U.S./California Enter Censorship Period Like China/Cuba

Mark Zuckerberg announced yesterday that HE is banning President Trump from Facebook and Instagram.

Sacramento citizens are planning a two day Conference, Jan. 8-10, to discuss the pandemic, the loss of Constitutional rights and the medical facts of the COVID virus.  For doing what the Constitution guarantees, mail chimp, Facebook and Google have banned this group from using their social media to alert people to the even.

Sacramento County Supervisor Sue Frost along with Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner and Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Hewitt is organizing an amazing 3-day event called ReOpenCalNow starting Friday night January 8th. This event will be live-streamed across California and the entire country. Go to www.ReOpenCalNow.com  to register for the Free Live-Stream. Attendance is limited due to COVID best practices but a few more seats may be available. Call Jack Frost at 916-616-7962 if you want to attend

The event features top medical experts like Dr. Jay Bhattacharya from Stanford who co-founded the Great Barrington Declaration, the President of Hillsdale College Dr. Larry P. Arnn, Congressman Tom McClintock, Assembly members Kevin Kiley and James Gallagher who successfully sued CA Governor Gavin Newsom, Sheriff’s from several counties, economists, educators, faith leaders, legal experts, and much more including a Protest Press Conference at the Capitol on Saturday January 9th. The event also includes a “Workers Relief Fundraiser”.

America is lost when the President of the United States and citizens in Sacramento are banned from promoting their views and concerns.  Please attend, either in person or via Live Stream, the Sacramento conference.  Show the dictators of thought that we are still free people.

Big Tech Censorship Suppresses the Reopen California Movement

What is happening to the organizers of ReOpenCalNow is emblematic of a large and multifaceted political sickness in California today

By Edward Ring, California Globe,   1/5/21 

“This isn’t just an event, this is a movement.”

That’s how Jack Frost, one of the organizers of the ReOpenCalNow conference, planned for this weekend, characterizes their effort. Presenters include a bipartisan group of politicians including Fiona Ma, California’s State Treasurer, a Democrat, and Congressman Tom McClintock, one of the most reliable conservative Republicans in America. Presenters also include sheriffs who will not enforce the lockdown, attorneys who are challenging the lockdown, and economists and businesspeople to explain how the consequences of the lockdown have been catastrophic for millions of Californians.

The conference will also feature presenters from the medical community, and for that, big tech has suppressed the organizers’ attempts to publicize the event. How they’re doing this offers an update on just how pervasive big tech suppression of dissent has become.

Because the ReOpenCalNow organizers are targeting a high level audience of policymakers, they assembled an email list of several thousand of California’s local elected officials. The list includes city council members, county supervisors, and members of school boards. Using MailChimp, they sent out three email blasts before receiving the following message:

“We received a direct complaint regarding a recent campaign sent from the account with the username ReOpen Cal Now. Direct complaints are serious because they indicate that a recipient contacted Mailchimp, our hosting facility, or a blocklisting agency about an unsolicited email.”

The MailChimp email went on to say:

“Because the content associated with your industry conflicts with our Acceptable Use Policy (mailchimp.com/legal/acceptable_use), Mailchimp is unable to serve as your email service provider and your account has been disabled.”

MailChimp went on to reject all appeals, and it is clear that the reason they would not reinstate ReOpenCalNow’s account was not because of spam. The laws protecting people from receiving spam do not apply to publicly available emails of elected officials. Every email on the list compiled by ReOpenCalNow were publicly available and corresponded to an elected official.

Tab Berg, whose consulting firm Tab Communications is assisting ReOpenCalNow to publicize their event, explained that by using MailChimp before the account was disabled, he was able to quickly verify that only four people out of over 3,000 recipients marked the emails as spam, and only one recipient logged a complaint directly with MailChimp. This would not be enough to trigger a cancellation of service, even if the emails were not going to public officials. Once MailChimp was informed as to the public nature of the email list being used, the account would have been immediately reactivated on appeal. The reason MailChimp cancelled ReOpenCalifornia’s account is because information about alternative therapies for COVID-19 is the target of organized censorship.

Evidence to support this version of what happened is found in how ReOpenCalNow was treated when they attempted to start an account on another major platform, Mailer Lite. Their application generated an immediate rejection from MailerLite. They wrote:

“The approval team determined that your account violates paragraph 9. of our Terms of Use on appropriate content. We are sorry to disappoint you. I could not be of more help but thank you for understanding.”

When ReOpenCalNow appealed, noting that they are a non-profit educational group that hosts public policy conferences, and that the content clearly falls under 1st Amendment expression, they received a second rejection:

“Thank you for your interest in Mailerlite however, unfortunately, your website’s type of content is not permitted on our platform. You can read more about this in our Terms of Use here:
https://www.mailerlite.com/legal/terms-of-service. Due to the reason outlined above we were unable to approve your account.”

