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  • Parler releases Updated Terms of Service and Guidelines

    07/03/2020 8:46:41 PM PDT · by RandFan · 11 replies
    Parler ^ | Juy 3rd | John
    Check out the Link see what you think.. Seems like common sense to me. Parler now has 2 million users according to the owner (@john).
  • 5 Ways You Can Fight Back In The Cultural Civil War; Practical Ideas on how to oppose the radical agenda of the woke left

    07/02/2020 7:54:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/02/2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    Last week I wrote about how we’re in a cultural civil war and it’s time for conservatives—and really, anyone who’s not on board with the radical anti-American agenda of Black Lives Matter and the rest of the woke left—to fight back.But how? I was light on specifics, and subsequently heard from a number of readers who wanted to know what they could do, personally, to push back against the leftward lurch of the culture. Many said they feel powerless and overwhelmed, and with good reason.Silicon Valley, Hollywood, academia, the mainstream media, corporate America, and the entire Democratic Party (along...
  • Social Media Censorship: The Crack Down Begins 6 Months Before Election

    06/30/2020 1:23:57 AM PDT · by RandFan · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 30th | AFP
    San Francisco (AFP) - YouTube on Monday shut down six far-right channels for violating rules against "supremacist" content, booting videos by David Duke, Stefan Molyneux and Richard Spencer. The video sharing platform pulled the plug on the channels as online social media platforms face increasing pressure to crack down on hateful rhetoric. "We have strict policies prohibiting hate speech on YouTube, and terminate any channel that repeatedly or egregiously violates those policies," YouTube said in response to an AFP inquiry about the move. Since updating guidelines a year ago to better address supremacist content, YouTube saw a fivefold spike in...
  • Reddit Censorship?

    06/29/2020 10:26:27 AM PDT · by RandFan · 21 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 29th | Breaking 911
    @Breaking911 BREAKING: Reddit bans 2000 subreddits, including r/The_Donald to 'address hate' "The community has consistently hosted and upvoted more rule-breaking content than average, antagonized us and other communities, and its mods have refused to meet our most basic expectations..."
  • YouTube censors CHESS channel because it thought it was being racist

    06/28/2020 10:21:50 PM PDT · by RandFan · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 28 | Mark Dice
    @MarkDice YouTube has taken down a video from a chess channel because it appears the A.I. detected language in the video about black vs white chess pieces and thought the guy was being racist! (Not a joke). Here's the poor dude's video explaining the details:
  • Nikki Haley: ‘Censorship by tech companies ... violates spirit of the law&1st Amend.But more regulation would go too far In other direction’

    06/25/2020 11:09:05 AM PDT · by rintintin · 67 replies
    Nikki Haley Twitter ^ | June 25 2020 | Nikki Haley
    “Censorship by tech companies, esp censorship of conservative opinions,violates the spirit of the law & the 1st Amendment.But more regulation would go too far in the other direction,putting bureaucrats & lawyers in control of what gets said online. Either way, free speech loses.“
  • The Coming Demise of American Big Tech? What happens if the diversity mania goes unchallenged?

    06/25/2020 7:24:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/25/2020 | Robert Weissberg
    Future historians with an eye for inflection points may well focus on the Wall Street Journal of June 12, 2020. A page 1 banner reads, “Companies Pledge Actions to Promote Racial Justice” and recounts how in response to the George Floyd killing, Apple and Google are pledging millions to promote racial inclusion. Less than a week later, Google was more specific: allocating $175 million to sharply increase the number of black Google executives (30% by 2025), upping the firm’s anti-racism efforts, $100 million for black owned start-ups, $15 million for improved training for black job applicants and $3 million to...
  • Marsha Blackburn Pushes DOJ To Examine Google’s Power Over Free Speech

