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  • California set to vote on banning books about treating unwanted homosexual attraction

    04/19/2018 12:20:23 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 72 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 18, 2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    SACRAMENTO, California, April 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The California State Assembly is slated to vote on legislation that has been interpreted as broad enough to ban the sale of books that address helping people overcome unwanted same-sex attractions. AB 2943 adds “[a]dvertising, offering to engage in, or engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with an individual” to the state’s list of illegal “unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices undertaken by any person in a transaction intended to result or that results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer.” “Sexual orientation...
  • FaceBook CEO Testifies, Apologizes to Congress [semi-satire]

    04/14/2018 10:06:48 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 April 2018 | John Semmens
    FaceBook CEO Mark Zuckerberg underwent two days of interrogation before members of the House and Senate looking into his firm's invasion of privacy and political misuse of personal information. The tech wiz apologized for "allowing this information to fall into the wrong hands" and vowed to "introduce procedures to prevent any recurrence of the tragic event that befell the nation on November 8th 2016." In an effort to persuade members of Congress that "we are on the case," Zuckerberg cited a couple of recent measures he said "will hopefully purge dangerous content from using FaceBook to promote antisocial attitudes and...
  • U. of Wash.: Prof put on probation for mentioning her Christian faith in front of Muslim student

    04/12/2018 4:51:40 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 20 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | April 11, 2018 | Robert Spencer
    Full title: University of Washington: Prof put on probation for mentioning her Christian faith in front of Muslim student This is how Islamic supremacist and Leftist students are shutting down free discourse all over the country: by claiming that it makes them feel "unsafe." At Stanford University, fascist students and faculty whipped up hysteria on campus in advance of my visit by claiming that my telling the truth about the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat would make Muslim students on campus feel "unsafe." There was not a shred of evidence to support this claim, and of course no...
  • Sarah Palin: Breitbart News Is ‘Writing and Publishing the Truth’ About Facebook Censorship

    04/11/2018 6:36:57 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Apr 2018 | ROBERT KRAYCHIK
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin praised Breitbart News’s coverage of Facebook management’s political machinations, offering her comments during a Tuesday interview with SiriusXM host Rebecca Mansour on Breitbart News Tonight. Palin declared, “The reason that I did want to call was to thank Breitbart for covering so fully and so intelligently this whole Facebook stuff and to also explain it to people.” Palin also said, “I feel that with things like today, with Facebook, such a liberal group of people who are trying to control and regulate and make sure that we the people don’t get back in control of...
  • Facebook caves on banning Diamond and Silk after creating a United Airlines-sized PR problem

    04/10/2018 7:04:12 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10 Apr, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Diamond & Silk are two massively popular supporters of President Trump who reach their millions-strong audience through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Like a bunch of fourth-world bozos, Facebook silenced the two by blocking their millions of viewers from seeing their performances (it's actually a form of performance art) in their news feeds, even though presumably, those millions of viewers subscribed to the women's work precisely because they wanted to see it in their news feeds. Then Facebook went really tinpot-creepy when the two uppity sisters had the temerity to ask them why they were silenced. With Olympian vagueness, Facebook told...
  • Diamond and Silk 'shadowbanned' by Facebook just in time for midterms

    04/09/2018 8:10:25 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9 Apr, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Diamond & Silk, two tremendously funny comics with a huge following who support President Trump, have been "shadowbanned" by Facebook, meaning, their posts are not being fed into the feeds of their subscribers, in what's known as "deplatforming." Facebook did it by labeling the women "dangerous to the community" and told them there was no appeal. Diamond & Silk, whose real names are Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, explained to Fox News that they think it was a bid to goose the midterms for Democrats and outlined what they did: "Facebook gave us another bogus reason why Millions of people...
  • Did Twitter Shadow Ban Ted Cruz?

