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  • Facebook Censors Video Exposing PBS Cutting Hillary/TPP Criticism From Jill Stein Interview

    08/29/2016 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    2016: The Race (Breitbart) ^ | August 27, 2016 | Dustin Stockton
    Facebook is censoring a video created by Green candidate Dr. Jill Stein supporter Matt Orfalea that exposes PBS Newshour cutting Stein’s criticism of Hillary Clinton, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and Obamacare. Breitbart News reported on the Orfalea’s video exposing the Hillary bias and now it appears Facebook is censoring the exposure of censorship. Orfalea told Breitbart News: “It’s insane.”
  • Clinton's Censorship Tactics Aren't Working Against Trump

    08/27/2016 7:17:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2016 | Liz Crokin
    When I went to my first Trump rally in California earlier this year I noticed two male protestors holding up signs with a picture of Donald Trump next to a Nazi flag that read: “Stop Nazi Trump.” What I found so shocking about this was not the sign itself but the irony of this picture. As they held up these signs, hordes of protesters around them spit, swore and physically pushed Trump supporters -- including women and children – as they walked in and out of the event. The irony is that these protestors that are so quick to cast...
  • The New Censors

    08/24/2016 10:56:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Bob Barr
    In today’s public policy arena, winning ideas rarely are decided by sound logic, accurate facts, or even by the most votes. Instead, content filters and algorithms, meticulously engineered by social media companies like Facebook and Twitter, intentionally steer public debate in the direction of their owners’ personal politics; and, not coincidentally, toward the politics of their liberal friends in Washington and Sacramento.For starters, consider Facebook – the Big Daddy of social media. There have been numerous reports of Facebook’s algorithm taking down popular pages of pro-gun organizations. But even this example of the “new censorship” pales when viewed in the...
  • Silicon Valley throws big money at Clinton and virtually nothing at Trump (Video at Source)

    08/23/2016 1:04:01 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | August 23, 2016: 10:38 AM ET | by Seth Fiegerman
    Tim Cook will mark his five-year anniversary as the CEO of Apple by doing something that his predecessor Steve Jobs typically avoided: hosting a fundraiser for a presidential candidate. On Wednesday, Cook and Lisa Jackson, Apple's (AAPL, Tech30) head of environmental initiatives, will host an event in California to raise money for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Those invited have reportedly been asked to contribute as much as $50,000. Cook is just the latest in a growing list of tech executives and venture capitalists working to raise big money to help Clinton beat Donald Trump, who has repeatedly attacked tech companies...
  • Twitter Embarks on Mass Purge of Those Expressing 'Extremist' Ideas

    08/19/2016 8:28:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 18, 2016 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    The internet is abuzz this week with new revelations about the towering edifice of hypocrisy and left-wing censorship being built by the controllers of Twitter. Exactly four weeks ago, Twitter permanently banned gay conservative commentator and humorist Milo Yiannopoulos from the platform, claiming that he incited abuse of comic actress Leslie Jones after, get this, she reacted harshly to his critical review of her performance in the new “Ghostbusters” film. The exchange was fairly innocuous, with Jones acting peeved and Milo displaying the rapier wit of a sharp stand-up comedian, and the final straw came when Jones blocked him, and...
  • Hillary Campaign Vows To Destroy Opposition Website (Breitbart)

    08/18/2016 7:04:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 18, 2016 | Blake Neff
    Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign has sent out a fundraising email arguing the website Breitbart News has no “right to exist,” and suggests that if elected, the website will be shut down entirely. “We’ve had a conservative media in this country for a while,” says the email, sent Thursday and signed by deputy communications director Christina Reynolds. “I don’t always like what they have to say, but I respect their role and their right to exist Reynolds’ acknowledgment that the regular conservative media has a “right to exist,” though, is used to contrast it with Breitbart, which apparently has no...
  • [Vanity] Theater Managers Being Threatened By Clinton Operatives for Showing Hillary's America

    08/18/2016 6:53:29 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 44 replies
    Vanity | August 18, 2016 | Swordmaker
    Last night (August 17, 2016) a friend of mine want to take some friend to see "Hillary's America — The Secret History of the Democratic Party," the newest documentary film by Dinesh D'Souza. It had been showing at quite a few theaters locally but he suddenly could not find any theaters showing it near Modesto, Stockton or Lodi. He asked me to see if I could find where it was showing. I tried Sacramento. None. . . not a single theater in a city with a metropolitan population over over 1.5 million was showing that film, when just last week...
  • America to hand off Internet in under two months

