This is the biggest news of the day — by far. DACA is illegal and this case needs to be brought before the Supreme Court. It is time for DACA to end once and for all. America First!
This is a good first step in ending Biden’s border crisis.
Facebook Oversight Board co-chair and Helle Thorning-Schmidt made it very clear that she does not believe free speech is a human right.
“How do you moderate content and how do you find that balance between human rights and free speech, which is a human right, but also other human rights because free speech is not an absolute human right,” the censorship head asked during a live stream this week.
“It has to be balanced with all the human rights and that is what the oversight is there to do,” she added.
Thorning-Schmidt is one of the 20 people who sit on Facebook’s newest attempt to create a mass censorship campaign, which the White House just recently publicly endorsed. The board masquerades as a means of providing support to “people’s right to free expression and ensure those rights are being adequately respected.”
The board’s actions, however, contradict that mission. Their decisions about former President Donald Trump’s ban from the platform and their continued efforts to subdue alternative opinions about COVID-19 have shown, they give anything but an accurate and fair look at content moderation.
“Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right,” the website clearly states, despite employing the efforts of people such as Thorning-Schmidt who spew anti-free speech rhetoric.
Instead of promoting and respecting “free expression, through independent judgment” as the oversight organization pledges to do, at least half of the “outside experts and civic leaders” who sit on the exclusive board are products of and often contribute to higher education institutes, which are overrun with leftist policies designed to crush dissent.
Thorning-Schmidt is just one of the many censorship czars who fit the elite bureaucrat status Facebook seems so keen to boost despite promises to promote diversity. Much like former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Nick Clegg’s quick rise to prominence within the Big Tech company after joining in 2018, Thorning-Schmidt assumed the role as one of the four co-chairs of the oversight committee shortly after its establishment in 2020.
Under her profile on the website, the oversight board touts Thorning-Schmidt’s experience as former Prime Minister of Denmark, membership in multiple parliaments, her expertise in “human rights,” and her deep connections to foreign policy think tanks as reasons why she brings insight to the censorship organization. It also mentions Thorning-Schmidt’s service on multiple corporate boards across the globe, a merit held by several others on the suppression committee who were chosen by Facebook and the four co-chairs.
Many of the other members have also been entrenched in the global swamp of politics, government, and corrupt corporate media for decades, such former Clinton and Obama administration staffer Suzanne Nossel who publicly called the New York Times’ controversial decision to run Sen. Tom Cotton’s call for law and order a “mistake,” and Maina Kiai, a former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, and Emi Palmor, the former Director General of the Ministry of Justice in Israel.
Michael McConnell, another board member who was initiated at the oversight committee’s creation in 2020, served as a U.S. Circuit Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit before spending time as the Director of the Stanford Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School. Ronaldo Lemos didn’t do time in the government but shortly after he joined the social media censorship committee, he accepted a position as Visiting Chair Professor of Technology at the Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
Others such as Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Alan Rusbridger – who made the executive decision to destroy hard drives containing information leaked to The Guardian by Edward Snowden – Evelyn Aswad, Catalina Botero-Marino, Katherine Chen, Nicolas Suzor, and András Sajó all work in academia.
While the members joined the board with the intent to expel any harmful content they deem as “misinformation,” they’ve forced the banning or suppression by ever-shifting Facebook policies through a difficult appeals process filled with stipulations and hoops.
Like Thorning-Schmidt, who previously argued in favor of Facebook’s oversight board colluding with other tech oligarchs to create a mass digital suppression campaign that spreads across all platforms, the oversight board overlooks the long list of politically motivated digital throttling completed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others to express a subtle hope that the new emphasis on content regulation will be an independent solution separate from Facebook that could eventually be capitalized on by other companies.
It was all a Big Lie.
We’ve all been fed lies for months now.
And Democrats and the media continue to push the lies.
It was never an insurrection. It was never an armed mob. It was a pipe bomb found outside the RNC on the day of the protests.
And they’ve never found the culprit. Funny how that works!
Hello, deep state!
The Examiner reported on this back in February.
The discovery of a pipe bomb outside the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington on Jan. 6 prompted police to evacuate two congressional buildings, not, as was believed, the attack on the U.S. Capitol, senators heard Tuesday.
U.S. Capitol Police learned of the discovery of two pipe bombs on Capitol Hill around the same time, just before 1 p.m. ET that Wednesday. Capitol Police responded to one bomb discovered by an RNC staff member at the organization’s office, just a few blocks from the Capitol. Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to a second pipe bomb that was spotted outside the nearby Democratic National Committee headquarters. Each department sent officers to respond, hurting the Capitol Police’s ability to secure the Capitol since MPD was called to the Capitol minutes after the bombs were discovered.
“That resulted in the evacuation of two congressional buildings, the Cannon House Office Building, as well as one of the Library of Congress buildings. So it took extensive resources,” then-Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund said in a joint hearing before the Senate Rules Committee and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Tuesday afternoon.
“So the assault on the Capitol is not what caused the evacuations of those buildings? The discovery of those pipe bombs is what caused the evacuations of those?” asked Republican Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford.
“That is correct,” said Sund.
And yet the lies continue.
This took place during Senator Lankford’s questioning.
Border encounters INCREASED in June to 188,829, new CBP data confirms. This is the FOURTH consecutive month of over 170,000 encounters at our southern border.
