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  • British Police Arrest At Least 3,395 People For ‘Offensive’ Online Comments in One Year

    10/14/2017 9:32:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/14/17 | Jack Montgomery
    British police forces arrested at least nine people a day for “offensive” online comments last year. Figures obtained by The Times through the Freedom of Information Act reveal that 3,395 people across 29 forces were arrested last under section 127 of the Communications Act 2003, which makes it illegal to intentionally “cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to another”, in 2016. The true figure is likely to be significantly higher, as thirteen police forces refused to provide the requested information and two did not provide usable data. Around half of the investigations were abandoned before being brought to prosecution, which...
  • College prez asks Congress to censor 'hate speech' on Facebook

    10/11/2017 7:58:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | October 11, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    Transylvania University’s president recently asked Congress to enact legislation that would force Facebook to “remove” any postings of “hate speech” from its website. In an essay for Inside Higher Ed, President Seamus Carey argues in favor of increased government regulation of “hate speech,” a request spurred on by the recent “harassment” of a DACA recipient at the university.
  • 18-year-old Aussie loses her job for saying ‘it’s OK to vote no’ on same-sex ‘marriage’

    09/20/2017 4:37:47 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 20, 2017 | Lisa Bourne
    An Australian children’s entertainment company fired a young woman for saying on social media “it’s OK to vote ‘no’” in the country’s current referendum on same-sex “marriage.” Capital Kids Parties owner Madlin Sims may have violated discrimination laws in firing an 18-year-old because Sims said her former employee’s view amounted to hate speech, The Guardian reported. The young woman known thus far as Madeline said in various media interviews that she was let go because her Christian view did not allow her to vote yes in Australia’s voluntary postal survey on gay “marriage.” The plebiscite runs from September 12 through...
  • Ungoogleable: What doesn’t show up when you search the web?

    08/12/2017 11:44:16 AM PDT · by be-baw · 38 replies
    circa.com ^ | August 12, 2017 | Daniel Bean
    Did you know when you search the internet, you're not actually searching the whole internet? Google is the largest search service in the world. But even with trillions of websites indexed, Google’s search only covers about four percent of the net. So what exactly is the 96 percent of the internet that’s ungoogleable? The "mysterious" Deep Web, as tech expert Shelly Palmer facetiously called it in an interview with Circa, is the internet that isn’t indexable by search engines. "It's mostly private information that actually should be private and is set up to be that way," Palmer said. This is...
  • How Google's Jigsaw is fighting the darkest parts of the internet

    08/10/2017 11:11:02 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Mashable ^ | JUL 20, 2017 | KERRY FLYNN
    How Google's Jigsaw is fighting the darkest parts of the internet BY KERRY FLYNN JUL 20, 2017 Fake news, terrorist propaganda, hateful comments — the internet is not the nicest place in the world. Jigsaw is trying to change that. Formerly under Google, Jigsaw now is a subsidiary within Alphabet. The company, under the direction of Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt and Google Ideas founder Jared Cohen who serves as founder and CEO of Jigsaw, focuses on researching some of the darkest corners of the internet and implementing ways to address them. Yasmin Green, director of research and development at Jigsaw,...
  • David Harsanyi: What CNN’s Threat to Dox a Redditor Tells Us About State of Journalism

    07/11/2017 12:43:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The NoozHawk ^ | July 10, 2017 | David Harsanyi
    If you're going to create nasty memes to get attention, demand people give you credit for those memes and celebrate when the president of the United States shares one with his roughly 33 million followers, I have no sympathy for you. You're not a martyr for the cause of free expression. There was a time when anonymity allowed Americans with unpopular or unconventional beliefs to make their arguments without fear of retribution. Today, the internet has created an environment that incentivizes people to create detestable messages meant to troll and harass. Then again, this story isn't really about online harassment...
  • 3 words the left redefined to our detriment

