Twitter Unveils “Birdwatch,” A New Platform Where Users Fact-Check Tweets

Twitter has finally found a way to appease the leftist mob that has long been dictating policy on the app, while absolving itself of all responsibility.

According to a story published by NBC News’s Ben Collins and Brandy Zadrozny, Twitter is launching a crowd-sourced feature intended to combat slander and misinformation in a similar way that Wikipedia flags potentially misleading tweets.

The new system will allow users to “discuss” and “provide context” to tweets that “they believe to be misleading or false.”

Per NBC, the new project, called “Birdwatch,” is a standalone section of Twitter that will at first only be available to a small set of users, largely on a first-come, first-served basis. Instead of giving priority to real fact-checkers, users will be required to use an account tied to a real phone number and email address.

“Birdwatch allows people to identify information in Tweets they believe is misleading or false, and write notes that provide informative context,” Twitter Vice President of Product Keith Coleman wrote in a press release. “We believe this approach has the potential to respond quickly when misleading information spreads, adding context that people trust and find valuable.”

Although Birdwatch will initially be cordoned off to a separate section of Twitter, the company says it “eventually” aims to make notes more visible directly for Twitter’s global audience.

Initially, participants will label tweets as accurate or inaccurate. Those ratings are then assembled into a Birdwatch profile, which will be separate from a Twitter profile, not unlike Reddit’s user-rating system. Twitter said it hopes to build a community of “Birdwatchers” that can eventually help moderate and label tweets, though initially labels created through Birdwatch will be private.

Growing pressure demanding that Twitter do something about the “rampant misinformation” on the platform recently led to Twitter (and, unrelatedly, Facebook) banning former President Trump and many of his allies from the platform.

Twitter told NBC News (which first reported on the program months ago) that it had been encouraged by early trials of the program.

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Twitter Executive Details Plans for Political Censorship on a Global Scale in Recording Obtained By Project Veritas

Project Veritas has released an alarming new video exposing senior Twitter Executive Vijaya Gadde detailing plans to replicate censorship measures around the world.

The new video is Part 2 in a series exposing Twitter.

In the first release, Jack Dorsey laid out the roadmap for future political censorship.

“We are focused on one account [@realDonaldTrump] right now, but this is going to be much bigger than just one account, and it’s going to go on for much longer than just this day, this week, and the next few weeks, and go on beyond the inauguration,” Dorsey said in a video recorded January 8.

The latest release features Gadde, Twitter Legal, Policy and Trust & Safety Lead, saying that “we’re going to actually be more aggressive in our enforcement beyond de-amplification.”

“One of the interesting things is a lot of the work that we’ve been doing over the last week is work that we’ve built on in other places around the world, where we’ve seen violence unfold as a result of either misleading information or coded rhetoric,” Gadde says.

“A lot of our learnings here [in the United States] have come from other markets. So, in that sense, you know, we do feel like it is – this is our global approach.” Gadde: “We need to be very focused on being able to enforce any of these policies or enforcement decisions we make at scale.”

She continues to detail their censorship efforts by saying, “we decided to escalate our enforcement of the civic integrity policy and use a label that disabled engagements to stop the spread of potentially inflammatory content, which is the content around election interference, election fraud, stealing the election, that type of thing.”

“We think that the severity of what’s happening on the ground, coupled with the information that’s contained in these [election fraud] tweets — misleading information about the election being stolen and massive fraud around the election are what is changing our analysis of how we should enforce this [civic integrity] policy. It [election fraud tweets] is a much more severe violation given what we were seeing on the ground.”

Source: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/breaking-twitter-executive-details-plans-political-censorship-global-scale-recording-obtained-project-veritas-video/

Whistleblower Records Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Discussing Censorship

Footage from an employee inside Twitter shows the company’s CEO Jack Dorsey discussing how he plans to wage a massive censorship campaign in the wake of President Trump’s account suspension.

