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After Mexican cartels taunt US Border Patrol, agents ‘terrified’ future escalation into ‘international incident’

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Mexican drug cartels are now warring along the Texas border for control of access to the United States as the Biden administration continues to ignore the crisis – especially its human toll in many respects, according to investigative reporter Sara Carter.

Carter told Fox News’ “Hannity” on Wednesday that cartels now feel they can operate with impunity anywhere along the United States border – after witnessing months of inaction by President Biden and DHS Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas.

“They know no one is going to hold them accountable and they realize the US government is doing very little to stop the flow of traffic,” Carter said.

Over the last month, there have been at least three clashes between the Northeast cartel – a branch of the ruthless Los Zetas – and the Gulf cartel, for control of the U.S.-Mexico border in Starr County, Texas, she reported.

Most recently, a dozen cartel members amassed along the Rio Grande to taunt Border Patrol agents who were patrolling the American side of the river.

When the agents called the Texas Department of Public Safety for assistance, TXDPS sent a helicopter to the scene, which captured video of cartel members with high-capacity weapons.

“One of the biggest [considerations] is, are they going to escalate,” Carter said.

The border patrol rank-and-file are “terrified that one of these cartel members will shoot across the border and cause an international incident,” she added.

Carter also pointed to a recent case near Calexico, Calif., where a young girl was abruptly dropped over the border wall by a smuggler, left to fend for herself in what the reporter said is a very dangerous area.

Another major issue facing law enforcement is that, if they are ever able to arrest human or drug smugglers, the cases require assistance from the federal government – help that Joe Biden is not inclined to offer.

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Facebook, Instagram Employees ‘Censor or Delete’ Protests against Iran

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Former and current Facebook and Instagram employees are shedding light onto the “fact checkers” that are censoring vital content such as protests against Iran. “According to a report by BBC Persian, these employees admitted that at all levels of the company, the Iran regime’s influence has infiltrated, leaving biased and pro-regime content monitors to restrict, censor or delete posts about the current protests in Iran” reports The Foreign Desk.

Similar to censorship at the companies in the United States and elsewhere, the behavior is its own political movement. “The actions by these Iranian employees to remove images of the demonstrations in Iran and associated hashtags helps reinforce the Islamic Republic’s argument that the protests are not so widespread.”

According to one of the former employees who had his identity hidden for security purposes, told the BBC Persian in an interview from Germany, that the workers travel back and forth between Europe and Iran. “About 90 percent” of the decision making on censorship is done by these “fact checkers.”

“These are individuals who single-handedly take posts down. According to the source, employees are not allowed to have their personal cellular devices with them at their workstations, so these individuals go to the break room to report a post from their personal phones and then come back to their workstations and address the ‘complaint’ they just created.”

 

The Foreign Desk adds:

In 2019 TELUS International became the third-party company contracted with Instagram and Facebook to become their fact checkers and address complaints from users reporting posts for violent, hateful, or threatening material. 

A second source, a former TELUS employee, said approximately 400-500 Iranians work at the company in Germany, a country that is known to have diplomatic and bilateral relations with the Islamic Republic. 

The Islamic Republic has learned from the Green Revolution of 2009 to infiltrate Western social media outlets and their parent companies to control the narrative and prevent the international community from siding with anti-regime demonstrators.

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