Censorship Industrial Complex (Congress hearing, March 9, 2023)

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Transcripts for Michael Shellenberger’s and Matt Taibbi’s opening statements on the Twitter Files and the censorship industrial complex in Congress on March 9th, 2023 (The Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government held a hearing)

Censorship has moved from “countering terrorism” to “countering extremism” to “countering simple misinformation,” otherwise known as “being wrong on the internet”.

Michael’s Substack | @ShellenbergerMD

Streamed live Mar 9, 2023 @KanekoaTheGreat | Rumble-Clip | Telegram | YouTube

“The censorship industrial complex combines established methods of psychological manipulation some developed by the US military during the global war on terror, with highly sophisticated tools from computer science, including artificial intelligence. The complex’s leaders are driven by their fear that the internet and social media platforms empower populist, alternative, fringe personalities and views which they regard destabilizing.”

‘I’m Not A So-Called Journalist’: Matt Taibbi Discusses The Twitter Files

Matt Taibbi’s Substack | @mtaibbi

Streamed live Mar 9, 2023 @KanekoaTheGreat | Rumble-clip | Telegram | YouTube

“Twitter, Facebook, Google, and other companies developed a formal system for taking in moderation requests from every corner of government, from the FBI, DHS, HHS, DOD, the Global Engagement Center at State, even the CIA. For every government agency scanning Twitter, there were perhaps twenty quasi-private entities doing the same thing.”

Interview with Michael Shellenberger a few days before the hearing (where he doesn’t have a clock counting down in front of him lol): Twitter Files Once Again Exposes The “Censorship Industrial Complex”

March 6th, 2023: YouTube | Public-Substack | @ShellenbergerMD

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