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Turns out it wasn’t Russia who was trying to control the election last year, it was SOCIAL MEDIA!

Censorship by social media

 

Since Donald Trump won the presidential election, liberals have been howling at the moon, or as they plan to do on November 8, 2017, “screaming helplessly at the sky,” consistently accusing social media giants of allowing “fake news” to spread, then screeching about “Russian ads” on social media. But in congressional testimony, we see proof of what many conservatives and Wikileaks accused Twitter and Facebook of during the election cycle: Censoring news and deliberately hiding news not favorable to Hillary Clinton.  Turns out any activity by Russia was so tiny it would not have made even a small ripple in the election pond.

Twitter’s general counsel Sean Edgett testified before U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism on October 31.  The committee’s investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election found that merely four percent of tweets using the hashtag #PodestaEmails (referring to the Wikileaks publications of emails leaked from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta), and only two percent of tweets using the hashtag #DNCLeak (referring to Wikileaks publication of emails leaked from John Podesta) actually came from Russian linked accounts.

What Edgett actually testified shows that while Russia had far less than impressive reach or influence, Twitter itself directly attempted to influence the 2016 election by arbitrarily censoring and hiding information that Twitter users were highly interested in. Why? Because it did not fit Twitter’s agenda and did not favor their candidate of choice.

From his testimony:

We found that slightly under 4% of Tweets containing #PodestaEmails came from accounts with potential links to Russia, and that those Tweets accounted for less than 20% of impressions within the first seven days of posting. Approximately 75% of impressions on the trending topic were views by U.S.-based users. A significant portion of these impressions, however, are attributable to a handful of high-profile accounts, primarily @Wikileaks. At least one heavily-retweeted Tweet came from another potentially Russia-linked account that showed signs of automation.

With respect to #DNCLeak, approximately 23,000 users posted around 140,000 unique Tweets with that hashtag in the relevant period. Of those Tweets, roughly 2% were from potentially Russian-linked accounts. As noted above, our automated systems at the time detected, labeled, and hid just under half (48%) of all the original Tweets with #DNCLeak. Of the total Tweets with the hashtag, 0.84% were hidden and also originated from accounts that met at least one of the criteria for a Russian-linked account. Those Tweets received 0.21% of overall Tweet impressions. We learned that a small number of Tweets from several large accounts were principally responsible for the propagation of this trend. In fact, two of the ten most-viewed Tweets with #DNCLeak were posted by @Wikileaks, an account with millions of followers.

Wikileaks exposed the DNC corruption, showing that the DNC actively worked in favor of the Clinton campaign and actively against the Bernie Sanders campaign to rig the primaries, something which former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, Donna Brazile, confirmed yet again on Thursday, November 2, 2017, as she exposed rampant corruption within both the DNC and the Hillary Clinton camapign.

After Wikileaks published those leaked emails, former head of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was forced to resign her position as the DNC chair.

As evidence by Edgett’s own claim that 75 percent of the impressions on the #PodestaEmails hashtag were viewed by U.S. based users, and the overwhelmingly high percentage of tweets using the #DNCLeak hashtag that were unrelated to accounts that might or might not have been linked to Russia, interest within the U.S. was high in regards to the Wikileaks revelations, hence two of the top ten most-viewed tweets coming directly from the Wikileaks account.  So we have published information that U.S. citizens using Twitter were extremely interested in, and we’re told Twitter “hid” that information (“censored” it) from nearly half of their users.

Now, using liberals’ own logic here, if seeing a tweet that might have come from a Russian is to be considered “meddling” in an election, then hiding nearly half the tweets about a topic U.S. citizens are extremely interested in must also be considered “meddling.”

From Breitbart:

#DNCLeaks was one of the top trending topics on Twitter on July 22 with over 250,000 tweets reportedly made under the hashtag after the WikiLeaks release of more than 19,000 leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee.

Later on in the day, however, the hashtag reportedly disappeared from the trending bar for some 20 minutes, before reappearing under the less popular hashtag “#DNCleak.”

