Thought Censors Growing Bolder

Today’s liberal authoritarian thought police are weaponizing the financial industry.

By Donald Jeffries

In September 2018, PayPal summarily cancelled the account of alternative media figure Alex Jones. The abrupt move had followed several other high-profile cancellations by the online financial giant over the course of that year. Now, however, PayPal’s actions appear to be the opening salvo in weaponizing the financial industry against conservatives as conventional banks are moving to follow suit.

Earlier this month, Chase, one of the giants of the banking world, informed Martina Markota of right-wing alternative news site Rebel Media that it was terminating service for her business. No explanation was provided.

Former Infowars reporter Joe Biggs recently revealed that Chase had closed his account, too, although they later reinstated it after a storm of criticism on social media.

Earlier in February, Chase shut down services for the online store run by Enrique Tarrio, a black conservative of Cuban heritage, who heads the Proud Boys organization. A short time later, Chase notified Tarrio that his personal account was being closed as well. Tarrio has faced the full brunt of “liberal” censorship, having been banned from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and PayPal, among other lesser-known social media outlets.

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In August 2018, both Mastercard and Discover blacklisted right-wing critic of Islam Robert Spencer, while Mastercard and Visa cut off service to high-profile conservative David Horowitz.

Popular online funding platform Patreon created a firestorm of criticism late last year, when it eliminated services to left-of-center Carl Benjamin, more commonly known as Sargon of Akkad.

Plenty of well-known figures such as far-left podcaster Sam Harris, libertarian talk-show host Dave Rubin, and psychologist Jordan Peterson quit Patreon in protest.

All these companies have been under intense pressure from the likes of the Southern Poverty Law Center and Color of Change to cease doing business with open supporters of Donald Trump. Color of Change, in fact, proudly boasts of having removed some 158 funding sources from so-called “white supremacist sites.”

The left-leaning Electronic Frontier Foundation was one of the few honest liberal voices to express alarm about this overt suppression, warning that banks and other payment processors were becoming “de facto Internet censors.” Laughably, Chase Bank told Breitbart News that it would “never close an account for political reasons.”

On top of YouTube’s new crusade to deny the public the opportunity to view “conspiracy videos,” Project Veritas recently published damning disclosures from a former Facebook insider. Courageous Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe relies heavily on such insiders, and has noted, “Our future depends on those who are willing to give up everything for what they believe.”

The anonymous insider was fired from Facebook in 2018 and subsequently joined Project Veritas. In an exclusive interview, the insider told Project Veritas, “I saw things that were going on that I personally found to be troubling.” The insider claimed that Facebook instituted a routine suppression of conservative pages, which was done under the code name “Action Deboost Live Distribution.”

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The insider, identified only as a female, went on to say, “I would see [this term] appear on several different conservative pages. I first noticed it with an account that I can’t remember, but I remember once I started looking at it, I also saw it on [conservative activist] Mike Cernovich’s page, saw it on [conservative comedian] Steven Crowder’s page, as well as the [news website] Daily Caller’s page.”

Crowder’s page had been shut down previously in 2016, in a dispute that was eventually settled out of court. Crowder’s attorney Bill Richmond told Project Veritas, “Louder With Crowder is investigating the allegations of concealed stream throttling by Facebook. The accusations are deeply troubling given the previously settled dispute with Facebook uncovered by Gizmodo.com, which found the show was targeted by Facebook workers with secret audience restrictions on political grounds alongside other prominent conservative voices.”

Cernovich commented, “Facebook, or an individual at Facebook, has the unilateral power to create false allegations against someone he or she doesn’t like.”

The danger in this “deboost” algorithm is that it doesn’t send the user any warning or notification.

The insider stated that she’d never noticed the tag on any left-wing pages of controversial figures like former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Most shockingly, Project Veritas learned that the deboost tag was tied to an artificial intelligence system designed to block suicide and self-harm posts.

