AI Enters Politics: Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain

First they came for your drive-thru, then they came for your pastors. Now they’re here for your legislators.

The Associated Press reported recently that in Brazil, the first known artificial intelligence (AI) generated law was passed in October. City councilman Ramiro Rosário of Porto Alegre, Brazil apparently had some trouble crafting a city ordinance. Rosário, instead of shopping around for model legislation from another town or special interest group, did the most 2023 thing he could: he asked ChatGPT. The AP reports:

“Rosário told The Associated Press that he asked OpenAI’s chatbot ChatGPT to craft a proposal to prevent the city from charging taxpayers to replace water consumption meters if they are stolen. He then presented it to his 35 peers on the council without making a single change or even letting them know about its unprecedented origin.

“‘If I had revealed it before, the proposal certainly wouldn’t even have been taken to a vote,’ Rosário told the AP by phone on Thursday. The 36-member council approved it unanimously and the ordinance went into effect on Nov. 23.

“‘It would be unfair to the population to run the risk of the project not being approved simply because it was written by artificial intelligence,’ he added.”

When he was facing leadership challenges in the church due to his age, the Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy, “Let no one despise you for your youth.” Now we have Brazilian lawmakers speaking up for the oppressed AI, which apparently gets no respect. The councilman is not only the champion of the stolen water meter, he’s the voice of AI in government, speaking up for the little bot who has none.

I don’t fault an ill-equipped lawmaker for getting help doing his job, but it does say something about a society where a presumably elected official needs to resort to something that an adept 10-year-old can do. It raises the question, is the councilman even needed if his duties have been reduced to writing a query instead of writing legislation?

After President Lincoln had put Ulysses S. Grant in charge of the Union forces during the Civil War, there was worry among some as to whether the army could match Lee’s rebel forces. When someone asked about Grant’s chances, Doris Kearns Goodwin writes in “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” that Lincoln told this anecdote:

“The question reminds of me of a little anecdote about the automaton chess player, which many years ago astonished the world by its skill in that game. After a while the automaton was challenged by a celebrated player, who, to his great chagrin, was beaten twice by the machine. At the end of the second game, the player, significantly pointing his finger at the automaton, exclaimed in a very decided tone, ‘There’s a man in it.’”

Putting aside the fact that there were apparently “automaton chess players” before the Civil War (who knew?), it was clear then that military and political operations were not automatic. Military operations required people. Political operations required people. Even mechanical chess players required people.

That remains true today. Politics — nasty business as it is — requires people. While we may joke about it being better off without them, we should think long and hard before we relinquish our leadership to something that doesn’t have to eat three squares a day. ChatGPT may be able to compose a water meter ordinance, but it won’t inspire people to use their water in a better way. People need to be led by people.

Just like the automated chess player, for ChatGPT there’s also “a man in it.” AI may have a body of silicon, precious metals, and transistors, but its intellectual framework of ones and zeros can never amount to a soul. AI may be able to write its own answers, and interpret what we want, but it can’t run without programming and someone feeding its server farms the electricity it needs.

No matter how much the hype-mongers of artificial intelligence may tell us to pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, there’s always a man in it. The question for us as we see the advent of AI applied to politics, is which man do we want? The one we elected, or the people doing the programming? It’s only a matter of time before we’re faced with this here in the U.S. And as much as we think a robot might do a better job than whichever current leader you’ve elected (I bet you can think of a few…), the solution is not to defer to some unelected artificial Oz behind the curtain. The solution is to elect better leaders.

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Jared Bridges

Jared Bridges is editor-in-chief of The Washington Stand.

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Over the last ten years, Turkey has made 249 requests every day for removal of content from Google

Who controls your access to information, and determines what you can see and what you cannot? To a surprising degree, Recep Tayyip Erdogan does.

Turkey has requested removal of massive amount of online content from Google in 10 years

Turkish Minute, November 23, 2023:

Turkish government agencies have requested the removal of a total of 90,400 web pages and other content from Google in the last decade, Voice of America (VOA) Turkish edition reported on Wednesday, citing data from a report by the virtual private network company Surfshark.

According to the report, 150 countries have submitted a total of 335,000 removal requests to Google in the last 10 years. These requests included the removal of 3,870,000 different websites and pages claimed to be “objectionable.”

Turkey was the fourth country, after Russia, North Korea and India, that most frequently requested the removal of content from Google, submitting 18,900 requests for the removal of 90,400 web pages and other content in 10 years, which corresponds to an average of 5 pieces of online content per day.

During the same period, Russia submitted a total of 215,000 content removal requests to Google, accounting for 85 percent of all requests. North Korea came in second, submitting 27,000 content removal requests to Google over the past decade, and India was in third place with 20,000 requests.

The report showed that “national security” is the most common reason cited by governments to get unwanted content removed, with 27 percent, followed by “copyright” (19 percent) and “defamation” (10 percent). Turkey leads in citing defamation as the reason, representing over a fifth of all defamation claims with more than 7,600 requests.

According to the report, the number of requests worldwide has increased approximately 13 times, rising from 7,000 annually to 91,000 in the past 10 years, or from 19 requests per day to 249….

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Situation Report: Iranian-backed hacker group infiltrates U.S. water system

An Iranian hacking group targeted the water system of a small Pennsylvania town over the Thanksgiving weekend, in what may have been a test case targeting widely-used industrial control systems (ICSs).

On Saturday, November 25, the Municipal Water Authority of Aliquippa (PA) announced that one of their booster stations was hacked by the Iranian group Cyber Av3ngers. The group targeted and infiltrated one of the station’s Unitronics programmable logic controllers (PLCs), which are responsible for monitoring water pressure for customers in Aliquippa, as well as Raccoon and Potter Townships. According Matthew Mottes, the chairman of the board of directors for the Municipal Water Authority of Aliquippa, despite the Iranian group’s successful hacking, there is not believed to be any impact on the safety of drinking water in the affected areas.

This hack comes in the middle of an ongoing war where Israel is up against Hamas and other Iranian proxies in the Middle East. Cyber Av3ngers has claimed to have successfully hacked 10 similar water systems in Israel as of October 30. The Unitronics system hacked in Pennsylvania is headquartered in Israel, which is likely a reason for the group targeting a system physically located in the United States. Congressman Chris Deluzio of Pennsylvania’s 17th congressional district said he is “closely monitoring” the cyberattack. The Facebook post below makes it clear that Cyber Av3ngers considers “every equipment” made in Israel as a target of the group.

