Is Democratic Senator Mark Warner The Mastermind Behind Weaponizing US Tech Giants?

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

In a corporatist system of government, wherein there is no meaningful separation between corporate power and state power, corporate censorship is state censorship. Because legalized bribery in the form of corporate lobbying and campaign donations has given wealthy Americans the ability to control the US government’s policy and behavior while ordinary Americans have no effective influence whatsoever, the US unquestionably has a corporatist system of government. Large, influential corporations are inseparable from the state, so their use of censorship is inseparable from state censorship.

This is especially true of the vast megacorporations of Silicon Valley, whose extensive ties to US intelligence agencies are well-documented. Once you’re assisting with the construction of the US military’s drone program, receiving grants from the CIA and NSA for mass surveillance, or having your site’s content regulated by NATO’s propaganda arm, you don’t get to pretend you’re a private, independent corporation that is separate from government power. It is possible in the current system to have a normal business worth a few million dollars, but if you want to get to billions of dollars in wealth control in a system where money translates directly to political power, you need to work with existing power structures like the CIA and the Pentagon, or else they’ll work with your competitors instead of you.

– From the Caitlin Johnstone post: In A Corporatist System Of Government, Corporate Censorship Is State Censorship

Let’s be clear about something up front because it’s extremely important. This narrative that three tech giants, Apple, Google and Facebook all decided independently and simultaneously to de-platform Alex Jones without any threats or pressure from U.S. politicians and other powerful forces behind the scenes is pure fantasy. This isn’t private companies doing that private company thing, this is Silicon Valley oligarchs making a decision to appease politicians and the status quo system which made them billionaires in order to avoid regulation.

I’ve been warning about this for a long time, but let’s revisit something the late Robert Parry noted in September of last year.

From the post, Was Facebook Pressured Into Finding ‘Something’ to Implicate Russia?

The article purports to give the inside story of how Facebook belatedly came to grips with how the “company’s social network played a key role in the U.S. election,” but actually it is a story about how powerful politicians bullied Facebook into coming up with something – anything – to support the narrative of “Russian meddling,” including direct interventions by President Obama and Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee and a key legislator regarding regulation of high-tech industries.

In other words, Facebook was sent back again and again to find what Obama and Warner wanted the social media company to find. Eventually, Facebook turned up $100,000 in ads from 2015 into 2017 that supposedly were traced somehow to Russia. These ads apparently addressed political issues in America although Facebook has said most did not pertain directly to the presidential election and some ads were purchased after the election.

This seemed important at the time, but it’s become even more significant in light of recent events. For instance, Mark Warner appears to be the point man for Democratic politicians who intend to use Russiagate and “fake news” hysteria to intimidate tech giants into submission. It appears to be working.

There’s a big piece to this story that people seem to be missing, which I explained in a brief Twitter thread earlier today.

It’s no coincidence Warner’s paw prints appear to be all over the latest pressure exerted upon tech giants. He and other Democratic politicians are methodically using fear around Russiagate and fake news to get Silicon Valley oligarchs do as they please.

Moreover, they know for a fact this sort of thing is effective, because the U.S. government’s done it before. Specifically and spectacularly with regard to domestic surveillance.

Again, politicians have no interest in actually reining in the power of the tech giants, they merely want to further weaponize them for their own ends.

The big game here is politicians bullying tech companies so that they censor their platforms in a way they see fit. See the following tweets by Democratic Senator Chris Murphy:

Don’t worry though, that’s not a veiled threat just a friendly suggestion from the politburo.

Meanwhile, it appears Sen. Murphy got an earful following those tweets and responded by pointing out that Trump demonizes the press daily. That’s true, but so is the following:

There’s a big power play afoot — you can ignore it at you own risk.

Oh, and DELETE Facebook.

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Comments

Adolfsteinbergovitch I Am Jack's Ma… Tue, 08/07/2018 - 21:30 Permalink

What is abundantly clear is that the Jewish cuck tool is not a mastermind. 

Silicon valley has always been a myth funded by the government, and more specifically the alphabet soup agencies. 

What happened during Obama's tenure was dramatic over politization of these agencies, which seemed to have failed to serve Democrats well during past elections, and which will definitely do more harm than otherwise to the nation at large over the long term. 

As a consequence, agencies are becoming more and more impotent, cue the latest botched attempt on Maduro's life; America is becoming the laughing stock of the world, and everyone loves Russia, including in America. 

Cherry on top: the tech future ex giants will end up being regulated no matter what. In other terms they came out and still will get nothing in exchange of their blatant admission of bolshevism. 

What's not to love? 

