Facebook’s ‘fake news’: Social media giant planted op-eds in newspapers and ran TV ads across the US via shadowy lobbying group it secretly funded to defend it from politicians calling for greater regulation

Facebook-backed American Edge has launched a campaign slamming antitrust legislation aimed to expand competition in the tech industry

The group has commissioned studies, placed op-eds in local papers and collaborating with various partners to bash the Senate-passed bill

In its sponsored ads and writings, American Edge plays on citizens’ fears of cybersecurity attacks from Russia and advanced technology in China 

The group has accused lawmakers on Capitol Hill of having a ‘misguided agenda’ and wanting to ‘take away the technology we use every day’

American Edge also alleged the antitrust bill poses a danger to small and minority-owned businesses

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The Twitter Bot Inquiry Intensifies as Musk is Seemingly Stiff Armed

…Taking Twitter private as a company, eliminating bots (which is essentially removing fraudulent users) then carries the potential benefits of both lowering costs and positioning the company to increase genuine ad revenue from authenticated users as real people.

Many people suspect the size of the political left on the Twitter platform is manipulated by programatic bots.  Meaning there seems to be more people on the left side of the spectrum because bots are deployed to give the impression of like-minded users.  I am one of the people who believe this suspicion is accurate, because it would be a typical way the ideological left operates.

The bots would be in addition to the deployment of algorithms that are designed to suppress speech the platform operators do not like.

I have long suspected the Twitter algorithm process is essentially assigning certain users into specifically designed data-processing containers where their voice is suppressed.   Some people call this ‘shadow-banning,’ I simply call it suppression.

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Twitter Senior Engineer Talks Elon Musk Takeover in NEW Undercover Video: ‘Twitter Does Not Believe in Free Speech’ … Admits Employees at Tech Giant are ‘Commie as F**k’

Project Veritas published a new story on Monday night featuring footage of Twitter Senior Engineer, Siru Murugesan, discussing how employees at the tech company “hate” Elon Musk’s impending acquisition of Twitter among several other explosive soundbites.

Leaving no doubt to one of the primary sources of the rift between Musk and employees at Twitter, Murugesan at one point says: “Twitter does not believe in free speech… Elon believes in free speech.”

Murugesan: “Our jobs are at stake, he’s a capitalist and we weren’t really operating as capitalists, more like very socialist. Like we’re all like commie as f**k.”

Murugesan on attempts to prevent the Musk deal: “We did all we could to like revolt against it. A lot of employees were revolting against it.”

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Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC) and Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) Announce Filing of a Registration Statement in Connection with their Proposed Business Combination

MIAMI, May 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Digital World Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: DWAC), a special purpose acquisition company, and Trump Media & Technology Group Corp. (“TMTG”) announced today that DWAC has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Registration Statement”) in connection with DWAC’s proposed business combination with TMTG.

On October 20, 2021, DWAC and TMTG entered into a definitive merger agreement, and today’s filing is a substantial step towards completing their de-SPAC. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2022, subject to certain conditions.

The transaction is expected to provide TMTG approximately $1.25 billion of net proceeds at close, assuming no redemptions by DWAC stockholders. These proceeds will be used, among other things, to fund the development and growth of TMTG’s products—including the TruthSocial app.

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‘I’m on the Warpath!’ Elon Musk Expected to Axe Twitter’s Censorship Team, Become CEO After He Takes Full Control

Billionaire tech entrepreneuer Elon Musk is “on the warpath.”

Musk is now “expected to serve as a temporary CEO of Twitter for a few months after he completes his $44 billion takeover of the social media company,” according to CNBC’s David Faber.

The Tesla founder and CEO has the Woke establishment in full meltdown, even reportedly bringing the Big Tech platform’s Trump-banning chief counsel Vijaya Gadde to tears. She’s now expected to be axed.

