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  • THERE’S A WAR GOING ON OVER KAMALA HARRIS’S WIKIPEDIA PAGE, WITH UNFLATTERING ELEMENTS VANISHING

    07/05/2020 10:44:14 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 37 replies
    The Intercept ^ | July 2 2020, 4:52 p.m. | Aída Chávez
    CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC SEN. Kamala Harris is widely seen as a frontrunner for a spot on the ticket with presumptive nominee Joe Biden, with vetting well underway. Presidential vetting operations have entire teams of investigators, but for the public, when the pick is announced, the most common source for information about the person chosen is Wikipedia. And there, a war has broken out over how to talk about Harris’s career. At least one highly dedicated Wikipedia user has been scrubbing controversial aspects of Harris’s “tough-on-crime” record from her Wikipedia page, her decision not to prosecute Steve Mnuchin for mortgage fraud-related crimes,...
  • Inside the Ad Boycott That Has Facebook on the Defensive

    07/04/2020 4:15:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | July 3, 2020 | Nancy Scola
    The advertising boycott battering Facebook is unlike anything the social-media giant has faced in its 16-year history: Three days in, 800 companies worldwide have pulled millions of dollars in advertising from the social network, with brands from Coca-Cola to Ford to global conglomerate Unilever demanding that Facebook monitor hate speech more aggressively. With pullouts mounting and the company’s name constantly tied to racism and hate in the news coverage, CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded by live-streaming part of an employee meeting — one of the few times he’s done that in the company’s history. Then, on Wednesday, Facebook’s powerhouse policy and...
  • Facebook Bans all Laura Loomer for Congress ads

    07/03/2020 10:43:44 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 37 replies
    Pete Hegseth @PeteHegseth What is being done to Laura Loomer and her congressional campaign is full-on 1984. See below from @parler_app . Imagine being blocked and banned — by name — as you run a credible race for Congress?
  • Only hate against “majority” groups to be allowed under Reddit’s new identity-based hate speech rules

    07/02/2020 6:11:04 PM PDT · by MNDude · 31 replies
    “Marginalized or vulnerable groups include, but are not limited to, groups based on their actual and perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or disability. These include victims of a major violent event and their families.” It’s the next part that’s alarming: “While the rule on hate protects such groups, it does not protect all groups or all forms of identity. For example, the rule does not protect groups of people who are in the majority or who promote such attacks of hate.” Like other online platforms, Reddit has a set of...
  • Flashback: Stan Freberg - Elderly Man River (haven't we been through all of this before in another time and place?)

    07/02/2020 7:49:36 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 10 replies
    Youtube (Capital Records) ^ | 1962 | Stan Freberg
    Elderly Man River- Stan Freberg and Daws Butler audio at the link
  • 5 Ways You Can Fight Back In The Cultural Civil War; Practical Ideas on how to oppose the radical agenda of the woke left

    07/02/2020 7:54:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/02/2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    Last week I wrote about how we’re in a cultural civil war and it’s time for conservatives—and really, anyone who’s not on board with the radical anti-American agenda of Black Lives Matter and the rest of the woke left—to fight back.But how? I was light on specifics, and subsequently heard from a number of readers who wanted to know what they could do, personally, to push back against the leftward lurch of the culture. Many said they feel powerless and overwhelmed, and with good reason.Silicon Valley, Hollywood, academia, the mainstream media, corporate America, and the entire Democratic Party (along...
  • Facebook to ban 'wider category of hateful content' in ads

    06/26/2020 12:04:35 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 24 replies
    Facebook to ban 'wider category of hateful content' in ads - AFP
  • Parler Speedruns The Content Moderation Learning Curve; Goes From 'We Allow Everything' To 'We're The Good Censors' In Days

    07/01/2020 8:28:00 PM PDT · by semimojo · 75 replies
    Techdirt ^ | 7/1/2020 | Mike Masnick
    Over the last few weeks Parler has become the talk of Trumpist land, with promises of a social media site that "supports free speech." The front page of the site insists that its content moderation is based on the standards of the FCC and the Supreme Court of the United States:...Besides, as we pointed out, Parler's terms of service allow them to ban users or content for any reason whatsoever -- suggesting they didn't have much conviction behind their "we only moderate based on the FCC and the Supreme Court."...So, anyway, on Monday, we noted that Parler was actually banning...
  • How Twitter Censoring President Trump Over His 'They're After You' Tweet Pretty Much Proves His Point

    07/02/2020 7:49:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/02/2020 | Matt Vespa
    President Trump has been censored yet again, and the tweet pretty much proves his point about the nature of the bias against him. In a tweet he’s shared before, it shows a black and white picture of the president with the caption “in reality, they’re not after me. They’re after you.” You’ve probably seen this meme. It strikes at the heart of his drain the swamp mentality and the bias lobbed against him. He’s not a politician. He’s a bull in a china closet and he likes it. He wants to disrupt DC and his enemies will do all they...
  • Social Credit Score Is In America: Visa Blacklisted My Business and My Family for Building Gab

    07/01/2020 9:46:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Gab ^ | June 26, 2020 | Andrew Torba
    As many of you already know we learned last week that Visa blacklisted Gab and we are now unable to process credit and debit card transactions. We learned more information this week and I think it’s important that I share it as a warning for others. It’s not just Gab that is blacklisted. It’s also my family. In China there is something called the Social Credit System, which was developed by the Communist Chinese Party as a “national reputation system.” This system tracks the “trustworthiness” of individuals, businesses, and organizations. “Trustworthiness” here means total and complete submission to the Chinese...
  • Boston Arts Commission votes to remove statue of Lincoln with freed slave

