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  • 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 · 50 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...
  • Trump to make Paris visit in November to mark 100 years since end of WWI

    08/19/2018 1:12:26 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    The Local France ^ | 17 Aug 2018
    US President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he will be visiting Paris on November 11th in honour of the centenary of the end of WWI. Trump who had planned to organise a military parade in November in Washington announced Friday that he would travel to Paris for the commemoration of the end of the First World War. The US president made the announcement on Twitter (see below) on Friday afternoon at the same as criticizing local politicians in Washington who he said were asking for too much money for the parade. "Never let anyone take you hostage!" he wrote....
  • Facebook Apologizes To PragerU, Restores Banned Videos [Facebook says it was a "mistake"]

    08/18/2018 11:21:50 PM PDT · by grundle · 50 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 · 53 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...
  • Twitter Bans Australian Journo for Tweeting McCain's Death Will Improve World

    08/18/2018 4:08:11 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 22 replies
    Sputnik International ^ | August 18, 2018 | Staff
    Twitter has temporarily removed an account of Australian anti-war journalist Caitlin Johnstone over "abusive behavior" after she posted a tweet suggesting that the death of Senator John McCain would make the world a better place to live in.
  • President Trump Rips Into Social Media Censorship

    08/18/2018 8:42:11 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 39 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.
  • Trump Blasts Social Media ‘Censorship': ‘Discriminating Against Republican/Conservative Voices’

    08/18/2018 6:28:23 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 70 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.”
  • When Digital Platforms Become Censors

    08/17/2018 9:47:15 PM PDT · by lasereye · 66 replies
    WSJ ^ | AUGUST 17, 2018 | GLENN HARLAN REYNOLDS
    <p>Call 2018 the “Year of Deplatforming.” The internet was once celebrated for allowing fresh new voices to escape the control of gatekeepers. But this year, the internet giants decided to slam the gates on a number of people and ideas they don’t like. If you rely on someone else’s platform to express unpopular ideas, especially ideas on the right, you’re now at risk. This raises troubling questions, not only for free speech but for the future of American politics and media.</p>
  • 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.
  • Senate Republicans defend Trump's decision to revoke Brennan's security clearance

    08/17/2018 3:05:30 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | 16 August 2018 | Ali Rogin
    Senators’ reactions to President Donald Trump revoking former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance mostly broke down along party lines, with Democrats condemning and Republicans defending him. In a statement, Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., cited a New York Times op-ed published Thursday, after Brennan’s security was revoked, in which Brennan wrote that Trump’s claims of no collusion were "hogwash," saying the only remaining questions were whether the collusion amounted to a criminal conspiracy and whether the Trump team obstructed justice in order to cover up the collusion Brennan alleged. Burr said that if in fact Brennan had...
  • Twitter Verifies Sarah Jeong Without Making Her Delete Racist Posts

    08/17/2018 2:59:07 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 20 replies
    Even though Twitter forbids racist “epithets,” “tropes,” and “other content that degrades someone,” the posts remain on the platform. In fact, Twitter specifically describes “dehumanizing language” to be against its rules — like comparing people to dogs. Twitter has stripped conservative accounts of their verification on numerous occasions, and in November, the social network stopped taking requests for account verification, meaning that Twitter has to now verify accounts selectively. Tommy Robinson, Laura Loomer were stripped of their verification amongst many others, while WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been repeatedly denied verification, despite the fact that he has over 780,000 followers...
  • Tweeted On Twitter...a tribute to Trump and Twitter

    08/17/2018 12:16:27 PM PDT · by Uncle Sham · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | August 17, 2008 | Uncle Sham
    This is about Trump and Twitter to the tune of the 1960's hit "The Letter" by the Box Tops. The title is Tweeted on Twitter by We The People. Length is one minute and nine seconds. Enjoy!Tweeted On Twitter
  • #Breaking CNN has filed a motion to unseal the names and addresses of the Manafort jurors

