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  • We Are Witnessing Peak Big-Tech Collusion, Censorship

    08/19/2018 9:06:16 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 16 replies
    Vanetikpost.com ^ | 8/19/18 | Yuri Vanetik
    Take a step back and a deep breath and look around you. We are right now witnessing extreme censorship, political favoritism, and tyrannical behavior by the big technology companies. This will not stand. It will not last. Besides an anti-trust perspective, the silencing of conservative voices cannot, and will not, be tolerated by the Untied States of America. Burdened by the world’s problems to date, the Trump administration has been seemingly silent on the issue. However, that seems to be changing. The banning of Alex Jones across the web, done in a tyrannical, monopolistic fashion, has shown these companies have...
  • FIREFOX browsers will soon block “fake news” flagged by George Soros-linked left-wing groups

    08/19/2018 8:20:00 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 71 replies
    NewsTarget.com ^ | August 14, 2018 | Jayson Veley
    What’s become abundantly clear over the past few months is that liberals are now jumping on the anti-fake news bandwagon and using it as an excuse to censor political speech that doesn’t align with their radical agenda. This strategy is perhaps most prominent on social media and various websites across the Internet, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, and is implemented by teams of leftists and extremists like George Soros who show zero regards for the freedom of speech outlined in the First Amendment. It’s as if the ability to control what information is spread across the Internet and what information...
  • Facebook Apologizes To PragerU, Restores Banned Videos [Facebook says it was a "mistake"]

    08/18/2018 11:21:50 PM PDT · by grundle · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 18, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    Facebook on Friday issued an apology to PragerU for “mistakenly” removing several videos and limiting the reach of others. PragerU Aug 17, 2018 BREAKING: We're being heavily censored on @Facebook. Our last 9 posts are reaching 0 of our 3 million followers. At least two videos were deleted last night for “hate speech” including our recent video with @conservmillen. Facebook We mistakenly removed these videos and have restored them because they don't break our standards. This will reverse any reduction in content distribution you’ve experienced. We’re very sorry and are continuing to look into what happened with your Page. Aug...
  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: I 'fully admit' our bias is 'more left-leaning'

    08/18/2018 4:56:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/18/18 | John Bowden
    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said on Saturday that he "fully admit[s]" Twitter employees share a largely left-leaning bias after facing accusations that conservatives are discriminated against on the social media platform. In an interview that aired Saturday on CNN, Dorsey said his company has a responsibility to be open about its political viewpoints, but to operate without bias when applying content policies to users. "We need to constantly show that we are not adding our own bias, which I fully admit is...is more left-leaning," Dorsey says. "But the real question behind the question is, are we doing something according to...
  • These Screenshots Show How Google Shadow Bans Conservative and Pro-Trump Content

    08/18/2018 12:18:40 PM PDT · by lasereye · 38 replies
    The Federalist ^ | AUGUST 17, 2018 | Doug Wead
    Now that others are venturing timidly from their foxholes, I can take to print without becoming the sole target of a vengeful, monopolistic technocracy. It appears that Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter have all gone to war with President Trump, and are punishing anyone who dares to speak up for him. Don’t take my word for it. See for yourself. It may cost you $5 and you may find your Google Ads account temporarily suspended, but you will enjoy the innocent conversations with kindly Google employees in Mumbai as they try to explain policies unrelated to what is really going...
  • Trump admin files formal complaint against Facebook for 'discriminatory' policy

    08/18/2018 9:22:03 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, August 17, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    The Trump administration announced a fair housing discrimination complaint against social media giant Facebook on Friday, saying the way the company targets ads can be used to screen out people based on race, sex or other protected categories. The complaint goes to the heart of Facebook’s business model, which depends on being able to offer advertisers micro-targeting. “Facebook mines extensive user data and classifies its users based on protected characteristics. Facebook’s ad targeting tools then invite advertisers to express unlawful preferences by suggesting discriminatory options,” the Housing and Urban Development Department said in the complaint. Among those options are physical...
  • President Trump Rips Into Social Media Censorship

