Social Media Blackout? FBI Emails Are Not 'Trending' On Twitter, Facebook, Buzzfeed, Or Snapchat

Tyler Durden's picture

They are not known as 'weapons of mass distraction' for nothing...


In the 24 hours since FBI Director Comey dropped perhaps the biggest bombshell of the entire Presidential campaign, sending Democrats (and media) scrambling headless-chicken-like for answers (and blame-scaping), does anyone else find it odd that 'FBI Emails' does not appear to be a hot topic, trending, big deal on any social media?


h/t @CharlieKrik11


Facebook... "Trending"

h/t @MichaelDuncan


Twitter..."Top Moments"

h/t @kierobar


Buzzfeed... "Trending Now"

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As Liberty Blitzkrieg's Mike Krieger recently asked (and answered), why are these things happening in the first place?

Apple claims not to endorse candidates, but their actions suggest otherwise, and some of their executives - including CEO Tim Cook - actively support Clinton’s campaign. Buzzfeed recently obtained an invitation to a private $50,000-per-plate fundraiser Cook is hosting for Clinton with his Apple colleague, Lisa Jackson, at the end of this month.


Apple isn’t the only corporation doing Clinton’s bidding. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said Clinton made a deal with Google and that the tech giant is “directly engaged” in her campaign. It’s been widely reported Clinton hired Eric Schmidt—chairman of Alphabet, the parent company of Google—to set up a tech company called The Groundwork. Assange claims this was to ensure Clinton had the “engineering talent to win the election.” He also pointed out that many members of Clinton’s staff have worked for Google, and some of her former employees now work at Google.

Of course, I covered Groundwork earlier this year. See: Meet “Groundwork” – Google Chairman Eric Schmidt’s Stealth Startup Working to Make Hillary Clinton President

Twitter is another culprit. The company has gotten a lot of slack for banning conservatives and Trump supporters such as Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos and, most recently, rapper Azealia Banks after she came out in support of Trump. Twitter has provided vague answers as to why conservative voices have been banned while they’ve allowed other users to call for the killing of cops.


Just yesterday, Buzzfeed revealed that the social media giant’s top executive personally protected the President from seeing critical messages last year. “In 2015, then-Twitter CEO Dick Costolo secretly ordered employees to filter out abusive and hateful replies to President Barack Obama.”


The founders of some of the most popular pro-Trump Twitter handles - including @USAforTrump2016 and @WeNeedTrump—insist Twitter is censoring their content. They’ve pointed out that Twitter changes trending hashtags associated with negative tweets about Clinton (which has been reported before). On August 4, shortly after the hashtag “HillaryAccomplishment” began trending, it was taken over by anti-Clinton users, who used it to mention Benghazi or Emailgate. Eric Spracklen, @USAforTrump2016 founder, noticed the hashtag was quickly changed—pluralized to #HillarysAccomplishments.

Many people have pointed out the exact shenanigans described above for other Clinton-related hashtags. In fact, it’s been my self-described progressive friends who have been most up in arms about it.

“They take away the hashtag that has negative tweets for Clinton and replace it with something that doesn’t so the average person doesn’t see what was really trending,” Spracklen said. “This happens every day.”


This new strand, where one cannot even search for alternative viewpoints amid technology companies who stand to benefit from the free-trade policies and eased immigration regulations of a Clinton presidence, represents a dangerous sea change. There’s absolutely no question the digital forums we use every day are censoring conservatives and favoring Clinton. You can’t simply scroll through photos on Instagram, look for a video game in the App Store or do a quick Google search without being fed anti-Trump and pro-Clinton propaganda.

Personally, I’ve definitely noticed a big-time pro-Clinton bias in my Twitter stream on a daily basis, and I don’t follow people/organizations that would define themselves as overtly pro-Clinton. That’s my honest perception, and I don’t have a dog in this fight.

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ebworthen's picture

Distractions, distractions, distractions.

Oh yeah, and "Consume!"

wee-weed up's picture

They're all Leftists and totally in for the Hildabeast!

Tom Servo's picture

If you didn't already know the level of media bias (I did) - many more know now...


VonPumperDic's picture




Barely showing up on ZeroHedge, too!


I have to admit, I understand why the the story of "Women reach Orgasm in under three minutes with the Womanizer®" is trending better. 

Ralph Spoilsport's picture

MIke Cernovich, Bill Mitchell, Scott Adams, Stefan Molyneux, ZeroHedge - Draining the swamp and ridding Twitter of #HillBots and #Hillbullies. Heroes every one!

Troy Ounce's picture


If politicians and bankers have no shame in rigging our bankrupt financial system because "it is all too big to fail", same would imply to a presidential election with an unwelcome outcome, no?

Ralph Spoilsport's picture

The HRC MediaBots are getting beat up pretty badly on Twitter. They are challenging people who have their shit together and have large followings.  Cernovich has just threatened the Atlantic with a lawsuit and he means it. The media whores can't keep up with the onslaught and it is a wonderful thing to behold.