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White House NSA Organizes Security Summit With 50 Nation Peers to Discuss Future of the Internet

What could possibly go wrong when the National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, organizes a “minister level launch of the Declaration for the Future of the Internet.”   Put more succinctly, that would be 50 nation intelligence ministers getting together to decide what they will permit on the internet.

Apparently, a collective partner rule book is forthcoming.   Big Tech will be given specific instructions on how to comply.

The global rulebook on how to handle, define and eliminate ‘disinformation’, ‘misinformation’ and ‘malinformation’ on the world-wide internet.

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More info here: Launch of the Declaration for the Future of the Internet:

On April 28 at 7:30 a.m. EDT, Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan will host a virtual minister-level launch of the Declaration for the Future of the Internet at the White House with more than 50 partners from around the world.  The Declaration is a political commitment among partners to advance an affirmative vision for the Internet and digital technologies.  The launch event will be livestreamed to the public on www.whitehouse.gov/live

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I don’t trust them for a second and expect them to use some illusion of consensus to impose an international standard on USA, thus subverting the First Amendment. Pretty sure the launch will be 100% PR mind-control and that Deep State-driven standards will be “agreed upon” behind the scenes. I hope Musk and Trump can find ways to avoid complying with these standards as a matter of principle and also as protection against inevitable overreach sure to come in the future. ABN

Truth Social migrates to Rumble cloud, Trump platform ready to onboard millions

Truth Social has completed a migration to a massive cloud computing infrastructure run by the video giant Rumble, clearing the way for the social platform started by former President Donald Trump to onboard millions of users quickly, officials told Just the News.

The partnership between two of the nation’s emerging free speech platforms — completed this week — means Truth Social will be ending its beta testing and controlled account creation and moving quickly to erase a backlog of consumers who have been waiting a few weeks to join the platform.

“Yesterday, Truth Social and Rumble took a major stride toward rescuing the internet from the grip of the Big Tech tyrants,” said Devin Nunes, the former congressman who in January became CEO of Trump Media and Technology Group, which owns Truth Social. 

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Obama Emphasizes the Importance of the Public-Private Partnership Controlling and Labeling Information

In the background of politics and government interests, there has been a visible shadow discussion barely visible behind the opaque glass door.  Today, that door opened, and Barack Obama stepped out and delivered a speech.  Now we get significant clarity on the movements CTH has been warning about.

It absolutely does not come as a coincidence that former President Obama delivered THAT speech today about misinformation and disinformation amid the intelligence community effort to control information and social media.  The timing tells a story, specifically the timing just a day after former Obama administration intelligence officials wrote a letter {SEE HERE} warning about efforts to break up the information control by Big Tech and Social Media.

The intelligence apparatus does not want the public-private partnership between government and big tech social media, that they created during Obama’s term, interfered with.  President Obama steps forth to put an exclamation point in place by saying the public-private partnership must control information. 

I cannot emphasize enough, how close this collective demand is to a similar construct in Orwell’s 1984 prediction of “The Ministry of Truth.”  Indeed, if you follow the need for government control to its logical conclusion, these demands by the U.S. administrative state architects are identical.

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Twitter Responds to Elon Musk Proposal by Creating Poison Pill

The social media and communication platform Twitter, responded to the bid by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk by announcing Friday the Twitter board of directors has unanimously adopted a “poison pill” defense in response to Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s proposal to buy the company and take it private. [LINK to Press Release]

Twitter said the move, formally called a “limited duration shareholder rights plan,” aims to enable its investors to “realize the full value of their investment” by reducing the likelihood that any one person can gain control of the company without either paying shareholders a premium or giving the board more time. Poison pills are often used to defend against hostile takeovers.

According to Twitter’s plan, if Musk or any other person or group acquires at least 15 percent of Twitter’s stock, the poison pill will trigger.

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This is an excellent article. It provides crucial insights into the Twitter “business model” and how and why it differs greatly from FB, YT and other content driven social media sites. ABN