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  • Students are the new masters – and the result is campus tyranny

    08/23/2017 9:26:39 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    www.spectator.co.uk ^ | Aug 23, 2017 | Brendan O'neill
    Universities are now factories of conformism; only the brave and resilient will survive them In a few weeks, a new intake of students will arrive, all fresh-faced and excited, at universities around the country. They’ll be thrilled at the prospect of escaping the wagging finger of mum and dad, eager to absorb new ideas. But I’m afraid they are in for a rude awakening. Unless they’re very fortunate, they will soon find themselves enveloped in a world that’s more censorious than stimulating and taught not to question ideas but to learn by heart the progressive creed. It will take...
  • Outed CIA agent trying to buy Twitter so she can cancel Trump’s account [Plame]

    08/23/2017 6:08:57 PM PDT · by Fedora · 83 replies
    Dennis Michael Lynch ^ | 08/23/2017 | Kat Shepherd
    Valerie Plame Wilson, the undercover CIA operations officer unmasked in July 2003, wants to buy a controlling share of Twitter. Her reason for doing so is to prevent President Trump from using the social media platform.Plame Wilson was an undercover operative specializing in weapons of mass destruction for the CIA before influential columnist Robert D. Novak exposed her and her husband, Joseph Wilson. Plame Wilson had previously been critical of then President George W. Bush’s statements about Iraq’s purchase of nuclear weapons-grade uranium and accused members of the Bush administration of conspiring to destroy her career by breaking a 1982...
  • Is Google Working with Liberal Groups to Snuff Out Conservative Websites?

    08/20/2017 6:56:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/19/17 | Paula Bolyard
    Google revealed in a blog post that it is now using machine learning to document "hate crimes and events" in America. They've partnered with liberal groups like ProPublica, BuzzFeed News, and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to make information about "hate events" easily accessible to journalists. And now, there are troubling signs that this tool could be used to ferret out writers and websites that run afoul of the progressive orthodoxy. In the announcement, Simon Rogers, data editor of Google News Labs, wrote: Now, with ProPublica, we are launching a new machine learning tool to help journalists covering hate...
  • Cloudflare CEO on Terminating Service to Neo-Nazi Site: 'The Daily Stormer Are XXXholes'

    08/18/2017 1:38:05 PM PDT · by palmer · 21 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 8/16/17 | Kate Conger
    .... Here's the email Prince sent to staffers today explaining his decision: Team: Earlier today Cloudflare terminated the account of the Daily Stormer. We’ve stopped proxying their traffic and stopped answering DNS requests for their sites. We’ve taken measures to ensure that they cannot sign up for Cloudflare's services again. ... (He goes on to explain how he got out of bed and decided to nuke the Daily Stormer ... (later he published a blog post which I will link below)
  • The Curse Of Identity Politics

    08/16/2017 10:12:56 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 21 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 08/13/2017 | Rod Dreher
    Charlottesville is the kind of America that identity politics is calling into being. It’s time for straight talk about that. On the Right, the story is fairly straightforward. Neo-Nazis, white nationalists, and their ilk have to be condemned in no uncertain terms, and marginalized. The president’s coy rhetoric, dancing around these people for fear of alienating them, has to end. (I don’t expect it to end, but others on the Right need to speak up to condemn him.) It is not enough for conservative politicians and thought leaders to condemn these incidents. In their rhetoric, they need to start criticizing...
  • New York Times Columnist Backtracks After Threats from Violent Left

    08/15/2017 2:26:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 15, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yesterday on the program I happened to mention that a New York Times writer, Sheryl Gay Stolberg must not have gotten the memo because she sent out a couple of tweets acknowledging that the hate in Charlottesville was equally distributed. That there was as much hate on the left and violence on the left as there was on the so-called right here. She admitted that the Antifa — by the way, who is this Antifa? They keep naming this. All this is Occupy Wall Street. All this is is Black Lives Matter. There’s nothing new here. It’s not a...
  • Facebook to hire 500 workers in Essen to delete hate speech [Germany]

