(FreedomWire.org) – On Wednesday Hillary Clinton got destroyed on Twitter by the “Taliban Public Relations Department.”

Hillary tweeted, ” Girls in Afghanistan should be going back to school tomorrow, but the Taliban is only allowing boys to be educated.”

In response, the Taliban account responded with a vicious roast that invoked Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump, as wells as her husband Bill’s infamous extramarital affairs.

“You spent $700m in our country trying to teach women and girls that there are 140 different genders,” the Taliban tweeted. “No wonder you lost to the orange gangster. You left a huge mess behind in Afghanistan, just like your husband did with that dress.”

They had other funny Tweets too:

“Our administration has yet to decide who to support in the upcoming US election, and we believe our decision will be decisive. 

“On the one hand, there’s the orange gangster, who can be an unpredictable partner, and then there’s sleepy Joe, who has never let us down.”

“Our glorious Air Force has been put on high alert to deal with the incoming storm and to also mock the naysaying imperialists who said “they can only pilot camels”.

“Thankfully this natural dust storm is not the result of Uzbekistan inexplicably obtaining thermonuclear weapons.”

In another tweet, they point out that after 20 years, the Taliban is again in charge of Afghanistan.

“The American cowboys spent 20 years and trillions of dollars in Afghanistan replacing the Taliban with the Taliban.”

Two Taliban members were interviewed by Vice and they said they are bored and just sit on Twitter all day.

One said, “The Taliban used to be free of restrictions, but now we sit in one place, behind a desk and a computer 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Life’s become so wearisome; you do the same things every day. Being away from the family has only doubled the problem.”

Another said, “I sometimes miss the jihad life for all the good things it had. In our ministry, there’s little work for me to do. Therefore, I spend most of my time on Twitter. We’re connected to speedy Wi-Fi and internet. Many mujahedin, including me, are addicted to the internet, especially Twitter.”

(FreedomWire.org) – On Thursday, the House Select Committee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government held a hearing on the ‘Twitter Files,’ the bombshell revelations that showcased a mass censorship campaign by government officials on the social media platform.

During the hearing, Democrats on the committee pressured Taibbi to reveal his sources, something that would be against journalistic ethics to do given the potential danger it can bring to said sources.

Rep. Stacey Praskett (D-VI), the ranking member on the committee, went after the journalist repeatedly, saying: “Who was the individual that gave you permission to access the emails?”

“Well the attribution for my story is sources at Twitter and that’s what I am going to refer to,” the journalist explained.

“Did Mr. Musk contact you, Mr. Taibbi?” Praskett demanded to which the Twitter Files journalist said again explained that he was contacted by sources within Twitter.

She then asked the same question to fellow Twitter Files journalist Michael Schellenberger to which he explained that fellow journalist Bari Weiss brought him in on the project.

A similar line of questioning was brought by Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) which led to the entire hearing going into disarray.

“So you aren’t going to tell us when Musk first approached you?” she asked to which Taibbi responded, “Again congresswoman you are asking a journalist to reveal his sources.”

“Do you consider Mr. Musk to be the direct source of all this?” the Texas Democrat pressed to which the journalist said, “Now you are trying to get me to say that he is the source. I just can’t answer that question.”

“Well, either he is or he isn’t. If you are telling me you can’t answer because it’s your source then the only logical conclusion is that he is, in fact, your source,” she said, adding, “Well sir I just don’t understand you can’t have it both ways.”

Following this line of questioning, the committee devolved into chaos with Ranking Member Praskett and Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) getting into a shouting match about Rep. Garcia’s questions.

“What he has said is he is not going to reveal his source,” Jordan said, adding, “the fact that Democrats are pressuring him to do so is such a violation of the First Amendment.”

(FreedomWire.org) – A photo of Vice President Kamala Harris and a young black girl that was obviously meant to be inspirational was instead ripped as portraying the very opposite of what her communications team was going for.

The photo shows an unmasked Harris bending down as though she is speaking to the young girl, who is masked, with the Twitter caption: “My message to Black women and girls everywhere: Never ask for permission to lead.”

