BIG BROTHER: Facebook Will Issue Warnings to Users Who ‘Like’ Unapproved Coronavirus Information – Big League Politics

BIG BROTHER: Facebook Will Issue Warnings to Users Who ‘Like’ Unapproved Coronavirus Information – Big League Politics
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Coronavirus: China’s Great Cover-up

Bats were not, it seems, sold at Wuhan’s seafood market. The Lancet noted in a January study that the first Covid-19 case in Wuhan had no connection to the market. One more person has just disappeared. Ai Fen, a Chinese physician, who… claimed her
— Read on www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15844/coronavirus-china-cover-up

BREAKING: Infowars Reporter Owen Shroyer Arrested Protesting Outside Impeachment Trial – National File

BREAKING: Infowars Reporter Owen Shroyer Arrested Protesting Outside Impeachment Trial – National File
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Australia switches off jihadwatch.org

Australia switches off jihadwatch.org

MAY 18, 2019 10:15 AM BY MARC36 COMMENTS

Today I had a couple of reports that this site was not accessible in Australia. They started in early morning, so I suspect that something happened overnight. We know that the majority of internet service providers in both Australia and New Zealand had started a month ago, described here at privateinternetaccess.com as “ISPs in AU and NZ start censoring the internet without legal precedent”.

Initially it was only sites that had hosted the shootings in Christchurch, and was reported to be only temporary.

In New Zealand, mobile internet service providers take it upon themselves to enact censorship

Starting over the weekend, Spark NZ, Vodafone NZ, and Vocus NZ were the three New Zealand ISPs that have taken it upon themselves to block these sites. On their part, the ISPs and smartphone network providers are claiming that these are only temporary blocks. Temporary blocks that have lasted multiple days – more than long enough to change people’s’ browsing habits. Even the perpetrators of this censorship are aware how unprecedented it is. Geoff Thorn, a chief executive at New Zealand Telecommunications Forum (TCF), commented to CIO:

This site and none of it’s authors have ever advocated violence as a solution, and commenters that do are actively removed, and it was never even suggested that the site host or link to the footage of the shooting.

They lied, they expanded the censorship and it’s no longer looking temporary. Only a couple of days ago the Daily Mail quantified the damage that Google is doing with their biased algorithm here. It’s a death by a thousand cuts, and they get deeper with every slash.

So that’s where we are today, Jihad Watch has again become a victim of fascist censorship, a whole continent blocked from hearing any opposing views of Islam or discussion of jihad. The narrative will be in the hands of big tech and those in power.

The blocking method they have used is very low tech, and thankfully for now easily bypassed. Ten years ago I was sharing this link with dissidents in Iran and family in Turkey. use.opendns.com or if that’s blocked just these numbers in a browser 208.69.38.205 provides instructions on how to bypass this method of censorship. Keep them handy, the free internet is getting much smaller at a faster pace,  so you never know when you might need them. This is often the first method that fascist regimes use to censor the internet. Once they get comfortable with it, such as China, North Korea and Iran, they have more aggressive censorship methods, but that takes time to deploy.

Jihad Watch actually always has, or I should say had, quite a large viewership in Australia.  They were very active here as commenters. I get to see the new guys’ comments get caught in our moderation system when I check them each morning (there’s a 12 hour time difference).

Hopefully those that have access can spread the word on how to bypass those blocks, a VPN will also work, and has the benefit of always bypassing censorship and ensuring privacy, VladTepes discusses that here as he had similar reports from his visitors.

2 years ago we found that many ISPs in the UK and a few in the rest of Europe were doing the same. I offered this advice then.

I am very disappointed with EFF, an organisation describing themselves as “The leading nonprofit defending digital privacy, free speech, and innovation.”, although acknowledge and are aware of the scale of this misuse of power, only describing the following as “The Ugly”…

The Call asks companies to take “transparent, specific measures” to prevent the upload of terrorist and violent extremist content and prevent its dissemination “in a manner consistent with human rights and fundamental freedoms.” But as numerous civil society organizations pointed out in the May 14 meeting, upload filters are inherently inconsistent with fundamental freedoms. Moreover, driving content underground may do little to prevent attacks and can even impede efforts to do so by making the perpetrators more difficult to identify.