“The change meant that those investigating the new trending hashtag would not see all of the other posts tagged under the previous version, effectively hiding over 250,000 tweets from the public,” the report noted.

None of this came up in Edgett’s testimony Tuesday, which adds further questions to the already egregious partisan censorship that Twitter seems guilty of.

Edgett said that prior to the election, “we also detected and took action on activity relating to hashtags that have since been reported as manifestations of efforts to interfere with the 2016 election,” even though what he calls “interference” was in the majority of cases a simple effort to “influence” the election by providing damning true information about the Hillary Clinton campaign, which is a normal thing during presidential campaigns.

One more note on Twitter’s meddling and their hypocrisy. It is being reported that not only did Twitter welcome Russian ads, they actively sought and pressed Russia Today to ramp up their election related ad buys by offering them 15 percent of their total shares of elections advertising.

ZeroHedge points out that RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan virtually smacks Twitter and liberals claiming that “ad buys” are somehow an attempt to influence elections by highlighting that “similar campaigns are conducted by the American media in the Russian segment of Twitter.”

This is forcing us to go a step further and come clean that we also spent money on advertising at airports, in taxis, on billboards, on the Internet, on TV and radio. Even CNN ran our commercials,” Simonyan said. “By the way, similar campaigns are conducted by the American media in the Russian segment of Twitter. It’ll be very interesting to find out how much they spend on it, who they target and for what purpose.”

While Twitter is just admitting to censoring and hiding relevant election related information from their users, Facebook had previously admitted to blocking posts with Wikileaks links and after they were busted publicly for doing so back in July 2016, then claimed it was an “accident.”

While we have wondered many times if someone like former White House Chief Strategist and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steve Bannon was behind what appears to be a coordinated effort to take down the establishment liberal “elite,” we do note via some direct quotes by Bannon reported on by Newsweek that if he wasn’t behind the initial phase, he is most definitely going after Hollywood now, saying Bannon is “declaring a new phase of war on the entertainment industry.”

“Hollywood isn’t a new battlefront for Breitbart, it’s the original battle,” Bannon told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview published Thursday. “The fact that it’s blowing itself up isn’t a new stage in the culture war, it’s an inevitable one,” he added. “They’ve ignored half the country’s values for far too long and now these Hollywood elitists’ values are publicly on display, and bankrupt.

“These are the same people who disingenuously seized the moral high ground as they attacked our president based on a standard they do not live by,” said Bannon, who helped found Breitbard and returned as executive chairman after departing the administration. “Americans took their country back not only from the permanent political class but also from these phony culture brokers who have waged war against their way of life for decades. Make no mistake, we didn’t start this war, but how Hollywood responds from here will determine whether or not it survives.”

With Barack Obama recently claiming that Breitbart News managed to “shift the entire media narrative in a different direction — in a powerful direction,” during the 2016 election, it is perhaps appropriate that Breitbart has been at the forefront of taking on Hollywood, the MSM, and the Uranium One story (which they first started beating the drum on with the “Clinton Cash” back in 2016), and now spotlighting social media’s direct attempts, via censorship, to actively influence the 2016 president election.

It stretches the imagination to think that the sexual abuse scandals rocking both Hollywood and the MSM, at the same time that the new information is coming out in regards to the Uranium One story, plus the recent exposure of the Democratic funding for the “Trump dossier,” and now social media giants being shown to have meddled in U.S. elections with even some media outlets saying Facebook, Twitter and Google should all be regulated, is just coincidence.

Really?  Not hardly.  The problem with the liberals is that they are not smart enough to stop digging their hole when it’s already more than deep enough to bury them.

 

[From an article published by ALL NEWS PIPELINE]

 

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As always, posted for your edification and enlightenment by

NORM ‘n’ AL, Minneapolis
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The dam is breaking on the corruption in DC with multiple scandals implicating some major DC players, all apparently surrounding Hillary Clinton

Some huge news is out which ties directly into what may be the biggest scandal yet to hit Hillary and Bill Clinton.