They'll do what ever they can to throw this election to HRC but they will emerge from the battle greatly diminished. DNC, GOP and the media will never be the same after this.

yippee kiyay's picture
yippee kiyay (not verified) Ralph Spoilsport Oct 29, 2016 9:06 PM

Social media blackout? No. Media blackout on so many issues where they lie and lie and lie.

Mano-A-Mano's picture
Mano-A-Mano (not verified) yippee kiyay Oct 29, 2016 9:08 PM

Traditional media will soon be gone anyway.

Joe Davola's picture

They're definitely marginalized, but it may take a while to burn through the Soros, et. Al. Money supporting them. The millennials/Bernie basement dwellers already see that the empress has no clothes, gonna be interesting to see the contortions Clinton loyalists go through to convince evryone else she is still viable.

tmosley's picture

Hearing rumors pertortedly sourced in the NYPD that these emails may detail the events of Lolita Express flights of Weiner, Bill, and Hillary, where the three partook in sex with minor children. Yes, including Hillary.

Remember the NYPD was investigating when they found the emails and turned them over to the FBI. Makes sense that something so scandalous would leak. The Clintons might not have been lying when they said the emails were personal. They were evidence of personal use of underage sex slaves.

No idea as the the veracity of this rumor, but it fits. It fits really, unexpectedly well.

AmandaFawndel's picture

I started them and they are not rumors.


Hillary has been raping little girls with Bill and George Stephonopoliar on Pedophile Island....Bill and Hill STILL do some things together!


there has been a MASSIVE ASHKENAZI JEW MEDIA BLACKOUT on this since Bill Clinterd's name first appeared in depositions.

WordSmith2013's picture

The Social Networks are also blocking the whole Wikileaks dowload---BIG time!


The Top 100 Most Damaging WikiLeaks

Mr. Universe's picture

Trending or not, an organic wave is forming out in the Sea of Politic. The Chicago Tribune has called for The Beast to throw in the towel. The first comment I read was...


  • H. Muenster

Finally, a well thought out Tribune opinion column that is not a far-left wing wacko Trump hate piece. The truth and facts, that the left is not too familiar, finally appear in the Chicago Tribune.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Quasi-on-topic in the sense that you're not hearing much about it. I didn't know of it until I read a translation of an article in Russian at, and it seems like for the US media, it's one of those 'run it once and then forget about it' stories:

The future head of the US Army Space and Missile command committed suicide.

The (untranslated) article where I first saw this:

GreatUncle's picture

+1000Thanks for that ... to many emails sure helps if the best ones are known.

unrulian's picture

Brian Seltzer just mentioned this article on CNN and called Zerohedge a fringe financial blog and that Trump is parroting these

greenskeeper carl's picture

Nice try, 1 week troll. I see what you are trying to do here, obviously a couple others do too. It may work on some but it won't work on most. Who pays you, or are you just bored?

NoDebt's picture

When something detrimental to Hillary is designed to be ignord it's released on a Friday afternoon.  Comey's letter was released on a Friday afternoon.

By Monday afternoon the MSM will say something about it.  It'll probably go like this:  "Comey illegally reopens closed investigation into Hillary's email over objections from both parties and Low-retta Lynch.  Low-retta considering firing Comey.  Hillary calls Comey's actions "very troubling".  Paul Ryan agrees with both of them."


Ballin D's picture

These people need to hang. Down through the last intern who can't find a single shred of evidence that they've fought for objectivity, even once.


I lost the first job of my career for taking an ethical stand. No reason these cowards can hide behind that as an excuse for treason.

GreatUncle's picture

But it sure beats the bad economics news reports on a Friday after trading ends.

sessinpo's picture

It was also the same time the bundy verdict came. anyway, get ready for market beat down after election.

Global Hunter's picture

from a practical standpoint I could imagine the TPTB pushing that narrative.  They could lay the blame on a "few pedos" and throw a few people to the wolves and never address the corruption and criminality that pretty much goes right from the top to the bottom of government and corporate world now. 

Interesting rumour, I've thought for a long time that most of these top political hacks and presstitutes were pedos and sexual deviants of the highest order. 

OverTheHedge's picture

 certainly, in the UK at least, paedophilia is the new witchcraft. All you have to do is point, just like "invasion of the bodysnatchers“, and howl the "paedophile!" chant, and all the other pod-people take up the cry in unison. You don't need evidence, or even suspicion. To be fair, operation Yewtree has taken the shine off this; so many household names have been investigated and or charged that now it would seem that the bulk of light entertainment resides in wormwood scrubs.


Oliver Klozoff's picture

That would certainly  explain the Weiner connection.

Ooops better copywrite that one. Weiner connection©.

hardmedicine's picture

Just remember who you are TMosley!

TheReplacement's picture

If that is true than any cops who have seen them better come out and express their sincere intentions to never commit suicide or fly in a single engine plane because the way it is being played in the media is that it is about Huma and possibly classified emails.  If there are emails about Pedophile Island then they will have to shut up any one who might be able to say otherwise.

Don't think it will happen?

NAV's picture

The Federal Reserve’s private owners, the international bankers, own the currency and control who gets it and who doesn’t. Hence, the bought-out media. Hence, the purchased government.  Hence, the march toward a global government ruled by the bankers. All made possible by money created out of nothing and owned by the Fed.

