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  • Twitter Says It Would Consider Banning Donald Trump's Account

    11/30/2016 9:56:55 AM PST · by mandaladon · 136 replies
    SFIST ^ | 30 Nov 2016
    The president-elect of the United States is a notorious troll — a fact which his promise to ban Muslims from entering the country, threat to imprison and strip Americans of citizenship for exercising their First Amendment rights, and widespread insulting of people online all make clear. We now learn via Slate that the two technology platforms Donald Trump uses most prominently to spread his messages of hate and division, Twitter and Facebook, take a very different stance on how to respond to future instances of harassment by Trump. Namely, Twitter says it would consider suspending his account. Facebook, which CEO...
  • Reddit to crack down on abuse after CEO is targeted

    11/30/2016 12:59:51 PM PST · by bobk3 · 31 replies
    Social media website Reddit Inc, known for its commitment to free speech, will crack down on online harassment by banning or suspending users who target others, starting with those who have directed abuse at Chief Executive Steve Huffman. Huffman said in an interview with Reuters that Reddit's content policy prohibits harassment, but that it had not been adequately enforced. "Personal message harassment is the most cut and dry," he said. "Right now we are in an interesting position where my inbox is full of them, it's easy to start with me." As well as combing through Huffman's inbox, Reddit will...
  • This Saudi prince now owns more of Twitter than Jack Dorsey does

    11/23/2016 7:42:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Quartz | 11/23/16 | Alice Truong
    Article cannot be posted to FR. Link to the article is here. Summary: Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud owns 34.9 million shares of Twitter stock. Jack Dorsey, Twitter's co-founder and CEO, only owns 21.86 million shares. Links to the official filings substantiating these numbers are within the article linked above.
  • The CEO of Reddit confessed to modifying posts from Trump supporters

    11/23/2016 7:18:23 PM PST · by Admiral_Zeon · 68 replies
    Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has confessed to modifying the posts of some users on the most visible Donald Trump-supporting "subreddit" community after they repeatedly slung verbal abuse in his direction.  The story begins earlier this week, when The New York Times published a report on Comet Ping Pong, a Washington DC pizza place that a false news item on social media had pegged as the center of a child-abuse ring run by Hillary Clinton and Democratic National Committee chair John Podesta, despite a lack of any evidence.Following that report, Reddit took steps to shut down the "r/Pizzagate" subreddit community, which...
  • NYT [New York Time] Advocates Internet Censorship

    11/23/2016 9:48:14 AM PST · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    The New York Times wants a system of censorship for the Internet to block what it calls “fake news,” but the Times ignores its own record of publishing “fake news,” ___ In its lead editorial on Sunday, The New York Times decried what it deemed “The Digital Virus Called Fake News” and called for Internet censorship to counter this alleged problem, taking particular aim at Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for letting “liars and con artists hijack his platform.” As this mainstream campaign against “fake news” quickly has gained momentum in the past week, two false items get cited repeatedly, a...
  • Facebook Said to Create Censorship Tool to Get Back Into China

    11/23/2016 5:50:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 23, 2016 | Mike Isaac
    Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, has cultivated relationships with China’s leaders, including President Xi Jinping. He has paid multiple visits to the country to meet its top internet executives. He has made an effort to learn Mandarin. Inside Facebook, the work to enter China runs far deeper. The social network has quietly developed software to suppress posts from appearing in people’s news feeds in specific geographic areas, according to three current and former Facebook employees, who asked for anonymity because the tool is confidential. The feature was created to help Facebook get into China, a market where the social network...
  • James Woods stops using Twitter (because of political censorship/liberal bias)

    11/23/2016 2:16:28 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 27 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 22, 2016 | James Woods
    Since @Twitter is now in the #censorship business, I will no longer use its service for my constitutional right to free speech. #GoodbyeAll
  • College liberals think people who voted for Trump and Brexit are dumb (trunc)

    11/22/2016 3:59:03 PM PST · by Sergio · 16 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 11-22-2016 | Kate Hopkins
    Full title: College liberals think people who voted for Trump and Brexit are dumb but letting them brainwash our society is what's stupid ...Outraged at the prospect of a right-winger speaking freely at a state-funded school, the Department for Education's counter-extremism unit stuck on its full riot gear announcing Milo posed a threat to both the security and reputation of the school. Rather than let the 220 pupils who had signed up to hear him speak, listen, challenge him and make up their own minds, it was decided that exposing pupils to anything other than a liberal viewpoint could be...
  • It Must End: Blurred Lines of Opinion, News and Social Media Profanity

