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  • Knit And Crochet Forum Bans All Content Supporting Trump, Asks Users To Flag Violations

    06/23/2019 3:41:33 PM PDT · by mom3boys · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 23, 2019 | Virginia Kruta
    Online knitting and crocheting community Ravelry has banned all content supporting President Donald Trump, effective June 23. A statement posted Sunday to the group’s website outlined the new policy: “We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry. This includes support in the form of forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and all other content.” “We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy. Support of the Trump administration is undeniably support for white supremacy,” the statement concluded.
  • Online Knitting Community Bans Trump Supporters, Accuses Them Of Backing 'White Supremacy'

    06/23/2019 4:10:20 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 108 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | June 23, 2019 | Emily Zanotti
    The "online knitting and fiber arts community," Ravelry, declared Sunday that it is banning all vocal supporters of President Donald Trump from its website, and declared support for the current President akin to "white supremacy." Yes, a knitting website. Ravely describes itself as, "[a] place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers to keep track of their yarn, tools, project and pattern information, and look to others for ideas and inspiration. The content here is all user- driven; we as a community make the site what it is. Ravelry is a great place for you to keep notes about...
  • Australian Telco Companies Censor AR15.com & Others

    06/23/2019 2:59:26 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 June, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    I have been writing while traveling about Australia. While working on an article, I searched for AR15 style pistols. The search found the information I wanted to access on ar15.com. I attempted to access ar15.com, but repeatedly received the error message:It seemed odd. I contacted a source I have in Australia, and asked them to see if they could access the site.  They verified the lack of access and more. They sent me a link to a news article about telecommunication companies acting in concert to censor information from Australian customers. From smh.com, 21 March 2019: Dozens of websites...
  • Google Chrome has become surveillance software. It’s time to switch.

    06/21/2019 3:06:25 PM PDT · by upchuck · 64 replies
    WaPo ^ | June 21, 2019
    Our latest privacy experiment found Chrome ushered more than 11,000 tracker cookies into our browser — in a single week. Here’s why Firefox is better. Over a recent week of Web surfing, I peered under the hood of Google Chrome and found it brought along a few thousand friends. Shopping, news and even government sites quietly tagged my browser to let ad and data companies ride shotgun while I clicked around the Web. This was made possible by the Web’s biggest snoop of all: Google. Seen from the inside, its Chrome browser looks a lot like surveillance software. Please follow...
  • Sen. Josh Hawley Introduces ‘Ending Support for Internet Censorship Act’ to Stop Big Tech Bias

    06/20/2019 4:35:04 PM PDT · by LibertyWoman · 26 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 19, 2019 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Republican Senator Josh Hawley has introduced a bill aimed at stopping censorship on social media platforms based on political ideologies. The ‘Ending Support for Internet Censorship Act‘ seeks to remove protections granted by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act if platforms are not acting neutral in regards to political views. Currently, platforms cannot be held responsible for user-posted content, as they are not considered publishers. As these companies become more political — and take an editorial stance, many have called for these protections to be stripped.
  • FBI Serves Incredibly Broad Warrant To 8chan, Demanding Info On All Users ...

    06/20/2019 8:54:46 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 63 replies
    TechDirt ^ | Jun 19th 2019 | Tim Cushing
    Full Title: FBI Serves Incredibly Broad Warrant To 8chan, Demanding Info On All Users Who Responded To A Shooter's Post Internet hellhole 8chan has been hit with a federal search warrant. The site, created to serve those who felt 4chan's nearly-nonexistent moderation was too restrictive, has been front and center recently due to its hosting of manifestos by mass shooters who apparently frequented the site. In this case, an investigation into a shooting at a California mosque has led the FBI to the pages of 8chan. Postings at the site -- along with some at Facebook -- have linked the...
  • Youtube Deleted The Trump Fan Network – No Warning, No Reason

    06/19/2019 7:15:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    Prime Patriot ^ | June 18, 2019 | Prime Patriot
    Video only at link: Youtube Deleted The Trump Fan Network – No Warning, No Reason
  • BODIES IN SEATS

    06/19/2019 8:43:29 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    The Verge ^ | 19 June 2019 | Casey Newton
    On the night of March 9th, 2018, Utley slumped over at his desk. Co-workers noticed that he was in distress when he began sliding out of his chair. Two of them began to perform CPR, but no defibrillator was available in the building. A manager called for an ambulance “They wanted to play it down. I think they were worried about people quitting with the emotional impact it would have.” But the illusion shattered later that day, when Utley’s father, Ralph, came to the site to gather his belongings. He walked into the building and, according to a co-worker I...
  • Facebook created by the deep-state for mind control, Zuckerberg never wrote code - just a puppet.

    06/17/2019 1:21:43 PM PDT · by fuzzylogic · 111 replies
    aim4truth.org ^ | 6-13-2019 | Anonymous Patriots
    Worth reading. The claim is that Mark Zuckerberg was just a puppet for the deep-state that wanted to control minds - all with stolen tech, that others put together. Claims of "many many" crimes - and now they're deliberately trying to destroy FB via anti-trust laws, break it up and become even more rich.
  • Journalist Says Twitter Suspended Him for Displaying Book About Far Right

    06/12/2019 3:04:23 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 06.12.19 | Nick R. Martin
    Twitter suspended the account of David Neiwert, a reporter for Daily Kos and author of the book Alt-America, on Tuesday, making him the latest journalist covering white supremacists and the far right to be hit with a temporary ban. Neiwert said in a phone interview he was banned because the top image on his Twitter profile included an illustration from his book cover, which featured Ku Klux Klan hoods atop a series of stars from the American flag. Twitter put a notice on his suspended page, reading: “@DavidNeiwert's account is temporarily unavailable because it violates the Twitter Media Policy.” The...
  • Facebook's stocks plunge after leak of internal emails