    06/30/2020 11:24:47 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 01 2020 | Vincent Barone
    The Boston Arts Commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to remove a public monument depicting President Abraham Lincoln standing before a freed slave. The Emancipation Memorial in Park Square — a replica of the original standing in Washington, D.C. — will be taken down with an art conservator “to document, recommend how the bronze statue is removed, supervise its removal and placement into temporary storage,” the motion reads. “As we continue our work to make Boston a more equitable and just city, it’s important that we look at the stories being told by the public art in all our neighborhoods,” Boston...
  • [Barf Alert] Pope: Don’t Criticize Leaders

    06/30/2020 4:27:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 30, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    [Barf Alert] Pope: Don’t Criticize Leaders 'No one complained about Herod’s evil' VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pope Francis, a relentless critic of populist leaders, has cautioned Catholics not to criticize secular and spiritual leaders as even during the apostolic period "no one complained about Herod's evil and his persecution." "No one abused Herod — and we are so accustomed to abuse those who are in charge," the pontiff preached in his Monday homily for the solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul — a feast marked as a secular holiday in Rome. 2017 posters in Rome criticizing Francis' heavy-headedness "It is pointless, even...
  • Facebook Insider: Company Suspended My Account In H-1b Policy Doc Leak Probe

    06/18/2020 9:02:28 AM PDT · by bitt · 22 replies
    project veritas ^ | 6/18/2020
    Facebook Denies “Authenticity” of Leaked H-1B Memo Favoring Korean, Chinese Workers Over Americans Social Media Giant’s H-1B’s Policies Not Public While March 2020 Memo Circulated, U.S. Unemployment Skyrocketed Company Ignores Employee Concerns, Insider: “I Came Forward to Right a Wrong” [Mamaroneck, N.Y.—June 18, 2020] Project Veritas today released a story featuring a human resources memorandum prioritizing overseas nationals to reduce the number of American employees by a Facebook Insider The confidential Facebook memorandum explicitly stated: “Priority may be given to H-1B applicants from China and Korea to foster larger communities of diverse workers at Facebook.” However, when asked for comment,...
  • Facebook bans hundreds of accounts related to the Boogaloo extremist movement

    06/30/2020 1:30:44 PM PDT · by C19fan · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | June 30, 2020 | Brian Fung
    Facebook on Tuesday banned hundreds of accounts, groups and pages that it said were linked to the Boogaloo movement, a loosely organized extremist collective whose members have occasionally shown up armed to racial justice and anti-quarantine protests around the country. The banned content includes a core set of 220 Facebook accounts, 95 accounts on Facebook-owned Instagram and dozens of pages and groups that Facebook, in a blog post, said posed a "credible threat" to public safety. Facebook said the accounts were "actively promoting violence against civilians, law enforcement, and government officials and institutions."
  • STEFAN MOLYNEUX: MY STATEMENT ON MY YOUTUBE BAN

    06/29/2020 6:15:33 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 57 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!
  • YouTube just banned Stefan Molyneux after 14 years and 1 million Followers

    06/29/2020 4:45:37 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 154 replies
    Bill Mitchell @mitchellvii YouTube just banned Stefan Molyneux. A million followers. Hundreds of millions of views. No warning given. Gone. WHEN will Congress do something about this?
  • 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...
  • ‘Wuhan Diary’ Documents Anger, Despair, And Hope From A City In Lockdown

    06/29/2020 9:44:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/29/2020 | Helen Raleigh
    A writer friend of mine once told me “writing is therapeutic.” As one of the more than 11 million residents locked down in Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, Chinese writer Fang Fang probably felt the same way when she decided to record her experiences online daily during the lockdown.She started posting entries on Jan. 25, two days after the Chinese government quarantined Wuhan and several nearby cities with a total population of 60 million. She entered her last entry on April 8, when the lockdown was formally lifted. These entries have now become a new book, titled...
  • Reddit, Acting Against Hate Speech, Bans ‘The_Donald’ Subreddit

    06/29/2020 10:16:45 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 29 replies
    NYT ^ | June 29, 2020 | Mike Isaac
    SAN FRANCISCO — Reddit, one of the largest social networking and message board websites, on Monday banned its biggest community devoted to President Trump as part of an overhaul of its hate speech policies. The community or “subreddit,” called “The_Donald,” is home to more than 790,000 users who post memes, viral videos and supportive messages about Mr. Trump. Reddit executives said the group, which has been highly influential in cultivating and stoking Mr. Trump’s online base, had consistently broken its rules by allowing people to target and harass others with hate speech. “Reddit is a place for community and belonging,...
  • Israel pulls the plug on GOD TV, claims it is trying to evangelize Jews

    06/29/2020 9:25:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/29/2020 | Michael Gryboski
    Israel has decided to remove the U.S.-based evangelical Christian station GOD TV from the Israeli cable television provider HOT due to claims that it was trying to evangelize Jews. Asher Biton, chairman of Israel’s Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Council, said he told the station last Thursday that it has seven days to halt broadcasting. “The channel appeals to Jews with Christian content,” stated Biton, as reported by the Associated Press, claiming that the station’s “original request” was to be a “station targeting the Christian population.” The GOD TV station for Israel, known as Shelanu, has denied that it is in...