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  • Leaked Google Document Reveals Shift to Suppressing Free Speech

    10/17/2018 2:38:11 PM PDT · by walford · 29 replies
    The Stream ^ | October 17, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    An 85-page Google internal briefing, chillingly and perhaps oxymoronically titled “The Good Censor,” was just leaked. The big tech giants are moving away from supporting a free internet, it says. Instead, they move toward censoring their users. That’s inevitable. And possibly even “good.”The briefing matter-of-factly notes that global internet freedoms have gone downhill for the past seven years. Users now question celebrating the openness of the internet. “People are no longer willing to see the platforms as neutral mediators of social life.” “More people are asking, isn’t ‘big tech’ really ‘big media’ in disguise?” “Is it possible to have an open...
  • The Supreme Court will hear a case that could decide whether Facebook, Twitter can censor users

    10/17/2018 1:05:33 PM PDT · by rightwingcrazy · 93 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/16/2018 | Tucker Higgins
    The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could determine whether users can challenge social media companies on free speech grounds. The case, Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck, No. 17-702, centers on whether a private operator of a public access television network is considered a state actor, which can be sued for First Amendment violations. The case could have broader implications for social media and other media outlets. In particular, a broad ruling from the high court could open the country’s largest technology companies up to First Amendment lawsuits. That could shape the ability of companies like...
  • Warner Bros.' Asian Drama Hub DramaFever To Shut Down Immediately

    10/17/2018 12:40:10 AM PDT · by kaehurowing · 35 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 16, 2018 | Tamar Herman
    Nearly a decade after pioneering international television streaming in the U.S., DramaFever will be shutting down immediately according to parent company Warner Brothers. “Today, Warner Bros. Digital Networks will be closing its DramaFever OTT service due to business reasons and in light of the rapidly changing marketplace for K-drama content, a staple of the service’s programming,” the company said in an emailed statement after days of silence on DramaFever’s social media platforms. “Warner Bros. Digital Labs, which encompasses more than two-thirds of the DramaFever workforce, will continue operating, serving as the tech engine behind many of WBDN’s operations.”
  • Mark Zuckerberg Just Stole $315,000 From A Triple-Amputee Vet

    10/15/2018 9:26:12 PM PDT · by · 10 replies
    Minutemen Militia ^ | October 15, 2018 | Jeff Rainforth
    Mark Zuckerberg must need money because he just robbed a triple-amputee Iraq War vet blind. Brian Kolfage joined the Air Force just before 3000 Americans were killed in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks that also destroyed the Twin Towers in New York City. He wanted to serve. He wanted to keep what had happened to thousands of his fellow Americans from happening again. It was his duty, he believed. During Brian's second tour in the Middle East, he volunteered for a dangerous mission in Iraq. On September 11th, 2004, exactly 3 years to the day since the 9/11/01 attacks,...
  • Massive, coordinated social media PURGE silences hundreds of conservative, libertarian channels

    10/15/2018 1:51:34 PM PDT · by spirited irish · 28 replies
    The Olive Branch Report ^ | Oct. 15, 2018 | Mike Adams
    Popular pages like The AntiMedia (2.1 million fans), The Free Thought Project (3.1 million fans), Press for Truth (350K fans), Police the Police (1.9 million fans), Cop Block (1.7 million fans), and Punk Rock Libertarians (125K fans) are just a few of the ones which were unpublished.
  • Mark Zuckerberg Just Stole $315,000 From A Triple-Amputee Vet

    10/15/2018 4:06:50 AM PDT · by iontheball · 25 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | October 14, 2018 | Jeff Rainforth
    Mark Zuckerberg must need money because he just robbed a triple-amputee Iraq War vet blind.
  • Pastor Andrew Brunson suspended on Twitter 2 days after release from Turkey (vanity)

    10/14/2018 10:09:43 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 56 replies
    Twitter ^ | oct 15, 2018 | self
    Pastor Andrew Brunson (@BrunsonPastor) apparently created a Twitter account on the day he was released from Turkey. The version says his twitter account was created on October 12th. >P> Here is his suspended page https:/ Here is the October 13th save of his page at Pastor Andrew Brunson (@BrunsonPastor) Official Account Pastor Andrew Brunson (@BrunsonPastor) Beigetreten Oktober 2018 Pastor Andrew Brunson (@BrunsonPastor) {when you hold your mouse over the word Oktober, it shows that the account was created on October 12.} This graphic says the pastor violated Twitter rules.
  • UNC-A professor charged, accused of taking political sign