In video of a conference call released by Project Veritas, Dorsey says Trump’s suspension is merely the beginning of a wider purge.

“We are focused on one account [@realDonaldTrump] right now, but this is going to be MUCH BIGGER than just one account & it’s going to go on for much longer than just this day, this week. And the next few weeks and go on beyond the inauguration.”

“We have to expect that, we have to be ready for that. So, the focus is certainly on this account and how it ties to real world violence. But also, we need to think much longer term around how these dynamics play out over time.”

He goes on: “I don’t think this is going away any time soon. And the moves that we’re making today around Q Anon for instance, one such example of a much broader approach that we should be looking at and going deeper on.”

Dorsey’s message to employees comes as Twitter took action against President Trump last week, claiming he violated the platform’s policies by using it to incite violence at the US Capitol. Over 70,000 other accounts were similarly purged.

In a series of tweets Wednesday, Dorsey attempted to justify banning the President of the United States, claiming Trump was dangerous to the public square.

The CEO has not explained why President Trump’s message last week urging calm and asking Capitol protesters to go home was censored from the platform.

Source: Infowars

President Trump Holds a Peaceful ‘Save America’ Rally in DC, then a March to the Capitol where Antifa Provocateurs Dressed as Trump Supporters Violently Broke in as Pence and RINOs Betrayed America

The Save America Rally

Thousands of patriots have arrived in Washington, D.C. to participate in the ‘Save America Rally’ as citizens across the country continue to demand a full investigation into election fraud.

Rally participants have called on Congress to decertify fraudulent election results in contested states. Many have asserted Joe Biden’s purported victory is illegal and Democrat attempts to impose their far-left rule will fail.

“This thing’s going to turn out right. I declare unto you that Donald Trump is going to remain the President of the United States of America. We’re not going to fall to socialism. We’re not going to fall to communism. We’re not going to fall to Antifa. We’re not going to bow to Black Lives Matter. We’re going to bow to the King of Kings, and the Lord of Lords, the Alpha, the Omega, the beginning and the end. You hear me and you hear me well. God is still God in America. Can I get a witness? Amen.” 

–Greg Locke, pastor – Global Vision Bible Church

President Trump has responded to the out-pour of support by assuring demonstrators he recognizes all their sentiments. He said, “Americans have had enough of radical left Democrats trying to steal the election.”1

President Donald Trump spoke to over a million Trump supporters and called on Vice President Mike Pence to send key battleground states’ electoral results back to state legislatures during the Joint Session of Congress on Jan. 6.

“States want to correct their votes, which they now know were based on irregularities and fraud, plus corrupt process never received legislative approval,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “All Mike Pence has to do is send them back to the States, AND WE WIN. Do it Mike, this is a time for extreme courage!”

Hours before that, Trump said that if Pence “comes through,” Trump will win the presidency, adding that he believes Pence “can send it back” to the legislatures.

Even before President Trump had finished his speech with 99% of the Trump supporters listening to his speech until the end, flashbangs were going off at the Capitol where Antifa provocateurs were dressed up as Trump supporters.

Protest at the Capitol Building. The False Flag Operation.

Why is the date stamp on this NPR article hours before the Capitol Building was stormed?

 

The raid on the Capitol Building, led by over 200 (226 accused by brother of leader) Antifa agent provocateurs dressed as Trump supporters, set the stage to justify the final betrayal of America as Dems and Republicans voted to install Joe Biden as president, even after irrefutable proof of widespread election rigging and fraud across the swing states.

Antifa was brought to the capital in at least four charter buses with a police escort as well as a black (CIA or FBI?) SUV. This was seen firsthand by one Trump supporter who captured it on video:

Alabama Representative Mo Brooks asserts that Congress was briefed before the January 6th Million MAGA March about ANTIFA actors infiltrating the protest to cause chaos, sew seeds of violence, and ultimately change the narrative by turning an overall peaceful protest into a mainstream media declared riot.

