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  • Ted Cruz throws support behind Steven Crowder: 'YouTube is not the Star Chamber'

    06/06/2019 8:31:59 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/06/19 | Joe Concha
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) threw his support behind Stephen Crowder on Thursday, calling YouTube decision's to no longer permit the conservative commentator, who has been accused of online harassment, to profit from his videos "ridiculous." "YouTube is not the Star Chamber — stop playing God & silencing those voices you disagree with. This will not end well," wrote Cruz to his 3.3 million followers. In a subsequent tweet, Cruz broached provocative comments made by TBS's Samantha Bee and actor Jim Carrey as examples of what he says is a double standard. "This is nuts. YouTube needs to explain why @scrowder...
  • There Is Only One Solution To Social Media Deplatforming,

    05/06/2019 3:30:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies ^ | May 6, 2019 | Scott Morefield
    Facebook and Instagram took the extraordinary step last week of banning several “far right” commentators and one left-wing anti-Semite (yeah, that was news to The Washington Post) from their platforms entirely. It was the latest in a series of moves over the past several months and years designed to curb what the platforms’ liberal management and ownership see as “dangerous,” albeit not illegal, speech.Before Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, and Milo, it was key “alt-right” figures like Jared Taylor, David Duke and Richard Spencer being purged from various platforms. Next, will it be religious groups that oppose gay marriage, anti-illegal immigration...
  • Twitter Shadow Bans Michael Savage and You Might Be Next

    04/24/2019 7:43:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies ^ | Tuesday, 23 April 2019 12:10 PM | By Michael Savage
    The following article was written by Amanda Metzger, a contributor. Throughout history many truth tellers have been pushed into the shadows. Sometimes they are the voice of the voiceless and the authorities would prefer the vox populi remain silent. Ironically, the ones pulling the strings seem to dwell in the darkness of the shadows as well. You can’t see them, but you can feel their power. Shadow banning on Twitter is a tricky practice in which a user’s content suddenly disappears from news feeds and becomes less prominent, even in the feeds of their most dedicated followers. It’s stealth....
  • Facebook suffers the most severe outage in its history

    03/13/2019 5:28:39 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 42 replies
    Facebook is suffering the most severe outage in its history, with key services rendered unusable for users globally for much of Wednesday. The last time Facebook had a disruption of this magnitude was in 2008, when the site had 150m users - compared to around 2.3bn monthly users today. Facebook's main product, its two messaging apps and image-sharing site Instagram were all affected. The cause of the interruption has not yet been made public. "We're aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps," Facebook said in a statement. "We're working to resolve the issue...
  • .@YouTube has restricted the latest episode of The Candace Owens Show.

    03/12/2019 5:38:28 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies ^ | 11 March 2019 | PragerU
    Two black people discussing the issues facing the black community is something young people are supposed to be protected from? Why would YouTube put this in restricted mode?
  • YouTube announces it will no longer recommend conspiracy videos

    02/11/2019 12:22:36 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 37 replies
    MSN ^ | 2-10-2019 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    YouTube has announced that it will no longer recommend videos that "come close to" violating its community guidelines, such as conspiracy or medically inaccurate videos. On Saturday, a former engineer for Google, YouTube's parent company, hailed the move as a "historic victory." The original blog post from YouTube, published on Jan. 25, said that videos the site recommends, usually after a user has viewed one video, would no longer lead just to similar videos and instead would "pull in recommendations from a wider set of topics." For example, if one person watches one video showing the recipe for snickerdoodles, they...
  • Another Media Bombshell Turns Out To Be A Dud

    01/20/2019 5:15:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | January 20, 2019 | Derek Hunter
    Journalism is dead. It wasn’t murder, or old age, it was suicide. Journalism died after drinking a cocktail of contempt, arrogance, ignorance, and enough narrative to kill a whale. Its corpse rolls on, meeting deadlines, publishing stories, and forming cable news panels continuing to extol the virtues of the poisons that killed it. They deserve your skepticism and your contempt.The latest nail in the media’s credibility coffin landed Friday night. It was a bombshell story that declared, “President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according...
  • Facebook Has Officially Lost The Public's Trust

