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Mon Mar 23, 2020, 04:55 PM

Republicans: It's time to ban the Chinese government from Twitter for its 'whitewash' of coronavirus

Source: Business Insider



Republicans: It's time to ban the Chinese government from Twitter for its 'whitewash' of coronavirus history
David Choi 23 hours ago


Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Rep. Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin in a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey urged that the Chinese government should be banned from the platform.
The two Republicans stressed that the Chinese government was using the social media platform to "disseminate propaganda" amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"While the coronavirus pandemic is afflicting families, governments, and markets around the world, the Chinese Communist Party is waging a massive propaganda campaign to rewrite the history of COVID-19 and whitewash the Party's lies to the Chinese people and the world," the GOP senators said.



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Both pointed to the Communist Party of China's (CCP) obfuscation over the origins of the coronavirus in recent weeks, when Chinese senior officials alleged without evidence that the US Army "brought" the virus to their country.
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Similar to other authoritarian countries like Iran, Twitter is officially blocked in China. In 2019, Twitter removed nearly 4,800 accounts, over 1,600 of which sent out 2 million tweets that frequently shared news content "with an angle that benefited the diplomatic and geostrategic views of the Iranian state."

Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com/republicans-ban-chinese-government-from-twitter-coronavirus-whitewash-2020-3






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Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska. Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/3/23/1930334/-Republican-wants-China-banned-from-Twitter-for-the-exact-thing-Donald-Trump-is-doing-now

Republican wants China banned from Twitter for the exact thing Donald Trump is doing now


Monday March 23, 2020 · 1:09 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 21: Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) heads into a Republican caucus lunch meeting at the U.S. Capitol December 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. The U.S. Senate will meet Friday to consider a budget bill passed Thursday by the House of Representatives that would fund the federal government and includes more than $500 million for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Senate is unlikely to pass the bill with the wall funding, moving the government closer to a partial shut down just days before the Christmas holiday. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
"Siri, what does 'get a spine' mean?"


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I’ll just drop this clip of Donald Trump saying, "I have seen that where people actually liked, but I didn't feel different. I've always known this is a real—this is a pandemic. I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.” I’ll also drop this story from a little over two weeks before said video, where Trump calls the coronavirus “the new hoax” being pushed by the Democratic Party and deep state.

China’s handling of COVID-19 was clearly problematic. The country, very well known for its authoritarian control over media and public information, is reinventing history to mitigate their terrible handling of the public health crisis. This is a fact. Also a fact: Our current government, under Donald Trump et al., is attempting to reinvent history to mitigate its terrible handling of the public health crisis.

Back when the Senate finally passed some legislation for coronavirus relief, Sen. Sasse joined Republican Sens. Jim Inhofe, Ron Johnson, James Lankford, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Tim Scott, and Marsha Blackburn in voting against the package. And Ben Sasse is historically craven, gaslighting American women everywhere during his vote to install beer lover Brett Kavanaugh into the highest court in the land.


Luckily for the GOP, they’ve figured out the best way to help Americans under economic distress is to follow Trump and the GOP leadership as it blows the racist dog whistle of xenophobia and blames others for its own impotency.

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Reply Republicans: It's time to ban the Chinese government from Twitter for its 'whitewash' of coronavirus (Original post)
riversedge Mar 23 OP
fleur-de-lisa Mar 23 #1
iluvtennis Mar 23 #3
catsudon Mar 23 #5
ancianita Mar 23 #12
flibbitygiblets Mar 23 #22
still_one Mar 23 #26
sakabatou Mar 23 #28
denvine Mar 23 #34
AllaN01Bear Mar 23 #2
LuvNewcastle Mar 23 #32
jls4561 Mar 23 #4
Traildogbob Mar 23 #7
flibbitygiblets Mar 23 #23
marble falls Mar 23 #6
gibraltar72 Mar 23 #8
Evolve Dammit Mar 23 #9
bucolic_frolic Mar 23 #10
EarthFirst Mar 23 #11
avebury Mar 23 #13
stillcool Mar 23 #14
turbinetree Mar 23 #20
turbinetree Mar 23 #15
yaesu Mar 23 #16
Nitram Mar 23 #17
yaesu Mar 23 #18
rickyhall Mar 23 #19
ClusterFreak Mar 23 #21
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 23 #24
KT2000 Mar 23 #25
Ferrets are Cool Mar 23 #27
SWBTATTReg Mar 23 #29
C Moon Mar 23 #30
RhodeIslandOne Mar 23 #31
onetexan Mar 23 #33

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 04:56 PM

1. By that reasoning, Dumpy should be banned too.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 04:58 PM

3. Exactly. nt

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 05:01 PM

5. i agree

ban both fake news outlet

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 05:25 PM

12. ALL Republicans. China's actions and reportage to the world shows the opposite to be true.

This is more noise hustle by Trump's henchmen, beta tested through Business Insider, echoed by Kos, to see how well different kinds of "cover stories" get believed before the summer political campaign revs up for Trump. Both sources benefit from increased ad buy with more clicks. This isn't just about what Twitter should do.

