On Friday we reported on a young Australian woman who described how she was forcibly stripped from her home and taken to a COVID detention facility. A longer clip of her interview is now circulating, which includes some cell phone video she took while at the facility.
The video shows her receiving an “official warning” that she is not allowed to leave what seems to be some type of porch balcony in front of where she is being held. The girl explained in her interview that she was forcefully held in the detention center alone for 14 days.
In the video taken from the facility, she is being warned by a man and a woman wearing full protection including rubber gloves, masks and protective eyeglasses who state “you have to stay on your balcony and obey the rules while you’re here.”
When she asks if she can go to the laundry they say only if she is wearing a mask. But other than that she is unable to cross a literal line placed on the balcony floor. “You definitely can’t go up the fencing rails,” the man tells her. She then moves the camera to show the line and the fence virtually right next to it. “It makes no sense,” she says pointing at other individuals right next to the fence as she has been instructed not to be.
“You can’t leave your balcony to go to the fence to talk to somebody else. That’s just obvious” he tells her with increasing frustration. He then attempts to act like he’s doing her a favor by issuing just a warning because her “crime” is actually deserving of a $5,000 penalty which he threatens to issue her the next time she disobeys the rules.
Internal docs show Amazon censored books on vaccinations due to pressure from Biden White House
Recently released internal Amazon emails reveal the company caved to pressure from the Biden White House to suppress available vaccine information.
Provided to the House Judiciary Committee, the emails light on the extent of the Biden White House’s influence over the retail giant regarding vaccine-related content. The emails disclose a concerning narrative of pressure from government officials to suppress information deemed unfavorable to their agenda.
Republican Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio took to Twitter to disclose the findings, stating that the emails reveal direct pressure from the White House on Amazon to censor books expressing views contrary to those endorsed by the administration. One email, albeit redacted, explicitly poses the question of whether the administration requested the removal of certain books, to which the answer was affirmative.
National Review highlights the successful efforts of the Biden administration in persuading Amazon to limit the visibility of titles skeptical of vaccine efficacy. White House senior adviser for Covid-19 response, Andrew Slavitt, expressed concerns about Amazon’s role in propagating what he termed as “misinformation” regarding vaccines. His emails illustrate a push for action to address what he perceived as a proliferation of dissenting views.
In response to Slavitt’s inquiries, Amazon initially hesitated to take overt action, fearing backlash from conservative media outlets. The company’s internal deliberations reflect a concern for public perception and the potential amplification of the issue if intervention were too conspicuous.
Despite initially refraining from manual intervention, Amazon eventually succumbed to pressure, engaging in discussions with White House officials. The company’s internal documents reveal deliberations on whether the administration sought outright book bans or alterations to search results. Amazon’s stance, as expressed in their meeting with the White House, emphasized the provision of diverse viewpoints and the distinction between online retail and social media platforms.
THE AMAZON FILES – “feeling pressure from the White House”
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) February 5, 2024
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