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  • YouTube mass purges popular channels after announcing crackdown on “harmful conspiracy theories”

    10/16/2020 7:22:19 AM PDT · by ptsal · 15 replies
    USSA NEWS ^ | Oct 15, 2020 | Staff
    ouTube has scrubbed many popular “QAnon” and independent news channels from its platform after announcing new rules that prohibit what it deems to be “harmful conspiracy theories.” The channels collectively had millions of subscribers and some of the many channels that were removed during this purge include: X22 Report (952,000 subscribers) SGTreport (630,000 subscribers) Edge of Wonder (467,000 subscribers) Praying Medic (391,000 subscribers) And We Know (385,000 subscribers) Amazing Polly (375,000 subscribers) Joe M (367,000 subscribers) Dollar Vigilante (304,000 subscribers) Mouthy Buddha (296,000 subscribers) JustInformed Talk (281,000 subscribers) RedPill78 (269,000 subscribers) The Patriot Hour (248,000 subscribers) In Pursuit of Truth...
  • Will Conservatives Finally Awaken to the Big Tech Threat?

    10/16/2020 5:51:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2020 | Josh Hammer
    As the American right continues to sort through its identity crisis, four years after the earth-shattering election of a heterodox Republican Party presidential standard-bearer, battle lines are hardening on the issue of Big Tech's hectoring censorship and its monopolistic corporate misbehavior. The increasing brazenness with which the various Big Tech behemoths distort their search algorithms to hide conservative viewpoints, undermine conservatives through "shadow banning" and weaponize the sanctimonious and self-serving "fact-checking" cottage industry to suppress conservative voices has long been clear to those of us who, to use the parlance of the day, are "very online." The 2017 dismissal of...
  • President Trump responds to Facebook/Twitter censorship of Hunter Biden story

    10/14/2020 3:40:13 PM PDT · by RandFan · 28 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 14 | President Trump
    @realDonaldTrumpSo terrible that Facebook and Twitter took down the story of “Smoking Gun” emails related to Sleepy Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, in the @NYPost. It is only the beginning for them. There is nothing worse than a corrupt politician. REPEAL SECTION 230!!!
  • Revealed: The Shocking Full Extent of Big Tech Censorship of Conservatives

    09/25/2020 4:46:17 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 25 Sep, 2020 | Pamela Geller
    Allum Bokhari, the senior technology correspondent at Breitbart News, has performed an extraordinarily valuable service by giving us his new book #Deleted: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal the Election. While the social media giants’ efforts to suppress all dissent from their far-left, anti-American agenda have been going on for years, few people are aware of the full depth and breadth of this sinister initiative, or of how it is much more than just a bias toward the left, but a carefully planned and coordinated endeavor that, if left unchecked, will do nothing less than relegate...
  • Trump to block U.S. downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday

    09/18/2020 5:41:34 AM PDT · by grayhog · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9-18-20 | Steve Kovach
    The Commerce Department announced Friday morning that it would ban U.S. business transactions with Chinese-owned social apps WeChat and TikTok on Sunday. The announcement comes ahead of an expected statement Friday by President Donald Trump on whether or not the government will approve a deal for Oracle to take a minority stake in TikTok and become a “trusted technology partner” for the company in the U.S. It’s unclear if the Commerce Department’s announcement means there’s no possibility of a deal going through before the Sunday deadline, and it could be an aggressive move from the Trump Administration to push for...
  • FTC Prepares Possible Antitrust Lawsuit Against Facebook, Source Says

    09/15/2020 8:48:39 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 14 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | September 15, 2020 | David McLaughlin
    - U.S. competition enforcers are preparing a possible antitrust lawsuit against Facebook Inc., according to a person familiar with the matter. The Federal Trade Commission has been investigating Facebook for more than a year over whether the social media giant has harmed competition and could file a case by the end of the year, said the person, who was granted anonymity because the inquiry is confidential. No final decision has been made, the person added. A lawsuit by the FTC would mark another major escalation by U.S. officials in their campaign against America’s technology giants, which have come under intense...
  • Facebook places disclaimer on Trump’s post on mail-in voting

