Section 230 does not protect Big Tech from their customers

The Communications Decency Act (CDA) Section 230 was enacted in 1996[1] with the main purpose to protect interactive computer service providers that offer a family-friendly internet experience from certain claims of third parties.

Big Tech Platforms that harm their customers by removing or misdirecting content that the customer wanted to receive, or not attempting to deliver the content that the customer have sent, are not protected by the Section 230. Continue reading Section 230 does not protect Big Tech from their customers

Pandemic $Trillions

Big Tech has been the biggest financial beneficiary of the pandemic, in the absolute and relative terms. Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, and Apple have collusively monopolized communication of information about COVID-19, and nearly doubled their market capitalization from $4T to nearly $8T.

Table 1. Changes in GFTMA stocks prices and capitalization from January 1, 2020 to January 1, 2022.

Corporation Ticker 1/1/2020 Cap, $T 1/1/2022 Cap, $T Growth
Google (Alphabet) GOOG $1,434 0.95 $2,726 1.81 1.90
Facebook (Meta) FB $202 0.56 $318 0.88 1.57
Twitter TWTR $33 0.03 $37 0.03 1.12
Microsoft MSFT $167 1.26 $303 2.28 1.81
Apple AAPL $76 1.25 $170 2.79 2.24
TOTAL $4.04T $7.79T 1.93
Prices are adjusted for splits and dividend and/or capital gain distributions

Figure 1. The market price increase of GOOG, FB, MSFT, and AAPL during the same time Continue reading Pandemic $Trillions

Google Removed Key Papers and Videos on HCQ

Google blocked access to An Effective Treatment for Coronavirus (COVID-19) by James M. Todaro, MD, and Gregory J. Rigano, dated by March 13, 2020. This paper was widely credited (blamed by the Fake News Media) for proposing chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as an effective treatment against COVID-19. (This was reported by ReclaimTheNet on March 25, 2020). How can someone rationalize removing information about a possible cure, amid a global pandemic? Are there still humans in charge at Google?

Google’s YouTube also removed the Didier Raoult’s presentation of his HCQ+AZM treatment, published on YouTube on March 16, and embedded in the website of the medical institute which he heads! The video was removed by March 29 with the message “Video unavailable. This video contains content from Canal Plus, who has blocked it on copyright grounds.” It had accumulated more than 1.4 million views before that. The video is restored now. It contains no Canal Plus (a French TV company owned by Vivendi), copyright, logo, name, or anything that can be mistaken for its content. Canal Plus is a French TV company owned by Vivendi. Even if it had any rights in it and submitted a take down notice (neither is likely), displaying it was fair use. Continue reading Google Removed Key Papers and Videos on HCQ

How Obamanet Created “Masters of the Universe”

2022-12-01: Obamanet is likely the worst First Amendment violation of the last 150 years. From Obamanet-2010 : “Purchasing a higher quality of termination service for one’s own Internet traffic, though, is not speech…” (p. 59221). This is Marxist gobbledygook. Purchasing Internet bandwidth (“termination service” in the FCC words) is like purchasing paper and printing press services in the time of the Bill of Rights. The freedom of the press is in the First Amendment.

2022-11-04: Added sources: Reuters and Statista, 2014. Minor corrections.

2020-03-01: wireless data costs ($90B) are added to fixed broadband costs ($50B), yielding $140B, redistributed by Obamanet in favor of Big Tech annually, starting in 2015, and likely growing. Continue reading How Obamanet Created “Masters of the Universe”

Big Tech censorship under color of DMCA 512(g) is illegal

On March 16, 2020, Didier Raoult, one of the world’s leading experts on infectious diseases and the director of the medical institute Méditerranée Infection (Marseille, France), reported at a scientific conference that a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin rapidly cleans viral loads in patients with COVID-19. On the same day, the Institute published the presentation on its YouTube channel and embedded the video in its website. Over the night of March 28–29,  Google’s YouTube removed this presentation! YouTube showed the message, “Video unavailable. This video contains content from Canal Plus, who has blocked it on copyright grounds.

Continue reading Big Tech censorship under color of DMCA 512(g) is illegal

DC Courts v. Fair Trial for J6P

The J6 defendants’ right for trial outside of the DC is grounded in the First Amendment. The First Amendment preserves the right of citizens “to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”. That includes traveling in person from their home states to the DC, the current Seat of the Government. Subjecting citizens exercising this right to a trial by a jury consisting of the officials of the Government, their associates, contractors, clients, relatives etc. obviously violates this right.

