But for the fact that these eyes saw which way the wind was blowing, that is, censorship-wise, the book “BANNED: How Facebook Enables Militant Islamic Jihad” (August 31, 2016, with co-author Joe Newby) would not have been written, nor conceived.
Not only that, within its CONCLUSION, the last words foretold what was to come: “If you think things are bad now (in 2016), just wait five or ten years . Shiver the west’s timbers.”
As it happens, the above “prediction” was off by one year on the five-year prognosis — but that was on the user (platform) end! Regardless, mea culpa.
Effectively, while the wholesale censorship of all conservative voices — be they public or private personas — which are not in lock-step with the totalitarian left within America are now muted, it only makes “sense” that a step-up to the ISP level would be their go-to hammer-blow.
Brazenly and unabashedly, “booming and banning” is the modus operandi of what once was the greatest experiment in freedom, America.
DIAGNOSIS & PROGNOSIS: DOA.
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LIBERTY/BUGLE | By Kristie McDonald | August 11, 2020
Comcast and its subsidiary Xfinity has banned Republican Congressional candidate Laura Loomer from sending out texts and emails to voters.
— Pete Hegseth (@PeteHegseth) August 10, 2020
“See video. Wow. @Xfinity/@comcast has BANNED Republican front-runner Laura Loomer from sending texts & emails to voters. This is next-level censorship,” tweeted Fox News host Pete Hegseth.
Loomer explains how Comcast in Palm Beach County has banned her campaign from sending out communications to voters by labeling them “dangerous content” and not delivering the messages.
Loomer also cites tweets from Comcast “publicly thanking” her Democratic opponent Lois Frankel, suggesting the ban is a clear example of election interference.
“Congresswoman Lois Frankel is only one of thirty one members of Congress who owns Comcast stock, so this is clear blatant election interference,” states Loomer, noting that censorship has now moved from social media networks to Internet Service Providers and telecommunications companies.
Loomer warns that the same ban could now be enforced on other Republican candidates ahead of the 2020 elections.
The Congressional candidate has raised more than $1.1million for her campaign and is the clear frontrunner for the GOP nomination; although she faces an uphill battle to win a Congressional seat in Florida that has voted Democrat since 2013.
Update: Breitbart reported that it reached out to Comcast, and the company says it is working with Loomer to correct what it called a “technical glitch.” According to Comcast:
We are reaching out to the campaign and have made a technical fix that will resolve this issue within 24 hours. We are continuously working to protect our customers from potential security threats. In this case, our security platform – which leverages widely used third-party threat-intelligence services – flagged the texting provider used by Laura Loomer’s campaign as a potential threat. Anyone using this texting provider would have had the same experience, not only with our service, but with any security service using similar threat-intelligence lists. The security alert had nothing to do with the content or sender of any communication.
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