Other Facebook documents revealed a campaign to “control trolling,” whose primary author, Seiji Yamamoto, is an advocate of addressing “the perimeter of hate speech.” The insider noted that this referred to “things that aren’t actually hate speech but that might offend somebody—anything that is perceived as hateful but no court would define it as hate speech.”

Yamamoto also wrote about “destructive behaviors . . . red-pilling normies to convert them to their worldview.” There were disturbing references to “bad content” and a proposed “Troll Twilight Zone.” Also mentioned were limiting the bandwidth and causing technical glitches to “troll accounts,” which would be triggered “leading up to important elections.”

Red pilling refers to the process of an individual going from a liberal (blue) to a conservative (red) as they access new information that shatters their liberal assumptions.

The insider had been fired by Facebook just after Project Veritas released undercover video of Twitter employees discussing “shadow banning” and other abuses of privacy.

All this ideologically driven censorship should outrage the civil libertarians that remain in this country.

Donald Jeffries is a highly respected author and researcher whose work on the JFK, RFK and MLK assassinations and other high crimes of the Deep State has been read by millions of people across the world. Jeffries is also the author of two books currently being sold by AFP Book Store.




Are Violent Leftists Above the Law?

Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe has exposed federal employees subverting the president while on the streets of America, antifa activists continue their violence without consequence and are now thumbing their noses at the courts.

By John Friend

Members of antifa, the fanatical, violent left-wing activist organization that regularly engages in intimidation, sabotage, destruction of private property, and outright terrorism against its political opponents, have continued their open defiance of the law, with one prominent member of the D.C. antifa movement publicly refusing to cooperate with a federal grand jury subpoena recently.

Paul “Luke” Kuhn, an independent journalist who was exposed for trying to attack and sabotage the DeploraBall 2017 celebration in Washington, D.C. following President Donald Trump’s inauguration, defiantly refused to appear before the federal grand jury after receiving a subpoena relating to videographic and photographic evidence in his possession in an ongoing investigation into antifa violence.

Kuhn appeared outside the courthouse in the nation’s capital alongside fellow antifa activists, who proudly proclaimed their resistance to the grand jury process and their refusal to cooperate. Kuhn eventually burned the subpoena during the press conference while antifa members cheered him on. Video of the entire incident is available online.

“They picked the wrong guy to mess with,” Kuhn declared. “No cooperation no matter what it takes, no matter what the consequences.”

In recent weeks, antifa groups have vandalized and outright destroyed Confederate monuments in the South and have vowed to continue their destruction of private property in order to combat “white supremacy.” In late August, roughly 250 neo-Bolsheviks knocked over and vandalized the “Silent Sam” Confederate statue on the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill campus. Following the toppling of the statue, various groups came out to demonstrate against and in favor of the vandalism, resulting in the arrests of seven individuals.

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This latest news regarding antifa criminality and open defiance of the law comes as Project Veritas, a non-profit organization dedicated to exposing corruption and malfeasance, just published details of an undercover investigation into a current State Department employee who is a leading member of the D.C.-based chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, an extreme leftwing group that is sympathetic to the antifa movement. Project Veritas released an undercover video interview with State Department employee Stuart Karaffa, who openly admits he is working to undermine this president.

The State Department has publicly acknowledged Karaffa is an employee and has stated it is closely reviewing the case.

“I can confirm Stuart Karaffa is a management and program analyst with the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations,” a State Department spokesperson told Breitbart News earlier this week. “We take seriously any allegation of a violation of the Hatch Act and financial disclosure rules and are closely reviewing this matter.” The Hatch Act forbids federal employees from engaging in personal political activity while on duty for the government.

In the video, Karaffa admits he does work for the Democratic Socialists of America while on duty. “I’m careful about it,” he states in the explosive video. “I don’t leave a paper trail.”

The recent investigative report released by Project Veritas is part of its ongoing “Deep State Unmasked” investigative series, which aims to expose the resistance to Trump within the federal government and bureaucracy.