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Mr. Universe Adolfsteinbergovitch Tue, 08/07/2018 - 21:51 Permalink

The poor deluded souls are blinded to the truth so the fall for the lies.

What is abundantly clear is that the Jewish cuck tool is not a mastermind. 

No the Zionist war lords are just following the orders of the god of this world. Why wouldn't the children of the synagogue of Satan go along with Dad's plans?

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Skip Adolfsteinbergovitch Tue, 08/07/2018 - 21:56 Permalink

The real (((POWER))) is easily discovered AS LONG AS THE INTERNET IS FREE!

Jared Kushner Trying to Abolish UN Agency That Feeds Palestinian Refugees

For Conservative Media Outlets Who Don’t Speak Out Because They Don’t Like Infowars, We Have a Message for You – You’re Next” August 7, 2018

THIS IS WHO IS BEHIND IT ALL:
Jewish Intellectual Activism for Internet Control
July 24, 2018 Andrew Joyce, Ph.D. Dr Joyce is a retired professor from England.

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SixIsNinE Skip Tue, 08/07/2018 - 22:05 Permalink

totally on it.

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no changing what happened 100 and 70 years ago.

you can bang heads about what happened back then and you will get nowhere.

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Bubba Rum Das lock-stick Wed, 08/08/2018 - 00:57 Permalink

 

"...and all the while, the pathetic little SPAMMER sits in his leaky, moldy, smelly single wide in Western New York, surrounded by garbage and dirty clothes, trying to find his dick amidst rolls of fat, talking to his ACTION FIGURES and wondering where his life went."

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Ace006 cankles' server Wed, 08/08/2018 - 03:27 Permalink

Cheaper just to forbid any speeches or written statements by,  or interviews with, State and DOD employees and contractors.  Problem solved. 

Anyone who speaks of open borders,  diversity is our strength, propositional nation,  nation of immigrants,  undocumented immigrant,  living Constitution,  our democracy,  exceptionalism, regime change,  r2p,  climate change,  McCarthyism,  collusion,  or meddling to be shot at dawn. 

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ZIRPdiggler Tue, 08/07/2018 - 21:15 Permalink

ANdroid Zuckerbot. All these platforms are bleeding revenue with their shenanigans and shadow banning lol. I laugh. Doesn't matter to them since they all receive black budger defense DARPA money to stay afloat........it's all mockingbird nonsense.....

khnum Tue, 08/07/2018 - 21:16 Permalink

No government as Mr Zappa said is the entertainment arm of the military industrial complex,yes this guy passes laws and is an influence but hes a muppet not the puppeteer.

nmewn Tue, 08/07/2018 - 21:18 Permalink

"Let’s be clear about something up front because it’s extremely important. This narrative that three tech giants, Apple, Google and Facebook all decided independently and simultaneously to de-platform Alex Jones without any threats or pressure from U.S. politicians and other powerful forces behind the scenes is pure fantasy.

This isn’t private companies doing that private company thing, this is Silicon Valley oligarchs making a decision to appease politicians and the status quo system which made them billionaires in order to avoid regulation."

DING DING DING DIIIING!

Holy shit, I agree with Krieger on something?...lol.

ThePhantom Tue, 08/07/2018 - 21:45 Permalink

jesus christ..... these people are nuts!

i predict these assholes will need armored cars and special ops protective details... and even then...will worry about the help

Southern_Patriot Tue, 08/07/2018 - 21:45 Permalink

Let me get this straight. 

1) Elected officials, with a political agenda, are coercing private corporations to infringe on the first amendment rights of their political opponents.

2) These private corporations, without law, are conspiring with elected officials due to fear of unproven allegations, to censor dissenting opinion. Because... Russia.

3) The media aware of these tyrannical violations are not only congratulating the companies for following through, the media is encouraging more of it (censorship)?

This is what a conspiracy looks like. This is not theory, but fact. It is by it's very definition a conspiracy, and they banned Alex Jones for being a conspiracy theorist, who bully's people?

 

If you're confused as I, go back and read 1-3. The narrative lacks cognitive logic.

 

Unless... We are at war with an enemy that hates us, and we're to stupid to recognize this.

William Dorritt Tue, 08/07/2018 - 22:01 Permalink

The battle of the narrative only works when you have 100% control of the tools of communications.

Author unknown

INFORMATION WARFARE: BATTLE OF THE NARRATIVE

......all that matters is what people believe

 

The real legacy of Obama is it proved once and for all that the concept of “governing by narrative” is a total failure. Obama's terms can be describe as a "battle of the narrative" vs reality.

The battle of the narrative is a military concept and can be explained thus:

"Emerging U.K. and U.S. military doctrine posits that conflicts of the future are likely to be defined equally, if not more, by the centrality of influence.

