Twitter, like Facebook, YouTube, and, for that matter, Source Watch, is a good place to find alternative voices not because they aren’t trying to silence these voices, but because they are. Call it the Streisand effect, defined by Wikipedia as ” a social phenomenon that occurs when an attempt to hide, remove, or censor information has the unintended consequence of further publicizing that information.”
Twitter did their job again a few weeks ago when they locked out the news site “National File,” after it reported that a 13 year old died after receiving a second dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Epoch Times reported the lockout, later lifted, but the public spotlight hit the National File, and we had a look.
To be clear, there is nothing terribly special about the National File. Undoubtedly ran on a shoestring, they have a news website, the obligatory social media accounts, and a YouTube channel that’s been dormant for over six months.
So what’s the point?
The point is that when you view their home page, keep two things in mind. First, you need sources like the National File to find reports that embarrass the Left, or tell the rest of the story about something that the Left has distorted into a smear on the Right. Because you’ll never see any of that on the mainstream media platforms – online or offline.
Second, if you examine the National File’s content, you will find the predictable selectivity. The news they choose to report defends the Right and exposes the Left. But their respect for facts doesn’t merely match that of the mainstream media, but exceeds it. Anyone who thinks that David Muir at ABC, or, for that matter, Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook or Jack Dorsey at Twitter, is going to care any more about the truth than National File editor Tom Pappert, is living in fantasy land.
That is why we started Winston84, and that is why we continue to highlight examples of censorship and examples of alternative voices that are suppressed. We welcome the National File to our directory of irreverent investigators, and wish them well.
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