Sunday, July 27, 2014

CONSERVATIVE ABUSE ON TWITTER AND TWITTER'S INTIMATE TIES TO OBAMA'S WHITE HOUSE

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To cut to the chase, scroll down and read the notations in RED beneath  the name of each of the Twitter Executives covered here. All the Executives listed on the Twitter Executive  page as of this writing are listed here. Be prepared for a shock. It's worse than you think. 
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It's funny how things grow in the summer.

This all started, of course, when we, the Tea Party Fire Ants, started to become genuinely effective in driving some areas of media and congress. If you are a regular reader, you know the story.  At that point trolls descended on us like locusts, and you know what we mean by trolls: leftists pretending to be conservative to fill the air with meaningless distractions and try to ruin effective conservatives by destroying their reputations with slander and innuendo and frighten them off with alarmingly aggressive attacks and death threats. Our trials and tribulations have more recently been covered by World Net Daily HERE and HEREand the Tea Party News Network, HERE.


Then came our initial call to Congress to investigate twitter, since Congress has private business oversight authority, and if the need is serious, they will act. HERE. With 250 million users, continual reports of conservatives  being harassed, cyber-bullied  and threatened is serious. Nationally serious.

And then, when things simply appeared outrageous in terms of the way Twitter was applying their own user rules grossly unfairly, seemingly because of political prejudice, came our challenge to Twitter and it's so-called Chief of Security, Delbius Harvey, to explain why conservatives are suspended and those who attack them are allowed to run wild on their social network. HERE

In researching this last one, I began to seriously wonder, "Why would anyone hire or promote Delbius Harvey for or to that position in the first place?" She has no prior security background and indeed before Twitter appears to have no work history at all except for what was initially a small "club" of sorts called "Perverted Justice", which spent its collective evenings trolling for pedophiles online for fun and, eventually, profit (literally). Could it be, we here wondered, that Harvey was not hired in spite of her slim resume that amounts to basically trolling and humiliating online pedophiles, but, indeed, because of it? Could it have been that experience of trolling and the humiliation of targeted individuals that Twitter was actually looking for, so that their new Chief of Security could implement similar strategies not, this time, to pedophiles, but to political conservatives?

That's a cynical idea to be sure - a real nightmare on the scale that would be manifest by a social network as large as Twitter. Such a company would have to be populated at the highest level by probably younger people and really be ultra-hard-core activist left wing democrats in a big way for that to be possible. If true, however, the need for a congressional investigation would need to be immediate, because that would mean, right here in the US, there is a propaganda juggernaut hiding their false flag ops among a crowd of 250 million and engaging willfully in any number of crimes by the thousands every day on a mind-blowing scale, from cyber-bullying, to harassment, to death threats. On Twitter we have endured all three, and while our accounts have been suspended by Harvey and/or her staff for the slimmest of violations - if any, they never tell us why - the people who did those things to us have not been suspended, and after all the media about it, Harvey must know it by now, since we tweeted the articles to her ourselves. And we are by means whatsoever alone.


Here's the shock: It seems that Twitter is indeed comprised of exactly the, presumably, IMO, hard-core activist leftists who would be needed in executive positions for such a theory to be potentially borne out. By activist leftists I don't mean people who still have faded Obama bumper stickers on their cars. I mean the real deal.

  
It is fast becoming my opinion that when it comes to cyber-bullying and suspensions, Twitter's part in those horrendous activities does not appear to be accidental, but organized and deliberate, and carried out by employees on a daily basis.

Remember, as you read this, also, that Reuters reported that Obama deployed a "Twitter Army" ...


of what Reuters reported amounts to basically online propagandists engaged in "public shaming", seemingly following the instructions of Cass Sunstein*. Not a Facebook or blog army. A Twitter army.

The question we have, then, given the way Del Harvey and her crew appear to be suspending conservatives and giving those who cyber-bully and humiliate and threaten conservatives a free pass, is, "Is Obama's Twitter army recruited from without, or is it already structured and put in place among Twitter's 1,300 workers?" At this point we feel that it's an absolutely legitimate question. And it needs to be investigated by Congress before, not after, that hypothetical propaganda structure effects the 2014 midterm elections this November, aside from the basically humanitarian and first amendment concerns involved.

HERE FOR YOUR EDUCATION AND CONSIDERATION ARE THE TWITTER EXECS on the Twitter website page that lists the executives (and a couple past and unmentioned). None have been excluded - we did not cherry-pick the politically active liberals for effect. This is the list and, via our research of public material, their political leaning and connections to Obama, in, what we believe is for the first time, one nice, neat little collection.



