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  • Twitter Suspends U.S. Border Chief For Celebrating Building Border Wall

    10/29/2020 3:30:49 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 20 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 10/29/2020 | Penka Arsova
    Twitter locked the account of CPB Commissioner Mark Morgan over a post that touted the progress and effectiveness of the wall on the southern border. The tweet claimed that “walls work” and that “every mile helps us stop gang members, murderers, sexual predators and drugs from entering our country,” according to a screenshot provided to The Federalist. Twitter said Morgan violated the company’s rules against “hateful conduct.” “You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease,” Twitter’s message...
  • Spotify defends allowing Alex Jones to appear as a guest on Joe Rogan's podcast, saying it won't ban conservative voices just because staff and listeners don't agree with them

    10/29/2020 2:10:44 PM PDT · by RandFan · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Oct 29 | By JENNIFER SMITH
    Spotify has defended allowing Infowars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to appear as a guest on Joe Rogan's podcast, saying it won't censor conservative voices just because some may not agree with them. In a memo to staff, Horacio Gutierrez, the company’s chief legal officer and head of global affairs, said that the platform would not ban people from going on others' shows just because staff may not agree with their views. 'Spotify has always been a place for creative expressions. It’s important to have diverse voices and points of view on our platform. 'We are not going to ban specific...
  • Cruz in heated exchange with Twitter's Dorsey: 'Who the hell elected you?'

    10/29/2020 4:27:59 AM PDT · by RandFan · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/28/20 12:46 PM EDT | BY REBECCA KLAR
    Sen. Ted Cruz during a hearing on Wednesday accused Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey of censoring content with an anti-conservative bias, with the Texas Republican focusing his argument around a policy the tech company has since changed. Cruz slammed Dorsey during the Senate Commerce Committee hearing over the company's decision earlier this month to limit the spread of a New York Post report that included allegations about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden that have been disputed by the former vice president's campaign. The company initially blocked users, including the New York Post, from tweeting links to the article,...
  • Facebook Permanently Bans Vet-Owned Apparel “American AF” Over Awesome Trump Merchandise

    10/28/2020 7:00:13 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 28, 2020 | By Jim Hoft
    Today the CEO of Facebook testified before the Senate Commerce Committee. CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed that Facebook does not censor or ban users based on their political beliefs. Obviously that is not true as Gateway Pundit has reported numerous times over the past three years. Last week we mentioned that Facebook removed a disabled senior citizen’s page without warning because she was conservative. Today we report another famous Facebook page has been banned for selling Trump merchandise.
  • Twitter is running a blackmail operation — cooperate or no traffic for you

    10/28/2020 4:45:09 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 28, 2020 | 6:46pm | Post Editorial Board
    For all their talk of “neutral platforms,” the Big Shots at Big Tech — Twitter, Facebook and Google — are running a protection racket. They figure they can dictate what Americans get to see and read, and what other media companies must do to reach the public via those platforms. It’s a clear threat to a healthy democracy — and Congress has noticed. On Wednesday, the Senate launched a hearing to investigate “Big Tech’s bad behavior.” Center-stage: Twitter’s strong-arm tactics to censor The Post ever since we began reporting on Hunter Biden’s e-mails. First, it froze our account and banned...
  • REVOLVER: The GOP’s Outrage Over Big Tech “Censorship” is Fake

    10/28/2020 9:17:30 AM PDT · by RandFan · 30 replies
    Revolver ^ | Oct 25 | Revolver
    Republicans in Congress claim they are outraged after Facebook and Twitter worked to suppress the New York Post’s bombshell story exposing Hunter and Joe Biden’s lies about Hunter’s dealings in Ukraine and China. But the majority of them are faking it. Republicans have had years and countless opportunities to put real pressure on Big Tech. Even at this very moment, Republicans are refusing to take actions that would protect Americans from the predatory global tech elite. As they have for more than a decade, Congressional Republicans are using Twitter as a smokescreen, a substitute for real action. Immediately after Facebook...
  • CNN Reports Conservatives Are ‘Discrediting’ Big Tech, Ignores New York Post’s Twitter Battle

    10/27/2020 1:35:24 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 4 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 10/27/2020 | Penka Arsova
    CNN this week accused conservatives of trying to ruin Big Tech’s reputation ahead of the election but failed to mention Facebook and Twitter’s censorship of the bombshell New York Post report about Hunter Biden. The CNN story: The piece, penned by CNN’s Brian Fung, suggests that there is a collective effort on the side of conservative to “discredit social media platforms.” He also notes the timing of the criticism, asserting that it escalated shortly before the presidential election. “A right-wing offensive is underway to discredit social media companies just days before the election,” Fund declared. “What began as complaints about...
  • Facebook, Google Pledged $700M to ‘Buy Off the Press’ Since 2018