We also have grave concerns about how “terrorism” and “violent extremism” are defined, by whom.  Companies regularly use blunt measures to determine what constitutes terrorism, while a variety of governments—including Call signatories Jordan and Spain—have used anti-terror measures to silence speech.

It must be obvious that sites such as Jihadwatch.org are not even close to “terrorist and violent extremist content”. It’s just news and discussion, mostly sourced from mainstream media or regional news. What are EFF scared of ? they won’t cite an example, and there are many. Is free speech only protected for those they agree with now?

Daily Mail quantifies Google’s shocking political bias, and how sites like Jihad Watch are massively affected

Daily Mail quantifies Google’s shocking political bias, and how sites like Jihad Watch are massively affected

MAY 13, 2019 10:45 AM BY MARC22 COMMENTS

This article discusses general political bias in Google search results. “Google’s bias towards left-wing media outlets has been laid bare by an algorithm which detected that it favors sites including CNN and The New York Times over others. According to data compiled by researchers from Northwestern University, the search engine promoted those sites over others repeatedly in November 2017.”

Such interference has had a massive impact on sites such as Jihad Watch.

This is additional to the simple manual faking of results beyond the algorithms that I shared 2.5 years ago here.

The bias of Google providing content from nearly all Left Wing sources is actually on a scale far more than I expected. Google has insisted repeatedly that is does not interfere with search engine results, but I have proven that is indeed the case for this site specifically; and we can see here a pattern of similar abuse broadly directing their users to their preferred results.  That is not what you would expect from an “organic” search result.  It’s manipulated process.  It’s social engineering on a global scale.

This news is based on Google’s specific bad practices only. We know there is similar bias with other search engines and social media.  A growing proportion of people consider Facebook and Twitter to be their primary news sources, sources which I assume (when someone quantifies the bias) will be far greater, on top of the bannings and shadow-bannings we have seen in our communities.

“Google’s left-leaning media bias revealed: Academic study exposes how search engine massively over-promotes results from liberal news websites over right”, by Jennifer Smith, Daily Mail,  May 12, 2019:

Google‘s bias towards left-wing media outlets has been laid bare by an algorithm which detected that it favors sites including CNN and The New York Times over others.

According to data compiled by researchers from Northwestern University, the search engine promoted those sites over others repeatedly in November 2017.

Of the 6,302 articles that appeared in Google’s ‘top stories’ page that month after a term was searched, more than 10 percent were by CNN.

The New York Times was the second most favored and accounted for 6.5 percent of articles. The Washington Post was third with 5.6 percent.

By contrast, Fox News, the most right-wing outlet in mainstream media, was the source of just three percent of the stories which appeared.

Of the 6,302 articles that appeared in Google’s ‘top stories’ page that month after a term was searched, more than 10 percent were by CNN

Nearly all (86 percent) of the stories came from just 20 sources and of them, 62 percent were considered to be left-leaning.

The research sheds new light on the unprecedented power the search engine has in influencing the external traffic to news sites, a hot topic in the worlds of media and politics given Facebook’s recently reduced output.

For example, the researchers found that CNN got a 24 percent bump in traffic as a result of having its stories featured in the ‘Top Stories’ box.

The most featured sources, in order, were CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fox News, BBC, USA Today, LA Times, The Guardian, Politico, ABC News, CBS News, NPR, NBC News, CNBC, Reuters, Huffington Post, The Verge, Al Jazeera, The Hill and People.

For some stories there was a shortage of sources but a search for Rex Tillerson, the former Secretary of State, turfed up stories from 38 sources.

Despite the plethora of sources, 75 percent of the promoted stories about Tillerson came from The New York Times and CNN, the researchers found.

Newer articles that were only a few hours old or even less than an hour old were promoted over older ones

The data also revealed that while left-leaning sites produced more articles on any given subject (2.2 times as many as those on the right), Google’s Top Stories selection seemed to inflate the difference.

‘In Google Top Stories, that ratio was 3.2, indicating that the curation algorithm was slightly magnifying the left-leaning skew,’  Nicholas Diakopoulos, one of the two researchers, writes in The Columbia Journalism Review. 

