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  • Ocasio-Cortez Vows to Get Revenge on Trump Jr. [semi-satire]

    12/07/2018 9:52:22 PM PST · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    Newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-MY) vowed to "mete out sweet revenge" in response to Donald Trump Jr. sharing a meme predicting that if her socialist views are implemented Americans would end up eating their dogs. "He may think he's clever mocking me," Ocasio-Cortez said, "but in another month I'll have the subpoena power I need to make his life a living Hell. On the specific topic of eating dogs, though, Junior is overlooking the positive impact that would have on mitigating global warming. So really, the joke is on him." In related news, Google advised journalist John Stossel that...
  • John Stossel’s Anti-Socialism Video Age Restricted by YouTube

    12/06/2018 7:47:36 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    newbusters.org ^ | 12/5/2018 | Alexander Hall
    Libertarian TV personality and former ABC reporter John Stossel says Youtube placed age restrictions on a video he published about socialism. The restrictions were later removed, but the fact they occurred is part of a trend that concerns conservatives and free speech advocates. Stossel wrote at Townhall on Dec. 5, that Google informed that morning via email that it wouldn’t allow his "Socialism Leads to Violence" video to be viewed by young people. In his column, Stossel wondered whether this video restriction was the case of oversensitive algorithms or of big tech bias. Both are possible. His video, hosted by...
  • Gun Control: New York Wants to Make You Submit Social Media History Before Purchasing Guns

    12/06/2018 10:04:25 AM PST · by Bob434 · 47 replies
    NewsWeek ^ | 11/23/18 at 7:08 AM | Aristos Georgiou
    A proposed bill in the New York State Senate could mean that anyone wanting to buy a pistol or renew their permit will be subject to a review of their internet history and social media accounts going back up to three years.
  • Self-described feminist banned from Twitter says platform is setting 'dangerous' precedent

    12/06/2018 9:16:22 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 06 2018 | Julia Manchester
    Journalist Meghan Murphy said in an interview that aired Thursday on "Rising" that Twitter's practice of banning users for remarks it deems offensive is a dangerous precedent after she was banned from the platform last month. "I don't want to draw a line that ends up silencing people who have political ideas, or who are talking about ideologies, or who are challenging popular discourse that has been deemed offensive," Murphy, founder and editor of the website Feminist Current, told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on Wednesday. "Now we're banned, we're silenced, and I actually think it's quite dangerous," she continued. "This is...
  • The Creepy Line

    12/05/2018 1:35:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2018 | John Stossel
    This morning Google told me that it would not allow my YouTube video "Socialism Leads to Violence" to be viewed by young people. It violates "community guidelines," said the company in a computer-generated email.Anti-capitalist bias? Or just an algorithm shielding children from disturbing violence in Venezuela? I don't know.But a new documentary, "The Creepy Line," argues that companies like Google and Facebook lean left and have power they shouldn't have.The title "Creepy Line" refers to a comment by former Google chairman Eric Schmidt, who said when it comes to issues like privacy, Google policy "is to get right up to...
  • Starbucks to Block Porn in 14,000-Plus U.S. Stores

    12/01/2018 9:09:02 AM PST · by rktman · 55 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 11/30/2018 | Emily Ward
    The multi-national coffee chain Starbucks, which has 28,916 shops worldwide and 14,451 in the United States, said it would provide pornography-free Wi-Fi in its U.S. stores starting in 2019. This is happening because of pressure, over many years, from a coalition led by the internet safety group Enough is Enough (EIE). In an email to Business Insider, a Starbucks representative said the company had “identified a solution” to block porn in its U.S. stores, which it would implement in 2019 – over two years after the coffee chain initially said it would do so, and six years after it began...
  • EXCLUSIVE: GOOGLE EMPLOYEES DEBATED BURYING CONSERVATIVE MEDIA IN SEARCH