    08/17/2016 9:34:37 AM PDT · by PROCON · 105 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Aug. 16, 2016 | RUDY TAKALA
    The Department of Commerce is set to hand off the final vestiges of American control over the Internet to international authorities in less than two months, officials have confirmed. The department will finalize the transition effective Oct. 1, Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling wrote on Tuesday, barring what he called "any significant impediment." The move means the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, which is responsible for interpreting numerical addresses on the Web to a readable language, will move from U.S. control to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a multistakeholder body based in Los Angeles that includes countries such as...
  • Government reform groups slam Super PAC disclosure bill, claim it will ‘chill’ activism

    ALBANY - Government reform and other groups are urging Gov. Cuomo to veto or fix a bill requiring more disclosure by Super PACs and non-profit lobbying organizations... The bill would require Super PACs known as independent expenditure to disclose more about their donors... Dick Dadey, executive director of Citizens Union, charged that the bill "is intended to squash advocacy groups' opposition to government officials and actions." The Lawyers Alliance for New York and Family Planning Advocates said the bill could have unintended consequences. "The bill will affect (non-profit groups) and their donors, whose contributions have nothing to do with lobbying,"...
  • Google Censors Conservative Anti-Public School Website for "Violating Terms of Service"

    08/14/2016 11:02:37 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 12 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | August 14, 2016
    (sources and screenshots at the original article) In the latest of a string of incidents involving Google showing their liberal bias, the website Take Back Fairfax (takebackfairfax.org) has apparently been banned from Google's Short URL service for allegedly "violating Google's terms of service." On August 13, 2016, ResistanceMedia's Twitter account (@schooltyranny16) posted an excerpt from a Take Back Fairfax article entitled "The Moral Narcissism of Ryan McElveen", with a link to the article. The message reads, "this goo.gl shortlink has been disabled. It was found to be violating our Terms of Service. Click here and here for more information about...
  • Physicist Predicts Global Cooling, Warming Alarmists Want Research ‘Silenced’

    08/13/2016 9:29:23 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 12 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | Aug. 11, 2016 | Trey Sanchez
    Global warming alarmists resist any science that doesn’t toe their line, and one physicist in the UK is speaking out about how her research on global cooling is ruffling their feathers. Northumbria University at Newcastle Professor Valentina Zharkova has been researching what she believes are indicators of a coming period of global cooling. According to The Washington Times, her research, “Irregular heartbeat of the Sun driven by double dynamo” was presented in July at the National Astronomy Meeting in Llandudno, Wales and also posted to the website of The Royal Astronomical Society: Her sunspot modeling indicates a reduced solar magnetic...
  • Sources: Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Secretly Censored Abusive Responses To President Obama

    08/11/2016 10:10:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | August 11, 2016 | Charlie Warzel
    In 2015, then-Twitter CEO Dick Costolo secretly ordered employees to filter out abusive and hateful replies to President Barack Obama during a Q&A session, sources tell BuzzFeed News. According to these sources, the May 2015 #AskPOTUS town hall came out of Twitter senior leadership’s frustration with the fact that platforms like Reddit had become home to celebrity Q&As.
  • EEOC Orders Employers to Crack Down on "Anti-Social" Political Views [semi-satire]

    08/08/2016 12:56:15 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 August 2016 | John Semmens
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ordered employers to crack down on employees daring to wear t-shirts or caps with the "Don't Tread on Me" slogan. The slogan traces back to the American Revolution. "What may have been appropriate as an expression of resistance against British subjugation in 1776 is completely inappropriate today," claims EEOC Chairwoman Jenny Yang. "Our government is a democratically elected government. It is not treading on anyone. From time to time our government may have to guide people toward correct thought and behavior. There is no individual right of resistance against this guidance. There is no...
  • “October Surprise” Coming From the IRS

    08/03/2016 6:01:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2016 | Bob Barr
    The “October Surprise” this election cycle may come not from one of the presidential candidates, but from an unlikely source – the Internal Revenue Service.  The ramifications of such a move are all bad, especially for conservative-oriented groups, and will reverberate far beyond any one candidate or political party.  Whether the Congress has the backbone to head off this IRS attack on free speech is very much an open question; a spending restriction placed earlier on IRS funding is set to expire at the end of this Fiscal Year – September 30th – just in time for an October Surprise....
  • AFP PHOTO: Swimsuit mural of Hillary Clinton creates a stir in Australia