    12/21/2018 5:44:40 AM PST · by blam · 44 replies
    Out of the major tech companies, people trust Facebook the least with their personal information. Amazon and Twitter come in a distant second and third, with 8 percent of people saying they trust these companies the least with their personal information. As Statista’s Sarah Feldman shows below, five times more people place Facebook as the least trustworthy company to handle their personal information when compared to Amazon and Twitter.Infographic: Facebook Loses the Public's Trust | Statista Reports recently revealed that Facebook had hired a communications firm to do opposition research against George Soros to traffic anti-Semitic attacks against the progressive...
  • Google, Twitter, Facebook, Apple slapped with class-action lawsuit over conservative censorship

    09/05/2018 5:27:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 70 replies
    Fox Business ^ | September 04, 2018 | Julia Limitone
    Social Media and search giants are being hit with a class-action lawsuit from a pro-Trump group who claims that they conspired against Conservatives. Freedom Watch, which promotes right to privacy among other causes, claims that Facebook, Google, Twitter and Apple violated antitrust laws. “Our YouTube account on Google never gets above 49 thousand,” said Larry Klayman, the group’s founder, during an interview on FOX Business’ “Varney & Co.” on Tuesday. “It goes up, it goes down. That’s been going on for about six months,” he claimed while adding that other conservative groups and interests are also experiencing the same issues....
  • Trump Jr. says he'd back a new conservative version of Facebook

    08/30/2018 7:30:20 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/30/18 | Megan Keller
    Donald Trump Jr. said in a new interview that he would back a conservative version of Facebook. “I’d love to do it. But what I prefer is, take one of the two Silicon Valley conservatives and let them start it,” Trump Jr. told Axios when asked if President Trump’s 2020 campaign might create such a platform. “And then I'd help promote the platform and be all over that.” Trump Jr.’s comments come on the heels of a report from The New York Times that more than 100 Facebook employees are forming a group to challenge what the group’s founder, senior...
  • Soros Buys Millions in Facebook, Twitter Stocks After Bashing Tech Companies......

    08/28/2018 5:47:48 PM PDT · by caww · 16 replies
    freebeacon ^ | 8/28/2018 | Joe Schoffstall
    Liberal billionaire George Soros drastically increased his shares in a handful of tech companies.....Soros made the large stock purchases during the second quarter through Soros Fund Management, the financier's New York City-based investment firm. The purchases include 159,200 shares in Facebook (valued at $31 million), 250,000 shares in Twitter (valued at $11 million), and 54,500 shares in Apple (valued at $10 million), Security and Exchange Commission filings show.....Soros additionally reported 12,400 shares in Alphabet, Google's parent company, valued at $14 million. However, the shares in Alphabet decreased by $12 million from the previous quarter. The bets are also in stark...
  • Trump Takes Aim at Google, Claims Search Results ‘RIGGED’ Against Him: ‘Illegal?’

    08/28/2018 6:36:07 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Aug 28th, 2018, 5:57 am | Aidan McLaughlin
    President Donald Trump unleashed some unusually early morning tweets on Tuesday, citing a report from a conservative website to rip Google for allegedly biased search results. Trump first claimed that “Google search results for ‘Trump News’ shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake New Media.” “In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD,” he continued. “Fake CNN is prominent. Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out.” Trump then asked if the search results were “Illegal”, before elaborating: “96% of… results on ‘Trump News’ are from National Left-Wing Media, very...
  • Facebook escalates censorship of left-wing, anti-war organizations

    08/24/2018 6:48:35 AM PDT · by TexasKamaAina · 13 replies
    World Socialist Web Site ^ | August 23, 2018 | Andre Damon
    One year ago this week, the World Socialist Web Site published an open letter to search monopoly Google demanding that it end its censorship of the internet. The letter documented that a change in Google’s search algorithms that the company claimed was aimed at promoting “authoritative” news sources had led to a substantial decline in search traffic to left-wing, socialist and anti-war sites. Google, the letter from WSWS International Editorial Board Chairperson David North stated, was “engaged in political censorship of the Internet.”
  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: I 'fully admit' our bias is 'more left-leaning'

