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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Cerno, Posobiec banned by Medium

The political censorship of Big Social continues to get worse:
The online publishing platform Medium has suspended the accounts of prominent far-right figures Mike Cernovich, Jack Posobiec and Laura Loomer. Medium spokesperson Sandee Roston told The Hill that the company does “not comment on individual accounts.”

Roston did point to a Feb. 7 post detailing an update to its rules.

“We have all seen an increase and evolution of online hate, abuse, harassment, and disinformation, along with ever-evolving campaigns of fraud and spam,” Medium's rules update reads. “We have strengthened our policies around this type of behavior. We do not allow calls for intolerance, exclusion, or segregation based on protected characteristics, nor do we allow the glorification of groups which do any of the above,” the new rules specify.

The platform’s new rules include banning misinformation campaigns and lets the company consider “off-platform action,” in its decision to ban users.

In its previous set of rules, the company had billed itself as a “free and open platform for anyone to write their views and opinions,” and said it believes “free expression deserves a lot of leeway, so we generally think the best response to bad ideas is good ideas, not censorship.

This language has been scrubbed from the current version of its platform rules.
Notice that careful avoidance of the label "Alt-Right" did nothing to save any of them from targeting by SJWs. This is why we absolutely MUST build our own platforms. Without them, the Left will be successful in its determination to deny a platform to everyone who refuses to publicly submit to its dogma of Tolerance, Equality, Progressivism, Inclusivity, and Diversity.

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Anonymous Anonymous February 22, 2018 4:04 AM  

Even RS McCain's tame stuff has been suspended by them previously and appears to be suspended again now.

Interesting that this is at the same time that the popular somewhat right-wing Bombard's Body Language Youtube channel got demonetized (the whole channel, apparently).

These things seem to go in waves.

Blogger Archella February 22, 2018 4:09 AM  

I was thinking about the medium purge, during the brainstorm. Absolutely we must build our own platforms. This is why I became a burn unit supporter. Fundamentals.

Blogger Shimshon February 22, 2018 4:20 AM  

Even if Mike expanded his reach by moving to Medium, it seemed like a sketchy decision to me. He already had his own site, and had ably built it and his following. Why put himself at the mercy of others who, even while proclaiming free speech, were inevitably going to backtrack on their "principles"? Why not continue to build his own brand and distribution, rather than just line Medium's pockets?

Blogger VD February 22, 2018 4:28 AM  

Why not continue to build his own brand and distribution, rather than just line Medium's pockets?

Because he had other goals. His objective is not to build up a site. And it was not inevitable that they were going to backtrack on their clearly stated principles; I have no doubt that he had assurances from them.

But this is precisely why you cannot trust any platform that is not explicitly anti-SJW. Liberals and conservatives will reliably give in to SJW pressure once the magic words are used.

Anonymous Anonymous February 22, 2018 4:34 AM  

Long ago, the left professed to believe that though open, honest, and free debate we would exchange ideas and the truth would emerge from these exchanges. Obviously the left does not believe that now -- if they ever did.

An open Twitter or similar would be a good place for regular people to exchange ideas, but Twitter is just a SJW platform now and is useless for open discussion.

There must be some way to duplicate that platform for non-SJWs. I thought GAB might be that platform once upon a time but I am not so sure anymore.

The question is how to build a platform that is resistant to convergence by SJWs.

Blogger Wolfman at Large February 22, 2018 4:46 AM  

Clearly we need to counter the left with Patriotism, Energy, Nationalism, Intelligence and Sanity.

Blogger mostly dead February 22, 2018 4:59 AM  

"The account of white supremacist leader Richard Spencer has not yet been deleted."

Do tell.

Blogger Man of the Atom February 22, 2018 5:12 AM  

@5
Clearly. Tepid is no way to go through life.

Blogger Teleros February 22, 2018 5:15 AM  

@6 Says he never uses it though, so maybe it's just that. Maybe.

Blogger wreckage February 22, 2018 5:21 AM  

I see what you did there. Tepid. The kind of water that breeds parasitic diseases....

Blogger The Observer February 22, 2018 5:32 AM  

Long ago, the left professed to believe that though open, honest, and free debate we would exchange ideas and the truth would emerge from these exchanges. Obviously the left does not believe that now -- if they ever did.

