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Twitter is running a blackmail operation — cooperate or no traffic for you

Source: https://nypost.com/2020/10/28/twitter-is-running-a-blackmail-operation-cooperate-or-no-traffic-for-you/

For all their talk of “neutral platforms,” the Big Shots at Big Tech — Twitter, Facebook and Google — are running a protection racket. They figure they can dictate what Americans get to see and read, and what other media companies must do to reach the public via those platforms.

It’s a clear threat to a healthy democracy — and Congress has noticed. On Wednesday, the Senate launched a hearing to investigate “Big Tech’s bad behavior.”

Center-stage: Twitter’s strong-arm tactics to censor The Post ever since we began reporting on Hunter Biden’s emails. First, it froze our account and banned our stories; then, amid a public backlash, it agreed to unfreeze us — but only if we deleted our original tweets.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sounded like every mob enforcer and shakedown artist in history: Nice paper you got there, New York Post. Shame, should something happen to it. He knows full well media outlets depend on social media, and Google search algorithms, to help readers access our reporting.

Sen. Ted Cruz wasn’t fooled: “Mr. Dorsey, who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what the media are allowed to report, and what the American people are allowed to hear?”  ······ [Read more] “Twitter is running a blackmail operation — cooperate or no traffic for you”

American Mom sang the Cantonese classic song 《海闊天空》

The song 海闊天空 (Wide Sea, Open Sky) is a well-known song in the Cantonese community, especially to the people in Hong Kong. The song was composed and sang by 黃家駒(Koma Wong Ka Kui,10 Jun 1962 to 30 Jun 1993). The content of the song is talking about the wish to pursue freedom. The Hong Kong people used this as one of their war cry songs when protesting against the blatant violation of the Sino British Joint Declaration by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) .

Please refer to this for the song sang by an American Mom. (Please remember to scroll to the bottom to listen to the original song)

Lyrics: 海闊天空(Wide Sea, Open Sky)


今天我 寒夜裏看雪漂過
Today I saw snow drifting through the cold night sky

懷著冷卻了的心窩漂遠方
Lost in the chill, my heart drifted off to faraway places

風雨裏追趕 霧裡分不清影蹤
Catching up with the wind and the rain,
unable to tell the shadows apart from the fog

天空海闊你與我 可會變
Under the wide sea open sky, you and me, will we change?

多少次,迎著冷眼與嘲笑
I have faced ridicule and indifference countless of times

從沒有放棄過心中的理想
But I have never given up on my hopes or ideals

一剎那恍惚 若有所失的感覺
A moment of absentmindedness,
and I felt as if something was missing

不知不覺 已變淡 心裡愛
Without realising it,
the feelings of love in my heart dimmed

原諒我這一生不羈放縱愛自由
Forgive me for indulging in my freedom all my life

也會怕有一天會跌倒
Even though I am afraid one day I will stumble and fall

背棄了理想 誰人都可以
To abandon one’s hopes and dreams is easy to do

那會怕有一天只你共我
But I am not afraid if one day there is only you and me


今天我 寒夜裏看雪漂過
Today I saw snow drifting through the cold night sky

懷著冷卻了的心窩漂遠方
Lost in the chill, my heart drifted off to faraway places

風雨裏追趕 霧裡分不清影蹤
Catching up with the wind and the rain,
unable to tell the shadows apart from the fog

天空海闊你與我 可會變
Under the wide sea open sky, you and me, will we change?  ······ [Read more] “American Mom sang the Cantonese classic song 《海闊天空》”

Twitter launched serial attacks to block the truths from being shared

Recently, the scandal related to the materials in Biden’s hard drive has caused the uproar in the world regarding Twitter’s action. While conveniently allowing fake narratives on Trump to share through its platform, Twitter did an outright ban or suspended the Twitter accounts on whoever shared the stories related to Biden.

The double standard action by Twitter caused people to doubt whether Twitter shall be entitled to receive the protection of Section 230 social media law. Twitter is a social media company. However, it seems to behave like a publishing editor to decide what could be published, or what shall be blocked. Instead of being impartial, it actively scans and removes any posts or accounts that don’t seem to fit the narrative of “Trump is bad; Biden is good”.

The following accounts were the casualties due to Twitter’s aggressive action in censoring Biden related news. But, sharing Biden related scandals probably not the full reasons why the accounts got suspended.

Those accounts belonged to the outspoken members of the Whistleblower Group. Those are the people who risked their lives and families to share and expose the crimes by the Chinese Communist Party.  ······ [Read more] “Twitter launched serial attacks to block the truths from being shared”