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  • MEMO REVEALS SOROS-FUNDED SOCIAL-MEDIA CENSORSHIP PLAN

    08/20/2018 9:18:31 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    WND ^ | 8/20/2018 | ART MOORE
    The recent wave of censorship of conservative voices on the internet by tech giants Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Apple mirrors a plan concocted by a coalition of George Soros-funded, progressive groups to take back power in Washington from President Trump’s administration. A confidential, 49-page memo for defeating Trump by working with the major social-media platforms to eliminate “right wing propaganda and fake news” was presented in January 2017 by Media Matters founder David Brock at a retreat in Florida with about 100 donors, the Washington Free Beacon reported at the time. On Monday, the Gateway Pundit blog noted the memo’s...
  • We Are Witnessing Peak Big-Tech Collusion, Censorship

    08/19/2018 9:06:16 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 16 replies
    Vanetikpost.com ^ | 8/19/18 | Yuri Vanetik
    Take a step back and a deep breath and look around you. We are right now witnessing extreme censorship, political favoritism, and tyrannical behavior by the big technology companies. This will not stand. It will not last. Besides an anti-trust perspective, the silencing of conservative voices cannot, and will not, be tolerated by the Untied States of America. Burdened by the world’s problems to date, the Trump administration has been seemingly silent on the issue. However, that seems to be changing. The banning of Alex Jones across the web, done in a tyrannical, monopolistic fashion, has shown these companies have...
  • TIMELINE: Virginia Democrat Mark Warner Surprise Force Behind... Crackdown on Speech

    08/19/2018 11:04:04 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Aug 2018 | Kristina Wong
    FULL TITLE: TIMELINE: Virginia Democrat Mark Warner Surprise Force Behind Masters of the Universe Crackdown on Speech Twitter this week suspended InfoWars host Alex Jones for seven days for what it said were violations of its policies, following Facebook, YouTube, Apple, and Spotify’s simultaneous banning last week. It is not clear what prompted those platforms to suddenly take collective action, but it came about one week after Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, led a charge threatening new regulation of social media companies who cannot stop bad actors from using their platforms. Two weeks...
  • 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 · 73 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...
  • Facebook Apologizes To PragerU, Restores Banned Videos [Facebook says it was a "mistake"]

    08/18/2018 11:21:50 PM PDT · by grundle · 54 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...
  • Why Should We Fear Russian Political Ads?

    08/18/2018 12:56:39 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 16, 2018 | Curt Levey
    Alarm bells rang in the media and on Capitol Hill last month when Facebook announced its discovery and removal of a new wave of malicious political ads of probable Russian origin, indicating “determined, well-funded adversaries who will never give up.” The technology site TechCrunch proclaimed that a “propaganda war against the U.S. midterm elections” has been declared. Rep. Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee’s ranking Democrat, warned that the new ads, like those alleged to have influenced the 2016 election, demonstrate “what we’ve long feared: that malicious foreign actors bearing the hallmarks of previously-identified Russian influence campaigns continue to abuse...
  • Why Silicon Valley is Killing Free Speech

    08/18/2018 8:32:09 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 34 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | August 17, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Why Silicon Valley is Killing Free Speech Control leads to censorship. August 17, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism In one survey, 75% of tech entrepreneurs voted for Hillary Clinton. 8.8% voted for Trump. 83% back higher taxes, 82% support gun control and another 82% are in favor of socialized medicine. Google, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon employees were 4 out of 5 of Bernie Sanders’ top donors. Cash from Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft poured into the Clinton campaign....
  • Trump admin files formal complaint against Facebook for 'discriminatory' policy

    08/18/2018 9:22:03 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, August 17, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    The Trump administration announced a fair housing discrimination complaint against social media giant Facebook on Friday, saying the way the company targets ads can be used to screen out people based on race, sex or other protected categories. The complaint goes to the heart of Facebook’s business model, which depends on being able to offer advertisers micro-targeting. “Facebook mines extensive user data and classifies its users based on protected characteristics. Facebook’s ad targeting tools then invite advertisers to express unlawful preferences by suggesting discriminatory options,” the Housing and Urban Development Department said in the complaint. Among those options are physical...
  • President Trump Rips Into Social Media Censorship

    08/18/2018 8:42:11 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 42 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 · 72 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.
  • Trump administration charges Facebook with housing discrimination