    07/30/2016 8:37:26 PM PDT · by mr fish · 65 replies
    People walk past a mural of US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton clad in a swimsuit, created by street artist Lushsux, in West Footscray, Melbourne on July 30, 2016 View photos People walk past a mural of US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton clad in a swimsuit, created by street artist Lushsux, in West Footscray, Melbourne on July 30, 2016 (AFP Photo/Paul Crock) More Melbourne (AFP) - An Australian mural of US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in a revealing, stars and stripes swimsuit may be taken down, after it has reportedly been deemed offensive. The creator of the painting, the street artist...
  • German Justice Minister Wants Harsher Action Against "Hate Speech" Online [ed]

    07/19/2016 6:22:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 19, 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    The German Justice Minister Heiko Maas claims that social media sites don’t do enough to combat hate speech online and has threatened sites with further European Union (EU) regulation.
  • "Cyberbullying" restrictions -- the path to school tyranny

    07/18/2016 2:01:41 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 9 replies
    ResistanceMedia ^ | July 18, 2016
    "Any society that would give up essential liberty to gain a little temporary safety deserves neither and lose both." -- Benjamin Franklin (paraphrased) Schools demand control over students' social media postings in order to prevent "cyberbullying" - students bullying others online. The problem of "cyberbullying" is certainly a very real problem - and a symptom of a larger cultural collapse in public schools. However, the problem of "cyberbullying" (and other forms of bullying) was largely created by the public schools through the evolutionist curriculum (read more about evolution here) and other factors. How can we expect the same people who...
  • Milo Yiannopoulos Banned from DePaul U for Creating ‘Hostile Environment’

    07/12/2016 1:18:25 PM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Heat Street ^ | July 10, 2016 | Emily Zanotti
    Milo Yiannopolous was supposed to deliver a second speech to Chicago’s DePaul University, but will now have to host his undoubtedly provocative talk elsewhere. School administrators denied a College Republican group’s request to use school facilities for Milo’s return visit.
  • Socci: It appears the Bergoglian Inquisition is winning (at the moment) [Catholic Caucus]

    07/11/2016 10:10:08 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | July 10, 2016 | Antonio Socci
    I don’t know if you have noticed, but there is no longer one single counter-current voice in the [Italian]mass-media which reports truthfully what is happening under the Bergoglian regime in the Church. We are under an oppressive Argentine dictatorship. Those who disturb the Bergoglian Power would appear not to have any right to speak in the media. Even the most important Catholic intellectuals, who criticised Amoris laetitia severely (such as Spaemann, Grygiel and Seifert, close collaborators of John Paul II and Benedict XVI) have remained invisible in the [Italian] media. Their severe criticisms have been silenced. Even the explosive discourse...
  • Russia's Newest Law: No Evangelizing Outside of Church

    07/11/2016 5:26:47 AM PDT · by HLPhat · 70 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 7/8/2016 | Kate Shellnutt
    ...Christians in Russia won’t be allowed to email their friends an invitation to church or to evangelize in their own homes if Russia’s newest set of surveillance and anti-terrorism laws are enacted.The proposed laws, considered the country’s most restrictive measures in post-Soviet history, place broad limitations on missionary work, including preaching, teaching, and engaging in any activity designed to recruit people into a religious group.To share their faith, citizens must secure a government permit through a registered religious organization, and they cannot evangelize anywhere besides churches and other religious sites. The restrictions even apply to activity in private residences...
  • Police Shut Down Event Promoting U.S. Constitution; Thomas More Law Center Sues CAIR

    05/01/2012 9:17:19 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 23 replies
    Catholic Bandita ^ | May 1, 2012 | Lisa Graas
    ANN ARBOR, MI – In the middle of an event to extol the virtues of the U.S. Constitution and “American Laws For American Courts,” the audience learned first-hand how easy it is to lose their freedom of Speech and Assembly. Amid shouts of “What about free speech?” from the audience, the Allegan Police Department ordered the event shut-down. School officials notified police that they had received a letter complaining about the event from Dawud Walid, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI). The letter asked the school to disallow the event despite an existing contract.
  • The Left Vs. Free Speech