    11/21/2016 11:33:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2016 | Bryan Crabtree
    We have a serious problem with online-harassment, fraud, distortion and lies by media outlets. And, many of our citizens have turned online dialogue and comment threads into pornography. Something has to be done. Fake NewsFor example, the most popular stories about the presidential election in 2016 were false: Hillary Clinton sold weapons to ISIS, The Pope endorsed Donald Trump, Ireland was accepting refugees fleeing America because Trump was elected and RuPaul, the drag queen, said he was groped by Trump. Millions of Americans share these stories believing they were true. The stories shared and viewed by Americans from more reputable...
  • While Twitter bans Right Wing accounts, Child Pornography goes unnoticed

    11/21/2016 11:21:56 AM PST · by Admiral_Zeon · 41 replies
    Twitter doesn’t have a problem with “hate speech” it has a child pornography problem. While Twitter continues to purge right-leaning accounts at the behest of the Southern Poverty Law Center and other left-wing groups, it allows child pornography accounts. Twitter user @0hour has exposed the massive child pornography ring that exists on Twitter. As I was writing this article, the @0hour Twitter account was suspended. *If you happen to encounter any illicit/illegal material on Twitter or other social media platforms, immediately report it to the FBI.*
  • Google Promises to Censor "Fake News" [semi-satire]

    11/21/2016 9:02:22 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 Nov 2016 | John Semmens
    Acknowledging that "our knee-jerk notion that freedom of speech should not be stifled may have blinded us to our responsibility to prevent the promulgation of 'fake news,'" Google's chief executive Sundar Pichai said and promised "to do a better job of weeding out erroneous and misleading posts in the future." Pichai was especially hard on himself "for letting Hillary down. The more established media arbiters at CNN, NBC, CBS, etc. held as firm as they could to protect their viewers from being exposed to bogus news like the Wikileaks documents. But those of us in the Internet zone allowed our...
  • Why We Need More Censorship (video only)

    11/17/2016 9:51:24 AM PST · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 11-17-2016 | Dave Cullen
    Hello. I have reached a conclusion all by myself and have not been in any way influenced by anybody else at all to make this video and I hope everybody understands where I'm coming from. I am going to read the statement now. "I, Dave Cullen, do hereby retract all of my previous statements concerning social media censorship..." (looks off camera) I, I can't do this, I'm sorry... (sound of repeating rifle chambering a round) Okay. I can do this... "I have now seen the error of my ways and have realized that stringent community guidelines policies on Twitter and...
  • Business Insider drops comments from articles

    11/16/2016 9:41:55 PM PST · by Gen-X-Dad · 40 replies
    Talking Biz News ^ | November 8, 2016 | Chris Roush
    Business Insider has joined other websites in dropping the comments function at the end of its articles. "Over time the value of our comments section has diminished, with a small but outspoken group increasingly resorting to name-calling and worse."
  • 'Fake News' List Includes Breitbart, Daily Wire and others in bid to shut down opposition online

    11/16/2016 11:33:38 AM PST · by Admiral_Zeon · 17 replies
    Previous attempts by Google AdSense and Facebook Audience Network saw the companies ban sites that "misrepresent, misstate or conceal information". However the proliferation of fake news during the US elections, some argued, swayed votes towards Donald Trump and prompted the social media platform and giant search engine into changing their policies. An unofficial task force of Facebook employees has reportedly taken it upon themselves to examine the company’s role in promoting these fake websites during the election.  Melissa Zimdars, assistant professor of Media and Communications at Merrimack College collected all the websites she could find which she deemed "false, misleading, clickbait-y, and/or satirical...
  • Google boss: We will 'work to fix' fake news

    11/16/2016 11:12:43 AM PST · by Red Steel · 36 replies
    bbc ^ | November 16, 2016
    Google's chief executive Sundar Pichai, says it is important it and other social media businesses promote "accurate" stories to their billions of users.
  • HOW DEMOCRATS KEEP THEIR AREAS BLUE

