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  • David Horowitz Freedom Center’s Censorship Talk Gets Censored

    11/10/2023 7:43:13 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 10 Nov, 2023 | Daniel Greenfield
    Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon talked to us about being censored for a joke. You’ll never guess what happened next. Last year, the Babylon Bee was censored for naming Rachel Levine its ‘Man of the Year’. Now, the David Horowitz Freedom Center has been banned over a speech about that joke. On Friday afternoon, Seth Dillon, the gregarious leader of the Babylon Bee, took the floor to tell attendees at the Center’s Restoration Weekend about his fight against censorship. When USA Today named Rick ‘Rachel’ Levine, a transgender Biden administration official, as one of its ‘Women of the Year’, the...
  • How the GOP muzzled the quiet coalition that fought foreign propaganda

    11/10/2023 7:17:31 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 13 replies
    once-robust alliance of federal agencies, tech companies, election officials and researchers that worked together to thwart foreign propaganda and disinformation has fragmented after years of sustained Republican attacks. The GOP offensive started during the 2020 election as public critiques and has since escalated into lawsuits, governmental inquiries and public relations campaigns that have succeeded in stopping almost all coordination between the government and social media platforms.
  • New emails show DHS created Stanford ‘disinfo’ group that censored speech before 2020 election

    11/06/2023 6:48:30 PM PST · by mcenedo · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/06/23 | Josh Christenson
    New emails show officials at the Department of Homeland Security created a Stanford University “disinformation” group that censored Americans’ speech before the 2020 election, according to a House Judiciary Committee report exclusively obtained by The Post.
  • Google introduces its new global censorship tool

    08/13/2023 5:47:19 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 88 replies ^ | August 13, 2023 | Rhoda Wilson
    Google has partnered with the United Nations, World Health Organisation and others in a new global censorship tool that was introduced last Monday, according to LaToya Drake, head of Google News Lab.Google News Lab is “a team within the Google News Initiative whose mission is to collaborate with journalists to fight misinformation” and other things. And, the Google News Initiative (“GNI”) “works with publishers and journalists to fight misinformation.” The GNI and its Lab seem to be one and the same thing with the Lab simply being a page on the GNI website.Below are the short descriptions from GNI’s ‘About’...
  • Tech layoffs ravage the teams that fight online misinformation and hate speech (schaudenfreud alert)

    05/28/2023 8:08:32 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 26, 2023 | Hayden Field and Jonathan Vanian
    ...Across the tech industry...wide swaths of people tasked with protecting the internet's most-populous playgrounds are being shown the exits. The cuts come at a time of increased cyberbullying...and as the spread of misinformation and violent content collides with the exploding use of artificial intelligence....Twitter effectively disbanded its ethical AI team in November and laid off all but one of its members, along with 15% of its trust and safety department, according to reports. In February, Google cut about one-third of a unit that aims to protect society from misinformation, radicalization, toxicity and censorship. Meta reportedly ended the contracts of about...
  • JUST IN: Matt Gaetz Questions Witness On Who In Biden White House Led Social Media Censorship Effort

    03/30/2023 10:47:01 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 30, 2023 | Forbes Breaking News
  • Pennsylvania Dem Threatens To Withhold Funding From University of Pittsburgh Over Conservative Speakers

    03/22/2023 12:11:17 PM PDT · by CFW · 26 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3/22/23 | Aaron Sibarium
    A Pennsylvania lawmaker on Tuesday issued what free speech advocates are calling a veiled threat to withhold funding from the University of Pittsburgh over the school's decision to allow several conservative speakers on campus. During an appropriations hearing on university funding, Pennsylvania state representative La'Tasha Mayes (D.) demanded that Pitt disinvite Cabot Phillips, Riley Gaines, and Michael Knowles from upcoming campus events. All three speakers have a history of "targeting transgender students," Mayes claimed—especially Knowles, whom she accused of saying that "transgender people should be eradicated."
  • Giddy Up, Elon Musk Identifies the State Dept Origin Behind Twitter Content Control Mechanisms