As the Dark Lord has pointed out, free speech was just an attempt at circumventing blasphemy laws.

The "open, honest and free debate" was just so that they could promulgate their filth without fear of repercussion when they did not have the upper hand.

Blogger Wolfman at Large February 22, 2018 5:32 AM  

Sorry about the lame joke but all this Q stuff has me on edge.

Blogger JC Skinner February 22, 2018 5:33 AM  

That would explain why I've just got about nine emails from Mike in the past week, after nothing for the guts of a year.
Sorry, Cerno. You walked away from your own audience at your own peril.

Blogger James Dixon February 22, 2018 6:01 AM  

> Obviously the left does not believe that now -- if they ever did.

While I'm not in a mood to be generous to the left, we are talking almost two generations ago when they were making those claims. The modern left obviously doesn't believe that, but they mostly not the same people. And the people that are still the same weren't the leaders then.

So it's not safe to assume they meant it, but it's remotely possible they did. However, as always, the slippery slope one again demonstrates that it is, indeed, slippery.

Blogger Man of the Atom February 22, 2018 6:02 AM  

Wolfman at Large wrote:Sorry about the lame joke but all this Q stuff has me on edge.

No apologies needed. We are at war, but that doesn't mean we stop being human. Refer to C.S. Lewis.

Blogger James Dixon February 22, 2018 6:05 AM  

The most pernicious of the changes?

...and lets the company consider “off-platform action,” in its decision to ban users.

Effectively, they can cancel your account for any reason they want.

Blogger Lazarus February 22, 2018 6:08 AM  

Cernovich sez he is building a case to launch a lawsuit against Medium for anti-white male bias, if I understood what he was saying aright.

Meanwhile, are there any AltRight multi-billionairs? Every movement seems to need to have one now for a patron.

Blogger Mister Excitement February 22, 2018 6:14 AM  

I can imagine the True Conservative reaction to this.

"It's their company, they can ban who they want"

I've seen that statement in various forms for many years on Conservative forums when corporate execs and boards completely screw over their workers, shareholders, communities, and country.

Stefan Molyneux did a great video called "But Twitter is a Private Company...." a few weeks ago on this problem.

I love the title he selected for the video. It's 100% Cuckservative-speak.

Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44uOmiS7XPs

Blogger Looking Glass February 22, 2018 6:18 AM  

@4 markstoval
@13 James Dixon

Never mistake what the Public Face says vs the Private Reality of what was being pushed. The ones that constructed the "Free Speech Movement" knew exactly what it was about. It was very Enlightened of them: they made A into Not-A. That was always the point. The only way for a Leftist Revolution to happen was to turn many things into their actual opposite. All Leftists are functionally guilty of sedition at all times, which is why they needed to convince normal people to defend their advocacy of the slaughter of their own people.

But this stretches back several centuries for approach. Leftism always needs the confused and feeble-minded, so it works very hard to achieve a populace in that regard. It's part of the reason in non-Bot dominated social media, it always takes a hard Right turn. Leftism can't withstand Logic or inspection, so they have to find a way to prevent others from talking. Thus, they were "Free Speech" advocates right until the moment they had any power, as they were lying the entire time.

Blogger Edgar Abbey February 22, 2018 6:22 AM  

Going after the institution of Medium will not be as successful as it would if Cernovich named a specific individual at Medium and targeted that person by legal means. Make an example of them.

Blogger VD February 22, 2018 6:27 AM  

Cernovich sez he is building a case to launch a lawsuit against Medium for anti-white male bias, if I understood what he was saying aright.

I wish him good fortune, but I am dubious about the prospects for that. This is precisely why I have been preaching PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM for the last three years. It's all well and good to be successful on their platforms, but as we have repeatedly seen demonstrated, SJWs can and will take their platforms away from you without hesitation or warning.

And yet, except for the Dread Ilk and a few exceptions, people KEEP making the same short-sighted decisions to maximize their short-term personal benefit instead of strengthening the viable alternative platforms.

Blogger Looking Glass February 22, 2018 6:28 AM  

@16 Lazarus

The entire point of "Framing the Narrative" is to prevent any patrons from showing up. The Left and the current Power Elites view Money as the only means to challenge them, so they have to prevent any momentum building. However, they feel they can sets the trends of history, rather than only being riders of the trends themselves.

