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  • Germany: Full Censorship Now Official

    10/21/2017 3:01:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 10/21/17 | Judith Bergman
    Germany has made no secret of its desire to see its new law copied by the rest of the EU. When employees of social media companies are appointed as the state's private thought police and given the power to shape the form of current political and cultural discourse by deciding who shall be allowed to speak and what to say, and who shall be shut down, free speech becomes nothing more than a fairy tale. Or is that perhaps the point? Perhaps fighting "Islamophobia" is now a higher priority than fighting terrorism? A new German law introducing state censorship...
  • Students storm library, shut down College Republicans meeting

    10/20/2017 10:42:37 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 34 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 10.18.17 | Celine Ryan
    A College Republicans meeting at the University of California, Santa Cruz was taken over by protesters screaming that the group’s existence is a threat to the safety of students. Shortly after the CR meeting convened, one student entered the ground floor room of McHenry Library to ask attendees which group was assembling. After being informed that the meeting was a gathering of College Republicans, the student returned about 15-20 minutes later with company.
  • Students storm library, shut down College Republicans meeting

    10/19/2017 4:43:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | October 18, 2017 | Celine Ryan
    A College Republicans meeting at the University of California, Santa Cruz was taken over by protesters screaming that the group’s existence is a threat to the safety of students. Shortly after the CR meeting convened, one student entered the ground floor room of McHenry Library to ask attendees which group was assembling. After being informed that the meeting was a gathering of College Republicans, the student returned about 15-20 minutes later with company.
  • Twitter Blocks Candidate’s Mention of “Aborted Baby Parts” [semi-satire]

    10/17/2017 11:16:17 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Oct 2017 | John Semmens
    A tweet from Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) that mentioned Planned Parenthood’s sales of aborted baby parts led to Twitter blocking a campaign ad in her bid for a US Senate seat in her state. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey labeled Blackburn’s tweet “inflammatory and likely to evoke a strong negative reaction. On the one hand, there’s the woman who already has to deal with the emotionally difficult decision to terminate her pregnancy. Awareness that her baby might be cannibalized and sold for parts like a junked car would add unnecessary trauma to that decision.” “On the other hand, there is potential...
  • This College Professor Is Under Siege for Challenging Transgender Orthodoxy

    10/16/2017 12:01:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 13, 2017 | Jarrett Stepman
    A Boise State University professor recently learned what happens when you challenge left-wing social narratives on college campuses. Scott Yenor, a tenured professor, has been under siege on campus after publishing articles with The Heritage Foundation and The Daily Signal about feminism and the transgender movement. In those articles, Yenor explained the similarity in philosophy between the early feminists and modern transgender movement and how they aim at undermining traditional family values. He wrote in a Daily Signal article on Aug. 2:
  • The Free Speech Tax at UNC-Gomorrah

    10/16/2017 5:31:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2017 | Mike Adams
    The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) has long been a cesspool of moral rot and corruption. My longtime readers will recall that the first speech I ever gave on a college campus was at UNCG in 2004. The university had just spent $3,000 the night before to fund a speech by a porn star that referred to herself as the “Queen of Anal Sex” (I promise I am not making this up). But they refused to fund my speech on the First Amendment because it was “too offensive.” To cap it off, UNCG told the College Republicans (CRs)...
  • Twitter CEO promises to crack down on hate, violence and harassment with "more aggressive" rules

    10/15/2017 4:15:10 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 26 replies
    Yahoo Noose and Propaganda ^ | October 15, 2017 | Matthew Panzarino, Geek Shill
    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took to...Twitter today to promise a "more aggressive" stance in its rules and how it enforces them. The tweet storm was based in a response to the #WomenBoycottTwitter protest, as well as work that Dorsey says Twitter has been working 'intensely' on over the past few months. Dorsey says that critical decisions were made today in how to go about preventing the rampant and vicious harassment many women, minorities and other users undergo daily on the platform. "We decided to take a more aggressive stance in our rules and how we enforce them," Dorsey says. "New...
  • Why did Biloxi pull ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ from the 8th grade lesson plan?

    10/14/2017 11:31:15 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 43 replies
    SunHerald ^ | October 12, 2017 | Karen Nelson
    The Biloxi School District got complaints about the wording in “To Kill A Mockingbird” — an American classic being taught in 8th grade English Language Arts classes — and pulled it from the curriculum. It was an administrative and department decision, a member of the school board said, and not something that the school board voted on. It happened Wednesday or Thursday. Kenny Holloway, vice president of the Biloxi School Board said, “There were complaints about it. There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable, and we can teach the same lesson with other books. “It’s still...
  • Princeton op-ed: Conservatives have no right to free speech

    10/13/2017 8:22:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | October 13, 2017 | Matthew Penza
    An op-ed in the Princeton University student newspaper attacking conservatives' right to free speech has triggered an impassioned response from many students, and even a professor. Princeton student Ryan Born argued in his op-ed for The Daily Princetonian that "when conservatives appeal to 'free speech,'" it is safe to ignore them, since "they are appealing to a right that does not exist.”
  • Connecting the Dots

    10/12/2017 10:06:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2017 | Mike Adams
    Francisco Salinas is the Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion at Boise State University (BSU). He is perhaps the most intellectually constipated college administrator working west of the Mississippi and outside of the State of California. Due to his relative obscurity, his mendacity was well hidden until he decided to lash out at BSU Professor Scott Yenor. I am writing today in Yenor’s defense.The motivation for Salinas’ vicious attack on his colleague was that Professor Yenor decided to write an article in which he criticized feminism in general and gender identity politics in particular. In other words, he decided to...
  • Censorship in Seattle

