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Rep. Nunes ‘still concerned’ with Big Tech censorship

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 07: Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, answers questions at the U.S. Capitol during a press conference March 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. Nunes announced that the first public hearing on Russian interference in the U.S. election will begin March 20. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – MARCH 07: Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, answers questions at the U.S. Capitol during a press conference March 7, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 5:04 PM PT – Saturday, December 4, 2021

GOP Rep. Devin Nunes (Calif.) warns of Big Tech companies gaining even more control and power to censor in the future. During a recent Breitbart interview, the California representative assessed he’s still concerned with “woke corporations.”

“What happens if these companies just decide next year, ‘well, Republicans, they’re all insurrectionists. Let’s shut off all their credit cards and banking so they just can’t raise any money,’” asked Nunes.

Nunes suggested the most important threat is what Big Tech’s control of the internet is doing to the country and it’s possibility of becoming even more tyrannical in the future. He highlighted how users’ freedom of speech is being censored on the internet without them even realizing.

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“Between Facebook and Twitter, and what Google’s doing and Wikipedia and everything else, we’re just getting overwhelmed by the censorship. And so, the most important issue at the highest level for the future of a Democratic Republic is going to be the reopening, so to speak, of the internet, with the free flow of information…whether that’s social media or video platforms or news,” he said.

The Republican’s remarks come after lawmakers in Congress feuded over Big Tech this week as Republicans continue to push platforms should be held liable for censoring or amplifying posts of their choosing. Nunes said the free flow of information and being able to speak freely in the internet sphere is the only way to reach those accustomed to watching fake news.

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U.S. Central Command: Civilians may have been killed in drone strike targeting al-Qaeda leader

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This picture taken 26 December 2011 shows the Pentagon building in Washington, DC. The Pentagon, which is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense (DOD), is the world's largest office building by floor area, with about 6,500,000 sq ft (600,000 m2), of which 3,700,000 sq ft (340,000 m2) are used as offices. Approximately 23,000 military and civilian employees and about 3,000 non-defense support personnel work in the Pentagon. AFP PHOTO (Photo by STAFF / AFP) (Photo by STAFF/AFP via Getty Images)

This picture taken 26 December 2011 shows the Pentagon building in Washington, D.C. (Photo by STAFF/AFP via Getty Images)

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U.S. Central Command confirmed civilians may have been killed in a drone strike targeting a senior al-Qaeda leader and planner in Syria.

On Saturday, a spokesperson from Central Command told the Military Times the target was killed, however, their name has not been released following Friday’s strike. Officials said a full investigation has been launched into the allegations of innocent lives killed.

“U.S. forces conducted a kinetic strike near Idlib, Syria, Dec. 3, targeting a senior al-Qaeda leader and planner,” Central Command spokesperson Captain Bill Urban said in a statement. “The strike was conducted using a precision strike method from MQ-9 aircraft.”

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The mission comes shortly after the Pentagon admitted a drone strike in March of 2019 killed civilians in Syria, which is now under investigation. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin recently ordered a renewed investigation into the matter.

In the meantime, officials said results of the investigation into the strike would be released “when appropriate.”

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Secy. of State Blinken says Iran ‘doesn’t seem to be serious’ about compliance with nuclear deal

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken addresses a press conference during a ministerial council meeting of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Stockholm on December 2, 2021. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken addresses a press conference during a ministerial council meeting of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Stockholm on December 2, 2021. (Photo by JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken claimed the latest round of talks with Iran and Vienna regarding renegotiating the nuclear deal from 2015, which ended due to Iranian officials not taking it seriously.

During a conference on Friday, Blinken said he believes a mutual compliance is necessary moving forward. Blaming the Trump administration for withdrawing from the deal known as the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” back in 2018.

“I think the decision to pull out of the agreement was a disastrous mistake,” Blinken stated.

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Despite Israel’s prime minister warning world powers to not give into the deal Monday, Blinken still insisted diplomacy is the best path.

“Iran deserves no rewards, no bargain deals and no sanctions relief in return for their brutality,” said Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. “I call upon our allies around the world: Do not give in to Iran’s nuclear blackmail.”

The 2015 agreement was supposed to put restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for easing some international sanctions. However, President Trump pulled from the deal.

Three years ago, the 45th president predicted this plan wouldn’t be beneficial for the U.S. and withdrew from the deal in efforts to protect the American people.

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“Today, we have definitive proof that this Iranian promise was a lie. Last week, Israel published intelligence documents long concealed by Iran, conclusively showing the Iranian regime and its history of pursuing nuclear weapons. The fact is this was a horrible, one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made,” said Trump.

Trump also previously said the U.S. would’ve been able to agree with the deal if revisions were made, but after months of attempts, no compromises were made and Trump kept his promise.

“America will not be held hostage to nuclear blackmail. We will not allow American cities to be threatened with destruction. And we will not allow a regime that chants “death to America” to gain access to the most deadly weapons on earth,” said the 45th president.

After months of discussions, the U.S. will likely have to explore other options, especially after European officials voiced concerns over the demands of Iran’s new administration during the meeting on Friday. However, for now, the secretary said if an agreement can’t be reached soon, the U.S. would pursue other options. He did not specify what they would be, but more talks on the matter are set to resume this upcoming week.

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