“The Storm”

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Re: “The Storm”

Postby seemslikeadream » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:10 pm

Apparently Jim Watkins, owner of 8chan, testified to Congress yesterday while wearing a "Q" pin on his collar.
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8chan owner tells Congress that he won’t delete hate speech from the site
Allison Matyus
September 5, 2019 9:55AM PST
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8chan owner Jim Watkins is scheduled to meet with the House Homeland Security Committee on Thursday morning, and his prepared statements reveal that 8chan has no plans to delete hate speech from its platform.

“My company has no intention of deleting constitutionally protected hate speech,” Watkins will say in his prepared statement. “I feel the remedy for this type of speech is counter speech, and I’m certain that this is the view of the American justice system.”

Watkins and 8chan came under fire after the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, since the El Paso shooter was active in the online image board and even posted a premature “manifesto” containing white supremacist views, racism, and hateful speech.

The House Homeland Security Committee subpoenaed Watkins on August 14 to testify before lawmakers about 8chan’s role in mass shootings and white supremacist-inspired attacks.

In his prepared statement, Watkins condemned only certain types of hate speech.

“8chan recognizes that small categories of unprotected speech exist outside the purview of the First Amendment. These include categories like child pornography, ‘fighting words,’ and ‘true threats.’ Where speech posted on 8chan falls outside the recognized protection of the First Amendment, 8chan takes action to remove it or to work with law enforcement requests to unmask the identity of a poster of unprotected speech,” he said.

The statement provides examples of illegal content that was removed from the site in 2019, including 92 discussion boards and 132,874 posts, along with 47,585 users who were banned.

8chan is currently offline, but Watkins said in his statement that it’s the only platform “featuring a full commitment to free speech.”

“8chan encourages vigorous debate, discussion, and changed opinions as a result of interacting through its image boards. Unlike platforms like Facebook or Twitter, there are no “speech police” to shut down poorly formed opinions, popular conspiracy theories, or hateful monologues.”

The image board has become known to be a radicalization tool for terrorists that often glorifies racism, misogyny, and more. Even 8chan’s original creator, Fredrick Brennan, told the New York Times after the back-to-back August mass shootings that he wants the site to go.

“Shut the site down,” Brennan said. “It’s not doing the world any good. It’s a complete negative to everybody except the users that are there.”

Cloudflare cut off 8chan from its hosting support after the August shootings, saying in an August 5 blog post, “The rationale is simple: they have proven themselves to be lawless and that lawlessness has caused multiple tragic deaths.”

While 8chan has loose rules on hate speech, platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are tightening their policies even further on hate speech content. On Tuesday, YouTube announced that it removed more than 30,000 videos last month that contained hate speech content and that it plans to update its current harassment policy.

In July, Twitter expanded its rules to ban hateful conduct made against religious groups, and Facebook expanded a ban on white nationalism in the spring.
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Re: “The Storm”

Postby elfismiles » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:08 am

UK Band Massive Attack Flashes Q, Epstein Messages at Concert
Band urges audience to reject all conspiracy theories
Infowars.com - September 30, 2019


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mTMmpA9aws

British trip hop group Massive Attack flashed messages concerning billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s death during a recent tour.

In their latest Mezzanine XXI tour, the band played as words flashed behind them on-stage highlighting various conspiracy theories, including one which asked “Who Killed Epstein?”

Footage of a show earlier this month showed other messages flash on giant screens behind the band, including “Building 7,” “Q,” “MK Ultra,” “WMD” “There is no wind on the moon,” and “Pizzagate,” while they played a cover of Ultravox’s “Rockwrok.”

The visuals were part of a light show devised by British documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis, at the end of which the audience is made to ponder, “Maybe all conspiracy theories are a conspiracy to make you feel powerless?” suggesting the band believes that questioning narratives propagated through the mainstream media is a bad thing.

“Suspicion is another form of control,” the last message states.

The message should come as no surprise from a band that has long subscribed to liberal ideologies.

>infowars.com/uk-band-massive-attack-flashes-q-epstein-messages-at-concert/<


F@%king infowhores ... that last phrase ("long subscribed to liberal ideologies") links to this:

Massive Attack hit back at 'racists and bigots' during London festival set
Friday, July 01, 2016 - 11:21 PM
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingn ... 42852.html


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbe3CQamF8k

meanwhile, around RI:

Information Terrorists Trying to Reshape America
Post by seemslikeadream » 15 Mar 2019 14:24
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Brett Kavanaugh and the Information Terrorists Trying to Reshape America
BY Molly McKew, WIRED
The network architecture built in Gamergate helped propel Trump to the presidency and fuel conspiracies like Pizzagate and QAnon. Now it’s backing Brett Kavanaugh.

Q Anon
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Re: “The Storm”

Postby seemslikeadream » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:16 am

LOVE Massive Attack!!!

thanks for the post elfismiles


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Re: “The Storm”

Postby Belligerent Savant » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:46 am

elfismiles » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:08 am wrote:
UK Band Massive Attack Flashes Q, Epstein Messages at Concert
Band urges audience to reject all conspiracy theories
Infowars.com - September 30, 2019


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mTMmpA9aws

British trip hop group Massive Attack flashed messages concerning billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s death during a recent tour.

In their latest Mezzanine XXI tour, the band played as words flashed behind them on-stage highlighting various conspiracy theories, including one which asked “Who Killed Epstein?”

Footage of a show earlier this month showed other messages flash on giant screens behind the band, including “Building 7,” “Q,” “MK Ultra,” “WMD” “There is no wind on the moon,” and “Pizzagate,” while they played a cover of Ultravox’s “Rockwrok.”

The visuals were part of a light show devised by British documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis, at the end of which the audience is made to ponder, “Maybe all conspiracy theories are a conspiracy to make you feel powerless?” suggesting the band believes that questioning narratives propagated through the mainstream media is a bad thing.

“Suspicion is another form of control,” the last message states.

The message should come as no surprise from a band that has long subscribed to liberal ideologies.

>infowars.com/uk-band-massive-attack-flashes-q-epstein-messages-at-concert/<


F@%king infowhores ... that last phrase ("long subscribed to liberal ideologies") links to this:

Massive Attack hit back at 'racists and bigots' during London festival set
Friday, July 01, 2016 - 11:21 PM
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingn ... 42852.html


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbe3CQamF8k

meanwhile, around RI:

Information Terrorists Trying to Reshape America
Post by seemslikeadream » 15 Mar 2019 14:24
viewtopic.php?f=33&t=41636

Brett Kavanaugh and the Information Terrorists Trying to Reshape America
BY Molly McKew, WIRED
The network architecture built in Gamergate helped propel Trump to the presidency and fuel conspiracies like Pizzagate and QAnon. Now it’s backing Brett Kavanaugh.

Q Anon
Post by Freitag » 16 Apr 2019
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=41689


From Elfis' pasted content above:

The visuals were part of a light show devised by British documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis, at the end of which the audience is made to ponder, “Maybe all conspiracy theories are a conspiracy to make you feel powerless?” suggesting the band believes that questioning narratives propagated through the mainstream media is a bad thing.

“Suspicion is another form of control,” the last message states.


Multiple layers of cynical mindfuckery going on here. InfoWars applying their spin, of course; then there's Adam Curtis with his own distorted take... all packaged as part of audio/visual 'performance art' for a concert. Of course there's the usage of the odious phrase "conspiracy theory" to round out the conditioning mechanisms.

A vile display for those that know better. For others that simply consume information without dedicated discernment, it acts as added reinforcement: continue to absorb the readily available information fed to you. Don't trouble yourself with digging deeper.
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