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  • 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 to VETO

    12/01/2020 6:58:42 PM PST · by rintintin · 30 replies
    Trump Twitter ^ | Dec 2 2020 | President Trump
    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Replying to @realDonaldTrump .....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!
  • Meme Makers Mock Twitter as Site Ramps Up Fact-Checking

    11/14/2020 10:49:08 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Nov 2020 | LUCAS NOLAN
    As Twitter increases it’s fact-checking and labeling of posts across its platform, some users have begun mocking the site via parody posts examples. The fake tweets are part of a growing backlash against Twitter censorship that impacts not only President Donald Trump, but the broader conservative movement. Breitbart News recently reported that Twitter stated this week that it put labels on 300,000 user posts from October 27 to November 11 for violating rules related to election misinformation. Twitter also implemented a retweet feature that required users to add their own comments before retweeting a post on the platform. Between election day and Friday...
  • The Corporate Takeover Of ‘Fact-Checking’ Is Just A Different Path To The Same Partisan Censorship: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

    10/20/2020 7:52:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/20/2020 | Christopher Bedford
    The last week was a rough one for the fact-check industry, not simply because they demonstrably screwed up a series of very public decisions, but because those decisions exposed them for what they’ve always been: tools for censoring conservatives.Twitter followed Facebook into the corporate grey zone Wednesday, not even waiting for an “official” media fact-check before banning links to — and accounts associated with — a New York Post story that appears to show Biden family corruption. By evening, Twitter had suspended not just the 3rd largest newspaper in the country, but also the Trump campaign’s account as well...
  • 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...
  • Republicans widen counterattack on Facebook and Twitter

    10/16/2020 2:20:33 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | Oct 15, 2020 | Steven Overly
    The GOP fury at Facebook's and Twitter's handling of unproven allegations against Democratic hopeful Joe Biden morphed Thursday into a broad assault on the online industry's most-cherished legal protections — drawing even some once-skeptical Republicans to back President Donald Trump's crusade against Silicon Valley. The two social networks refused to back down from their decisions Wednesday to limit the spread of a disputed New York Post story about the Biden family, a decision that drew praise from some past critics of the industry's handling of misinformation. Twitter even locked the account of Trump's reelection campaign for a few hours Thursday...
  • 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!!!
  • Fact-checking the 2020 vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris

    10/08/2020 6:40:42 AM PDT · by cincinnati65 · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/8/20 | ABC News
    Vice President Mike Pence and his Democratic challenger, California Sen. Kamala Harris, faced off in Salt Lake City Wednesday night for the lone 2020 vice presidential debate. The live, 90-minute debate, moderated by USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page, touched on the coronavirus, the economy, climate change, the Supreme Court and more.
  • 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...
  • Fact checking Barr's claim that it's 'common sense' that foreign countries will counterfeit mail-in ballots

    07/30/2020 6:17:05 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | July 29, 2020 | Tara Subramaniam
    As coronavirus continues to spread, bipartisan officials across the country and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have supported mail-in voting as a pandemic-safe option for the upcoming election. Despite having voted by mail himself on previous occasions, President Donald Trump has frequently pushed back on the concept, claiming without evidence that it would lead to widespread voter fraud and a "rigged" election. Asked about the issue in a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, Attorney General William Barr said he had "no reason to think" that the upcoming election will be "rigged." But he did say he believes...
  • 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.
  • Lying again about the pandemic, Trump made 200 false claims from early June to early July

    07/19/2020 1:07:07 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | July 18, 2020 | Daniel Dale and Tara Subramaniam
    Contrary to President Donald Trump's June claims, the coronavirus is not going away. Trump's coronavirus-related lying spree appears here to stay, too. The President's months-long bombardment of false and misleading claims about the virus and the pandemic, many of them egregious, continued from early June to early July -- a period that included his controversial rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a series of interviews with Fox News and other media outlets, events on the economy and the pandemic, and remarks in Texas, Arizona, Wisconsin and at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota........ And he falsely claimed nine times that he had banned...
  • 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...
  • Trump signs social media executive order

    05/31/2020 2:01:19 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 69 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 31/5/20 | Donald J. Trump
    President Trump signs executive order regarding social media.