The issue of search engine and social media bias towards media has long been a source of contention in the news industry but it became a mainstream point of concern during the 2016 election when Facebook banned right-wing media outlets that were favored by Trump supporters.

Google decides what goes into its Top Stories slot by using an algorithm which it insists is not bias.

Since then, amid a crisis of allowing fake and nefarious news sites perpetuated largely by Russian bots, Facebook has announced that it will focus less on news articles and more on its users personal interactions.

The decision sent shockwaves through media outlets which had relied on the traffic Facebook sent its way and it afforded even more power to Google…….

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Ticket Service Eventbrite Blacklists Brigitte Gabriel’s ACT for America

Ticket Service Eventbrite Blacklists Brigitte Gabriel’s ACT for America3

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Ticketing service Eventbrite blacklisted conservative organization ACT for America on Thursday over supposed violations of the platform’s “Community Guidelines.” The ban arrives just one week after a former Nancy Pelosi intern wrote a hit piece on the organization, relying on information provided by the discredited SPLC.

ACT for America (ACT) is a grassroots organization founded by Brigitte Gabriel and focused on a wide array of topics pertaining to national security, such as securing the United States border, defending constitutional rights, combating terrorism, and supporting Israel.

The organization had been utilizing Eventbrite for ticketing as ACT founder Brigitte Gabriel is set to embark on a book tour across the county for her latest release, Rise: In Defense of Judeo-Christian Values and Freedom.

On Wednesday, the organization’s National Grassroots Director, Thomas Hern, received an email from Eventbrite alerting him of the website’s “Community Guidelines,” as well as listing the titles of several events ACT had posted to the website, informing the director that the events had been “removed” for violating the guidelines.

All of ACT’s listings on Eventbrite had been the same, with the only difference being the event’s specific location for Gabriel’s upcoming book tour.

“Eventbrite does not permit on our platform content or organizations that promote or encourage hate, violence, or harassment towards others and/or oneself,” stated the email, adding that the website prohibits the promotion of hate or harassment based on “race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.”

“We have determined that the events in question violate our Community Guidelines and are therefore not permitted on the Eventbrite platform,” added the ticketing website in its email, “As a result, your event listings have been removed.”

Hern told Breitbart News that after receiving the email, he logged into the organization’s Eventbrite account and edited the event listings to change any language that he thought could be misconstrued as a violation of “community guidelines” based on today’s increasingly ambiguous definition of “hate” among big tech companies.

“The first version of the event description said ‘Come hear Brigitte Gabriel speak about illegal immigration, the left’s culture war, and radical Islamic terrorism,’” said Hern to Breitbart News, “I took out those three talking points and changed it to ‘Come hear Birigttie Gabriel, as she calls on all patriotic Americans to rise in the defense of freedom.’”

“And at the end, I even added ‘Act for America has a strict zero tolerance policy for violence and discrimination’ and linked it to our policy on non-discrimination and anti-violence,” added the ACT director.

The following day, Hern received a second email informing him that the organization’s Eventbrite account had been banned from the platform altogether.

In its email, Eventbrite reiterated what it had initially stated in the first email, adding, “these events have been re-published multiple times since our initial removal, we have again unpublished them and your account has been suspended at this time.”

“Eventbrite didn’t delete the events or mention in the email that I couldn’t edit them,” said Hern to Breitbart News.

ACT has been banned from the event platform just one week after a former Nancy Pelosi intern released a Roll Call article accusing the organization of having ties with “Neo-Nazis” after ACT had called out Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for her antisemitic statements.

In her article, the journalist relied heavily, if not solely, on information provided by the discredited SPLC.

Eventbrite did not clarify or explain in its email to ACT for America on what the organization had done or said to violate its community guidelines.

Although Eventbrite did not answer Breitbart News’ questions about the blacklisting, a spokesperson provided the following statement:

Our mission is to bring the world together through live experiences. We strive to provide a platform that enables people to gather for their chosen purpose and we support the representation of diverse viewpoints, so long as they don’t violate our Terms.