Four military veterans gave The Gateway Pundit their firsthand account on the protest at the US Capitol. Most importantly they all related that the crowd was completely non-violent and the police instigated the violence against the protesters before they even got on the Capitol grounds.

“We were on the sidewalk first, up against some metal barricades and bleachers, waiting for President Trump to come speak at the Capitol at 1 PM. Ten minutes before, thousands of people were on the street chanting “F*** you Nancy” and “Stop the Steal” on a megaphone and people were getting upset because we had just found out that Vice President Mike Pence had gone back on a previous statement indicating he would question the certification of electors. As the crowd found out that they had been betrayed yet again by the GOP establishment, lied to by someone as cowardly as Mike Pence, people’s anger was visible,” said Charles. “They unrolled a massive banner of vampire Nancy Pelosi and it charged up the crowd.”

“The streets were jam-packed, of everyday people: grandmas, children, families, lawyers, doctors, people from all walks of life. This was an American crowd,” said Bill.

“These families moved to the interior barricades, it wasn’t aggressive, just peaceful. This is where the cops came in and used overwhelming force. We were on the line with the barricade and out come the metal batons and they started hitting Trump protesters as hard as they possibly could. They were hitting old men and old women, people who for some reason brought their families to the event. I couldn’t believe that there were young kids walking in this crowd, but the police were targeting the kids and hitting them with a baton across the head. It was vicious.” according to Charles.

“They were regular police at this point,” said Bill.

BELOW: Joshua Phillips of the Epoch Times speaks with Michael Yon, a war correspondent who has attended hundreds of protests and has deep insights into Antifa and their tactics.

Shown on the left disguised as a Trump supporter who busted into the Capitol Building, and on the right with Antifa.

This guy stormed the Capitol as a Trump supporter. He is the son of a prominent Democrat Judge in NY and a registered member of Antifa.

A 25-year-old Grand Rapids man arrested in the aftermath of the U.S. Capitol riot was “not a Trumpster,” his step-father said.

Next, the left-wing media, Big Tech and lawmakers are pushing the narrative that Trump incited terrorism, that all Trump supporters are violent insurrectionists and that President Biden must invoke the Insurrection Act to “purge” all Trump supporters from the nation. One ABC News director, Rick Klein, even called for a “cleansing” of the nation by eliminating / executing all Trump supporters.

The Left is using the “storming” false flag event to whitewash all evidence of election fraud. Somehow, since people pretending to be MAGA supporters stormed the building, now the massive evidence of Biden’s overwhelming fraud and cheating no longer matters. The Left is once again pretending to occupy the moral high ground, even as they operate as criminals and scumbags.

Many of the frontline violent protestors were Antifa or Skinheads dressed as Trump supporters, but there were hundreds of pissed off Americans expressing their disgust with paid off politicians selling out their country to communism and being treated like criminals (battoned, pepper-sprayed, shoved, mocked, etc.) while peaceably protesting. There were 2 segments that got into the Capitol: (1) a group that were let in by the police and (2) another segment led by Antifa masquerading as Trump supporters that violently broke in along with some provoked Trump supporters.

One analysis of today’s events suggests:

… that this was anything other than a setup to destroy and discredit the Trump movement.  It fits with the information and psychological warfare operations which have been conducted against Donald Trump and the American people since Trump declared his candidacy.

AntiFa was caught on video handing out weapons or tools from inside the Capitol building to goons outside.

Others point out that this was the 3rd time Trump supporters have gathered in Washington DC since the November election with no violence until today.  Also, why was Antifa not attacking Trump supporters like they always do?  Is it because they infiltrated the event? Big Media and Big Tech shamed Trump supporters that night and continued to disperse the propaganda.  They wanted to shame Trump supporters for speaking out about the horribly corrupt stolen election!

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) gave a great speech on the electoral fraud and also suggests Antifa could have been responsible for the events on Capitol Hill.  While debating election certification Wednesday, he highlighted President Trump’s explicit calls for his supporters to take part in peaceful demonstrations in Washington, D.C.