    11/15/2016 5:48:27 PM PST · by cradle of freedom · 18 replies
    I have been pondering the violence and intimidation that the Democrats have visited on Trump supporters during this past week. Portland is one of the centers of this storm of politically correct madness. I believe this is all carefully planned and designed to keep the area voting blue. How do they accomplish this? First: They have these psycho thugs on call to cause a disturbance whenever the Democrats want. The Dems let these angry anti-social people pour out their rage on innocent people because if the Dems do not let them have "room to destroy" these dangerous looney tunes will...
  • Hillary's post election agenda (no, its not creating jobs)

    11/08/2016 3:16:58 PM PST · by mainestategop · 17 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Hillary Clinton's Post-election agenda is not about making America great again. She already thinks as she has said in speech after speech she thinks America is still great! Great that so many white people are out of work and out of a job, great that so many children are graduating illiterate and ill equipped to handle the real world yet know all about gayness, sex, a politically correct history of mankind that brands white people and Christians as a cancer while lauding Islam and animal worship. Hillary thinks its great that in America a man who shoots a home invader...
  • Twitter Silences Wikileaks: Shadow Banned

    11/06/2016 8:26:05 PM PST · by nerdgirl · 91 replies
    Twitter.com ^ | 11/06/2016 | Stacey Reiman
    Twitter tonight took the UNPRECEDENTED move of silencing the leading critic of Hillary Clinton, Wikileaks. Twitter took the action to mute their tweets tonight, so that just a fraction of their followers will see them, and they no longer show up in searches. Check for yourself: search Twitter for tweets by @wikileaks Spread the word.
  • Twitter IS the Swamp: Clinton CorruptionFinder.com BANNED in Advance of Election

    11/06/2016 7:46:19 PM PST · by nerdgirl · 29 replies
    CorruptionFinder.com ^ | 11/06/2016 | Stacey Reiman
    Well FReepers tonight I had some great success when Wikileaks sent 2 tweets about the Corruption Finder from their Wikileaks Task Force account. They posted in Spanish about our new Spanish language version, which I created to help Hispanics who may not read English very well, and still want to learn about the extend of Hillary Clinton's corruption. For anybody who still hasn't seen it, the website is Corruption Finder Within a couple of hours, my account was MUTED by Twitter. The "shadow ban" - which means your tweets are muted to a HUGE amount of your users. And your...
  • The Dark Art of Political Intimidation

    11/06/2016 4:55:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/27/16 | Kimberly Strassel
    Intimidation, harassment, and blackmail have become the norm in American politics. Why? Because it works. Kimberley Strassel, author of The Intimidation Game, explains. Donate today to PragerU: http://l.prageru.com/2eB2p0h YouTube has placed this video in Restricted Mode. SIGN OUR PETITION to fight back!: http://l.prageru.com/2d5k57G
  • China is Rapidly Seizing Control of America's Largest Propaganda Machine-Hollywood...Huge Problem!

    11/05/2016 1:07:07 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 47 replies
    Daily Caller.com ^ | November 5, 2016 | Ryan Pickrell
    China is getting more and more involved in the American movie business, and there may be some negative consequences. The Dalian Wanda Group, a Chinese multinational conglomerate corporation, plans to invest billions of dollars in Hollywood’s “Big Six” studios, the China Daily reported. Wanda controls thousands of movie screens around the world and is owned by the richest man in China, billionaire Wang Jianlin.
  • PROOF: Youtube Caught Targeting and RESTRICTING Conservative Videos!

    11/05/2016 8:51:46 AM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 22 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 11/05/16 | Steven Crowder
    Youtube has the right to do whatever they want. As a business, it's not "censorship". But the selective targeting of specific political opinions, and the coverup thereof is the problem. So I felt compelled to bring it to your attention. I will always be on youtube, and even doing more free content here. But soon, we will provide other platforms and opportunities to circumvent what's going on here, as voices of opposition can no longer be beholden to intolerant SJWS, hellbent on silencing them. So tune into the November 8th livestream to hear our major announcement, and find out how...
  • How the Left Muzzles Opposition

