First it was the predominantly liberal Hollywood, then the blatantly biased MSM, both industries suffering from sexual harassment, abuse and rape allegations, coming out almost daily. Then the DNC, Hillary Clinton, The Clinton foundation, Robert Mueller and other deep state operatives in the explosive Uranium One revelations. On the heels of all that, came the blockbuster report even the liberally biased MSM couldn't spin in time to protect the Democrats, revealing that the DNC, the Clinton campaign and the Obama campaign fund was funneling money to Fusion GPS for the infamous "Trump dossier."
No doubt the establishment liberal "elite" has taken a pounding over the last month, but we seem to have the answer to the question that the Hollywood Reporter said that the "establishment elite" were fearfully asking when they woke up every morning, "Who's Next?"
Social Media is the next target and it appears once again to be the result of liberals just not being able to accept they lost the 2016 presidential election.
TWITTER & FACEBOOK ADMITS TO MEDDLING IN THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Since Donald Trump won the presidential election, liberals have been howling at the moon, or as they plan to do on November 8, 2017, "screaming helplessly at the sky," consistently accusing social media giants of allowing "fake news," to spread, then screeching about "Russian ads" on social media, but in congressional testimony, we see proof of what many conservatives and Wikileaks accused Twitter and Facebook of during the election cycle.... censoring news and deliberately hiding news not favorable to Hillary Clinton, while also admitting those "Russian ads" were barely a blip on the radar.
What Edgett admitted next shows that while Russia had less than impressive reach or influence, Twitter itself directly attempted to influence the 2016 election by arbitrarily censoring and hiding information that Twitter users were highly interested in, because it did not fit their agenda and did not favor their candidate of choice.
We found that slightly under 4% of Tweets containing #PodestaEmails came from accounts with potential links to Russia, and that those Tweets accounted for less than 20% of impressions within the first seven days of posting. Approximately 75% of impressions on the trending topic were views by U.S.-based users. A significant portion of these impressions, however, are attributable to a handful of high-profile accounts, primarily @Wikileaks. At least one heavily-retweeted Tweet came from another potentially Russia-linked account that showed signs of automation.
With respect to #DNCLeak, approximately 23,000 users posted around 140,000 unique Tweets with that hashtag in the relevant period. Of those Tweets, roughly 2% were from potentially Russian-linked accounts. As noted above, our automated systems at the time detected, labeled, and hid just under half (48%) of all the original Tweets with #DNCLeak. Of the total Tweets with the hashtag, 0.84% were hidden and also originated from accounts that met at least one of the criteria for a Russian-linked account. Those Tweets received 0.21% of overall Tweet impressions. We learned that a small number of Tweets from several large accounts were principally responsible for the propagation of this trend. In fact, two of the ten most-viewed Tweets with #DNCLeak were posted by @Wikileaks, an account with millions of followers.
Wikileaks exposed the DNC corruption, showing that the DNC actively worked in favor of the Clinton campaign and actively against the Bernie Sanders campaign to rig the primaries, something which former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, Donna Brazile, confirmed yet again on Thursday, November 2, 2017, as she exposes rampant corruption within the DNC and the Hillary Clinton camapign.
As evidence by Edgett's own claim that 75 percent of the impressions on the #PodestaEmails hashtag were viewed by U.S. based users, and the overwhelmingly high percentage of tweets using the #DNCLeak hashtag that were unrelated to accounts that might, or might not have been linked to Russia, interest within the U.S. was high in regards to the Wikileaks revelations, hence two of the top ten most-viewed tweets coming directly from the Wikileaks account.
So we have information that U.S. citizens using Twitter were extremely interested in, and Twitter "hid" that information from their users, aka censored, 48 percent of them.
Now, using liberals' own logic here, if seeing a tweet that might have come from a Russian is to be considered "meddling" in an election, then by the same token, hiding nearly half the tweets about a topic U.S. citizens are extremely interested in, is also considered "meddling."
