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  • William Shatner battles with fans over defense of 'Baby It's Cold Outside'

    12/12/2018 7:29:04 AM PST · by Freeport · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2018-12-12 | Tyler McCarthy
    Former “Star Trek” actor William Shatner has taken a hard stance on the ongoing controversy surrounding the Christmas song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” to both the joy and dismay of his fans. As previously reported, the song has been removed by some radio stations over claims that the song deals with a woman saying “no” to a man’s advances and him persisting. The 87-year-old actor took to Twitter on Tuesday to urge fans to call into CBC radio after it announced that it would remove the holiday song from the airwaves to demand they play it. “Call in to CBC...
  • Human Wrongs Perpetrated Against Christians ... in Canada

    12/11/2018 3:18:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Arthur Schaper
    Canada’s commitment to human rights has dwindled faster than imagined. A nation founded within the British Empire, whose leaders were Bible-believing Christians committed to a civilizing mission around the world, Canada has fallen so far from its Judeo-Christian roots and causes. The attacks on freedom of speech and religion are staggering, and American citizens—as well as freedom fighters around the world—need to pay attention. The homeland of John Candy, Kenneth Galbraith, Jordan Peterson, The McKenzie Brothers, Bonhomme, Francophone Americans, and Brian Mulroney has gone fascist.This immoral rot began fifty years ago, and the fruit of this poisonous tree is in...
  • The Stigma Against My Conservative Politics Is Worse Than The Stigma Of Being Gay

    12/11/2018 7:02:22 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12-11-18 | Chad Felix Greene
    “Why would a person choose a life where they will be hated, judged, and rejected by society?” This was one of the first arguments I learned to defend myself against in arguments about my sexuality. In the late 1990s, it was perceived as a powerful call to the humanity of those who opposed gay rights under the notion that it was merely a lifestyle choice. The idea was that if we could appeal to others’ sense of compassion for our social plight, perhaps they could understand the effects of their intolerance. I often fantasized about breaking through the walls of...
  • We are NOT biased against conservatives and we DO care about privacy, says Google's CEO

    12/11/2018 7:33:18 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10 December 2018 | Emily Goodin
    We are NOT biased against conservatives and we DO care about privacy, says Google's CEO, as he prepares to be quizzed by Congress for first time ever Google CEO Sundar Pichai will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday in his first formal appearance before lawmakers It comes after he was criticized for skipping a September hearing that featured top executives from Facebook and Twitter He is expected to be questioned on Google's handling and protection of user data, privacy practices, disinformation campaigns, and its plans for China Republicans are expected to ask about concerns that conservative voices are...
  • Twitter Now Purging Regular Conservatives (Purge of Alex Jones was proof-of-concept)

    12/10/2018 7:08:18 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    Stream.org ^ | Published on December 10, 2018 | RACHEL ALEXANDER
    If Twitter hasn’t suspended or banned you yet, don’t feel relieved. You may be next. When Twitter and other big tech companies started banning fringy rightwing characters over the past year or so, few people objected, because even most conservatives weren’t sympathetic to those purged. It’s hard to feel sympathy for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. But once the radicals were banned, it became far easier to ban others. Now, people tend to talk about public issues mostly on the big tech platforms. Minority viewpoints can use them to get around the mainstream or legacy media. A biased article in The...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Vows to Get Revenge on Trump Jr. [semi-satire]

    12/07/2018 9:52:22 PM PST · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    Newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-MY) vowed to "mete out sweet revenge" in response to Donald Trump Jr. sharing a meme predicting that if her socialist views are implemented Americans would end up eating their dogs. "He may think he's clever mocking me," Ocasio-Cortez said, "but in another month I'll have the subpoena power I need to make his life a living Hell. On the specific topic of eating dogs, though, Junior is overlooking the positive impact that would have on mitigating global warming. So really, the joke is on him." In related news, Google advised journalist John Stossel that...
  • John Stossel’s Anti-Socialism Video Age Restricted by YouTube