    11/30/2018 8:13:45 AM PST · by bitt · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/29/2018 | peter hasson
    Google employees debated whether to bury The Daily Caller and other conservative media outlets in the company’s search function as a response to President Donald Trump’s election “Let’s make sure that we reverse things in four years,” one engineer wrote in a thread that included a Google vice president Google employees similarly sought to manipulate search results to combat Trump’s travel ban Google employees debated whether to bury conservative media outlets in the company’s search function as a response to President Donald Trump’s election in 2016, internal Google communications obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation reveal. The Daily Caller...
  • Producer: My Christian Film Got Rated ‘R.’ It Has No Nudity, Sex, Bad Language

    11/30/2018 4:38:04 PM PST · by ransomnote · 24 replies
    westernjournal.com ^ | October 31, 2018 | J.P. Johnston
    Full Title: Producer: My Christian Film Got Rated ‘R.’ It Has No Nudity, Sex, Bad Language, Gore, Drugs. The Motion Picture Association of America adds its name to a list of increasingly brazen leftist media powerhouses who discriminate against conservative voices in the public square. Facebook: Graphic images of a woman smashing and eating a baby do not violate “community standards” but quoting a Bible verse on homosexuality does. Twitter: Conservative voices and alternative news sources frequently find themselves muzzled while profane rants against them are celebrated. Google: Discriminatory algorithms ensure that articles praising the Second Amendment, President Trump, traditional...
  • The New Evolution Deniers (SJW Transgender nonsense)

    11/30/2018 2:48:28 PM PST · by dirtboy · 19 replies
    Quilette ^ | November 30, 2018 | Colin Wright
    -snip- I’ve been privately contacted by close, like-minded colleagues warning me that my public feuds with social justice activists on social media could be occupational suicide, and that I should disengage and delete my comments immediately. My experience is anything but unique, and the problem is intensifying. Having successfully cultivated power over administrations and silenced faculty by inflicting reputational terrorism on their critics and weaponizing their own fragility and outrage, one fears whether there was no belief or claim too dubious that administrations wouldn’t cater to. Recently, this fear has been realized as social justice activists attempt to jump the...
  • Conservative boycott of Twitter can't and won't work, here's why

    11/30/2018 10:31:41 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/30/18 | Joe Concha
    Conservatives are increasingly vowing to quit Twitter for what they say is censorship of prominent voices. The problem with conservatives or any like-minded group quitting a social media platform and all joining a new one is simple: Echo chambers are absolutely no fun. Ever hear of the saying, "... to own the libs?" How about, "... to own the cons." These are prominent sayings on Twitter, and embody much of what the platform is about: embarrassing, or beating or berating the other side. Invariably it's a combination of the three. So if conservatives left Twitter to go somewhere else, would...
  • Jesuit university blocks Ben Shapiro event, saying it prompts ‘hateful speech’ from protesters

    11/29/2018 5:18:16 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/29/18 | Avery Anapol
    A Jesuit university has blocked a proposed event featuring conservative writer Ben Shapiro, citing the possibility of “hateful speech” by protesters. Officials at Gonzaga University in Washington state rejected a request from the school’s College Republicans chapter seeking to bring Shapiro to campus, according to conservative college news site Campus Reform. Judi Biggs Garbuio, Gonzaga’s vice president of student development, reportedly said in the denial that Shapiro’s speeches “routinely draw protests that include extremely divisive and hateful speech and behavior, which is offensive to many people, regardless of their age, politics or beliefs.” Biggs Garbuio also cited the school’s Christian...
  • Silicon Valley Sharia

    11/28/2018 2:21:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    This is a tale of two young, outspoken women in media. One is a liberal tech writer. The other is an enterprising conservative new media reporter. One has achieved meteoric success and now works at a top American newspaper. The other has been de-platformed and marginalized. Their wildly different fates tell you everything you need to know about Silicon Valley's free speech double standards. Some smug elites will downplay Twitter's disparate treatment of these users by arguing that private tech corporations can do whatever they want and that no First Amendment issues have been raised. But this battle is about...
  • Facebook jail for 3 days