More money will show up in time. When you're building entirely new structures while old ones still exist, it's not normally money that's in the shortest supply. It's where to apply it properly.

On the issue of what Cernovich will do, people really should remember he is a lawyer, and he approaches a lot of things from that angle. The Medium experiment was mostly a win-win scenario for him. They booted him off in clear violation of CA & Federal Law. We can rightly bemoan the loss of Freedom of Association, but that also means the other side is vulnerable as well. Make. The. Rubble. Bounce.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener February 22, 2018 6:35 AM  

@18 In retrospect it's so clear. But in my youth (younger than 10) I was certainly fooled by the flashy appeal of the left.

Blogger Looking Glass February 22, 2018 6:36 AM  

@22 Noah B The Savage Gardener

The Devil makes a pretty convincing argument. He's got pretty good practice at pushing the right buttons.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener February 22, 2018 6:37 AM  

@20 And on that note I am glad to see Castalia remaining interested in keeping its own web store up and running. Amazon works well for the time being but it is just another train wreck waiting to happen.

Blogger Josh (the sexiest thing here) February 22, 2018 6:39 AM  

Aside from the gawker lawsuit, which was an extreme outlier funded by a billionaire, have any of these lawsuits been successful in the past several years? Milo recently withdrew his lawsuit against S & S. I am not a lawyer, but this doesn't look like a very effective strategy unless you can get a billionaire to foot the legal bills.

Blogger VD February 22, 2018 6:44 AM  

I am glad to see Castalia remaining interested in keeping its own web store up and running.

Not only that, but we're expanding to print. Check out the latest in Castalia Direct, particularly the Arkhaven Comics collection! We're also pulling the lower-performers out of KU so people will be able to buy them from the Castalia store.

Blogger Anchorman February 22, 2018 7:01 AM  

Moves like this inspire more conspiracies and believing in the worst of ideological opponents on all sides.

Keep on preppin'

Anonymous Anonymous February 22, 2018 7:22 AM  

"Tolerance, Equality, Progressivism, Incivility, and Diversity"

TEPID
Reminds me of a bit of scripture.
So then because thou art lukewarm (tepid), and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

Anonymous Anonymous February 22, 2018 7:25 AM  

That should be inclusivity. I see spell check is helping itself to my text again.

Blogger Nate February 22, 2018 7:36 AM  

Note only have the Dread Ilk built Motw... We have now built our own exclusive facebook.

Blogger NeoNietzsche: February 22, 2018 7:49 AM  

@2 "Why put himself at the mercy of others who, even while proclaiming free speech, were inevitably going to backtrack on their "principles"?"

Perhaps because getting "banned in public" by a group/company which had proclaimed loudly that it supports the fundamental American principle of FREE speech -- and then REMOVES that claim and bans people it 'doesn't like' makes the 'normal' people, the people on that group/site who are not active, who don't follow, who don't much care.... go: Huh?!

Sure, the MSM won't announce: "hey, lookit these dorks changing their principles" -- but enough regular people will feel uneasy about it! Both we, out here in Banland, and more importantly, the regular folks back there, who still think the USA is mostly doing okay, are made uneasy (in their case) and disgusted and angry (in ours) and so the word will get spread that Medium (et al.) are lying "bookburners"!

(IF it was a calculated move by Cerno; good on him! If not -- for all the problems it causes to our folks -- it showcases what's going on to yet-another group of normies.)

Blogger VD February 22, 2018 7:50 AM  

We have now built our own exclusive facebook.

Is this referring to last night or something else? Just wondering if I'm unaware of any big projects.

Blogger Peter Gent February 22, 2018 7:52 AM  

VD wrote:...I wish him good fortune, but I am dubious about the prospects for that. This is precisely why I have been preaching PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM for the last three years. It's all well and good to be successful on their platforms, but as we have repeatedly seen demonstrated, SJWs can and will take their platforms away from you without hesitation or warning.
That said, I was wondering why you have stayed on Blogspot (owned by Google) and had not set up your own site using something like WordPress? That would give you the best defensive position, though dependent on your hosting company, but the best approach currently available.

