web analytics
a

Facebook

Twitter

Copyright 2015 Libero Themes.
All Rights Reserved.

8:30 - 6:00

Our Office Hours Mon. - Fri.

703-406-7616

Call For Free 15/M Consultation

Facebook

Twitter

Search
Menu
Westlake Legal Group > project veritas

New Project Veritas Video Alleges Possible Sexual Misconduct by CNN Producer, Protection by Network

Westlake Legal Group CNN-Text-Message-Alerts-e1490239895385 New Project Veritas Video Alleges Possible Sexual Misconduct by CNN Producer, Protection by Network sexual misconduct sexual harassment project veritas News media bias Media Me Too Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post donald trump CNN Allow Media Exception #metoo

Project Veritas has been dropping a series of videos they’ve titled “exposing CNN.”

The videos they’ve released so far have shown employees behind the scenes exposing bias against President Donald Trump and saying staffers were told to focus on impeachment by CNN President Jeff Zucker.

Some of the employees spoke about how they missed doing the news as they used to prior to being all about Trump.

One employee even spoke about how he didn’t think that this would stop until Trump was dead, which he said was “hopefully soon.”

But now the latest video shows employees revealing allegations of possible sexual misconduct by a CNN Supervising Producer for the White House and Political Unit, Steve Brusk.

The video shows Rick Saleeby, a CNN producer who Project Veritas identifies as a producer for “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” saying that he intervened when he allegedly believed Brusk was going to touch a 21 year old female employee inappropriately.

From Project Veritas:

“So, like, there is this girl that was twenty-one. She’s actually a good friend of mine. She had just gotten hired after being an intern…And she was getting…There was a going away party for a co-worker. We were all having a really good time…She was very well liked. We were getting drunk. He started like staying close to her…Arm around her.”

Saleeby went on to describe the scene with more details: “She had a skirt on. I could see the hand. I like grab her. It looked like I was being the assaulter because I grabbed her so aggressive…To keep her from him. Like go around her and go Come over here and looked at him because I could flatten him…It was like…I wouldn’t do it because then I would be the one who got fired…He would have absolutely been like ‘get in a cab with me later.’”

Saleeby says he found out later there were allegedly other accusations against Brusk.

When asked why nothing was done, Saleeby alleged Brusk was protected.

“[H]e is protected by certain people there…Value him or like him. I don’t even know, I can’t…Like other higher ups there. This is not an unusual thing in companies.”

Another employee, CNN media coordinator Nick Neville also spoke about a situation where Brusk had hired a female staffer without the job being posted, suggesting that while it was not like a “MeToo” situation, it was “hush-hush” according to the girl.

“But this other girl works pretty closely with him and he would email her, I mean, he emails all of us, but he would email and was very friendly to her, the staffer continued. “And then she just like got a job like working on his team and she was like, oh it’s hush-hush. The job was never posted anywhere. I was like, what is it? I just thought it was a little strange. Was there an agreement? What happened there?”

“Like I’m saying, that’s open knowledge, but it just kind of like goes along with what he said,” he added.

Project Veritas tried to get a response from CNN on the allegations, reaching out to Jake Tapper, Rick Saleeby, Matt Dornic (the Vice President of Communications) and Steve Brusk. The only response they mention was one from Brusk who told them to contact his PR people.

The post New Project Veritas Video Alleges Possible Sexual Misconduct by CNN Producer, Protection by Network appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group CNN-Text-Message-Alerts-300x175 New Project Veritas Video Alleges Possible Sexual Misconduct by CNN Producer, Protection by Network sexual misconduct sexual harassment project veritas News media bias Media Me Too Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post donald trump CNN Allow Media Exception #metoo   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

CNN Video: Hopefully, Trump Dies Soon

Westlake Legal Group CNN-Text-Message-Alerts-e1490239895385 CNN Video: Hopefully, Trump Dies Soon project veritas media bias Media impeachment Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post donald trump democrats Congress CNN Allow Media Exception

We brought you the story about how Project Veritas had videos from Cary Poarch, a man who was a contract employee with CNN. He took some pretty eye-opening video because he says he was upset about how CNN approached the news and he wanted people to return to reporting the facts, letting the people decide what to think about them.

Among the things the videos revealed was that their president Jeff Zucker directed CNN staffers to put all their focus into concentrating on impeachment.

They proved this, even putting out an ad that sounded like it was cheering on an impeachment inquiry, despite the fact that there hasn’t been a formal vote for an inquiry by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and she said yesterday that she doesn’t think there is a need for one yet.

But now Project Veritas has released even more video. And the attacks on President Donald Trump are even more pointed and disgusting. CNN employees talk about how they used to do news, but now, all it is, all the time is about getting Trump.

Townhall summarized some more of the comment that Project Veritas got.

Patrick Davis, Manager of Field Operations at CNN: “…I hate seeing what we were and what we could be and what we’ve become. It’s just awful…I mean, we could be so much better than what we are…And the buck stops with him (Zucker).”
[…]
Scott Garber, Senior Field Engineer at CNN: “We used to cover news. We used to go out and do stories…But Trump is more important.”
Adia Jacobs, CNN Technical Operations Supervisor: “When Zucker took over it wasn’t until Trump that we ended up being all Trump all the time.”
Nick Neville, CNN Media Coordinator: “He (Zucker) basically said f**k all the other stories.”
Mike Brevna, Floor Manager at CNN:“It’s the Trump Network, dog. It’s like everything is all Trump…they not even thinking about anybody else. They sold themselves to the devil.”

Perhaps one of the worst videos was that of Gerald Sisnette, a Field Production Supervisor, who said that he thought it would only get better when Trump was dead, which he hoped was soon. “This is a story that’s not gonna go away,” Sisnette said, referring to Trump coverage in general. “The only way this will go away is when he dies. Hopefully, soon.”

As James O’Keefe who heads up Project Veritas noted, Twitter even put a sensitive material warning on it.

O’Keefe queried CNN whether or not they condemned such comments.

But as Townhall notes, folks on the left have been so broken by Trump they’ve completely lost all sense of proper journalism. Not taking any bets that this will wake them up soon.

The post CNN Video: Hopefully, Trump Dies Soon appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group CNN-Text-Message-Alerts-300x175 CNN Video: Hopefully, Trump Dies Soon project veritas media bias Media impeachment Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post donald trump democrats Congress CNN Allow Media Exception   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Project Veritas scoop: Of course we’re leftists, CNN manager says

Westlake Legal Group pv-cnn3 Project Veritas scoop: Of course we’re leftists, CNN manager says The Blog project veritas liberal media bias jeff zucker CNN

“It’s all about the money,” one CNN employee laments, while another complains, “We used to cover news.” Project Veritas published their third entry in a series of undercover videos about CNN and their editorial policy, which their insider says has been hijacked by the political agenda of its executives. According to the conversations captured by Cary Poarch, a lot of his colleagues seem to agree.