    07/06/2016 9:21:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    It's a paradox. The liberal media champion themselves as the most open-minded people on planet Earth who are devoted to the freedom of speech. How can intelligent people be so wrong? In reality, liberal elites have a nasty tendency to dismiss "conservative thought" as an oxymoron. They don't read conservative books or magazines, and they wouldn't lower themselves to watching conservatives on television. They have disdain for conservative talk radio. They're virtually illiterate on conservatives and conservatism. What happens in the event that the inclusive and tolerant elites identify some spark of conservative brain activity? They respond with journalistic censorship....
  • May Free Speech Reign and Scientific Inquiry Prevail

    07/04/2016 9:04:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2016 | Marita Noon
    Throughout the past four years, climate change activists have been secretly coordinating with one another regarding ways to prosecute individuals, organizations, and companies that are their ideological foes. They met to develop a strategy to use RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act), which was intended to provide stronger weapons for prosecuting organized crime, against those who speak out against the Obama administration’s war on fossil fuels.More recently, the activists, including Naomi Oreskes and Bill McKibben, have coordinated with Attorneys General (AG) culminating with a March 29 press conference, led by New York AG Eric Schneiderman and joined by former Vice President...
  • Federal regulation of Internet coming, warn FCC, FEC commissioners

    06/30/2016 11:18:35 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | PAUL BEDARD
    Democrats targeting content and control of the Internet, especially from conservative sources, are pushing hard to layer on new regulations and even censorship under the guise of promoting diversity while policing bullying, warn commissioners from the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Election Commission. “Protecting freedom on the Internet is just one vote away,” said Lee E. Goodman, a commissioner on the FEC which is divided three Democrats to three Republicans. “There is a cloud over your free speech.” Freedom of speech on the Internet, added Ajit Pai, commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, “is increasingly under threat.” Pai and Goodman...
  • The American Gulag

    06/28/2016 8:20:32 AM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    Frontpage ^ | June 27, 2016 | Phyllis Chesler
    For years, beginning in 2003, I have personally faced both censorship and demonization. When I began publishing pieces about anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism, and Islamic gender and religious apartheid at conservative sites, I was seen as having "gone over to the dark side," as having joined the legion of enemies against all that was right and good. My former easy and frequent access to left-liberal venues was over. I learned, early on, about the soft censorship of the Left, the American version of the Soviet Gulag. One could think, write, and even publish but it would be as if one had not...
  • Dem Party Platform Calls For Prosecuting Global Warming Skeptics

    06/27/2016 9:08:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/27/16 | Michael Bastasch
    Democratic operatives responsible for creating their party’s platform this year have unanimously adopted a provision calling for the Department of Justice to investigate companies who disagree with Democrats on global warming science. A panel of Democrats voted Friday to approve a final draft of the party’s platform to promote “Progressive Democratic Values,” which apparently includes investigating energy companies who “misled” shareholders about global warming. “Another joint proposal calling on the Department of Justice to investigate alleged corporate fraud on the part of fossil fuel companies who have reportedly misled shareholders and the public on the scientific reality of climate change was also...
  • Conservatives are Hiding in Academia

    06/20/2016 7:28:51 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 19, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    One way to measure the left-wing bias in academia is by looking at the degree to which those who don't subscribe to that point of view go to camouflage their outlook on life. "Approximately a third of the conservatives we interviewed, for example, concealed their politics prior to tenure by 'passing' as liberals," Jon A. Shields and Joshua M. Dunn, Sr., write in their book, Passing On the Right: Conservative Professors In the Progressive University. Shields teaches at Claremont McKenna College. Dunn is an associate professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. They traveled extensively in order to...
  • How Facebook Enables Islamic Jihad - radio interview with author Joe Newby

    06/18/2016 7:37:37 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | June 18, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    GUEST AUTHOR JOE NEWBY & REPORT ON ORLANDO LIVE Saturday (6/18) 8 AM EST!!! Listen to the interview, which begins at 27:30 into the program. http://usatransnationalreport.org/2016/06/16/usa-transnational-report-june-18-2016-guest-author-joe-newby-report-on-orlando/ Prior to the interview, the Orlando terrorist attack is discussed, including the fact that the Obama administration will not allow the FBI to do their job and protect US citizens from jihadis. Join us Saturday June 18, 2016 as we interview journalist and author Joe Newby. Newby is co-author with investigative journalist Adina Kutnicki of the upcoming book “BANNED: How Facebook Enables Militant Islamic Jihad.” He will discuss the book and the potential implications...
  • Criticism of Transgender Agenda Will Get Virginia Students Expelled