    07/21/2020 8:37:37 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 6 replies
    OANN ^ | 7/21/2020 | Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath
    Facebook Inc on Tuesday placed a “voting info” disclaimer on U.S. President Donald Trump’s post on mail-in voting.
  • NBC News called out over tweets about Trump’s Tulsa event and a 'packed' rally in Brooklyn

    06/15/2020 2:55:56 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 15 2020 | Edmund DeMarche
    NBC News was called out late Sunday over a pair of tweets it sent about an hour apart that critics said showed bias when reporting on President Trump rallies and the protests that have emerged in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody. NBC News first tweeted a link to a protest in Brooklyn and wrote, “Rally for Black trans lives draws packed crowd to Brooklyn Museum plaza.” About an hour later, the news outlet tweeted out another story, “President Trump plans to rally his supporters next Saturday for the first time since most of the country was...
  • 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.
  • Tom Arnold: Time to Get Rifles to ‘Go Nose to Nose with Trump’s Gang of Misfit Tools’

    06/09/2020 6:11:31 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/9/20
    Far-left actor Tom Arnold took to Twitter over the weekend to announce it is time for “white liberal men” to borrow their dad’s hunting rifles “and go nose to nose with Trump’s gang of misfit tools” in the wake of the death of George Floyd, amid nationwide Black Lives Matter protests. “2nd Amendment is for everyone including black men with long guns but it’s fucking time for us white liberal men to stand up for our brothers & sisters,” tweeted Arnold. “Borrow our dad’s hunting rifles & go nose to nose with Trump’s gang of misfit tools.” Far-left actor Tom...
  • REVEALED: 5,500 Facebook employees complained about Mark Zuckerberg's decision not to take down Trump's 'looting and shooting' posts as a THIRD employee resigns in protest

    06/05/2020 10:36:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 06 2020 | ARIEL ZILBER
    Thousands of Facebook workers demanded that their boss, CEO Mark Zuckerberg, flag President Trump’s controversial post about ‘looting and shooting’ as a third employee has resigned in protest of the company’s hands-off policy. Internal documents leaked to The Washington Post revealed that most of the 5,500 Facebook employees who voted in a poll wanted Zuckerberg to change the company’s policy allowing politicians virtually unfettered free speech. ‘Fact checking and removal of hate speech shouldn’t be exempt for politicians,’ the Facebook employees wrote. This demand was raised before Zuckerberg when the boss held a virtual town hall this week.
  • Twitter to prioritize posts 'with highest potential for harm' for censorship

    06/03/2020 11:52:00 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 03 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    Twitter said Wednesday it will not tackle all the misinformation on its platform but will instead focus on posts with the “highest potential for harm” as it works to curb false or misleading information from spreading. The social media giant said it is responding to a survey from last year in which respondents said that “Twitter shouldn’t determine the truthfulness of Tweets” and “Twitter should provide context to help people make up their own minds in cases where the substance of a Tweet is disputed.” “Hence, our focus is on providing context, not fact-checking,” the company said. “We are NOT...
  • Mark Zuckerberg says he might add labels to posts that incite violence following pressure from staff and civil rights leaders - less than a week after he criticized Twitter for doing the same thing

    06/02/2020 11:20:18 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 02 2020 | ANDREW COURT
    Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly considering adding warning labels to Facebook posts penned by government leaders if they incite violence - less than a week after he criticized Twitter for doing the exact same thing. Vox obtained access to a video conference call between Zuckerberg and several of his Facebook employees Tuesday, during which he revealed he was toying with the idea. According to the publication, Zuckerberg also predicted that the United States could be entering a 'prolonged period of civil unrest', meaning that the company may 'alter its policies on what kind of announcements government leaders can make about state...
  • Facebook Employees Stage Virtual Walkout to Protest Trump Posts

    06/01/2020 11:47:17 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 30 replies
    NYT ^ | June 1, 2020 | Sheera Frankel and Mike Isaac
    OAKLAND, Calif. — Dozens of Facebook employees, in rare public criticism on Monday of their own company, protested executives’ decision not to do anything about inflammatory posts that President Trump had placed on the giant social media platform over the last week. The employees, who took the day off by logging into Facebook’s systems and requesting time off to support protesters across the country, also added an automated message to their emails saying that they were out of the office in a show of protest. The group is one of many clusters of employees attempting to push back on executives....
  • Twitter Bans User Because President Retweeted

