By John Ubaldi, “Ubaldi Reports”
Every elected official swears an oath upon entering office that they would faithfully uphold the U.S. Constitution, which means protecting the sanctity of the Bill of Rights including the first amendment; unfortunately this isn’t happening.
Far too often our elected officials champion the first amendment, then simultaneously disregard free speech, and advocate/collude with outside entities by having them do the dirty work from which they are constitutionally barred from doing.
The release of the Twitter flies by Elon musk, shows past denials of “shadow banning” and other deceptive suppression techniques targeting viewpoints which disagree with their narrative, with the support of Democratic politicians to include then Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden and his campaign.
The former CEO of Twitter Jack Dosey made repeated denials under oath when testifying before Congress along with other corporate executives that they were not targeting individuals for expressing various viewpoints; when in fact they were.
We have learned from the release of the Twitter files, what many had suspected for some time that these corporate social media tech companies were in fact suppressing the free speech of viewpoints they didn’t like.
In previous file releases, we learned that Democrat politicians, Biden and his campaign officials were colluding with Twitter to limit, suppress and block opposing viewpoints especially the Hunter Biden laptop story by the New York Post before the 2020 presidential election.
In the latest Twitter file releases, journalist Matt Taibbi who Musk tasked with getting the information abuses out confirmed that executives had in fact met weekly the FBI, Homeland Security and national intelligence officials to discuss the perceived “disinformation” they felt should be removed from the site; to include the Hunter Biden laptop story.
We know the FBI had in fact communicated with Facebook, as the CEO of the company Mark Zuckerberg confirmed this, but what extent did this continue and did they have weekly meetings, what was the involvement with other social media tech companies such as Google, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and others?
President Biden who took an oath upon being inaugurated, which is found in Article II, Section 1, Clause 8 of the U.S. Consititution;
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” tried to set up a “Disinformation Governance Board,” but was forced to end it do to public pressures.
The president has failed to uphold his constitutional oath of office.
Why do you need a “Disinformation Governance Board” when you have a complicit media that promulgates the official talking points of the administration, suppresses dissenting viewpoints? Instead of an independent media America officially has a state run media that is intertwined with the Democratic Party.
What we know have is a media which has emerged into American version of Pravda which was the official newspaper of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Now we have a broad alliance of business, the media, political leaders, who fail to follow the right enshrined in the constitution, totally disregarding this document, and only pushing their own ideological convictions
This state run media is evidenced by the lack of coverage of the Twitter file disclosures as only few affiliates have even bother to cover these extremely disturbing developments.
What was found out in the files was that Twitter executives should how the media would push out certain narratives or views, but simultaneously decoupling other stories that would contradict their narrative.
In the released Twitter files political leaders pushed social media companies to do the dirty work of suppressing dissenting viewpoints, since they are barred from doing under the constitution’s First Amendment.
Even in a Senate hearing former Twitter CEO Dorsey apologized for his company blocking the Hunter Biden laptop story, you had Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut who was more concerned with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) was more concerned about Twitter “backsliding or retrenching” on censorship and warned that Congress would not tolerate any reduction of “robust content modification.”
You even had Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware forcibly reminded Dorsey that he expected censorship of misinformation on climate change as well as other areas.
Democratic politicians continued in failing to uphold the First Amendment, with Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former presidential candidate repeatedly push and call on social media companies to facilitate algorithms in her view to protect people from reading what she feels is disinformation. We have learned from the Twitter files that algorithms sued had in fact manipulated what people could read, searched or what were the latest trending stories.
Constitutional Law Professor Johnathan Turley wrote that now you have an extremely disturbing letter written by Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), André Carson (D-Ind.), Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) and Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), as Facebook was given a not-so-subtle threat that reducing its infamous censorship system will invite congressional action. The letter to Meta’s president of global affairs, Nick Clegg, is written on congressional stationery “as part of our ongoing oversight efforts.”
This is censorship by proxy.
The Twitter files released by Musk, show a utter disregard for the constitutional protected free speech, as these social media companies determine what the American people should read or be able to examine for themselves. These social media companies have taken it upon themselves to be the vice-lords determining what America reads, especially as it impacts an election.
These same Democratic politicians and media affiliates have consistently lectured the American people on how they were saving democracy and our constitutional republic all the while they were in fact colluding with social media companies by limiting the free speech of Americans.
Even former President Barack Obama has entered the cesspool of state sponsored censorship has called upon “our better angels” to shape voters’ opinions. President Joe Biden who sworn an oath to protect the constitution, has violated his own constitutional oath by stating that social media editors are vital to protecting citizens from their own misguided values or assumptions. Without enlightened editors, he asked, “How do people know the truth?”
So far the Twitter files have shown how the company suppressed the Hunter Biden laptop story right before a highly contentious and close presidential election, preventing the American people from knowing.
We also learned the disturbing truth how the FBI, Homeland Security and national intelligence officials had weekly meeting with Twitter, with the Bureau even dedicated upwards of eighty agents assigned in making recommendations on what needed to be suppressed, removed or downgraded so the American people would be unable to view.
The Twitter file releases also showed many former FBI agents went to work for the company upon retirement, what was their main purpose of employment?
Democratic politicians to include candidate Joe Biden and his campaign were involved in suppressing what the American people consume leading up to the 2020 presidential election.
What we don’t know, did this continue after Biden became president, and did the FBI, Home Land Security and U.S. Intelligence officials continue this practice in the Biden administration?
Was this being done with other social media companies?
Where American citizens targeted, especially parents since the FBI investigated parents who vocally opposed actions by local school boards as it relates to their children’s education?
Who else and what other groups were targeted? Did this action impact political races in 2020?
Those who claim to protect American Democracy were the very ones tearing and shredding the very constitution they all swore to uphold!
We are in trouble if this continues, and no one is held accountable!