    08/12/2017 8:55:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 9 August 2017 16:56 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    Social media giant Facebook said on Wednesday that a second center in Germany committed to deleting hateful or violent content will be set up in Essen by fall. Facebook announced on Wednesday that a center in Essen dedicated to deleting hate speech and similar content punishable by law will hire 500 people and launch in the autumn. The first Facebook center in Germany dedicated to deleting criminal or offensive content on the site was set up in Berlin, and will be increasing their staff to 700. […] The law passed by the Bundestag (German parliament) in June requires sites like...
  • How Google's Jigsaw is fighting the darkest parts of the internet

    08/10/2017 11:11:02 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Mashable ^ | JUL 20, 2017 | KERRY FLYNN
    How Google's Jigsaw is fighting the darkest parts of the internet BY KERRY FLYNN JUL 20, 2017 Fake news, terrorist propaganda, hateful comments — the internet is not the nicest place in the world. Jigsaw is trying to change that. Formerly under Google, Jigsaw now is a subsidiary within Alphabet. The company, under the direction of Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt and Google Ideas founder Jared Cohen who serves as founder and CEO of Jigsaw, focuses on researching some of the darkest corners of the internet and implementing ways to address them. Yasmin Green, director of research and development at Jigsaw,...
  • The Google Manifesto: Free Speech Is How We’re Going to Lose Free Speech

    08/09/2017 3:11:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 9, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is fascinating here. The guy that wrote the manifesto’s got all kinds of people coming out and defending everything he said. Scientists at Rutgers are coming out defending the guy as having been right on point with everything. He’s basically said, “Look, don’t blame anybody. Women just aren’t as interested in tech jobs, and so therefore they’re not that well suited.” This is the reason why 25% of the tech workforce in Silicon Valley is female. Nobody’s denying them. It’s just that’s not what they want to do. And you would have thought that hell has been unleashed....
  • Former Google Employee: ‘There Are Efforts to Demote Anything Non-PC from Search Results’

    08/09/2017 5:06:57 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/08/17 | Allum Bokhari
    Google was thrown into turmoil last night after the company fired James Damore, author of a manifesto defending viewpoint diversity and a fact-based approach to the alleged gender gap in tech. In exclusive interviews with Breitbart News, more Google employees are now speaking out in support of the manifesto. Damore’s ten-page manifesto, which was met by an immediate backlash, described a climate of fear, in which employees who challenge prevailing leftist narratives at the company are faced with immediate threats to their career. Damore’s own experience appears to confirm this. Breitbart News is exclusively publishing a series of interviews with current and...
  • Read Google CEO's email to staff about anti-diversity memo

    08/08/2017 6:53:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    The Verge ^ | August 8, 2017 | Tom Warren
    Google employee James Damore has been reportedly fired for “perpetuating gender stereotypes.” The senior software engineer authored a 10-page “manifesto” condemning Google’s diversity efforts and claiming men are biologically more predisposed to working in the tech industry than women. In an internal memo to Google employees, CEO Sundar Pichai says he has cut his family vacation short to return to work and tackle the issues raised in the manifesto.
  • NJ Father Spends $5K to Reprint HS Yearbooks That Censored Trump Slogans

    08/05/2017 2:10:37 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 4, 2017
    You may remember the story of a New Jersey high school that came under fire after President Trump's campaign logo and slogan were digitally removed from two students' yearbook photos and another student's quote from the president was also excluded. The students complained about Wall Township High School's censorship, which led to an outpouring of support - including from the president himself - and the eventual suspension of the school's yearbook club adviser. 200 copies of the yearbook were reissued with the photos and quote intact, at a cost of $10,000. Now, it's been revealed that the father of one...
  • Eric Trump accuses Twitter of censorship

    08/04/2017 2:06:45 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 4, 2017 | Ali Breland
    President Donald Trump’s son, Eric Trump, on Friday accused Twitter of censoring one of his tweets. In a tweet on Friday, the president's son tweeted out a screenshot of a tweet posted earlier on Friday that read “Jobs Jobs Jobs!!!” followed by several American flag emojis. The tweet also retweeted another user's tweet that included a Drudge Report link about Friday's jobs report. Eric Trump's tweet was hidden for some viewers behind a standard Twitter warning, which was depicted in the screenshot. The grey warning box reads: “This tweet is not available because it includes potentially sensitive content.” “Why are...
  • #SayYuckToZUKerberg as 2020 U.S. President

