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    Default Re: Internet Censorship: So it began...

    Here's a message from James O'Keefe (Project Veritas) received in my inbox today which at least contains some more positive news regarding (US) constitutional matters.

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    Veritas doubles down in fight for First Amendment

    Dear Tintin,

    Not long ago, Massachusetts law prohibited and criminalized the undercover recording of conversations. This was a blatant intrusion on your First Amendment rights.

    Undercover recording for newsgathering and reporting purposes is at the very heart of what Project Veritas does.

    This is why Project Veritas Action Fund(“PVA”) began the fight to sue the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and challenge the constitutionality of the law that prohibited undercover audio recordings, known as “Section 99”.

    Christmas came early for PVA in December of 2018 when the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts declared Section 99 unconstitutional as it related to secretly recording government officials performing their duties in public.

    Chief United States District Judge Patti B. Saris concluded that:
    “Section 99 may not constitutionally prohibit the secret audio recording of government officials, including law enforcement officials, performing their duties in public spaces, subject to reasonable time, manner, and place restrictions.”
    When the initial ruling came down last year I stated:
    “Project Veritas has made First Amendment history. With the summary judgement in this case being entered in our favor, PVA v Conley becomes the first case in United States history to hold that secretly recording government officials is protected by the First Amendment.”
    While this was a monumental victory for PVA and the First Amendment, the Court unfortunately dismissed another claim we made that recording nonpublic officials was also protected by the First Amendment. PVA has appealed this ruling, arguing that recording ordinary people for newsgathering purposes must be protected.

    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has also appealed the ruling that went in our favor. According to the website Law360:
    “Boston District Attorney Rachael Rollins, now a defendant in this lawsuit, “called on the First Circuit to revive Massachusetts' blanket ban on secret recording, saying the lower court ruling could harm unwitting third parties.”
    This battle is far from over, and Veritas is on the front lines. With our appeal to the First Circuit Court of Appeals, Project Veritas is effectively challenging the notion of arbitrary state restrictions on legitimate newsgathering.

    The First Amendment plays a central role in preserving this American republic. It is the key anchor for keeping public institutions accountable to the public. But when government imposes barriers to the newsgathering process, accountability declines and the free flow of information is hindered.

    As Winston Churchill said “Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.”, and that is exactly what we are doing. Project Veritas refuses to back down from this fight.

    Be Brave,


    James O'Keefe III
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    Quote GreenMedInfo.com
    EXCLUSIVE RELEASE: Wellness Censorship: Sayer Ji, Zach Vorhies (Google Whistleblower) and Maryam Henein, founder of www.HoneyColony.com

    The three sit down for an in depth discussion on the censorship of natural health and wellness content by Google.
    The interview was filmed and produced by Mikki Willis of Elevate http://elevate.us/

    Learn more about the censorship issues discussed: Founder's Statement: Regarding Censorship Efforts to De-Platform GreenMedInfo & Other Health Sites http://www.greenmedinfo.health/blog/...dinfo-other-he

    Subscribe to the censorship proof Greenmedinfo newsletter here: https://tinyurl.com/gminews2

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    Quote Posted by Delight (here)
    Quote GreenMedInfo.com
    EXCLUSIVE RELEASE: Wellness Censorship: Sayer Ji, Zach Vorhies (Google Whistleblower) and Maryam Henein, founder of www.HoneyColony.com

    The three sit down for an in depth discussion on the censorship of natural health and wellness content by Google.
    The interview was filmed and produced by Mikki Willis of Elevate http://elevate.us/

    Learn more about the censorship issues discussed: Founder's Statement: Regarding Censorship Efforts to De-Platform GreenMedInfo & Other Health Sites http://www.greenmedinfo.health/blog/...dinfo-other-he

    Subscribe to the censorship proof Greenmedinfo newsletter here: https://tinyurl.com/gminews2

    Learn more: Don't Be Evil: Whistleblower Zach Vorhies Breaks Down How Google Set out to Literally Program Our Minds https://www.greenmedinfo.health/blog/...

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    More discussion with Zach Vorhies.

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    'Break IT monopoly of few companies & countries or risk losing the right to have a say in your future' - Medvedev to ASEAN

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    Dmitry Medvedev speaks at 2019 ASEAN Summit © RIA Novosti / Dmitry Astakhov

    Russia wants the demonopolization of "a few corporations" that dominate the IT market, because countries without their own hi-tech solutions risk losing the "right for future," Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told an ASEAN summit.

    "Companies and whole countries are increasingly dependent on hardware and software [provided by] several corporations that actually dominate the market," Medvedev stated as he spoke at a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Bangkok. He didn't give names but mentioned three American and two Chinese entities.

    That domination hampers "healthy competition" and affects bringing brand new ideas to life, the prime minister noted, along with other, more serious challenges.

    States that don't have their own digital platforms can lose, if not sovereignty, but most of the opportunity - as well as the right for [a] future in the changing world. If you don't own technology, you don't develop yourself.

    Therefore, Russia champions a shared effort to demonopolize this industry, synchronize technologies and enable laws covering cyber security and privacy, Medvedev explained. Russia, a country where 85 percent of the population has access to the internet, stays ready to share its own digitization experience with Asian nations, he offered.

    Russia has recently taken steps to ensure sustainability of its own computer networks. Just this week, it enacted legislation called the 'Sovereign Internet Bill' which requires internet companies to install locally-produced equipment that would make traffic flow only through servers located and registered on Russian soil.

    The measure seeks to allow communication and exchange of data between Russian users to go on unhindered if they suddenly become cut off from servers located abroad.

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