    10/12/2017 10:45:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    If it were a plague, the government would rush to quarantine the infected, as occurred during Europe's Black Death in the 14th century. An immigration debate at Seattle University School of Law is a plague of a different sort, but deadly in a different way. The victim here is the right to free speech. The Washington Free Beacon reports that Annette Clark, the dean of Seattle University's Law School, has revoked the school's sponsorship of a Federalist Society event. The reason? The proposed debate on immigration, hosted by the school's Access to Justice Institute, might be "harmful" to minority students...
  • Students aggressively mock, harass Charles Murray at UMich

    10/11/2017 5:40:39 PM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | October 11, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski and Nikita Vladimirov
    Charles Murray’s event at the University of Michigan was completely overthrown by student protesters, who occupied the auditorium and loudly interrupted Murray for 40 minutes before sauntering out of the room. The event, set to begin at 6:00 p.m. EST, was immediately shut down by protesters before Murray even was given a chance to begin as one demonstrator projected a “white supremacist” hologram above his head.
  • Twitter Blocks Marsha Blackburn Campaign Announcement Video for ‘Inflammatory’ Pro-Life Message

    10/10/2017 8:44:11 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 23 replies
    Twitter has blocked Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn's (Tenn.) Senate campaign announcement ad, ruling that a pro-life statement was "inflammatory." At one point in the video, Blackburn, who announced last week that she is running for the Senate in Tennessee, heralded how she "stopped the sale of baby body parts," a reference to her investigation into Planned Parenthood's reported practice of "donating" body parts in return for monetary compensation. But a Twitter representative told the Blackburn campaign that Twitter blocked the ad from being promoted, calling it "an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction," the Associated...
  • Google Removes Russia-Backed Anti-Hillary Clinton YouTubers

    10/09/2017 4:46:37 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 9, 2017 | Ben Collins
    A Russian propaganda account purporting to be run by two African-American video bloggers named “Williams and Kalvin” was taken down by YouTube on Monday. The takedown comes hours after a The Daily Beast report revealed Williams and Kalvin’s Facebook and Twitter pages were pulled in August due to their ties to the Kremlin’s propaganda arm. The account was “terminated for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines,” according to a notice posted on the page. Williams and Kalvin’s videos mostly spouted Russian talking points and inflammatory conspiracy theories about the Clintons, including accusations of Bill Clinton hiding a secret love child. Google, which...
  • Greenfield: The First Casualty of Culture War is Free Speech

    09/29/2017 11:20:46 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 13 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 9/29/17 | Greenfield
    The First Casualty of Culture War is Free Speech Standing for the anthem is the new counterculture. September 29, 2017 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Don’t like millionaire black nationalists in the NFL refusing to stand for the anthem? Too bad! It’s freedom of speech. The same left that decided James Damore didn’t have freedom of speech at Google now insists that football players have it at the NFL. Never mind that the Google engineer was unknown until his...
  • Why didn't TV networks show angry, booing NFL fans Sunday or Monday?

    09/28/2017 2:55:07 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 46 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 9/27/2017
    With President Donald Trump's attacks against protesting NFL players still reverberating, the league's TV partners decided to air live coverage of the national anthem before Week 3 games. Those partners left out a key element of the coverage: crowd shots of angry fans. Networks typically do not televise the national anthem except for the Super Bowl and other special occasions, but they recognized there would be intense viewer interest this past weekend. Some fans, if they reacted at all, happily clapped and cheered during protests, but others did not, and they angrily let their home teams know it. The audio mics picked up the boos. Yet the TV networks mostly avoided crowd...
  • Tim Allen: ABC Killed ‘Last Man Standing’ Because It Had ‘Likable, Conservative Characters’

    09/27/2017 10:21:43 AM PDT · by drewh · 60 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 27 Sep 2017 | by Jerome Hudson
    Actor Tim Allen has doubled down on his condemnation of ABC’s decision to abruptly cancel the highly-rated sitcom Last Man Standing, saying his “funny, likable conservative” character may have led to the show’s demise. The veteran actor and stand-up comedian unloaded on the network Tuesday during an appearance on Norm Macdonald Live. “I have no idea why they did what they did,” Allen said of ABC. “You couldn’t have handled this worse.” “Second biggest show, [ABC] hadn’t won a Friday night in 15 years,” he said. “They put us out to pasture on Friday and we won Friday. Big night...
  • The Idiot’s Guide to Censorship

    09/26/2017 4:52:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2017 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: All proceeds from the following column will be spent on me.Some college students know nothing about the First Amendment. I mean that literally. For example, a student recently complained to me that the police had violated his First Amendment rights by pulling him over without a warrant. First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, whatever! As annoying as the complete constitutional illiterate can be, I am perhaps more annoyed by those who have some familiarity with the First Amendment and therefore conclude that they are constitutional scholars. These semi-literate clowns email me pretty often. Just last week, one of them wrote...
  • With Vatican on the Defensive, Now is the Time for Formal Correction

    09/25/2017 4:24:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | September 25, 2017 | Steve Skojec
    “The Great Firewall of China,” says Wikipedia, “is the combination of legislative actions and technologies enforced by the People’s Republic of China to regulate the Internet domestically. Its role in the Internet censorship in China is to block access to selected foreign websites and to slow down cross-border internet traffic.”Information is power, and in a totalitarian communist regime like China’s, one must be very careful about allowing the proletariat a chance to have too much to think. Among the common websites blocked by China’s nationwide internet filter are Facebook, Google, and Twitter.Among the websites not blocked by the Great Firewall is correctiofilialis.org — the website erected by...
  • POLL: Should anti-Progressive speech be allowed on college campuses?

    09/22/2017 11:22:48 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 16 replies
    POLL: Should anti-Progressive speech be allowed on college campuses? No, speech or viewpoints that are offensive or biased against certain groups of people should not be permitted Yes, students should be exposed to all types of speech and viewpoints I'm not sure