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Editor’s Commentary: Last month, we saw a loosening of restrictions by Big Tech surrounding the Covid-19 injections. Even corporate media started talking a bit about inefficacy and adverse reactions. But that was last month, and by the middle of this month they were reengaging in their censorship and suppression agenda.
Our brief holiday during which I was able to say, “The jabs kill,” without being banned by Big Tech is over. Now, they apparently have received a clarifying memo that says the truth needs to be bottled up and buried in the backyard.
They’re even going after carrots now. On today’s episode of The JD Rucker Show, I broke down an article by Didi Rankovic:
Facebook Deletes Group That Used Carrot Emojis as Code Words for the “Vaccine” After BBC Complains
After the War on Memes, the War on Emojis seems to be upon us. Leading the charge for now is Facebook, and the BBC.
The latter has been flagging Facebook groups that use the carrot emoji as “code” to represent the word “(Covid) vaccine,” in the context of posting testimonies about alleged harm from these vaccines. And the emoji is apparently used in a bid to avoid widespread censorship of the topic on the giant platform.
Facebook has responded, the BBC suggests, by removing several groups with hundreds of thousands of members after the media outlet reported them. But, the BBC is still on the case and is reporting that “the groups have since re-appeared in our searches.”
One of the large groups targeted by the broadcaster was formed three years ago as a way to share funny content but has recently put more focus on the vaccine.
Yet another with a quarter million members instructed them to use code words rather than “Covid, vaccine, booster” – and even in stating these rules, had to resort to referring to “c-word, v-word and b-word” – aware that Facebook’s automated censorship system deletes any form of Covid vaccine skepticism.
But the BBC was there as a “human moderator” for the giant, and Qatar’s Hamad Bin Khalifa University associate professor Marc Owen-Jones also played a role in identifying that something “very odd” was happening in a Facebook group they got invited to.
In it, people were sharing stories about alleged Covid vaccine victims that they knew, but instead of using the word “vaccine,” they went for the carrot emoji. Eventually, the professor figured it out, tweeting that this was “presumably to evade censorship” and to “evade, or apparently evade” Facebook’s “fake news” algorithms.
It is not “fake news” per se that the vaccine can cause harm, as there are documented cases; however, the BBC reporting suggests that the stories shared on the affected groups were “unverified claims.”
Not that everything posted on Facebook has to be a “verified claim,” but the giant said these groups were deleted because they violated its “harmful misinformation policy.”
Facebook added: “We continue to work closely with public health experts and the UK government to further tackle Covid vaccine misinformation.”
And, apparently, they also work with mainstream media.
Article cross-posted from Reclaim The Net.
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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Thank you, and God Bless!
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