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  • Beware the 'Inclusive Language' Minefield

    07/19/2019 4:44:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2019 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    In the most liberal cities in America, the goal of maximum "inclusion" often requires an energetic scrubbing of language, especially gender terms. This week in California, the Berkeley City Council voted to amend its municipal code to achieve maximum sensitivity for the ever-increasing demands of the gender-smashing left. A council member explained, "In recent years, broadening societal awareness of transgender and gender nonconforming identities has brought to light the importance of non-binary gender inclusivity." It was high time to "make the environment of City Hall and the language of city legislation consistent with the principles of inclusion." Some of the...
  • Exclusive: Facebook’s Process to Label You a ‘Hate Agent’ Revealed

    06/13/2019 7:23:53 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 June 2019 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    Facebook monitors the offline behavior of its users to determine if they should be categorized as a “Hate Agent,” according to a document provided exclusively to Breitbart News by a source within the social media giant. The document, titled “Hate Agent Policy Review” outlines a series of “signals” that Facebook uses to determine if someone ought to be categorized as a “hate agent” and banned from the platform. Those signals include a wide range of on- and off-platform behavior. If you praise the wrong individual, interview them, or appear at events alongside them, Facebook may categorize you as a “hate...
  • Trump is the enemy of the American people

    06/12/2019 4:40:07 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 21 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 11 June 2019 | S.E. Cupp
    Just put it on the towering pile of scripts even the writers of “Veep” would have rejected as too absurd. But it’s shockingly, appallingly, real. See if you can follow this. On Tuesday morning, the president’s national security adviser, John Bolton, announces North Korea is one of five countries he believes are actively spreading misinformation about dysfunction in the Trump administration. Bolton says this — again, on Tuesday morning — in an interview at a Wall Street Journal event. Bolton goes on to smear the American press — at this press event — as “the stenographers of these regimes,” who...
  • Microsoft Teams with Establishment ‘NewsGuard’ to Create News Blacklist

    01/23/2019 3:37:31 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jan 2019 | Allum Boakhri
    Without consulting with its users, Microsoft has installed an establishment media browser extension, purportedly designed to rate the accuracy of news websites, as a default setting on mobile versions of its Edge browser. In practice, it creates a news blacklist by warning users away from sites including Breitbart News, The Drudge Report, and the Daily Mail. The browser extension, called “Newsguard,” presents users with a red warning label if they navigate to a website that it judges to be unreliable. A “green” rating is given to websites that NewsGuard considers trustworthy. A number of pro-Trump websites, including Breitbart News, are...
  • How a lie about George Soros and the Migrant Caravan multiplied online

    10/31/2018 11:59:48 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    MSN ^ | 10-31-2018 | Brad Heath, Matt Wynn and Jessica Guynn
    This is the life of a lie. Three weeks ago, a caravan of Hondurans began walking nearly 2,000 miles to the United States. Their ranks grew as they inched north and, along with them, falsehoods grew, too. But one stands out: a conspiracy theory that liberal billionaire George Soros, a Jewish immigrant, is paying the migrants to make the journey – or even orchestrating it. Members of Congress and the president’s son both repeated it. Conservative celebrities, too. It also may have resonated in darker places. Cesar Sayoc, the man charged with mailing pipe bombs to Soros and other prominent...
  • Google will now filter out negative news and tell you ‘something good’ instead

    08/22/2018 8:09:51 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    Metro ^ | August 22, 2018 | Jeff Parsons
    Google has launched a brand new feature for its artificially intelligent Google Assistant that’s designed to cheer people up by filtering negative news. Simply ask your phone (or the Google Home speaker) to ‘tell me something good’ and you’ll be given a nice summary of positive stories about people solving real problems. ‘These days we’re consuming more news than ever, and sometimes, it can feel like there are only problems out there,’ explained Ryan Burke, a creative producer at Google’s Creative Lab. ‘But the fact is, there is a plethora of ‘good news’ happening, and we’re not talking about unlikely...
  • When Digital Platforms Become Censors

    08/17/2018 9:47:15 PM PDT · by lasereye · 67 replies
    WSJ ^ | AUGUST 17, 2018 | GLENN HARLAN REYNOLDS
    <p>Call 2018 the “Year of Deplatforming.” The internet was once celebrated for allowing fresh new voices to escape the control of gatekeepers. But this year, the internet giants decided to slam the gates on a number of people and ideas they don’t like. If you rely on someone else’s platform to express unpopular ideas, especially ideas on the right, you’re now at risk. This raises troubling questions, not only for free speech but for the future of American politics and media.</p>
  • Dan Rather: Trump criticism of media is 'straight out of Orwell'