While the majority of cyber-attacks are focused on financial gain in the form of ransomware, the affected booster station does not contain any personal or proprietary information. Rather it is designed to operate automatically. Apparently, the hackers “wanted” to be found, and may have been infiltrating this system to simply see how the Municipal Water Authority reacted to being hacked. This is similar to some financial hacking schemes where criminals will make an initial withdrawal from an account of a few cents, and if that goes unnoticed, they will make a larger withdrawal hoping to not raise any alarms.

The cyberattack does not appear to be specifically focused on water systems, as Unitronics provides control systems to a variety of critical infrastructure, not just water. Based on Cyber Av3ngers’ track record and open hatred of Israel, it is likely they will continue to target control systems in the U.S. and elsewhere that rely on Unitronics’ technology.

According to a November 27 Shodan search, there are more than 220 Unitronics systems in the U.S. and over 1,800 worldwide. Thus there are plenty of systems for Cyber Av3ngers to target, and the Iranian group has proven indiscriminate when it comes to choosing targets.

To prevent further attacks, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) has been pushing for “infrastructure funding and finance mechanisms” to enhance U.S. water infrastructure for years due to its age and insufficient funding. AWWA has also called for policies “that advance physical and cybersecurity in effective ways while securing information about potential vulnerabilities.”

As the Center for Security Policy’s Secure the Grid Coalition has noted, local governments and emergency planners will have to be the ones making improvements to critical pieces of the United States’ critical infrastructure. The Coalition has been sounding the alarm on inadequate physical security of electric grid infrastructure for years. The U.S. electrical system, while still lacking a variety of safeguards, does have better cybersecurity standards than the water system, but this recent attack in Pennsylvania shows that control systems for critical infrastructure of all kinds remain vulnerable.

This recent attack in Pennsylvania further proves that proactive measures must be taken at all levels of government, especially locally, in order to protect services that millions of Americans rely upon daily.

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Censorship Org ‘Election Integrity Partnership’ Was Created at DHS Agency’s Request

This is extraordinary. The implications are chilling.

Censorship Org ‘Election Integrity Partnership’ Was Created at DHS Agency’s Request

By: Allum Bokhari, Breitbart, 7 Nov 2023:

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) has released further evidence of the collaboration between the federal government and private institutions to censor the First Amendment protected speech of Americans, including new files show that the infamous Election Integrity Partnership, which targeted social media posts for censorship during the 2020 election, was created “at the request” of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). One of the examples of the censorship machine in action shared by Jordan is a request to censor a tweet by President Donald Trump including a link to a Breitbart News story.

The Election Integrity Partnership (EIP) is a consortium of four organizations: the Stanford Internet Observatory, the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensics Research Lab, the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public.

Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC), in a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee earlier this year, played a clip unearthed by the Foundation for Freedom Online showing the Atlantic Council , showing the Atlantic Council casually discussing the EIP’s “partners in government… most particularly those in CISA/DHS.”

Now, internal communications from the Atlantic Council obtained by Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) show that the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a sub-agency of DHS, was more than just a “partner” of EIP — it was involved in its very creation.

“We just set up an election integrity partnership at the request of DHS/CISA and are in weekly comms to debrief on disinfo, IO, etc.,” said a member of the Atlantic Council in the emails.

According to one EIP member, the EIP was created “at the request of CISA.”

In another email, head of the election integrity partnership, former Facebook executive Alex Stamos, said that “we are working on some monitoring ideas with CISA.”

“It’s worse than that,” said Foundation for Freedom Online head Mike Benz, who exposed DHS censorship efforts in a report last year. “Watch this 8 minute clip showing the exact timeline chronology in which CISA spawned EIP to censor what the government could not.”

Jordan provided examples of speech targeted for censorship, which he says included “true information, jokes, and political opinions.” The example Jordan provides to illustrate this point is a tweet by Donald Trump including a link to a Breitbart News story.

As Breitbart News previously reported, the Election Integrity Partnership developed a censorship “switchboard” which allowed government the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department could file “tickets” alongside news stories, flagging them so that Big Tech platforms could subsequently suppress or attach warning labels to them.

Via Breitbart News:

News outlets targeted by the EIP included Breitbart News, Fox News, the New York Post, and the Epoch Times, as well as the social media accounts of prominent conservatives Charlie Kirk, Tom Fitton, Jack Posobiec, Mark Levin, James O’Keefe, and Sean Hannity, amongst others.

President Donald Trump was also frequently flagged by the consortium, as well as his sons Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr.

The extent of collaboration between the government and censorship organizations is the central question of Missouri v Biden, the landmark online free speech case currently before the supreme court. Evidence that DHS was involved in the very creation of arguably the most important private sector censorship partnership of the 2020 election could have an impact on the case.

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Adobe Caught Selling Dishonest AI-Generated Images As Actual Photos of Israel ‘Violence’

The idea that is “Israel is losing the media war” or “Israel has to step up its PR game” (!) is a false premise. You cannot win in a fixed game. You cannot win when the deck is stacked against you.

At this point, it’s life or death for Israel and it is my fervent hope that Israel stops subduing and supplicating itself to the annihilationist forces that are working furiously to see its end.

The blood libels and false news is coming from the media and inside the tech industry.

Adobe Caught Selling AI-Generated Images of Israel-Palestine Violence

The misinformation is coming from inside the tech industry.

By: Yahoo News, November 5, 2023:

Software giant Adobe has been caught selling AI-generated images of the Israel-Hamas war, as first spotted by Australian news outlet Crikey, a shocking and morally reprehensible instance of a company directly profiting from the spread of misinformation online.

A quick search on the company’s Adobe Stock website — a service that offers subscription customers access to a library of generic stock images and now AI-shots as well — for “conflict between Israel and Palestine” comes up with photorealistic images of explosions in high-density urban environments that closely resemble the real-life carnage currently unfolding in Gaza.

Another image shows a “mother and child in destroyed city in Palestine Israel war conflict,” a devastating framing that was entirely AI-generated. In fact, it’s one of a series of 33 images that all show a similar composition.

