If former South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley had any small glimmer of hope to win the 2024 GOP presidential primary, she’s ruined it within the past 24 hours.
Haley fully endorsed the globalist digital ID enslavement agenda in a Fox News appearance.
“Every person on social media should be verified by their name,” Haley said.
“First of all, it’s a national security threat. When you do that, all of a sudden people have to stand by what they say. And it gets rid of the Russian bots, the Iranian bots, and the Chinese bots,” she continued.
NEW: Nikki Haley asserts that allowing people to post on social media anonymously is a "national security threat". She promises that as president, she will force "every person on social media" to be "verified by their name."
I am no lawyer but isn't this blatantly… pic.twitter.com/MD7CcBZL5r
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) November 14, 2023
But wait, there’s more!
Haley doubled-down on her comments to eliminate online anonymity.
“They need to verify every single person on their outlet,” Haley said on the “Ruthless Podcast.”
“And I want it by name,” she added.
“I want everybody’s name,” Haley emphasized.
“I want everyone’s name”
Nikki Haley wants every single person on social media to verify their identity. pic.twitter.com/3UvSstgKXp
— HOT SPOT (@HotSpotHotSpot) November 15, 2023
Nikki Haley wants your real name, but is running for president without using her full real name.
Nikki Haley's real name is Nimarata "Nikki" Randhawa Haley
Ronna McDaniel's real name is Ronna ROMNEY McDaniel
Beto O'Rourke's real name is Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke
Mitt Romney goes by "Pierre Delecto"
AOC runs a Twitter burner account under the name "Zaza Demon"
— DailyNoah.com (@DailyNoahNews) November 15, 2023
Haley’s appearance on the “Ruthless Podcast” wasn’t her only reinforcement of ridding social media of anonymous accounts.
She echoed the same sentiment on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”
Haley said she “doesn’t mind anonymous American people” having free speech.
She doesn’t mind free speech?
Yeah, a literal tyrant!
"I *don't mind* anonymous Americans having free speech." – @NikkiHaley
OK, we're dealing with a literal tyrant. pic.twitter.com/vakVpoJ4dW
— Zachery Henry (@zhenryaz) November 15, 2023
Haley obliterated any small chance she had and her GOP primary opponents struck at the opportunity to blast her tyrannical proposal.
Per the New York Post:
Two of Haley’s GOP primary opponents – entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis – blasted her proposal.
“[Haley] is *openly* pushing for the government to use private tech companies to censor speech. This is a flagrant violation of the Constitution and straight out of the Democrats’ playbook,” Ramaswamy said in an X post. “Any politician who thinks it’s OK for the government to use the private sector as its censorship bureau shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near the White House.”
“Alexander Hamilton, John Jay & James Madison wrote the Federalist Papers under pseudonym. Here’s what they would say to [Haley] if they were alive: get your heels off my neck & go back to England,” he said in a separate post.
In his criticism, DeSantis also invoked the authors of the Federalist Papers, who famously wrote under the collective pseudonym “Publius” to promote the ratification of the Constitution.
“You know who were anonymous writers back in the day? Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison when they wrote the Federalist Papers,” DeSantis wrote on X. “They were not ‘national security threats,’ nor are the many conservative Americans across the country who exercise their Constitutional right to voice their opinions without fear of being harassed or canceled by the school they go to or the company they work for.”
Haley responded by saying anonymous accounts are a national security threat.
Haley is a much bigger threat to the freedoms and liberties of Americans.
In response to the criticism, a Haley spokesperson told CNN: “We all know that America’s enemies use anonymous bots to spread anti-American lies and sow chaos and division within our borders. Nikki believes social media companies need to do a better job of verifying users so we can crack down on Chinese, Iranian, and Russian bots. That’s common sense.”
Haley on Wednesday reiterated her stance, saying it was necessary to root out foreign adversaries who are using social media platforms to spread misinformation.
“Social media has become a national security issue. I think social media companies need to show us their algorithms, be transparent to the American people,” Haley said.
Each of the major US social media companies has programs in place to identify and remove coordinated inauthentic activity seeking to manipulate their platforms, including bot accounts from foreign actors. Many of the major platforms also offer verification options meant to allow users to confirm they are the real person behind their account name, and to help other users understand their authenticity.
But anonymity and pseudonyms have long been part of the fabric of social media, allowing users who want to to speak more freely or take on alternate identities. Anonymity on social media is considered especially important in areas of the world with more restrictive speech laws.
And some social media verification schemes are more effective than others at ensuring the authenticity of the users behind verified accounts. Information integrity experts have raised concerns that simply allowing users to pay for verification, as is now the policy on X (formerly Twitter), is unlikely to prevent all inauthentic and bot activity either, especially from well-funded foreign propaganda groups.