First of all, for reasons only Harris’ PR squad could explain, Harris is pictured with a girl wearing a mask while the vice president’s face is uncovered.

For many Twitter users — like the redoubtable Christina Pushaw, rapid response director for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — the message conveyed by the girl wasn’t bold confidence but docility and obedience — not to mention physical discomfort.

Pushaw noted, “Kids should not have to ask for permission to show their faces and breathe freely.”

James Bradley asked, “Why is the child masked but you are not? Aren’t you more the target age for Covid than she is? You disgust me.”

Plenty of others had the same reaction:

The Western Journal noted further:

Second, the tweet addressed only “Black women and girls.”

Why is Harris’ encouragement restricted by race?

It might seem counterintuitive, considering the prominence of black entertainers in public life, black athletes in major sports, the number of black actors featured in television advertisements, and the endless pandering of progressives and politicians, but black Americans make up only about 12 percent of the population, meaning the “black women and girls” Harris is addressing account for about 6 percent of the people she is supposed to represent as a whole.

That’s pretty specific targeting, based solely on an accident of genetic makeup that determines skin color. And any honest appraisal of Harris’ tweet would call it what it is: Sheer racism.

(FreedomWire.org) – Don Lemon made a shockingly sexist comment today on CNN this Morning. It made the news segments extremely awkward.

While discussing Nikki Haley and her upcoming presidential bid, Lemon said Haley isn’t in her prime as a politician because she’s not in her 20’s, 30’s or 40’s. Haley is 51. Biden is 80. Kamala Harris is 58. Hillary Clinton is in her later 70s.  Below is a transcript and a video follows.

Lemon: This whole talk about age makes me uncomfortable. I think it’s the wrong road to go down. She says people, you know, politicians are suddenly not in their prime. Nikki Haley isn’t in her prime. Sorry, When a woman is in their prime in 20s and 30s and maybe 40s…

Poppy Harlow: What are you talking — Wait…

Lemon: That’s not according to me.

Harlow: Prime for what?

Lemon: It depends. It’s just like, prime. If you look it up. If you Google when is a woman in her prime, it’ll say 20s, 30s, 40s.

Harlow: Forties! Oh my god, I have another decade.

Lemon: I’m not saying I agree with that. So I think she has to be careful about saying that, you know, politicians are in their prime.

Harlow: Are you talking about prime for, like, childbearing? Or are you talking about prime for being president?

Lemon: Don’t shoot the messenger, I’m just saying what the facts are. Google it. Everybody at home, when is a woman in her prime? It says 20s, 30s and 40s.

I’m just saying Nikki Haley should careful about saying that politics are not in their prime, and they need to be in their prime when they serve.

She would not be in her prime according to Google or whatever it is.

The two other female hosts looked completely dumbfounded as to what exactly Lemon was talking about.

And of course Twitter users blasted Lemon for his comments.

After receiving so much backlash, Lemon himself went to Twitter to issue an explanation.

(FreedomWire.org) – Twitter CEO Elon Musk made a surprise visit to the U.S. Capitol on Thursday to meet with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries.

Musk traveled to Capitol Hill on Thursday and met with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to discuss how Twitter can be “fair to both parties,” Musk said on his social media platform.

Musk noted he also met with House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). The meeting with Jeffries may have been unplanned, as McCarthy reportedly offered to introduce the pair while they were both in his office, according to the Hill.

“Just met with @SpeakerMcCarthy & @RepJeffries to discuss ensuring that this platform is fair to both parties,” he tweeted.

In addition to meeting with McCarthy and Jeffries, Musk also met with Judiciary Committee chair Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH). Jordan spent nearly an hour with Musk.

Jordan, who will also chair the Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, has said he plans to delve into the “Twitter files,” including their revelation that the FBI paid Twitter $3.4 million for working with the agency.

When McCarthy exited the meeting with Musk he declined to discuss what the meeting entailed. He told the reporters that the tech mogul wished the Speaker a happy birthday.