Blogger NeoNietzsche: February 22, 2018 7:53 AM  

@15 "...and lets the company consider “off-platform action,” in its decision to ban users.
Effectively, they can cancel your account for any reason they want."

Yeah, they got that idea from the credit card co's -- you know, the (((banks)))?!

Blogger Nate February 22, 2018 7:55 AM  

"Is this referring to last night or something else? Just wondering if I'm unaware of any big projects."

dunno... I can never make the brainstorms that happen on wednesday night because I have to teach the youth group at my church those nights.

Its often something we refer to as our "alternative meeting place" or something similar. But in reality it has about 80% of the functionality of facebook including groups, and instant messaging. The south africans are even working on a mobile app for it.

That's not to say that we'll ever turn it loose and let it be widely used. Right now its our nice little walled garden and we like it.

Blogger Peter Gent February 22, 2018 7:59 AM  

Nate wrote:... I can never make the brainstorms that happen on wednesday night because I have to teach the youth group at my church those nights.
Glad to see you are keeping your priorities straight... ;-)

Blogger Lazarus February 22, 2018 8:00 AM  

Julian Assange ⌛
‏ @JulianAssange
15h15 hours ago

Medium (CEO: Twitter co-founder Evan Williams) deletes the accounts and writings of US anti-establishment new right figures @Cernovich @JackPosobiec and @LauraLoomer in content control power grab


@11 Sorry about the lame joke but all this Q stuff has me on edge.

@Jack Dorsey + CIA + Evan Williams

@Jack thought he was protected. No sleep since drop. Tasked [3] to remove followers in drip order and restrict. Coincidence?

Blogger Koanic February 22, 2018 8:01 AM  

> had not set up your own site using something like WordPress?

Wordpress is to blogs as training wheels are to bikes.

Blogger Nate February 22, 2018 8:04 AM  

"Glad to see you are keeping your priorities straight... ;-)"

Kids need someone who will tell them truth.

Blogger Nate February 22, 2018 8:05 AM  

"Wordpress is to blogs as training wheels are to bikes."

I cannot begin to tell you how much I hate wordpress

Blogger Heian-kyo Dreams February 22, 2018 8:06 AM  

As far as other platforms, what do you think about steemit? It's based on block chain, and once a post has been there a week (in theory) it's up for good.

Blogger Peter Gent February 22, 2018 8:06 AM  

Koanic wrote:> had not set up your own site using something like WordPress?

Wordpress is to blogs as training wheels are to bikes.

True, for the advanced there other options, but WP is infinitely configurable. with tons of good plugins, including great security, and if desired can be made to replicate this look, feel, and function completely, you know, the old shoe argument.

Blogger Peter Gent February 22, 2018 8:08 AM  

But all of the argument over platform (WordPress/antiWordPress) misses the point of why stay on Blogspot?

Blogger Nate February 22, 2018 8:13 AM  

"But all of the argument over platform (WordPress/antiWordPress) misses the point of why stay on Blogspot?"

Oh I would bet large sums of money that there is a backup plan already well into execution. Google will pull the plug eventually... and Vox will be ready when they do.

Blogger VD February 22, 2018 8:15 AM  

That said, I was wondering why you have stayed on Blogspot (owned by Google) and had not set up your own site using something like WordPress? That would give you the best defensive position, though dependent on your hosting company, but the best approach currently available.

Why do you think I haven't? Do you seriously think I don't prepare for things that I predict? Do you really imagine I have only one backup solution? I've had multiple backup sites operative for nearly a decade.

As far as why I stay on Blogger, what part of "never resign" do you find hard to understand?

I realize this may be unusual among people who sell books, but I do actually follow the advice I give.

Blogger VD February 22, 2018 8:21 AM  

I would bet large sums of money that there is a backup plan already well into execution.

You would win that bet. The ironic thing is that due to the vagaries of Google's .com .uk .it system, the measured traffic would instantly increase by about 15 percent.

Within a lot less time than anyone imagines, the only thing that would be different would be the URL. And if you're not subscribed yet to either Daily Meme Wars or Castalia Book Club, do so if you want to be instantly alerted if there is a change of this sort.