    10/13/2018 1:56:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 41 replies ^ | October 7, 2018
    A UNC-A instructor is charged with a misdemeanor after accusations that she stole a political sign. Mike Summey, treasurer of the local political action committee Angry Buncombe Taxpayers, says he saw associate English professor Amanda Wray and an unidentified woman grab the sign Friday, near the intersection of Leicester Highway and Mt. Carmel Road. Wray turned herself in Sunday morning. 
  • Soros-funded Media Matters virtually admits it’s behind Facebook’s purge of political pages

    10/13/2018 9:16:57 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | October 12, 2018 | Jim Simpson
    On Friday, the George Soros-funded Media Matters for America virtually admitted it was directing a purge of more than 800 Facebook pages and accounts. It noted that Facebook shut down a bunch of pages run by “fake news” outlets on Thursday. But then said the social media giant missed some. Would not be surprised to see those “missed” sites shut down soon. Note that whereas Facebook claimed its decisions were “behavior violations,” not “content violations,” MMFA goes out of its way to identify the content. It says, “Facebook’s takedown removed a plethora of bad actors who have used networks of...
  • Google CEO Tells Senators That Censored Chinese Search Engine Could Provide “Broad Benefits”

    10/12/2018 2:04:12 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 10 replies
    The Intercept ^ | October 12, 2018 | Ryan Gallagher
    Google CEO Sundar Pichai has refused to answer a list of questions from U.S. lawmakers about the company’s secretive plan for a censored search engine in China. In a letter newly obtained by The Intercept, Pichai told a bipartisan group of six senators that Google could have “broad benefits inside and outside of China,” but said he could not share details about the censored search engine because it “remains unclear” whether the company “would or could release a search service” in the country. Pichai’s letter contradicts the company’s search engine chief, Ben Gomes, who informed staff during a private meeting...
  • Outrageous: Facebook targets, deletes numerous political pages and accounts, cites rules...

    10/11/2018 4:19:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | 11 Oct 2018 | Joe Newby
    FULL TITLE: Outrageous: Facebook targets, deletes numerous political pages and accounts, cites rules regarding spam On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that Facebook, the social media giant once called the “world’s most dangerous censor,” unpublished over 800 accounts and pages, accusing those pages and accounts of flooding users with politically-oriented content the company says violates its policies on spam.According to the Post: The accounts and pages, with names such as Reasonable People Unite and Reverb Press, were probably domestic actors using clickbait headlines and other spammy tactics to drive users to websites where they could target them with ads, the...
  • Opinion: Silicon Valley tech giants like Facebook, Google now a direct threat to U.S. freedom...

    10/10/2018 2:22:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | August 7, 2018 | Joe Newby -
    FULL TITLE: Opinion: Silicon Valley tech giants like Facebook, Google now a direct threat to U.S. freedom, democracy By now, pretty much everyone on the Internet knows that a number of Silicon Valley tech giants have banned and censored Alex JonesÂ’ Infowars in a move that many believe was coordinated. Not only has Jones been banned from posting links to social media outlets, companies like MailChimp are targeting his basic business operation, preventing him from sending emails to subscribers. cristina lĂłpez g. âś” @crislopezg BREAKING: MailChimp has also dropped Infowars. Jones just compared his deplatforming to being sent to an...
  • THE GOOD CENSOR: Tech Companies Should ‘Police Tone’, Give Users ‘Positive Guidelines’

    10/09/2018 8:02:22 PM PDT · by Twotone · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 9, 2018 | Allum Bokhari
    A 85-page briefing entitled “The Good Censor,” exclusively leaked to Breitbart News from within Google, advises tech companies to “police tone rather than content” and to not “take sides” when censoring users. The document, which can be read in full here, acknowledges that tech platforms including Google have shifted towards censorship in recent years, moving away from their original commitment to the American tradition of free speech. Responding to the leak, an official Google source said the document should be considered internal research, and not an official company position.
  • Facebook Censors Ads for New Gosnell Movie About Abortionist Convicted for Murder