    06/10/2016 4:42:50 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 62 replies
    Youths in Fairfax County, Virginia, can now be disciplined and even expelled from school for criticizing the intrusive and aggressive transgender ideology. The transgender change in school regulations was imposed last night during a dramatic board meeting where only 12 pro-trans witnesses were invited to testify. The board members met on Thursday night only after being informed the night before that the discipline change would be considered. No opposing voices were allowed to be heard, parents were relegated to shouting opposition from the seats and some were ejected from the meeting.
  • Cooper’s Crusade Against Christ

    06/10/2016 4:47:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2016 | Mike Adams
    The people of North Carolina and the alumni of N.C. State University deserve an apology. Administrators at the school have implemented a patently unconstitutional policy, which forces students to apply for a permit in order to share the gospel on a public university campus they fund with their hard earned tax dollars. To make matters worse, the permit policy is being used to target Christians specifically while others are being allowed to exercise their rights unfettered. Now that a federal judge has called their bluff, the lawless North Carolina attorney general continues to defend the indefensible. Roy Cooper had the...
  • State to climate change skeptics: Shut up, already

    06/09/2016 7:45:03 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Ben Boychuk
    Building a green utopia would be so much easier if people would just shut up, stop asking questions and behave like good subjects. Don’t they know the science of climate change is settled? The debate is over. There never was one. Oh, goodness. Big Oil. The fracking people. Conservatives. Why should anyone listen to them?
  • Bisexual, Latino professor chased out — for being too conservative

    06/08/2016 5:08:01 PM PDT · by russbart · 11 replies
    College Fix ^ | June 8, 2016
    Even when one can check off a few “minority” or “marginalized” boxes, if they have their own opinions that run afoul of the party line, they’re the enemy. Case in point: Professor Robert Lopez of California State University Northridge, who has been harassed and vilified by students and peers to the point that he can’t stand his work environment anymore and he is leaving his position as an English professor — and the safety of tenure with it.
  • Being Politically Correct at Work A Survival Guide for Employers

    06/08/2016 1:41:43 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 21 replies
    Avant Resources ^ | June 8, 2016 | Avant Resources
    Question: What does human resources have in common with the U.S. presidential campaign? How about taxes, foreign trade, labor relations, minimum wage, rights for women, immigration, wage stagnation, education, health care, religion ... Every one of them is a core HR issue. Your employee's core beliefs track those of the candidates who have been shouting, lying and name-calling for months. Being “politically correct” may not sound great but it’s a survival skill that could keep your company productive and keep you out of court. That's why we have updated our popular 75-minute "Being Politically Correct at Work" training course with...
  • Facebook Caught Censoring Pro-Gun Posts

    06/07/2016 3:23:20 PM PDT · by semperfidevildog · 23 replies
    www.downstreampolitics.com ^ | 06/07/2016 | Esther
    Facebook is at it again. Zuckerberg and company appear to be actively suppressing pro-gun posts on the world's largest social media platform. We've been reporting on Facebook censorship for months now. After writing about it, our publisher, Chris Buskirk, had his Facebook account banned until a series of media interview shames Facebook into reversing their ban...
  • How Should Conservatives Respond to the Disturbing Trend of Campus Censorship?

    06/07/2016 2:11:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    .equalrightsinstitute. ^ | June 2, 2016 | Timothy Brahm
    We experienced an aggressive protest at UC Davis, but this is part of a disturbing, growing trend of censorship of conservative speech on college campuses. This is an extended version of an article from our last printed newsletter. Warning: This blog post includes strong language when directly quoting leftist protesters. On February 29th through March 1st at UC Davis, we faced our most aggressive, persistent, and unreasonable protest yet. As many of you know, our preferred way of doing outreach is to set up a simple poll table that asks questions like, “Should Abortion Remain Legal?” and provide options for...
  • Bill Would Criminalize Undercover Filming at Abortion Facilities [semi-satire]

    06/05/2016 11:25:51 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 June 2016 | John Semmens
    California State Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) is sponsoring legislation that would criminalize undercover reporting of misdeeds occurring at abortion facilities. The bill A.B. 1671, imposes penalties of up to a year behind bars and/or a $2,500 fine for a first offense. "Abortion is an endorsed practice in this state," Gomez said. "We need to protect its providers from harassment by those who oppose it." Gomez cited "the horrendous invasion of privacy perpetrated by the Center for Medical Progress' undercover videos of Planned Parenthood's negotiations for the sale of baby parts as the primary inspiration for this legislation. The contention...
  • Facebook Censors Swedish Story About Rapes by Muslim Refugees