    07/04/2017 5:49:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/3/2017 | Mychal Massie
    Political correctness is an abstract from the pit of hell, and it smells like smoke. It is dependent upon demagoguing people not to speak truth and the corruption of speech by redefining verbiage. When I speak of the corruption of speech by the redefining of verbiage, a prime example is the word “fascism.” As my son pointed out to me, Google defines “fascism” as: “An authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization; (in general use) extreme right-wing, authoritarian, or intolerant views or practice.” The Google definition most accurately defines those inhabiting the California state education system. And...
  • YouTube Banned Me, But Not the Hate Imams

    06/07/2017 4:18:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    One of the many maddening takeaways from the London Bridge jihad attack is this: If you post videos on YouTube radicalizing Muslim viewers to kill innocent people, YouTube will leave you alone. But if you post a video on YouTube honoring innocent people murdered by barbaric jihadists, your video will get banned. I know. It happened to me in 2006. Eleven years later, the selective censors at Google-YouTube still can't competently distinguish terrorist hate speech from political free speech. Islamic hate preachers such as Ahmad Musa Jibril, whose bloodthirsty rants against non-Muslims reportedly inspired the London Bridge ringleader, have flourished....
  • LIBERAL FASCISM: Media Matters Targets Sean Hannity Advertisers

    05/25/2017 1:44:11 AM PDT · by nodwam · 22 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 05/25/2017 | Richard Saunders
    The George Soros funded activist organization, Media Matters has targeted Sean Hannity in an attempt to get him booted off of Fox News. Media Matters has posted a list of HannityÂ’s advertisers for liberals to contact, anyone who supports America and the first amendment needs to contact the Hannity advertisers and let them know if they pull their ads, we pull our business. Cars.com, Casper, Crowne Plaza, Leesa Sleep, Peloton, Ring.com and USAA insurance are the only companies that have pulled their ads from his show, but Hannity supporters are letting those companies know that there will be consequences: View...
  • Monty Python’s Eric Idle wants to put climate change deniers on trial in a world court

    03/16/2017 9:45:31 PM PDT · by TBP · 88 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 15, 2017 | William A.
    On Wednesday night, Eric Idle, known to many Monty Python fans as Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir Lancelot, took aim at climate change deniers. "I think that denying climate change is a crime against humanity. And they should be held accountable in a World Court."
  • Boycott threats mount after East Sacramento brewery owner slams Women’s March on Facebook

    01/24/2017 6:18:07 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 24, 2017 | Blair Anthony Robertson
    Calls for a boycott and a public outcry over social media posts left Twelve Rounds Brewing owner Daniel Murphy reeling Tuesday morning as he expressed shock at the instant reaction to his Facebook political rant and concern that his East Sacramento business could be severely hurt.
  • Actress Susan Olsen fired from radio show after homophobic rant (Says Trump is Right)

    Here's the story of a not-so-lovely lady. Actress Susan Olsen — who played the youngest daughter Cindy on "The Brady Bunch" — was just fired from her hosting gig on an L.A. radio show over a homophobic rant she sent over Facebook. The Donald Trump supporter co-hosted the show "Two Chicks Talkin' Politics" before she was dismissed by the station, according to reports. Olsen used a homophobic slur over and over again towards openly gay actor Leon Acord-Whiting, who decided to publish the once-private message publicly. Recommended for you: Watch Now - It's Not Just Radio on TV. It's Not...
  • DumpKelloggs Trends #1 on Twitter Following Breitbart Boycott

    11/30/2016 3:32:06 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 140 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 30,2016 | Charlie Nash
    Breitbart News organized the boycott after Kellogg withdrew their advertising from Breitbart News, claiming that the site and its conservative readers were not “aligned with our values as a company.” The boycott, which has also taken place under the hashtag #DumpKelloggs, has generated thousands of posts on Facebook and Twitter, with the official Kellogg’s Facebook pages for various products being bombarded with complaints from Breitbart’s readers. “We regularly work with our media-buying partners to ensure our ads do not appear on sites that aren’t aligned with our values as a company,” said Kellogg’s Kris Charles in a statement this week....
  • Ken Bone Quickly Falls from Liberal Grace Due to Thought Crimes