    07/29/2018 5:55:46 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Veteran journalist Dan Rather said on Friday that President Trump’s false statements about and attacks on the media are "straight out of Orwell." The former longtime CBS News anchor told CNN’s Don Lemon that Trump is "authoritarian" and wants people to believe that "the one and only truth comes from him." [Snip] "As several people have said before me, he is not just attacking the truth, he wants to annihilate the truth," the former anchor added. "He wants to move us completely into the post-truth political era in which there’s no such thing as objective facts." Rather added that there...
  • Inside Cuomo’s plan to have your face scanned at NYC toll plazas

    07/24/2018 4:10:43 PM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 44 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 20 2018 | Danielle Furfaro, Jennifer Bain and Ruth Brown
    Big Governor is watching you. Facial-recognition cameras at bridge and tunnel toll plazas across the city are already scanning drivers’ visages and feeding them into databases to catch suspected criminals, Gov. Andrew Cuomo revealed Friday. “When it reads that license plate, it reads it for scofflaws . . . [but] the toll is almost the least significant contribution that this electronic equipment can actually perform,” Cuomo said at a press conference outside the Queens Midtown Tunnel. “We are now moving to facial-recognition technology, which takes it to a whole new level, where it can see the face of the person in the...
  • ‘I’m not an isolated case’: Doctor fired for refusing to use trans pronouns speaks out

    07/11/2018 4:58:24 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 87 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | July 10, 2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    UNITED KINGDOM, July 10, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A doctor who has worked for 26 years with the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has been “sacked” for refusing to use transgendered patients’ incorrect, “preferred” pronouns. The treatment of the 55-year-old father of four who believes that sex is biological and not a matter of personal preference raises questions about the chilling effect that pro-LGBT policies of government agencies have on freedom of speech, especially when it comes to Christians. Multiple reports from UK media indicate that Dr. David Mackereth was “deemed to be ‘unfit to work’ after he said he would...
  • OUR DERANGED WHITE HOUSE PRESS CORPS

    05/03/2018 9:41:00 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 46 replies
    Powerline ^ | May 3,2018 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Today Sarah Sanders conducted a press briefing. What transpired illustrates Michael Ramirez’s point that there is no difference between the crazed comic Michelle Wolf and the crazed reporters who cover the White House for their various liberal outlets. Ms. Sanders opened, as usual, by talking about some of the things going on in the White House and around the country: Today in the Rose Garden, President Trump continued the tradition of celebrating the National Day of Prayer. The President also signed an executive order to ensure that all faith-based communities have strong advocates throughout his administration..... Do you think the...
  • The UK’s Orwellian Nightmare

    04/27/2018 1:43:40 PM PDT · by davikkm · 5 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    Oh, how the mighty have fallen. At its height, the British Empire ruled over approximately a quarter of the world’s population and land mass. They produced some of the greatest minds of all time, including Adam Smith, John Locke, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and the founding fathers of the United States. In the 21st century, however, they have stumbled. Now, they’re abandoning Enlightenment values and teetering on the brink of a full-blown Orwellian nightmare. Although they formerly embraced The Enlightenment and liberty with the rest of the Western world, the United Kingdom’s government never provided robust protections to freedom of...
  • School District Forbids Parents From Opting Kids Out of LGBT Lessons

    04/25/2018 3:37:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 62 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | Apr. 25, 2018 | Todd Starnes
    Parents in Orange County, California may not opt their children out of lessons related to gender identity or sexual orientation, according to a memorandum written by the school district’s general counsel. “Parents who disagree with the instructional materials related to gender, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation may not excuse their children from this instruction,” read the memorandum from Ronald Wenkart to the Orange County Board of Education. A school district spokesman confirmed the authenticity of the memorandum sent to us by a parent.
  • Are You Prepared to Throw Acid in Children's Faces?