    08/17/2018 8:52:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 17, 2018 | Patrick Temple-West
    The Trump administration today charged Facebook Inc. with violating housing discrimination laws. The social media company allows advertisers to divert housing listings away users who mention terms such as “assistance dog” and “mobility scooter,” or who live in certain zip codes, in violation of the Fair Housing Act, HUD alleged. In addition, the Justice Department today joined a lawsuit against Facebook, saying in a “statement of interest” that the company discriminates by helping advertisers pick preferred users. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing transactions including print and online advertisement on the basis of race, religion or sex, among...
  • HUD Hits Facebook With Administrative Complaint, Alleging Housing Discrimination

    08/17/2018 7:28:26 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    NY Law Journal ^ | August 17, 2018 at 06:16 PM | By Ian Lopez |
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development hit Facebook Inc. with an administrative complaint alleging the social media company’s advertising tools enable those managing property to discriminate in housing. Filed on Aug. 14, HUD’s administrative complaint alleges that both the social media company’s ad targeting tools and user classification enable the limitation of ad audiences on characteristics “outright prohibited” by the Federal Housing Administration, said the government’s formal statement of interest. Among the grounds on which Facebook is alleged to have allowed discrimination are “sex, religion, familial status, and natural origin, and pretexts for protected characteristics.”
  • Shadow Ban: PragerU Reveals Immediate 99.9999% Drop in Facebook Reach

    08/17/2018 2:11:12 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 99 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 17 Aug 2018 | Lucas Nolan
    Conservative non-profit group PragerU appears to be facing Facebook censorship, as many recent posts from group are suffering from a 99.9999 percent drop in engagement based on Facebook’s own dashboard. The Social Media Masters of the Universe also pulled down two PragerU videos, which it labeled “hate speech.” Echoing the apparent page limitation of conservative commentating duo Diamond and Silk, the conservative non-profit group PragerU — which produces educational videos on conservative issues — appears to have found its Facebook page’s reach drastically limited. The group’s Facebook page boasts three million followers, but its most recent posts have been seen...
  • 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...
  • Google Employees Protest Secret Work on Censored Search Engine for China

    08/16/2018 6:40:54 PM PDT · by Theoria · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 16 Aug 2018 | Kate Conger and Daisuke Wakabayashi
    Hundreds of Google employees, upset at the company’s decision to secretly build a censored version of its search engine for China, have signed a letter demanding more transparency to understand the ethical consequences of their work. In the letter, which was obtained by The New York Times, employees wrote that the project and Google’s apparent willingness to abide by China’s censorship requirements “raise urgent moral and ethical issues.” They added, “Currently we do not have the information required to make ethically-informed decisions about our work, our projects, and our employment.” The letter is circulating on Google’s internal communication systems and...
  • How will our grandchildren look at Photos?

    08/16/2018 10:12:48 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 44 replies
    Me ^ | 8/16/18 | me
    OK...I'm going through boxes and boxes of family pictures...from the mid 1800s to the present. I'm trying to organize them, and scanning many. Got to wondering, what will my grandchildren want to see 30 years hence? Will they only have access to internet photos, or will they appreciate a "book" of photos? Or maybe some time of internet "book"....your suggestions appreciated. At the same time I'm also going through trunks with old clothing, tablecloths, silver, etc....taking pictures of some, trying to decide what to save, what to give away, etc. I'm heading to Pilates, but look forward to returning and...
  • H-1B: U.S. officials cracking down on Indian citizens, report says

    08/16/2018 7:21:52 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 212 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | August 16, 2018 | Ethan Baron
    A crackdown on the controversial H-1B visa intended for skilled workers has struck Indian citizens harder than other foreign nationals, with federal officials hitting them with more visa denials and demands for proof of their eligibility to work.
  • Facebook Takes Their Anti-Gun Stance To a Whole New Level With THIS Policy Change(3D BS)

    08/11/2018 7:39:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/11/2018 | Beth Bauman
    The issue of 3-D printed guns has been controversial over the last few weeks. Court proceedings and lawsuits have been nonstop and it's all to answer one question: should 3-D printed guns and their data be treated as a firearm or intellectual property. Facebook has now decided to weigh in on that debate. The social media giant is now removing content that details how an individual can develop a 3-D printed gun, Reuters reported. "Sharing instructions on how to manufacture firearms using 3D printers or CNC milling machines is not allowed under our Community Standards. In line with our policies,...