Adversaries have recognized the strategic benefits of influencing perceptions; and will continue to exploit information and communications technology advances to this end.

In a competition of contesting narratives, information will flash around the world in near real time, challenging the abilities of governments and established news networks to react in a timely fashion.

Near global transparency increases the risk of inconsequential military incidents being turned into strategic events with adverse connotations. To win the battle of the narratives, the U.K.’s security apparatus must be able to wield influence at all levels, across multiple media, within joint, multinational and inter-agency environments at a much higher tempo than present"

http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/aw...

 

In other words the facts on the ground doesn't really matter; all that matters is what people believe. The Tet offensive is a good example. Where the US crushed the offensive militarily but lost the narrative battle and it was considered a defeat in the minds of the public.

The battle of the narrative only works when you have 100% control of the tools of communications. The Obama and Clinton teams made sure they had 100% control over the legacy press media and therefore thought they could control the narrative battle-space. The rise of an equal and powerful social media (Drudge, ZH, Breitbart, InfoWars etc) to fight the left's narrative caught them by surprise.

The social media before Nov 8th 2016 was thought to be "fringe" and not powerful enough to beat the powerful (6 company 85% share) media.

In effect what happened during Obama's admin and Clinton campaign was the same thing that happened to the British troops during the revolutionary war.

The war is not won yet but as long as there is Freedom of speech and the tools to spread the truth the governing by "narrative" as opposed to reality will always be a failure.

 

USAF White Paper

“One of the four major trends seen by Air University in “Air Force 2025” is that “influence increasingly will be exerted by information more than by bombs.” In “Joint Vision 2010,” the Joint Chiefs of Staff specify the central operational concept of the future—the one from which the others will flow—to be information superiority”

—John T. Correll “Warfare in the Information Age”

Air Force Magazine

www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/acsc/97-0604c.pdf

 

Note: Substitute American People for Enemy and you will understand

DIRECTIVE NUMBER 0-3600.01 August 14, 2006 USD(I) SUBJECT: Information Operations (10) References: (a) DOD Directive S-3600.1, "Information Operations (U)," December 9, 1996 (hereby canceled) (b) Section 165 of title 10, United States Code 1. REISSUANCEANP PURPOSE This Directive: I. 1.

https://fas.org/irp/doddir/dod/info_ops.pdf

 

UK site with lots of the PDFs for downloads

“The term Information warfare refers to the use of information, and attacks on information, as a tool of warfare. Information warfare is comprised of giving the enemy propaganda to convince them to give up and denying them information that might lead to their resistance. “

http://www.iwar.org.uk/iwar/

 
NSA White Paper by Satanist Employee of NSA

https://archive.org/stream/pdfy-Mv-q4qGq8_TBPcwL/Michael+Aquino+%28US+Satanist%29+-+From+PSYOP+to+MindWar+-+The+Psychology+of+Victory+%281980%29_djvu.txt

Grandad Grumps Tue, 08/07/2018 - 22:08 Permalink

#Bullshit! The politicians are just weak errand boys for the global controllers ... who have been implementing their plan for millennia. You either play for the controllers and take their favors, or you get steamrolled by them. Take my silver or take my lead.

Prosource Grandad Grumps Wed, 08/08/2018 - 12:17 Permalink

Hello Mr. Jones.

Welcome to Congress!

Vote our way, and we will make you very rich. 

Don't, and we will "prove" you had sex with underage children, and run you into the ground, disgraced and homeless.

And as an added bonus, we may even kill your children.

Totally and completely your choice.

Oh, and by the by, don't feel like the Lone Ranger. That's how we conduct foreign policy all over the world. You will love it ! It's beautiful thing.

Agenda tomorrow: Tee time at 10:00. Martinis and Oxy at 6:00. Girls at 9:00.

Oh, and great stock market picks! You've already made $10,000 this week!

Have a great day, and thanks again for your votes.

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robobbob Grandad Grumps Tue, 08/07/2018 - 23:33 Permalink

the advanced societies of the west(+Jpn) collectively have the greatest concentration of wealth in world history, the highest standards of living, most advanced media, highest longevity......................and births rates at or below stall speed

genocide gets all of the top billing in the history books

but quiet weapons for silent wars are for the truly devious

toys make the big money, but eugenics get the job done

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2muchtax Tue, 08/07/2018 - 22:26 Permalink

This push will backfire. The blockchain will bring a free uneditable, uncensored internet of thousands of nodes containing redundant copies of free content. Anonymous, encrypted, unstoppable. Peer to peer, circumventing their DNS control. This authoritarian panic from those who have the most to lose from the truth is exactly what the internet needs right now.