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Big Tech's censorship of Hunter Biden report is a violation of free speech: FCC commissioner
FOXBusiness ^ | 10/17/2020 | Talia Kaplan

Posted on 10/17/2020 5:32:26 PM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyColonel

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr slammed Big Tech on Thursday for censoring users who tried to share a New York Post article about Hunter Biden.

“By silencing core political speech on this important story, I think Big Tech has crossed a line,” Carr told "Cavuto: Coast to Coast” on Thursday. “For those of us in the conservative movement, we’ve long been talking about the need to rein in Big Tech.”

“I think it’s one of the greatest threats to individual liberty and this week was a watershed moment with the attention drawn to the censorship engaged in by Big Tech,” he continued.

On Wednesday afternoon, New York Post business reporter Noah Manskar first alerted that the outlet's official Twitter account had been locked due to the Biden story being sourced from allegedly "hacked" information.

Twitter also locked several other accounts, including that of White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck after they shared the article. Facebook also limited the distribution of the story, claiming that they would rely on its fact-checking partners to determine its legitimacy.

The Post report, which Fox News has not independently verified, contained a purported email between Hunter Biden and an adviser to Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings, who thanked the younger Biden for "giving an opportunity" to meet then-Vice President Joe Biden.

The Biden campaign said the former vice president engaged in “no wrongdoing” and the alleged meeting didn't take place.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addressed the controversy late Wednesday, calling his company's actions "unacceptable."

"Our communication around our actions on the @nypost article was not great," he tweeted. "And blocking URL sharing via tweet or DM with zero context as to why we’re blocking: unacceptable."

(Excerpt) Read more at foxbusiness.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: biden; bigtech; fcc; internet; media; technotyranny
Ok. So what's going to be done?
1 posted on 10/17/2020 5:32:26 PM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyColonel
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

Have any of the “Fact Checkers” contacted the computer repair shop owner?


2 posted on 10/17/2020 5:38:40 PM PDT by Lysandru (Fnord)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

bttt


3 posted on 10/17/2020 5:45:00 PM PDT by timestax
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

bttt


4 posted on 10/17/2020 5:45:29 PM PDT by timestax
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

bttt


5 posted on 10/17/2020 5:45:33 PM PDT by timestax
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

Talk, talk, talk, then more talk.


6 posted on 10/17/2020 5:48:52 PM PDT by JoSixChip (Its not about color, its about character.)
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To: JoSixChip

not to mention google’s youtube purge, which is being totally ignored.


7 posted on 10/17/2020 5:55:42 PM PDT by MAGAthon
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel
FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr slammed Big Tech on Thursday for censoring users

To which "Big Tech" said, "so what?"

8 posted on 10/17/2020 6:13:56 PM PDT by grobdriver (BUILD KATE'S WALL!)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

Zilch! If The mediapukes would’ve been fair this race would’ve been over!


9 posted on 10/17/2020 6:19:01 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

bookmark


10 posted on 10/17/2020 6:27:33 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel
The Post report, which Fox News has not independently verified,

The author had better check with the rest of Fox News, who have already verified that the emails are indeed genuine, after contacting some of the recipients of the email.

11 posted on 10/17/2020 6:32:01 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Lysandru
Exclusive: Larry C. Johnson Interviews John Paul Mac Isaac — The American Patriot Who Was Hired to Fix Hunter Biden’s Computers and the Rest Is History

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/larry-c-johnsons-amazing-interview-john-paul-mac-issac-american-patriot-hired-fix-hunter-bidens-computers-rest-history/

12 posted on 10/17/2020 6:34:54 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

I know!!! Let's have a heeeeearrrring!


13 posted on 10/17/2020 6:37:53 PM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

I will never understand how their brains process...but why wouldn’t Dems want to know the full truth?

Willfull ignorance explains a lot...


14 posted on 10/17/2020 6:42:04 PM PDT by Hypo2
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

Breaking Up Monopolies is in order.


15 posted on 10/17/2020 6:53:42 PM PDT by Gator113 ( LIVE AMMO MATTERS~~Remember Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian.)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel
Banned another account

I guess they though Crack Whores were being defamed by comparing them to Biden????

16 posted on 10/17/2020 6:59:35 PM PDT by GraceG ("If I post an AWESOME MEME, STEAL IT! JUST RE-POST IT IN TWO PLACES PLEASE")
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Facebook also limited the distribution of the story, claiming that they would rely on its fact-checking partners to determine its legitimacy.

"Partners" like Jack Dorsey and Jeff Bezos, no doubt.

17 posted on 10/17/2020 7:09:43 PM PDT by workerbee (==)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

Hit them where it hurts the most. Immediately invalidate the visas of all H1Bs of those working for big tech and give em and their families 30 days (I had 48 hours) to leave the USA.


18 posted on 10/17/2020 7:15:53 PM PDT by Starcitizen (Communist China needs to be treated like the pariah country it is. Send it back to 1971)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

Revoke Section 230 section yesterday.


19 posted on 10/17/2020 8:43:10 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Hypo2

Follow the money .. the Leftist lies are very profitable.

Insider political deals, Globull warming, race baiting, social program consultants, manipulated social media.

The list goes on

Leftist aren’t here to help others. That’s only an excuse to help themselves


20 posted on 10/18/2020 10:46:14 AM PDT by jcon40 (The other post before yours really nails it for me. IOr keep people from / PC ing in ver and alway)
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