As a platform that gives rise to millions of events, we recognize the power of assembly and consider our role here very thoughtfully. We work hard to strike a balance between free expression of ideas and ensuring the real-life connections we’re facilitating are safe and respectful of the broader community. We do not permit events, content, or creators that promote or encourage hate, violence, or harassment towards others and/or oneself.

Our policy is to remove content that is in violation of our guidelines and after the team reviewed the events in question, we enforced it.

Breitbart News will continue to follow this story for updates.

You can follow Alana Mastrangelo on Twitter at @ARmastrangelo and on Instagram.

Robert Spencer in PJ Media: Amazon Bans Tommy Robinson’s Book, ‘Mohammed’s Koran’

Robert Spencer in PJ Media: Amazon Bans Tommy Robinson’s Book, ‘Mohammed’s Koran’

MAR 6, 2019 BY ROBERT SPENCER24 COMMENTS

Left-fascists begin their book burnings. My latest in PJ Media:

On January 7 of this year, I published an article at PJ Media about Amazon removing doormats featuring Qur’an verses from sale because the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) found them offensive. In that article, I asked:

On January 7 of this year, I published an article at PJ Media about Amazon removing doormats featuring Qur’an verses from sale because the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) found them offensive. In that article, I asked:

How long will it be before Hamas-linked CAIR starts demanding that books that criticize jihad terror and Sharia oppression of women, gays, and others also be dropped by Amazon?

The answer turned out to be 51 days.

How long will it be before Hamas-linked CAIR starts demanding that books that criticize jihad terror and Sharia oppression of women, gays, and others also be dropped by Amazon?

The answer turned out to be 51 days.

It’s the British government and the BBC, rather than CAIR, that are likely behind this, but Amazon has just dropped the book Mohammed’s Koran by the renowned British activist Tommy Robinson and Peter McLoughlin — and apparently only because its censors dislike Robinson. In the last two weeks, Robinson spectacularly embarrassedthe BBC by exposing the bias and dishonesty of its reporter John Sweeney. The retaliation has been swift and severe: Robinson has been banned from YouTube and Facebook, and now his book has been withdrawn from sale.

Coauthor Peter McLoughlin states:

[T]his is the twenty-first century equivalent of the Nazis taking out the books from university libraries and burning them. Can you think of another scholarly book on Islam that has been banned by Amazon? Mein Kampf is for sale on Amazon. As are books like the terrorist manual called The Anarchist Cookbook.

McLoughlin is correct that Amazon’s behavior has been wildly inconsistent. He adds that Amazon officials are steadfastly mum on why the book was banned:

[They] refuse to reinstate the book and refuse to explain why it has been banned. So they have banned the No.1 best-selling exegesis of the Koran. I can’t get my head round it. Every few weeks for the past 18 months they had emailed me asking to put it into special sales programmes, as it was selling so well. For 18 months they sought to profit even more from the sales.

“As dark as my vision is,” McLoughlin concludes, “I thought we were 10 to 20 years away from dissenting books from being banned.”

Indeed. Those who object to my labeling Leftist totalitarians “fascists” should take careful note of this story. What group is most famous for burning books? That’s right. And what group is doing it now? Right again. I predicted this, but like Peter McLoughlin, I didn’t think it would come so soon.

This is an extremely ominous development. Amazon and Barnes and Noble — which is also not carrying this book — have a virtual monopoly on book sales. When these two giants refuse to carry a book, that book effectively does not exist. If they are now going to ban books that are critical of Islam and opposed to jihad terror and Sharia oppression of women, gays, and others, then an Islam-critical perspective will be almost impossible to find anywhere.

Some will applaud this as the ultimate and laudable demise of “Islamophobia,” but it is actually far more insidious. If the motivating ideology of jihad terrorists cannot be criticized or even discussed openly, jihad terrorists will have an absolutely free hand. They will act with impunity, secure in the knowledge that any criticism of their activities will be shut down the same way Tommy Robinson was shut down.

Whatever anyone thinks of Tommy Robinson or the Qur’an, this is a serious matter that anyone who cares about the freedom of speech should be extremely concerned about.

