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[Official] Censorship from governmental actors thread

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by Os Trigonum, May 28, 2021.

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    Democrats Threaten Matt Taibbi With Jail Time Over Twitter Files Testimony
    Weaponization of the federal government, indeed

    https://reason.com/2023/04/20/matti-taibbi-stacey-plaskett-jail-time-twitter-files-perjury/

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    The congresswoman's basis for accusing Taibbi of perjury is a handful of errors that he made during the publication of the Twitter Files. These mistakes caught the attention of MSNBC's Mehdi Hasan, who skewered Taibbi in an interview and suggested the entire Twitter Files project rested upon a house of cards.

    It is true that Taibbi made some errors: In one of his tweets about the web of organizations engaged in identifying so-called misinformation on Twitter, he confused CISA, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency—an organ of the federal government—with CIS, the Center for Internet Security—a nonprofit. Hasan has never sufficiently explained why this mistake would render the Twitter Files obsolete; in fact, both organizations participated in the Election Integrity Partnership, a Stanford University project that sought to monitor the election-related discourse on social media. Taibbi pointed out this fact in a tweet admitting to the mistake.

    Regardless, it is obviously not the case that Taibbi committed perjury. Plaskett's letter describes the CISA/CIS mistake as an "intentional" one; this is simply false. Taibbi did not willfully mischaracterize the two organizations; when he rewrote "CIS" as "CISA," he honestly thought the tweet in question had referred to the government agency rather than the nonprofit.

    Aaron Terr, director of public advocacy at the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE), described Plaskett's letter as shocking.

    "The mistake in Taibbi's tweet does not show that he knowingly lied to Congress," says Terr. "It's hard to think of anything more chilling to a free press than threatening a journalist with prison time based on a single, corrected mistake in their reporting."
    more at the link
     
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    vindictive like the CCP

    that's how socialists are
     
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    Yes because the Right never threatens to jail people they don’t like.
     
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    Excellent. He deserves at least 5 slaps across the face.
     
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    "Don't lock her up!". That's what they were shouting I think.
     
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    More evil has been committed in the name of (national)socialism than any other ideology.
     
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    You do know that the Nazis were virulently anti-communist?
     
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    Chicago and San Francisco and Los Angeles need to jail lots of people
     
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    Capitalism is that you have one account
    Socialism is that you have multiple accounts cause you’re jealous that 99ers are so much better than you
    @Os Trigonum
     
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    Freedom of speech breh
     
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    yeah makes sense. it's working so well already. ignore what is causing it and just jail more people. derp

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    And when Republican members of Congress have threatened to sue and jails journalists?
     
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    [Religion has entered the chat]
     
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    Ban the books. Demonize education. Keep them dumb & ignorant. Cut (and sometimes steal to finance volleyball facilities) social spending. Increase the Pentagon's budget. Lastly, lock them up to work for free and profit.
     
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    Yes except of course when it’s about woke stuff or criticizing Ron DeSantis then we need to pass laws against it and the parties that express it. ;)
     
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    Put the criminals in jail and send them on the next star ship launch
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