By the way, one or two of them feel strongly enough about this that we must note the Not Safe for Work (language) warning:

It’s tough to offer one or two pull quotes from this 15-minute video, as there appear to be a half-dozen or more people of significance within CNN who criticize the network. Project Veritas does its best with this random sample, but some of these are just the appetizers for much more substantive criticisms of policy and investment:

Patrick Davis, Manager of Field Operations at CNN: “…I hate seeing what we were and what we could be and what we’ve become. It’s just awful…I mean, we could be so much better than what we are…And the buck stops with him (Zucker).”

“I haven’t listened to a 9AM call in about 15 years. I just stopped,” complains Manager of Field Operations at CNN Patrick Davis, “Just, I can’t listen to it. It’s all bulls***. It’s all just a bunch of bulls***. And I wish that wasn’t the case.”

Scott Garber, Senior Field Engineer at CNN: “We used to cover news. We used to go out and do stories…But Trump is more important.”

Adia Jacobs, CNN Technical Operations Supervisor: “When Zucker took over it wasn’t until Trump that we ended up being all Trump all the time.”

Nick Neville, CNN Media Coordinator: “He (Zucker) basically said f**k all the other stories.”

Mike Brevna, Floor Manager at CNN: “It’s the Trump Network, dog. It’s like everything is all Trump…they not even thinking about anybody else. They sold themselves to the devil.”

Gerald Sisnette, Field Production Supervisor at CNN: “This is a story that’s not gonna go away…The only way this will go away is when he (Trump) dies. Hopefully soon.”

That last comment sounds more like frustration over the network’s obsession with Trump than actual animus, but YMMV.

To be fair, the same criticisms can be levied at other media outlets as well. Davis makes that point when he says there are no more true media outlets in the marketplace. Fox is almost equally obsessed with Trump, only from a position of defending him. MSNBC might actually be worse than CNN when it comes to obsession with Trump, and its parent NBC News isn’t much better. They all seem to be doing exactly what Christian Sierra admits CNN does, which is to manufacture controversy and then market it for the clicks.

Few if any other media outlets are as sanctimonious as CNN, however, except maybe for the Washington Post’s “Democracy dies in darkness” logo-in-black these days. Few others have transformed themselves so much in the Trump era, and for the purposes of their executives’ own agendas. They still have talented reporters and commentators, but those people are working in an organization whose credibility has been hollowed out by its activists. And even their own employees recognize that problem, as we see from these undercover videos. They also know exactly where that problem originates — Jeff Zucker.

Will Zucker suffer any consequences for this? I’d doubt it, unless it starts impacting the ratings. Credibility’s great, but advertisers pay for eyeballs on TV and websites.

The post Project Veritas scoop: Of course we’re leftists, CNN manager says appeared first on Hot Air.

Westlake Legal Group pv-cnn3-300x168 Project Veritas scoop: Of course we’re leftists, CNN manager says The Blog project veritas liberal media bias jeff zucker CNN   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

James O’Keefe Releases ‘Part One’ of the #ExposeCNN Series

Westlake Legal Group CNN-620x280 James O’Keefe Releases ‘Part One’ of the #ExposeCNN Series project veritas Nick Neville Mainstream Media Liberal Elitism james o'keefe Hiram Gonzalez Front Page Stories fake news elections donald trump democrats Cary Poarch Allow Media Exception Abuse of Power #Expose CNN

 

Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe released the first video from his anticipated #ExposeCNN undercover series.

Cary Poarch, who has been working at CNN as a satellite link technician at the Washington CNN Bureau, was stunned by the amount of  propaganda he saw the network pumping out. He tells O’Keefe, “I didn’t see any other option…I decided to wear a hidden camera to expose the bias.”

We see a conscious effort on the part of CNN’s leader, Jeff Zucker, to shape the narrative, the way the network will cover an individual or a story.

Poarch records Nick Neville, a media coordinator at the network, talking about Jeff Zucker’s “personal vendetta” against Trump.

Next Hiram Gonzalez, a floor director, is heard saying that the media created the Trump monster.

Then Poarch records the 9 am rundown call which stars Jeff Zucker. Zucker is heard making the astounding claim that Fox News has been spreading fake news for years. Here are a couple of his remarks:

I think what’s going on in America now is really fundamentally the result of years of fake news, conspiracy nonsense from Fox News. The fake conspiracy nonsense that Fox has spread for years is now deeply embedded into American society and frankly, that is beyond destructive for America.

So, I wanna say on the Lindsay Graham front. I know that there’s a lot of people at CNN who are friendly with Lindsay Graham. Time to knock that off and call him out.

Watch Part 1 below.

(O’Keefe said he will be uploading videos all day and night. I will be posting them as they become available.)

The post James O’Keefe Releases ‘Part One’ of the #ExposeCNN Series appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group CNN-log-300x150 James O’Keefe Releases ‘Part One’ of the #ExposeCNN Series project veritas Nick Neville Mainstream Media Liberal Elitism james o'keefe Hiram Gonzalez Front Page Stories fake news elections donald trump democrats Cary Poarch Allow Media Exception Abuse of Power #Expose CNN   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

James O’Keefe Announces ‘This may be the biggest story Project Veritas has ever broke’

Westlake Legal Group Brian-Stelter-Trump-620x263 James O’Keefe Announces ‘This may be the biggest story Project Veritas has ever broke’ project veritas progressives Mainstream Media Liberal Elitism journalism james o'keefe Front Page Stories Featured Story fake news democrats CNN Brian Stelter Allow Media Exception Abuse of Power

 

Before leaving a Washington, D.C. stage last night, James O’Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas, told his audience:

We have one announcement to make real quick. Because of what Eric did, another person came to us. We’re proud to announce the next insider who will blow the whistle. He’s been recording for months, all of his colleagues, his bosses, his senior people. This may be the biggest story Project Veritas has ever broke. Next week, the next insider to blow the whistle on the next organization … is within CNN.

O’Keefe, the self described guerrilla journalist, said he will release “dozens of recordings made of officials at the highest levels of CNN, revealing a political agenda, bias and misconduct hidden from public view.”

O’Keefe said a CNN insider had conducted some “hidden camera muckraking” and that it will be the group’s “biggest story of the year.” He added that, “Based upon what the people in these tapes say, [the media] is no longer even doing legitimate news gathering.”

The whistleblower, who remains anonymous, allegedly said he “started at CNN with a dream to work in media, but my dream had become a nightmare.”

Obviously, CNN anchor Brian Stelter will play a starring role in the recordings. O’Keefe issued a warning to Stelter by tweet (below).

He wrote, “It might be time to recall the worst things you’ve said to CNN staff in the hallways, @brianstelter. Project Veritas has a reliable source who wore a hidden Westlake Legal Group 1f3a5 James O’Keefe Announces ‘This may be the biggest story Project Veritas has ever broke’ project veritas progressives Mainstream Media Liberal Elitism journalism james o'keefe Front Page Stories Featured Story fake news democrats CNN Brian Stelter Allow Media Exception Abuse of Power

O’Keefe is a conservative political activist best known for going into left leaning organizations (academic, governmental, and social service organizations) under cover to capture abusive, embarrassing or even incriminating statements or actions. He has faced reprimand and even lawsuits over some of his projects. According to Wikipedia, he has been “criticized for selectively editing videos to misrepresent the context of the conversations and the subjects’ responses, creating the false impression that people said or did things they did not.”