These images all appear to have been submitted by Adobe Stock users and were seemingly not generated by Adobe itself.

However, while they’re technically tagged as being “generated with AI,” a requirement for all user-submitted works, some of these images are already making their rounds on other parts of the web, as Crikey found, which could easily mislead unsuspecting members of the public.

simple reverse image search on Google confirms this, with one photorealistic AI image of a huge explosion being used by a number of small publications.

After all, without closely examining these images for telltale signs of having been generated by an AI, like misaligned windows or mismatched lighting and shadows, they could easily pass for the real thing.

AI image generators like OpenAI’s DALL-E, Stable Diffusion, and Midjourney have made massive technological leaps over the last 12 months. Long gone are the days of obvious glitches or horrifying animal monstrosities.

Consequently, AI-generated images are getting huge amounts of visibility online. Earlier this year, Futurism found that the top image result on Google for the name of famed realist artist Edward Hopper was an AI fake.

Instead of treading into the world of generative AI carefully, Adobe has chosen to embrace the tech with enthusiasm.

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And this:

Unethical Gaza Reporting Cuts Crucial Context

By Noah BeckSpecial to IPT News • November 5, 2023T

he adage that “journalism is the first draft of history” understates the impact that journalists have on the present, given that their reporting can change perceptions and public discourse in a way that shapes the history being recorded in that first draft.

The media’s ethical duties and challenges are among the greatest when it comes to reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, an issue plagued by misinformation and disinformation, and where passions are inflamed by reports that can quickly affect events on the ground. Compounding those concerns is the broader geopolitical context of reporting in the Middle East, a volatile region of proxy wars, terrorism by state and non-state actors, and nuclear weapons and proliferation.

Failures to adhere to journalistic standards can perpetuate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by creating a moral equivalence between Hamas and Israel that leads global public opinion and world leaders to pressure Israel into allowing a baby-burning terror group at its doorstep to prepare for the next round of war, within months after the latest round of violence, rather than allowing Israel to defeat Hamas once and for all.

Through defamatory allegations of “genocide,” anti-Israel activists add to the global pressure on Israel that prevents it from militarily eliminating the Hamas threat, a necessary step towards any improvement in the lives of both Gazans and Israelis, given Hamas’ commitment to killing all of the Jews in the world (as the organization clearly states in its charter). So while activists and the media outlets that quote them (like Al Jazeera) ignore the very genocidal elements in Hamas’ foundational document, they will absurdly allege that Israel is engaged in a “genocide” against Gaza, but never explain why such a powerful army needs nearly two decades and multiple wars to accomplish this “genocide,” when the Israeli military could easily do so in a day.

It is Israel’s own extraordinarily high ethical standards that have prevented it from committing “genocide,” despite countless vicious Hamas attacks whose barbarism has gotten progressively worse over the last few decades, culminating in the October 7th slaughter of 1,400 Israelis, which is the equivalent of almost 52,000 deaths in the USA – about seventeen September 11s in one day, or about 1.3 times the 39,000 people killed by the nuclear bomb over Nagasaki. And the horrific savagery of those murders even in far smaller numbers would likely prompt most militaries in the world to act far more aggressively and decisively than Israel has thus far. Indeed, it is the many battlefield advantages that the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) concedes to its enemies, in order to comply with the IDF’s exceptionally high ethical code, that have led observers, including British military expert and war hero Richard Kemp, to note that the IDF is the most moral army in the world. In the October 9, 2009 debate on the infamous Goldstone Report issued in the wake of Operation Cast Lead, Colonel Kemp asserted that “the Israeli Defense Forces did more to safeguard the rights of civilians in a combat zone than any other army in the history of warfare.”

Yet journalists quickly forget these ethically crucial details and too often fail to provide critical context for those trying to gain a meaningful understanding of the conflict and the moral character of each side. And the international community – fueled by the unethical and/or sloppy reporting of so many journalists – forces Israel into accepting military half-measures that simply bring a temporary “quiet” to the region. Tragically, the international pressure for cease fires that allow the root problem of Hamas to fester have proven to be utterly counterproductive, even from the perspective of those claiming to care about the Palestinians, because leaving Hamas in power condemns Gazans to indefinite suffering with only brief respites that end as soon as Hamas decides once again to launch violent attacks against its northern neighbor.

But bad journalism does more than perpetuate the conflict – it actually aggravates it. By omitting crucial context or publishing inflammatory rumors rather than verified facts, the news media fuel a dangerous strategy preferred by Palestinians: inciting fury on the Arab street (often by claiming that Jews are endangering the Al-Aqsa mosque or grossly exaggerating Palestinian casualty figures, as with the 2002 libelously labeled “massacre” in Jenin). The more the Arab street is enraged by misleadingly incomplete or patently false news, the more likely an already combustible situation can quickly spin out of control, with more attacks on Israel by “lone-wolf” attackers, terrorist groups, and/or Arab states feeling public pressure to jump into the fray (as is the current concern with Lebanon, a failed state that is effectively ruled by the Iran-backed terror group Hezbollah).

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Decoding Destiny: Who Controls Your Future?

What is Destiny? According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary: the events that will necessarily happen to a particular person or thing in the future. Throughout your life, you always have choices to reach your goal, your success. The problem with success. Success can be good or bad. Whether the outcome is good or bad depends on? Who? That is the ultimate question. Who will control your life?

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The global cabals of elitists met and decided that they had a plan where the elite would control the world in the image they decide. World Economic Forum chair Klaus Schwab declared on Chinese state TV: ‘China is a model for many nations.’ Is that what you want?

Schwab said he respected China’s “tremendous” achievements at modernizing its economy over the last 40 years. (stealing American technology and manipulating their money. FYI, The Clinton cartel negotiated  with China to get our patents and technology and Bill got a donation to the Clinton Foundation.)