    08/18/2018 4:56:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 68 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 more left-leaning," Dorsey says. "But the real question behind the question is, are we doing something according to...
  • Twitter Permanently BANS Gavin McInnes and the Official Proud Boys Account

    08/10/2018 5:03:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/10/18 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Twitter has banned both the official verified account for the Proud Boys and the account belonging to their founder, comedian and CRTV host Gavin McInnes. Twitter also banned the accounts belonging to The Proud Boys Girls and Kyle Chapman, who is better known online as Based Stickman.The suspensions are permanent, though no reason was provided. All of the accounts appear to have been banned at the same time.The account holders were all warned that if they attempt to create new accounts, those will also be banned.“This is all a coordinated attack to prevent Trump from getting re-elected. It’s pointless however...
  • Small Conservative Outlets Are Being Shadowbanned En Masse

    08/09/2018 12:51:56 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 28 replies
    The Revolutionary Act is a growing conservative news and commentary site, but it is still quite small compared to the big conservative players. That doesn’t mean, however, that the giant social media censors do not Hoover it up for squashing. The suppressive algorithms clearly cover the conservative spectrum and hit rightist content providers regardless of size, strangling conservative content from cradle to grave. InfoWars being eradicated from multiple platforms within hours of each other was a draconian and possibly monopolistic measure against a site considered to be on the right but was really its own conspiratorial wing of the political...
  • So How do we fight against Big Tech cenorship?

    08/07/2018 8:19:52 AM PDT · by ahorvet · 44 replies
    Me | 08/07/2018 | ahorvet
    How do we strike back against these Big Tech goliaths who are censoring out any non-conformist (read: non-left wing) posting on their forums? How can we bring them down?
  • Wikipedia Activist Editors Busted Covering Up For Racist New York Times Writer

    08/06/2018 10:58:44 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 36 replies ^ | Aug 5, 2018 | By Andrew Mark Miller
    You have probably heard by now that the New York Times recently hired a racist. If you are familiar with the New York Times you probably weren’t to surprised by that but a lot of people out there are finally realizing that the liberal left doesn’t care about racism if it directed at white people... Most rational people are confused as to how ‘Roseanne’ loses her job for one bad joke and people like Sarah Jeong are rewarded with jobs. It looks like Wikipedia editors have decided to stick up for Jeong. From The Daily Caller:New York Times editorial board...
  • Facebook And Apple Remove Pages And Podcasts From Alex Jones For Hate Speech Violations

    08/06/2018 8:47:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 111 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08/06/18 | Ryan Browne
    Apple confirmed on Monday that it had removed five out of six podcasts, which includes Jones' infamous The Alex Jones Show. Facebook has also removed four pages that belong to Jones. Both companies said Jones violated hate speech policies on their respective platforms. Apple and Facebook clamped down on content by Alex Jones Monday, with the former pulling five of his podcasts and the latter removing four pages controlled by him. Apple confirmed on Monday that it had removed five out of six podcasts, which includes Jones' infamous "The Alex Jones Show" as well as a number of other InfoWars...
  • Twitter 'bots' crackdown sweeps up Trump supporters who tweet very often

    08/05/2018 9:44:11 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5 August 2018 | Christopher Carbone |
    Twitter is having trouble distinguishing between bots trying to meddle in U.S. politics and fervent supporters of President Trump who tweet very often. The micro-blogging company — which has purged fake or suspicious accounts at a rate of 1 million per day for the past three months, including 70 million accounts in May and June alone — has come under fire along with Facebook for sweeping up ordinary and non-robotic accounts in their efforts to prevent Russian disinformation. For instance, 70-year-old Nina Tomasieski spends up to 14 hours per day tweeting the praises of President Trump and his allies while...