He gained national attention for his video recordings of workers at Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) offices in 2009, his arrest and guilty plea in 2010 for entering the federal office of then-U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) under false pretenses, and the release of videos of conversations with two high-ranking, now former, NPR executives in 2011.

When his videos portraying ACORN workers seemingly aiding a couple in criminal planning hit the 24-hour cable news cycle, the U.S. Congress quickly voted to freeze funds for the non-profit. The national controversy resulted in the non-profit also losing most of its private funding before investigations of the videos concluded no illegal activity occurred. In March 2010, ACORN was close to bankruptcy and had to close or rename most of its offices.[9] Shortly after, the California State Attorney General’s Office and the US Government Accountability Office released their related investigative reports. The Attorney General’s Office found that O’Keefe had misrepresented the actions of ACORN workers in California and that the workers had not broken any laws. A preliminary probe by the GAO found that ACORN had managed its federal funds appropriately. One of the fired ACORN workers sued O’Keefe for invasion of privacy; O’Keefe issued an apology and agreed to pay $100,000 in a settlement.

O’Keefe has gained support from right-wing and conservative media and interest groups. In 2009, Andrew Breitbart commissioned him for the option to publish new videos exclusively on BigGovernment.com. In June 2010, O’Keefe formed a 501(c)(3) organization, Project Veritas.

Get the popcorn!

The post James O’Keefe Announces ‘This may be the biggest story Project Veritas has ever broke’ appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group Brian-Stelter-Trump-300x127 James O’Keefe Announces ‘This may be the biggest story Project Veritas has ever broke’ project veritas progressives Mainstream Media Liberal Elitism journalism james o'keefe Front Page Stories Featured Story fake news democrats CNN Brian Stelter Allow Media Exception Abuse of Power   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

The Global Machine Behind the Rise of Far-Right Nationalism

RINKEBY, Sweden — Johnny Castillo, a Peruvian-born neighborhood watchman in this district of Stockholm, still puzzles over the strange events that two years ago turned the central square of this predominantly immigrant community into a symbol of multiculturalism run amok.

First came a now-infamous comment by President Trump, suggesting that Sweden’s history of welcoming refugees was at the root of a violent attack in Rinkeby the previous evening, even though nothing had actually happened.

“You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden! Who would believe this? Sweden!” Mr. Trump told supporters at a rally on Feb. 18, 2017. “They took in large numbers. They’re having problems like they never thought possible.”

The president’s source: Fox News, which had excerpted a short film promoting a dystopian view of Sweden as a victim of its asylum policies, with immigrant neighborhoods crime-ridden “no-go zones.”

Video

Westlake Legal Group sweden_still-videoSixteenByNineJumbo1600 The Global Machine Behind the Rise of Far-Right Nationalism United States Trump, Donald J Sweden Democrats Stormfront.org Stockholm (Sweden) Sputnik (Russian News Agency) Spencer, Richard B (1978- ) Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates Russia Rumors and Misinformation RT (TV Network) Putin, Vladimir V Propaganda project veritas Orban, Viktor Neo Nazi Groups Muslims and Islam Mercer, Rebekah A (1973- ) Law and Justice (Poland) Immigration and Emigration Fringe Groups and Movements European Union Dugin, Alexander (1962- ) Conservative Political Action Conference Bolton, John R Asylum, Right of americans for prosperity Alternative for Germany

CreditCreditFox News

But two days later, as Swedish officials were heaping bemused derision on Mr. Trump, something did in fact happen in Rinkeby: Several dozen masked men attacked police officers making a drug arrest, throwing rocks and setting cars ablaze.

And it was right around that time, according to Mr. Castillo and four other witnesses, that Russian television crews showed up, offering to pay immigrant youths “to make trouble” in front of the cameras.

“They wanted to show that President Trump is right about Sweden,” Mr. Castillo said, “that people coming to Europe are terrorists and want to disturb society.”

ImageWestlake Legal Group merlin_118448180_7c861b53-bfc9-4911-87d4-5d692abb58a9-articleLarge The Global Machine Behind the Rise of Far-Right Nationalism United States Trump, Donald J Sweden Democrats Stormfront.org Stockholm (Sweden) Sputnik (Russian News Agency) Spencer, Richard B (1978- ) Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates Russia Rumors and Misinformation RT (TV Network) Putin, Vladimir V Propaganda project veritas Orban, Viktor Neo Nazi Groups Muslims and Islam Mercer, Rebekah A (1973- ) Law and Justice (Poland) Immigration and Emigration Fringe Groups and Movements European Union Dugin, Alexander (1962- ) Conservative Political Action Conference Bolton, John R Asylum, Right of americans for prosperity Alternative for Germany

Firefighters on the scene of a riot in Rinkeby where several cars were lit on fire.CreditTt News Agency/Reuters

That nativist rhetoric — that immigrants are invading the homeland — has gained ever-greater traction, and political acceptance, across the West amid dislocations wrought by vast waves of migration from the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. In its most extreme form, it is echoed in the online manifesto of the man accused of gunning down 22 people last weekend in El Paso.

In the nationalists’ message-making, Sweden has become a prime cautionary tale, dripping with schadenfreude. What is even more striking is how many people in Sweden — progressive, egalitarian, welcoming Sweden — seem to be warming to the nationalists’ view: that immigration has brought crime, chaos and a fraying of the cherished social safety net, not to mention a withering away of national culture and tradition.

Fueled by an immigration backlash — Sweden has accepted more refugees per capita than any other European country — right-wing populism has taken hold, reflected most prominently in the steady ascent of a political party with neo-Nazi roots, the Sweden Democrats. In elections last year, they captured nearly 18 percent of the vote.

To dig beneath the surface of what is happening in Sweden, though, is to uncover the workings of an international disinformation machine, devoted to the cultivation, provocation and amplication of far-right, anti-immigrant passions and political forces. Indeed, that machine, most influentially rooted in Vladimir V. Putin’s Russia and the American far right, underscores a fundamental irony of this political moment: the globalization of nationalism.

The central target of these manipulations from abroad — and the chief instrument of the Swedish nationalists’ success — is the country’s increasingly popular, and virulently anti-immigrant, digital echo chamber.

A New York Times examination of its content, personnel and traffic patterns illustrates how foreign state and nonstate actors have helped to give viral momentum to a clutch of Swedish far-right web sites.

Russian and Western entities that traffic in disinformation, including an Islamaphobic think tank whose former chairman is now Mr. Trump’s national security adviser, have been crucial linkers to the Swedish sites, helping to spread their message to susceptible Swedes.

At least six Swedish sites have received financial backing through advertising revenue from a Russian- and Ukrainian-owned auto-parts business based in Berlin, whose online sales network oddly contains buried digital links to a range of far-right and other socially divisive content.