    06/04/2016 7:41:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    MRC TV ^ | June 2, 2016 | Jeff Dunetz
    Facebook censorship of individual member pages is not just limited to the United States. On Wednesday, Facebook deleted the personal account/page of Ingrid Carlqvist, the Gatestone Institute's Swedish expert. Her offense was posting a video news report she created for Gatestone that discussed an almost 1,500% increase in rapes in Sweden. Ms. Carlqvist suggests the increase of rapes may be attributable to the mass influx of immigrants coming mainly from Muslim countries such as Iraq, Syria and Somalia. Gatestone Institute is a non-partisan; not-for-profit international policy think tank run by former UN Ambassador John Bolton. Carlqvist's video (embedded below) is...
  • Ex-State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki: It wasn't me

    06/02/2016 5:30:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/1/16 5:21 PM | Susan Crabtree
    White House Communications Director Jen Psaki said Wednesday that she had nothing to do with the decision to selectively edit a State Department press briefing video to clip out a discussion about the Iran nuclear agreement. Psaki was a spokeswoman for the State Department in 2013, when a video was quietly edited to remove a portion of a press briefing dealing with the Iran deal. On Wednesday afternoon, current spokesman John Kirby said it’s been determined that an official from State’s Bureau Public Affairs directed the video to be edited. But he said it isn’t clear who did it, or...
  • Letter by climate change scientists urging prosecution of skeptics deemed a 'mistake'

    06/02/2016 9:57:39 AM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 2, 2016 | Rick Moran
    Truncated title. Full title:Letter by climate change scientists urging prosecution of skeptics deemed a 'mistake' and 'withdrawn' You would think the group of 20 or so climate change scientists who sent a letter to President Obama urging him to prosecute climate skeptics under the RICO statute would have consulted a PR firm before they made asses of themselves to the whole country. But now, the learned men of science have hired Climate Nexus, a PR firm specializing in spinning global warming news. The letter - a move the PR firm called a "big mistake" - has been "withdrawn" and a...
  • Landmark California bill would allow prosecution of climate-change skeptics

    06/02/2016 10:22:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 76 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 2, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    A landmark California bill gaining steam would make it illegal to engage in climate-change dissent, clearing the way for lawsuits against fossil-fuel companies, think-tanks and others that have “deceived or misled the public on the risks of climate change.” The first-of-its-kind legislation — Senate Bill 1161, or the California Climate Science Truth and Accountability Act of 2016 — is scheduled for floor action Thursday after clearing Senate committees in April and May. The measure would allow state and local prosecutors to pursue claims against climate-change skepticism as a violation of the state’s Unfair Competition Law [UCL], as well as extend...
  • The European Commission Wants You To Log Into Social Media Accounts With Govt-Issued ID Cards

    06/02/2016 6:54:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 2, 2016 | Raheem Kassam
    The European Commission plans to attack citizens’ right to online privacy, insisting that state-issued ID cards should be used to log into platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, and even Uber. The Vice President for the Digital Single Market on the European Commission, former Communist Andrus Ansip, is behind the next European Union (EU) raid on personal freedoms, promoting the idea of using national ID cards to log in to online services.
  • Nothing Has Changed. Facebook is Now Censoring Its Own Censorship.

    06/01/2016 7:26:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | Jeff Dunetz
    It’s been two weeks since Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with leaders of conservative media to “calm down” accusations that it was censoring conservative news and opinion. After the meeting, one of the attendees, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell, characterized the meeting “between Zuckerberg and conservative leaders as generally positive and ‘cordial’ – but, also expressed a cautious wait-and-see reaction to Facebook’s promises of reform, citing the social media giant’s loss of public trust.” He also said “We’ll see how the [internal] investigation turns out.” Bozell’s caution was well-founded. The internal investigation took only a few days, and Facebook...
  • Facebook Signs European Union Pledge To Suppress Loosely Defined ‘Hate Speech’ And Promote ‘Counter