    10/15/2016 11:42:39 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 15, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    He was the toast of the liberal media for a few days after first hitting the national scene last Sunday in St. Louis during the second presidential debate. For a very brief time he was hailed as a cuddly bear stuffed into a tight red sweater who was so cute that it made you want to hug him. And then by Friday...he became an instant non-person to liberals due to very un-PC Thought Crime remarks from his past on Reddit. Of course, I am referring to Ken Bone who appeared as one of the undecided voters asking a question during the...
  • Can racist tweets help predict hate crimes? L.A. is about to find out

    09/25/2016 8:21:00 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/23/16 | Richard Winton
    Can police prevent hate crimes by monitoring racist banter on social media? Researchers will be testing this concept over the next three years in Los Angeles, marking a new frontier in efforts by law enforcement to predict and prevent crimes. During a three-year experiment, British researchers working with the Santa Monica-based Rand Corp. will be monitoring millions of tweets related to the L.A. area in an effort to identify patterns and markers that prejudice-motivated violence is about to occur in real time. The researchers then will compare the data against records of reported violent acts. The U.S. Department of Justice...
  • Catholic University Fires Employee for ‘Denying Transgenderism’

    05/03/2016 6:04:59 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Church Militant TV ^ | 5/2/16 | Rodney Pelletier
    Police and school investigating incident as a hate crimeLOS ANGELES (ChurchMilitant.com) - A Los Angeles Jesuit university has fired an employee for telling students there are only two genders — male and female. In April, Catholic Loyola Marymount University (LMU) allowed LGBT Student Services (LGBTSS) to hold LGBTQ+ Awareness Week, also known as Rainbow Week. Posters were put up throughout campus, but on April 14 three members of the club noted some were taken down and placed behind a garbage can. They retrieved the posters and put them back up, claiming an unnamed employee of the Alumni Relations office approached...
  • Catholic College Employee Investigated By Police For Saying There Are Only Two Genders

    05/03/2016 7:14:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | April 28, 2016 | Amanda Prestigiacomo
    Blasphemy was committed on a Catholic university campus: An employee at the "Catholic" school stated her belief, rooted in Catholicism, that there are only two genders. An unnamed employee at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles has been suspended and is currently being investigated for a “hate crime” by the university’s Bias Incident Response Team and the LAPD for “denying transgenderism” when she stated that there are only two genders, reports The College Fix. On April 14, the employee engaged in a “dialogue” with three students who were hanging up posters for “Rainbow Week” on campus. Cosette Carleo, who identifies...
  • Bathroom bullies cost Curt Schilling his job at ESPN [Who Else Will Be Forced to Conform?]

    04/21/2016 8:53:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/21/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    We are in the midst of a top-down sexual revolution, being forced on the public by the massed power of media, corporations, and governments in thrall to the small but powerful sexual minority intent on redefining sexuality.  Those who dare to oppose them, especially with mockery, can see their livelihoods destroyed.  They cannot handle mockery, because their latest cause is absurd and based on lies. Curt Schilling, a hero to Red Sox Nation and a highly regarded baseball analyst for CNN, dared to protest and mock the forcible intrusion of males on women’s restrooms.  As The New York Times...
  • Bill Nye, the science guy, is open to criminal charges and jail time for climate change dissenters

    04/17/2016 1:45:05 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 62 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 14, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    Bill Nye "the science guy" says in a video interview released Thursday that he is open to the idea of jailing those who deviate from the climate change consensus. Asked about the heated rhetoric surrounding the climate change debate, such as Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s previous comments that some climate skeptics should be prosecuted as war criminals, Mr. Nye replied, "We'll see what happens."
  • University Poster Campaign Tells Christian Students to ‘Check Their Privilege’

    04/07/2016 2:57:28 AM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Apr 2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    A growing university poster campaign is asking Christian students to check their privilege. Although the campaign originated out of the University of San Francisco, the message has now created backlash with students across the country after the posters went viral on social media networks like Tumblr and Facebook.