Writers and editors for the Swedish sites have been befriended by the Kremlin. And in one strange Rube Goldbergian chain of events, a frequent German contributor to one Swedish site has been implicated in the financing of a bombing in Ukraine, in a suspected Russian false-flag operation.

The distorted view of Sweden pumped out by this disinformation machine has been used, in turn, by anti-immigrant parties in Britain, Germany, Italy and elsewhere to stir xenophobia and gin up votes, according to the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a London-based nonprofit that tracks the online spread of far-right extremism.

“I’d put Sweden up there with the anti-Soros campaign,” said Chloe Colliver, a researcher for the institute, referring to anti-Semitic attacks on George Soros, the billionaire benefactor of liberal causes. “It’s become an enduring centerpiece of the far-right conversation.”

Mattias Karlsson, the Sweden Democrats’ international secretary and chief ideologist, likes to tell the story of how he became a soldier in what he has described as the “existential battle for our culture’s and our nation’s survival.”

It was the mid-1990s and Mr. Karlsson, now 41, was attending high school in the southern city of Vaxjo. Sweden was accepting a record number of refugees from the Balkan War and other conflicts. In Vaxjo and elsewhere, young immigrant men began joining brawling “kicker” gangs, radicalizing Mr. Karlsson and drawing him toward the local skinhead scene.

He took to wearing a leather jacket with a Swedish flag on the back and was soon introduced to Mats Nilsson, a Swedish National Socialist leader who gave him a copy of “Mein Kampf.” They began to debate: Mr. Nilsson argued that the goal should be ethnic purity — the preservation of “Swedish DNA.” Mr. Karlsson countered that the focus should be on preserving national culture and identity. That, he said, was when Mr. Nilsson conferred on him an epithet of insufficient commitment to the cause — “meatball patriot,” meaning that “I thought that every African or Arab can come to this country as long as they assimilate and eat meatballs.”

It is an account that offers the most benign explanation for an odious association. Whatever the case, in 1999, he joined the Sweden Democrats, a party undeniably rooted in Sweden’s neo-Nazi movement. Indeed, scholars of the far right say that is what sets it apart from most anti-immigration parties in Europe and makes its rise from marginalized to mainstream so remarkable.

Mattias Karlsson, the international secretary of Sweden Democrats, a far-right party that captured nearly 18 percent in elections last year.CreditLoulou d’Aki for The New York Times

The party was founded in 1988 by several Nazi ideologues, including a former member of the Waffen SS. Early on, it sought international alliances with the likes of the White Aryan Resistance, a white supremacist group founded by a former grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan. Some Sweden Democrats wore Nazi uniforms to party functions. Its platform included the forced repatriation of all immigrants since 1970.

That was not, however, a winning formula in a country where social democrats have dominated every election for more than a century.

While attending university, Mr. Karlsson had met Jimmie Akesson, who took over the Sweden Democrats’ youth party in 2000 and became party leader in 2005. Mr. Akesson was outspoken in his belief that Muslim refugees posed “the biggest foreign threat to Sweden since the Second World War.” But to make that case effectively, he and Mr. Karlsson agreed, they needed to remake the party’s image.

“We needed to really address our past,” Mr. Karlsson said.

They purged neo-Nazis who had been exposed by the press. They announced a “zero tolerance” policy toward extreme xenophobia and racism, emphasized their youthful leadership and urged members to dress presentably. And while immigration remained at the center of their platform, they moderated the way they talked about it.

No longer was the issue framed in terms of keeping certain ethnic groups out, or deporting those already in. Rather it was about how unassimilated migrants were eviscerating not just the nation’s cultural identity but also the social-welfare heart of the Swedish state.

Under the grand, egalitarian idea of the “folkhemmet,” or people’s home, in which the country is a family and its citizens take care of one another, Swedes pay among the world’s highest effective tax rates, in return for benefits like child care, health care, free college education and assistance when they grow old.

The safety net has come under strain for a host of economic and demographic reasons, many of which predate the latest refugee flood. But in the Sweden Democrats’ telling, the blame lies squarely at the feet of the foreigners, many of whom lag far behind native Swedes in education and economic accomplishment. One party advertisement depicted a white woman trying to collect benefits while being pursued by niqab-wearing immigrants pushing strollers.

To what extent the party’s makeover is just window dressing is an open question.

The doubts were highlighted in what became known as “the Iron Pipe Scandal” in 2012. Leaked video showed two Sweden Democrat MPs and the party’s candidate for attorney general hurling racist slurs at a comedian of Kurdish descent, then threatening a drunken witness with iron pipes.

Under Mr. Akesson and Mr. Karlsson, the party has hosted the American white nationalist Richard Spencer. High-ranking party officials have bounced between Sweden and Hungary, ruled by the authoritarian nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Mr. Karlsson himself has come under fire for calling out an extremist site as neo-fascist while using an alias to recommend posts as “worth reading” to party members.

“There’s a public face and the face they wear behind closed doors,” said Daniel Poohl, who heads Expo, a Stockholm-based foundation that tracks far-right extremism.

Still, even detractors admit that strategy has worked. In 2010, the Sweden Democrats captured 5.7 percent of the vote, enough for the party, and Mr. Karlsson, to enter Parliament for the first time. That share has steadily increased along with the growing population of refugees. (Today, roughly 20 percent of Sweden’s population is foreign born.)

At its peak in 2015, Sweden accepted 163,000 asylum-seekers, mostly from Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria. Though border controls and tighter rules have eased that flow, Ardalan Shekarabi, the country’s public administration minister, acknowledged that his government had been slow to act.

A Somali family walking home from Rinkeby Square. More than 91 percent of Rinkeby’s roughly 16,400 residents are immigrants and their children.CreditLoulou d’Aki for The New York Times

Mr. Shekarabi, an immigrant from Iran, said the sheer number of refugees had overwhelmed the government’s efforts to integrate them.

“I absolutely don’t think that the majority of Swedes have racist or xenophobic views, but they had questions about this migration policy and the other parties didn’t have any answers,” he said. “Which is one of the reasons why Sweden Democrats had a case.”

As the 2018 elections approached, Swedish counterintelligence was on high alert for foreign interference. Russia, the hulking neighbor to the east, was seen as the main threat. After the Kremlin’s meddling in the 2016 American election, Sweden had reason to fear it could be next.

“Russia’s goal is to weaken Western countries by polarizing the debate,” said Daniel Stenling, the Swedish Security Service’s counterintelligence chief. “For the last five years, we have seen more and more aggressive intelligence work against our nation.”

But as it turned out, there was no hacking and dumping of internal campaign documents, as in the United States. Nor was there an overt effort to swing the election to the Sweden Democrats, perhaps because the party, in keeping with Swedish popular opinion, has become more critical of the Kremlin than some of its far-right European counterparts.

Instead, security officials say, the foreign influence campaign took a different, more subtle form: helping nurture Sweden’s rapidly evolving far-right digital ecosystem.

For years, the Sweden Democrats had struggled to make their case to the public. Many mainstream media outlets declined their ads. The party even had difficulty getting the postal service to deliver its mailers. So it built a network of closed Facebook pages whose reach would ultimately exceed that of any other party.