China is playing the Hunger Games. They have enslaved their population. Their people live in high rises in “sustainable developments aka 15 Minute Cities” The factories are at the bottom of these buildings. No car, you walk to your job. You make enough money to buy a few things and some groceries, but there are no stocked freezers. Your money is given to you by points on your Social Credit score card. If you follow the party line, your card account is green – no dollar amounts. If there is a problem, your card chip will become yellow and you are on notice with “limited mobility.” Red is “quarantine.”  During Covid a red alert was issued people were locked in their apartments. No food. No heat. No way out. A fire started. The people inside died. All men, women, and children died. The government watched. They didn’t care. Always remember their goal: DEPOPULATION by any means possible. Schwab said 10% of the population is enough.

According to Bill Gates, “The world today has 6.8 billion people. That’s heading up to about nine billion. Now, if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower [world population] by, perhaps, 10 or 15 percent.” 10% X 6.8 Billion = 680,000,000 people. How many people died from Covid? Will you be fooled into taking the Covid shot? How many more will die? millions of illegals are coming to America without shots. Are  they here to replace us?

In 2014, the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) announced a moral ranking system whereby individuals, government organizations, and companies are ranked based on social credit. Comparisons have been drawn to environmental, social, and governance, or ESG, scores being used by major financial institutions and global organizations to create a type of social credit system for corporations designed to influence behavior and transform society.

Schwab wrote in 2019 that ESG scores are necessary for stakeholder capitalism. I thought we had stockholder capitalism. The stockholders, those people who invested money in your company. They owned and had a say in the company and were paid dividends. They are the risk-takers.

What is “‘Stakeholder capitalism?’ a model Schwab first proposed a half-century ago, positions private corporations follow ESG as trustees of society, and is clearly the best response to today’s social and environmental challenges,” he wrote. “We should seize this moment to ensure that stakeholder capitalism remains the new dominant model.”

I then have questions about Elon. The money to buy Twitter came from China. Elon just introduced a chip for your brain to interface with the computer making humans into cyborgs. where “Resistance is futile.”

Who will control your thoughts, suggestions, and demands? What pain will be introduced if you go off script? This chip will be interfaced with everyone and everything, from your most prized possessions to your toilet paper. Everyone will think the same, dress the same, live in the same size apartment, have the same furniture, and obey without question. This is the essence of Communism/Globalism. It is the playbook for a communist takeover. You will obey. Resistance is futile.

So exactly why did Elon buy Twitter? Could it be to gather data, making controlling the people easier? Elon expects to have the chip ready for humans in 6 months. This fits with O’Biden’s:

  • Executive Order on Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy September 12, 2022, and
  • 13, 2022, Now Called “‘C-DAY’ ‘BIDEN BUCKS/ Central Bank Digital Currency: (CBDC) Executive Order14067.”The article claims the order eliminates cash in favor of digital currency. Who makes money from processing digital currency? Did I hear Hunter?

Communism is the same no matter where you go. Communism has killed more people than any other ideology. Communists use different names for the same goal: Depopulation. Money, Power, Control. Communists are in both parties.

We must fight back. We must conduct oversight. Boycott. There are more of us than them. I believe America is worth saving. Do you?  Will you call your legislator and tell them, ” No Border = No Funding = No CR.  This regime is trying to destroy us, why would we fund them? Shut down the government.

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Imagine Giving Your Kid A Tech Device

Amanda* sat, hunched over her laptop, her eyes red and bleary with exhaustion. She had spent the better part of her week reading tech companies’ parents’ guides and clumsily navigating through obscure safety settings on almost a dozen social media apps. The experience had made her want to chuck her laptop at the wall.

But it was worth it. It was worth it if it meant her kids would be safe online.

… Unfortunately, that was a big “if.”

Little did Amanda know that the safety settings were grossly ineffective and full of loopholes.

Little did she know that new social media apps she’d never heard of had come on the scene, and her children had downloaded those too.

Little did she know that, despite all her efforts, online dangers would find her children anyway … And Amanda would be blamed for it.


If you resonated with the above story, you are not alone.

In today’s digital age, so many parents are utterly overwhelmed by the impossible task of protecting their children online.

We know how you feel, and we want to tell you that it is not your fault.  

Further, we want to encourage you and give you hope. Because we have solutions.  

Imagine if, every time your child downloaded a new social media app or got a new tech device, you could rest easy, knowing that that app/device was already safe.

With your help, this is the world NCOSE is working to create!

Together, we are moving the tech industry to prioritize child safety and build their products to be safe by design and by default.

Here are just a few examples of major victories we’ve achieved together in the past few months alone:

Google is now automatically blurring sexually explicit images for all users and blocking sexually explicit search results for minors signed into an under 18 account—both changes we requested. Google stated, “We appreciate the feedback from survivors and subject matter experts like the National Center on Sexual Exploitation that help improve practices around online safety.”

Snapchat made numerous safety changes we requested and publicly credited NCOSE. These changes include improving detection and moderation for sexually explicit and exploitative content, defaulting content controls for new minor-aged accounts joining Family Center, increasing parent’s visibility into their child’s activity through Family Center, and creating dedicated resources on sexual abuse and exploitation (some changes pending a 2024 release date).

Apple is now automatically blurring sexually explicit images and videos for accounts age 12 and under, something we’ve been asking them to do since 2021. Furtand has made their blurring technology available for FREE to other apps accessed through iOS.

Discord, a messaging platform popular with teens, made multiple safety changes we requested, including activating higher safety settings by default, updating their content policies to more specifically ban various types of child sexualization and exploitation, and offering parental controls for the first time.

And so much more!


Will you partner with us to keep building a world where all children are safe online?


We’re so grateful for the part you’ve already played in helping us achieve this progress. Now, we’d like to invite you to take an even more active role by giving monthly to provide sustainable fuel for these efforts.


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Google Founder and Silicon Valley Artificial Intelligence Engineers: ‘We’re Creating God’

The leftists’ dream – any god but G-d.

Google Founder And Silicon Valley Artificial Intelligence Engineers Admit ‘We’re Creating God’

By Jacob M. Thompson, WP, September 14, 2023:

“It’s just the next step in evolution. I’m serious,” Larry Page, the Google co-founder, said.

An engineer from Silicon Valley, California, the home to some of the latest and cutting edge technologies in the world, has said that they and others who are working on artificial intelligence are “creating God,” this all-knowing, all-powerful machine that can do it all for mankind that cuts like a double-edged sword.

Nick Bilton for Vanity Fair explored these tech engineers research to understand the process, and one researcher told him plainly:

We’re creating God. We’re creating conscious machines.