    11/02/2016 4:59:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 2, 2016 | David Solway
    The engines of anti-democratic subversion have been grinding away for decades. The signs and portents all around us. The emergence of the scourge of political correctness and the lockstep leftist agitprop of the mainstream media, for example, are sure indicators of advancing democratic collapse. According to Reporters Without Borders, Canada ranks 18th and the U.S. 41st in its World Press Freedom Index -- a rather shabby performance for ostensibly enlightened democratic nations. Political disinformation has come to supplant journalistic integrity in a sustained effort to steer the electorate toward the socialist agenda of anti-individualism, bigger government, state welfarism and bureaucratic...
  • A Public University Makes Students Choose Between Their First Amendment Rights And Graduation

    11/02/2016 7:15:15 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 2, 2016 | George Leef
    Just how desperately college and university administrators want to control what students say lest anyone take offense or feel “harassed” is revealed by a policy adopted at Iowa State University (ISU). ISU students are told that they must abide by the school’s policy against “harassment” of anyone in the university community. Students must complete a “training program” consisting of 118 slides online, covering the university’s non-harassment policies and procedures, and then pledge never to violate them. But what if a student thinks that the ISU policy goes way beyond preventing true harassment and amounts to an abridgement of his rights...
  • Professor Who Tweeted Against PC Culture Out At NYU

    10/30/2016 4:30:02 PM PDT · by OddLane · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 30, 2016 | Melkorka Licea
    An NYU professor crusading against political correctness and student coddling was booted from the classroom last week after his colleagues complained about his “incivility,” The Post has learned. Liberal studies prof Michael Rectenwald, 57, said he was forced Wednesday to go on paid leave for the rest of the semester. “They are actually pushing me out the door for having a different perspective,” the academic told The Post...
  • Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race - ProPublica (Mega-Liberal SiliconValley Hyprocrisy)

    10/28/2016 12:12:28 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 6 replies
    ProPublica ^ | 10/28/2016 | Julia Angwin and Terry Parris Jr.
    Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race Facebook’s system allows advertisers to exclude black, Hispanic, and other “ethnic affinities” from seeing ads. by Julia Angwin and Terry Parris Jr. ProPublica, Oct. 28, 2016, 8 a.m. David Sleight/ProPublica Imagine if, during the Jim Crow era, a newspaper offered advertisers the option of placing ads only in copies that went to white readers. That’s basically what Facebook is doing nowadays. The ubiquitous social network not only allows advertisers to target users by their interests or background, it also gives advertisers the ability to exclude specific groups it calls “Ethnic Affinities.” Ads that...
  • All the News That Fits

    10/26/2016 8:57:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 26, 2016 | Bill Kassel
    You’re probably appalled at the American media’s shameless whoring for Hillary Clinton, asking yourself why they would so thoroughly debase their much-touted journalistic ethics. President Obama has answered that question. As reported by Agence France Presse, during a recent speech in Pittsburgh he postulated: “We are going to have to rebuild within this wild-wild-west-of-information flow some sort of curating function that people agree to. “There has to be, I think, some sort of way in which we can sort through information that passes some basic truthiness tests and those that we have to discard, because they just don’t have any...
  • The Ruling Class

    10/26/2016 10:07:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 26, 2016 | John Stossel
    America is often described as a society without the Old World's aristocracy. Yet we still have people who feel entitled to boss the rest of us around. The "elite" media, the political class, Hollywood and university professors think their opinions are obviously correct, so they must educate us peasants. OK, so they don't call us "peasants" anymore. Now we are "deplorables" -- conservatives or libertarians. Or Trump supporters. The elite have a lot of influence over how we see things. I don't like Donald Trump. I used to. I once found him refreshing and honest. Now I think he's a...
  • YouTube vs. Conservative Speech

    10/25/2016 6:08:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, The Wall Street Journal wrote an editorial about YouTube restricting access to 16 videos -- down from 21 -- that were created and posted online by my nonprofit educational organization, Prager University. The subheading read, "YouTube thinks Dennis Prager's videos may be dangerous." The Journal said: "Tech giants like Google and Facebook always deny that their platforms favor some viewpoints over others, but then they don't do much to avoid looking censorious. ... Dennis Prager's 'PragerU' puts out free short videos on subjects 'important to understanding American values' -- ranging from the high cost of higher education to...
  • Trump critics call for crackdown on conservative media

    10/24/2016 10:56:44 AM PDT · by kevcol · 64 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 24, 2016 | Rudy Takala
    Critics of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on both the left and the right are calling for a crackdown on conservative media after the election, especially on talk radio and the Web. . . . "We need to get to a point where Hannity only has paid contributors on. He doesn't need to have elected officials on," Mackowiak said. "Someone needs to be making sure that if you want to go open $50,000 [in ads] on Breitbart, that there is, that you get a phone call that follows that up and makes clear you're not helping."
  • CAUGHT ON TAPE: UN bans skeptical journalists from climate summit for holding views not...