But to thrive in the viral sense, that network required fresh, alluring content. It drew on a clutch of relatively new websites whose popularity was exploding.

Members of the Sweden Democrats helped create two of them: Samhallsnytt (News in Society) and Nyheter Idag (News Today). By the 2018 election year, they, along with a site called Fria Tider (Free Times), were among Sweden’s 10 most shared news sites.

A number of news sites with anti-immigrant messages helped propel Sweden Democrats to popularity.

These sites each reached one-tenth of all Swedish internet users a week and, according to an Oxford University study, accounted for 85 percent of the election-related “junk news” — deemed deliberately distorted or misleading — shared online. There were other sites, too, all injecting anti-immigrant and Islamophobic messaging into the Swedish political bloodstream.

“Immigration Behind Shortage of Drinking Water in Northern Stockholm,” read one recent headline. “Refugee Minor Raped Host Family’s Daughter; Thought It Was Legal,” read another. “Performed Female Genital Mutilation on Her Children — Given Asylum in Sweden,” read a third.

Russia’s hand in all of this is largely hidden from view. But fingerprints abound.

For instance, one writer for Samhallsnytt, who previously worked for the Sweden Democrats, was recently declined parliamentary press accreditation after the security police determined he had been in contact with Russian intelligence.

Fria Tider is considered not only one of the most extreme sites, but also among the most Kremlin-friendly. It frequently swaps material with the Russian propaganda outlet Sputnik. The site is linked, via domain ownership records, to Granskning Sverige, called the Swedish “troll factory” for its efforts to entrap and embarrass mainstream journalists. Among its frequent targets: journalists who write negatively about Russia.

“We’ve had death threats, spam attacks, emails — this year has been totally crazy,” said Eva Burman, the editor of Eskilstuna-Kuriren, a newspaper that found itself in the cross hairs after criticizing the Russian annexation of Crimea and investigating Granskning Sverige itself.

At the magazine Nya Tider, the editor, Vavra Suk, has traveled to Moscow as an election observer and to Syria, where he produced Kremlin-friendly accounts of the civil war. Nya Tider has published work by Alexander Dugin, an ultranationalist Russian philosopher who has been called “Putin’s Rasputin”; Mr. Suk’s writings for Mr. Dugin’s think tank include one titled “Donald Trump Can Make Europe Great Again.”

Nya Tider’s contributors include Manuel Ochsenreiter, editor of Zuerst!, a German far-right newspaper. Mr. Ochsenreiter — who has appeared regularly on RT, the Kremlin propaganda channel — worked until recently for Markus Frohnmaier, a member of the German Bundestag representing the far-right Alternative for Germany party. Documents leaked to a consortium of European media outlets — documents that Mr. Frohnmaier has called fake — have suggested that Moscow aided his election campaign in order to have an “absolutely controlled MP.”

Mr. Ochsenreiter, for his part, has been implicated in Polish court in the financing of a 2018 firebombing attack on a Hungarian cultural center in Ukraine. The plot, according to testimony from a Polish extremist charged with carrying it out, was designed to pin responsibility on Ukrainian nationalists and stoke ethnic tensions, to Russia’s benefit. Mr. Ochsenreiter has not been charged in Poland, but prosecutors in Berlin said they had begun a preliminary investigation. He has denied involvement.

Mr. Suk declined to comment.

Then there is Nyheter Idag. Its founder, Chang Frick — a former Sweden Democrat official who takes a maverick’s glee in his defiance of orthodoxy — readily admits to being a paid contributor to RT. At a pizza shop near his home one afternoon, he pointedly noted that his girlfriend was Russian and, with a flourish, pulled out a wad of rubles from a recent trip.

“Here is my real boss! It’s Putin!” he laughed.

But Mr. Frick, the son of a Swedish Roma and a Polish Jew, said Nyheter Idag answered to no one, neither the Sweden Democrats nor the Kremlin, though he added that his relentless reporting about the problems posed by immigrants dovetailed with both their agendas.

“People can see what’s happening in the streets,” he said, adding, “I’ve been accused of being a racist — I’m being ‘paid by the Sweden Democrats,’ I’m ‘a spy for Russia.’ That just tells me I’m kicking where it hurts.”

Still, he said he had reason to believe that “there is a little bit of collusion between Russia and some Swedish right-wing media.” One of his early scoops involved exposing the drinking and womanizing shenanigans of a Sweden Democrat member of Parliament who had been invited to Moscow. During that reporting trip, he said, he was invited to serve as an independent observer in Russia’s presidential election and to meet Mr. Putin.

He declined the invitation.

There is another curious Russian common denominator: Six of Sweden’s alt-right sites have drawn advertising revenue from a network of online auto-parts stores based in Germany and owned by four businessmen from Russia and Ukraine, three of whom have adopted German-sounding surnames.

The ads were first noticed by the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, which discovered that while they appeared to be for a variety of outlets, all traced back to the same Berlin address and were owned by a parent company, Autodoc GmbH.

The Times found that the company had also placed ads on anti-Semitic and other extremist sites in Germany, Hungary, Austria and elsewhere in Europe.

Which raised a question: Was the auto-parts dealer simply trying to drum up business, or was it also trying to support the far-right cause?

Rikard Lindholm, co-founder of a data-driven marketing firm who has worked with Swedish authorities to combat disinformation, dug deeper into the Autodoc network.

Hidden beneath the user-friendly interface of some of the earliest Autodoc sites lay what Mr. Lindholm, an expert in the forensic analysis of online traffic, described as “icebergs” of blog-like content completely unrelated to auto parts, translated into a variety of languages. A visitor to one of the car-parts sites could not simply access this content from the home page; instead, one had to know and type in the full URL.

“It’s like they have a back door and it’s open and you can have a look around, but to do that you have to know that the door is there,” Mr. Lindholm said.

Much of the content was not political. But there were links to posts about a range of divisive social issues, some of them translated into other languages. One hidden link — about female genital mutilation in Muslim countries — had been translated from English to Polish before being posted. Yet another post, from a site called AnsweringIslam.net, concluded, “Islam hates you.”

Thomas Casper, a spokesman for Autodoc, said the company had no “interest at all in supporting alt-right media,” and added, “We vehemently oppose racism and far-right principles.”

He said the company’s digital advertising team worked with third parties to place ads on “trusted websites with substantial traffic.” Autodoc, he said, had instituted controls to try to ensure that it no longer advertised on far-right sites.

Autodocs has advertised on far-right sites in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe, including this Hungarian site which has a section devoted to Holocaust denialism.

As for the icebergs, after receiving The Times’s inquiry, the company removed what Mr. Casper called the “obviously dubious and outdated content.” It had originally been placed there, he said, to improve search engine optimization.

But Mr. Lindholm said that made no sense. “By linking to irrelevant content, it actually hurts their business because Google frowns on that,” he said.

Another way to look inside the explosive growth of Sweden’s alt-right outlets is to see who is linking to them. The more links, especially from well-trafficked outlets, the more likely Google is to rank the sites as authoritative. That, in turn, means that Swedes are more likely to see them when they search for, say, immigration and crime.

