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  • Evidence That Conservative Students Really Do Self-Censor

    02/16/2020 8:36:30 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 13 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 2-16-20 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Skip Indeed, students reported that they worry less about censure from faculty than from peers. Skip An alarming 25.5 percent of survey respondents said it would be appropriate to “create an obstruction, such that a campus speaker endorsing this idea could not address an audience.” This authoritarian view was held by about 19 percent of self-identifying liberals, 3 percent of moderates, and 3 percent of conservatives. Skip Also troubling were the undergraduates who reported having kept an opinion to themselves in the classroom, even though the opinion was related to the class, because they were worried about the potential consequences...
  • In Amazon’s Bookstore, No Second Chances for the Third Reich

    02/10/2020 2:59:26 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    NYT ^ | 02 09 2020 | David Streitfeld
    Amazon is quietly canceling its Nazis. Over the past 18 months, the retailer has removed two books by David Duke, a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, as well as several titles by George Lincoln Rockwell, the founder of the American Nazi Party. Amazon has also prohibited volumes like “The Ruling Elite: The Zionist Seizure of World Power” and “A History of Central Banking and the Enslavement of Mankind.” SNIP “Amazon reserves the right to determine whether content provides an acceptable experience,” said one recent removal notice that the company sent to a bookseller. SNIP “Amazon wants its customers...
  • UC Berkeley removes racist John Boalt’s name from law school

    02/08/2020 11:12:41 AM PST · by kaehurowing · 36 replies
    Berkeleyside ^ | January 30, 2020 | Gretchen Kell
    UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall is no more, its name removed from the law school today (Thursday, Jan. 30), campus officials announced. The denaming — the outcome of a nearly three-year process launched after a Berkeley lecturer discovered the racist writings of John Henry Boalt, a 19th century Oakland attorney — is the first time a Berkeley facility’s name has been eliminated due to its namesake’s character or actions.
  • Aussie Comedy that Facebook Rejected

    02/05/2020 4:03:59 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 3 replies ^ | 6 February 2020 | Ozguy1945
    My Aussie comic character Jim Cousens has been found to be not up to “community standards” on facebook. So facebook has banned the link It is impossible for me to find out exactly why or discuss this censorship with them. Do Free Republic readers have any comment? (A specific question: do you as Americans have trouble understanding the accent? Would it be easier if there were subtitles?) A glossary of Australian slang terms in the little film which you can see on this link: “reckon” to believe or to state “sheilas” women "HooRoo!" See Ya!
  • Warren Wants to Criminalize "Disinformation" [semi-satire]

    02/04/2020 2:31:08 PM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Feb 2020 | John Semmens
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass) promised to enact censorship of misleading political speech if she becomes president. "We need new laws that impose tough civil and criminal penalties for disseminating false information related to U.S. Elections," she says. "Trump is the poster boy for disseminating false information," Warren claims. "He has sent thousands of lies over electronic media—both on Twitter and Face Book. These include assertions that his policies have been good for the middle class and minorities when everyone knows they are not. These lies influence how people vote. That undermines democracy. I hope that the FEC...
  • Zuckerberg: Facebook's 'new approach' is 'going to p*ss off a lot of people'

    02/02/2020 2:30:57 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 01 2020 | Marina Pitofsky
    Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the social media giant will continue to support free expression and encrypted content on its platform in a new interview. "This is the new approach, and I think it's going to piss off a lot of people. But frankly, the old approach was pissing off a lot of people too, so let's try something different," Zuckerberg said Friday at the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit in Utah, CNN reported. "Increasingly we're getting called to censor a lot of different kinds of content that makes me really uncomfortable," Zuckerberg continued. Zuckerberg said the company's...
  • It’s Morning In America

    02/02/2020 11:08:43 AM PST · by MAGAlady
    CD Media ^ | 02/02/2020 | L Todd Wood
    If you haven’t notice, the Bolsheviks are nervous. You heard it here on CD Media first — the tipping point against the communist agitators in our midst has finally arrived. It’s morning in America. Donald Trump will not be impeached, will be re-elected, and will continue to change America for the better. Brexit is a done deal. The American economy is roaring, China is fading into a morass of virus-infected zombies. Minorities are coming to Trump in droves. This has nothing to do with the color of your skin, and everything to do with your children’s future. Michael Johns ✔...
  • CNN and Des Moines Register will not release final Iowa poll

