Facebook removed more than 20 pages tied to Internet provocateur Alex Jones and InfoWars Tuesday after the Silicon Valley giant updated its policies to prevent banned accounts from resurfacing in different forms. The company’s decision comes several months after the company banned four of Jones’ pages August — Twitter and YouTube followed shortly thereafter.
Music-streaming platform Spotify removed PragerU’s advertisements from its platform, noting that the content does not comply with the company’s editorial policies, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. “Our policy team has re-reviewed the ads that you have submitted through Ad Studio and determined that the content of the ads do not comply with our
Several civil rights groups are calling on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg step down from the company’s board of directors after reports showed executives paid lobbying firms to target liberal financier George Soros. The Southern Poverty Law Center and MoveOn.org were among dozens of groups that wrote a letter to Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg demanding
by Peter Hasson Republican women are “enablers,” according to Google search results. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) Google’s search results for the National Federation of Republican Women, the nation’s largest Republican women’s group, displays the organization’s name instead as the “National Federation of Republican Enablers.” Google screenshot taken Friday, November 9 at 10:23 pm Google
by Hanna Bogorowski Google Ads informed Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s campaign Tuesday that her advertisements including video footage of protestors interrupting her moment of silence for victims of the recent deadly mass shooting of a synagogue were disapproved because they contained “shocking content.” (Article Continues Below Advertisement) Google Ads, an online advertising platform, would not allow
President Donald Trump said Saturday morning that his administration “would not let” social media discrimination against conservatives continue. “Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices,” Trump posted on Twitter. “Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let that happen. They are closing down the opinions of many people on the
by Kyle Perisic A House committee is reportedly considering issuing Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey a subpoena for the social media’s allegations of shadow banning conservatives. An unnamed staffer on the House Energy and Commerce Committee told Politico that it is considering issuing Dorsey a subpoena to testify before the panel after a “tense”
by Kyle Perisic PragerU tweeted on Friday that Facebook deleted some of its videos for violating the social media giant’s “hate speech” policies. PragerU also said that its past nine posts by the administrator who posted the deleted videos have been shadow-banned, reaching none of its followers. PragerU has fought big tech before.
by Kyle Perisic Twitter’s “Trust and Safety” team is allegedly working to ban conservatives, resulting in multiple 12-hour bans on right-leaning accounts Wednesday. “What rule did I break? I have no idea, and apparently, they’re not going to tell me. How do I avoid breaking that rule again? Beats me. It’s tough to
by Kyle Perisic Facebook, Google, and Twitter have come under fire for censoring conservative voices Lawmakers are struggling to decide how best to end the practice, if at all Minds.com is a fast-growing free speech alternative that emphasizes transparency and privacy Few platforms have challenged the virtual monopolies of Facebook, Google and Twitter,
Alex Jones has been banned, the Mind Unleashed disappears, Diamond and Silk got hit… Will Facebook’s continued purge of dissenting voices on the platform lead to its demise? Investigative journalist Ben Swann thinks so: But, maybe the fall of Facebook has been in the cards for a while. Facebook’s own employees now fear that the
by Peter Hasson Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday signaled a coming change to his company’s speech policies, following pressure from his own employees Some Twitter employees are unhappy that Twitter has yet to join Facebook, Spotify, Apple and YouTube in banning right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones Twitter is planning to accelerate a
by Peter Hasson Facebook has allowed Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan to espouse anti-Semitic conspiracy theories on its platform Facebook deleted right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ page on Monday for violating rules against hate speech Videos on Farrakhan’s page show him accusing Jews of secretly controlling government agencies and “weaponizing” marijuana to
by Peter Hasson Twitter suspended conservative commentator Candace Owens on Sunday for imitating New York Times editorial board member Sarah Jeong’s anti-white tweets, but restored Owens’ account access following a backlash on social media. Owens, the communications director for conservative activist group Turning Points USA, on Saturday sent out a pair of tweets quoting Jeong’s
by Peter Hasson Twitter sparked backlash after suppressing Republican congressmen as part of an algorithm change that cracks down on “bad-faith actors” Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz filed an FEC complaint against Twitter and Republican Rep. Devin Nunes is looking at “any legal remedies” available Other conservatives have faced censorship and suppression as well
President Donald Trump on Thursday put a spotlight on Twitter’s practice of shadowbanning conservatives on the platform. Twitter “SHADOW BANNING” prominent Republicans. Not good. We will look into this discriminatory and illegal practice at once! Many complaints. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2018 But, what is a shadowban and how can you
Conservative commentators Diamond and Silk and a band with a new patriotic song recently felt Facebook’s anti-American bias. The Wes Cook Band released a video for “I Stand for the Flag” which Facebook flagged as political and prevented the band from promoting it. “It has do with a level of political bias that we
by Kyle Perisic Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted Monday that his company “mishandled” the controversy of labeling “Diamond and Silk” — two popular conservative personalities — “dangerous” and “unsafe to the community” in early April. Facebook restricted the two conservative social media personalities on its platform on April 5 after being
by Peter Hasson The Southern Poverty Law Center helps Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Twitter determine what organizations are “hate groups” The SPLC has been plagued with inaccuracies The nonprofit had to retract four articles in March and April Four of the world’s biggest tech platforms have working partnerships with a left-wing nonprofit that has
by Eric Lieberman Facebook seems to regret banning two highly popular conservative women from Facebook earlier in April, telling The Daily Caller News Foundation that the message purporting their content is “unsafe” is “inaccurate.” The dynamic duo, known as Diamond and Silk, are known for creating and publishing videos on multiple social media platforms.
Google and Facebook have admitted to changing their internal algorithms in a manner that favors some sites over others and Twitter has been accused of “shadowbanning” conservatives. The move has channeled traffic away from right-leaning sites and personalities while leaving left-wing entities virtually unharmed or even fairing better. Those changes have caused a massive
by Peter Hasson The Left has successfully deputized some of the world’s largest corporations into policing the speech of their political opponents. Liberals have made its corporations’ responsibility to enforce content limits on public speech by leveraging their power into advertisers and as platforms. Activists pressure advertisers — who often cave As advertisers,
by Peter Hasson Within the span of eight days in January, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced two different key changes to Facebook’s newsfeed algorithm that together have boosted a “trusted” minority of news outlets while suppressing their competitors. First, Facebook would slash news articles’ share of the newsfeed from five percent to four percent in
by Anders Hagstrom Facebook is still using its “Related Articles” fact check feature to warn readers away from a satirical Babylon Bee article, nearly a day after it claimed to have rectified the mistake Friday. Facebook mistakenly threatened the satire site The Babylon Bee with demonetization and reduced viewership after the left-leaning Snopes