ONLY THE BEGINNING Matt Taibbi Exposes Twitter Policy

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being attacked then would you say from the sort of establishment the liberal establishment that’s that’s the only place their attacks are coming from. There are no sort of folks on the right, saying, Oh this is unconscionable Are all your attacks coming from that space from I mean it’s been pretty weird, I’ve gotten threats and and you know there’s there’s been harassment and all that stuff but that comes with the territory I’m not going to complain about it and the but but certainly the the Press backlash has has been all of the same type It’s it it I mean it’s been remarkable to see how they’re all using the same language and everything it’s some it’s almost like they got a memo from somewhere, which is which is incredible I don’t know how they don’t they. Think this isn’t a story for you know to see screenshots of you know where it says the UK has asked you to look at this and this and this um that’s not a story I. I I don’t know any journalists who would look at that and not think that a real journalist who would look at that and not think well that’s cool that’s interesting we gotta. We got to learn more about that yeah because I like Medi Hussein.

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while and he sort of was one of the most vociferously condemnatory saying like oh you’re doing the bidding of a billionaire, but I figure maybe he’s on UK and stuff I mean it’s such a it’s so unfortunate that the the very type of journalistic Integrity that seems more vital now than ever seems to be in total decline that people. Are it seems absolutely willing to uncritically absorb information and as you say um reproduce of almost a template of um criticism in in the case of this story released Yeah and again, I I don’t know what journalists wouldn’t be totally turned on by the opportunity to look through these kinds of documents. I mean for Years everybody has used Twitter has had these questions like am I do they do Shadow Banning am I or is my follower account being suppressed. Do they actually have that what can they look at when they look at my account um and so when you see something like a screenshot of an account that has a big thing on it that says trans Blacklist um it’s incredible. I mean what journalists wouldn’t be interested in that I I find that just absolutely amazing and this idea that oh because you know.

A Source Is Whatever Um We Cant

be interested in the documents you that’s never the case you know look look at for instance, Wikileaks like you’re talking about stuff that was stolen. We’re not supposed to care about that we’re supposed to care about what’s true and it’s our job to figure out whether these documents are real or not and whether and understand what’s happening in it but the provenance of it and it isn’t supposed to be really that much of a factor. Obviously, Elon Musk is a part of this story. We gotta and we got to address it at some point, but much more important is the stuff that we’re looking at yeah. In particular, I suppose the idea that it’s ongoing and that while there is this sense that we live in a time of great censorship where powerful interests are able to absolutely.

Manipulate Narratives And Remain Unaccountable.

It seems that yeah I feel like you’re you’re totally right and in this instance I suppose like you know I I you know I think I’ve mentioned it to you and I’ve certainly mentioned it on the show enough God knows, but like you know I had a brief conversation with Elon Musk once and I thought he’s sort of operating in a trans moral space anyway. It’s almost intelligent and curious that I felt like you know that what he’s doing here is likely legitimate even if there is some entrepreneurial Flair being shown in sort of bringing Twitter into the to the Forefront in a kind of a an interesting and elegant piece of rebranding. It was pretty curious before he might get killed as well that’s pretty interesting. Yeah I I had a similar reaction to meeting him.

Im Usually Pretty.

good at reading people I had a really tough time reading him some of the things that he did that that were suggestions like I was very skeptical initially of the idea of putting all this out on Twitter first and you know I’m a long-form reporter. I I like to explain everything you know and all that but there there’s a kind of Brilliance in using Twitter to Flay Twitter like and it’s kind of also a burn on the regular media who tightly controlled Twitter for so long like there’s a there’s a little bit of Genius in that that I didn’t recognize at first and so I yeah I think it’s. He’s an interesting person and and difficult to categorize . But I think that’s a that’s a long-term job rather than trying to do the Spade work of of you know digging into.

Docs And Figuring Out What They

mean absolutely. I think you’re right because there is so much there. Revelations are in themselves so weighty that to add to that what is the presumed teleology or intention of Elon Musk is a fascinating figure and anyone that powerful and that wealthy who happens to be pretty idiosyncratic also and isn’t just toeing the line is it’s difficult not to reflect on what his agenda might be and where this might be going because I know he’s deeply into sort of off planetary Solutions and transhumanism. He’s got a lot of interesting sort of like ideas um but thank you Matt that’s really helpful, but we were talking earlier about the Ukraine War. I suppose in light of David Letterman talking to Zelenski and just the presentation of this product is pretty sanitary or hagiographic even because what I feel is that with the the way that Putin is reported on continually is like sort of a melodious and sick filthy old Parkinson-ridden self–deficating filth bag feels like that they’re sort of that there’s an inability to think critically in the nuance just away about a complex situation.