Mohammed’s Koran is critical of Islam’s holy book. It endeavors to illustrate how violent jihadists justify their actions by referring to Islamic texts and teachings — and that’s all. Robinson and McLoughlin call for no violence. Their book is accurate.

Anyone who has written a book that is critical of anything should read the writing on the wall and realize that once this censorship begins, it won’t end with Tommy Robinson or Qur’an-critical books. But they won’t. PEN, the international organization that is supposedly dedicated to defending the freedom of speech, is made up of hard-Leftists who won’t utter a whisper in defense of Tommy Robinson’s book, or a murmur of protest that it is not allowed to be sold….

Read the rest here.

Left-fascists Begin Book Burning: Amazon Bans “Mohammed’s Koran” by Tommy Robinson and Peter McLoughlin

Left-fascists Begin Book Burning: Amazon Bans “Mohammed’s Koran” by Tommy Robinson and Peter McLoughlin

FEB 28, 2019 8:00 AM BY ROBERT SPENCER10 COMMENTS

Those who object to my labeling Leftist totalitarians “fascists” should take careful note of this story. What group is most famous for burning books? That’s right. And what group is doing it now? Right again. Anyway, I predicted this, but like Peter McLoughlin, I didn’t think it would come so soon. On January 7 of this year, I published an article at PJ Media about Amazon pulling doormats featuring Qur’an verses from sale because Hamas-linked CAIR found them offensive. In that article, I asked: “How long will it be before Hamas-linked CAIR starts demanding that books that criticize jihad terror and Sharia oppression of women, gays, and others also be dropped by Amazon?”

It is more likely in this present case that the British government and the BBC (which Tommy Robinson has just spectacularly embarrassed) are behind this than Hamas-linked CAIR, but nonetheless, we have now arrived at the point where Amazon, which, with Barnes and Noble, which is also not carrying this book, has a virtual monopoly on book sales, is indeed dropping books that are critical of jihad terror and Sharia oppression. So the answer to my question in the January 7 article, “How long will it be?” turns out to have been 51 days.

Whatever anyone thinks of Tommy Robinson or the Qur’an, this is a serious development that anyone who cares about the freedom of speech should be extremely concerned about. This book is critical of the Qur’an; it calls for no violence and is not inaccurate. Anyone who has written a book that is critical of anything should read the writing on the wall and realize that once this censorship begins, it won’t end with Tommy Robinson or Qur’an-critical books. But they won’t. PEN, the international organization that is supposedly dedicated to defending the freedom of speech, is made up of hard-Leftists who won’t utter a whisper for Tommy Robinson’s book. They don’t realize that what is being done to him can be done to them. But it will be.

“BREAKING Tommy Robinson NEWS: Book Burning Begins,” Brian of London, February 27, 2019:

They have banned the Koran from Amazon. But not just any Koran: they’ve banned the edition of the complete text of the Koran co-authored by best selling writer, Tommy Robinson along with Peter McLoughlin. Peter McLoughlin’s other book “Easy Meat” is the ONLY scholarly review of the entire subject of Muslim rape gangs raping and enslaving non-Muslim young girls in the UK for the last four decades.

I just recevied [sic] this email from Tommy Robinson’s co-author of Mohammed’s Koran, their joint book which contains the entire unedited text of the Koran and 100 page introduction. Mohammed’s Koran is purely re-ordered in chronological order. You can find my review of it at New English Review.

Peter McLoughlin writes:

Amazon have banned Mohammed’s Koran and deleted it from their database (which means even second hand copies cannot be sold). This is the twenty-first century equivalent of the Nazis taking out the books from university libraries and burning them.

Can you think of another scholarly book on Islam that has been banned by Amazon? Mein Kampf is for sale on Amazon. As are books like the terrorist manual called The Anarchist Cookbook.

My recent research shows that the content of Mohammed’s Koran is being taught in universities across the West i.e. they are teaching the chronological order of the Koran and what this means re abrogation. However the academics are using a 1953 book which is being reprinted every two years. Clearly they know this subject is important (or else an obscure scholarly book from 1953 would not be reprinted every two years).

