Lincoln Project’s Rick Wilson: Trump’s Life About to Become “A Burning Hell” – Amanpour and Company…

Date: January 12, 2021

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“As rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s efforts to send in state police and the National Guard were blocked by the federal government for a full 90 minutes. Now, Hogan – a Republican – is calling for President Trump to resign or be removed from office. Joining these calls is the Lincoln Project, the anti-Trump Republican group formed in 2019. Its co-founder Rick Wilson calls the violence “sedition and insurrection,” and speaks with Hari Sreenivasan about what’s at stake.

Originally aired on January 8, 2021.”

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#218 – WELCOME TO THE CULT FACTORY A Conversation with Tristan Harris…


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Date: January 12, 2021

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“In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Tristan Harris about the ways in which social media is fracturing society.
They discuss:
the rise in teen depression and suicide
political polarization
conspiracy theories
information warfare
the decoupling of power and responsibility
the distinctions between platforms and publishers
the cancellation of Alex Jones
social media inspired ethnic cleansing
concerns about the upcoming presidential election
culture as an operating system
and other topics
Called the “closest thing Silicon Valley has to a conscience,” by The Atlantic magazine, Tristan Harris spent three years as a Google Design Ethicist developing a framework for how technology should “ethically” steer the thoughts and actions of billions of people from screens. He is now co-founder & president of the Center for Humane Technology, whose mission is to reverse ‘human downgrading’ and re-align technology with humanity. Additionally, he is co-host of the Center for Humane Technology’s Your Undivided Attention podcast with co-founder Aza Raskin. He also recently appeared as a central figure in the recently released Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma.”

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Rep. Bourdeaux: Republicans are “very much under threat from this President and from this mob”…

Date: January 12, 2021

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“Momentum is growing for President Trump to be impeached after a mob of his supporters carried out a deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Georgia’s newly-elected Democratic Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux joins CBSN’s Lana Zak with more on what she experienced and why she’s urging Republican lawmakers to join the calls for Mr. Trump to be held accountable.”

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Platforms Must Pay for Their Role in the Insurrection…

Date: January 11, 2021

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“Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have spent years fomenting and enabling yesterday’s violence at the Capitol. Policymakers need to do something about it.

President Trump and his enablers in government and right-wing media will shoulder the blame for Wednesday’s insurrection at the US Capitol, but internet platforms—Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter, in particular—have played a fomenting and facilitating role that no one should overlook.

In their relentless pursuit of engagement and profits, these platforms created algorithms that amplify hate speech, disinformation, and conspiracy theories. This harmful content is particularly engaging and serves as the lubricant for businesses as profitable as they are influential. These platforms also enforce their terms of service in ways that favor extreme speech and behavior, predominantly right-wing extremism.

Technology products do not need to be dangerous. The tech industry used to empower the people who used its products. It can do so again. The Biden administration has an opportunity to change incentives. It can put the tech industry back on a productive course, as an engine of growth and empowerment. This will require government intervention in three areas: safety, privacy, and competition. It is not enough to amend or repeal Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act; engineers need to be held accountable for harms. It is not enough for Apple to implement opt-in privacy for iPhone users; we need comprehensive privacy policies for all. It is not enough to break up tech giants; the government needs to restore competitive balance.

Policymakers must take action. The harms of internet platforms are no longer contained or abstract, they are destabilizing our society and our government. The Biden administration will not be able to stop the pandemic and revive the economy without limiting disinformation and conspiracy theories spread by internet platforms. The insurrection in Washington should provide both motive and opportunity to act.”

No…

…I am not cheering on censorship…I do not want to see expression damaged even more than it already is…

…but if karma comes back around to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, in the face of their vulgar levels of hypocrisy, and role in unleashing some of the worst social behaviors onto the internet [and now, world]…and if the government wants to rip these companies apart for their treachery…

…There is no way it could happen to a more fitting trio.

I know some people consider any sentiment implying acceptance of censorship to be blasphemous…

…Don’t imagine I’ve lost my vehement hatred for censorship, and disgust for those smarmy slime balls who inflict it…

…I’m simply not going to cry about it, when the dogs eat the dogs…and the self appointed “overlords” are forced to fall on their own sword.

…Fuck Them!

…They have done nothing to the people of this world, but cripple and impoverish them.

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Episode 125: Coup Anon feat Elle Reeve & Eleanor Janega…


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Date: January 11, 2021

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“A mob overtook the capitol with MAGA flags and QAnon gear. Five people died. We break down the events of Wednesday January 6th and the fallout in the days following. Correspondent for CNN Elle Reeve speaks to us about her experiences on the ground in Washington DC. Medieval historian Eleanor Janega helps us break down all the tattoos worn by the now-infamous “Q Shaman” (aka Jake Angeli aka Jacob Anthony Chansley).”

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How researchers are identifying suspects in the U.S. Capitol siege…


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Date: January 11, 2021

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“Some of the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week wore gear that makes it difficult to identify them, but investigators have zeroed in on a number of clues. John Scott-Railton, a senior researcher at the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School, joins CBSN to discuss the techniques that helped ID suspects who are now facing charges.”

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