Tucker: What Else Is the Government Lying to Us About?

Tucker: What Else Is the Government Lying to Us About?

Tucker: What Else Is the Government Lying to Us About?

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Good evening and welcome to Tucker Carlson Tonight. This past summer, with just a few months to go before the midterm elections, the Biden administration faced a huge problem called the economy. Most voters vote on the basis of the economy and how they feel they’re doing and how they feel their country is doing. And their country at the time was not doing well.

The US economy had just recorded two consecutive quarters of declining GDP. That’s not just an academic observation. That’s a technical definition of a recession. Two quarters. Declining GDP. Recession. We’re not making that up. You’ll find it in every economics textbook ever written. Go look up the one you used in college. But the Biden administration could not admit that. If they admitted that the US was in a recession, they would lose the Senate. They would lose control of both chambers of the Congress. So they had to lie about it.

But how do you lie about something that’s so easily defined, that everyone can see? Well, you just change the definition. And that’s what they did. They came up with a new definition of recession. So don’t look at GDP. That’s the old way, the racist way of assessing the economy. Look at holistic factors. Let’s look at the labor market, for example. The labor market.

Twitter Files Reveal More Fascism: Company Allowed Government to Wage Influence Operations

Twitter Files: Company Allowed Government to Wage Influence Operations Abroad

Twitter maintained a strict ban on foreign influence operations over the past half-decade — except in the case of the U.S. government, which was permitted to use the platform for “psychological influence operations” abroad, according to a new installment in the Twitter Files.

The Twitter Files are a series of disclosures of internal documents to journalists, a project championed by the platform’s new owner, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The latest batch was published by Lee Fang, a journalist at the Intercept.

According to Fang, despite public pledges to shut down all government-backed platform manipulation, Twitter made an exception for the U.S.

“Twitter gave approval & special protection to the U.S. military’s online psychological influence ops,” wrote Fang. “Despite knowledge that Pentagon propaganda accounts used covert identities, Twitter did not suspend many for around 2 years or more. Some remain active.”

“In 2017, a U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) official sent Twitter a list of 52 Arab language accounts ‘we use to amplify certain messages.’ The official asked for priority service for six accounts, verification for one & ‘whitelist’ abilities for the others.”

According to Fang, the accounts were immediately added to a special whitelist that gave them heightened visibility on the platform, and exemption from spam and abuse filters.

While the accounts’ ties to the U.S. government were initially disclosed, the accounts later tried to mask those ties. In one case, a “deepfaked” image was used to bolster one of the accounts’ fake identities.

According to Fang, the DoD-linked network of accounts “relentlessly pushed narratives against Russia, China, and other foreign countries.”

While the network was eventually exposed by external researchers and banned by the platform, this was years after Twitter was made aware of the network, as well as the attempts to hide its U.S. government ties.

“Twitter actively assisted CENTCOM’s network going back to 2017 and as late as 2020 knew these accounts were covert/designed to deceive to manipulate the discourse, a violation of Twitter’s policies & promises,” wrote Fang.

“They waited years to suspend.”

Resources:
https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/tucker-what-else-is-the-government-lying-to-us-about/
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2022/12/20/twitter-files-company-allowed-government-to-wage-influence-operations-abroad/

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