Having spent far too many years doing research in universities I know how they desperately scrabble around for subjects on which to write books and articles. So I know that if this was any other subject than one which truthfully explains the pervasive and perennial problem of Islamic terrorism, then there would be half a dozen books published on it over a couple of decades. But I suspect no academic dares to write an updated account of this subject for fear either a) Muslims will kill them or b) the general public might get wind of the importance of the topic.

Amazon refuse to re-instate the book and refuse to explain why it has been banned.

So they have banned the No.1 best-selling exegesis of the Koran. I can’t get my head round it. Every few weeks for the past 18 months they had emailed me asking to put it into special sales programmes, as it was selling so well. For 18 months they sought to profit even more from the sales. This is a book where verified Amazon customers left over 1000 five star reviews of the book over the last 18 months.

As dark as my vision is, I thought we were ten to twenty years away from dissenting books from being banned.

I suppose I should take some pride in having written a book with 600 footnotes that is worth banning. I feel like I am in the company of William Tyndall. One of the things that motivated me to write that book was I thought that virtually every other book on Islam pulled its punches.

Well, I disagree with that, as my books don’t pull any punches, but McLoughlin is otherwise correct: this is extremely ominous.

Facebook bans Tommy Robinson, Falsely Claiming He Calls for Violence Against Muslims

Facebook bans Tommy Robinson, Falsely Claiming He Calls for Violence Against Muslims

FEB 26, 2019  BY ROBERT SPENCER47 COMMENTS

A Muslim activist in the UK is claiming credit for this:I can reveal I recently had a meeting with Facebook to discuss #TommyRobinson pages and their impact in brainwashing his supporters to become terrorist and use violence against Muslims. A very good result and I am proud of my role.— Mohammed Shafiq (@mshafiquk) February 26, 2019

However, Tommy Robinson says: “…the reasons they’ve given are just complete lies. They’re saying I incited violence and that I openly called for violence against Muslims, that’s just a lie. If that was the case then they could show evidence of messages where I’d said that but I never have.”

Whatever you may think of Tommy Robinson, fascists such as Mohammed Shafiq are not going to stop with him. It will soon be impossible to voice any opposition to jihad mass murder or Sharia oppression of women, gays, and others on any social media platform. Then the jihad will be able to advance unopposed and unimpeded, which is the ultimate goal of all these efforts to silence critics of jihad terror.

“Tommy Robinson Banned from Facebook, Instagram,” by Oliver JJ Lane, Breitbart, February 26, 2019:

Facebook has banned British citizen journalist and street organiser Tommy Robinson from its platforms, including Instagram, in a move that comes days after he released a new documentary exposing what he claimed to be dishonest practise at establishment media giant BBC.

The social media giant claimed in a statement published Tuesday that Tommy Robinson’s own Facebook page, which had around one million ‘likes’ before deletion, “has repeatedly broken [Facebook community] standards, posting material that uses dehumanizing language and calls for violence targeted at Muslims. He has also behaved in ways that violate our policies around organized hate.”

Facebook claimed the move “is not a decision we take lightly.”

Responding to the ban, English Defence League founder turned citizen journalist Tommy Robinson told Breitbart London: “…the reasons they’ve given are just complete lies. They’re saying I incited violence and that I openly called for violence against Muslims, that’s just a lie. If that was the case then they could show evidence of messages where I’d said that but I never have.

“This is continued censorship which we all knew was coming but its been done instantly because of my documentary which exposed the establishment working with Hope not Hate, working with the BBC in order to destroy my name to the nation. When I exposed what they were doing they’ve put down the pressure to completely delete me from the internet. This has to show people the levels they’re gonna go to silence any opposition to mass migration and the Islamisation of this nation.”

Robinson’s removal from the platform is only the latest in a series of bans targeting the campaigner in recent years. He was de-platformed by Twitter in May 2018, bannedfrom receiving payments by Paypal in November of that year, and had Youtube videos blocked from earning revenue in January 2019.

Mr Robinson told Breitbart London that he would be working on his own mobile app for live streaming after his removal from several social media sites.