One AI engineer working on large language models (LLMs) recently told Bilto

Bilton wrote in his piece that AI has been touted as being able to ‘solve all of the world’s problems or destroy every single human on the planet in the snap of a finger—or both. Machines that will potentially answer all of our unanswerable questions: Are we alone in the universe? What is consciousness? Why are we here?’

Bilton added, ‘Thinking machines that could cure cancer and allow us to live until we’re 150 years old. Maybe even 200. Machines that, some estimate, could take over up to 30 percent of all jobs within the next decade, from stock traders to truck drivers to accountants and telemarketers, lawyers, bookkeepers, and all things creative: actors, writers, musicians, painters. Something that will go to war for us—and likely against us.’

In a span of just six months Bilton highlights just some of the things AI has transformed and openly accomplished in the world today, such as LLMs learning to “write stories in the style of Ernest Hemingway or Bugs Bunny or the King James Bible while you’re drunk with peanut butter stuck in your mouth;” or things like making highly customizable pornography, to voiceovers and music covers, to AI therapists or emulating dead relatives to keep the memories lively; and people are even “discussing using AI to create entirely new species of animals (yes, that’s real) or viruses (also real). Or exploring human characteristics, such as creating a breed of super soldiers who are stronger and have less empathy, all through AI-based genetic engineering,” Bilton writes.

It excites me and worries me in equal proportions. The upsides for this are enormous, maybe these systems find cures for diseases, and solutions to problems like poverty and climate change, and those are enormous upsides.

The downsides are humans that are displaced from leading the way, or in the worst case, extinguished entirely, [which] is terrifying.

David Chalmers, a professor of philosophy and neural science at NYU, said

Larry Page, the famed computer scientist and entrepreneur who co-founded Google, also said that the AI is on course (very soon) to reach artificial general intelligence (AGI), creating “superintelligent machines” that will simply just simply be rid of us living folk, adding that this is only the next step in human evolution.

It’s just the next step in evolution. I’m serious.

Page told Bilton’s friend during a conversation

Elon Musk has also confirmed that chaps like Page really are trying to recreate an AI God. “My perception was that Larry was not taking AI safety seriously enough. He really seems to want digital superintelligence, basically digital God, if you will, as soon as possible,” Musk said on Fox News earlier this year.

Nate Soares, executive director of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, a nonprofit focused on identifying and managing potential existential risks from AGI, chastised Page’s reckless ambitions:

If Larry Page said, ‘I’m going to obliterate the planet with a nuke and nuking the entire planet is just the natural order of things and so we shouldn’t mourn it,’ we would all say, ‘What the f***, that’s a terrible idea!’

Moreover, a political lobbyist consultant told Bilton in a statement: “All of the people leading the development of AI right now are completely disingenuous in public. They are all just in a race to be the first to build AGI and are either oblivious to the consequences of what could go wrong or they just don’t care.”

Simply put, the general consensus and open goals of the “leaders in Silicon Valley seem to think it’s time that we should outsource all of that time and thinking to their AIs.”

Furthermore, May Habib, who, as the cofounder and CEO of Writer – an AI start-up that helps people at companies write with the same style and voice – is still critical of the technology, blasting it for not having basically zero diversity and “no women in AI.” She did note, however, this whole craze centers around one driving principle:

You look around AI today and everyone is a generative AI capitalist. The way they sell, what they build, their vision for the future, is that it’s all about money.

Bilton additionally wrote:

In 1965 the statistician I.J. Good, when envisioning what the world would look like once we created ultraintelligent machines, said that the second machines became smarter than people, there would “unquestionably be an intelligence explosion” as machines quickly created smarter machines, and that “the intelligence of man would be left far behind.” We’d likely understand what they were doing in the same way our pets understand the words of a book we read aloud.

“Thus,” Good wrote, “the first ultraintelligent machine is the last invention that man need ever make.”

Howbeit the geeks working on this are relentless in creating their new God that will bring prosperity to all. Sam Altman, the co-founder of Open-AI and founder of Worldcoin, is, according to Bilton, “a god. An AI messiah. He’s fawned over in news articles. Doted on in interviews.”

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Google Exec Warns AI Being Used to Engineer ‘Super-Pandemic’

Mustafa Suleyman is the billionaire co-founder of the computer giant’s DeepMind but warns it’s not robots that pose the most danger to mankind. He said the ability to cook up a deadly pandemic at home is likely to become commonplace before the end of this decade.

And Covid gave governments gave themselves absolute power over every individual life and liberty. the temptation is too great for evildoers.

Google Exec Warns AI Being Used to Engineer ‘Super-Pandemic’

By: News Addicts, September 2023:

The billionaire co-founder of Google’s DeepMind artificial intelligence technology, Mustafa Suleyman, has warned the public that AI is being used for genetic engineering to trigger a “super-pandemic.”

Suleyman warns that an AI-developed super-pandemic is one of the biggest threats facing the human race.

He issued the warning in an episode of the “Diary of a CEO” podcast.

According to Suleyman, scientists are scrambling to engineer a deadly pandemic, such as a modified variant of COVID-19, to unleash before the end of this decade.

The warning from Suleyman comes amid increasing fears that another pandemic may trigger widespread lockdowns and mandates ahead of the 2024 election.

Suleyman added that in the next five years or so, a regular person could easily download the instruction set for a pandemic that’s “more lethal” than anything the world has encountered so far.

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Chinese Operatives Impersonated U.S. Voters With AI-generated Propaganda During 2022 Elections: Microsoft

The Democrat regime and their social media servants didn’t silence them. Just patriotic Americans.

China-Based Hackers Impersonated US Voters With AI-generated Propaganda During 2022 Elections: Microsoft

By: The Epoch Times, September 7, 2023:

China-based hackers impersonated American voters online and used artificial intelligence (AI) to create and promote divisive online content during the 2022 midterm elections, according to a report by Microsoft.

The effort was part of a series of covert influence operations by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) intended to mimic U.S. voters from across the political spectrum and create controversy along racial, economic, and ideological lines, according to the Sept. 7 report.

“Ahead of the 2022 U.S. midterms, Microsoft and industry partners observed CCP-affiliated social media accounts impersonating U.S. voters—new territory for CCP-affiliated [influence operations],” the report reads.