    08/18/2018 8:42:11 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 41 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 08/18/2018
    President Donald Trump took aim at social media platforms early Saturday morning, criticizing them for suppressing and even attempting to silence conservative voices. “They are closing down the opinions of many people on the Right …” he complained in a tweet. Trump’s tweets followed the news that Facebook had been caught outright blocking videos from the conservative organization PragerU The president continued by claiming that censorship is “a very dangerous thing & absolutely impossible to police,” pointing out the fact that although he has often complained about “Fake News,” he has never moved to silence his critics.
  • HOW THE LEFT IS OUTSOURCING CENSORSHIP OF THE INTERNET

    08/18/2018 5:58:02 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 48 replies
    Powerline ^ | AUGUST 17, 2018 | John Hinderaker
    Unfortunately, most political conversation these days occurs not on the “free” internet, where independent sites like Power Line reside, but rather on social media–Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and so on. Other players include Google (in its search capacity), Apple, Pinterest, Spotify, etc. Happily–if you are a leftist–all of these tech companies are run by liberals. And because they are private companies, they are not constrained by the First Amendment. They can restrict or ban conservative communications on the ground that they are “hate speech,” or on no grounds whatsoever, with impunity.
  • Trump Blasts Social Media ‘Censorship': ‘Discriminating Against Republican/Conservative Voices’

    08/18/2018 6:28:23 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 72 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 8/18/18 | The Wrap
    President Trump on Saturday issued a tweet-storm following the removal of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his InfoWars shows from most major social media platforms earlier this month. “Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices,” the president wrote in the first of several tweets. “Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let that happen.”
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Banned the Media From Her Latest Town Hall Event

    08/17/2018 11:12:41 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/17/2018 | Ken Meyer
    Democratic New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez decided to ban the media from her latest town hall event with constituents. Ocasio-Cortez has been conducting a “listening tour” throughout the 14th district to talk with local residents about immigration, healthcare, and various other issues. However, according to the Queens Chronicle, Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign refused to allow any TV or newspaper reporters into her last event in Corona, Queens. Campaign spokesman Corbin Trent said the ban was the campaign’s response to an incident last week where Ocasio-Cortez met with healthcare activist Ady Barkan, and the two of them were “mobbed” by journalists despite...
  • Shadow Ban: PragerU Reveals Immediate 99.9999% Drop in Facebook Reach

    08/17/2018 2:11:12 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 95 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 17 Aug 2018 | Lucas Nolan
    Conservative non-profit group PragerU appears to be facing Facebook censorship, as many recent posts from group are suffering from a 99.9999 percent drop in engagement based on Facebook’s own dashboard. The Social Media Masters of the Universe also pulled down two PragerU videos, which it labeled “hate speech.” Echoing the apparent page limitation of conservative commentating duo Diamond and Silk, the conservative non-profit group PragerU — which produces educational videos on conservative issues — appears to have found its Facebook page’s reach drastically limited. The group’s Facebook page boasts three million followers, but its most recent posts have been seen...
  • Fahrenheit 404

    08/16/2018 5:28:12 PM PDT · by WWII_Historian · 23 replies
    Gary Gindler Chronicles ^ | August 16, 2018 | Gary Gindler
    Recently, Apple, Spotify, Facebook, and YouTube (owned by Google's parent, Alphabet) almost simultaneously tried to erase Infowars from existence (so-called deplatforming). Libertarians and some Republican candidates for the U.S. Congress in the 2018 elections were similarly excommunicated soon after. In a week, numerous conservatives got permanently banned from Twitter. Are these companies entitled to be able to shut up dissenters? Of course, they are. The First Amendment to the Constitution guarantees protection from the state, but not from individuals and companies. Freedom of speech is freedom from persecution by the state and no more. The fact is that these internet...
  • Brad Parscale: Big Tech is becoming Big Brother

    08/16/2018 1:35:40 PM PDT · by Pollard · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 16, 2018 | Brad Parscale
    Big Tech has a big bias problem. Social media platforms that once facilitated the free exchange of ideas and information are now actively seeking to silence and censor conservative opinions. This new Orwellian impulse that is taking over Big Tech is particularly problematic because social media websites, which are supposed to be safe spaces for all free speech, get special legal perks. Under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, websites such as Facebook and Twitter are not treated as publishers of “information provided by another” — which would subject them to libel laws and other headaches publishers have to...
  • WTH? Twitter Shuts Down Top Iranian Activist Accounts — Including Leading Critic of Radical Islam