Blogger pdwalker February 22, 2018 8:22 AM  

@43 Because it works? Running a large site that performs well under load is non trivial and not cheap. I would assume that blogspot can handle the load and the cost is certainly acceptable.

Until such time as blogspot decides to ban VD for being too whatever for their tastes, he might as well keep using what works.

And yes, from previous comments, they already have multiple tested backups of the site so in the event they deny him service, he'll just continue on with only a short disruption.

Anonymous Anonymous February 22, 2018 8:25 AM  

"... and Vox will be ready when they do."

He stated he was ready in some thread a while back.

Blogger LP999-16 February 22, 2018 8:31 AM  

Wonderful to hear Jack to Milo and Cerno on other platforms this week. Also wonderful to hear Mike, Milo, Stefan will attend CPAC.

It's Mediums loss, people like Mike and Jack.

Blogger dienw February 22, 2018 8:50 AM  

I watched part of Molyneux's video and was reminded of a recent lawsuit just won by NYC artists in the U.S. District court there; and as we know, a District Court Judge has greater power than the POTUS and effectually rules for the entire nation -- see DACA.
This might be a stretch; but one of the worst attributes of right-wing lawyers is that they have no imagination.
On February 18, 2018
"A judge awarded $6.7 million Monday to graffiti artists who sued after dozens of spray-paintings were destroyed on the walls of dilapidated New York warehouse buildings torn down to make room for high-rise luxury residences.

U.S. District Judge Frederic Block in Brooklyn said 45 of the 49 paintings were recognized works of art "wrongfully and willfully destroyed" by a remorseless landlord."


There is no reason not to attempt to use this precedent - as idiotic as it is; and yes I am an artist - to not only sue Twitter, Facebook, or Google for removing or blocking content from writers - artists - whom they gave access to previously. These are the left's rules use them against the left.

Blogger John rockwell February 22, 2018 8:53 AM  

Our enemies are relentless. Their cult zealotry powers their actions.

Blogger SemiSpook37 February 22, 2018 9:13 AM  

Never understood exactly why Cerno moved from his old site over to Medium, but it appears to be a calculated move precisely for the lawsuit angle. I wish him the best of luck in that endeavor.

Part of my disdain for social media, in general, is the fact that it’s nothing more than a leftist groupthink soapbox. I don’t rely on it for anything more than keeping in touch with my limited circle of friends and the occasional snark towards the American sports leagues. Of my acquaintances, most on social media tend to parrot the standard talking points of the mainstream, and while I constantly feel the need to correct them, it’s not worth the hassle or the frustration. Much like it’s my choice to believe what I believe, it’s not for me to force my beliefs on others through the guise of being an internet tough guy. Better to be an example and simply execute.

Besides, once these idiots start getting a taste of their own medicine on a regular basis (and that will be happening more often than anybody realizes), I have a hunch a lot of these places will shutter without any regard to their user bases.

Guess that’s the price for governing with emotion rather than logic.

Blogger pyrrhus February 22, 2018 9:46 AM  

On the left, ideology always wins over common sense or even human decency. And all publishing platforms have to be deemed SJW infiltrated until proven otherwise. I hope Cerno has a good breach of contract or tortious interference case, but not betting on it...

Blogger tuberman February 22, 2018 10:00 AM  

VD said:
"And yet, except for the Dread Ilk and a few exceptions, people KEEP making the same short-sighted decisions to maximize their short-term personal benefit instead of strengthening the viable alternative platforms."

Been thinking about this much lately, as in the short-term PERSONAL benefits part. You're stuck in the tactical range for the most part when this happens.

Even though I follow Q with great interest, in the long haul, my interests lies with the Alt-Right Culture Wars. Even if the heads get cut off, this evil will come back, and soon, through multiple programmed vibrants and other insects from the bottom. Even the sharpest of the Civic Nationalists cannot stamp these bugs out.

It will take an Alt-Right attitude.

Blogger Looking Glass February 22, 2018 10:02 AM  

@51 SemiSpook37

One thing we probably need to think about is that the VC-model creates a lot of new, "fresh" spaces, but none of them are viable long-term. However, they collect enough attention that eyeballs are there to be had. It creates a situation that a lot of approaches online need to be fundamentally nomadic. For someone with a model like Cernovich, driving traffic to his own website isn't really netting him much more revenue.