    10/26/2020 8:10:46 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/26/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    If the liberal media’s relative silence towards Facebook and Google’s Orwellian behavior this electoral cycle seemed deafening, perhaps it's because many outlets have received big loads of cash from them. A Washington Monthly report headlined “How Facebook and Google Buy Off the Press” said that by 2018, both Big Tech companies “were already among the largest funders of journalism in the world.” However, since then, both corporations “have gone on to promise a total of $700 million in funding for journalism, not counting other ‘undisclosed’ funds and in-kind contributions.” What makes this funding dubious, is that “[j]ust who is receiving...
  • Republicans hesitate, then subpoena Facebook, Twitter CEOs over pro-Biden censorship

    10/26/2020 3:27:37 AM PDT · by xomething · 11 replies
    lifesitenews ^ | 10/24/2020 | Patrick Delaney
    Campaign contribution numbers provide some indications of where big tech money may be influencing Republicans on the Judiciary Committee. (LifeSiteNews) — The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to issue subpoenas to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over allegations of censorship. The social media giant had engaged in the “suppression and/or censorship” of bombshell reports by the New York Post charging members of the Biden Family with significant financial corruption — allegations which could serve to hurt Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s presidential run. The vote comes following promises made on October 15th during the confirmation hearings for...
  • Facebook Prepares Measures for Possible Election Unrest. Tools include slowing the spread of certain posts and tweaking users’ news feeds

    10/25/2020 6:13:13 PM PDT · by karpov · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 25, 2020 | Jeff Horwitz and Deepa Seetharaman
    Facebook Inc. teams have planned for the possibility of trying to calm election-related conflict in the U.S. by deploying internal tools designed for what it calls “at-risk” countries, according to people familiar with the matter. The emergency measures include slowing the spread of viral content and lowering the bar for suppressing potentially inflammatory posts, the people said. Previously used in countries including Sri Lanka and Myanmar, they are part of a larger tool kit developed by Facebook to prepare for the U.S. election. Facebook executives have said they would only deploy the tools in dire circumstances, such as election-related violence,...
  • Warning to Big Tech Execs, Fake Media And Communist Sympathizers

    10/25/2020 2:36:49 PM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/25/2020 | Yuri Blanarovich
    ....I hope that industry moguls will realize what is waiting for them when liberals/commies win or cheat their way into power. What reward do they expect from the liberal/communist regime? To be elevated to President, Commissar for Information, or Czar of the Internet??? Let me tell you what happened in the past, to fools who helped the communists to get power. First the dumbest, most ignorant and obedient terrorist gets to power, he brings his buddies, into government. They start governing. First get rid of opposition, take over police and courts, populate the labor camps. Then they start consolidating power,...
  • Big Tech’s Bias Against Conservatives Continues

    10/24/2020 3:29:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2020 | Kay Coles James
    Twitter and Facebook quickly backpedaled after suppressing a New York Post story damaging to former Vice President Joe Biden, but that doesn’t erase the fact that just weeks before an election, the social media platforms continue to enforce their rules differently for those with whom they disagree politically. When the Post published a story that Biden’s son Hunter allegedly made money from providing access to his father when he was vice president, it seemed like Twitter and Facebook all of a sudden “got religion,” as we say in the South. The platforms said they spiked the story because it contained...
  • GRAHAM: No Facebook's Zuckerberg or Twitter's Dorsey testimony until AFTER the Election

    10/23/2020 4:34:53 PM PDT · by RandFan · 101 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 23 | Chad Pergram
    @ChadPergramGraham on Judiciary Cmte subpoenas for Twitter's Dorsey/Facebook's Zuckerberg: I think we’re close to getting a voluntary agreement for after the election..Which I think would be a great time to do it,. see how the election went. So we’re looking at November
  • CHAMBERLAIN: Regulate Big Tech To Protect Conservative Speech

    10/23/2020 12:53:06 PM PDT · by RandFan · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Oct 23 | Will Chamberlain
    It’s rare that a debate in the world of conservative politics moves as quickly as the debate over Big Tech. Last year, when I proposed that we should understand social media platform access as a civil right, I received immense pushback from conservatives who were inclined to think we should let Facebook and Twitter do what they want, as private companies. Those voices have gotten much quieter. That’s because of two basic phenomena. HOW THEY CENSOR First, Twitter and Facebook suppress popular conservative influencers and activists, preventing them from plying their trade. There are too many examples of this to...
  • Big Tech Slept With Communist China And Brought Venereal Censorship Back To America