It is not clear what actions were taken by Mr Robinson’s social media page in the recent past to cause Facebook’s decision to remove him now, but the move does come just days after he released an exposé documentary claiming to reveal underhanded dealings at British state broadcaster the BBC. In the hour-long film, which Robinson uploaded to his Facebook page, it is alleged the BBC collaborated with far-left activist organisation HOPE Not Hate to create what was apparently called a “Tommy Takedown”.

Robinson’s film debuted at a protest he held in Manchester, England, outside the offices of the BBC where the Panorama documentary series is produced. Thousands are reported to have attended the heavily-policed event.

In the film, top BBC documentary maker John Sweeney can be seen being confronted by Robinson with undercover footage of him making apparently racist and classist statements. It is believed at least some of the claims and counterclaims between Mr Robinson, the BBC, and HOPE Not Hate may yet be contested in court.

Responding to the ban, Tommy Robinson ally and UKIP leader Gerard Batten said the rise of censorship showed the nation was headed towards a “dark place.” He said: “Without any explanation whatsoever, the personal Facebook accounts of key UKIP members and Tommy Robinson have been removed….

PayPal Top Dog Admits Partnership With Hard-Left Smear Machine SPLC to Blacklist Dissidents From Leftist Agenda

PayPal Top Dog Admits Partnership With Hard-Left Smear Machine SPLC to Blacklist Dissidents From Leftist Agenda

FEB 26, 2019  BY ROBERT SPENCER20 COMMENTS

The SPLC’s vicious use of its “hate group” list to demonize and destroy legitimate groups that dissent from the Leftist agenda has gotten so bad that even the Washington Post took notice. Nonetheless, the Left’s authoritarian agenda is galloping forward, with steady bannings of dissidents from social media platforms. Soon only the Leftist point of view will be heard, and then an era of peace will dawn all over the West. Won’t it?

“PayPal CEO Admits Partnership with Far-Left SPLC to Blacklist Conservatives,” by Charlie Nash, Breitbart, February 25, 2019:

PayPal CEO Dan Schulman admitted during an interview with the Wall Street Journalthat PayPal works with the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) when it considers blacklisting conservatives.

After being asked by the Wall Street Journal what “values” PayPal identifies with,” Schulman replied, “Probably the most important value to us is diversity and inclusion.”

“I think North Carolina was probably the moment that was the most visible, where we basically said this violates our core value and we need to make a very public stand on it,” claimed Schulman, referencing the time when PayPal pulled out of an investment in North Carolina because the state passed a bill making it mandatory for people to use the bathroom of their biological sex.

“Businesses need to be a force for good in those values and issues that they believe in. It shouldn’t come from backlash or people taking heat on it, because then it’s in response, as opposed to the definition of who you are and then how you react to the context that you find yourself in,” the PayPal CEO expressed, adding that the Charlottesville rally in 2017 was a “defining moment” for PayPal to start blacklisting conservatives.

Schulman claimed it “was a defining moment for us as a company,” that was “difficult,” because, “the line between free speech and hate, nobody teaches it to you in college. Nobody’s defined it in the law.”

During the interview, Schulman also admitted that the far-left SPLC helps to inform “PayPal’s decisions.”

“There are those both on the right and left that help us. Southern Poverty Law Center has brought things. We don’t always agree. We have our debates with them. We are very respectful with everyone coming in. We will do the examination carefully,” Schulman explained. “We’ll talk when we don’t agree with a finding: We understand why you think that way, but it still goes into the realm of free speech for us.”

The SPLC, which also reportedly works with Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Twitter, was forced to pay a $3.3 million settlements to anti-extremist activist Maajid Nawaz last year, after the organization included him on a list of “anti-Muslim extremists,” despite Nawaz being Muslim himself.

The lawsuit victory prompted at least 60 other organizations to also consider lawsuits against the SPLC, and in June, a Washington Post columnist declared the SPLC “has lost all credibility.”

PayPal has blacklisted WikiLeaksInfowars, conservative commentator and Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes, political activist Tommy Robinson, investigative journalist Laura Loomer, blogger Roosh V, free speech social network Gab, YouTube alternative BitChute, and a black metal music label.

Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch, and Pamela Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative were also temporarily blacklisted by PayPal, before being reinstated….