Thus, it makes strategic sense to always invade the hot, new places on the Web. Just keep backups, probably on his own site, and leverage the SJWs hypocrisy against them until they remove you against their own agreements. Cerno has some technical CA Laws he's going to smack Medium with, so it isn't even a Federal issue. The Social Media space is still quite new, legally speaking, so there's going to be years of sorting out the legal frame work around them. Given both Medium's TOS and some of the more recent case law, the political purging of everyone but non-Corporate Leftists is already a tort issue. It's just going to take time to play out.

Eventually, both the VC money and the Case Law are going to ruin most Social Media platforms. That's not a bad thing, but it's going to be a while.

Blogger Looking Glass February 22, 2018 10:09 AM  

@53 tuberman

Hey, got something for you. I was thinking about a few things, and I think I figured out where the main Narrative Writing staff actually is housed. The offices of Time. Not necessarily the Magazine, just the company Time. The rise of coordinated media narratives and the still high regards among the Elite for Time Magazine all point to the work of Henry Luce in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

It ties together that one channer talking about the narrative writers and just certain aspects of the Media Network Effects. Given other aspects, it also means the there is close ties to the CIA with both the magazine and the company itself. I thought you'd find that interesting. (Though I don't think Time Magazine itself is used as much of the Narrative driver as a record of narratives. NYT, WaPo and the Economist do those parts.)

Blogger tuberman February 22, 2018 10:13 AM  

One of the ideas on invading mainly Left/SJW/or even normie spaces is to chip away at the normies and some lefties who are getting fed up with the Narrative in small ways. A lot of the Twitter invasions by Anons are to give these people a small lick from the Red-Pill, as it is very big and cannot be swallowed whole.

Blogger tuberman February 22, 2018 10:32 AM  

56. Looking Glass,

Look into Gannet and SecureDrops, as they have much to do with disseminating the Narrative, so that all the MSM, and other people are dug into the same controls every day. Time is high up, and the Luce family is involved, but Gannet has been around forever, and share office space with USA Today.

SecureDrops is supposed to be for whistle blowers, but is really a Deep State op site per the Anons. There is a highly shown picture of A.Cooper reading a page with the title Gannet on top, with a completely weird, sick-looking doll in the background.

Blogger LP999-16 February 22, 2018 10:39 AM  

But I heard Cernovich.com is rebooted?

Even Milo to Jack even Tara have their own platforms.

Must read and share; DAILY MEME WARS: Medium purges Cernovich and Posobiec

Cerno sues; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0uZnSfLPUE

In the court system things might go well, "as it all depends", the point is to quietly with decorum use the power of the pen and the letter of the law properly, so far it appears legit not frivolous at all.

The young people or genx along with the younger adults are wrongly absurdly targeted, maligned for merely speaking the truth, one has to wonder if its the jealously of the Opposition Deep State Party over mere CPAC invites for 2018 or even to (the past) 2016 voters remorseful for voting for loser HRC as POTUS Trump was destined to be POTUS or to trigger the never trumpers, GEOTUS.

Blogger LP999-16 February 22, 2018 10:49 AM  

It is also good that Mike and others use peri plus youtube for uploads as all their content will appear at youtube despite lazy censorship since some gatekeepers are hopelessly sensitive or our narrative doesn't fit theirs, a simple difference in opinion and the truth gets disappeared its why its important to click the "like", share links via email if you don't do social media. Same for Meme Wars, others use facebook to whatever and they post meme wars.

These days youtube, peri are more interesting that boring social media.

Blogger Clint February 22, 2018 11:06 AM  

Nate wrote:"Is this referring to last night or something else? Just wondering if I'm unaware of any big projects."

dunno... I can never make the brainstorms that happen on wednesday night because I have to teach the youth group at my church those nights.

Its often something we refer to as our "alternative meeting place" or something similar. But in reality it has about 80% of the functionality of facebook including groups, and instant messaging. The south africans are even working on a mobile app for it.

That's not to say that we'll ever turn it loose and let it be widely used. Right now its our nice little walled garden and we like it.



And we have plenty of OG Dread Ilk there, even those who are not on FB. It is a great opportunity for interaction.

