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Facebook Suspends Brigitte Gabriel for ‘Hate Speech’

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 19:54
<p>In its aim to be politically correct, Facebook has determined that criticizing an accused terrorist counts as hate speech. According to Brigitte Gabriel, founder of Act for America, Facebook suspended her personal page for posting a comment about the suspected terrorist arrested at a compound in New Mexico. She tweeted that the post was taken down for “hate speech.”</p>

Twitter Temporarily Suspends Alex Jones

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 15:58
<p>A little over a week after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey diverged from other tech giants by stating that Alex Jones would be held to the same standard as every other account, rather than succumbing Twitter succumbing to outside pressure to ban him, Twitter has given Jones a temporary seven-day suspension.<br />  </p>

Twitter to Go After Accounts That Evade Suspensions By Creating New Accounts

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:54
<p>On Tuesday, Twitter announced vague plans to crack down on accounts that have attempted to evade Twitter suspensions by creating new accounts. In a tweet posted by Twitter Safety, the company said, “This week, we are suspending accounts for attempting to evade an account suspension. These accounts were previously suspended for abusive behavior or evading a previous suspension, and are not allowed to continue using Twitter.”</p> <div> </div>

Facebook Adds Authentication Process for Large Pages

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 16:16
<p>On Friday, Facebook announced a new policy that will require Facebook Pages with large U.S.-based audiences to go through an authentication process. According to Facebook, this will help crack down on fake accounts. As Facebook explained, Facebook Pages, which are different from individual personal Facebook accounts, will be required to go through a two-factor authentication process to secure their accounts and verify their “primary country locations.”</p>

Facebook Blocks Links to ‘CodeIsFreeSpeech’ Website

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 20:06
<p>Facebook is ironically blocking links from people who try to share the website CodeIsFreeSpeech.com, as the site contains links to blueprints for 3D printed guns.</p>

Twitter Speeds Up Push Against ‘Dehumanizing Speech’

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:46
<p>Just a day after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said Twitter did not suspend Alex Jones’ account because he has not violated the site’s rules, Twitter indicated that evolving rules might be used against him.</p>

YouTube Overrules Opposition to Climate Change via Wikipedia

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:29
<p>YouTube has decided that its viewers and content creators are only allowed to believe what they decide is right — especially when it comes to climate change.</p>

Tech Companies Move to Ban InfoWars Across Platforms

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 13:51
<p>In the running war against freedom of speech, tech companies have started to take down extremist content.</p>

Brent Bozell: I Don't Support Alex Jones, But Ban Is a 'Dangerous Cliff'

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 16:19
<p>Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell issued the following statement Monday in response to Facebook, YouTube, Apple and Spotify removing "The Alex Jones Show" and other InfoWars content. In April, MRC released an extensive report detailing censorship by social media companies.</p>

Rep. McCarthy: Facebook, Twitter Must ‘Stop the Bias’

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 16:30
<p>Twitter’s fight with  conservatives has gotten so bad that politicians want to do something about it.</p>

Jack Dorsey: Twitter’s ‘Conversational Health’ Is Based on Feelings

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 15:48
<p>Amidst allegations of shadowbanning conservatives, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sat down for an interview with Fox News Radio’s Guy Benson. During the conversation, Dorsey portrayed Twitter’s “conversational health” initiative as something intuitive and compared the company’s measures to drinking lemon water when you have a fever.</p> <div> </div>

Google is Reportedly Planning a Censored Search Engine for China

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 19:05
<p>Google is reportedly considering launching a search engine in China in compliance with censorship demands by the government, according to a report in The Intercept.</p> <div> </div>

Antifa Doesn’t Want Its Facebook Pages Deleted

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 16:17
<p>Facebook is mistaking anti-fascist pages for Russian fake accounts. The shoe is now on the other foot. According to the Daily Beast, Facebook removed “fake accounts engaged in covert influence operations against Americans.” However, the site also removed events and pages connected to the anarchist and anti-fascist movement, including an event scheduled for August 12 called No Unite the Right 2, supposedly a counter-protest to another alt-right Unite the Right event happening on the same day in Washington D.C.</p>

Facebook Removes 32 Pages For ‘Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior’

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 20:13
<p>On Tuesday, Facebook announced that it removed 32 profiles and pages that it suspected “coordinated inauthentic behavior” on the site. Of those 32 pages, Facebook said the most popular pages were ones such as “Resisters,” “Aztlan Warriors,” and “Black Elevation,” some of which promoted liberal political narratives.<br />  </p>

Twitter Suspends Pro-Gun Senate Candidate For Stalin Joke

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 19:55
<p>Once again, Missouri Republican congressional candidate Austin Peterson has fallen afoul of Twitter. This time it was for a simple joke.</p>

MRC’s Bozell: Stock Hits ‘Going to Get Worse’ for Twitter and Facebook

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 03:10
<p>In recent days, the stock prices for major social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have taken truly massive hits, which were partly driven by the issue of censoring conservative political speech. Last week, Facebook took a colossal $120 billion stock hit (which was the largest ever in history). And during an appearance on the Fox Business Network’s <em>After the Bell</em>, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell predicted that such hits were “going to get worse.”</p>

Twitter Partners With Academics Who Call RNC Speeches ‘Hate’

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 21:14
<p>Twitter is on a mission to rid its platform of “intolerance” and “incivility.” But it’s doing in a way guaranteed to anger conservatives.</p>

Sen. Cruz Defends Alex Jones Against 30-Day Facebook Suspension

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 16:58
<p>InfoWars founder Alex Jones is currently in the midst of a 30-day Facebook suspension for allegedly violating the site’s rules against “bullying” and “hate speech.” It has even resulted in surprising support from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).</p> <div> </div>

Twitter: We Don’t Shadowban, Unless You’re A ‘Bad-Faith Actor’

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 20:04
<p>Tech companies are re-writing the dictionary and its hard to keep up with all the changing definitions.</p>

Nets Uninterested in Twitter ‘Shadow Banning’ Conservatives on Twitter [UPDATED]

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 01:18
<p>The liberal media love to pretend that their news cycles are dictated entirely by President Trump’s Twitter feed. It’s their number one excuse when average Americans complain they’re not covering other and arguably more important topics. But oh how quickly their fascination with his account fades when he mentions something they rather keep hidden. For Thursday’s evening broadcasts on ABC, CBS, and NBC, it was Twitter allegedly “shadow banning” conservative accounts.</p>