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Wed May 15, 2019, 07:59 PM

White House escalates war against Facebook, Google and Twitter with a campaign asking users to share

Source: Washington Post

The White House on Wednesday escalated its war against Silicon Valley when it announced an unprecedented campaign asking Internet users to share if they had been censored on Facebook, Google and Twitter, tapping into President Trump’s long-running claim that tech giants are biased against conservatives.

The effort, which the White House said on Twitter was directed at users “no matter your views,” seeks to collect names, contact information and other details from Americans. The survey asks whether they have encountered problems on Facebook, Instagram, Google-owned YouTube, Twitter or other social media sites — companies the president frequently takes aim at for alleged political censorship.

“Too many Americans have seen their accounts suspended, banned, or fraudulently reported for unclear ‘violations’ of user policies,” the survey claims.

The White House also asked users for permission to send new email newsletters about “President Trump’s fight for free speech," so that the administration “can update you without relying on platforms like Facebook and Twitter.” The president is one of Twitter’s most prolific users, regularly blasting out his political thoughts to more than 60 million followers on the site.

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By Tony Romm May 15 at 7:32 PM


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/05/15/white-house-escalates-war-against-facebook-google-twitter-with-campaign-asking-users-share-stories-censorship/



Full headline: White House escalates war against Facebook, Google and Twitter with a campaign asking users to share stories of censorship

Earlier in LBN: White House declines to back Christchurch call to stamp out online extremism amid free speech concerns

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Reply White House escalates war against Facebook, Google and Twitter with a campaign asking users to share (Original post)
Eugene May 15 OP
dhol82 May 15 #1
riversedge May 15 #2
underpants May 15 #3
blueinredohio May 15 #4
Honeycombe8 May 15 #5
dixiegrrrrl May 15 #13
paleotn May 15 #6
Juneboarder May 15 #7
tanyev May 15 #8
Mr.Bill May 15 #9
madashelltoo May 15 #10
The Genealogist May 15 #11
Roy Rolling May 15 #12
mwooldri May 15 #14
NYC Liberal May 15 #15
erronis May 15 #16
Lucky Luciano May 16 #19
dixiegrrrrl May 16 #24
yaesu May 15 #17
cstanleytech May 15 #18
The Mouth May 16 #22
duforsure May 16 #20
pangaia May 16 #21
truthisfreedom May 16 #23

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:03 PM

1. Interesting. I know of a number of progressive posters who have been sent to FB jail

several times over the last six months.
Wonder what the right would think of them?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:04 PM

2. good gawd!! Trumps priorites are sickening.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #2)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:07 PM

3. Nooooothing better to do I guess

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:07 PM

4. I might have thoughts and prayers for them when Twitter bans Trump.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:10 PM

5. Because they've lost a lot of their Russian trolls, they need an army of batsh*t crazy RWers...

flooding the internet with RW messages. A call to arms.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #5)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:03 PM

13. Bingo. n/t

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:10 PM

6. Ha!

Go get 'em, shitler. See how THAT plays in court.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:12 PM

7. Hmmm...

Maybe we should be flooding their survey from a progressive standpoint? You know they'll get plenty of repukes notifying them.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:15 PM

8. And after Facebook and Twitter helped put him in the White House.

He’s got an insatiable appetite for the hands that feed him.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:18 PM

9. They are private companies.

They can censor whatever they want. Doesn't this website censor certain posts?

Freedom of speech is a constitutional right for one to be free of government censorship. Trump was very quick to demand that the NFL censor and sanction football players for their political beliefs, wasn't he?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:22 PM

10. Who ain't they escalating or at war with?

The list would be shorter and more interesting.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:44 PM

11. I suggest all RWers delete their accounts from those platforms, as a protest!

Certainly would make it more pleasant for the non-deplorables of the world.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:56 PM

12. Melanie Pictures LOL

My Facebook comment was rejected for sharing pictures of Melania Trump, early in her career when she could barely afford clothes.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:33 PM

14. One could complain to the WH that DT45 blocked 'em on Twitter.

It's not Facebook, Google or Twitter doing the censoring. It's the Banana Republican PINO.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:46 PM

15. "update you without relying on platforms like Facebook and Twitter"

So they admit that they don't need private platforms to speak.

If private companies have to allow anyone and everyone to use their platform, then why can't I walk into Fox's studios and demand airtime?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:53 PM

16. Careful. This looks like a standard campaign email harvesting attempt.

I haven't looked at the actual communication from Stephen Miller (whoops, Donald McTrump) but this has the hallmarks of Collect, Collate, Coordinate, and Con.

Get email addresses and names, telephone#s. Maybe get some demographic info and political leanings. Rope them in.

Then ask if the target would be willing to talk to the peeResident or appear with him at a rally. Get more information. Solidify with credit-card data.

Bingo - another batch of stupidos to be deluged with robo-emails/calls. Tell them with personalized emails that their Democratic rep/senator was coming to take away their guns or force abortions on their children.

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Response to erronis (Reply #16)

Thu May 16, 2019, 03:59 AM

19. This

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Response to erronis (Reply #16)

Thu May 16, 2019, 11:38 PM

24. double bingo.



Plus, of course, fund raising targets.

sadly, there will be a lot of takers.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 10:40 PM

17. fascism

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 11:03 PM

18. Even if this claim was real its part of what having a free market and letting companies

run their businesses with little government interference and oversight.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #18)

Thu May 16, 2019, 04:13 PM

22. "Freedom of the press

is limited to those who own one"

Ben Franklin (attributed)

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 06:25 AM

20. Businesses and other should realize

He wants o dictate to all businesses , including farmers, what they can and can not do, and before long he'll be telling farmers what they can plant , and what they can't plant, or he'll threaten them, and withhold any funds given to them . He does the same thing with everything he does, his way or else. He's no friend to any businesses in this country. He's intentionally hurting them now.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 11:41 AM

21. Right. As if any liberals are going to complain to trump....




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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 04:17 PM

23. He's collecting all the info in RW trolls. Amazing.

He can have it. Fuck him.

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