“He came to wish me a happy birthday,” he told reporters, who turned 58 Thursday.

McCarthy said he did not discuss the debt ceiling that recently exceeded $31.4 trillion, and ignored all other questions related to the matter, Bloomberg reported. The press did not witness Musk leave the meeting or the building after their appointment together on the second floor ended.

Musk is a longtime donor of McCarthy and expressed support for him stepping up as speaker during the tumultuous, days-long speaker vote among members of the House. The California Republican finally became speaker after 15 ballots.

The tech mogul has become a popular figure among the political right since urging people to vote Republican and voting for candidates of the party for the first time in the special election held in Texas’ 34th district. He publicly shared that he cast his ballot for Republican Texas Rep. Mayra Flores.

He further became a vocal proponent for free speech amid his $44 billion purchase and eventual takeover of Twitter. He later reinstated the account of former President Donald Trump following a public poll calling for his return.

(FreedomWire.org) – Independent journalist Michael Shellenberger, who reported on the latest batch of Twitter files Dec. 19, noted that “The FBI’s influence campaign may have been helped by the fact that it was paying Twitter millions of dollars for its staff time.”

An associate of former Twitter Deputy General Counsel James Baker told him and former Twitter General Counsel Sean Edgett in a February 2021 email: “I am happy to report we have collected $3,415,323 since October 2019!” Baker was a prominent FBI figure that historically helped perpetuate the Russia-Trump collusion hoax. 

Twitter owner Elon Musk didn’t mince words about the implications of the funding: “Government paid Twitter millions of dollars to censor info from the public.”

The email suggested that Twitter’s Safety, Content & Law Enforcement (SCALE) division set up a “reimbursement program” for staff hours dedicated to “processing requests from the FBI.” This would suggest that the FBI was potentially funneling money to the Big Tech platform while simultaneously shaping Twitter’s censorship operations in preparation for the Hunter Biden scandal reported by the New York Post October 14, 2020.

Shellenberger stated that the FBI obtained Hunter’s laptop as early as December 2019 from a “Delaware computer store owner” who claimed Biden had left it with him. “By Aug 2020, Mac Isaac [the store owner] still had not heard back from the FBI, even though he had discovered evidence of criminal activity. And so he emails Rudy Giuliani, who was under FBI surveillance at the time. In early Oct, Giuliani gives it to @nypost,” Shellenberger wrote.

In one of the most jaw-dropping cases of Twitter censorship, House Judiciary Committee Republicans linked to a press release on their website that contained a republished version of the Hunter Biden story initially published by the Post. The press release also linked to the original story. When users attempted to click the link to the official press release, they instead received a warning titled: “Warning, this link may be unsafe.” 

In a statement with the Federal Election Commission, leftist former Twitter Head of Trust and Safety Yoel Roth admitted that “[s]ince 2018, I have had regular meetings with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and industry peers regarding election security.”

Specifically, according to Roth, “federal law enforcement agencies communicated that they expected ‘hack-and-leak operations’ by state actors might occur in the period shortly before the 2020 presidential election, likely in October.”

The Post would release its report on Hunter’s laptop Oct. 14. It was then that “[t]he Site Integrity Team preliminarily determined that the information in the articles could have been obtained through hacking, based on, among other things, the type of material, the sourcing described in the articles, and the information security community’s initial reactions,” according to Roth.

It’s as if Twitter acted like a state agent and was being paid millions to do it. MRC’s CensorTrack database, which was launched in September 2020 and is uniquely designed to track and document cases of censorship across many Big Tech platforms, logged 4,799 cases of censorship so far. Censorship cases from Twitter accounted for over 55 percent of the total logged CensorTrack entries.

The FBI’s involvement in maneuvering Twitter’s censorship operations wasn’t limited to the Hunter Biden bombshell. In fact, a previously reported batch of Twitter files, according to independent journalist Matt Taibbi, showed something “new: agencies like the FBI and DHS regularly sending social media content to Twitter through multiple entry points, pre-flagged for moderation.”