    10/22/2016 8:02:28 AM PDT · by GilGil · 17 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | 10/21/2016 | Marc Morano
    FULL TITLE: CAUGHT ON TAPE: UN bans skeptical journalists from climate summit for holding views not ‘particularly helpful’ The United Nations has rejected the media credentials of three journalists from a conservative news outlet in Canada to the upcoming UN climate summit in Morocco in November. Nick Nuttall, a UN official, admitted in an October 18 CBC interview that The Rebel news outlet is being banned from attending the UN summit because of its skeptical reporting of the UN’s climate claims. Nuttall tried to justify the UN media ban by noting that The Rebel TV host Ezra Levant has called...
  • Opposing Planned Parenthood is now a criminal activity [CA]

    10/20/2016 10:44:58 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    n signing a bill that criminalizes the distribution of a “confidential” video of a “health-care provider,” Gov. Jerry Brown has at least dispensed with the notion that California’s Democratic leadership cares at all about free-speech rights. The new law, which could lead to jail time for violators, is the latest troubling example of how tenuous America’s political rights may be when one political party controls virtually every apparatus of power. Assembly Bill 1671 is a direct response to an activist group that last year released disturbing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials who were, according to a July 2015 report...
  • Twitter Shadow Banning Trumpers for Debate

    10/19/2016 3:03:42 PM PDT · by nerdgirl · 47 replies
    Vanity | 10/19/2016 | Stacey Reiman
    We've all heard rumors of this, but I wanted you to know that this is actually happening, and it's being done in order to affect the social media conversation about the debate tonight. I'm an active but careful Twitter poster. Since suffering a "shadow ban" a couple of weeks ago, I have stopped using all Trump related hashtags. That means I don't include things like #NeverHillary, #VoteTrump, and #Maga in my tweets. I don't post too much, or use too many "@" tags for famous people. I just post about Hillary and her corruption, as well as ardent support...
  • Barack Obama Wants To “Curate” Your News Feed

    10/16/2016 8:16:42 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 24 replies
    Fits News ^ | 14 October 2016
    As the corporate-owned, liberal legacy media continues its “all in” offensive to get Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, elected president, the man she would replace in the oval office is going on the offensive against alternative news sources. “We are going to have to rebuild within this ‘Wild, Wild West’ of information flow some sort of curating function that people agree to,” U.S. president Barack Obama said on Thursday during a speech in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Wait … what? “Curating function?” That sounds an awful lot like censorship to us … While Obama claimed he was not embracing censorship, he said...
  • Good-time Censorship of Language and Your Brain

    10/13/2016 7:44:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/13/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    Words... The purpose of giving us the “right” words to say is really to eliminate “other” things we might say. Things not approved by the pop culture and the State January 13, 2016, FoxNews.com: “An email sent last week to Tinseltown’s A-listers by Associate Director of Public Engagement at the White House Jesse Moore – titled ‘Artists & Entertainers Unite to #StopGunViolence’ and addressed to ‘Family’ – offered Twitter-ready talking points for showing support for President Obama’s gun control agenda. FoxNews.com, which obtained a copy of the email, compared it to tweets sent by such stars as Ashton Kutcher, and...
  • YouTube Hides and SLAPS WARNING on New Trump Ad About Hillary’s Health

    10/11/2016 12:01:05 PM PDT · by kevcol · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 11, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    YouTube has ‘unlisted’ and added a warning to the new Donald Trump ad entitled “Dangerous” posted Tuesday morning by the Team Trump account that focuses on national security and warns that Hillary Clinton does not have the stamina and judgment to keep America safe. YouTube also placed the ad behind the “Restricted Mode” firewall that blocks “inappropriate content’.
  • Lies and Bullying from the Human Rights Campaign