    05/31/2016 9:59:25 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/31/16 | Liam Deacon and Raheem Kassam
    The European Commission has today announced a partnership with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft in order to crack down on what it classes as “illegal hate speech” while “criminaliz[ing]” perpetrators and “promoting independent counter-narratives” that the European Union favours. A press release from the Commission this morning claims the new initiative has been set up “to respond to the challenge of ensuring that online platforms do not offer opportunities for illegal online hate speech to spread virally”. The move has been branded “Orwellian” by Members of the European Parliament, and digital freedom groups have already pulled out of any further...
  • Google, Twitter, Facebook and Microsoft agree to help EU combat hate speech (Prelude to Censorship)

    05/31/2016 7:07:36 AM PDT · by quesney · 37 replies
    Tech giants are cracking down on hate speech. Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft have all agreed to the European Commission's new "code of conduct," which aims to combat illegal hate speech and terrorist propaganda. These new regulations, which were announced Tuesday, will require the tech companies to review the majority of hateful online content within 24 hours of being notified—and remove the post if it's truly offensive and malicious. Tech companies will also have to promote independent counter-narratives to hate speech published online.
  • Facebook Signs European Union Pledge To Suppress Loosely Defined ‘Hate Speech’ And Promote [tr]

    05/31/2016 6:29:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 31, 2016 | Liam Duncan and Raheem Kassam
    The European Commission has today announced a partnership with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft in order to crack down on what it classes as “illegal hate speech” while “criminaliz[ing]” perpetrators and “promoting independent counter-narratives” that the European Union favours.
  • Professor Resigns to Protest Freedom of Speech [semi-satire]

    05/29/2016 10:30:04 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 May 2016 | John Semmens
    Contending that "so-called free speech is delusional," DePaul University sociology professor Dr. Shu-Ju Cheng has resigned her post in protest. The event that spurred Dr. Cheng's protest was the aborted speech of Milo Yiannopolis on the University's campus last week. Despite paying the University for security, student thugs were permitted to seize the stage and disrupt the speech. Cheng was outraged, not that thugs were allowed to drown out views with which they disagreed, but that Yiannopolis was invited "to air his anti-progressive message." "The whole concept of freedom of speech is an antiquated idea derived from dead white men,"...
  • Facebook admits rogue employees may have shown bias against conservatives

    05/24/2016 12:03:30 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 5/24/16 | Stephen Dinan
    Facebook announced Monday it was sending employees out for retraining and would discontinue some of its practices as it sought to defend itself against charges of political bias against conservatives. The online giant denied that it’s shown “systematic political bias,” but admitted employees played a bigger role than previously acknowledged in determining what news is highlighted in the trending topics section. Facebook also acknowledged that rogue employees may have unintentionally discriminated against conservative stories or even acted with malice in “isolated improper actions.” In one instance Facebook rejected a story this year about the opening of the annual Conservative Political...
  • Glenn Beck: Facebook Employees ‘Liberal’ but ‘Not Progressives’

    05/21/2016 4:45:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 20, 2016 | Ezra Dulis
    Glenn Beck’s blog on Medium dishing on his trip to Facebook headquarters declares that the employees he met, while left-wing, were not “progressives,” a term he has used to label Republican politicians such as Newt Gingrich.
  • Mark Zuckerberg to meet with conservative media figureheads

    05/15/2016 6:32:57 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 122 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-15-16 | Brian Stelter
    Mark Zuckerberg invited prominent conservative media figures, including Glenn Beck and Dana Perino, to a meeting at Facebook's headquarters this week. The meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, is aimed at addressing the alleged suppression of conservative news stories in Facebook's "trending" stories section. Along with Perino and Beck, other confirmed attendees include Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute, CNN conservative commentator SE Cupp, and Zac Moffatt, co-founder of tech firm Targeted Victory. Moffatt was previously Mitt Romney's digital director.
  • Zuckerberg Denies Suppressing Conservative News [semi-satire]

    05/15/2016 5:00:28 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 May 2016 | John Semmens
    Reports that Facebook moderators routinely suppress trending news favorable to conservatives were vigorously denied by CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who claimed "I don't even know who the leaders of the conservative movement are. So how can I or my employees be biased against them?" This is the second display of ideological bias to issue from Zuckerberg this year. Earlier, the Facebook executive berated employees for abusing a company-granted "freedom-of-expression" policy to write "all lives matter" on a wall devoted to free expression in the company's Melo Park, California headquarters. "I could not allow the insensitivity toward the 'Black lives matter' meme...