When Jeffrey Sachs Came On The Show.

He gave us a sort of a rundown on events between UK and Russia From two from the 90s. You know he just gave us a sort of a Whistle Stop tour between well. They said UK wouldn’t impinge UK impinged they said they wouldn’t meddling elections. They meddled in elections and all the way through to sort of military industrial complex stuff Do you do you think? Point Matt where all news is propaganda or at least the majority of mainstream news is propaganda.

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I I. I. I mean I I know for a fact that there are certain stories out there that would not have a home in traditional corporate media and that that is new right. Once upon a time a news organization was most interested in whether or not they had a big story. They didn’t think about other considerations.

Very Rarely You Would See Something

like the New York Times reaching out to the UK or having conversations with them about whether or not they should print something but now I think that’s routine across the entire business. I think maybe not the contact, but there’s a presumption that we only print things that we think are going to like help. Whatever the cause is? And so there’s you know the you combine that with the with the social media censorship um which is and manipulation which is just so sophisticated. Now it. I don’t know how you would cover something like the Ukraine War and you know and have an impact right because you you’d be you’d be drowned out if you had a counter counter-narrative fact by so much other stuff it would be difficult to report on I mean we’re looking at the way that they’re like suppressing or deciding whether or not to suppress hashtags that involve this War.

We Just Started Doing That And

so yeah It’s kind of an artificial landscape have they to you do have you seen the repression of hashtags relating to this war. Yeah . Some of the I have seen I’ve seen them also decide not to do. like there was there was one one case where there was like Hashtag I stand with Putin where I was very surprised to see that they they discussed it, but then they ended up leaving it up because they couldn’t find any coordinated inauthentic activity behind it. so but there’s other stuff that they took down and there’s other things that are interesting , but we’re only just starting to look in that direction.

I Think Sometimes It Was Arbitrary And Just

as a result of people’s sort of personal political alliances. The reason that it’s sort of broadly speaking has been favorable to The Establishment Liberal class was just because that’s the general affiliation of the people that were on the team yeah that’s one of the things that’s amazing about this the stuff that we’ve already put out Even is you can see in these. Threads somebody will say Oh! This got escalated by whatever the OPs-Team What do you think? And then like two minutes later, you’ll get a decision from some very senior executive who will say Nah you know that’s fine because the executive clearly either thinks it’s true based on whatever or did a Google Search and found an UK article that that they they liked or I mean it’s. It’s that it’s that unsophisticated on that level. It’s like they’ll get a request about something and then they’ll do like a two-second Google Search and that will be with the basis for whether or not they censor it it’s just really weird Yeah I suppose that’s why the Hunter Biden laptop story is so it’s significant because there was obviously an assumption that that would have a negative impact on the election so they repressed it and now 18.

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like the UK, It’s just like Oh Yeah that was true that got repressed and then what do you think about sort of I suppose in the realm of celebrity Kanye West was sort of like he was banned before now he’s banned again. It seems like there’s you know I guess there has to be a line around hate speech or racism in whatever form, so I guess that’s in a way that’s relatively uniform, but then the figures like James Woods or whatever you seem like they’re just like old school conservatives like that they’re not even that particularly political they’re just like your uncle who’s a bit different from you right Yeah. The ubiquity of James Woods is kind of hilarious. You would think he was the most important person on Earth I mean he’s kind of like the the the the spiritual opposite of Susan Sarandon like he’s responsible for everything um he keeps popping up in these discussions they keep having long discussions about what to do with him and we found this amazing one whether where they’re like well.

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Russell Brand says he’s gotten threats and harassment but that comes with the territory I’m not going to complain about it but certainly the the Press backlash has has been all of the same type It’s been remarkable to see how they’re all using the same language and everything it’s almost like they got a memo from somewhere, which is which is incredible . I don’t know what journalists wouldn’t be totally turned on by the opportunity to look through these kinds of documents. The very type of journalistic Integrity that seems more vital now than ever seems to be in total decline that people. are willing to uncritically absorb information and as you say, reproduce of almost a template of criticism in in the case of this story released . Stay free with me Russell Brand. I mean for Years everybody has used Twitter has had these questions like am I do they do Shadow Banning am and I like Medi Hussein. & I don’t know why I’ve known him for a…. Click here to read more and watch the full video