    02/06/2023 5:36:06 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse - The Last Refuge ^ | February 6, 2023 | | Sundance
    … He still hasn’t identified the source code, the proverbial ghost in the machine, buried deep in the algorithmic code; however, Twitter owner Elon Musk has finally identified the agency within the U.S. government who spearheaded the creation. The “Global Engagement Center” (GEC) of the State Dept. The GEC mission is described as, “To direct, lead, synchronize, integrate, and coordinate U.S. Federal Government efforts to recognize, understand, expose, and counter foreign state and non-state propaganda and disinformation efforts aimed at undermining or influencing the policies, security, or stability of the United States, its allies, and partner nations,” (link). However, when...
  • Congress is Set to Expose What May be the Largest Censorship System in U.S. History. ( Jonathan Turley )

    02/06/2023 11:52:03 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    Jonathan Turley ^ | February 6, 2023 | Jonathan Turley
    Below is my column in the Hill on the first hearings this week to be held by the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. It could be one of the most consequential investigations for free speech in decades if it pulls back the curtain on government censorship programs. After the historic release of the Twitter Files by Elon Musk, questions remain on any similar coordination with other social media companies with federal agencies like the FBI to target views considered “disinformation” or “misinformation.” Here is the column: This coming week a new House select subcommittee will hold...
  • Twitter Censors Pfizer-Injured Israeli COVID Vaccine Director

    08/04/2022 6:12:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    Aletho News ^ | 8/13/2022 | Kanekoa’s Newsletter
    Professor Shmuel Shapira, M.D., MPH, served as the Director General of the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) between 2013 and 2021, where he led Israel’s effort to develop a coronavirus vaccine. Prof. Shapira is also the founder and head of the Department of Military Medicine of the Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine and IDF Medical Corps. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at Reichman University in Israel. Shapira previously served as Deputy Director General of the Hadassah Medical Organization and as the Director of the Hebrew University Hadassah School of Public Health....
  • Musk reveals size of Twitter bloodbath: Will literally 'decimate' Twitter staff, bring in even more of his own people

    05/09/2022 7:47:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 70 replies ^ | 5/8/2022 2156 hrs edt | Jack Davis
    Twitter employees reading the tea leaves as they try to discern the future in an Elon Musk-owned company received some bad news last week. Musk recently prepared a presentation for investors, known as a pitch deck, that outlines some of the moves he’s planning for the social media giant, according to The New York Times. The deck includes Musk’s plans to expand the company, which in the long run will expand its workforce. However, it makes it clear that about 10 percent of the workforce that starts 2023 will not finish the year.
  • The Kyle Rittenhouse Case -- Send in The Clowns

    11/25/2021 4:21:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | November 25, 2021 | Larry Elder
    During and after the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, the white 18-year-old accused of murdering two white men and injuring another, one could hardly keep track of the insanity based on falsehoods recklessly peddled by media and politicians. In Chicago, the Rev. Jesse Jackson marched in the front line of a group of protesters where some chanted, "When black lives are under attack, what do we do?" Black lives under attack? Rittenhouse is white, as were the two men he shot dead and the man he injured. In September 2020, presidential candidate Joe Biden posted a video that included a picture...
  • Nigel Farage on Biden's 'utterly bizarre' meeting with Boris Johnson: Is he actually 'fit' for office?

    09/22/2021 8:07:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    fox ^ | 09/22/2021
    NIGEL FARAGE: What a bizarre spectacle, to see two important world leaders muzzled behind the thickest face masks that could possibly ever been made. So much so it was actually quite difficult to hear anything anyone was saying. But that was the first thing that was utterly bizarre. And I think Boris Johnson and of course, you know, our culture as yours has always been, is that leaders are accountable to the press, from all sides and all opinions, who could ask questions. And I think Boris was completely stunned that the new culture in America, who was supposed to...
  • New tribalism at our doorstep: Vaxxed vs. unvaxxed

    07/17/2021 8:16:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies ^ | 7/16/2021 1948 hrs EDT | Brent Smith
    If America's leftists/statists have their way, our nation will end up divided into two distinct tribes – the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This idea is not so farfetched, as many articles and posts have been written about how the unvaccinated should be denied health care and unvaccinated teachers and children should be denied entry into schools. Sporting events, entertainment, public venues, restaurants and bars, and, yes, even workplaces, are denying entry to the wicked unvaxxed. Opinion columnist, Michael J. Stern, wrote in USA Today that, "It's time to start shunning the vaccine hesitant," and vaccination proof "should be required to...
  • Writers, of all people, are now censors