    11/27/2018 2:38:34 PM PST · by wastedyears · 24 replies
    Communist Facebook ^ | 11/27/2018 | wastedyears
    I triggered someone on Facebook, and as a result got put in Facebook jail for three days. I guess people don't like the truth being told about the rapefugee invasion in Germany.
  • Conservative pundit says he was trying to avoid getting kicked off Twitter

    11/27/2018 8:46:33 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/26/18 | Julia Manchester
    Conservative commentator Jesse Kelly, who was banned from Twitter last week, said on Tuesday that he was actually trying to avoid getting kicked off of the social media platform. "I honestly have no idea," Kelly told Hill.TV's Buck Sexton when asked why he was banned from Twitter. "The truth is, I understand how sensitive Twitter is. I understand that they are run by leftists, and they're trying to run off people on the right, so knowing that I'm fairly careful with it," Kelly said. "Especially because it was a big tool I used to promote my show, to promote my...
  • Taking a Hint from Silicon Valley, China to Judge Citizens with Social Credit Scores by 2020

    11/24/2018 9:49:45 AM PST · by snarkpup · 25 replies
    Styxhexenhammer666 ^ | Nov 24, 2018 | Styx
    US corporations already do: https://twitter.com/tictoc/status/1065409779626098689
  • Laura Loomer Permanently Suspended From Twitter

    11/22/2018 3:52:27 PM PST · by deandg99 · 38 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 11/21/2018 | Patrick Howley
    Investigative journalist Laura Loomer has been permanently suspended from Twitter, she confirmed in a conversation Wednesday evening with Big League Politics. Loomer had more than 200,000 followers on the platform, making her a force to be reckoned with in a medium populated by dullard NPC’s with blue check marks next to their names. Loomer said that she was banned for a tweet she wrote criticizing Sharia law for oppressing women and men around the world.
  • Pro-abortion students pour water on pro-life chalk, covering South Dakota campus in dangerous ice

    11/22/2018 8:19:19 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 19, 2018 | Opinion
    November 19, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – It’s November 7 in South Dakota. The night is well below freezing. The Augustana University Republican and Life Runners clubs have teamed up and spent the evening chalking the sidewalks with messages defending the right to life. These messages included Bible verses, statistics, and blunt proclamations in the hopes of stirring up a discussion on the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) campus. A discussion was what they got, but not before things began “slipping” toward madness and mayhem. The pro-life messages were meant to be seen, and they were. Unfortunately, pro-abortion students didn’t respond with principled...
  • DIGITAL GULAG - Gab NOW De-Platformed by BitPay...

    11/21/2018 6:34:23 PM PST · by gaijin · 4 replies
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  • Fruits of College Indoctrination

    11/21/2018 10:05:36 AM PST · by Kalamata · 14 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 21, 2019 | Walter E. Williams
    Much of today’s incivility and contempt for personal liberty has its roots on college campuses, and most of the uncivil and contemptuous are people with college backgrounds. Let’s look at a few highly publicized recent examples of incivility and attacks on free speech. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, were accosted and harassed by a deranged left-wing mob as they were leaving a dinner at Georgetown University. Sen. McConnell was harassed by protesters at Reagan National Airport, as well as at several venues in Kentucky. Sen. Ted Cruz and his wife were harassed at...
  • Rejecting reality? Facebook blurs Presidential seal during Trump’s speech to veterans

    11/17/2018 8:56:48 AM PST · by deandg99 · 10 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/17/2018 | Joe Newby
    On Thursday, President Trump gave a speech addressing the administration’s efforts to modernize the Department of Veterans Affairs. But for some reason, the Presidential Seal and the White House logo were blurred out of the Facebook Live video, something which didn’t go unnoticed. “The video of Trump giving gratitude to veterans has the Presidential Seal obscured. Pretty straightforward to do, like what Google does for faces and license plates on Streetview, but requires dedicated compute resources – it doesn’t happen by accident,” said a post at Free Republic. “Probably somebody inside the company thinking they’re doing something cheeky. This kind...