Baked Alaska” was a Trump supporter in 2016, but then he turned on Trump.  He somehow found himself in the Speaker’s office in the Capitol with controversial activist Nick Fuentes.

When Black Lives Matter and Antifa ravaged some of our major cities over the majority of 2020, these clowns did not denounce the rioting, looting and violence. They lied and called it peaceful protests. But the Silent Majority saw with their own eyes the desecration of statues, the assaults on law abiding citizens, the destruction of small businesses.

When disgruntled Democrats and Hollywood elite insisted, “Trump is not our President”, the media did not denounce them as “insurrectionists.” When Madonna called for blowing up the White House the only outrage came from Trump supporters. The rest of the establishment yawned and celebrated. When Kathy Griffin, a low rent, untalented comedian, decapitated a model of Donald Trump, the media again shrugged this off as nothing of import.

Videos taken of Trump supporters gathered at the West Front of the Capitol during Wednesday’s protest show that they stopped a person whom they believed to be an Antifa thug who was trying to break windows in the Capitol. In one of the videos, Trump supporters can be heard calling out, “Don’t break the window!” “No Antifa! No Antifa!” as several Trump supporters intervened and stopped the attack by someone dressed and acting like Antifa but with a Trump sticker on the back of their helmet.

The Washington Times reported that XRVision had reported that they confirmed Antifa was in the Capitol yesterday, however, XRVision would later deny that and deny that they ever spoke with a military officer and ever confirmed individuals in the Capitol were Antifa members.

XRVision provided to The Gateway Pundit information that two members in the Capitol, who appear to be alluded to in the above Times report as Antifa members,  are not Antifa but are rather tied to the Skinheads and the National Socialist Movement.

This begs many questions.  How did these people get in the Capitol Building?  Why were they there?  Were they paid for being there?  Were they there to tie the Trump Administration to the Skinheads?  Why did they take their picture when in the Capitol? Another individual in the pictures is an Arizona actor and singer.  He has been seen at BLM events carrying a QAnon poster.

@linwood @SidneyPowell

— Jenifercher Jenifercher Thursday, January 7, 2021

The Communist Chinese government seized on the alleged Trump mob riots in the U.S. Capitol to justify its brutal crackdown on protesters in Hong Kong. CCP government mouthpiece the Global Times posted images of chaos from both riots to highlight western media double standards in offering tacit support for the unrest in Hong Kong while denouncing what happened in Capitol Hill as an “insurrection.”2

The Betrayal by Pence, Congress

Vice President Mike Pence rebuffed President Trump and refused to reject Joe Biden’s electoral college votes in contested states.

“It is my considered judgement that my oath to support and defend the Constitution constrains me from claiming unilateral authority to determine which electoral votes should be counted and which should not,” Pence said.

As president of the Senate, Pence is presiding over the session. The purpose of the session is to count electoral votes. Under the Electoral College system, voters choose electors. Those electors then vote, almost always for the candidate that received the most ballots in their state. Congress meets in the January after an election to tally the votes.

Trump and some Republicans argue that Pence has the “exclusive authority” to reject electoral votes for Biden and choose the ones for Trump. A lawsuit asking a court to support that view was rejected by a district judge. An appeal was dismissed, though the plaintiffs earlier Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to intervene.1

President Trump blasted Pence for lacking courage.

“Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution, giving States a chance to certify a corrected set of facts, not the fraudulent or inaccurate ones which they were asked to previously certify. USA demands the truth!” Trump said.

Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and several other Republican senators reversed course in their plans to object to Electoral College votes on Jan. 6 following the civil unrest that broke out on U.S. Capitol grounds. Loeffler, speaking from the Senate floor, said the unrest and acts of violence that occurred earlier in the day had forced her to reconsider challenging the electoral votes in several disputed states.