“These accounts posed as Americans across the political spectrum and responded to comments from authentic users.”

The report includes examples of visual content created by Chinese communist actors using artificial intelligence. These included images supporting “Black Lives Matter,” the false claim that “most black people are killed by police,” and more generic anti-American rhetoric.

The report states that the AI-generated content is more “eye-catching” than China’s previous attempts at overseas propaganda and will likely be improved upon and used against Americans in the future.

Keep reading.

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The GOP Primary is Over

“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” — Isaiah 6:8, King James Version (KJV)


The first GOP presidential primary will begin on January 15th, 2024 with the Iowa Republican caucuses.

However, we believe that the primary is over.

Why?

Because of the persecution and prosecution of the 79+ million voters and their leader President Donald J. Trump who are part and parcel of the Make America Great movement.

Each and every time an attack is made against either Trump or a member of the MAGA movement the movement gets stronger and stronger.

Why?

Here are some reasons that the opponents of the MAGA movement are losing ground:

  1. Every time President Donald J. Trump is indicted his poll numbers go up and the MAGA movement gets stronger.
  2. Every time any patriot is harassed, arrested, tried, convicted and put in prison the MAGA movement gets stronger.
  3. Every time the truth is told and then shadow banned, deplatformed or attacked the MAGA movement gets stronger.
  4. Every time the traitors protect their fellow traitors and their families the MAGA movement gets stronger.
  5. Every time Americans fill up their gas tanks, purchase groceries, pay their bills, see their retirement accounts shrinking, the MAGA movement gets stronger.
  6. Every time Americans see how lawless their communities have become the MAGA movement gets stronger.
  7. Every time Americans see our borders violated and our immigration laws ignored the MAGA movement gets stronger.
  8. Every time Americans go to their doctors and see how big government has intruded into their patient/doctor relationship the MAGA movement gets stronger.
  9. Every time Americans see one racial group being given special privileges over other racial groups the MAGA movement gets stronger.
  10. Every time Americans watch the incompetence of the current administration the MAGA movement gets stronger.
  11. Every time Americans learn the truth about what really happened during the 2020 election, and the massive fraud that took place, the MAGA movement gets stronger.
  12. Every time Americans learn the truth about what really happened on January 6, 2021 Save America rally the MAGA movement gets stronger.

Every day since January 20th, 2021 Americans have learned NOT to trust their government, from the school house to the White House, less and less and therefore the MAGA movement keeps getting stronger and stronger.

A new poll has shown that Americans do not support how Department of Justice handled the Hunter Biden investigation.

Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?

In an email President Donald J. Trump wrote,

We are living through the darkest chapter of American history.

We are watching the ruling regime try to IMPRISON its opposition. Nothing like this has ever before happened in America.

I will continue to speak out against the disturbing downfall of our once great country – but there’s one thing you will NEVER hear me say…

You will never hear me feel sorry for myself. You will never hear me lose hope in our country.

As dark as these days may be, our national history is filled with peaceful patriots who REFUSED to give up even during the toughest times imaginable.

There were many times when the cause of our Founding Fathers looked bleak. The odds were certainly not in their favor.

They were standing up to the largest empire the world had ever seen.

Imagine if in 1775, the Founders decided that their mission was impossible and so they dropped to their knees and surrendered their noble quest for freedom. America never would’ve existed.

But they didn’t give up. Because they embodied that age-old adage: “I’d rather die on my feet than live on my knees.”

The truth is: nothing great in life ever comes easily — and what could be greater than reclaiming our American Independence from a corrupt, self-serving regime that attempts to imprison its opposition?

When I chose to run against the ruling class as a complete political outsider, I knew what I was getting myself into.

I knew that the Deep State would use the full weight of the federal government to try and take me down.

But the Deep State made one massive mistake…

They didn’t realize that they wouldn’t just have to take me down, but the millions and millions of hardworking Americans who refuse to surrender our country as well.

Thanks to YOU, our movement is stronger than ever before.

Together, we have defied every narrative, we have outsmarted the so-called experts, and we have trumped the special interest globalist donors.

So, let me once again say to all our haters and enemies who want to put me BEHIND BARS for the rest of my life as an innocent man — I WILL NEVER SURRENDER OUR MISSION.

We will prevail against these vicious witch hunts.

We will win back the White House.

We will save America from tyranny.

And we will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

[Emphasis added]

The Bottom Line

It’s the economy, stupid!

BIDENOMICS IS BEATING DOWN EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN WORKER AND HIS OR HER FAMILY!

Trump Shreds Biden Economy, ‘Inflation, Taxation, Failure’

Never give up. Never surrender. We are winning even though the legacy media wants us to think that we are losing.

How do we know?

The GOP primary race for president is over.

Any questions?

©2023. Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

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When the Transgender Movement Kills

The most common question transgender activists use to bully parents into approving their daughter’s lifelong dependency on experimental hormone injections is: “Would you rather have a living son or a dead daughter?”

But the tragic story of Abigail Martinez’s daughter, who took her own life after attempting to transition to life as a boy, proves what a false dichotomy that is.

A hard-hitting new film reveals how the trans movement inflicts death, depression, and familial estrangement in service of the pharmaceutical industry.

The story of Yaeli Martinez forms the heart of “Gender Transformations: The Untold Realities,” an original production of The Epoch Times. Though technically classified as a “docudrama,” the term does not do justice to the reality that plays out on the screen: The majority of the film consists of real people sharing heartbreaking true stories, without an interviewer’s prompting. Through their eyes, the 85-minute Epoch Original production traces the transgender contagion from its funding sources in Big Pharma, to ideologically extremist teachers who radicalize children behind their parents’ backs, to trans activists who brainwash and kidnap minors, to the irreversible damage the industry causes teens and young adults. Abigail Martinez sheds real tears for her daughter’s suicide — and real footage shows trans activists mocking her grief.

The “docudrama” label comes from the movie’s dramatization of the short life, radicalization, and death of Yaeli Martinez. The film renames Yaeli “Evie,” who transitions to “Evan.” But the recreation of Yaeli’s life — which can only be reconstructed, since she stepped in front of a train at age 17 — forms the narrative arc turning patchwork of first-person vignettes into a mosaic picture of lives callously shattered for profit.