    08/03/2017 10:49:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/03/17 | Judi McLeod
    Fight to hang onto your seats on the Information Highway, conservative news sites Summer time. And if you are one of the conservative news sites being suppressed by Internet giant Facebook, the living ain’t easy. Facebook’s massive weight is squatting on most conservative news sites, including this one, now down by 50 percent while having broken our own Facebook records a scant two months ago.
  • The Architects of Western Decline: A Study on the Frankfurt [CENSORED/DELETED]

    08/03/2017 9:27:29 AM PDT · by HLPhat · 28 replies
    VertigoPolitix - YouTube ^ | Apr 27, 2017 | VertigoPolitix
    This is the long overdue study of the Frankfurt School and Cultural Marxist philosophy which now controls Western intellectualism, politics, and culture. It was by design; it was created by an internationalist intelligentsia to eradicate Western values, social systems, and European racial groups in a pre-emptive attempt to spark global, communist (think liberal) revolution. Andrew Breitbart's historical notes are taken into the narrative.
  • Even At A Flagship 'Red State' University, Free Speech Can Be Dangerous For Students

    07/30/2017 12:36:53 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 29, 2017 | George Leef
    It’s widely known that college officials don’t much care for free speech by students – at least speech that bothers leftists. We’re always reading about how speech was prevented or punished at schools known for their “progressivism.” But it’s not true that you find policies that limit speech only at such institutions. You also find them at many colleges in generally conservative “red” states – such as South Carolina. A recent free speech case at the University of South Carolina (USC) shows that college officials anywhere are prone to writing and enforcing rules that make free speech dangerous. Since launching...
  • Judge Levies Fine for Exposing Planned Parenthood Crimes [semi-satire]

    07/24/2017 12:42:25 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 July 2017 | John Semmens
    Judge William Orrick levied a fine of $137,000 against David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) for violating his "gag" order in the case against them related to their undercover investigative report on Planned Parenthood (PP). Dalieden and the CMP produced a number of covertly recorded videos of PP officials engaging in illegal sales of aborted baby parts. "Mr. Daleiden may imagine himself a journalist going undercover to snare criminals," Orrick said. "However, he is not a recognized member of any established journalistic outlet—neither TV, radio, print nor electronic. He is, to all intents, just a private citizen...
  • China’s online media purification drive is changing millenials’ lifestyle (censorship)

    07/22/2017 10:06:48 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2017/7/20 | Zhang Yiqian
    ChinaÂ’s online media purification drive is changing millenialsÂ’ lifestyle By Zhang Yiqian Source:Global Times Published: 2017/7/20 18:53:39 Without US TV series or Japanese anime, young people are forced into the real world â—‹ In the past few weeks, a series of new restrictions on online media has been released. A few video streaming sites had their content removed and shows and forums are being closely monitored to purify the online environment â—‹ There have been both positive and negative reactions to the restrictions. Meanwhile, some alterations are emerging to fill the void, such as new shows from the State-run media...
  • Vimeo is more fascist than Youtube

    07/22/2017 1:31:44 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 7 replies
    So for awhile I was thinking of uploading videos on the video sharing site Vimeo which is the first video sharing website to go in High definition. I had thought of it for sometime but I thought not after learning the truth about Vimeo. Now you think Youtube is something to beholden my goodness lord have mercy! Vimeo I discovered not only bans conservatism, bans Christianity, bans, patriotism, bans family values, they also allow in place they allow pornographic movies, copyright infringement is allowed, they allow terrorist movies, they allow videos by leftists full of profanity and filth advocating the...
  • MILO: Barnes and Noble Not Selling ‘Dangerous’ Is ‘Almost Certainly Political’

    07/21/2017 6:38:01 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 20, 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    Former Breitbart Senior Editor MILO appeared alongside Breitbart Editor-In-Chief Alex Marlow on Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 to discuss the success of MILO’s new book and the state of the American left. ... “Not to give too much praise to old school Republicans, but I used to laugh slightly when conservatives in America would say how difficult it was to get a book off the ground or to have a successful media career as a Republican or as a conservative,” he continued. “Launching this book I’ve realised they were right, and I think the left hates me...