    04/08/2018 5:43:53 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-07-2018 | Michael van der Galien
    With all the talk about Twitter shadow banning conservative commentators, National Review's Jim Geraghty wondered whether the social network also had the gall to go after conservative politicians. So he looked at the number of retweets and likes Senator Ted Cruz's tweets receive on average and compared them to California Democratic Senator Kamala Harris. Harris has only half of Cruz's followers: 1.5 million versus 3.2 million. As such, you'd expect Cruz to be retweeted more often by his followers. Surprisingly, that's not the case. But that's not even the most shocking part. Look at the difference; it's gigantic. Texas Republican...
  • FaceBook Admits "Invasion of Privacy" [semi-satire]

    04/07/2018 6:50:46 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 April 2018 | John Semmens
    Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, publicly admitted that "our company's invasion of our clients' privacy probably rates a score of 10 out of 10 for being as complete a betrayal as possible." Despite this colossal failure, Sandberg insisted that CEO Mark "Zuckerberg's public apology ought to be penance enough. Look, we're with the good guys. We allowed President Obama to use our massive data to get reelected in 2012. Obviously, in hindsight, the Cambridge Analytica deal was a mistake." "In our defense, the amount of data we sold to Cambridge Analytica was tiny compared to what we freely gave...
  • German Catholic Historian Blocked by Facebook for Comments on Islam

    04/05/2018 9:23:51 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 6 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | April 4, 2017 | Mike Hickson
    A few days ago, LifeSiteNews had yet another report on how the big globalist social media companies – Google, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube – are doing all they can to suppress and discourage some of the more conservative media outlets dedicated to spreading truth. It is in this larger context that we turn our attention to a story from Germany, where Facebook has recently deleted a post by a renowned German Catholic historian and prolific book author. As the Austrian Catholic news website Kath.net reported on 20 March 2018, Dr. Michael Hesemann – who is known to our readers for...
  • Alabama graffiti artist paints mural of Trump shooting schoolchildren

    04/04/2018 4:05:33 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/04/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    A graffiti mural put up in downtown Florence, Ala., this week depicts President Trump shooting schoolchildren. WHNT19 News reported Monday that an anonymous artist painted a mural appeared early that morning across a concrete wall on private property. The mural appears to depict Trump with a handgun pointed to a school and children surrounded in red blood. It also read “#NeverAgain,” the hashtag used by the student activists protesting for gun control following the Parkland, Fla., school shooting in February. Officials reached to the property owner agreed to have city workers paint over the mural by 8 a.m. the next...
  • It Depends on What the Meaning of Facts Is

    03/30/2018 5:51:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2018 | David Limbaugh
    Former President Barack Obama (I love the adjective preceding his title) made some comments at the recent Global Opinion Leaders Summit in Japan that I can't let slide, so please forgive me. "It used to be that the two political parties in the United States would disagree but there was a common base line of facts and a set of norms in terms of political behavior that were followed. ... You could have a disagreement, but basic things got done. ... And some of the reason for that is ... it used to be that in the United States, there...
  • Microsoft To Ban 'Offensive Language' From Skype, Xbox, Office and Other Services

    03/27/2018 2:54:21 PM PDT · by dayglored · 79 replies
    CSO from IDG ^ | Mar 26, 2018 | Ms. Smith, CSO
    Microsoft will ban 'offensive language' and 'inappropriate content' from Skype, Xbox, Office and other services on May 1, claiming it has the right to go through your private data to 'investigate.' Better watch out if you are playing Xbox, get ticked, and cuss. Microsoft might ban you for the “offensive language.” If they do, then say bye-bye to your Xbox Gold Membership and any Microsoft account balances.Or if you and a significant other are getting hot and heavy via Skype, you better watch your language and any nudity because that, too, can get you banned. The ban hammer could also...
  • The University of Denial

    03/23/2018 1:18:27 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 22, 2018 | Amy Wax
    ‘Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away,” observed― Philip K. Dick in “I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon.” Somewhere deep in a file drawer, or on a computer server humming away in a basement, are thousands upon thousands of numbers, with names and identities attached. They’re called grades. They represent an objective reality, which exists independent of what people want reality to be. They sit silently, completely indifferent to indignation, angry petitions, irritable gestures, teachers’ removal from classrooms—all the furor and clamor of institutional politics. Those numbers are now solely within the control of...
  • Internet Insecurity

