Corinne Weaver is a staff writer for MRC TechWatch
Corinne Weaver works as a senior analyst for the Media Research Center. As the Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow, her coverage on tech censorship, media bias, and pro-life issues have been cited by many in the conservative movement. Corinne’s work has been featured in Fox News, the Guardian, LifeSiteNews, and the Federalist. Before her current position, Corinne graduated from Christendom College with bachelor’s degrees in English and History.
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Big Tech’s biggest threat to democracy isn’t censorship or privacy: it’s election manipulation. At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, “Google and Censorship through Search Engines,” Dr. Robert Epstein, who researches the impact of Google, informed the hearing that “upwards of 15 million votes” were in jeopardy in the 2020 election.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) hammered Google from the very beginning of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing, “Google and Censorship through Search Engines.” In his opening statement, the senator began by saying, “Any inquiry into Big Tech’s censorship practices must take a hard look at Google.”
Google users can’t buy and sell guns on the platform. But they can buy and sell violent propaganda from the dangerous street thugs known as “Antifa.”
Google has no issue selling anti-Semitic, Communist and Soviet merchandise, but don’t go looking for a rebel battle flag there. The Google Shopping section of the site is wildly inconsistent about merchandise from some of history’s most-reviled nations.
Twitter has not only blocked the Rev. Louis Farrakhan from posting temporarily, it has also added more rules to its hate speech policies. The social media company announced a new update in a July 9 blog post that banned “dehumanizing language” against others “on the basis of religion.”
Facebook’s policy for posting content that called for violence used to be straightforward: don’t do it. Now, there are exceptions. According to an updated version of Facebook’s Community Standards, calls for “high-severity violence” may not be posted, unless the victim in question is “an organization or individual covered in the Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy.”
Therapists are supposed to alleviate trauma, not add to it. The Philadelphia Inquirer interviewed Sonalee Rashatwar, a ‘fat-positivity therapist,’ who has a large following on Instagram. The Philadelphia Inquirer interviewed Sonalee Rashatwar, a ‘fat-positivity therapist,’ who has a large following on Instagram. She’s not just into body acceptance, though. Rashatwar is a “nonbinary” activist who is “anti-cop, anti-U.S. government, anti-military,” and interested in “undoing Western civilization.” Her main focus is curing the world of “fatphobia,” which is a residual effect of “colonial brutality.”
More than three-fourths of conservatives don’t trust Facebook. The social media has been battling controversy after controversy about restricting conservative content. This is part of the findings of a new poll, conducted by McLaughlin and Associates, specifically looking at conservatives’ attitude towards Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter.
Microsoft wants it known that the U.S. should not deport illegal immigrants, for economic reasons. The company’s president, Brad Smith, tweeted on June 28 that “DREAMers make our country, community, and company stronger.” In his tweet, he said, “Congress needs to act.” This was in response to an announcement from the Supreme Court on the same day, which agreed to hear a case filed by Microsoft and Princeton University that would challenge the Trump administration’s termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Facebook’s past policies may have implicated innocent users in some controversial activities. A ProPublica story went viral July 1 about a secret Facebook group with almost 9,500 members. A ProPublica story went viral July 1 about a secret Facebook group with almost 9,500 members. The group was accused by the Soros-funded outlet of sharing anti-immigrant posts that tactlessly criticized pictures of dead immigrants. However, the piece left out a key element: Facebook users could be added to groups without their consent until a policy change in December 2018.
Facebook’s new anti-violence policies have not yet applied to some of the most controversial and potentially dangerous users on its platform: the domestic terrorist group Antifa. At least 119 regional Antifa groups and pages remain untouched on Facebook after the company announced several new and updated policies, including one against violence.
Facebook released an update of its so-called “civil rights” audit June 30. The results did not bode well for conservatives, as the company committed to work with left-wing groups in every facet of its business. The audit announced a “Civil Rights Task Force,” led by COO Sheryl Sandberg, which will rely on third-party “civil rights expertise” to make decisions. The task force will address all key departments of the business from content and partnerships to human resources. It will exist to “ensure civil rights concerns raised by outside groups are escalated promptly to decision-makers so that they can be considered and acted on quickly.”
Facebook wants to solve its censorship problems and build more transparency with its Content Oversight Board. But the attempt in itself could cause more problems than Facebook already has.
The liberal elite have already made a decision based on the second night of the NBC Democratic Presidential Debate: Kamala for President. Throughout the debate, no one got as many cheers from Tinseltown as Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA).
Facebook, a country with a population of 2.38 billion, is building a “Supreme Court” to oversee them. The social media platform released a report in a June 27 blog post that detailed the results of its workshops and roundtables to construct an Oversight Board.
It turns out even the Democrats running against President Donald Trump aren’t radical enough for the Hollywood activists. During the first round of the Democratic Presidential Debate on the night of June 26, actors, comedians, and singers listened eagerly to the words of the candidates. With the exception of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), the candidates were all dismissed by the wealthy elite on the West Coast.
The front page of the internet is suppressing popular conservative voices — “without warning.” Reddit’s subreddit group, The_Donald, was given a “quarantine” by admins following liberal complaints about violence in the group’s content.
A new revelation from Project Veritas has found that YouTube and Google labeled popular conservative commentators as “Nazis.” In a leaked document published on June 25, an email from a Google employee, Liam Hopkins, described Ben Shapiro, Dr. Jordan Peterson, and Dennis Prager as “nazis using dog whistles.”
A recent exposé of a regional Wikipedia project revealed some troubling stories of propaganda and abuse — even denial of a genocide The Wikipedia branch in Azerbaijan, a small democratic Muslim country in the Middle East, allowed editors to write that the Armenian genocide was a “fraud.”
A crowdfunding platform has joined the mass liberal panic over state abortion bans. GoFundMe, the for-profit site where users create donation funds, made its own campaign to raise money for abortion clinics. On June 21, the fund was launched with the promise that all the donations would be handed over to Planned Parenthood, National Network of Abortion Funds, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).