    03/10/2018 5:33:19 PM PST · by pcottraux · 36 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | March 10, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    By Philip Cottraux In George Orwell’s 1984, all freedom is a thing of the past and the world is run by an authoritarian government known as Big Brother. People live under misery and oppression, every move they make being watched carefully by the sinister party, INGSOC. Every room of every home is equipped with a telescreen that monitor’s one’s every move, the slogan “Big Brother Is Watching You” playing over and over again. Even showing a facial expression of slight disinterest over one of the Party’s big announcements can cause one to be arrested for suspicion of “thought crimes.” Our...
  • The Cultural Borg

    11/21/2017 8:44:07 AM PST · by x1stcav · 12 replies
    Declination Blog ^ | Nov 15, 2017 | Thales
    It’s the deliberate dismantling of Western civilization in the attempt to remake it into a global Orwellian Socialist technocracy. It used to be that if your country fell under the Marxist bootheel, you could escape here, as my father-in-law did, and as many others have. It used to be that as it crept into America, you could leave the blue state for a red state. You could stay a step ahead of the Cultural Borg. Now, there’s really nowhere left to go. The Cultural Borg, meanwhile, continue marching on. And they are showing signs of adapting to Trump’s weaponry. I...
  • Soros’s Smear Scripts

    03/02/2017 9:47:36 AM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    Frontpage ^ | March 2, 2017 | Matthew Vadum
    A radical group linked to rogue billionaire George Soros has been providing scripts containing anti-Trump talking points for constituents to read aloud during congressional town hall meetings. One of the scripts distributed by the Revolutionary Love Project encourages town hall participants meeting with their member of Congress to accuse the Trump administration of – wait for it – “xenophobia, racism, and Islamophobia.” Constituents are urged to use those precise words to “forcefully condemn” President Trump’s immigration and border security initiatives, Aaron Klein reports at Breitbart News. Information about the scripts came as leaked audio from anti-Trump activists associated with the...
  • UN rights experts criticize US failure to unequivocally reject racist violent events [disgusting]

    08/25/2017 6:40:01 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 48 replies
    UN News Centre ^ | 23 August 2017
    23 August 2017 – The United Nations body monitoring implementation of the global convention on prohibiting racial discrimination has called on high-level politicians and public officials of the United States to unequivocally and unconditionally reject and condemn racist hate speech and crimes in Charlottesville and throughout the country. “We are alarmed by the racist demonstrations, with overtly racist slogans, chants and salutes by white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and the Ku Klux Klan, promoting white supremacy and inciting racial discrimination and hatred,” said Anastasia Crickley, Chairperson of UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), in a news release. In...
  • France doubles fines for racial discrimination

    08/24/2017 10:54:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 24 August 2017 17:00 CEST+02:00
    The French government has doubled its fines for those found guilty of racial or discriminatory defamation in “non-public” statements. The increased fine specifically addresses fines issued for “non-public” statements — such as those made on a private Facebook group or to a small group of people — containing abuse aimed at a person or group based on their origin, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identification. Businesses whose directors or employees are found to have made discriminatory statements will now face potential fines of up to €7,500 for a one-off incident. And for repeat offenses, that rises to a...
  • Media have forfeited all objectivity in bid to pull down Trump

    06/03/2017 11:35:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Yakima Herald ^ | June 3, 2017 | George Parry, The Philadelphia Inquirer
    “As usual, the face of Emmanuel Goldstein, the Enemy of the People, had flashed upon the screen. There were hisses here and there among the audience. ... The programmes of the Two Minutes Hate varied from day to day, but there was none in which Goldstein was not the principal figure. He was the primary traitor, the earliest defiler of the Party’s purity. All subsequent crimes against the Party, all treacheries, acts of sabotage, heresies, deviations, sprang directly from his teachings. ... He was the commander of a vast shadowy army, an underground network of conspirators dedicated to the overthrow...
  • Let’s Stop Flattering Ourselves by Insisting It’s 1984

    03/04/2017 10:55:27 AM PST · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | March 2, 2017 | Jim Geraghty
    If Orwell were alive today, he'd be more concerned with the world's genuine dictatorships than with the Trump administration. On April 4, almost 90 art-house movie theaters across the country will show 1984, the British film starring John Hurt, as a form of protest against President Trump's stated desire to defund the National Endowment for the Arts. The theaters say they "strongly believe in supporting the [NEA] and see any attempt to scuttle that program as an attack on free speech and creative expression through entertainment." The George Orwell novel on which the film is based, you'll recall, is the...