Corinne Weaver is a staff writer for MRC Culture.
Corinne Weaver is a staff writer for MRCCulture. Follow her on Twitter at @descarteslover.
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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.”
In its overzealous policing of thought, Twitter has now picked a side on war and peace, apparently. On August 13’s episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight, Peter Van Buren, a former State Department employee, told Carlson that he was “banned for life” on Twitter, for inciting violence. In a Twitter debate with journalists, Van Buren stated that as a State Department employee, he lied to journalists “on behalf of the government.” The next thing he knew, he was banned from Twitter, with virtually no explanation as to why.
In a piece by the New York Times, Cecilia Kang wrote about how she and Kate Conger attended a Twitter meeting, meant to discuss the removal of “dehumanizing content,” only to be disappointed. She wrote, “I felt that depicting a policy meeting that didn’t result in substantive changes, which was basically what happened, was in itself revealing about the state of Twitter.”
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.
In the running war against freedom of speech, tech companies have started to take down extremist content.
If hell had a sound, it would be like listening to the women on the View — and Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti — talking about sex.
Sing, o muse, of those disgusting conservatives and their impossible ugliness.
Twitter’s fight with conservatives has gotten so bad that politicians want to do something about it.
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.
Once again, Missouri Republican congressional candidate Austin Peterson has fallen afoul of Twitter. This time it was for a simple joke.
Twitter and Facebook aren’t the only tech companies accused of downplaying or demoting conservative media. Pastor James MacDonald posted a prayer on Facebook for President Donald Trump just before the new SCOTUS nominee was announced. His podcast, Walk in the Word, vanished from the Top 25 chart completely in a matter of 24 hours. According to CBN News, “In the past the podcast had never dipped below the Top 40, within 24 hours it wasn’t even making the Top 200.” Both CBN News and MacDonald wondered if Apple was“shadowbanning” the podcast.
Global warming may have taken a back seat in the national dialogue, but for lefties who still talk about it, the rhetoric has gotten crazier. In his monologue titled “The World Is on Fire” on July 26, Trevor Noah on the Daily Show brought up some weird and wild speculations about climate change, so crazy that he even joked that he was on weed.
Twitter is on a mission to rid its platform of “intolerance” and “incivility.” But it’s doing in a way guaranteed to anger conservatives.
Twitter says it wants to improve the “health” of their “conversation” on its site, but its going after the wrong people.
Tech companies are re-writing the dictionary and its hard to keep up with all the changing definitions.
It seems like “healthy conversation” can now be a code word on the left for “censorship.” Twitter was forced to explain itself after Vice published a study on July 25 accusing Twitter of “shadowbanning” conservatives, including RNC chair Ronna McDaniel, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA). According to Vice, notable conservative figures didn’t show up in the Twitter search bar as suggested results, while progressive figures showed up immediately.
The Democrats should give their new darling a couple of speech writers before she goes too far on camera. In a Facebook Live interview with Mic’s Jake Horowitz, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democratic nominee for the 14th district of New York, (which includes the Bronx), was grilled on her positions. Her statements on poverty, the Democratic party, and foreign policy were at best poorly worded.
Hollywood loves to preach it’s supposed wisdom to the mob at every opportunity.
There’s nothing quite so rare as a “fair and balanced” media take on entertainment and politics. For proof, look no further than CNN, which missed the mark. For proof, look no further than CNN, which missed the mark. During a special report, aired on July 20, titled The Trump Show: TV’s New Reality, CNN host Brian Stelter, New York Times critic James Poniewozik and Salon critic Melanie McFarland talked to television producers and actors about the rise of Trump TV and its significance.
There apparently is no backing down for the “politically correct” left. Trevor Noah of the Daily Show was hit with a wave of outrage after his comment, “Africa won the World Cup,” was construed as racist by the French. The comedian finally addressed the issue on his Youtube series, “Between the Scenes.” Reading a letter from the French ambassador, Gerard Araud, Noah refused to offer an apology to the French, but instead tried to dig himself further into a hole by saying, “When I say they're African, I’m not saying it as a way to exclude them from their Frenchness. I’m saying it to include them in my Africanness.”