The Times analyzed more than 12 million available links from over 18,000 domains to four prominent far-right sites — Nyheter Idag, Samhallsnytt, Fria Tider and Nya Tider. The data was culled by Mr. Lindholm from two search engine optimization tools and represents a snapshot of all known links through July 2.

As expected, given the relative paucity of Swedish speakers worldwide, most of the links came from Swedish-language sites.

But the analysis turned up a surprising number of links from well-trafficked foreign-language sites — which suggests that the Swedish sites’ rapid growth has been driven to a significant degree from abroad.

“It has the makings, the characteristics, of an operation whose purpose or goal is to help these sites become relevant by getting them to be seen as widely as possible,” Mr. Lindholm said.

Over all, more than one in five links were from non-Swedish language sites. English-language sites, along with Norwegian ones, linked the most, nearly a million times. But other European-language far-right sites — Russian but also Czech, Danish, German, Finnish and Polish — were also frequent linkers.

The Times identified 356 domains that linked to all four Swedish sites.

Many are well known in American far-right circles. Among them is the Gatestone Institute, a think tank whose site regularly stokes fears about Muslims in the United States and Europe. Its chairman until last year was John R. Bolton, now Mr. Trump’s national security adviser, and its funders have included Rebekah Mercer, a prominent wealthy Trump supporter.

Other domains that linked to all four Swedish sites included Stormfront, one of the oldest and largest American white supremacist sites; Voice of Europe, a Kremlin-friendly right-wing site; a Russian-language blog called Sweden4Rus.nu; and FreieWelt.net, a site supportive of the AfD in Germany.

This loosely knit global network does not just help increase readership in Sweden; researchers have tracked how Russian state outlets like RT and Sputnik, along with Western platforms like Infowars and Breitbart, have picked up and amplified Swedish immigration-related stories to galvanize xenophobia among their audiences.

Bjorn Palmertz, a disinformation specialist at the Swedish Defense University, said this “information laundry” had resulted in globally viral stories like the one about the Swedish town that allowed a mosque to issue calls to prayer while denying a church’s application to ring its bells — never mind that the church had not applied.

“Sweden is portrayed either as a heaven or a hell,” said Annika Rembe, Sweden’s consul general in New York. “But conservative value-based politicians in Hungary, Poland, the United States and elsewhere would use Sweden as an example of a failed state: If you follow this path, your society will look like Sweden’s.”

The auditorium at Rinkebyskolan, a middle school across the street from Rinkeby’s town square, filled rapidly. Women wearing hijabs and burqas spilled in, taking their seats on the left. Men sat to the right. From the speakers came the voice of an imam reading from the Quran.

Developed as part of a 1960s-era government initiative to build a million affordable dwellings, Rinkeby was originally home to a mix of Swedes and laborers from southern Europe. Over time it became known as Sweden’s “Village of the World,” with people from more than 100 countries living in drab, low-slung apartment blocks. Today, more than 91 percent of Rinkeby’s roughly 16,400 residents are immigrants and their children.

Westlake Legal Group rinkeby-720 The Global Machine Behind the Rise of Far-Right Nationalism United States Trump, Donald J Sweden Democrats Stormfront.org Stockholm (Sweden) Sputnik (Russian News Agency) Spencer, Richard B (1978- ) Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates Russia Rumors and Misinformation RT (TV Network) Putin, Vladimir V Propaganda project veritas Orban, Viktor Neo Nazi Groups Muslims and Islam Mercer, Rebekah A (1973- ) Law and Justice (Poland) Immigration and Emigration Fringe Groups and Movements European Union Dugin, Alexander (1962- ) Conservative Political Action Conference Bolton, John R Asylum, Right of americans for prosperity Alternative for Germany

Lilla Vartan

Hasselby-Vallingby

Riddarfjarden

Westlake Legal Group rinkeby-300 The Global Machine Behind the Rise of Far-Right Nationalism United States Trump, Donald J Sweden Democrats Stormfront.org Stockholm (Sweden) Sputnik (Russian News Agency) Spencer, Richard B (1978- ) Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates Russia Rumors and Misinformation RT (TV Network) Putin, Vladimir V Propaganda project veritas Orban, Viktor Neo Nazi Groups Muslims and Islam Mercer, Rebekah A (1973- ) Law and Justice (Poland) Immigration and Emigration Fringe Groups and Movements European Union Dugin, Alexander (1962- ) Conservative Political Action Conference Bolton, John R Asylum, Right of americans for prosperity Alternative for Germany

Lilla Vartan

By Jason Kao

At a long table in front of the auditorium sat Niclas Andersson, a towering man who serves as Rinkeby’s police chief. Once prayers concluded, the audience began peppering him with questions.

Some worried about drug trafficking inside the apartment complexes, others about the prevalence of guns. Could the police install more cameras?

To be sure, Mr. Andersson said in an interview afterward, there were problems in Rinkeby, his posting for 18 years. But it is hardly the hellscape that nationalists bent on painting Sweden as a failed state hold it out to be.

Many newcomers still struggle to get a foothold in the job market, so unemployment is relatively high, at 8.8 percent. And in the larger Rinkeby-Kista borough, there were 825 reported episodes of violent crime last year, a rate 36 percent higher per capita than Stockholm as a whole.

But Mr. Andersson does not recognize the Rinkeby portrayed in the movie — directed by a filmmaker who has shot political ads for Republicans in Congress — that led Mr. Trump to make his “last night in Sweden” remarks. Rinkeby is not a no-go zone, Mr. Andersson said, an assertion supported by the film’s chief cameraman, who has acknowledged that officers who seemed to suggest otherwise had been edited out of context.

In fact, the number of police officers in Rinkeby has more than quadrupled since 2015. Assaults and robberies are down, Mr. Andersson said. Fatal shootings are down, too — of 11 in Stockholm last year, one was in Rinkeby. Nationally, the violent crime rate is one-fifth that of the United States.

“It was a heavily slanted picture,” Mr. Andersson said. “You zero in on a couple of incidents, then use that to describe the whole area.”

By the time Mr. Trump zeroed in on Rinkeby, “the government was tackling the problems,” said Amela Mahovic, a local reporter for Swedish public television. When the actual clash broke out soon after, she said, community elders spread the word to local youths: “You need to stop this.”

But soon, they said, they found that outside forces wanted the world to see a different picture.

Guleed Mohamed, then a researcher for public television, said he had spoken to a reporting team from Russia and Ukraine in Rinkeby Square that week and had tried to ask about Russia.

“They changed the subject to how multiculturalism doesn’t work,” he recalled. “And then they quickly connected that to the clash — ‘I want to talk about the riot. Don’t you think this is connected to the influx of migrants?’”

Hani Al Saleh, a Syrian who came to Sweden as a teenager, was working as a guard in Rinkeby. Tall and muscular with a sculpted beard, Mr. Saleh is known as “Amo,” or uncle, by the local youth. He said three young immigrants he knew told him that Russian journalists had tried to bribe them with 400 kronor (about $43) apiece.