Yaeli became indoctrinated in extreme gender ideology through a school LGBT group, where she eventually joined her “friends” in identifying as transgender. One night, Yaeli’s “friends” pulled up outside Martinez’s home, picked her up in an unmarked car, and whisked her away to an unknown location to live with other transgender-identifying young people. “They even took the license plate off of their car,” Martinez remembers.

Things got worse when the government got involved. Yaeli said her mother refused to affirm her identity, causing the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services to put the minor into a group home. A judge would authorize the minor to receive transgender injections against her mother’s will. Eventually, Yaeli — who now identified as “Andrew” — brought her mother back into her life, just as newfound friends began to desert her and reality began to assert itself.

“She told me, ‘Mom, I realized that no matter what I do I’m never going to be like my brother. I’m in pain. I can’t sleep. I can’t concentrate,’” Martinez recalls. “’It’s not working the way that I thought.’”

One day in 2019, law enforcement gave Martinez the news that her daughter had committed suicide. “I was screaming. I said, ‘No, I want my daughter,’” Martinez later told The Daily Signal. She pleaded to be able to spend time with the body of her daughter, whom she had not seen since the child ran away.

“The gentleman from the funeral home told me there’s nothing really that you can see or recognize,” Martinez recalled.

All that remained of her child’s legacy was the undying hatred of the radical LGBTQ movement. The movie includes real footage of Martinez sharing her story, as trans activists yell, “Cry more!” and “What a sob story!”

After removing a child from a loving home and transitioning her, the Los Angeles government refused to acknowledge any responsibility for Yaeli’s death. “We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Andrew M., as well as to the LGBTQIA community which advocates relentlessly to protect its youngest and most vulnerable members from such tragedies,” responded the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.

The statement said nothing about the role of the transgender movement — top to bottom — in creating the tragedy.

That story falls to Martinez and the movie’s ensemble of grieving parents, whistleblowing therapists, investigative journalists, and remorseful detransitioners.

The origin story of transgenderism’s social contagion begins by tracing the money back to the Big Pharma companies that manufacture these drugs. “If you’re going to look for anything in this country, you’re going to follow the money, because it will always tell you the truth. Who’s funding these LGB organizations?” asked writer and investigator Jennifer Bilek. “What I found was a whole lot of very, very powerful moneyed people in the highest echelons of finance, Pharma, and technology.” Dr. Katherine Welch, a concerned physician, agrees that pharmaceutical companies “fund the activists and the NGOs to stir up a lot of passion.” Then the companies ask for emergency use authorization, based on “a mental health crisis among our youth.” Thanks to their combination marketing-and-lobbying efforts, there is now “a $1.5 billion industry for surgery alone,” said lawyer Erin Friday. “And I think that’s an underestimate.”

The trail extends to dishonest researchers, such as John Money, and subject criteria set by organizations such as the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). The academic cohort produces the shoddy research trumpeted by the media, entertainment industry, and school officials. When Erin Friday learned her daughter had secretly begun identifying as a boy at school, administrators told her, “We need to be a safe space” for her child. “By extension, I’m unsafe,” said Friday.

The message promptly filters down to young people. A few confess to being amazed at the virtually godlike power they hold over their own bodies. “When I went into the Planned Parenthood building to [talk about] the surgery … I could pick from 25 sets of breasts,” said detransitioner David Bacon. “I could build myself.”

But most seek to rebuild themselves from a trauma, or they naïvely believe the transgender industry’s claims that the silver bullet for their depression lies at the end of a needle. Continually hearing the (scientifically inaccurate) mantra that children who identify as transgender will commit suicide if not immediately “affirmed” caused at least one woman to become profoundly depressed. “It made me feel even more hopeless, because I thought there was no way to accept myself. I had to get these painful surgeries and take hormones,” said detransitioner Catt Catinson. Her psychological evaluation “affirmed me immediately” and “just sort of overlooked my eating disorder” and childhood sexual abuse. Abel Garcia received the same treatment, even after telling them, “I might be autistic” and that he felt unsure whether he identified as transgender.

“The worst part, honestly, is that I was allowed to do all this, and that nobody was willing to stop me and have a second opinion,” says Garcia. “Instead, I was affirmed, I was love-bombed. I was allowed to destroy my body.”

So, was Yaeli Martinez, to whom the movie is dedicated.

“This pain never goes away,” says Abigail Martinez. “You breathe and you can feel the pain.”

Yet the movie ends with the hope that some victims of the transgender industry survive long enough to live as their authentic selves, the ones reflected by their biology. “It took me about a year to fully deprogram from gender identity ideology,” said Cattinson. “I feel like it was the act of deprogramming, just changing my beliefs, that allowed me to recover from my depression.” Now, she has reconnected with the family her embrace of gender ideology estranged. “It’s been very healing, having that family connection again. We can just be together and love each other.”

That gives hope to Pamela Garfield-Jaeger, a therapist and social worker who believes adults caught up in the transgender movement “didn’t realize just how harmful this was.” One day, Americans will look back at this chapter as “a dark time in our history, but I don’t think this is going to last.”

But until then, the testimony of Martinez and other grieving families torn apart by extreme transgender ideology, preserved in this Epoch Original, reveals the incalculable consequences when darkness triumphs, even briefly.

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Ben Johnson is senior reporter and editor at The Washington Stand.

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U.S. Government Funded NewsGuard Seeks to ‘Purge AI of Any Evenhandedness’

They will purge AI of any evenhandedness. We must not allow them destroy artificial intelligence like they did with social media platforms and search engines.

The left wing funded media-ratings giant NewsGuard is taking on artificial intelligence to strip it of truth and facts. The “government-funded” disinformation organization  was called out as part of the vast Censorship Complex during congressional hearings back in March.

Halfway through ,independent journalist’s Matt Taibbi’s  thread, titled “The Censorship-Industrial Complex,” Taibbi wrote: “Some NGOs, like the GEC-funded Global Disinformation Index or the DOD-funded NewsGuard, not only see content moderation but apply subjective ‘risk’ or ‘reliability’ scores to media outlets, which can result in a reduction in revenue.” Embedded in the post was a picture of a nearly $750,000 award from the Department of Defense to NewsGuard, an organization the independent journalists characterized as a “government-funded” entity implicated in the Censorship Complex.