    10/08/2018 11:31:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 8, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    The “Gosnell” film producers hit another obstacle this week when the social media giant Facebook refused to run their ads. “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” will be in theaters beginning Oct. 12. Under-reported from the start, the film follows the true story of Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortionist who murdered newborn babies and committed numerous other crimes inside his “house of horrors” abortion facility. It stars Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark”) and is directed by Nick Searcy (“The Shape of Water,” “Justified”). Producers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney have faced roadblocks from the start of their project,...
  • Punching Left and Punching Right (Alternative to Facebook, Twitter, Youtube)

    10/08/2018 10:05:03 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 31 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | October 5, 2018 | Matt Bracken
    Punching Left and Punching Right Matt Bracken sends this report on a new social media platform that offers an alternative to Progressive behemoths such as Google, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, etc. Punching Left and Punching Right: Left-wing social media, Gab, and FreeZoxeeby Matt BrackenThere is a saying in the so-called progressive movement that “There are no enemies on the left.” Sometimes this is expressed as “Don’t punch left.” What this means is that in the furtherance of the progressive agenda, liberals will form common cause with declared Communists, despite Communism’s demonstrated record of tyranny and mass murder. On the right, some...
  • Facebook executive's Kavanaugh support triggers backlash for Zuckerberg

    10/04/2018 7:43:17 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 28 replies
    fox ^ | 10/04/2018 | Samuel Chamberlin
    Hundreds of Facebook employees have criticized a top executive after he attended Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's hearing last week in a show of support for the federal judge, The Wall Street Journal reported late Thursday.
  • Reddit’s r/The_Donald Censors Investigative Writer David Reznor and Articles from Chalet Reports

    10/03/2018 3:52:14 PM PDT · by LevonRiver · 11 replies
    Chalet Reports ^ | 2 October 2018 | Mercedes Malmesbury
    Chalet Reports has just been subjected to the most hypocritical, two-faced, bigoted, and abusive censorship that I have had the displeasure of witnessing in my many years as an editor. I normally don’t get directly involved in creating material for Chalet Reports because of my own traffic load in preparation of books for publication by Chalet Books, but this egregious abuse of the First Amendment by a forum that claims to be a champion of free speech is more than any rational human being who cares about freedom of expression can stand by silently and watch. David Reznor is among...

    09/30/2018 3:22:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10:21 AM 09/30/2018 | Virginia Kruta
    Kanye West delivered a speech to the cast and audience of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” in spite of the fact that NBC had already apparently cut the feed, moving to the credits. NBC cut the feed and went to credits, running short on time, before West finished his musical performance — but West went on to deliver a speech in spite of the fact that he was no longer on the air. West, whose support for people like Candace Owens and President Donald Trump has stirred social media to the boiling point on a number of occasions, began by telling...
  • MassResistance website taken down by web hosting co.after "complaints" by homosexual activist...

    09/27/2018 6:05:06 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 21 replies
    MassResistance ^ | September 26, 2018 | MassResistance
    MassResistance website taken down by web hosting company after "complaints" by homosexual activist – a convicted sex offender. Two other pro-family sites also taken down and others threatened. This is the next wave of anti-conservative assault: get ready for it! We’re back up – using a fearless Christian web hosting company! On Thursday, Sept. 20 the MassResistance website was suddenly taken down by the hosting company, HostGator, reacting to frivolous “complaints” by a homosexual activist (a convicted sex offender – who molested a minor). People who tried to access our website were met with a cryptic message but no further...
  • Google Admits Existence of Censored Chinese Search Engine Project; Dodges Questions at Hearing

    09/27/2018 10:41:35 AM PDT · by PFW · 3 replies
    Within a Senate privacy hearing on Wednesday – which was seemingly swept out of the media spotlight by the lead up to today’s Judiciary Committee’s hearing involving a Brett Kavanaugh accuser – Google’s chief privacy officer Keith Enright admitted the existence of Project Dragonfly, reportedly a censored search engine for China. During the hearing, members of the Senate Commerce Committee pressed Enright on how Google’s policies protecting user data would square up with the till-then rumored sanctioned search engine for China. Before Wednesday’s hearing, Google had refused to confirm or comment on the reports claiming it has begun working on...