    08/16/2018 12:52:24 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 16, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended the company’s decision to put Infowars founder Alex Jones in a seven-day “timeout”. Dorsey said, “I feel any suspension, whether it be a permanent or a temporary one, makes someone think about their actions and their behaviors,” Dorsey said. In the same week that Jack Dorsey is lecturing on “appropriate actions and behavior” Twitter just certified racist New York Times writer Sarah Jeong with a blue check mark. And now this Twitter shut down two top Iranian activist’s pages today.
  • Orwell’s Ingsoc Is Here, And Trump Admin, Congress Don’t Give A Damn

    08/15/2018 5:44:35 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 11 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 8/15/18 | L Todd Wood
    “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.” ― George Orwell, 1984 This is it. The real deal. Ingsoc is here – big tech being run by the Chinese and deciding what you get to see and hear, and Congress and the Trump administration don’t give a damn. Alex Jones was first. Next they are coming for you. After de-platforming Inforwars in illegal, monopolistic fashion, the censors turned their fire at the Jones website itself. It now seems that if certain people don’t like you, you are not even allowed to...
  • Alex Jones' Tumblr page will remain up for now, company says

    08/15/2018 12:31:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    AOL News ^ | August 15, 2018 | Sebastian Murdock, The Huffington Post
    Infowars host Alex Jones has found a new platform to spew his hate speech. Social networking site Tumblr announced Wednesday that it was “closely monitoring” Jones’ Infowars page after other major companies kicked the serial harasser off their platforms. In a statement to HuffPost, Tumblr said it would not take immediate action to take down Jones’ page after he recently became active on the platform again. (Tumblr, HuffPost and AOL.com are both owned by Verizon.) “Alex Jones and Infowars had been inactive on Tumblr for nearly a year until this week when they began posting again,” the company said in...
  • Patreon and Mastercard ban Robert Spencer without explanation

    08/15/2018 11:40:40 AM PDT · by Pollard · 26 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | August 15, 2018 | Robert Spencer
    Recently Alex Jones and Gavin McInnes have been banned from various social media platforms, in a desperate attempt by the Left to ensure that the 2016 election results aren’t repeated in 2018. Some people say it doesn’t matter that these men were deplatformed, because they don’t like what they say, and what’s more, these are all private companies. They are indeed private companies, but they have a virtual monopoly today over the means of communication, and once they start banning people because they don’t like what they say, they’ve set a precedent that is inimical to the survival of a...
  • Pamela Geller's Youtube Channel Is Demonetized

    08/14/2018 6:17:21 PM PDT · by OddLane · 128 replies
    Instagram ^ | August 14, 2018 | Pamela Geller
    Hot off the wires. It turns out that they're not going to stop at purging Alex Jones. Who would've thought?
  • 4,500 Tech Workers, 1 Mission: Get Democrats Elected

    07/13/2018 9:01:04 AM PDT · by Theoria · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 13 July 2018 | Kevin Roose and Sheera Frenkel
    It was four months and eight days until the 2018 midterm elections, and Anna Eskamani had not spent a penny to promote her political campaign online. Ms. Eskamani, 27, is running to represent Florida’s 47th District in the State Legislature. Like many state-level candidates, she writes her own fund-raising emails and manages her own social media accounts. And with her busy schedule on the campaign trail, advertising online is an afterthought. “My budget is zero for it right now,” Ms. Eskamani said. “It just hasn’t been necessary.” One recent morning, Ms. Eskamani attended an hourlong phone conference with volunteers from...
  • SJW Culture is RUINING GAMING

    07/07/2018 6:13:59 PM PDT · by kanawa · 56 replies
    Upper Echelon Gamers ^ | Feb 28, 2018 | n/a
    SJW Culture is Ruining Gaming Upper Echelon Gamers (1 week ago) Youtube just DEMONETIZED this video... AGAIN. I am appealing.