    03/22/2018 3:19:29 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/22/18 | Linda Goudsmit
    A free America demands an open Internet, a secure Internet, an Internet free of political censorship How did we get along before the Internet? Young people today cannot imagine living in a world without electronic devices - a time before fast-paced computers, laptops, and smart phones provided instant connectivity. Their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents cannot imagine living in a world without automobiles, airplanes, and television - a time of slow-paced letter writing, waiting, and sailing boats. People live in the cultural, physical, and political historical context of their lives. Russian-American philosopher and writer Ayn Rand (1905-1982) sailed the month-long journey...
  • A Breath Of Free Speech [Video only]

    03/22/2018 11:27:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3-22-2018 | Pat Condell
    [Transcript] You probably know by now that if you post a video on YouTube defending the right of women in Europe NOT to be raped by third world migrants it will be flagged as 'hate speech' by fake feminists and then promptly removed by other fake feminists who work at YouTube. It's pretty standard practice now. But in fairness to the fake feminists there are mitigating circumstances. YouTube admitted recently that they removed some videos "in error" because they employed people who haven't been properly trained in the job -- as if you need to trained in common sense. So,...
  • DEEP-FREEZING THE TRUTH AT PENN

    03/22/2018 3:46:56 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 39 replies
    Front Page ^ | 22 March 2018 | Heather McDonald
    The diversity imperative demands dissimulation and evasion. The academic-achievement gap, the behavioral differences that produce socioeconomic disparities, and the ubiquity of racial preferences must all be suppressed in public discourse, since they undercut the narrative that white racism is the driving force in American society. This dissimulation was on display last week at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, when Dean Ted Ruger announced that law professor Amy Wax would no longer teach mandatory first-year law courses at the school. In a memo announcing his decision, Ruger accused Wax of “conscious indifference” to truth. It is Ruger, however, who has...
  • Please try to stop posting You Tube videos to FR.

    03/22/2018 8:44:48 AM PDT · by MeganC · 97 replies
    Vanity/Personal ^ | 3/22/2018 | MeganC
    Just my personal request to the FReeper community that we stop posting You Tube videos on here if we can at all avoid it. You Tube hates us and is one of several leftist media outlets that's currently engaged in trying to silence us and deny us a means to organize. We should not be helping them add to their advertising revenue if we can at all avoid it. Thanks for reading. - Megan
  • Conservative paper pressured into suspending publication

    03/21/2018 11:39:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 21, 2018 | Anthony Gockowski
    An underground conservative newspaper at Taylor University was recently pressured into temporarily suspending publication for striking “fear in some students.” The anonymous paper, called Excalibur, was launched in February by a group of professors as a means to articulate “conservative stances boldy, extensively, and without fear of editorial filter,” according to a copy of the print edition obtained by Campus Reform.
  • Another Youtube Purge Now *Terminating* Non-Leftist Political Channels

    Another major Youtube algorithm change is resulting in mass account terminations, video flagging and further demonetization of popular political Youtube channels. And yes, you guessed it, they are almost all on the political right. This purge is rolling out now just one year after the ‘adpocolypse” censorial wave hit where Youtube began mass demonetization of primarily conservative political sites — from alt right sites to Louder With Crowder, who uses edgy political humor from the traditional right, all the way to mainstream conservative sites such as PragerU. The demonetization and flagging of dozens of popular conservative sites has been continuing...
  • The Penn Law School Mob Scores a Victory

    03/19/2018 6:05:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 18, 2018 | Heather Mac Donald
    The campus mob at the University of Pennsylvania Law School has scored a hit. Prof. Amy Wax will no longer be allowed to teach required first-year courses, the school’s dean announced last week. Now the leader of Black Lives Matter Pennsylvania wants Ms. Wax’s scalp. According to a weekend newspaper report, if she isn’t fired within a week, “he plans to make things on the West Philadelphia campus very uncomfortable.” Ms. Wax’s sin this time was to discuss publicly the negative consequences of affirmative action. Her punishment underscores again the dangers of speaking uncomfortable truths in a university setting. The...