Directly on the heels of three major scandals in the last three weeks alone, including the Uranium One revelations, the funding of the Kremlin disinformation campaign dubbed the “Trump dossier,” and former interim DNC chair Donna Brazile’s recent bombshells on how the Clinton campaign took over the DNC before the primaries and rigged the process of Clinton being “selected” as the Democratic nominee.

In ANP’s most recent article about the three “watergate-level scandals” engulfing Hillary Clinton right now, we highlighted how many people were wondering if the reason everyone seems to be throwing her under the bus was that more was coming, something bigger and worse than what has been revealed over the last few weeks.  We now have the answer to what that may be.

More scandal for Hillary...

Yesterday news from Saudi Arabia dominated headlines when a huge anti-corruption crackdown occurred, netting the ouster  and detainment of dozens of ministers, Princes and former government officials, including Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, who is known as the “de-facto public face of Saudi finance” and has heavily invested in U.S. corporate giants like Citigroup, Apple, 21st Century Fox and Twitter.

While unrelated as far as we know, it does bear mentioning that Bin Talal also owns the Four Seasons, the four highest floors of Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, where the recent mass shooting occurred.

While many are highlighting how Alwaleed publicly slammed President Trump during the election cycle, what isn’t being discussed at length in the mainstream media is the direct connections between the Podesta Group, Hillary Clinton and the Saudis, which was detailed back in 2016, nor the connections between Prince Alwaweed Bin Talal and Clinton’s former top aide, Huma Abedin.

Breitbart detailed Huma Abedin’s connections back in February 2016:

According to the official website of Prince Alaweed, one of the members of the Supreme Advisory board for his Al-Resalah TV network is “Dr. Abdullah Naseef, President of World Muslim Congress and President of Forum For Social Studies (FFSS).”

As Breitbart News has extensively documented, Al-Resalah TV board member Dr. Naseef is the longtime benefactor of top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s family business, the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs.

Connections between the Podesta Group and the Clinton campaign were revealed by none other than HuffPost back in August 2016:

If I told you that Democratic Party lobbyist Tony Podesta, whose brother John Podesta chairs Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, is a registered foreign agent on the Saudi government’s payroll, you’d probably think I was a Trump-thumping, conspiratorial nutcase. But it’s true.

The lobby firm created by both Tony and John Podesta in 1988 receives $140,000 a month from the Saudi government, a government that beheads nonviolent dissidents, uses torture to extract forced confessions, doesn’t allow women to drive, and bombs schools, hospitals and residential neighborhoods in neighboring Yemen.

The Podesta Group’s March 2016 filing, required under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, shows that Tony Podesta himself oversees the Saudi account. At the same time, Tony Podesta is also a top campaign contributor and bundler for Hillary Clinton. So while one brother runs the campaign, the other brother funds it with earnings that come, in part, from the Saudis.

Continued scandal for Hillary...

It is also noteworthy that the “Saudi regime by itself has donated between $10 million and $25 million to the Clinton Foundation, with donations coming as late as 2014, as she prepared her presidential run,” as reported by the Intercept in August 2016.

The connections are undeniable and we now know from multiple reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Tony Podesta among others as he goes after “lobbyists who violated lobbying laws, or worked as foreign agents without properly registering it with the Justice Department.”

Tony Podesta recently stepped down from his position with the Podesta Group after becoming a subject in Mueller’s probe. Podesta was quoted as saying he “doesn’t intend to go quietly, or learn how to play golf,” and that he “needs to fight this as an individual, but doesn’t want the firm to fight it.”

Given the aforementioned connections, along with the ongoing investigations into lobbyists, including Tony Podesta, in conjunction with the mass detainment of the ministers, Princes and former Saudi officials, specifically Bin Talal, the Clinton machine as well as the Obama regime may be caught up in a major take down right now.