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“This unelected cabal of federal government employees—the Deep Staters—are getting away with subverting the will of the people,” Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe notes. “In fact, the Constitution is being stomped upon by the actions of the members of the Deep State. They are in all branches of government and they are hiding among two million other federal employees.”

The goal of the investigative series is to expose these “Deep Staters” and shed light upon their subversive, corrupt activities.

“Project Veritas must unmask and show you the faces of representative members of the Deep State,” O’Keefe insists. “Government exists with the consent of the governed and that consent cannot be manufactured by the masked and subversive. This truth must be pursued at all costs, including going undercover.”

John Friend is a freelance author based in California.




Media Watchdog Group Catches Shocking NYT Admission on Tape

An undercover reporter with Project Veritas has exposed the official New York Times‘s anti-Trump policy in a new three-part video series. In addition, a NYT video editor revealed his own bias, conflicts of interest, and strange ties to Antifa and former FBI head James Comey.

By John Friend

Project Veritas, an independent non-profit media and watchdog organization founded by James O’Keefe that seeks to expose corruption and misconduct in both the public and private sphere, continues to reveal The New York Times and some of its leading contributors and editors as the partisan, biased, and unprofessional hacks the American public is coming to know them as.

As part of Project Veritas’s ongoing American Pravda series, which began in earnest this summer with a detailed exposure of CNN’s anti-Trump bias and blatant promotion of fake news stories, an undercover reporter with the media watchdog and investigative outfit captured a leading video editor for The New York Times on film exposing himself as an unprincipled, unethical, and dishonorable stooge for the anti-Trump establishment.

In the recently released video by Project Veritas, Nicholas Dudich, who serves as audience strategy editor for New York Times video, candidly admits that he and his so-called media organization are not objective in their coverage, particularly of Trump.

“No, I’m not [objective],” Dudich proudly concedes on video. “That’s why I’m here.”

Dudich also admitted that the Times slants its coverage of Trump in an effort to discredit and demonize the populist billionaire who has upset the ruling political and media establishment with his America-first positions and stinging attacks on what Trump accurately calls “the fake news” media that have manipulated and deceived the masses in this country for far too long. Prior to working for the Times, Dudich worked on the political campaigns of both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, revealing his partisan nature.

In the video, Dudich also admitted to once being involved with Antifa, the radical and oftentimes violent coalition of far-left activists who regularly protest conservative and right-wing rallies and events. Antifa and its allies are also prone to physically attacking Trump supporters, and often attempt to shut down and disrupt conservative gatherings and events, publicly expose right-wing activists in an attempt to get them fired from their jobs, and otherwise cause mayhem and violence in cities across the United States.

“Yeah, I used to be an Antifa punk once upon a time,” Dudich explained to the undercover Project Veritas reporter. Dudich went on to bizarrely admit that James Comey, the former director of the FBI, asked him to join Antifa as a protected FBI asset to gather intelligence about the radical movement.

“I joined that stuff for them [the FBI],” Dudich told the undercover reporter. “I was an asset.”

Dudich’s purpose, he explained, was to gather information and to assess whether Antifa was a real threat to the government and society.

Dudich also told Project Veritas that Comey was his godfather, and that his father and mother have known Comey and his wife “for a really long time.” He admitted that he “should have recused [himself]” when covering the Comey trial, given his alleged close personal ties to Comey. However, Dudich’s father, who was contacted by Project Veritas, denied his son’s claims, stating that Comey is not Dudich’s godfather and that he doesn’t “even know James Comey.”

The bizarre and quite revealing investigative video series once again exposing a major American media outlet produced by Project Veritas has been released as a three-part series as AFP goes to press, and is well worth watching in its entirety. The video series can be viewed on YouTube or on AmericanFreePress.net, AFP’s website.

“The fact remains that Nick Dudich lies and he’s a gatekeeper at The New York Times,” O’Keefe stated following the release of the investigative report. “And that fact should be worrisome to the bosses at ‘the paper of record.’ Who else are they letting spread misinformation in their name?”

John Friend is a freelance writer who lives in California.