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  • Reddit: Will no longer allow any content showing people of color as aggressors

    07/08/2020 1:24:54 AM PDT · by AggregateThreat · 55 replies
    We can no longer allow any content that shows POC as the aggressor. Due to the new reddit updates to it's policies and rules, as well as administrator conversations with users; we can no longer allow any posts, comments, or other content that shows a POC as the aggressor. This is considered hate speech and/or harassment towards an important minority group and is no longer allowed. This absolutely means any videos, as well as news reports, photos, personal stories, data/statistics, police reports, or any other form of media.
  • Twitter has removed President Trump's "They're not after me. They're after you" meme

    07/01/2020 6:14:37 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 176 replies
    Twitter has removed President Trump's "They're not after me. They're after you" meme
  • Social Media Censorship: The Crack Down Begins 6 Months Before Election

    06/30/2020 1:23:57 AM PDT · by RandFan · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 30th | AFP
    San Francisco (AFP) - YouTube on Monday shut down six far-right channels for violating rules against "supremacist" content, booting videos by David Duke, Stefan Molyneux and Richard Spencer. The video sharing platform pulled the plug on the channels as online social media platforms face increasing pressure to crack down on hateful rhetoric. "We have strict policies prohibiting hate speech on YouTube, and terminate any channel that repeatedly or egregiously violates those policies," YouTube said in response to an AFP inquiry about the move. Since updating guidelines a year ago to better address supremacist content, YouTube saw a fivefold spike in...
  • Twitch suspends Trump campaign account

    06/29/2020 12:48:22 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | June 29, 2020 | Brian Fung
    Washington (CNN Business)Twitch, the video streaming service popular with online gamers, has suspended an account belonging to the Trump campaign, becoming the latest tech platform to take action against President Donald Trump. In a statement provided to CNN, Twitch, which is owned by Amazon (AMZN), said that "hateful conduct is not allowed." "In line with our policies, President Trump's channel has been issued a temporary suspension from Twitch for comments made on stream, and the offending content has been removed," said Brielle Villablanca, a Twitch spokesperson. MORE AT LINK
  • STEFAN MOLYNEUX: MY STATEMENT ON MY YOUTUBE BAN

    06/29/2020 6:15:33 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 58 replies
    freedomain ^ | 6/29/2020 | STEFAN MOLYNEUX
    Stefan Molyneaux's entire YouTube channel was just yanked today I didnt like all his stuff but he was one smart cookie!
  • Reddit Censorship?

    06/29/2020 10:26:27 AM PDT · by RandFan · 21 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 29th | Breaking 911
    @Breaking911 BREAKING: Reddit bans 2000 subreddits, including r/The_Donald to 'address hate' "The community has consistently hosted and upvoted more rule-breaking content than average, antagonized us and other communities, and its mods have refused to meet our most basic expectations..."
  • Jeff Bezos' Twitch temporarily bans Trump for 'hateful conduct'

    06/29/2020 11:49:34 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 101 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 29 2020 | Brian Flood
    Twitch, a streaming platform owned by Amazon mogul Jeff Bezos, has temporarily banned President Trump’s account for “hateful conduct” stemming from footage of the president’s speeches. “Hateful conduct is not allowed on Twitch. In line with our policies, President Trump’s channel has been issued a temporary suspension from Twitch for comments made on stream, and the offending content has been removed,” a Twitch spokesperson told Fox News. A rebroadcast of Trump’s 2015 campaign launch -- when he famously criticized people crossing the Mexican border to illegally enter the United States -- and comments Trump made at his recent Tulsa rally...
  • CONFIRMED: Facebook Senior HR Business Partner Leslie Brown FIRED following Project Veritas video!

    06/25/2020 3:58:46 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 25 2020 | vtvoultex
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHzz9aWO8HA&feature=youtu.be
  • Twitter’s Brazen 2020 Election Interference Will Eventually End In Banning Trump

    06/25/2020 7:49:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 25, 2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    TwitterÂ’s policies about misleading tweets and abusive behavior are deeply cynical and designed merely to censor speech Jack Dorsey doesnÂ’t like. It seems clear now that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is going to ban President Donald Trump. ItÂ’s just a matter of when.Dorsey will come up with a pretext, however absurd or cynical, as part of TwitterÂ’s ongoing efforts to interfere in the 2020 election. It will probably consist of a charge that Trump has had one too many violations of some entirely subjective and impossible-to-define Twitter policy on abusive or harmful speech.We got another preview of what that might...
  • Marsha Blackburn Pushes DOJ To Examine Google’s Power Over Free Speech

    06/22/2020 2:08:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 22, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    Republican Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn penned a letter to Attorney General William Barr Monday urging the Department of Justice to conduct a thorough antitrust investigation into Google’s monopolistic power over the internet after the tech giant’s recent attack on The Federalist. “As your antitrust investigation of Google intensified, I urge you to thoroughly scrutinize how the company’s anticompetitive practices could lead to the crippling of journalistic freedom,” Blackburn wrote. “I also ask that your probe examine abuses in both the online advertising and online search markets, and to take enforcement action swiftly before further economic harm results.” The letter comes...
  • Facebook takes down Trump ads 'for violating our policy against organized hate'

    06/18/2020 10:42:14 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 70 replies
    CNN Business ^ | June 18, 2020 | Donnie O’Sullivan
    New York (CNN Business) Facebook on Thursday said it had take action against ads run by President Trump's re-election campaign for breaching its policies on hate. The ads, which attacked what the Trump campaign described as "Dangerous MOBS of far-left groups," featured an upside-down triangle. The Anti-Defamation League said Thursday the triangle "is practically identical to that used by the Nazi regime to classify political prisoners in concentration camps."
  • Ice Cube Rips Twitter Over ‘Censorship’ After Being Locked Out