SCROLL TO THE SENTENCES IN RED TO CUT TO THE CHASE ON EACH TWITTER EXECUTIVE :



BIZ STONE
Stone was a co-founder, and though he has left, he gave one suggestion to them via the media: "Maybe the Twitter of the future will have an entire news department dedicated to verifying the truthfulness of the Tweets. It could have another department just for fun, for chatting."

In other words, as we read it, play God and edit and censor what Twitter users say about the news - and that includes politics.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/digital-media/10915667/Twitter-has-got-to-change-says-co-founder-Biz-Stone.html

Couple that with Stone joining ultra-left Huffington Post while still at Twitter to "...advise The Huffington Post Media Group and all of AOL on social impact and cause-based initiatives, develop a platform to facilitate people doing service in their communities...."

Thois translates to us in context as "helping liberal politicians on online social platforms" 
http://www.techdigest.tv/2011/03/aol-owned_huffi.html




JACK DORSEY
Another co-founder of Twitter, assuming various top leadership roles including CEO. 
"Twitter subtly reveals political inclinations by including quite a few liberal-leaning moments in Twitter history. For example, the video mentions the Egyptian revolution of 2011 and the most retweeted post of all time, which was a photo of President Obama hugging the First Lady with the caption “Four more years,” as significant moments in the company’s history."
http://www.politisite.com/2013/03/21/happy-7th-birthday-twitter-hints-the-bird-is-liberal/
"The Twitter town hall focused on Obama's work in creating jobs and fixing the economy. Users asked their 140-character questions with the hashtag #askobama, and a pre-selected team of "seasoned Twitter users" handpicked the best #askobama tweets for the president to answer.

Tough questions were in short supply, though, as the moderator of the town hall was Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder and close friend of the administration." -Newsbusters

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/aubrey-vaughan/2011/07/06/white-house-uses-progressive-media-director-bully-conservatives-twit#ixzz38fxL5Z00friend of obama's http://newsbusters.org/blogs/aubrey-vaughan/2011/07/06/white-house-uses-progressive-media-director-bully-conservatives-twit
Dorsey was a keynote speaker at the National Democratic Institute 30th anniversay dinner, a hotbed of rabid leftists of clout.
http://www.liberal-international.org/site/LI_and_NDI_strengthen_ties_at_anniversary_dinner.html

EVAN WILLIAMS

Williams is included here because of being important to Twitter's history but so far is reading politically neutral to us as far as public information goes




DICK COSTELO, Twitter CEO
New CEO flew to Japan to help newly-elected liberal Japanese President to - apparently -help with his politics via Twitter
http://www.futuristicblogger.com/2013/03/twitter-ceo-dick-costolo-in-tokyo-japan.html
 "We have to leverage our critical mass of publishers to create network effects," he says. As an example, Costolo cites plans to allow publishers in the network to form "affinity groups" by blending their feeds together. He mentions the possibility that Daily Kos, Talking Points Memo, and a handful of other popular liberal political blogs might offer a joint feed--leading lefty readers to subscribe to that feed rather than to each individually. "Then the incentive for all of them would be high to stay in FeedBurner," Costolo says, "because as part of the liberal politics feed, they'd be reaching more people than they would on their own."
http://www.money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2006/07/01/8380238/index.htm

Here, like Dorsey, is a key player at Twitter, at the very, very top, who is directly involved with the Obama administration while continuing at Twitter.


"Last night, President Obama announced that he will name Costolo to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC). Costolo has been CEO of Twitter since October, when he took over from co-founder Evan Williams." 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/27/twitter-ceo-dick-costolo_n_868015.html

Bear in mind we're not skipping anyone on Twitter's own list of top executives at twitter or in any other way cherry-picking certain Twitter executives for effect; this is how all the top people engage politics.






Gabriel Stricker, Chief Communications Officer
First off, in context, we'd like to know what the seeming hiding-in-plain-sight self-description of 
"Information Democratizer"
 means for the Chief Communications Officer. IMO, some of these people are arrogant to the point of cute, and in-context to the all the conservative abuse, appear to put their biases and prejudices up as a point of pride for everyone else at the company who seem to be in lock-step with the leftist traditions of the city in which they work. 

On the occasion of it's 8th birthday, Strickler posted to twitter's blog a notification of the occasion and then posted a list of first Tweets to mark the occasion, and the list is a who's who of liberal celebrities and politicians, including Obama, Hillary Clinton, very long-forgotten Madeleine Albright  and a long list of hard-core left celebrities including Oprah Winfrey. Notable conservative celebs and politicians just to, you know, let everyone know they are being fair? None. From Twitter's own blog: 

https://blog.twitter.com/2014/on-twitters-8th-birthday-find-your-first-tweet



Katie Stanton, Twitter media chief
"Previously at Yahoo and Google, 

Stanton also worked for the White House under President Obama and the State Department under Hilary Clinton. 