Hani Al Saleh, a guard in Rinkeby known as Amo, or uncle, by local youth, throwing his niece up in the air.CreditLoulou d’Aki for The New York Times

“Boys, do you want to do some action in front of the camera?” they said the Russian journalists asked them.

Mr. Saleh later took a Danish journalist to meet two of the young men. After searching online, they recognized the logo of the Russian state-owned news channel NTV, along with the Russians who had made the offer.

The journalist contacted NTV, which denied the whole thing. But besides Mr. Castillo, the night watchman, The Times found other witnesses who backed up Mr. Saleh’s account.

Elvir Kazinic and Mustafa Zatara said they were in the square a couple of days after the clash when they overheard another group of young men talking about Russian journalists and a 400 krona bribe to fight.

“To stoop to that level and offer kids money,” said Mr. Kazinic, a Bosnian émigré who serves on Rinkeby’s district council, “that is low.”

Mr. Zatara, a poet, knows well the consequences of stirring up anti-immigrant racism. His father, Hasan Zatara, a Palestinian, came to Sweden in 1969, earned a high school diploma and opened a convenience store.

Standing behind the cash register on a January afternoon 27 years ago, he became the final victim of John Ausonius, a serial shooter who terrorized immigrant communities, killing one person and wounding 10 others. Hasan Zatara was paralyzed.

Mr. Ausonius later said he was inspired by the anti-immigrant party of the day, New Democracy.

“When my father was shot in 1992, we had New Democracy,” Mustafa Zatara said. “Today we have the Sweden Democrats. Then, they wore bomber jackets and boots. Today, they wear bow ties and suits. It’s normalized now in the Swedish political corridor.”

After the commotion in Rinkeby died down, Russian news agencies kept calling the police, fruitlessly asking permission to ride with officers patrolling the district.

“This went on week in and week out,” said Varg Gyllander, the department’s press officer.

Last September, right after the Swedish elections, the requests abruptly stopped.

The Sweden Democrats had their best showing yet. Their nearly 18 percent share of the vote hamstrung Swedish politics, with the mainstream parties unable to form a government for more than four months.

The Social Democrats finally formed a shaky coalition that excluded the Sweden Democrats. But it came at a price: some prominent center-right politicians are now expressing a willingness to work with the Sweden Democrats, portending a new political alignment.

In February, the Sweden Democrats’ Mr. Karlsson strode into a Washington-area hotel where leaders of the American and European right were gathering for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. As he settled in at the lobby bar, straightening his navy three-piece suit, he was clearly very much at home.

At the conference — where political boot-camp training mixed with speeches by luminaries like Mr. Trump and the British populist leader Nigel Farage — Mr. Karlsson hoped to learn about the infrastructure of the American conservative movement, particularly its funding and use of the media and think tanks to broaden its appeal. But in a measure of how nationalism and conservatism have merged in Mr. Trump’s Washington, many of the Americans with whom he wanted to network were just as eager to network with him.

Mr. Karlsson had flown in from Colorado, where he had given a speech at the Steamboat Institute, a conservative think tank. That morning, Tobias Andersson, 23, the Sweden Democrats’ youngest member of Parliament and a contributor to Breitbart, had spoken to Americans for Tax Reform, a bastion of tax-cut orthodoxy.

Now, they found themselves encircled by admirers like Matthew Hurtt, the director for external relationships at Americans for Prosperity, part of the billionaire Koch brothers’ political operation, and Matthew Tyrmand, a board member of Project Veritas, a conservative group that uses undercover filming to sting its targets.

Mr. Tyrmand, who is also an adviser to a senator from Poland’s anti-immigration ruling Law and Justice party, was particularly eager. “You are taking your country back!” he exclaimed.

Mr. Karlsson smiled.

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Project Veritas Uncovers Google Documents that Show Staff Tried to Remove Breitbart from AdSense

Westlake Legal Group google-ads-russia-1-620x335 Project Veritas Uncovers Google Documents that Show Staff Tried to Remove Breitbart from AdSense project veritas Politics leaked emails james o'keefe Internet Google Front Page Stories Featured Story elections donald trump democrats Breitbart Allow Media Exception Adsense

As the Project Veritas investigation continues its investigation into it Google, it continues to uncover some pretty striking things going on within the company that completely blow its claims that it’s politically neutral out of the water.

A recent video shows James O’Keefe talking with a former employee of Google under complete anonymity. The employee is asked about an email from March 23, 2017, uncovered by O’Keefe’s team with the header “Please join us in asking Google to remove ads from Breitbart.com.”

Within the email is a request from readers to join a co-signed letter to leadership that had already accrued 1,186 employees with the intention of convincing Google’s brass to “end Google’s business relationship with Breitbart.”

“I’m sure most of you are aware of the extreme sexism that articles and comments on Breitbart disseminates,” the email states. “And for this and many other reasons, my colleagues and I have drafted an internal letter to leadership asking them to end Google’s business relationship with Breitbart.”

The anonymous Google insider said that the internal email was meant to convince leadership to cut Breitbart off from being able to take part in Google’s AdSense program, which allows Google to run ads automatically on various websites based on what the user is into. This would damage Breitbart’s ability to generate revenue through clicks.

“What you’re looking at here is Google intolerance, and what’s really ironic here is that Google prides itself on inclusion and diversity,” said the insider. “But what you see right here is actually an intolerance to inclusion and intolerance to diversity.”

As O’Keefe points out, this display of intolerance is important due to Google’s claims of protection under section 230 under the communications decency act. The act states that “no provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”

This is just one more drop in the bucket of Google attempting to damage President Donald Trump’s chances of winning reelection in 2020. Before this, leaked emails between Google employees showed them trying to find a way to silence people like Ben Shapiro and Dennis Prager, who they referred both to as “Nazis.”

 

The post Project Veritas Uncovers Google Documents that Show Staff Tried to Remove Breitbart from AdSense appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group google-ads-russia-300x162 Project Veritas Uncovers Google Documents that Show Staff Tried to Remove Breitbart from AdSense project veritas Politics leaked emails james o'keefe Internet Google Front Page Stories Featured Story elections donald trump democrats Breitbart Allow Media Exception Adsense   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Project Veritas Uncovers Google Documents that Show Staff Tried to Remove Breitbart from AdSense

Westlake Legal Group google-ads-russia-1-620x335 Project Veritas Uncovers Google Documents that Show Staff Tried to Remove Breitbart from AdSense project veritas Politics leaked emails james o'keefe Internet Google Front Page Stories Featured Story elections donald trump democrats Breitbart Allow Media Exception Adsense

As the Project Veritas investigation continues its investigation into it Google, it continues to uncover some pretty striking things going on within the company that completely blow its claims that it’s politically neutral out of the water.

A recent video shows James O’Keefe talking with a former employee of Google under complete anonymity. The employee is asked about an email from March 23, 2017, uncovered by O’Keefe’s team with the header “Please join us in asking Google to remove ads from Breitbart.com.”