    06/17/2020 12:00:21 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 16 2020 | DAVID NG
    Rapper and actor Ice Cube is claiming censorship over Twitter’s decision to lock him out of his account, saying that his brutal style of truth telling is the real reason the social media giant is punishing him. Ice Cube tweeted a screenshot of his Twitter notice, which alleges that the rapper violated copyright law but doesn’t specify the tweet in question. “Speak a ltttle [sic] truth and people lose their minds,” Ice Cube tweeted. “The censorship starts. Mr. Twitter don’t lock my account just because I dropping jewels on the people. That was fowl.”
  • Justice Department to Propose Limiting Internet Firms’ Protections. The action follows President Trump’s executive order seeking to weaken broad immunity enjoyed by Facebook, Twitter and other platforms.

    06/17/2020 5:34:02 AM PDT · by karpov · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 17, 2020 7:00 am ET | Brent Kendall and John D. McKinnon
    The Justice Department is set to propose a roll back of legal protections that online platforms have enjoyed for more than two decades, in an effort to make tech companies more responsible in how they police their content, according to a Trump administration official. The department’s proposed reforms, to be announced as soon as Wednesday, are designed to spur online platforms to be more aggressive in addressing illicit and harmful conduct on their sites, and to be fairer and more consistent in their decisions to take down content they find objectionable, the official said. The Justice Department proposal is a...
  • Sean Davis: Federalist Comments Section Will Return, Looks Like NBC Partnered with Left-Wing Group to ‘Use Google to Go After Us’

    06/16/2020 6:50:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jun 2020 | Ian Hanchett
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the Federalist Co-Founder Sean Davis stated that the Federalist never got any notice from Google over the threatened demonetizing of the site, it appears NBC “partnered with a foreign left-wing group in Europe to go after us and to use Google to go after us.” And vowed that the site’s comments section will return. Davis said, “We never got any formal notice from Google. We never got any notice from their ad team. We learned about this from NBC News, from the reporter, Ms. Fraser, who emailed a general...
  • Tucker Carlson Highlights Google’s Ideological Control and Congressional Inaction…

    06/16/2020 7:44:55 PM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 6/16/2020 | SUNDANCE
    In his opening monologue today Fox host Tucker Carlson took on the subject of Google and their control over 70% of all on-line advertising revenue. Within the very accurate segment, Carlson noted that Utah Senator Mike Lee is in charge of the antitrust subcommittee and yet does nothing, absolutely nothing, to stop the authoritarian demonetization and deplatforming action carried out through the monopoly Google holds. No single issue will do more damage to the reelection efforts of President Trump than allowing Google to carry out their political agenda. However, that accepted, that’s also the motive for the Senate and DOJ...
  • Twitter Hires Ex-FBI Lawyer (James Baker) Who Played Key Role In Probe Of Trump Campaign

    06/16/2020 1:15:33 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/16/2020 | Chuck Ross
    Twitter announced Monday that it has hired the former FBI lawyer who approved key steps taken during the investigation into the Trump campaign, including the decisions to surveil former campaign aide Carter Page and to use an FBI agent to secretly monitor Michael Flynn during a national security briefing for the campaign. James Baker will serve as deputy general counsel of Twitter, said Sean Edgett, the general counsel of the social media company. Baker “is committed to our core principles of an open internet and freedom of expression,” Edgett said in a statement. Baker “brings experience navigating complex, global issues...
  • Zoom admits to cutting Off Activists Accounts in China

    06/12/2020 1:50:25 PM PDT · by Persevero · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6/12/20 | Helen Davidson
    Zoom has admitted it suspended the accounts of human rights activists at the behest of the Chinese government and suggested it will block any further meetings that Beijing complains are illegal.
  • Facebook bans woman for sharing her colourised World War Two images that showed Hitler and Goering: Artist says the website is ‘deleting history’ after her account was suspended

    06/12/2020 4:23:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 12, 2020 | Alice Cachia
    A woman has accused Facebook of trying to 'delete history' after the social media giant removed colourised images that showed Hitler and prominent Nazi figures from her profile and suspended her account for three days. Russian photo colourist Olga Shirnina from Moscow, Russia, is considered a world expert in transforming historic black and white pictures into colour. But she said a series of photos, bought to life and posted to her 23,000 followers, were removed by Facebook for breaching 'Community Standards'. One photo shows a striking picture of a side profile of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler dressed in a black...
  • Mark Zuckerberg blasts Trump for ‘incendiary rhetoric’ in response to scientists' ‘misinformation’ complaint

    06/12/2020 2:04:25 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 12 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    In a letter appearing online Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan write that President Trump’s “divisive and incendiary rhetoric” has left them “deeply shaken and disgusted” in a volatile time that they say requires “unity” in the U.S. Writing under the letterhead of their Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which focuses on technology solutions to social problems, the couple were responding to last week’s call by more than 270 scientists that Facebook address what the scientists described as “misinformation” appearing on social media. A copy of the Chan-Zuckerberg letter was posted on Twitter by Recode journalist Teddy Schleifer.
  • Biden campaign calls on Facebook to change political speech rules

    06/11/2020 10:49:33 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 11 2020 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Joe Biden's presidential campaign on Thursday called for Facebook to change its rules about posts from politicians and to strengthen its policies against election-related misinformation. In an open letter from the former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee's campaign to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the campaign urged Facebook to make changes to the platform's hands-off approach to political speech. The letter calls on Facebook to "proactively stem the tide of false information" by fact-checking election-related material that goes viral. It also urges the social media platform to fact-check political ads two weeks before elections. Facebook has faced intense criticism for...