As the southern border crisis worsens, the latest U.S. Border Patrol figures show the agency has arrested more than twice as many criminal migrants in the first six months of fiscal year 2021 than it did in all of 2020. The fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30 and the overwhelmed frontline agency is getting slammed with an unprecedented influx of illegal immigrants as the Biden administration extends the welcome matt. Open border groups and their allies in the administration like to portray the migrants as impoverished victims of Latin American violence desperate for a better life in the melting pot to the north.
The data tells a different story. In the first half of this fiscal year, the Border Patrol apprehended 5,018 “criminal aliens” compared to 2,438 in all of fiscal year 2020. The agency defines criminal aliens as individuals who have been convicted of one or more crimes, whether in the U.S. or abroad, prior to interdiction by federal agents. “Records checks of available law enforcement databases following the apprehension of an alien may reveal a history of criminal conviction(s),” the agency explains. “That conviction information is recorded in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection database,” which eventually is released to the public. Of interesting note is that the data, which covers fiscal years 2016 through the present, show a steady decline in criminal alien arrests during the Trump administration after a peak of 12,842 arrests in 2016 under Obama. By 2017 it dipped to 8,531 then 6,698 in 2018 and 4,260 in 2019 before the low of 2,438 last year. At this rate, the Biden administration is set to bring the number of apprehended convicted migrants back up to a new high.
The criminal aliens busted by the Border Patrol in the last few months include 982 convicted of possessing illegal drugs or trafficking, 576 convicted of assault, battery, and domestic violence, 832 guilty of driving under the influence, 381 convicted of burglary, robbery, larceny, theft, and fraud, 265 sex offenders and 162 guilty of Illegal weapons possession, transport, and trafficking. The stats also reveal that 2,765 of the criminal aliens arrested in the first half of this fiscal year were previously deported after illegal entry or illegal reentry. Additionally, seizures of methamphetamine along the Mexican border increased an astounding 91% between February and March, according to Customs and Border Patrol figures. Heroin seizures went up 22% during the same period.
Juárez migrant smugglers issue threat against Border Patrol, Mexican police amid busts
A narco-banner threatening to kill U.S. Border Patrol agents and Mexican police was hung in Juárez amid the current large-scale migrant smuggling on both sides of the Rio Grande.
The banner was found on a pedestrian bridge Wednesday morning, two days after U.S. and Mexican authorities announced new targets in a binational anti-crime initiative.
The banner warned municipal, state and ministerial police, the Mexican national guard and “la migra” to stop messing with “polleros,” or human smugglers.
“Bullets can also cross the river and the (border) wall,” stated the message in Spanish, which was signed in vulgar slang roughly meaning “the main man in all of Juárez.”
Biden, His administration, and his cult followers have launched an all out assault on the unvaccinated. Everything from calling for the complete removal of people spreading whatever the cult deems “misinformation” to going door to door to vaccinate people.
CNN medical contributor Dr. Leana Wen suggested Saturday that life needs to be “hard” for Americans who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine and individuals who refuse to get shots should perhaps face weekly testings.
“It needs to be hard for people to remain unvaccinated,” Wen, the former Planned Parenthood president, said. “Right now, it’s kind of the opposite.”
Unvaccinated people, she fretted, can at the moment go about their lives as normal without any consequence.
“But at some point these mandates, by workplaces, by schools, I think it will be important to say, ‘Hey, you can opt out, but if you want to opt out, you have to sign these forms, you have to get twice weekly testing,’” Wen said. “Basically, we need to make getting vaccinated the easy choice.”
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky on Friday sounded the alarm and warned of a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.”
Walensky’s warning comes as the Biden Administration sends goons door-to-door to harass unvaccinated Americans.
“There is a clear message that is coming through,” Walensky said during a Friday news briefing. “This is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated. We are seeing outbreaks of cases in parts of the country that have low vaccination coverage because unvaccinated people are at risk.”
Biden’s Covid response coordinator Jeff Zients targeted Florida in his remarks on Friday and said the Sunshine State accounts for 20% of all new Covid infections.
As part of a five-phase response to the Delta variant – now active in every U.S. state—Biden said the teams will be made up of people tasked from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other government-based groups.
Joe Biden on Friday was asked if he had a message to platforms like Facebook while he was on the South Lawn of the White House about to board Marine One.
“What’s your message to platforms like Facebook?” a reporter asked Biden.
“They’re killing people,” Biden said. “I mean they’re really — look, the only pandemic we really have is among the unvaccinated and they’re killing people.”
The US government actively suppressed information on affordable Covid treatments such as HQC and Ivermectin because they don’t make the pharmaceutical companies billions of dollars a year.
Thousands of people have died from the experimental Covid vaccines but that information is also being censored by the social media giants.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Friday doubled down on the government’s censorship of Americans.
“We’ve increased disinformation research and tracking within the Surgeon General’s office,” Psaki said Thursday. “We’re flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation.”
On Friday Psaki took it to another level and said Americans who post “misinformation” should be completely deplatformed and should have no access to online platforms.
“You shouldn’t be banned from one platform and not others if you providing ‘misinformation’ out there,” Psaki said.
The Biden Administration is publicly admitting that Americans who do not fall in line with their agenda do not have the right to participate in the exchange of commerce and ideas online.
On Thursday White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki casually admitted the federal government is censoring American citizens.
“We’ve increased disinformation research and tracking within the Surgeon General’s office,” Psaki said. “We’re flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation.”
This is a clear violation of the First Amendment, but we are living in a lawless banana republic.