Zach Hall succinctly concludes his article titled “Saudi Royalty Arrests Rock Clinton-Obama Regime,” with the following rundown of what we may be witnessing right now:

Bin Salaman’s rise may allow Saudi to accelerate a recent plan to reduce the kingdom’s reliance on oil, which includes the partial privatization of state oil company Aramco. Trump has recently pitched for Aramco to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange, a move that would boost the Saudi Arabian economy. This may also be a sign bin Salaman is involved a coordinated effort to confront the corrupt individuals with the Saudi government who participated in pay-to-play schemes with American foundations tied directly to high-level U.S. politicians, including Obama and Clinton.

Given the high profile nature of the Saudi royalty arrests, pressure increases on American law enforcement in Trump’s administration to follow through with indictments and arrests of the Obama-Clinton regime officials involved.

As speculation bubbles around looming indictments of Tony Podesta, John Podesta, Hillary Clinton, and others, charges against bin Talal and other Saudi royalty may well be related to money laundering and bribery schemes that implicate the Uranium One parties and transactions within the Obama-Clinton regime already being investigated.

Is it just a coincidence that President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who is a senior advisor, along with deputy national security adviser Dina Powell and Jason Greenblatt, special representative for international negotiations, traveled to Saudi Arabia last week in a previously unnounced trip?

With the Podesta connection to the Mueller probe, it would be remiss of us to not address the now-viral rumor and try to separate fact from the rumors that are swirling around. We continue to see chatter that Tony Podesta has been arrested…… that is unconfirmed and right now appears to be just a rumor that stemmed from some Internet forums, conflating the fact that there are two sealed indictments listed by the DC U.S. District Court, from November 2 – November 4, 2017, and an arrest report that no one seems to be able to access naming Tony Podesta, first because it requires payment and a “free trial,” and second some of those that have attempted are claiming they are getting a “access limited for security reasons” message.

More Clinton scandal surfacing...
There are two sealed indictments. It is unknown who the defendants (because they are sealed!) are or whether or not they have anything to do with Mueller’s probe. They could be, or they could be completely unrelated.

The second rumor floating around right now is that Huma Abedin may be indicted. This one was first mentioned by former Project Veritas employee Laura Loomer who has been investigating the Vegas shooting of late, when she tweeted on Saturday “I’m hearing #Weiner’s Muslim Brotherhood wife @HumaAbedin may be indicted on Monday as well.”

Since we are trying to separate rumor from fact in regards to the other recent scandal engulfing Hillary Clinton regarding the information revealed by former interim DNC chair Donna Brazile, the Intercept does a very good job debunking four patently false claims made by the MSM in the last week alone, including Viral Falsehood #1: The Clinton/DNC agreement cited by Brazile only applied to the general election, not the primary; Viral Falsehood #2: Bernie Sanders signed the same agreement with the DNC that Clinton did; Viral Falsehood #3: Brazile stupidly thought she could unilaterally remove Clinton as the nominee, and; Viral Falsehood #4: Evidence has emerged proving that the content of WikiLeaks documents and emails was doctored.

The dam is breaking on the corruption in DC with multiple scandals implicating some major DC players, all seemingly surrounding Hillary Clinton. The coincidence in timing with others in the media and Democratic politicians like Brazile and Senator Elizabeth Warren tossing Clinton under the bus — and Mueller’s ever-expanding probes which seem to be uncovering ‘collusion’ unrelated to President Trump at all — cannot be ignored.

 

[From an article published by ALL NEWS PIPELINE]

 

NORM ‘n’ AL Note:  If ANYONE in or out of the government is interested in finding glaring corruption and scandal and wrong-doing that should be sufficient to indict one or more perpetrators, why don’t we focus on Hillary and Obama for a while and see what turns up? They can’t seem to take even a step without another pile of you-know-what showing up in the news somewhere!

 

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As always, posted for your edification and enlightenment by

NORM ‘n’ AL, Minneapolis
normal@usa1usa.com
612.239.0970

 

 

 

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