    10/11/2016 9:12:26 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 5 replies
    The New Atlantis ^ | 10-10-16 | editors
    October 10, 2016 – On a page published last week on its website, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) repeatedly distorts our recent New Atlantis report “Sexuality and Gender: Findings from the Biological, Psychological, and Social Sciences.” Furthermore, the HRC threatens Johns Hopkins University with repercussions unless the university publicly disavows and denounces its scholars’ work — thus attempting to chill academic research on controversial subjects in general. Most of the HRC document is an exercise in distortion. To clarify the record, here are responses to a few specific misrepresentations: HRC CLAIM: The New Atlantis report “falsely implies that children are...
  • TWITTER Buries 32 of Donald Trump’s GOTO Battleground Tweets! (This article is false; see #60)

    10/07/2016 5:19:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeWarrior · 85 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct 7, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    On October 3, 2016 Twitter deliberately “shadowbanned” (censored) 32 of Trump’s tweets, plus it deleted one other tweet. When Twitter shadowbanned Trump’s tweets, the general public can no longer see any of the tweets, and only users who replied or re-tweeted the tweet’s can see said censored tweet — or if one knows the URL/web address of the tweet, one can see said censored tweet.
  • FEC War: Dems Reject Call To Protect Internet News, Talk Radio From Regs

    10/05/2016 4:18:49 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-5-2016 | Paul Bedard
    Paul Bedard October 5, 2016 In the latest partisan escalation on the Federal Election Commission, a top Democratic commissioner has ripped a Republican commissioner's bid to protect books, radio and Internet media from regulation as "pitiful." Ann Ravel, a former FEC chairwoman, joined other Democrats at a meeting this month to block Republican Lee Goodman's proposal to explicitly expand the "press exemption" from regulations to books, satellite radio and Internet-based news media. In pushing his plan aside, Ravel said that she didn't have enough time to consider Goodman's proposal. Goodman noted that the proposal has been under consideration for a...
  • Young-Earth Creationist Wins Lawsuit

    10/04/2016 12:52:05 PM PDT · by fishtank · 54 replies
    Proslogion ^ | 10-4-16 | Dr. Jay L. Wile
    Young-Earth Creationist Wins Lawsuit Oct. 4, 2016 More than three years ago, I wrote about the sad story of Mark Armitage, a gifted scientist who has become an expert in microscopy. In addition to running his own microscope company, he also worked as the Manager for the Electron and Confocal Microscopy Suite in the Biology Department at California State University Northridge. While on a fossil dig in the Hell Creek Formation in Montana, he discovered a 48-inch Triceratops horn. When he and his colleague soaked it in weak acid to remove the mineral components, they recovered soft, brown tissue.
  • The Week I Became a Target (Scott Adams blog)

    10/04/2016 11:43:21 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 51 replies
    Scott Adams blog ^ | 10/03/2016 | Scott Adams
    Scott Adams previously endorsed Clinton for his safety (said so in his blog), now formally endorsed Trump because of Clinton's deliberate lies and deception. And now he's being shadow banned, harassed, economically undermined. Details at his blog.
  • Sowell: The Academic Curtain

    10/03/2016 4:55:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 4, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Back in the days of the Cold War between the Communist bloc of nations and the Western democracies, the Communists maintained pervasive restrictions around Eastern Europe that were aptly called an "iron curtain," isolating the people in its bloc from the ideas of the West and physically obstructing their escape. One of the few things that could penetrate the "iron curtain" were ideas conveyed on radio waves. "The Voice of America" network broadcast to the peoples of the Soviet bloc, so that they were never completely isolated, and hearing only what the Communist dictatorships wanted them to hear. Ironically, despite...
  • Watch as Univ. of Kansas SJWs insult, berate, and shout down conservative students seeking dialogue

    10/02/2016 8:36:35 AM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 2, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    A dark age descends on America’s campuses, fostered and welcomed by the disciples of Gramsci that have seized control of the commanding heights of education and culture. In place of the sacred academic tradition of open inquiry, they have substituted a reign of virtue, at least as they define it, so that dissenting ideas not only need not be heard, they must be actively suppressed. The so-called Social Justice Warriors, intoxicated with their own sense of absolute righteousness, are enforcing the dogmas of revolutionary purity. Emily Zanotti of Heat Street descries what happened when the University of Kansas chapter of...
  • Campus debate on Black Lives Matter called racist, shut down by protesters (VIDEO) [U Michigan]

    09/30/2016 7:04:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    College Fix ^ | September 28, 2016 | Staff
    University of Michigan forum ‘devalues the #BlackLivesMatter movement,’ students say A routine debate on Tuesday hosted by a University of Michigan debate club was effectively shut down after a throng of protesters stormed the event and repeatedly shouted over participants, claiming the topic on whether Black Lives Matter is harmful to racial relations is too racist and bigoted to be discussed.
  • Why The Left Hates The Internet...

