Sunday, March 26, 2023

Twitter Files: The ‘Great Covid-19 Lie Machine’ Worked to Censor ‘True Stories’; Twitter Files: Vast Censor Project Unleashed Against Politically Incorrect COVID-19 Speech, and other C-Virus related stories

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Twitter Files: The ‘Great Covid-19 Lie Machine’ Worked to Censor ‘True Stories’:
In the latest Twitter Files report published on Friday, journalist and author Matt Taibbi revealed that Twitter partnered with the Virality Project, which warned the social media platform that “true stories that could fuel hesitancy,” complained that “anti-vaccine” accounts were retweeting the CDC, and ironically ran searches for the term “surveillance state” while looking for more information to censor.
“The release of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s spring 2020 emails via the Freedom of Information Act has been used to exacerbate distrust in Dr. Fauci,” the Virality Project lamented in June 2021.
The Virality Project is “a sweeping, cross-platform effort to monitor billons of social media posts by Stanford University, federal agencies, and a slew of (often state-funded) NGOs,” Taibbi noted.
The Great Covid-19 Lie Machine
Stanford, the Virality Project, and the Censorship of “True Stories”

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) March 17, 2023
Taibbi went on to say that Friday’s Twitter Files revealed “Reports of vaccinated individuals contracting Covid-19 anyway,” “natural immunity,” suggesting Covid-19 “leaked from a lab,” and even “worrisome jokes” were all characterized as “potential violations” or disinformation “events” by the Virality Project.
“We’ve since learned the Virality Project in 2021 worked with government to launch a pan-industry monitoring plan for Covid-related content,” Taibbi said. “At least six major Internet platforms were ‘onboarded’ to the same JIRA ticketing system, daily sending millions of items for review.” --->READ MORE HERE
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Twitter Files: Vast censor project unleashed against politically incorrect COVID-19 speech
The internet watchdog Stanford Internet Observatory launched a wide-scale effort during the pandemic to scrub social media platforms of disfavored COVID-related views regardless of whether the posts were true, according to the latest installment of the “Twitter Files.”
Internal emails unveiled on Friday by journalist Matt Taibbi show how the Stanford Internet Observatory’s Virality Project coordinated with several other academic institutions and government-funded non-profits to conduct a massive operation monitoring vaccine disinformation and shaping platform policy to rid the web of views that went against the liberal mainstream.
Mr. Taibbi said Twitter was one of six social media platforms that partnered with the Virality Project to monitor COVID-related posts during the pandemic.
In addition to a direct line to flag posts, the collaboration also included a periodic wrap-up of vaccine misinformation spreading across platforms, lists of repeat offenders and lists of “true content which might promote vaccine hesitancy.”
Included in the bucket of true information that the Virality Project wanted to be banned were “viral posts of individuals expressing vaccine hesitancy” and or “stories of true vaccine side effects.”
The watchdog also targeted discussions about vaccine passports, warning that such posts “have driven a larger anti-vaccination narrative about the loss of rights and freedoms.”
Mr. Taibbi said the project amounted to an “Orwellian proof-of-concept” that “accelerated the evolution of digital censorship, moving it from judging truth/untruth to a new, scarier model, openly focused on political narrative at the expense of fact.” --->READ MORE HERE
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