Within the email is a request from readers to join a co-signed letter to leadership that had already accrued 1,186 employees with the intention of convincing Google’s brass to “end Google’s business relationship with Breitbart.”

“I’m sure most of you are aware of the extreme sexism that articles and comments on Breitbart disseminates,” the email states. “And for this and many other reasons, my colleagues and I have drafted an internal letter to leadership asking them to end Google’s business relationship with Breitbart.”

The anonymous Google insider said that the internal email was meant to convince leadership to cut Breitbart off from being able to take part in Google’s AdSense program, which allows Google to run ads automatically on various websites based on what the user is into. This would damage Breitbart’s ability to generate revenue through clicks.

“What you’re looking at here is Google intolerance, and what’s really ironic here is that Google prides itself on inclusion and diversity,” said the insider. “But what you see right here is actually an intolerance to inclusion and intolerance to diversity.”

As O’Keefe points out, this display of intolerance is important due to Google’s claims of protection under section 230 under the communications decency act. The act states that “no provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”

This is just one more drop in the bucket of Google attempting to damage President Donald Trump’s chances of winning reelection in 2020. Before this, leaked emails between Google employees showed them trying to find a way to silence people like Ben Shapiro and Dennis Prager, who they referred both to as “Nazis.”

 

The post Project Veritas Uncovers Google Documents that Show Staff Tried to Remove Breitbart from AdSense appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group google-ads-russia-300x162 Project Veritas Uncovers Google Documents that Show Staff Tried to Remove Breitbart from AdSense project veritas Politics leaked emails james o'keefe Internet Google Front Page Stories Featured Story elections donald trump democrats Breitbart Allow Media Exception Adsense   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Project Veritas Uncovers Google Documents that Show Staff Tried to Remove Breitbart from AdSense

Westlake Legal Group google-ads-russia-1-620x335 Project Veritas Uncovers Google Documents that Show Staff Tried to Remove Breitbart from AdSense project veritas Politics leaked emails james o'keefe Internet Google Front Page Stories Featured Story elections donald trump democrats Breitbart Allow Media Exception Adsense

As the Project Veritas investigation continues its investigation into it Google, it continues to uncover some pretty striking things going on within the company that completely blow its claims that it’s politically neutral out of the water.

A recent video shows James O’Keefe talking with a former employee of Google under complete anonymity. The employee is asked about an email from March 23, 2017, uncovered by O’Keefe’s team with the header “Please join us in asking Google to remove ads from Breitbart.com.”

Within the email is a request from readers to join a co-signed letter to leadership that had already accrued 1,186 employees with the intention of convincing Google’s brass to “end Google’s business relationship with Breitbart.”

“I’m sure most of you are aware of the extreme sexism that articles and comments on Breitbart disseminates,” the email states. “And for this and many other reasons, my colleagues and I have drafted an internal letter to leadership asking them to end Google’s business relationship with Breitbart.”

The anonymous Google insider said that the internal email was meant to convince leadership to cut Breitbart off from being able to take part in Google’s AdSense program, which allows Google to run ads automatically on various websites based on what the user is into. This would damage Breitbart’s ability to generate revenue through clicks.

“What you’re looking at here is Google intolerance, and what’s really ironic here is that Google prides itself on inclusion and diversity,” said the insider. “But what you see right here is actually an intolerance to inclusion and intolerance to diversity.”

As O’Keefe points out, this display of intolerance is important due to Google’s claims of protection under section 230 under the communications decency act. The act states that “no provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”

This is just one more drop in the bucket of Google attempting to damage President Donald Trump’s chances of winning reelection in 2020. Before this, leaked emails between Google employees showed them trying to find a way to silence people like Ben Shapiro and Dennis Prager, who they referred both to as “Nazis.”

 

The post Project Veritas Uncovers Google Documents that Show Staff Tried to Remove Breitbart from AdSense appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group google-ads-russia-300x162 Project Veritas Uncovers Google Documents that Show Staff Tried to Remove Breitbart from AdSense project veritas Politics leaked emails james o'keefe Internet Google Front Page Stories Featured Story elections donald trump democrats Breitbart Allow Media Exception Adsense   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

YouTube Pulls Down Project Veritas Video That Demonstrates Pinterest’s Pro-Abortion and Anti-Christian Bias

Westlake Legal Group youtube-logo-620x317 YouTube Pulls Down Project Veritas Video That Demonstrates Pinterest’s Pro-Abortion and Anti-Christian Bias youtube twitter Social Media project veritas Politics Pinterest Lila Rose life site James O Keefe Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats Censorship Allow Media Exception Abortion

FILE – This March 20, 2018 file photo shows the YouTube app on an iPad in Baltimore. YouTube is updating its hate speech policies to prohibit videos with white supremacist and neo-Nazi content. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Yesterday, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas ran an expose of how the social media application Pinterest blacklisted pro-life mega-site Life Site as “porn” and deleted Christian phrases and themes from autocomplete and from search results. Shortly after Project Veritas sent out their story by Twitter, their Twitter account was locked down for allegedly distributing communications belonging to another party. See Twitter Suspends Project Veritas for Revealing Pinterest Blocked Pro Life Website as Porn. This was a patently bullsh** ruling by Twitter…which is sort of par for the course these days…as it effectively outlaws investigative journalism on Twitter. No one believes they want to do that but we all know that they were acting to try to limit the damage to Pinterest.

Now YouTube, the same Mensa members who have been pulling down videos of Nazi atrocities on Holocaust sites in order to fight fascism, have jumped into the fray and deleted the Project Veritas video on the same subject. This is from my post (see above link) where the video was embedded:

Westlake Legal Group youtube-project-veritas-video-620x469 YouTube Pulls Down Project Veritas Video That Demonstrates Pinterest’s Pro-Abortion and Anti-Christian Bias youtube twitter Social Media project veritas Politics Pinterest Lila Rose life site James O Keefe Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats Censorship Allow Media Exception Abortion

.https://twitter.com/Project_Veritas/status/1138941671335501824

This is how YouTube defended its action:

In a statement to Breitbart News, a YouTube spokesman said “The privacy of our users is important to us, that’s why we created robust privacy guidelines. If someone feels their privacy has been violated on YouTube, they can file a privacy complaint and we will promptly remove the content if it violates our guidelines.”

What YouTube did was take a rule that is clearly intended to protect random persons from being identified on YouTube and turned it into a tool that makes any hidden camera or police body cam video a violation of terms of service. Except, as I said, we all know that is not what this is about. This is about controlling speech and suppressing political viewpoints that offend the snowflakes who make these calls.

=========
=========
Like what you see? Then visit my story archive.

I’m on Facebook. Drop by and join the fun there.
=========
=========

The post YouTube Pulls Down Project Veritas Video That Demonstrates Pinterest’s Pro-Abortion and Anti-Christian Bias appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group youtube-logo-300x153 YouTube Pulls Down Project Veritas Video That Demonstrates Pinterest’s Pro-Abortion and Anti-Christian Bias youtube twitter Social Media project veritas Politics Pinterest Lila Rose life site James O Keefe Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats Censorship Allow Media Exception Abortion   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com