    06/22/2020 2:08:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 22, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    Republican Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn penned a letter to Attorney General William Barr Monday urging the Department of Justice to conduct a thorough antitrust investigation into Google’s monopolistic power over the internet after the tech giant’s recent attack on The Federalist. “As your antitrust investigation of Google intensified, I urge you to thoroughly scrutinize how the company’s anticompetitive practices could lead to the crippling of journalistic freedom,” Blackburn wrote. “I also ask that your probe examine abuses in both the online advertising and online search markets, and to take enforcement action swiftly before further economic harm results.” The letter comes...
  • Exclusive: Man Tried To Share His Regrets About Transgender Life. YouTube Censored It

    06/19/2020 8:06:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 19, 2020 | Emily Jashinsky
    'Our hate speech policy prohibits videos which assert that someone’s sexuality or gender identity is a disease or a mental illness,' YouTube said in a statement. Information provided exclusively to The Federalist shows YouTube removed a Heritage Foundation video featuring testimony from a former transgender-identifying woman for violating the company’s hate speech policy. YouTube confirmed the decision in a Thursday email to The Federalist.Now Heritage is fighting back with a new video, released first to The Federalist, in which Federalist contributor Walt Heyer doubles down.“I said that children suffering from gender dysphoria should not be encouraged to try experimental hormones...
  • Hawley introduces bill targeting Big Tech companies over political censorship concerns

    06/17/2020 11:08:13 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 17 2020 | Adam Shaw, Jake Gibson
    Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., introduced legislation Wednesday to give Americans the ability to sue major tech companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter if they engage in selective censorship of political speech. The Limiting Section 230 Immunity to Good Samaritans Act, cosponsored by Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Mike Braun, R-Ind., and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., would stop such companies from receiving immunity under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, unless they update their terms of service to promise to operate in good faith. “For too long, Big Tech companies like Twitter, Google and Facebook have used their power to silence political...
  • British Group Tied To Labour Party Is Trying To Take Down American Conservative Websites

    06/17/2020 10:38:48 AM PDT · by kevcol · 14 replies
    Daily Caller news Foundation ^ | June 17, 2020 | Chuck Ross
    The obscure British group that nearly forced Google to drop ads on The Federalist is continuing its efforts to demonetize American conservative media outlets it accuses of publishing inflammatory or racist content. The Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), founded in 2019 by Labour party organizers, put out a call for donations Tuesday after NBC News reported that Google was poised to ban The Federalist and Zero Hedge, a libertarian-leaning website, from making money off of Google Ads. CCDH’s affiliate, “Stop Funding Fake News,” claimed on Wednesday that it had pressured Ford, the auto maker, to consider dropping ads on...
  • Gaetz warns 'big tech will steal this election from Donald Trump and the American people' without action

    05/28/2020 8:37:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 28 May 2020 | Charles Creitz
    House Judiciary Committee Member Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Thursday that it is clear to him "big tech" will try to prevent President Trump from being reelected in November. Gaetz claimed that tech companies "buy off" members of Congress in order to maintain special privileges that local newspapers and television stations do not have. "That's why the president's executive order is one very important next step," he said. "If we just wait around, big tech will steal this election from Donald Trump and the American people." "In 2016 we won three Rust Belt states by one [percentage] point...
  • Big Tech Billionaires Reportedly Plotting MULTIMILLION-Dollar ‘Secret Plans’ to Boost Joe Biden in 2020

    05/28/2020 1:21:07 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/28/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman, who notoriously backed a group that “spread disinformation during the 2017 Alabama special election for U.S. Senate,” is now being joined by other Big Tech billionaires in a plot to boost presumptive Democratic nominee for president Joe Biden in 2020.
  • Anti-Trump Tweets Show Twitter’s Top Censor Czar Doesn’t Even Try To Hide His Bias

    05/27/2020 2:24:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 27, 2020 | Ellen Reynolds
    Anti-Trump tweets by Yoel Roth, Twitter’s Head of Site Integrity since July 2018, are just the latest example of the extreme leftward slant and double standards held by those at the helm of Silicon Valley social media giants. The New York Post’s Jon Levine resurfaced tweets written by Roth in 2016 and 2017, not only poking fun at conservative leaders but also mocking the Americans who make up the geographic majority of the country. “I’m just saying, we fly over those states that voter for a racist tangerine for a reason,” the Twitter executive wrote the night of the 2016...
  • Coronavirus-Tracking Rules Put Apps in Privacy Bind

