Blue on Blue Row as Bridgen Compares Vaccines to Holocaust

A blue-on-blue row has broken out as Tory MP Simon Clarke slams fellow Tory MP Andrew Bridgen over his decision to take up the anti-vax mantle in parliament. Despite his Commons suspension this week, he’s continued tweeted about vaccines, this morning taking his attacks a step further and accusing the vaccine rollout of being the “biggest crime against humanity since the holocaust”.

Former Tory MP Christian Wakeford also joined in, saying to make such a comparison during the month of Holocaust Memorial Day “is despicable” and asksWhen is it enough for the Tories to withdraw the whip?”

No.10 tells Tom Harwood that the PM hasn’t seen the tweet in question, and “any disciplinary processes are a matter for the whips”. The Whips office are keeping schtum for the moment…

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Twitter Hackers Get Second Cabinet Minister

After the brutal hacking of Education Secretary Gillian Keegan over Christmas, which saw her account fire out dozens of spam crypto links before being wiped entirely, Twitter hackers scored another victory this morning as they managed to get into Chris Heaton-Harris’s account. And Anna Soubry’s for good measure…

Just after 7am, Chris posted a number of confusing tweets calling for the freeing of a person called “mizz”, as well as posting a selfie of a man captioned, imran khan poor p*ki and minecraft roleplayer”. Soubry fell victim to the same scammer, calling someone a “n*g n*g”…

While it did appear Heaton-Harris had managed to wrestle back control of his account a lot quicker than his cabinet counterpart managed – tweeting a confirmation of the hacking – a subsequent tweet about forcing all trans and homosexuals to work behind a bar for 10 years implies that’s not the case.

You would hope the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland had better security procedures in place…

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Piers Morgan’s Twitter Hacked

Until Christmas Day, Guido would have struggled to remember a major Twitter account hacking. Then Gillian Keegan, the Education Secretary, began tweeting out spam Crypto links. She posted almost one spam link a minute in reply to random accounts, and more than 24 hours later the only update was that her profile picture had been changed to that of Elon Musk. Currently, much of her account appears to have been wiped entirely…

This morning, however, Twitter hackers managed to scalp a much more famous account. Piers Morgan’s account has been comprehensively broken into. His profile picture and bio are gone, and a number of offensive and fake news tweets have been posted, including the N-word and a breaking news tweet that Andrew Tate has been “shot dead in Dubai”. To the best of Guido’s knowledge, he hasn’t…

Turns out ‘ilovepiers’ wasn’t a very strong password…

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FBI Handed Twitter $3.5 Million to Take Down Accounts

The latest batch of the Twitter files reveal some real bombshells: the FBI gave the company nearly $3.5 million in taxpayers’ cash to reimburse the company for handling mass “processing requests” – the taking down of accounts. This, in other words, amounted to banning certain conservative accounts and blocking “possible violative content” in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election and beyond. One leaked email shows a Twitter employee even gleefully wrote “I am happy to report we have collected $3,415,323 since October 2019!” 

According to US journalist Matt Taibbi, who was briefed by Musk himself, “Between January 2020 and November 2022, there were over 150 emails between the FBI and former Twitter Trust and Safety chief Yoel Roth”, with the express purpose of blocking accounts sharing alleged “disinformation“. Sometimes this even included accounts sharing obvious jokes…

The most damning consequence of all this is, of course, the censorship of the New York Post’s Hunter Biden story. Twitter blocked the exposé on the grounds that it was “Russian disinformation“, just a day after their top lawyer Jim Baker had a secret meeting with the FBI. By chance, Baker himself happens to be an FBI alumnus. He personally told Yoel Roth to censor the story – a story which, it now goes without saying, wasn’t churned out by the Kremlin at all…

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Musk Actively Searching for New Twitter CEO

Looks like he’s heeding the Twitter poll, CNBC is reporting that Musk is actively searching for a new Twitter CEO. Which will be a relief to Tesla shareholders…

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Poll Over: Twitter Tells Musk to Step Down

Elon Musk’s future at Twitter hangs in the balance after a bizarre poll last night resulted the platform’s users calling on him to quit as CEO. While partying at the World Cup final, Musk put out a poll asking “Should I step down as head of Twitter?”, promising to “abide by the results“. It closed minutes ago, and the result hasn’t gone his way…

10,063,874 users – 57.5% – told him to go. Will he really abide by the result?

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