One of the accounts targeted by the FBI was the right-leaning Right Side Broadcasting Network. Regarding Hunter’s laptop, Taibbi stated in his reporting on the first batch of Twitter files Dec. 2 that the “hacked” materials policy basis promoted by Roth sparked confusion among leadership and staff.

The policy basis for the censorship reportedly didn’t hold weight as a serious decision.

Shellenberger’s latest analysis revealed that the FBI sent 10 documents to Twitter just before the Post released its report on Hunter. The over $3 million in funding makes Twitter’s direct interference in the 2020 election all the more consequential and raises serious questions regarding potential violations of the First Amendment.

Conservatives are under attack. Contact your representatives and demand that Big Tech be held to account to mirror the First Amendment while providing equal footing for conservatives. If you have been censored, contact us using CensorTrack’s contact form, and help us hold Big Tech accountable.

(FreedomWire.org) – Fox News star Kayleigh McEnany put the Dem Party and their friends in the mainstream media on notice saying it is a ‘big deal’ Elon Musk is willing to release secret internal Twitter discussions about the decision to censor the New York Post’s story on Hunter Biden’s laptop.

Kayleigh McEnany replied to Musk:

“Big deal – @elonmusk responding to a request to “make public all internal discussions about the decision to censor the @NYPost’s story on Hunter Biden’s laptop.”

“I was Press Sec at the time when Twitter also banned my personal account after sharing the story Would love answers!”

Musk said the more he learns about what was going on at Twitter before he took over regarding censorship, especially censorship of conservative voices, ‘the worse it gets’

A Twitter user asked Musk: “Raise your hand if you think @ElonMusk should make public all internal discussions about the decision to censor the @NYPost’s story on Hunter Biden’s laptop before the 2020 Election in the interest of Transparency.”

Musk said: “This is necessary to restore public trust.” He continued: “The more I learn, the worse it gets. The world should know the truth of what has been happening at Twitter.

“Transparency will earn the trust of the people.

“It is objectively the case that “conservative” political candidates were more negatively affected than “progressive” candidates.

“Anyone using Twitter knows this. Question is simply one of magnitude.

(FreedomWire.org) – President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he supports his administration scrutinizing billionaire Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter but laughed off the idea of congressional Republicans investigating his son’s illicit activities.

During a White House press conference, he was first asked about the prospect of investigating Musk’s purchase.

“Mr. President, do you think Elon Musk is a threat to U.S. national security? And should the U.S. — and with the tools you have — investigate his joint acquisition of Twitter with foreign governments, which include the Saudis?” a reporter said.

“I think that Elon Musk’s cooperation and/or technical relationships with other countries is worthy of being looked at. Whether or not he is doing anything inappropriate, I’m not suggesting that. I’m suggesting that it’s worth being looked at. But that’s all I’ll say,” the president replied.

CBS News notes that although “Musk financed much of the purchase through his own fortune,” an estimated $7.1 billion “was provided by equity investors including fellow billionaire Larry Ellison as well as foreign sources,” including Saudi Arabia.

That said, there’s no evidence suggesting that there’s anything nefarious about his equity relationship with “foreign sources,” as noted by critics.

It’s ironic because during the same press conference in which the president suggested Musk may be up to no good, he turned around and dismissed congressional Republicans’ concerns about his crack-smoking son Hunter’s history of shady business dealings.

“What’s your message to Republicans who are considering investigating your family and, particularly, your son Hunter’s business dealings?” a reporter asked him.

“Lots of luck in your senior year, as my coach used to say. Look, I think the American public want us to move on and get things done for them. And, you know, I heard that it was reported … many times that Republicans were saying, and the former president said, ‘How many times are you going to impeach Biden?’” the president replied.

“I mean, I think the — I think the American people will look at all of that for what it is. It’s just almost comedy. I mean, it’s — but, you know, look, I can’t control what they’re going to do. All I can do is continue to try to make life better for the American people,” he added.

