts aside the First Amendment. Social media is also used to isolate truth-tellers and to disappear dissidents who expose... Read More
They blame the clergy. The social network's free discussion contrasts with Riyadh's official line on the rise of radicals
What is the connection between Saudi Arabia and the rise of the Islamic State (Isis) militants? Did the Saudi state and the Gulf monarchies foster the growth of Isis and other jihadi movements in Syria only to find they had created a Frankenstein monster that today threatens the political status quo? Is the House of... Read More
Or, A Useful—if Inadvertent—Demonstration of the Power of the Information-Freedom Death Star
[Counterpunch kindly ran this piece on its website. However, the formatting gremlins attacked them and some of the quotes I made from Mr. Rogin's article weren't displayed properly, making them look like my words instead of his. This was completely inadvertent and I've asked Counterpunch to correct the error. If necessary, please refer to this... Read More