    05/16/2020 10:58:05 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 6 replies
    Govt Tech ^ | May 14, 2020 | GERRIT DE VYNCK, NATALIA DROZDIAK AND HELENE FOUQUET,
    (TNS) — From France to Australia to North Dakota, government apps designed to help authorities track and slow the spread of COVID-19 are struggling to accomplish their goals because of restrictions on data collection built into smartphones by Apple Inc. and Google. That’s leaving public health officials with few options but to use a system designed by Apple and Google themselves. The tech companies say their tools preserve privacy and work seamlessly on devices used by some 3 billion people. Here’s the rub: Those same privacy features lock authorities out of collecting information they can use to track the broader...
  • Google’s Monopoly on Speech

    05/11/2020 4:31:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2020 | Katie Kieffer
    Don’t be evil” was explicit to Google’s motto and code of conduct for some 15 years. In 2015, Google updated its motto to “Do the right thing.” Today, Google, which owns YouTube, seems to have altered its motto to “Be evil” or “Do the wrong thing”—including censoring free speech of doctors, scientists, professors, politicians and journalists whose ideas differ from those of Google executives. “This is the next step in the evolution of the Internet,” former Google CEO Eric Schmidt lauded Google’s purchase of YouTube for $1.65 billion in 2006. We now know Schmidt’s definition of Internet “progress” ostensibly centers...
  • Law Professors for 'Speech Control'

    05/08/2020 5:21:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2020 | Michael Barone
    "In the great debate of the past two decades over freedom versus control of the network, China was largely right and the United States was largely wrong." So write Jack Goldsmith and Andrew Keane Woods, law professors at Harvard and the University of Arizona, respectively, in The Atlantic. And they seem to mind, as their next sentence indicates: "Significant monitoring and speech control are inevitable components of a mature and flourishing internet, and governments must play a large role in these practices to ensure that the internet is compatible with a society's norms and values." So much for the First...
  • Big Tech is Strangling Us

    05/07/2020 5:26:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 7, 2020 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    How ironic that the 1984 iconic advertisement that Apple used to introduce the Macintosh computer "played on imagery from George Orwell's 1984 novella [sic] presenting Apple as rebels fighting a technocratic elite. The spot certainly was a lot gloomier than the company’s previous commercials, that used Apple celebrity spokesman Dick Cavett." In truth, "there was nothing cuddly about the new Macintosh ad, which was firmly rooted in the burgeoning dystopian cyberpunk aesthetic." Ostensibly the advertisement's intention was "to remove people’s fears of technology [.]" In fact, Apple claimed that they "wanted to democratize technology, telling people that the power was...
  • Methods for Getting Around Facial Recognition Systems

    05/03/2020 10:40:13 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 13 replies
    Liberty Island Magazine ^ | 04/21/2020 | Tamara Wilhite
    Facial recognition systems threaten our privacy. They can track where you go and add that information to the massive amount of information already saved about each of us. Big Brother is watching you and enabled by AI. And when it makes a mistake reading your face, you could end up with criminal charges far worse than when the toll tag system misreads your license plate. Here are several methods for fooling and interfering with facial recognition systems.
  • Time To Reboot Big Tech

    05/02/2020 4:11:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2020 | Mike Davis
    With the current coronavirus crisis creating a boom for video meetings, competition for secure platforms has become fierce. The recent controversies surrounding early frontrunner Zoom allowed Google to pounce at the opportunity, making rival Google Meet free to the general public. Google has begun positioning itself as the pro-privacy option because of supposed protections it has in place, even as many in the public remain skeptical. No protections in the world, however, will change that Google is a corporation whose whole business model revolves around tracking, mining, and selling personal user data, along with the history of privacy violations that...