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Ron Paul: We Need Alternatives to Social Media Companies that Are Silencing Dissent

Interviewed Tuesday at RT, libertarian communicator Ron Paul weighed in on social media companies’ purges this week that have affected individuals including popular talk show host Alex Jones and Ron Paul Institute Executive Director Daniel McAdams. Paul argues that purges undertaken by social media companies often are motivated by a desire to silence people “challenging the status quo,” instead of the purported reasons social media companies offer related to “terms of service.” He also chides the companies for doing “the work for the NSA,” or the National Security Agency, in conducting mass surveillance.
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Peter Van Buren: Twitter Suspends Me Forever

Some readers are aware I have been permanently suspended from Twitter as @wemeantwell. This followed exchanges with several mainstream journalists over their support for America’s wars and unwillingness to challenge the lies of government. After two days of silence, Twitter sent me an auto-response saying what I wrote “harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence someone else’s voice.”
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TSA Passenger Screening Could Be Eliminated at 150-plus Airports

It seems that United States government actions taken in the name of “security” become more oppressive each year. This trend can be seen in the activities of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that corrals people into checkpoints at airports for harassment, friskings, and warrantless searches of luggage — abuse that worsens over time. For example, last year, TSA friskings were made more invasive with the introduction of a new “universal pat-down” procedure. And, this week, we have the revelation of the TSA’s Quiet Skies that James Bovard, in a new editorial, sums up as a surveillance program “spurring federal air marshals to target dozens of Americans each day on the flimsiest of pretexts.”
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Facebook Deletes 32 Pages; Blames Russians

Out of more than 2.2 billion Facebook users, the company yesterday dramatically announced that it had discovered 32 accounts it considered "inauthentic." The mainstream media - and Facebook's US government-funded partner the Atlantic Council -- screamed that this must be a Russian influence campaign designed to sow divisions in our society, though Facebook admitted that it has not even investigated the suspicious pages. RPI's Daniel McAdams is interviewed on this latest chapter of the "Russians are behind everything" saga that grips the chattering classes...
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Will Russia 'Meddle' to Help Democrats in November?

President Trump Tweeted yesterday that the Russians may actually want to help the Democrats in the coming midterm elections because he's been far harder on Russia than the Democrats have. More bluster or is he now running even more enthusiastically with the Beltway obsession with Russia meddling in our lives? RPI Director Daniel McAdams comments on this and on how we might actually work to fix our broken electoral system. Should President Trump pull security clearances of former senior intelligence officials? Finally, what will the fallout be from President Trump's announcement that he will invite Russian president Putin to Washington this year...
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Trump Tweets War Warning, Pompeo Wants Regime Change: US Iran Attack Coming Soon?

President Trump sent out a red-hot Tweet last night threatening Iran with destruction if it does not stop threatening the US over US threats to change the Iranian regime. Round and round it goes, with the well-funded neocon think tanks pushing ever-harder for a US attack. Trump's Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is extremely close to one of the most bellicose of these, the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, which is staffed by many of the same people who gave us the disastrous 2003 war on Iraq. Is Trump being misled by his ill-chosen advisors...or are his war cries all his own? Tune in to today's Liberty Report...
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