She has been at Twitter for four years, having moved from its San Francisco headquarters last year to spearhead expansion efforts for the company overseas. The new post will mean she is returning from Paris to San Francisco.

Stanton doesn't have the kind of media-heavy resume you might expect from someone in her new role. Prior to a stint at Yahoo Finance that ended in 2002, she did a six-year stint at Google that included roles at Google Finance and OpenSocial. She joined the Obama Administration in 2009 as director of citizen participation, which made the White House a more Web-friendly destination for voters. She segued a year later to the State Department as a special officer in its office of innovation, leaving for Twitter in 2010."


As you see, Twitter, IMO is beginning to look not like a publicly traded corporation, but like Obama's own personal propaganda social platform disguised as a micro-blogging service. In context, it's funny how Reuters reported that Obama was deploying a Twitter Army, and not a Google or Facebook army. 

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-07/entertainment/sns-201407071751reedbusivarietyn1201258806-20140707_1_katie-jacobs-stanton-media-companies-new-role



Mike Gupta, Chief Financial Officer
Public info on Gupta reads politically neutral, so far.




Adam Messinger, Chief Technology Officer
Occasional political tweets/retweets skew plainly to the left/hard left.









Alex Roetter, Vice President of Engineering
The only one on this list whose occasional political Tweets appear to stay center. We hope this article does not disenfranchise him from his leftist co-workers; His Tweets reflect the personality of an intelligent nice guy with adventurous interests.




Vijaya Gadde, General Counsel
Twitter's top lawyer has apparently been a 

regular Obama campaign donor since 2008.

Surprised? Bear in mind that she was from New Jersey and many others are likewise from around the country, so it isn't like Twitter is recruiting its execs from the local Bay Area liberal workforce. In our opinion, you have to vet your job candidates' political views pretty aggressively to get a top-brass from all around the nation who, once under one roof, uniformly appear so strongly devoted to left-wing politics.
http://individual-contributors.findthebest.com/d/c/Vijaya-Gadde

Bt the way, here's a list that came up with Gadde of 25 of Twitter's campaign donors, only one of which is a Republican and he does not appear to work at the San Francisco main office. Twitter admitted recently that it has a diversity problem - yes it does! IMO everyone appears to be a hard-core activist/leftist.

http://individual-contributors.findthebest.com/d/b/Twitter



Daniel Graf, Vice President of Product
No political bias on the surface




Adam Bain, President of Global Revenue
These were the only politically-themed tweets we could find for Bain in the last 12 months of Twitter for which he is President of Global revenue. Only these four were found which had a political theme, and they skew left.







Colin Crowell, Vice President, Global Public Policy
Part of his history, as reported at the Washington Post, "He spent two decades as a legislative aide to Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and worked on the Telecom Act of 1996 and other communications legislation."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-tech/post/twitter-hires-hill-fcc-veteran-crowell-to-head-global-policy/2011/08/29/gIQAsXAYnJ_blog.html

And.... what?! We're still looking deeper into whatever this is and if it's legit:

http://www.kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2014/06/23/19287.shtml

And while the following is not political, it does, IMO, suggest that the corporate mindset at twitter is self-cenmtric to the point that it took tax breaks from the city and used the majority of those tax breaks to party, and that sounds, IMO, like the kind of mindset that perhaps also would not care, and might even prefer, if conseravatives, who are nowhere near management's own socio-political universe, are cyber-bullied and routinly suspended while those who torment them run free all over the site:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/justinesharrock/the-twitter-documents-you-didnt-hear-about-last-night


Kevin Weil, Vice President of Revenue Products

Tweets/retweets appear to skew left (we could not find him tweeting about or retweeting any Republicans)










Brian “Skip” Schipper, Vice President of Human Resources
Another person whose name came up in a general search as a democrat contributor. You know, not everyone who votes democrat is into it enough to donate.  See a pattern at Twitter?
http://littlesis.org/person/97243/Brian_Schipper/political
Contributions to to Chuck Schumer, Patrick Murphy and Howard Dean, who are in our opinion truly aggressive, extremist left-wing democrats, and you quite possibly share that opinion.
More
http://www.primarypost.com/fec/2004/2343511/BRIAN-SCHIPPER/19-Twin-Pond-Ln-WHITE-PLAINS-NY-10607

Twitter: "Skip is responsible for leading the human resources team at Twitter, including setting the strategy and delivering the support to make Twitter the best company to work for."