    08/17/2018 10:46:20 AM PDT · by blueyon · 111 replies
    Twitter JackPosobiec ^ | 8/17/18 | JackPosobiec on Twitter
    #Breaking CNN has filed a motion to unseal the names and addresses of the Manafort jurors
  • Twitter, Google & Facebook are Social Engineering Their Users for Manipulating the Political System

    08/17/2018 10:07:56 AM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    I think it was Winston Churchill who said that democracy is a terrible political system, maybe the worst ever devised by man, but yet the best we have. I am paraphrasing the man, but I think that’s what he meant. In the US though, we have a Constitutional Republic, not a democracy, as many on the left are arguing. What that means is that in the US, the majority cannot vote to strip the Constitutional rights of the minority at any given time. Basically, there’s no such thing as “mob rule” in the US. This is the best system yet...
  • Obama Lackey Says Brennan Was Behind bin Laden Takedown, Then SEAL Who Shot Him Fires Back

    08/16/2018 10:17:12 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 48 replies
    https://www.westernjournal.com ^ | AUGUST 16, 2018 | KARA PENDLETON
    Ben Rhodes: John Brennan was the point person for the Obama White House on the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. He knows a lot more about defending our nation than someone who uses security clearances to punish his political adversaries. Robert J. Oneill: Actually, 23 conservatives went after UBL. No offense, in case you were wondering.
  • CNN's Sanders: 'The President Sent His White House Press Secretary'

    08/16/2018 6:27:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | August 16, 2018 | Ryan Foley
    During Wednesday’s edition of The Lead, the panel found itself in a little bit of shock after learning that President Trump had revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, who has previously called President Trump treasonous in his new capacity as an NBC News analyst. Panelist Symone Sanders agreed that it was done to distract from any number of negative Trump storylines: “I think someone wants to muck up the news cycle.” She then described the revocation of Brennan’s security clearance as “ridiculous” and warned that “we should all be scared about the state of our democracy”...
  • Manafort Jury asks Judge to define reasonable doubt (Twitter)

    08/16/2018 2:36:35 PM PDT · by sitetest · 180 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/16/2016 | David S. Joachim
    Verified account @davidjoachim Follow Follow @davidjoachim More David S. Joachim Retweeted David S. Joachim *MANAFORT JURY ASKS JUDGE TO REDEFINE `REASONABLE DOUBT' David S. Joachim added, David S. Joachim Verified account @davidjoachim Breaking via @TheTerminal: *MANAFORT JURY ASKS QUESTION OVER FBAR FILING *MANAFORT JUDGE TELLS JURY TO RELY ON COLLECTIVE EVIDENCE *MANAFORT JURY ASKS ABOUT DEFINITION OF SHELF COMPANY… 2:15 PM - 16 Aug 2018
  • 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.
  • It Seems Twitter's 'Trust and Safety Council' Is Working Overtime to Ban Conservatives

    08/16/2018 10:28:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 86 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | August 15, 2018 | By Jim Treacher
    Sometimes I think all the hand-wringing about some sort of online "war on conservatives" is silly. Sure, dude, maybe nobody is paying attention to your brilliant tweets because you've been shadowbanned. Perhaps Twitter's "Trust & Safety Council" really is keeping you from reaching the audience you deserve. Or maybe you're just boring and kind of dumb? I tend to be skeptical of these complaints, but it's possible that there really is an ongoing conspiracy to silence half the country. I have to admit, it would explain why I keep getting suspended from Twitter for no good reason. Maybe Twitter really...
  • Kellyanne Conway Said Her Husband George's Anti-Trump Tweets Are "Disrespectful" To Her

    08/15/2018 6:03:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Bustle ^ | August 15, 2018 | Monica Busch
    George Conway has developed a reputation for sharing and penning critical tweets of Donald Trump, even though his wife is one of the president's most high-profile advisers. Until recently, it hasn't been clear whether this gets under his wife's skin, but that has since changed. A recent profile of the couple in The Washington Post reveals that Kellyanne Conway finds her husband's anti-Tump tweets "disrespectful." "I think it’s disrespectful," she told the Post. "I think it disrespects his wife." By and large, George tends to decline interview requests regarding his critical opinions of President Trump on Twitter. But in the...