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Naomi Wolf on Censorship, Vaccine Passports, and the Reversal of ‘My Body, My Choice’

“I can’t believe that the left, with its long tradition of fighting for free speech” is “just giving [that] up,” says feminist author and journalist Naomi Wolf. Wolf, a longtime liberal and former adviser to the political campaigns of both Bill Clinton and Al Gore, breaks down the dangers she sees inherent to vaccine passports and a “scary marriage” of government, big pharma, and Big Tech censorship. “We’ve reached a kind of digital Stalinism,” Wolf says.

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Congress Escalates Pressure on Tech Giants to Censor More, Threatening the First Amendment – by Glenn Greenwald – Glenn Greenwald

For the third time in less than five months, the U.S. Congress has summoned the CEOs of social media companies to appear before them, with the explicit intent to pressure and coerce them to censor more content from their platforms. On March 25, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will interrogate Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Facebooks’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Sundar Pichai at a hearing which the Committee announced will focus “on misinformation and disinformation plaguing online platforms.” The Committee’s Chair, Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), and the two Chairs of the Subcommittees holding the hearings, Mike Doyle (D-PA) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), said in a joint statement that the impetus was “falsehoods about the COVID-19 vaccine” and “debunked claims of election fraud.” They argued that “these online platforms have allowed misinformation to spread, intensifying national crises with real-life, grim consequences for public health and safety,” adding: “This hearing will continue the Committee’s work of holding online platforms accountable for the growing rise of misinformation and disinformation.”

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If The White House Is Looking For Disinformation – The Call Is Coming From Inside The House – The Political Insider

n the 1979 cult classic “When a Stranger Calls,” the movie’s protagonist – a teenage babysitter keeps receiving increasingly violent and threatening calls from an unknown individual. The movie’s climax occurs when the police inform the babysitter that they have traced the call and that “the call is coming from inside the house.” Given Press Secretary Jenn Psaki’s comments at the podium this week, this is clearly a classic horror movie scene that no one in the Biden White House has ever seen.

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Mississippi officials block comments on it’s Facebook page to combat COVID vaccine misinformation

JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi State Department of Health is now blocking comments on its Facebook posts that relate to COVID-19 because of a "rise of misinformation" about the virus and vaccinations. State health department spokesperson Liz Sharlot said allowing the misleading comments is "directly contrary" to the state’s public health mission. Sharlot said the comments will be back when the department can effectively halt the harmful and false commentary.