In other words, as we read it, this guy who donates to aggressive liberal extremists like Schumer and Howard Dean is more or less the guy who is in charge of hiring people at Twitter, which is run by people who skew often hard left, a couple of whom are intimately involved in Obama's White House. 



AND THAT IS THE END OF THE LIST OF EXECUTIVES OFF THE TWITTER PAGE LISTING TWITTER EXECUTIVES. None were omitted for effect or any other reason. Most are very, very plainly left/hard left. There's only one centrist. There are none who are pro-right politically and a few of the people at the very top are actually involved in Obama's Administration. Get the picture? You can go to the Twitter exec page to confirm these people are who we say they are, HERE

And check out Twitter Execs' seeming drooling over having Hillary "What difference does it make" Clinton stop by for a Q&A. Any indication that Twitter will bring in a conservative politician who was not Secretary of State when Ambassador Stevens and 3 others were murdered in Benghazi and then lied about the cause of the murders? Not so far as we can tell: CLICK HERE

It may not be fair to bring this up because a party is a party, but contrasting how conservatives are  grossly mistreated on Twitter while Twitter's admins, IMO, employ a nightmarish double-standard to the proceedings, and the sense of total abandon demonstrated, IMO, in pictures of a Twitter party put on by Execs, needs to be at least a vaguely regarded consideration in this discussion. I'm sure these are good people, and all young adults party in one way or another. But the contrast between extremely concerned conservative patriots being so horrendously treated daily on Twitter and this kind of, IMO, irresponsible, wild-party atmosphere at an event hosted in 2011 by then-top Twitter executives Jason Goldman, Ev Williams and Biz Stone strikes me as relevant to the issue. I suppose the best way to articulate what bothers is me is to say if Twitter employees put half as much energy into ensuring that coservatives were treated fairly on Twitter as they seem to be expending at this party, then this blog memo would not have needed to be written at all:



The story at Business Insider, HERE.

 Concerned and well-meaning Conservatives have been cyber-bullied, stalked, had their  personal addresses given out with maps on how to get there, been subjected to barely-veiled death threats and harassed all to the apparent consent of Twitter safety and security. That's not "in my opinion". That's fact because that's a very short list of abuses to which members of the Fire Ants have been subjected; behavior which was witnessed and reported by legitimate objective media, and the Twitter accounts of the people who committed those acts, incredibly, remain active and unimpeded despite repeated complaints to Harvey and Twitter security. Those are mostly criminal charges and if Twitter is complicit then the corporation itself, IMO, shares the blame and IMO as a corporate entity should share the legal penalty. This is not fun and games, anymore, and the degree to which Twitter appears actively complicit - IMO and that of many others - deserves not more than a cursory glance to see that obvious complicity.

We will continue to communicate and work with congressional offices, and now with the facts that the top Twitter brass is ensconced cozily with Obama's White House and the general political left in one neat little package, we expect GOP Reps to share yet even more fully the same opinion we do; that the wholesale, sometimes criminal, abuse of conservatives on Twitter is no accident.


Why all these dots, hiding in plain sight, have not been connected by some media outlet or blog up until this moment, I cannot say. But IMO it's a few years overdue and the right-serving media needs to get a lot more aggressive; it should not have taken up until this point and this blog to point out the degree to which Twitter's top brass is tied into Obama's political machinery and investigate the resulting obvious opinions regarding the suspension and wholesale abuse of conservatives on Twitter in that context, and we challenge all conservative media and pundits to cover it. They can even pretend that it was their idea, if they want, just as long as they do it.  


You, Dear Reader, however, can do the biggest and best job of all and it's easy. Contact your local congressional representative by phone and/or on TWITTER, itself, today and say, "I want a House Investigation of Twitter and I want it now!"  



* "Cass Sunstein has long been one of Barack Obama’s closest confidants.  Often mentioned as a likely Obama nominee to the Supreme Court, Sunstein was Obama’s head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs where, among other things, he is responsible for “overseeing policies relating to privacy, information quality, and statistical programs.”
"Sunstein advocates that the Government’s stealth infiltration should be accomplished by sending covert agents into “chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups.”  He also proposes that the Government make secret payments to so-called “independent” credible voices to bolster the Government’s messaging (on the ground that those who don’t believe government sources will be more inclined to listen to those who appear independent while secretly acting on behalf of the Government).   This program would target those advocating false “conspiracy theories,” which they define to mean: “an attempt to explain an event or practice by reference to the machinations of powerful people, who have also managed to conceal their role.”
http://www.salon.com/2010/01/15/sunstein_2/

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  1. You guys do GREAT WORK! Keep it up!

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