    09/29/2016 4:02:59 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 14 replies
    09-28-16 | Bill Randles
    I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.(John 9:4)The internet is an amazing phenomenon. In spite of all of it’s many uses for evil, the cyber-world is the last bastion of free speech available to the world, a kind of international “town square” of communication, inviting one and all into the various ‘conversations’ breaking out since it’s inception and explosive growth. Anyone who can type has a voice on the internet. Because of that some truly great writers and journalists have emerged, who never would have...
  • F.Gaffney on Obama’s Attempt to Slip Irreversible Internet Surrender Under the Radar:"

    09/28/2016 2:27:17 PM PDT · by bushwon · 44 replies
    Breitbart - Hat Tip Drudge ^ | 9/28/16 | John Hayward
    Full Title: Frank Gaffney on Obama’s Attempt to Slip Irreversible Internet Surrender Under the Radar: ‘We’ve Got THREE DAYS to Fix This" Center President and founder Frank Gaffney joined Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Tuesday to offer his thoughts on the first presidential debate and a vitally important topic that was not addressed, the impending surrender of U.S. control of Internet registration. Registration. Hillary Clinton made the case – I think pretty well, actually – for more of the same, and if you really want more of the same, whether it’s in immigration, whether it’s in...
  • Censorship: Facebook Deleted 100,000 ‘Hate Posts, Insults’ in Just One Month

    09/28/2016 12:39:24 PM PDT · by bushwon · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/28/16 | Virginia Hale
    Facebook revealed that within the last month it deleted 100,000 posts by German users for containing “hate”, but Justice Minister Heiko Maas has blasted the figure as too low. At a conference in Berlin, Maas said that to be accountable, social networks must publish the number of posts contested by users. The Justice Minister’s remarks implied that complainants on social media are valid judges of what constitutes criminal speech, something usually only determined by a court. The number of deleted posts “with hate comments” was revealed this week by Facebook’s European policy director, Richard Allan. Maas criticised Facebook’s decision not...
  • Michael Savage Cut From Airwaves For Controversial Hillary Statements "I'VE BEEN SABOTAGED ..."

    09/28/2016 7:42:34 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 49 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Sept. 27, 2016 | Charles Campbell
    In an email to Aaron Klein of Breitbart, Savage explained his side of the story: Pure sabotage......during my discussion of the side effects of Levodopa, used for treating Parkinson’s.... Trying to make sense of what had happened, Savage discussed the incident on his show in real time: “I spent 30 minutes talking about Hillary’s health problems; I read you every fact about it. I then read you the pharmacology of Levodopa which is the main drug for Parkinson’s, and right in the middle of that discussion of Levodopa and its side effects, I was cut off across the country.”
  • Video on the new stupid monetization guidelines on YOUTUBE

    09/22/2016 12:14:12 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 13 replies
    In addition there's a petition here https://www.change.org/p/google-inc-dear-youtube-stop-de-monetizing-awesome-content-and-remove-new-stupid-guidelines asking Google to remove these ridiculous guides. Yes! I know Change.org leans to the left but still there are worthwhile petitions on that site and sometimes some conservative petitions like supporting gun rights can be found there.
  • ICANN A FReeper List of Those Who Opposed (Vanity)

    09/21/2016 1:31:46 PM PDT · by The Westerner · 45 replies
    The Westerner
    For future reference, a list of congressmen or major public figures who opposed transfer of ICANN to foreign control is important. Granted that some senators are taking a stand now, for political reasons, but FReepers can put that on the list as background information. Please keep your post brief so the list can be skimmed quickly. Or separate the name and your comment with a paragraph. Some FReepers have argued that the impending transfer on October 1, 2016 is akin to giving Communist China the Panama Canal--or worse: because they who control domain name listings, control Free Speech. Some FReepers...