    01/20/2021 10:29:03 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    Aletho News ^ | 1/19/2021 | Jon Rappoport
    It had to happen. People who call themselves WRITERS are signing a letter pressuring publishers to ban Trump, and anyone who has worked for him: Do not publish a Trump memoir. Stay away from him. The letter was penned by Barry Lyga. Who? LA Times, January 15 [1]: “More than 250 authors, editors, agents, professors and others in the American literary community signed an open letter this week opposing any publisher that signs book deals with President Donald Trump or members of his administration.” “Former DC Comics president Paul Levitz, journalist Sarah Weinman and ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ author Celeste Ng...
  • Twitter says it 'inadvertently' blocked users from liking and replying to some of Trump's tweets about the election that they say violated its rules

    12/12/2020 8:42:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/12/2020
    Twitter on Saturday briefly blocked users from interacting with the president's false tweets about the 2020 election. Twitter on Saturday briefly took new action to stem the spread of President Donald Trump's tweets about his loss in the 2020 election. Replies and likes were disabled on several of Trump's tweets Saturday morning before Twitter reversed course hours later, telling Business Insider the change was made "inadvertently." Throughout 2020, Twitter has attempted to curb misinformation on the platform, though the company has long said it allows the president's account and posts to remain on the platform because they are of...

    12/01/2020 11:21:02 PM PST · by Arcadian Empire · 37 replies
    @realDonaldTrump ^ | 12/1/2020 | Donald J. Trump
    Section 230, which is a liability shielding gift from the U.S. to “Big Tech” (the only companies in America that have it - corporate welfare!), is a serious threat to our National Security & Election Integrity. Our Country can never be safe & secure if we allow it to stand. Therefore, if the very dangerous & unfair Section 230 is not completely terminated as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), I will be forced to unequivocally VETO the Bill when sent to the very beautiful Resolute desk. Take back America NOW. Thank you!
  • EXCLUSIVE: Twitter's Jack Dorsey and a shirtless Sean Penn take a walk on the beach in Hawaii after testy few months for tech CEO who faced ouster bid, accusations of censorship and Senate grilling

    11/12/2020 6:57:47 PM PST · by RummyChick · 59 replies
    dm ^ | 11/12/2020 | fruen
    Twitter's Jack Dorsey enjoyed walk on the beach in Hawaii with a shirtless Sean Penn Tuesday, enjoying a break with friends after a testy few months for the tech CEO. Dorsey, 43, appeared relaxed as he spent the day with the actor, 60, and Israeli venture capitalist Vivi Nevo, 59. In pictures obtained exclusively by all three men can be seen strolling along the sands in their shorts. Dorsey opted to keep his shirt on while Penn and Nevo went shirtless. Onlookers say all three men arrived after lunchtime on Tuesday before all leaving together a few hours later.
  • Twitter Censors US President Trump Again After He Questions Election Integrity!

    10/27/2020 10:39:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    GP ^ | 10/27/20 | Jim Hoft
    This is criminal action by Twitter.It is electioneering.The social media giant again today censored President Trump’s account after he questioned mail-in voting integrity.There have been dozens of studies that prove mail-in voting is not as secure as in person voting.There is a reason that Democrats and the fake news media supports it. There is also a reason why even the most populous countries require voter ID and in person voting.But it’s even worse this reported: Twitter now displays a warning label over the tweet, warning users that “some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and...
  • Meet your (Chinese) Facebook censors

    10/20/2020 5:40:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 20, 2020 | | By Sohrab Ahmari
    China is one of the most censorious societies on earth. So what better place for ­Facebook to recruit social-media censors? There are at least half a dozen “Chinese nationals who are working on censorship,” a former Facebook insider told me last week. “So at some point, they [Facebook bosses] thought, ‘Hey, we’re going to get them H-1B visas so they can do this work.’ ” The insider shared an internal directory of the team that does much of this work. It’s called Hate-Speech Engineering (George Orwell, call your office), and most of its members are based at Facebook’s offices in...