And like Vox, the Dread Ilk have multiple platforms that we have built. Each tends to have a singular focus, and some are more trafficked than others, but they are there if we need them.

Blogger RobertT February 22, 2018 11:27 AM  

Besides Infogalactic, do any conservative or alt right platforms exist?

Blogger NeoNietzsche: February 22, 2018 11:32 AM  

@51 "Part of my disdain for social media, ... don’t rely on it for anything more than keeping in touch with my limited circle of friends"

I don't even use it for keeping in touch - I use it for dropping 'gentle' (meme) hints about what's really going on. (Oh, like people keep saying QAnon and Pres. Trump are doing: preparing the ground for the revelations to come.)

Every month or so, I'll drop a handful of good memes (from around) and a bit of serious 'data' about DACA or crime-and-safety and so on... I just throw them up there, maybe with a brief comment, and go away again. I have to tread delicately though, because I'm not anti-fragile.

Blogger Lance E February 22, 2018 12:12 PM  

The "off-platform activity" bit is interesting. The left is getting more and more brazen in publicly admitting that they'll punish you not merely for what you do, but who you are.

Will the cuckservatives and moderates hear them? Probably not.

Blogger SciVo February 22, 2018 12:36 PM  

Robert Stacy McCain's Medium account was also suspended by -- get this -- "Medium Trust & Safety." Hmmm... where have we heard that terminology before...

Blogger lowercaseb February 22, 2018 12:43 PM  

The left is adopting the power of "We Don't Care" and is staging a dress rehearsal for 2020 with these crackdowns at Twitter and Medium. They know that the right kicked their ass on the social media platforms in 2016 and they are working hard to fix that. If it works in the elections this year we are going to see a whole lot more of this blatant attacks and banning.

Blogger lowercaseb February 22, 2018 12:45 PM  

Wolfman at Large wrote:Sorry about the lame joke but all this Q stuff has me on edge.

No apologies needed. No matter what year it is, a dick joke is always appreciated in the trenches.

Blogger S. Misanthrope February 22, 2018 12:50 PM  

I was surprised when Cernovich went to Medium and encouraged others to do the same. I hope it got him whatever short-term gains he expected, but this ultimate outcome was predictable. I think we're going to keep seeing sites set up in the name of "free expression" that are really just honeypots to draw the right in, get them established there, and then pull the rug out from under them and destroy everything they built.

Blogger Looking Glass February 22, 2018 1:59 PM  

@57 tuberman

It was SecureDrops that got me thinking in that direction. Some staff, in some building, is writing the Narrative, then a descended group is writing the Talking Points. The shadow players prefer the double-layered (or more) approach, as you can almost never trace everything back to their central hubs. The resilience of Time, the company, is actually what clicked.

Gannett owns USA Today, having created it in the 1980s. Time & Henry Luce were major Media players from the 1930s on. Though where they house the Narrative Writers doesn't matter that much, it's just a matter of who controls them, who distributes the lists and why they'd have a vested interest in an untraceable drop location.

Blogger Lazarus February 22, 2018 9:06 PM  

If social media shuts down dissent completely, sealed orders will be activated. That is why they are being selective. The reason stated for not shutting down Trump tweets (news related) is just a cover. They know they will be commandeered.

Blogger Nakota Publishing February 23, 2018 12:04 AM  

Just when I was thinking that Medium had published and even _promoted_ some surprisingly conservative pro-free-speech articles, this happens. Shouldn't have been surprised I guess. I suppose I need to find another venue for my "deport the Muslims" editorial.

Blogger peppermint88 February 23, 2018 7:23 PM  

Q appeared in October as it became clear that the alt-right culture war was being led by incompetents and there was no one GEOTUS could simply leak breadcrumbs to to prepare Americans memetically for what is to come. He shouldn't have you on edge because (1) if you're here, you agree with VD to some extent, and Q vindicates VD's perspective out of the AR (2) he confirms that Admiral Rogers wasn't the only patriot who was with Trump, that patriots were with Trump every step of the way, implying that Bannon wasn't as important as we were allowed to think (3) that Trump and the patriots have a plan and our role isn't to fight the enemy but to spread the good news to our fellow Americans

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