Censorship

Diamond and Silk testified before Congress over social media censorship against conservatives, Thursday, with Diamond declaring during their testimony that “censorship is no hoax.” “We would like to thank the judiciary committee for allowing us the opportunity to voice our concerns about conservatives being targeted and censored on social media platforms,” opened Lynette Hardaway, who
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by Amanda House26 Apr 2018Washington, D.C.0 26 Apr, 201826 Apr, 2018 The House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing Thursday on online censorship to examine “social media filtering and policing practices,” a press release states. “This hearing will focus on what metrics social media platforms use to moderate content, how filtering decisions are made, and
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The mayor of a small British town quit his post for “personal reasons”, reportedly after a single complaint was made about his social media activity, including expressing concern about mass migration, and being subscribed to right-wing personalities on Facebook. Councillor Peter Lucey stood down from his post as Mayor of Wokingham and resigned from the
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) recommended usingantitrust laws to curb the “massive power” of Facebook and other technology companies during a Tuesday interview with SiriusXM hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak on Breitbart News Tonight. Pollak asked Cruz about possible solutions to “censorship of conservatives” on Facebook and across the broader internet landscape. LISTEN: Cruz described
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It’s ironic that privacy vulture Mark Zuckerberg’s first day of Senate testimony so closely resembled the action in a first–person shooter: 44 waves of poorly programmed, time–limited attackers that didn’t come close to doing any real damage. It was like Zuckerberg was shooting tunnel rats in Fallout. Adam Zyglis: The Buffalo News The Senate
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The following post is sponsored by Free Our Internet. After weeks of dodging responsibility and avoiding answers on crucial questions related to user data and censorship of conservatives, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared at two Congressional hearings last week. Unfortunately, a lot of important questions remained unanswered. Specifically, it’s still unclear why companies like Facebook
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The ruling Chinese Communist Party (CPC) has announced that all filmmaking regulation will be brought under the jurisdiction of the party’s “Publicity Department,” in a move that could further tighten China’s restrictions on free artistic expression. State media outlet Xinhua reports that the government has launched “three new state administrators in the ideological sector” in a
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At the Breitbart News event “Masters of the Universe: Big Tech vs. Free Speech and Privacy” in Louisiana on Thursday night, author Ann Coulter said that Internet speech controls have gone far beyond criticizing flawed reports as fake news. “It is actual censorship, and it is terrifying,” she declared. Coulter praised the Internet as “the
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Breitbart News Editor at Large Peter Schweizer explained at the Breitbart News “Masters of the Universe” town hall event how individuals responsible for censorship at major technology firms may not even be senior employees. In recent years, YouTube, which is owned by Google, has increasingly censored or demonetized videos that they deem inappropriate or offensive, making
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“What would Google do?” is not yet a colloquially popular phrase, but perhaps in time it will come to be. The search-engine behemoth is not just the portal through which the vast majority of online information flows, it is also the arbiter of what is good, what is morally correct, and ultimately, of course, what
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The Chinese government is considering a plan to abolish the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) and replace it with an even more powerful censorship agency directly overseen by the State Council, which is the Chinese equivalent of a presidential cabinet. The move would tighten the Communist Party’s control over media—and
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More details about the American employee of Marriott International who lost his job for violating China’s authoritarian speech codes are coming to light. The Wall Street Journal revealed over the weekend that the man who lost his livelihood to China’s “sharp power” is a 49-year-old named Roy Jones. He was earning $14 an hour working
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Right-wing broadcaster Alex Jones announced Saturday evening that YouTube had frozen his video channel and would delete it on Sunday, after CNN pursued the social media giant and its advertisers. The announcement came just hours after CNN published a story, “Advertisers flee InfoWars founder Alex Jones’ YouTube channel,” in which journalists Paul P. Murphy and Gianluca
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The Chinese government newspaper Global Times announced a “national campaign to clean up the online environment” in an article on Friday outlining new restrictions on the content of internet advertising. Under communist ruler Xi Jinping, Beijing has significantly expanded its censorship of online content. The Chinese Communist Party can force social media networks to take down
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The Christian satire site Babylon Bee has been fact-checked by Snopes and threatened by Facebook after it published an Onion-style article about CNN about purchasing a washing machine to “spin the news.” The Babylon Bee openly advertises itself as a satire site. Recent headlines include, “Local Pastor Hoping Curling Metaphors Go Over Big This Sunday,” “Nation
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Rachel Megawhat/Breitbart London by Liam Deacon1 Mar 20180 1 Mar, 20181 Mar, 2018 The controversial activist Tommy Robinson has been suspended from Twitter for quoting research which found that nearly 90 per cent of convicted grooming gang members in the UK are Muslim. Mr. Robinson was suspended from the social media platform for 7 days
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A group of free-speech lawyers filed the most serious legal challenge yet to Twitter’s censorship policies Tuesday in San Francisco County Superior Court, seeking a ruling preventing Twitter from banning users purely on the basis of their views and political associations. The 29-page complaint contends that, under a California legal doctrine that recognizes some private
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A panel at CPAC 2018 on the topic of social media censorship faced protests on Friday, after attendees asked how the organizers were any different from social networks for deplatforming the Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft. During the Q&A session of the panel, which was moderated by American Principles Project Foundation Executive Director Terry Schilling, Gateway
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Conservative commentator Pam Geller revealed on Breitbart News Daily on Wednesday morning that her panel on free speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) had been canceled because she refused to remove Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit as a participant. “Late last night, I received a call … demanding that I remove one of the speakers from
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