I cannot now in good conscience object to the certification of these electors,” she said in a brief speech. “The violence, the lawlessness, and siege of the halls of Congress arec abhorrent and stand as a direct attack on what my objection was intended to protect, the sanctity of the American democratic process.”s

Loeffler, who lost her Senate runoff race, was joined by other lawmakers in dropping their plans to object to the disputed votes. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) said in a statement that she has “decided I will vote to uphold the Electoral College result” a day after she said would support the efforts to challenge the votes.

Similarly, Sens. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) also released a joint statement calling on Congress to “come together and vote to certify the election results.” Daines had previously signed onto a letter committing to challenge disputed votes.

The media reported that the officer died from injuries suffered after being hit with a fire extinguisher during the protest on January 6. They lied. The officer was hospitalized in critical condition from a “medical emergency.” It was not confirmed that he was struck with a fire extinguisher, or if the medical emergency was even related to the protest. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund announced his resignation effective January 16th, the day after the protest.

The Aftermath

Investigative reporter John Solomon said the DC police rejected his FOIA request for records pertaining to their investigation of the siege of the U.S. Capitol, claiming the release of the records would be ‘personally embarrassing’ and privacy invading to release the documents. John Solomon also said that inside sources leaked maps, internal documents helping to assist rioters enter and navigate the Capitol building.

The media used the protest to completely censor President Trump as Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and others locked Trump out of his account leading to a mass exodus from these social media tyrants and thus billions in lost profit by the tech giants. Shopify also took Trump Organization and campaign stores offline. Former First Lady and wannabe tyrant Michelle Obama called on tech companies to permanently ban President Trump from their platforms. Sean Hannity reported that Trump had joined Parler thus prompting Amazon to kick the free speech social media platform off of their servers and Apple suspended them from their app store citing threats of violence on their platform. Google banned the platform as well.

Tucker Carlson himself, his show and even Fox News channel were targeted by prominent Democrats in a campaign led by CNN – the channel’s main competitor – to force Fox News off the airCNN claimed that “Tucker Carlson Tonight” and other shows on the Fox News channel were “directly responsible for the violence at the US Capitol this week,” according to Fox News.

Cabinet officials were discussing removing Trump by the 25th Amendment following the media hysteria overhyping the storming of the US Capitol Building after minimizing the Antifa and BLM riots that burned and destroyed dozens of buildings and statues throughout 2020.

What happened at the U.S. Capitol yesterday was an insurrection against the United States, incited by the president,” Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a statement Thursday morning. “This president should not hold office one day longer.” “The quickest and most effective way — it can be done today — to remove this president from office would be for the vice president to immediately invoke the 25th Amendment,” Schumer said. “If the vice president and the Cabinet refuse to stand up, Congress should reconvene to impeach the president.

Schumer compared the event where four Trump supporters died, one murdered and the other three alleged to have died from natural causes, to Pearl Harbor, claiming Congress as the victims:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined presumptive Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to call on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office, after the president’s incitement of a crowd of supporters that violently stormed the U.S. Capitol.

In the afternoon, Pelosi called Trump a “dangerous man who should not continue in office. “This is urgent. This is [an] emergency of the highest magnitude,” she told reporters at her weekly press conference.

“I join the Senate Democratic leader in calling on the vice president to remove this president by immediately invoking the 25th amendment. If the vice president and Cabinet do not act, the Congress may be prepared to move forward with impeachment. That is the overwhelming sentiment of my caucus, and the American people, by the way.

Pelosi said if Pence does not act, then the House would consider impeachment to remove him from office. Such a move would be largely symbolic, since there would be little time for a Senate trial before Trump’s term ends in 13 days. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) became the first Republican in Congress to call for Trump’s removal by the 25th Amendment. Kinzinger released a video Thursday morning:

Speaking from the White House, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney said that Pelosi’s demands to invoke the 25th Amendment and impeach President Trump were linked to the fact that an Army Special Forces team managed to capture House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop amid the chaos of the Capitol riots.