    10/22/2020 8:13:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/22/2020 | J.B. Shurk
    Big Tech slept with communist China and brought venereal censorship back home to America. This is why it’s always dangerous to treat one-party authoritarian dictatorships as if they’re as harmless as Canada. If you don’t appreciate the intrinsic threat of governments that ban freedom, then they will spread their despotism faster than you can cure their disease.Since Bill Clinton invited China into the World Trade Organization while pretending that the Tiananmen Square massacre never happened, and replaced American manufacturing jobs with China’s slave labor force, the stated foreign policy “dream” was for American society’s freedom and openness to rub...
  • Big Tech-Funded Super PAC Spending More than $100M to Destroy Trump

    10/22/2020 8:11:24 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/22/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    The Big Tech moguls are sparing no expense in their attempt to destroy President Donald Trump’s re-election bid and help Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden claim the White House. Democratic super PAC Future Forward, “backed by some of Silicon Valley’s biggest donors is quietly unleashing a torrent of television spending in the final weeks of the presidential campaign in a last-minute attempt to oust President Donald Trump,” according to Vox Recode. The super PAC's “barrage of late money" includes at least $22 million from Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz. Also, the spending by the super PAC “figures among one of the...
  • Rudy Giuliani says alleged ‘Borat’ sting is ‘complete fabrication’

    10/21/2020 2:46:42 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 21, 2020 | 5:07pm | Emily Smith
    Giuliani said in a statement, “The Borat video is a complete fabrication. I was tucking in my shirt after taking off the recording equipment. “At no time before, during, or after the interview was I ever inappropriate. If Sacha Baron Cohen implies otherwise he is a stone-cold liar. “In fact, the NY Post today reports ‘it looks to me like an exaggeration through editing.’ As soon as I realized it was a set up I called the police. “This is an effort to blunt my relentless exposure of the criminality and depravity of Joe Biden and his entire family. “Deadline...
  • CRIMINAL Twitter Allows #TrumpChinaBankAccount Garbage Hit Piece to Trend But Biden Family Crack and Child Rape Scandal Is Missing?

    10/21/2020 10:22:07 AM PDT · by RandFan · 21 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | Oct 21 | Jim Hoft
    On Tuesday night The New York Times quickly released their garbage hit piece on President Trump in an attempt to counter the Biden family crack cocaine and child rape scandal from taking over the airwaves. In the anti-Trump hit piece the NY Times claims — through stolen tax information — that President Trump paid $188,561 in taxes in China between 2013 and 2015. This made headlines at the New York Times while Hunter Biden’s $1.5 billion pay-for-play scandal with China is ignored. On Wednesday morning Twitter proved once again that they are a criminal organization. Twitter allowed the NY Times...
  • ‘This is a monumental case’: Dept. of Justice files anti-trust lawsuit against Google

    10/20/2020 6:32:07 PM PDT · by xomething · 31 replies
    lifesitenews ^ | 10/20/2020 | Michael Haynes
    The lawsuit, filed only this morning, states that 'Google has willfully maintained and abused its monopoly power in general search services through anticompetitive and exclusionary distribution agreements.' (LifeSiteNews) – The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed an anti-trust lawsuit against Google, alleging that the company has been illegally abusing its position of power online in order to create a monopoly on searching and advertising.   The lawsuit, filed only this morning, states that “Google has willfully maintained and abused its monopoly power in general search services through anticompetitive and exclusionary distribution agreements.”   Consequently, the lawsuit seeks to “restrain Google LLC (Google) from unlawfully maintaining monopolies in the markets for...
  • Silicon Valley megadonors unleash a last-minute, $100 million barrage of ads against Trump

    10/20/2020 10:04:01 AM PDT · by RandFan · 36 replies
    Vox ^ | Oct 20 | By Theodore Schleifer
    A little-known Democratic super PAC backed by some of Silicon Valley’s biggest donors is quietly unleashing a torrent of television spending in the final weeks of the presidential campaign in a last-minute attempt to oust President Donald Trump, Recode has learned. The barrage of late money — which includes at least $22 million from Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz — figures among one of the most expensive and aggressive plays yet by tech billionaires, who have spent years studying how to maximize the return they get from each additional dollar they spend on politics. Moskovitz is placing his single biggest public...