Here is what the Federal Reserve is buying with its unconstitutional largesse, through its operatives such as Soros, in the words of G. Edward Griffin, author of the famous Federal Reserve revelation, The Creature from Jekyll Island.

On the Fed money:

“You are led to the question of where is this river flowing? Where's it going? … Power. They are using this river of wealth to acquire power over you and me and our children.

“They are spending it to acquire control over the power centers of society. The power centers are those groups and institutions through which individuals live and act and rely on for their information. They are literally buying up the world but not the real estate and the hardware, they're buying control over the organizations, the groups and institutions that control people. In other words, to be specific, they are buying control over politicians, political parties, television networks, cable networks, newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, wire services, motion picture studios, universities, labor unions, church organizations, trade associations, tax-exempt foundations, multi-national corporations, boy scouts, girl scouts, you name it…this is where those people have been for many decades spending this river of wealth to acquire operational control particularly over those institutions and individuals, those organizations that represent opposition to themselves…”

GreatUncle's picture

Hence, the march toward a [ONE SLAVE NATION] global government ruled by the bankers.

TeamDepends's picture

Traditional media is a misnomer, these are pole-smoking sycophants. Maybe someday we will have unbiased journalists again.

RightLineBacker's picture

The recovery has begun - you are on the site of one.

sleigher's picture

I think we do have some of them out there,  they just don't work for any of the media companies we are familiar with.

ThanksChump's picture

"My god, Toby! What kind of sycophant are you??"


"I don't know... What kind of sycophant would you like me to be, master?"

Ralph Spoilsport's picture

Fuck off mister-kitty. Yeah, that moniker goes back a ways don't it? 

devnickle's picture

How does this asshole keep getting back in? And for so long under the same username ?

Handful of Dust's picture

Trending is where Hillary's thugs will hold it's next "wilding" to beat up a bunch of college kids probably like what happened at Temple.


New details have emerged from the investigation into several large groups of Philadelphia youths who marauded through Temple University beating students and bystanders.

Police were called on Friday, October 21, when the mob of teens began running around the campus attacking people who were walking the sidewalks on campus. Police first claimed that perhaps as many as 50 attackers were involved, but now the number has been increased to over 150.

Also, earlier reports noted one or two victims of the attackers, but now that number includes at least six students and one police officer.

It now appears that the mob of mostly black teens had arranged the attacks using Instagram, the Philadelphia Inquirer noted.

In one attack, the father of victim Christina Laulette reported that his daughter was beaten bloody by up to 40 youths who swarmed around her and her two male companions. All were viciously beaten without provocation. “Her and her 2 male friends where badly beaten by a group of 30-40 black teenagers on their way home from the Temple football game,” Joe Lauletta wrote in a Facebook post.


BennyBoy's picture


 Welcome to the Curated internet!

larz's picture

If Obunghole had 150 kids dey'd be lookin like deez chimps gone wild and yes when can we do something about this ourselves.  

Lorca's Novena's picture

South Africa 2.0


So when is it NOT a crime to kill these savages ??

fleur de lis's picture

Forget the police rap sheets.

They don't mean anything anymore.

Laulettte's parents should find a really good, lean and hungry lawyer and sue the perps as agents of BLM or whatever riot manufacturing organization put their violence into action.

The perps have nothing in the bank but their bosses -- the riot instigators -- are sitting on heaps of cash.

If the riot employees have no money then their employers have to cover the bills.

They should be made to pay for medical and psychological bills of the targets at the very least.

And that goes for the spoiled rich white bratty college snowflakes who torch cars and destroy businesses when their team wins or loses.

The College/University should be sued and made to pay damages for their coed savages.

If they can't control their savages they should be closed down.

BAd enough that they teach nonsense for a lifetime of debt.

The least these stupid colleges could do is keep their savages on a short leash and pay for their damage.







philipat's picture

Hey yippee kiyay (Soon to be banned and will then use the next new names letsit and lonnng) , including previously:

Aristotle of Greece


You are a serial spammer and a serial pain in the ass. Might I politely suggest that you go fuck yourself? And get a life.

Your MO, always the same, is to post a provocative comment which SEEMS to be relevant but you have no interest in joining the discussion (and NEVER do) and your sole objective is to mislead readers into clicking on your falsified links to your BS site. That wastes everyones time is blatant SPAMMING.

Apologies to regular ZHers because I do understand these posts of mine can be irritating also, but I am donating my time to expose this shithead for the benefit of the ZH community. Please just skip over my easily recognisable posts when you see them.

RightLineBacker's picture

Exposing shithead spammers is a noble and worthwhile cause that benefits the entire ZH community.

Keep up your good work, we all appreciate it.

GreatUncle's picture

Nope ty +1 we can skip over the shit more easily :-)

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

Faceook is for LOSERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bag holder's picture

It's blacked out because it's the real black swan. There's a mutiny going on in the FBI. Everyone below Comey knows how evil he and the Clinton syndicate are, so they found Hillary's Achilles' heel - Huma's husband - and ambushed Comey with it one week before the election.