    06/12/2019 9:59:02 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/6/19
    The Wall Street Journal reported that the price of facebooks stocks have plunged following revelations that internal emails by Company CEO Mark Zuckerberg show that he may have been aware of the problematic privacy practices at the company that have led to a string of scandals...
  • Vice News: YouTube's Bungled Crowder Crackdown Made Him Stronger

    06/12/2019 10:00:04 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 12, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    "A week after Steven Crowder’s bullying of a Vox journalist pitted conservative media against Big Tech, it’s official: Crowder has won." That was the very sad news that left-leaning Vice News relayed to its "progressive" readers on Tuesday. The YouTube censorship crackdown on Steven Crowder's Louder With Crowder channel completely backfired. Rather than hurting him via demonetization even though they admitted he violated no YouTube policy, the conclusion of the news site that's having its HBO show cancelled was that it has only made him stronger.
  • Google Protecting Jussie Smollett From ‘Disparaging’ Searches

    06/11/2019 5:59:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 11, 2019 10:10 am | Brent Scher
    News that Chicago police charged Jussie Smollett with staging a brutal attack on himself was covered on every network and in every major newspaper, but Google is hiding searches of it from its platform due to concerns of "potentially disparaging" the liberal actor. A review of Google's autocomplete function on searches of Smollett found no references to anything regarding the hate crime, even though the company's own data show it is the only reason his name was ever searched. The top suggested searches for Smollett included Empire (a show he no longer has a role in), Mighty Ducks (a nearly...
  • Facebook bans Natural News; Health Ranger responds with message for humanity

    06/10/2019 7:02:44 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 24 replies
    Brighteon ^ | 06-09-19 | Mike Adams
    Natural News has been de-platformed by Facebook. Authoritarian tyranny accelerates.
  • Women of color call out Dictionary.com's 'offensive' definition of 'black': 'This needs to change

    06/09/2019 5:43:09 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 61 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 7, 2019 | Paulina Cachero
    What is the definition of the word “black?” According to Dictionary.com, the synonyms associated with the word range from “gloomy,” to “threatening,” to “evil,” and even “soiled.” The noun section adds that “black” is sometimes capitalized in reference to “a member of any of various dark-skinned peoples,” and “often offensive” when referring to African Americans. Now, women of color online are demanding a change to the “offensive” connotations of the word. “Let’s Change The Old, Insulting, Abusive, Objectionable, Hostile, Attacking Definition Of ‘Black/ black,’” wrote one Twitter user. “It’s Not Who We Are Or What We a Stand For. So...
  • Men are in trouble. ‘Incels’ are proof.

    06/08/2019 12:32:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 107 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 7, 2019 | Christine Emba
    The Internet has enabled the flourishing of countless subcultures, from the harmless to the less so. Lately, one of the latter groups has begun to break into the mainstream: the “incels.” “Incel” is short for “involuntary celibate,” and as their self-imposed name implies, these mostly young men have come to define themselves by their inability to find a sexual or romantic partner. Men who identify as being #ForeverAlone have gathered online in forums such as Reddit to trade stories of woe. These communities tend to be self-reinforcing. Members believe that their looks or personal traits have consigned them to lifelong...
  • Germany: Dozens of raids over online hate speech

    06/06/2019 9:09:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.06.2019 | es/sms (dpa, AFP)
    Police in Germany launched dozens of raids across the country on Thursday as part of a crackdown on incitement crimes being spread on the internet. The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) has said it searched residences in 13 federal states as part of a coordinated operation. One of the largest operations took place in the western city of Koblenz, where the apartments of 12 suspects were searched in connection to two right-wing extremist Facebook groups. The 12 suspects were between the ages of 45 and 68, and were believed to be responsible for the groups called “The Patriots,” and “Our...
  • Technotyranny: The Iron-Fisted Authoritarianism of the Surveillance State

    06/06/2019 5:32:16 AM PDT · by vannrox · 11 replies
    The daily bell ^ | 30may19 | By John W. Whitehead -
    Red pill or blue pill? You decide.Twenty years after the Wachowskis’ iconic 1999 film, The Matrix, introduced us to a futuristic world in which humans exist in a computer-simulated non-reality powered by authoritarian machines—a world where the choice between existing in a denial-ridden virtual dream-state or facing up to the harsh, difficult realities of life comes down to a red pill or a blue pill—we stand at the precipice of a technologically-dominated matrix of our own making.We are living the prequel to The Matrix with each passing day, falling further under the spell of technologically-driven virtual communities, virtual realities and virtual conveniences managed by...
  • VANITY - Google Ignores D-Day - How can I save my emails?

    06/06/2019 6:05:20 AM PDT · by HeadOn · 45 replies
    Self | 6/6/2019 | HeadOn
    The largest invasion in history, and Google just has its logo on the home page. Oh, let's make sure to commemorate the 50th anniversary of some gay milestone a few days ago, but 156,000 men charging relentlessly onto those beaches, under withering gunfire, to literally save the world? Meh. I have thousands of emails on gmail, and I dread the thought of having to switch, but I'm to that point, I think. How do I get started?
  • YouTube demonitizes Steven Crowder

    06/05/2019 8:03:28 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 41 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 5, 2019 | YouTube
    Update on our continued review–we have suspended this channel’s monetization. We came to this decision because a pattern of egregious actions has harmed the broader community and is against our YouTube Partner Program policies.