In Mailerlite’s terms of service, the following applicable provision is found: “You are also not allowed to send content that encourages discrimination, bullying or actions that could impose health-risk, such as anti-vaccination material.”

This coordinated exclusion of dissenting medical opinions on COVID-19 was further evidenced in Facebook’s refusal to permit paid ads from ReOpenCalNow. Their initial refusal was based on their recent policy – inconsistently applied – to stop accepting political ads. Upon appeal, ReOpenCalNow was told “your website contains dangerous content that violates Facebook’s terms of service.”

Dangerous content. That is how a website, and the conference it promotes, is considered by the biggest social media and email platforms in the world. A conference that is organized and features individuals with impeccable reputations and credentials who dare to question the political and medical response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Consider the primary transgression of the organizers: A panel scheduled for mid-day on January 9 that features four doctors, individuals with medical licenses, with extensive experience treating COVID-19 patients. Their crime? Claiming there are therapeutic early stage treatments for COVID-19 that yield a high percentage of cures.

What if these doctors are right? For that matter, what if they’re wrong? So what? Why is it that COVID-19 is arguably the first disease in history where the treatment opinions of licensed physicians are suppressed and their reputations are scandalized, and virtually no approved early stage treatments are even offered as alternatives? What’s going on?

What is happening to the organizers of ReOpenCalNow is emblematic of a large and multifaceted political sickness in California today. A grotesque misreading of medical data being used to justify a lockdown that has destroyed the livelihoods of millions while enriching a handful of gigantic corporations and their shareholders. In parallel, an organized suppression of treatment alternatives has occurred that quite possibly has cost thousands of lives.

This is a reflection of the arrogance of big tech, united with other powerful opportunistic special interests ranging from big pharma to a thoroughly corrupt political establishment. The consequences of mishandling the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be overstated, and yet expert debate over what to do is denied by the platforms that once, in a better and very recent time, represented an explosion of freedom.

One may hope the organizers of the ReOpenCalNow event this weekend will livestream to multiple platforms. Online viewing is free to anyone who registers on their website, but should YouTube or Facebook take a predictable next step and de-platform them, there remains – at least for now – robust alternatives the organizers should consider: DLive, Rumble, BitChute and Odysee.

Movements survived and grew in the days before the internet by using actual, physical newsletters, phone calls, and in-person gatherings. Perhaps it will come to that again, unless such activity shall itself be deemed too “dangerous” by the powers that be.

About Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank is the publisher and editor of California Political News and Views. He speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows. He is a fulltime political consultant.

Comments

  1. Rico Lagattuta says

    Keep supporting Social Media and witness your first amendment freedom disappear. Cancel your subscription now!

  2. What is a good email host. I have mailchimp and it won’t let me send out emails on gun owners of CA and ca Milita or rally’s.

  3. Has the Conservative Right, the middle of the road Capitalists, the middle class finally come to the realization you are faced with a media and opposition that has no intent to give fair and equal representation of the truth?

    Look at Channel 5 in Los Angeles, their news director has hired and encouraged one sided news reporting and slanderous wording when anything close to the right or middle of the road is on air. They had recently a morning anchor who suddenly veered Left in social and news reporting. Within a year he was found dead in a hotel room with hookers and died of drug overdose. The replacement on weekends it of the same cut, and their now “special?” reporter has made clear he is not fan of the truth.

    You cannot work with the Democrat Party of today. There is no attempt to portray anything but their slanted one sided view of the world and politics. The middle class and business owners of the State have been swept aside.

    Recall the only answer, and refusal to use the Twitter, Facebook types is to not use them. Never make the mistake the current Democrat Party is intent on only one thing. Dictatorship in their bold.

  4. Otis Needleman says

    People forget these companies are private corporations, they can do as they please. The wise person avoids social media anyway. The people running these companies, like the media, are not our friends. So don’t let them make a cent from you.

  5. Paint Brush says

    I’ve been encouraging people to dump Facebook and Twitter for two years, and now mail chimp goes on my list. It’s obvious that those who own and run these social media platforms are lap dogs for Communist China. Usually lots of money is involved in left wing tactics and would be revealed if an investigation were to be conducted, but don’t hold your breath on that one. The best way to preserve our freedom of speech is to dump these platforms. Try Gab News, Caucus Room and Parler. Also check out DuckDuckGo. They offer so many ways to cut out the spying of Google, Twitter, and big box companies. What’s wrong with a good old fashioned direct phone call? Leave these Marxist lap dog groups, and let them go bankrupt. The control is with we the people.

  6. LEE VITALE says

    I just did and it has not yet appeared… Read the Communist Goals and see how many have been reached.
    If I remember correctly there were about 13 of them?

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