In response to Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz’s question — “Who is NewsGuard?” — Shellenberger explained: “Both the Global Disinformation Index and NewsGuard are U.S. government-funded entities who are working to drive advertisers’ revenue away from disfavored publications and towards the ones they favor.” In Shellenberger’s words, “This is totally inappropriate.”

“If we do not take a look at NewsGuard,” Gaetz responded, “we have failed.”

Revolver Uncovers Buried Details on Just Who’s Funding Newsguard’s Fraudulent “Covid Fact-Checking” Scam

Nowhere is the scam of “disinformation” journalism more apparent than in the services of a shadowy company called Newsguard. Newsguard markets itself as an “internet trust tool” that assigns “nutrition label” ratings to news sites to indicate their “trustworthiness.”

[…]

excellent investigative report on Newsguard conducted by MintPress News revealed not only Publicis’ shadowy ties to the government of Saudi Arabia, but the fact that pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Bayer/Monsanto are some of Publicis’ top clients.

Newsguard, the company that charges clients to vet their news for them, conveniently fails to disclose this conflict of interest in its evaluation of news that could directly affect the profits of said pharmaceutical companies.

Newsguard’s special selling point is that they employ actual journalists to decide whether a website is appropriate for you to look at or not, rather than outsourcing this critical censorious task to AI algorithms.

Given that journalist coverage of the Trump administration was 92 percent negative, and that 96 percent of journalist donations went to Hillary over Trump 2016, we might be forgiven a dose of healthy skepticism that Newsguard is truly interested in providing fair and neutral assessments of news sites.

Back in August of 2020, assiduous hall-monitoring in defense of Regime-mandated narratives actually earned Newsguard a coveted prize from the Pentagon and State Department for combating “Covid disinformation,” which only demonstrates that Big Tech, corporate media, Big Pharma, and the military-industrial complex all comprise one gigantic incestuous cesspit.

Red-Teaming Finds OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard Still Spread Misinformation

Newsguard, August 8, 2023:

NewsGuard’s repeat audit of two leading generative AI tools finds an 80 to 98 percent likelihood of false claims on leading topics in the news

In May, the White House announced a large-scale testing of the trust and safety of the large generative AI models at the DEF CON 31 conference beginning Aug. 10 to “allow these models to be evaluated thoroughly by thousands of community partners and AI experts” and through this independent exercise “enable AI companies and developers to take steps to fix issues found in those models.”

In the run-up to this event, NewsGuard today is releasing the new findings of its “red-teaming” repeat audit of OpenAI’s ChatGPT-4 and Google’s Bard. Our analysts found that despite heightened public focus on the safety and accuracy of these artificial intelligence models, no progress has been made in the past six months to limit their propensity to propagate false narratives on topics in the news. In August 2023, NewsGuard prompted ChatGPT-4 and Bard with a random sample of 100 myths from NewsGuard’s database of prominent false narratives, known as Misinformation Fingerprints. ChatGPT-4 generated 98 out of the 100 myths, while Bard produced 80 out of 100.

To read the results of their work and those of others, click here to download the PDF, or browse through the report below.

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Nearly a Third of Gen Z Favors the Government Installing Surveillance Cameras in Homes

The Democrats poisoned our young – rendered them unable to think. They’ve destroyed public education and poisoned the public discourse.

Nearly a third of Gen Zers favor government surveillance in the home. The very idea is abhorrent to the founding principles of our once great nation. The left has succeeded in their long war against individual rights and freedoms. American. destroyed from within.

Nearly a Third of Gen Z Favors the Government Installing Surveillance Cameras in Homes

By Emily Ekins and Jordan Gygi, Cato Institute, June 2023:

George Orwell’s 1984 is one of our society’s most frequently referenced illustrations of what life would be like under an authoritarian government. Actual government policies that are viewed as illiberal in varying degrees are often tied to this novel by opponents, an easy and effective way to call out government overreach and control. In the book 1984, citizens of the fictional nation Oceania are under constant government surveillance, including in their own homes. Devices called telescreens display propaganda and record peoples’ actions, allowing the government to monitor people even in what should be the most private place they know—their homes. This type of behavior is meant to be an extreme example of what can happen when a government gains too much power, and opposition to such surveillance has been assumed to be overwhelming and obvious. But is it?

In a newly released Cato Institute 2023 Central Bank Digital Currency National Survey of 2,000 Americans, we asked respondents whether they “favor or oppose the government installing surveillance cameras in every household to reduce domestic violence, abuse, and other illegal activity.” Not surprisingly, few Americans—only 14 percent—support this idea. Three‐​fourths (75 percent) would oppose government surveillance cameras in homes, including 68 percent who “strongly oppose,” while 10% don’t have an opinion either way.

Read the survey report.

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Ticking Time Bomb: China Infects American Infrastructure With Malware To Disrupt U.S. Military

Meanwhile the Democrat ruling party is obsessed with ….. transitioning your kids to the opposite sex and instructing them on depraved sexual acts.

We’ve lost the war before its begun.

‘A Ticking Time Bomb’: China Infects American Infrastructure With Malware To Disrupt U.S. Military

By: Ryan Saavedra • DailyWire.com • Jul 30, 2023:

U.S. officials are aggressively searching for malware that they say hackers from China have implanted into American infrastructure to disrupt U.S. military operations in the event that the communist nation launches an attack on Taiwan.

Officials said that the malicious computer code, which penetrated U.S. systems well over a year ago but was only detected by Microsoft in May, was especially troubling because its purpose was not traditional spying, i.e., information gathering. Microsoft and the U.S. government both said the malware came from China.

The malware was hidden “deep inside the networks controlling power grids, communications systems and water supplies that feed military bases in the United States and around the world,” The New York Times reported. It infected systems that impact not only the U.S. military but also U.S. citizens and the economy.

Officials said that while the effort to destroy the malware has been underway for months, they still don’t know how widespread it is.

Officials say there were two possible goals when China infected utility infrastructure that “serve both civilian populations and nearby military bases,” the Times reported. The malware has not been detected in classified systems.

Keep reading.

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