A collection of a number of videos downloaded from Parler
A Twitter knockoff site, Parler, was introduced as a place for unfettered “free speech” and attracted a largely right-wing membership.
Amazon’s web service (AWS), which Parler used, shut down the Parler website on Sunday, January 11, 2021, announcing that Parler had violated Amazon’s terms of service.
Before Parler was shut down, a young 26-year old female computer hacker, with assistance from others, managed to download some 99% of Parler’s content. The contents include personal information about those who posted it.
Read more about the computer genius here.
Read more about some of the nasty shit posted on Parler here.
Read more about Parler’s founder here, and please note it was funded by Rebekah Mercer. The Mercers have provided funding to other right-wingers and right-wing efforts such as Breitbart.
Here are a couple of examples of Parler posts:
Some (mostly right-wingers) are complaining about websites like Twitter and facebook violating free speech rights of their users.
The first amendment applies only to “free speech” suppression by government entities. It doesn’t apply to private companies.
Moreover, their complaints are often wrong.
Second dissent cable directed at Pompeo also rebukes the secretary of state for not forcefully condemning the president.
The cable rebuked Pompeo for his “failure to issue a statement unequivocally acknowledging that President-Elect Biden won the 2020 election” and protested the “President’s incitement of insurrectionist violence against the United States.” Foreign Policy could not independently corroborate the number of officials who signed the cable, but one of the officials who signed it, speaking on condition of anonymity, said around 175 State Department officials, primarily lawyers, had signed on.
The Rule of Law Defense Fund (RLDF), a 501(c)(4) arm of the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), helped organize the protest preceding the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol that took place on January 6, 2021.
As a 501(c)(4), RLDF is not required to reveal its donors. RLDF has received at least $175,000 from the Koch-backed Freedom Partners. Other RLDF donors include Judicial Crisis Network, the Rule of Law Project, and the Edison Electric Institute.
After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.
In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action. Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly. It is built on a principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open.
Some of the unhinged pro-Trump rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday defecated inside the historic building and “tracked” their feces in several hallways, the Daily News has learned.
The vile attackers, whose violent invasion of the Capitol left four people dead, apparently went No. 2 in a bathroom and then smeared their extremist excrement around the building, leaving behind brownish “foot-prints,” the source said.
“It looked like they tracked it around,” said the person.
As the cult of Trump obeyed his commands to attack and pillage the U.S. Congress building, they left ample evidence — posted by themselves.
Mental Health Experts Say the Hour-Long Exchange Shows Trump is ‘Irrational, Unstable and Dangerous’
By Madeline Taylor and Bandy X. Lee
“Every time that the science clashed with the messaging, messaging won.”
In an interview with The New York Times about how the administration manipulated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two former Trump political appointees say what they saw during their time at the Atlanta agency shocked them, the newspaper writes: “Washington’s dismissal of science, the White House’s slow suffocation of the agency’s voice, the meddling in its messages and the siphoning of its budget.” According to Kyle McGowan, a former chief of staff at the CDC, and his deputy, Amanda Campbell, the White House insisted on reviewing, and often editing, the agency’s COVID-19 guidance documents, “the most prominent public expression of its latest research and scientific consensus on the spread of the virus.” The guidance was not just vetted by the administration’s coronavirus task force but “an endless loop of political appointees across Washington.” The White House, McGowan says, was obsessed with the economic implications of the public health crisis.