Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has stepped up to defend X owner Elon Musk over his alleged “hate speech” transgressions. In doing so, he has spotlighted the central factor spurring the attacks on the social media goliath’s advertising revenue.
“‘Combating hate speech’ is a cover story for combating free speech,” Kennedy wrote in an X post on Dec. 3. “The formula is to cherry-pick a few offensive posts and use them to smear the entire platform and scare away advertisers. Like Dems are doing to Elon Musk.”
This doesn’t even begin to tell the story, Kennedy asserted.
“But something more sinister is also afoot. Hate speech accusations are a form of signaling,” he continued. “Boycott this one! Advertisers are not actually ‘scared away’; they act as financial levers of narrative warfare. They are wedded to political power and serve its interests.”
Target Musk — Define and Destroy
The progression was always inevitable. When you let a group of self-proclaimed “experts” coming from a partisan perspective dominate the discussion on acceptable and proscribed thought, it is only a matter of time before the loaded definitions they concoct are expanded to embrace all opposition to their agenda.
That Democrats have become completely enthralled by this sweeping mindset is seen by their endless exclamations that they are the embodiment of “democracy” and to stand against them is to stand against freedom. It’s an all-or-nothing stance, and it offers no room for compromise. Those who disagree must not only be silenced; they must be destroyed.
Kennedy has felt the brunt of this himself. He was listed among the infamous “Dirty Dozen” of supposed “anti-vaxxers [who] are responsible for almost two-thirds of anti‑vaccine content circulating on social media platforms,” according to a bellicose 2021 report by a UK-based organization called the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH).
The reach of CCDH was startling. Numerous big-box media outlets duly parroted its claim, and the Biden administration cited it as part of its pressure campaign to get Americans to take the coronavirus jab. “There’s about 12 people who are producing 65% of anti-vaccine misinformation on social media platforms,” then-White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated in July 2021, just four months after the CCDH report came out.
“Facebook isn’t killing people – these 12 people are out there giving misinformation. Anyone listening to it is getting hurt by it. It’s killing people. It’s bad information,” President Joe Biden declared that same month.
Fast forward two years, and CCDH is one of two key organizations leading the charge against Musk, repeatedly issuing “reports” on X’s unwillingness to remove “hate” from its platform.
They’re All on the Same Team
“The Center for Countering Digital Hate is a foreign-funded dark money hate group that works with US government agencies to defame and censor critics of the corrupt collusion between Big Pharma and its captive regulators,” Kennedy wrote in a July 31 X post. “As a target of CCDH’s fraudulent smear campaign, I’m happy to join Elon Musk in a libel lawsuit against this sketchy outfit. It’s time for us to push back against hate speech.”
Musk also is suing Media Matters for America for seeking to torpedo his advertising revenue on X. The David Brock-helmed organization is well known as a Democrat operation. But an examination of the Center for Countering Digital Hate opens a much bigger window onto who is spearheading the assault on free speech online.
Journalist Paul Thacker has written several exposés of the center in recent weeks. “In March of 2021 a nonprofit group called the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) released a report about online misinformation,” Thacker wrote Oct. 1 in The Tablet. “CCDH was virtually unknown at the time in the US, but that was about to change.”
“CCDH’s chairman is Simon Clark, a former senior fellow at the Center for American Progress think tank founded by John Podesta, chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign against Donald Trump,” Thacker wrote in a Dec. 1 article in The New York Post.
Who could have seen it coming? Well, actually, Liberty Nation did, less than three weeks after the Nov. 8, 2020, election. An article documenting the globalist radicals surrounding and influencing Biden as he began preparing his transition into the White House featured Clark:
“Clark is Chairman of the Board of Directors at Foreign Policy For America. On July 1, he wrote an inflammatory article for the Center for American Progress, a leftist group that is also financially backed by George Soros.
“Luridly titled ‘How White Supremacy Returned to Mainstream Politics,’ the piece openly paints any support for President Trump’s efforts to enforce the immigration laws of this nation as xenophobic, racist Nazism … Clark went on to describe any opposition to illegal immigration as white supremacy.”
As Liberty Nation noted in September 2020, Clark’s Foreign Policy for America was stocked with key Barack Obama administration foreign relations officials, including Biden’s Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Current US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns served on the advisory board.
“[M]embers of this heavily Biden-aligned organization played a key role” in crafting an action paper titled “Toward a Feminist Foreign Policy in the United States,” LN detailed.
“The document – which was produced with the help of ‘contributing’ individuals from George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, Planned Parenthood, and the globalist Council on Foreign Relations – reads like a woke academic exercise.”
These are the people running America’s foreign policy today.
Clark is deeply ensconced within a tight network. His bio at notorious globalist think tank the Atlantic Council is especially telling.
“Clark was a resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Lab based in Washington, DC,” the bio reads. “Simon chaired the Center for Countering Digital Hate, an organization dedicated to exposing and combating online hate and disinformation.
“He was a director and former chair of Foreign Policy for America, the advocacy organization for principled American engagement in the world. He was a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, where he led their work on combating violent white supremacy that informed the White House’s Domestic Terrorism strategy.”
Are you keeping all the dots in mind? Let’s connect some more.
Listed donors to the Atlantic Council, where Clark was a “senior fellow,” include Facebook and Google.
Among the advertisers boycotting X in what is being presented as an independent expression of outrage are, Coca-Cola, IBM, and Walmart, which are donors to the Atlantic Council.
Amazon, Apple, Comcast, and Microsoft are also boycotting X. They have all donated to Podesta’s Center for American Progress, which published Clark’s vitriolic treatise on “white supremacy.”
We could go on, but you get the idea. None of this is organic. A powerful cartel made up of progressive ruling establishment entities from the corporate, political, and “philanthropic” world is working to crush what it sees as an impediment to its rightful dominance over information in the modern world today.