    12/06/2018 7:47:36 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    newbusters.org ^ | 12/5/2018 | Alexander Hall
    Libertarian TV personality and former ABC reporter John Stossel says Youtube placed age restrictions on a video he published about socialism. The restrictions were later removed, but the fact they occurred is part of a trend that concerns conservatives and free speech advocates. Stossel wrote at Townhall on Dec. 5, that Google informed that morning via email that it wouldn’t allow his "Socialism Leads to Violence" video to be viewed by young people. In his column, Stossel wondered whether this video restriction was the case of oversensitive algorithms or of big tech bias. Both are possible. His video, hosted by...
  • Gun Control: New York Wants to Make You Submit Social Media History Before Purchasing Guns

    12/06/2018 10:04:25 AM PST · by Bob434 · 47 replies
    NewsWeek ^ | 11/23/18 at 7:08 AM | Aristos Georgiou
    A proposed bill in the New York State Senate could mean that anyone wanting to buy a pistol or renew their permit will be subject to a review of their internet history and social media accounts going back up to three years.
  • Self-described feminist banned from Twitter says platform is setting 'dangerous' precedent

    12/06/2018 9:16:22 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 06 2018 | Julia Manchester
    Journalist Meghan Murphy said in an interview that aired Thursday on "Rising" that Twitter's practice of banning users for remarks it deems offensive is a dangerous precedent after she was banned from the platform last month. "I don't want to draw a line that ends up silencing people who have political ideas, or who are talking about ideologies, or who are challenging popular discourse that has been deemed offensive," Murphy, founder and editor of the website Feminist Current, told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on Wednesday. "Now we're banned, we're silenced, and I actually think it's quite dangerous," she continued. "This is...
  • The Creepy Line

    12/05/2018 1:35:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2018 | John Stossel
    This morning Google told me that it would not allow my YouTube video "Socialism Leads to Violence" to be viewed by young people. It violates "community guidelines," said the company in a computer-generated email.Anti-capitalist bias? Or just an algorithm shielding children from disturbing violence in Venezuela? I don't know.But a new documentary, "The Creepy Line," argues that companies like Google and Facebook lean left and have power they shouldn't have.The title "Creepy Line" refers to a comment by former Google chairman Eric Schmidt, who said when it comes to issues like privacy, Google policy "is to get right up to...
  • Starbucks to Block Porn in 14,000-Plus U.S. Stores

    12/01/2018 9:09:02 AM PST · by rktman · 55 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 11/30/2018 | Emily Ward
    The multi-national coffee chain Starbucks, which has 28,916 shops worldwide and 14,451 in the United States, said it would provide pornography-free Wi-Fi in its U.S. stores starting in 2019. This is happening because of pressure, over many years, from a coalition led by the internet safety group Enough is Enough (EIE). In an email to Business Insider, a Starbucks representative said the company had “identified a solution” to block porn in its U.S. stores, which it would implement in 2019 – over two years after the coffee chain initially said it would do so, and six years after it began...
  • EXCLUSIVE: GOOGLE EMPLOYEES DEBATED BURYING CONSERVATIVE MEDIA IN SEARCH

    11/30/2018 8:13:45 AM PST · by bitt · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/29/2018 | peter hasson
    Google employees debated whether to bury The Daily Caller and other conservative media outlets in the company’s search function as a response to President Donald Trump’s election “Let’s make sure that we reverse things in four years,” one engineer wrote in a thread that included a Google vice president Google employees similarly sought to manipulate search results to combat Trump’s travel ban Google employees debated whether to bury conservative media outlets in the company’s search function as a response to President Donald Trump’s election in 2016, internal Google communications obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation reveal. The Daily Caller...
  • Producer: My Christian Film Got Rated ‘R.’ It Has No Nudity, Sex, Bad Language

    11/30/2018 4:38:04 PM PST · by ransomnote · 24 replies
    westernjournal.com ^ | October 31, 2018 | J.P. Johnston
    Full Title: Producer: My Christian Film Got Rated ‘R.’ It Has No Nudity, Sex, Bad Language, Gore, Drugs. The Motion Picture Association of America adds its name to a list of increasingly brazen leftist media powerhouses who discriminate against conservative voices in the public square. Facebook: Graphic images of a woman smashing and eating a baby do not violate “community standards” but quoting a Bible verse on homosexuality does. Twitter: Conservative voices and alternative news sources frequently find themselves muzzled while profane rants against them are celebrated. Google: Discriminatory algorithms ensure that articles praising the Second Amendment, President Trump, traditional...
  • The New Evolution Deniers (SJW Transgender nonsense)

