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German officials met in secret several times with executives from several American Big Tech companies to come to an agreement about what kinds of content regarding the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) should be censored.
This is according to German-language newspaper Bild, which reported that at the height of COVID-19 pandemic in the summer of 2020, the government of former Chancellor Angela Merkel met with representatives from Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, and Google, which also controls YouTube. (Related: FBI director tells WEF the future of national security is in partnership between tech companies and government.)
This first confidential meeting, held with officials from the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the Federal Press and Information Agency on June 2, 2020, discussed “the coronavirus pandemic and the spread of misinformation, false information and disinformation that can be observed in this context.”
Members of several other government ministries, including the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Family Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, were also present in the meeting.
“In plain language, this means that the government discussed with the operators of social media networks, which tens of millions of Germans use every day, how to take action against the dissemination of information that they considered false and dangerous,” wrote Filipp Piatov of Bild.
Piatov added that it is still unclear what the government promised the social media networks in exchange for clamping down on so-called misinformation. A government spokesperson contacted by Bild admitted that the meetings happened, but claimed that no resolutions were passed as a result of those meetings.
Merkel’s government may have violated Germany’s Basic Law
The current government of Germany, which took power following Merkel’s resignation in late 2021, uncovered the confidential meetings through a series of disclosure requests. Now, this government is demanding that the former issue a “clarification” about what was agreed upon in the meetings.
Without this clarification, the current government could be led to believe that Merkel’s government may have violated the German constitution by aiding or calling for the suppression of speech online.
Current Vice President of the Bundestag Wolfgang Kubicki of the Free Democratic Party, a member of the current government, warned the former government that the Basic Law, Germany’s constitution, forbids the suppression of speech.
“Article 5 of our Basic Law [constitution] states: ‘There is no censorship,’” said Kubicki. “The citizens must expect that the previous federal government under Angela Merkel did not violate this principle.”
“Of course, we cannot rule out the possibility that there was a possible influence on Twitter [and other social media companies], not only in the U.S.A., but also in this country,” he added. The question, he noted, is which speech the former German government was willing to surrender to the tech giants during the pandemic.
“I expect the Federal Ministry of Health and the Chancellery to create the necessary transparency so that wrong conclusions about possible influence can be avoided,” he said.
Learn more about the tech industry’s latest actions at BigTech.news.
Watch this episode of the “Health Ranger Report” as Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, talks about indicting censorship pushers from Big Tech and Big Government.
More related stories:
- China wants to legitimize censorship by creating UN convention that will criminalize dissemination of “false information” online.
- WEF globalists in Davos announce implementation of laws criminalizing “hate speech” coming “soon” – goodbye, First Amendment.
- TWITTER FILES: Pfizer board member and former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb used Twitter lobbyist embedded at White House to silence debate on COVID “vaccines.”
- Major lawsuit filed against legacy media conglomerates for colluding to censor views critical of COVID-19 policies, vaccines.
- White House busted calling for social media companies to directly censor Tucker Carlson, others over vaccines.
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Most “Conservative” News Outlets Are on the Big Tech Teat
Not long ago, conservative media was not beholden to anyone. Today, most sites are stuck on the Big Tech gravy train.
I’ll keep this short. The rise of Pandemic Panic Theater, massive voter fraud, and other “taboo” topics have neutered a majority of conservative news sites. You’ll notice they are very careful about what topics they tackle. Sure, they’ll attack Critical Race Theory, Antifa, and the Biden-Harris regime, but you won’t see them going after George Soros, Bill Gates, the World Economic Forum, or the Deep State, among others.
The reason is simple. They are beholden to Big Tech, and Big Tech doesn’t allow certain topics to be discussed or they’ll cut you off. Far too many conservative news outlets rely on Google, Facebook, and Twitter for the bulk of their traffic. They depend on big checks from Google ads to keep the sites running. I don’t necessarily hold it against them. We all do what we need to do to survive. I just wish more would do like we have, which is to cut out Big Tech altogether.
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