#DNCLeaks was one of the top trending topics on Twitter on July 22 with over 250,000 tweets reportedly made under the hashtag after the WikiLeaks release of more than 19,000 leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee.
Later on in the day, however, the hashtag reportedly disappeared from the trending bar for some 20 minutes, before reappearing under the less popular hashtag “#DNCleak.”
“The change meant that those investigating the new trending hashtag would not see all of the other posts tagged under the previous version, effectively hiding over 250,000 tweets from the public,” the report noted.
None of this came up in Edgett’s testimony Tuesday, which adds further questions to the already egregious partisan censorship that Twitter seems guilty of.
Edgett said that prior to the election, “we also detected and took action on activity relating to hashtags that have since been reported as manifestations of efforts to interfere with the 2016 election,” even though what he calls “interference” was in the majority of cases a simple effort to “influence” the election by providing damning true information about the Hillary Clinton campaign, which is a normal thing during presidential campaigns.
ZeroHedge points out that RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan virtually smacks Twitter and liberals claiming that "ad buys" are somehow an attempt to influence elections by highlighting that "similar campaigns are conducted by the American media in the Russian segment of Twitter."
This is forcing us to go a step further and come clean that we also spent money on advertising at airports, in taxis, on billboards, on the Internet, on TV and radio. Even CNN ran our commercials,” Simonyan said. “By the way, similar campaigns are conducted by the American media in the Russian segment of Twitter. It’ll be very interesting to find out how much they spend on it, who they target and for what purpose.”
While Twitter is just admitting to censoring and hiding relevant election related information from their users, Facebook had previously admitted to blocking posts with Wikileaks links and after they were busted publicly for doing so back in July 2016, then claimed it was an "accident."
QUCIK HOLLYWOOD UPDATE - BANNON DECLARES WAR
While we have wondered multiple times if someone like former White House Chief Strategist and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steve Bannon, was behind what appears to be a coordinated effort to take down the establishment liberal "elite," we do note, via some direct quotes by Bannon reported on by Newsweek, that if he wasn't behind the initial phase, he is most definitely going after Hollywood now, with them saying Bannon is "declaring a new phase of war on the entertainment industry."
“Hollywood isn’t a new battlefront for Breitbart, it’s the original battle,” Bannon told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview published Thursday. “The fact that it’s blowing itself up isn’t a new stage in the culture war, it’s an inevitable one,” he added. “They’ve ignored half the country’s values for far too long and now these Hollywood elitists’ values are publicly on display, and bankrupt.
“These are the same people who disingenuously seized the moral high ground as they attacked our president based on a standard they do not live by,” said Bannon, who helped found Breitbard and returned as executive chairman after departing the administration. “Americans took their country back not only from the permanent political class but also from these phony culture brokers who have waged war against their way of life for decades. Make no mistake, we didn’t start this war, but how Hollywood responds from here will determine whether or not it survives.”
With Barack Obama recently claiming that Breitbart News managed to "shift the entire media narrative in a different direction — in a powerful direction," during the 2016 election, it is perhaps appropriate that Breitbart has been at the forefront of taking on Hollywood, the MSM, hammering the Uranium One story, which they first started beating the drum on with the "Clinton Cash" back in 2016, and now spotlighting social media's direct attempts, via censorship, to meddle in the 2016 president election.
I still maintain that it stretches the imagination to think that the sexual abuse scandals rocking both Hollywood and the MSM, at the same time that the new information is coming out in regards to the Uranium One story, along with the recent exposure of the Democratic funding for the "Trump dossier," and now watching social media giants being exposed fro their own meddling in U.S. elections, with even some media outlets saying Facebook, Twitter and Google should be regulated, is all coincidence, considering each of these industries and people all consider themselves establishment liberals and "elite."
At least the answer of "who is next," seems to be answered..... social media is on the chopping block now.