Business Insider doesn't have good capitalist news to report, so it floats frames from the WH; why, it's almost as if they're desperate to profit from public desperation, and eventually presidential favor if their distraction works.

I don't know just who is italicized and bolded in the last section, so I can't comment on that, just the linked sources.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 05:52 PM

22. My first thought as well

How many proven lies has he made via Twitter?

Not to mention that it shouldn't be required to use an app to get official information from the POTUS.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 06:02 PM

26. +++

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 06:07 PM

28. Yep

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 09:33 PM

34. Exactly! My very first thought!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 04:56 PM

2. its time to ban trump from twitter.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 08:17 PM

32. Yes it is.

All he does is troll. I haven't seen him send out any useful information from his account. He either lies or talks shit about other people. Twitter is just one example of how nothing good comes from that man. He is a waste of flesh.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 04:59 PM

4. You should run a scan on your spellcheck software

Apparently it has substituted "Chinese government" for "tRump administration".

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Response to jls4561 (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 05:07 PM

7. Good call GOP

Masks, PED's, medical equipment, medicine, reagents for pharmaceuticals are just a few things we get from Jinuh. We owe them trillions in dept. Donny and Princess Ivanka have millions fron Jinuh shit they sell. We put huge tariffs on the things (except trump shit) we need to save lives here. So piss em off GOP. Russia needs banned from Twitter. That gave us trump, the most deadly virus we are fighting. We have a deadly virus in our nation and a cancer in the White House and GOP and no medicine for either. MAGA!

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Response to jls4561 (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 05:53 PM

23. LOL, I see what you did there!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 05:04 PM

6. Only if we can take Dr Trump down, too.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 05:07 PM

8. January 3rd 2020. A day that will live in infamy.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 05:10 PM

9. They need an enemy to distract and deflect That simple. Don't buy any of it. More GOP BS

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 05:17 PM

10. How about the Whitewash Hoaxer in the White House?

"It's a hoax." Remember?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 05:18 PM

11. Please media; do not let this meme take a footing...

Expose the shit out of the failings of the Trump Administration in their response to COVID.

Do NOT let them change the narrative by blaming China for their missteps.

You allowed them to rebrand White Nationalists by carrying out their rebranding “alt-right” campaign; fuck if you’ll let this one pass too...

Please don’t fail us.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 05:27 PM

13. Isn't that pot calling the kettle? nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 05:36 PM

14. I wonder where they're getting their..

talking points from? They're like a frigging chorus....or as Scooter Libby would say...they turn in clusters because their roots connect them

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Response to stillcool (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 05:42 PM

20. Heritage Foundation....libertarian Cato Foundation

and lets not forget the all time favorite of these cretins, the Federalist Society, after all there "guy" wants to just rip up the habeas corpus rule and indefinite jail time...................and there all in.............

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 05:36 PM

15. Looks like Sasse is about to kiss, lick his phone.......................

and this asshole voted to help enable treason.................

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 05:37 PM

16. How about banning that orange blob that effects every household in America. nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 05:38 PM

17. Ban China? Ban Trump!!!!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 05:39 PM

18. Hey numb nuts repukes, way to go, pissing off the country that supplies us with most drugs,supplies

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 05:41 PM

19. Propagandists shouldn't point fingers at other propagandists.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 05:48 PM

21. Ok and while we're at it...

....let's ban Fox News from broadcasting their whitewash of the Trump presidency, and of Republican malfeasance in general.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 05:58 PM

24. Std playbook: gin up a ridiculous controversy to deflect from tRump and themselves. . . . nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 06:01 PM

25. Stupid

They are rushing out their findings and sharing it with the world.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 06:04 PM

27. Kettle, meet pot. The Irony....it HURTS.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 06:14 PM

29. Idiots. China has had longer experience in dealing w/ the CV, may have some helpful suggestions...

on handling, etc. These people are simply using the dog whistle of racism, as usual, to gaslight their pathetic performance and ignoring the signs of CV creeping upon us.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 06:17 PM

30. Once again, the GOP is following the commander in thief's boneheaded theories.

And these orders are probably coming from the Kremlin.
Trump and his admin fucked the country up, and the GOP wants the media to blame it all on China.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 07:18 PM

31. Ben Sasse is a waste of time

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 08:22 PM

33. It's not the Chinese who needs to be banned from Twitter. It's the Idiot-in-Chief.

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