(FreedomWire.org) – Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York continued her feud with Twitter’s Elon Musk Thursday suggesting that Musk has targeted her account as payback for her recent flurry of contentious tweets about him.

“I was at a community event in the Bronx in Coop City, and when I get home, I see a text from my team saying ‘Hey let us know if you need any help with this Elon stuff,’” she said in between bites of food in an Instagram story.

“And I was like ‘What?’ So I pull up my Twitter app, and it’s like, gone. Like when you pull up your mentions and stuff, it’s just like literally it’s a blank screen. Totally gone. And I was like ‘Hmm, that’s weird.’ So it turns out we got under a certain little billionaire’s skin,” she said.

“So then, he decides to like tweet a screenshot of our campaign store because our sweatshirts are like $50 to $58 as some kind of like ‘Gotcha’ that like other people pay money for goods, emphasis on ‘real goods’ in the world,” Ocasio-Cortez continued.

“But here’s the thing is that unlike Elon Musk, all the workers with our campaign, our campaign is unionized. We pay full health care. We have other benefits like childcare stipends,” she said.

AOC said the alleged censorship came after she criticized Musk for wanting to charge users $8 a month in order to be verified. Musk simply replied, “Your feedback is appreciated, now pay $8.”

Ocasio-Cortez then defended the pricey sweatshirts she sells in her campaign store, which Musk had criticized during their past two days of Twittersphere zingers at each other.

“The claim appears to be at odds with her own online merchandise store which explicitly states that ‘purchases are campaign contributions,’” the site reported in its fact-checking expedition.

Ocasio-Cortez has since posted a screenshot showing her verified notification tab is empty. She said she was unaware Musk had responded to her because she has not been getting notifications. It is possible that due to Musk’s response from Wednesday, it has crashed her notifications due to high number of users interacting with the thread.

Musk has defended the idea to charge money for users to be verified because he says it will make Twitter profitable and give users better perks, including paying users.

Twitter users weighed in on the dispute between Musk and AOC.

(FreedomWire.org) – The White House tweeted this week that “President Biden’s leadership” resulted in the largest increase in Social Security payments seen in 10 years – a claim that drew a flag on Twitter because the increase was actually caused by a 40-year high in inflation.

“Seniors are getting the biggest increase in their Social Security checks in 10 years through President Biden’s leadership,” the White House tweeted Tuesday.

The tweet was accompanied by a note from Twitter that states “readers added context” that “Seniors will receive a large Social Security benefit due to the annual cost of living adjustment, which is based on the inflation rate.”

Twitter cast that note as something from readers “thought people might want to know,” and said these “context” notes appear “when rated helpful by others.”

New Twitter owner Elon Musk on Tuesday acknowledged the addition of the reader note by saying, “The community notes feature is awesome. Our goal is to make Twitter the most accurate source of information on Earth, without regard to political affiliation.”

The White House tweet was also accompanied by several replies that asked whether the White House was trying to give Biden leadership credit for high inflation.

It is not the first time the White House has tried to bury the high inflation story and act as if the Biden administration on its own decide to boost Social Security payments. Last month, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain bragged that Social Security payments would rise by 8.7%.

“For the first time in a decade, SS benefits will go up while Medicare premiums are going DOWN,” Klain tweeted.

American Commitment President Phil Kerpen pointed out how deceptive Klain’s Medicare spin was.

That led to a backlash of criticism that the White House was ignoring the broader cost of record-high inflation on Americans’ standard of living, and instead celebrating an increase in benefits that will take place next year. Others said there are already complaints that the Social Security hike would not be enough to cover rising inflation.

Social Security benefits will rise by 8.7% next year, which is the largest cost-of-living adjustment since 1981. The Social Security Administration calculates COLA based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index from the third quarter of 2021 to third quarter 2022.

The Federal Reserve continues to raise interest rates in an effort to tamp down inflation, and is expected to boost rates again by 0.75% Wednesday afternoon.

The White House has now deleted a tweet that took credit for the cost of living adjustment to Social Security payments and a reporter asked press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre why.