    02/01/2020 6:11:43 PM PST · by tellw · 178 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-1-2020 | CNN
    CNN, the Des Moines Register and Selzer & Company will not release the final installment of the CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll, the partners announced Saturday night.
  • Hollywood has been more heavily censored since 2001, films bashing US army & CIA can’t go public – Oliver Stone to RT

    01/31/2020 10:47:47 PM PST · by ransomnote · 20 replies ^ | Jan 30, 2020 | RT
    The American film industry changed beyond recognition after the milestone year of 2001, director Oliver Stone told RT, with producers using financial restraints to censor movies challenging the US military or the CIA. “Maybe in the 1980s, when I did ‘Platoon’, ‘Born on the Fourth of July’ and ‘Heaven & Earth’, I could do that, because it was a slightly more relaxed system,” said the award-winning filmmaker, mentioning his famed movies while making his case during former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa’s show on RT Spanish. When the Iron Curtain fell and the Cold War ended, things didn’t change for the...
  • Facebook will delete posts with conspiracy theories about coronavirus

    01/31/2020 11:32:36 AM PST · by familyop · 11 replies
    112 International ^ | January 31, 2020 | 112 Ukraine
    Open source Social networks Facebook and Instagram will remove fake information about the Chinese coronavirus, for example, conspiracy theories regarding the spread of the virus. The company's website stated this information. “Our global network of third-party scanners continues to work by looking at the content and exposing false allegations that apply to the coronavirus. When they rate information as false, we restrict its distribution to Facebook and Instagram and show people accurate information from these partners. We also send notifications people who have already shared or are trying to share this content in order to warn them that it has...
  • Facebook to remove misinformation about the coronavirus

    01/31/2020 6:54:24 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    cnbc ^ | 01/31/2020 | Ryan Browne
    Thursday, Facebook Head of Health Kang-Xing Jin said the firm would “remove content with false claims or conspiracy theories that have been flagged by leading global health organizations and local health authorities that could cause harm to people who believe them.” He added that Instagram would also ban or restrict hashtags and conduct “proactive sweeps” to remove content spreading misinformation about the virus. Twitter meanwhile has adjusted its search prompt to lift information from “authoritative health sources” to the top of the page when users make searches about the coronavirus. Facebook has gotten into hot water over how it deals...
  • Publisher cancels 'American Dirt' book tour over security concerns

    01/29/2020 2:50:23 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01 29 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    Flatiron Books, the publisher of the controversial novel, “American Dirt,” cancelled the book tour for the work on Wednesday, citing concerns for the safety of the author, Jeanine Cummins. The book has faced criticism over its depiction of immigrants and Mexico. "Jeanine Cummins spent five years of her life writing this book with the intent to shine a spotlight on tragedies facing immigrants," Bob Miller, president and publisher of Flatiron Books, said in a statement. “We are saddened that a work of fiction that was well-intentioned has led to such vitriolic rancor.“Unfortunately, our concerns about safety have led us to...
  • Fox stonewalls pro-life group from running ‘abortion survivors’ ad on Super Bowl Sunday

    01/29/2020 10:15:26 AM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 28, 2020 | Paul Smeaton
    Fox stonewalls pro-life group from running ‘abortion survivors’ ad on Super Bowl Sunday The pro-life group claims the network gave them the ‘runaround’ for six months. January 28, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The pro-life group that created the powerful abortion survivor TV ad played at the March for Life last week is calling out Fox Sports Network for stonewalling them and refusing to approve their ad to run in a slot on Super Bowl Sunday this coming weekend.  Faces of Choice, a new non-profit whose ad featuring 14 survivors of abortion was shown at the March for Life, say they...
  • Profs Protest Pro-Life Film [semi-satire]

    01/27/2020 1:26:07 PM PST · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 Jan 2020 | John Semmens
    Forty-three faculty members of King's University College at Western University in Ontario, Canada signed a letter demanding that the college administration "apologize for allowing this film to be shown on campus. The film's message that it is okay to oppose abortion is not fit to be aired at an institution of higher learning." The film—Unplanned—is based on the true story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic manager who became a pro-life advocate after personally witnessing an abortion "procedure." The film's showing was sponsored by the college's Campus Ministry as part of its effort to facilitate campus life "rooted...
  • Social Liberal Is Silenced Over Belief That There Are ‘Only 2 Sexes’