Yet, this is what is done to the J6 defendants, almost all of whom are not residents of the DC, an arrived to the DC with the only purpose: “peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”. Presumption of innocence protects them against  accusation that hey did not assemble peaceably.

Thus, trials of J6 defendants must be moved out of the DC. Continue reading DC Courts v. Fair Trial for J6P

J6 Repression Statistics

Democrats call the events of January 6, 2021, an “insurrection.” One would expect that the Democrat DOJ would move quickly against real or imaginary “insurrectionists” and would be done with this business quickly. Nothing prevented them. Mr. Biden appointed 1,136 government officials on his first half-day in the office, not bothering with the Senate’s “Advice and Consent.”

The graph of weekly number of new J6 cases, opened by the DOJ in DC. The highest number – 70 cases – was on the week ending on January 23, 2021. Continue reading J6 Repression Statistics

How Senator Mark Warner Coerced Big Tech

Senator Mark Warner (D) has been pressuring Big Tech to censor Republicans since 2018, at least. After the Demsurrection of January 6, 2021, Senator Warner also pressured Big Tech, mainly Facebook, to retain personal and private communication of its users, related to the J6 events. Facebook complied, and provided troves of its users’ private data to DC prosecutors to cherry pick from.

Recent discovery of emails, in which the Biden-Harris administration tells Facebook what speech to censor on its platform, has caused a scandal. Both BHA and Big Tech are going to deny the coercion. But such coercion was in plain view since 2018. Democrat legislators, Attorneys General, and other government officials have coerced Big Tech to censor opponents of Democrat agendas, by threats of adverse legislation and/or regulation.

The full report (2,450 words): Mark-Warner-Coercing-BigTech-since-2018.pdf Continue reading How Senator Mark Warner Coerced Big Tech

DC Jury v. Fair Trial

Attorneys for J6 defendants raised the issue that their defendants cannot receive fair trials in the DC, due to the partisan preferences of the DC jury pool. 92% of DC voters voted for Biden, and only 5.4% voted for Trump. The DOJ objected. For example, in USA vs Strand (UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, 1:21-cr-00085-CRC), prosecution cited[1] a DC Circuit of Appeals decision from 1975 as saying that the DC jurors pool was ok for a fair trial for Nixon associates, despite overwhelming majority of DC votes cast for Democrats. The DC presidential votes in In the DC Presidential elections of 1968 and 1972, Democrats (D) received 81.8% and 78.1% of the DC vote, respectively.[2]

The prosecution argument is wrong. Current DC bias in favor of Democrats, measured by the voting results, is incomparable with what existed in that time, circa 1974.

While 82% and 92% may seem like close numbers, the rate of D:R supporters is drastically different. Circa 1974, that rate was 4:1; now it is 19:1. Today, a DC jury is likely (53%) to have 12 Democrats and no Republicans. Continue reading DC Jury v. Fair Trial

J6 Drafts

The January 6 damage to the Capitol building is estimated at $1.5 Million! This is a tiny amount for such a big and delicate building. This proves that there was almost no attempt to defend Congress. The USCP, overseen by Nancy Pelosi and commanded by Democrat favorites, allowed tourists, protesters, and attackers into the building. Then it used their presence as a pretext to interrupt the Senate and House sessions, which were hearing objections to the Arizona slate.

On January 6, inside the Capitol: “Again, any of the violent actors, and most certainly the dumbstruck tourists, could have been stopped in their tracks had officers produced their weapons. As it happened, before my own eyes, police did not draw their weapons until reports of “shots fired” were received over their radios. (In actuality, the ONE shot fired at Ashli Babbitt.)” – TPC-2 (The Practical Constitutionalist) Continue reading J6 Drafts

Jan 6 Pipe Bombs

The Jan 6 pipe bomb near the RNC was planted by Dems-affiliated terrorists

Karlin Younger said the timer was on 20 minutes when she found the bomb near the RNC building. This is impossible. There was only the timer dial, which was a solid piece with a knob, and a small mechanism behind it. The time is indicated by a red arrow on the timer’s body, which was removed. Without it, she could see only the knob pointing to 0 and 30. Thus, Karlin Younger lied. The following photos are of a similar kitchen timer, which until recently was sold by Walmart.

Jan 6 timer mechanism, dial, and enclosure

Continue reading Jan 6 Pipe Bombs