Bronson Stocking


On Wednesday, the Justice Department announced charges against a social media influencer for a meme that was circulated in the weeks running up to the 2016 presidential election. According to the complaint, the meme erroneously informed Hillary Clinton voters they could cast their ballots simply by texting a number from their cell phones.

Prosecutors allege 31-year-old Douglas Mackey, aka Ricky Vaughn, of West Palm Beach, Florida, interfered with the 2016 election by using social media to deprive individuals of their right to vote. At the time, Mackey had a Twitter audience of approximately 58,000 followers and was ranked by the MIT Media Lab as the 107th most influential influencer in the then-upcoming election.

According to the complaint, between Sep. 2016 and Nov. 2016, Mackey conspired with others to use social media platforms, like Twitter, to direct Hillary Clinton voters toward an invalid method of voting. The complaint cites a Nov. 2016 meme tweeted by the defendant that depicts an African American woman standing in front of a Clinton campaign sign. The meme included the text, “Avoid the Line. Vote from Home. Text ‘Hillary’ to 59925.”

The words, “Must be 18 or older to vote. One vote per person. Must be a legal citizen of the United States. Voting by text not available in Guam, Puerto Rico, Alaska or Hawaii. Paid for by Hillary for President 2016,” were in fine print below.

The complaint states that at least 4,900 unique telephone numbers texted the word “Hillary” or some derivative of the word to the 59925 number.

“There is no place in public discourse for lies and misinformation to defraud citizens of their right to vote,” said Seth D. DuCharme, acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. “With Mackey’s arrest, we serve notice that those who would subvert the democratic process in this manner cannot rely on the cloak of Internet anonymity to evade responsibility for their crimes. They will be investigated, caught and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”

The charges represent a potential shift by the Justice Department when it comes to prosecuting individuals on social media over so-called election interference.

Author: Bronson Stocking

Source: Townhall: Justice Department Charges Twitter Troll Over Four-Year Old Meme About Hillary Clinton

Facebook’s former chief security officer, Alex Stamos, told CNN’s Brian Stelter on Sunday that something must be done to stop conservative speech from reaching tens of millions of Americans.

“People have so much choice now,” Stamos complained. “They can choose what their news sources are. They can choose what influencers they want to follow, and they can try to seal out anything that helps them question that.”

Leftists don’t like competition. If they could have one ministry of truth, like the one AOC is pushing, controlling the narrative would be so much easier.

Stamos then called for conservative voices to be purged from social media the same way in which ISIS propaganda was removed from the internet.

“I think we need to do a couple of things,” Stamos continued. “One, there needs to be intentional work by the social media companies, collaborating together to work on violent extremism the same way they worked on ISIS.”

Stamos recalled how Facebook and other big social media companies worked with the government to ban ISIS, saying the same approach must be taken with conservatives.

“And second, we have to turn down the capability of these conservative influencers to reach these huge audiences,” Stamos continued. “There are people on YouTube, for example, that have a larger audience than daytime CNN and they are extremely radical in pushing extremely radical views.”

So what? Where in the Constitution does it say most Americans must listen to fake news CNN? The final part of his Orwellian plan includes forcing cable providers to remove OANN and Newsmax from their programming.

“And then we’re going to have to figure out the OANN and Newsmax problem,” said the totalitarian. “These companies have freedom of speech but I’m not sure we need Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and such to be bringing them into tens of millions of homes. Allowing people to seek out information if they really want to but not pushing it into their faces I think is where we are going to have to go here.”

Of course, if no one can watch a news channel it won’t be in business very long, which is the point. Besides, Google is already working on making sure you can’t find the information. Leftists don’t mind conservative speech, so long as no one listens to it.

Author: Bronson Stocking

Source: Townhall: WATCH: Former Facebook Exec Shares Orwellian Plan to Purge Conservatives

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