    01/27/2020 10:53:09 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 23, 2020 | Nicole Russell
    Weeks after J.K. Rowling expressed disdain for a British employer firing an employee for stating sex is binary, another employer—this time in the U.S.—allegedly fired a freelance columnist for saying there are only two sexes. Jon Caldara, a regular columnist for The Denver Post, announced Jan. 17 in a Facebook post that the publication had fired him for his traditional, but apparently offensive and “insensitive,” beliefs about sex and gender. An editor’s note posted Jan.21 at The Denver Post confirmed Megan Schrader, editor of The Denver Post’s editorial pages, decided the publication no longer would run Caldara’s weekly freelance column,...
  • Conn. Democrats propose new state police department to combat 'far-right' extremism

    01/25/2020 5:54:29 AM PST · by kevcol · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 24, 2020 | Jessica Chasmar
    “Unfortunately, people who entertain hateful beliefs … are protected as long as [those beliefs] don’t result in hate-crime actions. That’s what we’re talking about,” Mr. Looney told reporters Wednesday. “We want to be more aggressive in enforcing our laws and identifying likely sources of potential domestic terrorism acts against religious institutions and ethnic institutions.”
  • Virginia Democrats Push Legislation to Make Criticism of Government Officials a Criminal Offense

    01/22/2020 12:30:21 AM PST · by Farcesensitive · 92 replies
    BLP ^ | Jan 22, 2020 | Shane Trejo
    In the wake of the Virginia gun rights rally on Monday, Democrats in the Capitol are not slowing down their push for tyranny. They are moving a bill through the legislature that would effectively criminalize dissent against Governor Blackface Northam and other state government officials. House Bill 1627 was introduced by Delegate Jeffrey M. Bourne last week. The legislation “provides that certain crimes relating to threats and harassment may be prosecuted in the City of Richmond if the victim is the Governor, Governor-elect, Lieutenant Governor, Lieutenant Governor-elect, Attorney General, or Attorney General-elect, a member or employee of the General Assembly,...
  • Two More Venues Cancel Michelle Malkin Lecture in Maine

    01/18/2020 4:37:00 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 January 2020 | TOM CICCOTTA
    Two additional venues have canceled a lecture event featuring conservative commentator and author Michelle Malkin. The event was first moved to the Gendron Franco Center in Lewiston, Maine, after a local hotel canceled the event as originally planned by a group of University of Maine students. Malkin’s second backup location has now also canceled her planned lecture. It appears the event will still happen, but details on a fourth venue have not been made public as of this writing. According to a local news report, the Gendron Franco Center announced on Friday that it canceled a Friday night event featuring...
  • Demoted and Placed on Probation [Computer Scientist Resisting the PC thugs on campus]

    01/17/2020 4:39:39 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 25 replies
    Quillette ^ | January 11, 2020 | Stuart Reges
    It all started in June 2018, when Quillette published my article, “Why Women Don’t Code,” and things picked up steam when Jordan Peterson shared a link to the article on his Twitter account. A burst of outrage and press coverage followed which I discussed in a follow-up piece. The original article was one of the ten most read pieces published by Quillette in 2018, and continues to generate interest. A recent YouTube video about it has been viewed over 120,000 times, as of this writing: In his tweet promoting my article, Peterson took issue with one of my claims. I...
  • Mailchimp deplatforms Stefan Molyneux after allegations from activist

    01/15/2020 6:13:52 AM PST · by karpov · 40 replies
    Reclaim the Net ^ | January 14, 2020 | Tom Parker
    Email marketing service Mailchimp has terminated the account of Stefan Molyneux, host of the philosophy show Freedomain, after a complaint from Nandini Jammi, co-founder of activist group Sleeping Giants. Mailchimp appears to have made the decision largely based on this complaint from Jammi which alleges that Molyneux is a white nationalist who promotes eugenics and race science. Molyneux denied these allegations but Mailchimp decided to terminate his account anyway and thanked Jammi for “bringing this to our attention.” Some existing customers of Mailchimp are shocked that the company appears to terminate its customers’ accounts based on as little as a...