    11/30/2018 2:48:28 PM PST · by dirtboy · 19 replies
    Quilette ^ | November 30, 2018 | Colin Wright
    -snip- I’ve been privately contacted by close, like-minded colleagues warning me that my public feuds with social justice activists on social media could be occupational suicide, and that I should disengage and delete my comments immediately. My experience is anything but unique, and the problem is intensifying. Having successfully cultivated power over administrations and silenced faculty by inflicting reputational terrorism on their critics and weaponizing their own fragility and outrage, one fears whether there was no belief or claim too dubious that administrations wouldn’t cater to. Recently, this fear has been realized as social justice activists attempt to jump the...
  • Conservative boycott of Twitter can't and won't work, here's why

    11/30/2018 10:31:41 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/30/18 | Joe Concha
    Conservatives are increasingly vowing to quit Twitter for what they say is censorship of prominent voices. The problem with conservatives or any like-minded group quitting a social media platform and all joining a new one is simple: Echo chambers are absolutely no fun. Ever hear of the saying, "... to own the libs?" How about, "... to own the cons." These are prominent sayings on Twitter, and embody much of what the platform is about: embarrassing, or beating or berating the other side. Invariably it's a combination of the three. So if conservatives left Twitter to go somewhere else, would...
  • Jesuit university blocks Ben Shapiro event, saying it prompts ‘hateful speech’ from protesters

    11/29/2018 5:18:16 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/29/18 | Avery Anapol
    A Jesuit university has blocked a proposed event featuring conservative writer Ben Shapiro, citing the possibility of “hateful speech” by protesters. Officials at Gonzaga University in Washington state rejected a request from the school’s College Republicans chapter seeking to bring Shapiro to campus, according to conservative college news site Campus Reform. Judi Biggs Garbuio, Gonzaga’s vice president of student development, reportedly said in the denial that Shapiro’s speeches “routinely draw protests that include extremely divisive and hateful speech and behavior, which is offensive to many people, regardless of their age, politics or beliefs.” Biggs Garbuio also cited the school’s Christian...
  • Silicon Valley Sharia

    11/28/2018 2:21:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    This is a tale of two young, outspoken women in media. One is a liberal tech writer. The other is an enterprising conservative new media reporter. One has achieved meteoric success and now works at a top American newspaper. The other has been de-platformed and marginalized. Their wildly different fates tell you everything you need to know about Silicon Valley's free speech double standards. Some smug elites will downplay Twitter's disparate treatment of these users by arguing that private tech corporations can do whatever they want and that no First Amendment issues have been raised. But this battle is about...
  • Facebook jail for 3 days

    11/27/2018 2:38:34 PM PST · by wastedyears · 24 replies
    Communist Facebook ^ | 11/27/2018 | wastedyears
    I triggered someone on Facebook, and as a result got put in Facebook jail for three days. I guess people don't like the truth being told about the rapefugee invasion in Germany.
  • Conservative pundit says he was trying to avoid getting kicked off Twitter

    11/27/2018 8:46:33 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/26/18 | Julia Manchester
    Conservative commentator Jesse Kelly, who was banned from Twitter last week, said on Tuesday that he was actually trying to avoid getting kicked off of the social media platform. "I honestly have no idea," Kelly told Hill.TV's Buck Sexton when asked why he was banned from Twitter. "The truth is, I understand how sensitive Twitter is. I understand that they are run by leftists, and they're trying to run off people on the right, so knowing that I'm fairly careful with it," Kelly said. "Especially because it was a big tool I used to promote my show, to promote my...
  • Taking a Hint from Silicon Valley, China to Judge Citizens with Social Credit Scores by 2020

    11/24/2018 9:49:45 AM PST · by snarkpup · 25 replies
    Styxhexenhammer666 ^ | Nov 24, 2018 | Styx
    US corporations already do: https://twitter.com/tictoc/status/1065409779626098689