    05/31/2020 10:46:48 PM PDT · by bagster · 58 replies
    Twitter.com ^ | 5/31/2020 | Vanity
     Twitter unfairly deletes a user who Tweets content the president supports. Here's an example in which Trump retweets a user's account for included "the storm" terminology Trump used in 2017 when he took office, and a hashtag #WWG1WGA. Twitter responds by banning the user's acount. A Twitter user fights back against censorship and retweets the same content below:  But, Twitter supports mischaracterizations of Trump's tweets. On Twitter, here's a clip of an MSNBC reporter suggesting Trump's retweet (shown above) is unfairly "elevating" Q Anon while at the same time "taking on" Antifa, both of which she describes as "extremist...
  • CONGRESS MUST AMEND IMMUNITY LAW PROTECTING SOCIAL MEDIA

    05/29/2020 1:05:48 PM PDT · by street_lawyer · 10 replies
    BAD NEWS JOURNAL ^ | MAY29, 2020 | BAD NEWS JOURNAL
    CONGRESS MUST AMEND IMMUNITY LAW PROTECTING SOCIAL MEDIA ISSUE: Congress has to amend the statute, which of course they will not. Meanwhile we are supposed to be placated by the expectation that Trump is actually going to accomplish something. It’s the same shell game that has me pulling my hair out. BNJ would argue the case. Napolitano, Levin etc won’t agree for sure, but here goes:
  • Remarks by President Trump Announcing an Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship

    05/29/2020 1:01:28 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | May 28, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    Oval Office 3:47 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  We’re here today to defend free speech from one of the gravest dangers it has faced in American history, frankly.  And you know what’s going as well as anybody.  It’s not good.A small handful of powerful social media monopolies controls a vast portion of all public and private communications in the United States.  And we know what they are; we don’t have to name them.  We’re going to give you a complete listing.  We’re going to give you a signed copy of what I’m going to be signing in...
  • White House hits back after Twitter cracks down on Trump's Minneapolis tweet, reposts censored message

    05/29/2020 9:41:16 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29 2020 | Adam Shaw
    The White House on Friday pushed back against Twitter after the social media giant censored a tweet by President Trump threatening action against rioters in Minneapolis -- with Trump accusing the company of double standards, as his team moved to get around Twitter's restrictions. “Twitter is doing nothing about all of the lies & propaganda being put out by China or the Radical Left Democrat Party. They have targeted Republicans, Conservatives & the President of the United States. Section 230 should be revoked by Congress. Until then, it will be regulated!” Trump tweeted. On Friday the morning, White House’s official...
  • CRUZ MISSILE Ted Cruz calls for CRIMINAL investigation into Twitter for potentially ‘violating US sanctions against Iran’

    05/29/2020 9:13:11 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    The Sun ^ | 29 May 2020, 14:58Updated: 29 May 2020, 16:32 | Mollie Mansfield
    SENATOR Ted Cruz is calling for a criminal investigation into Twitter for potentially "violating US sanctions against Iran." Cruz asked for the investigation in a letter to the Justice and Treasury departments on Friday. In February, Cruz wrote a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to ask him to stop providing social media services to Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Now, the senator is calling on Attorney General William Barr and Secretary Steve Mnuchin to "take action." In Friday's letter, Cruz wrote: "I believe that the primary goal of (the International Emergency Economic...
  • Twitter slaps warning label over White House tweet repeating message that broke rules about 'glorifying violence'

    05/29/2020 8:39:24 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 25 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | May 29, 2020 | Mike Brest
    The White House dared Twitter to slap a warning label on President Trump's tweet about the protests in Minneapolis, Minnesota, over the death of George Floyd a second time. The social media company didn't blink. Twitter said the White House account "violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence" after it repeated a tweet from the president that called the protesters "THUGS" and implied they could be shot. Twitter hid the White House's tweet after Trump first posted the tweet on his personal account early Friday morning and Twitter placed a warning label on it. "We have placed a public interest...