Joe Biden fanned the flames following the chaos at the Capitol and labeled Trump supporters “domestic terrorists.”

Traitor Vice President Mike Pence decried supporters of President Donald Trump after they stormed Capitol Hill to protest the 2020 presidential election:

“To those who wreaked havoc in our capitol today, you did not win. Violence never wins,” Pence said. “Freedom wins, and this is still the people’s house.”

“Today was a dark day in the history of the United States Capitol, but thanks to the swift efforts of US Capitol Police, federal, state, and local law enforcement, the violence was quelled,” Pence said.

Traitor Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) released a statement telling President Donald Trump to accept the election results and “quit misleading the American people.

That same media narrative demanded that we forget the radical Left’s storming of the Capitol Building during Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS hearing praised by the media, of course. Forget about the May 31st, 2020 BLM Seige on the White House where over 60 secret service agents were injured while not firing a shot at the BLM rioters. You’re also not supposed to remember the many months of extreme violence and domestic terrorism of the radical Left as they burned cities, assaulted federal officers and set fire to police cars and government buildings throughout much of 2020.

Congresswoman Cori Bush calls for all members of Congress who objected to the Biden confirmation to be expelled from Congress. The Walll Street Journal Called on the President to resign.

Daily Mail reported a list from the FBI just a day later of their most wanted who waltzed into the Capitol Building on January 6th:

Included on the list were patriots such as Simone Gold who peacefully enterred the Capitol Building and was arrested days later, while likely FBI stooges such as the DNC-RNC pipe bombers (planted but did not explode) that same day are still at large.

In addition to the list above, the Justice Department has not discarded President Trump’s role in events at the Capitol:

Federal prosecutors have announced President Trump could potentially face charges over his role in inciting the violent siege of the US Capitol after he urged his supporters to ‘march’ on Congress to protest the results of the presidential election.

‘We are looking at all actors here. Not only the people who went into the building,’ Sherwin said during a press conference on the mayhem.

Space Force was upgraded to full intelligence agency status. This move would allow full authorization of the Global Broadcast Satelite by “breaking down barriers to information sharing and ensure that Space Force leaders have access to all intelligence that it would need”. According to Fox News, the White House pushed to make this change in classification ASAP. This may be in preparation for a worldwide emergency broadcast using his executive powers to do so in leiu of the massive deep state censorship and dispersion of propaganda.

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Congress Overrides President Trump’s Veto of $740 Billion Defense Bill

The Senate voted to override President Donald Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2021.

The upper house on Friday afternoon passed the bill without the president’s signature with an 80–13 vote—the first time a Trump veto has been overridden. The debate over the bill was ended earlier in the day with the same result.

Thirteen senators voted to sustain Trump’s veto of the bill, including Republicans Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and John Kennedy (R-La.).

Across the aisle, supporters were Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).

The House voted late Monday to override Trump’s veto with a 322–87 vote.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) indicated early in the week that his chamber would vote to override Trump’s veto. He urged the Senate Republicans to pass the bill breaking away from the president.

Trump vetoed the NDAA on Dec. 23 for a number of reasons, including wasteful spending overseas and because the bill failed to remove Section 230—the liability shield that protects social media companies.

He said he’s unhappy with the bill also because it requires the renaming of historic military installations, restricts the president’s ability to use military construction funds for national emergency use, and contradicts his efforts to bring the U.S. troops back from overseas.

“For all of these reasons, I cannot support this bill,” Trump said in a statement on Dec. 23.

The president emphasized that despite his veto, he’s a strong supporter of the military.

“No one has worked harder, or approved more money for the military, than I have—over $2 trillion,” he wrote in his statement. “During my 4 years, with the support of many others, we have almost entirely rebuilt the United States military, which was totally depleted when I took office.”

“My Administration has taken strong actions to help keep our Nation safe and support our service members,” he added.

Source: https://www.theepochtimes.com/senate-overrides-trumps-veto-of-ndaa-with-13-members-upholds-the-president_3640528.html