Facebook has demonstrated over the past year alone that it is not interested in promoting freedom of speech on its platform. To say the least. Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg spoke at the annual DLD Conference in Munich, Germany, January 20.
Twitter took action against one account that promoted the false story about Covington students at the March for Life. The social media site also removed some tweets promoting violence, but still allows some verified celebrities’ violent threats to remain online. Twitter deleted the original account that tweeted the deceptively edited video. But has allowed users who tweeted calls to violence such as requesting followers to “fire on any of these red hat bitches when you see them. On sight” and “punch him in the nuts and send me the video of it and I’ll send you all my albums on vinyl, autographed.”
Twitter has refused to delete many calls for violence by verified Twitter celebrities against conservative Catholic students or suspend the offenders stay from the platform. A fake news story falsely accused Covington Catholic High School students of harassing a Native American activist outraged the internet this past weekend. The story has since been corrected by some outlets, but the damage has been done. Twitter has still not taken down many of these threats or calls for violence.
Two free speech YouTubers from the UK have been demonetized for unclear reasons. UK Free speech icons Tommy Robinson and Markus Meechan (aka Count Dankula) have both been financially cut off by YouTube, destroying their ability to make money on the platform. English Defense League founder Tommy Robinson predicted (in the video he was demonetized for), “Now they want to take away my ability to even make videos for you. There’s one thing the establishment will hate and they hate a voice making noise… What they really hate, is political opposition”
Apparently George Soros does not want major tech companies to work with the U.S. government. The ACLU and nine other Soros funded groups joined with a coalition of 85 nonprofit groups to demand that major tech companies limit what they sell to the U.S. government.
Facebook has proposed new rules barring employees from debating politics and religion to protect conservative employees from being bullied by staff liberals. The rules, according to an internal Facebook memo published by Business Insider this past Monday, ban attempts to change employees political or religious stances. “We’re keeping it simple with three main guidelines: Don’t insult, bully, or antagonize others. Don’t try to change someone’s politics or religion. Don’t break our rules about harassing speech and expression,” Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer said in the memo.
In a new leak to Breitbart, YouTube employees admit that they manipulate search results on the platform to promote certain liberal values. They also “blacklist” videos whose arguments they disagree with. While YouTube’s sister company, Google, has denied any manual changing of search results to promote certain ideas over other ideas, it seems as if YouTube is doing just that. Breitbart published a leaked conversation between YouTube employees and a partial list of “blacklisted terms.”
Social media political spending before, during, and after the midterms was a favorite activity of the Democratic Party. Democratic politicians poured money into Twitter campaigns for different elections between June 1 of 2018 and January 1 of 2019.
Facebook has been accused of blocking an ad for a new film about the Roe v. Wade case which legalized abortion across America. Producer/director Nick Loeb complained that he tried to use the “boost” feature on Facebook to generate hype for his anti-abortion film Roe v Wade, according to LifeSiteNews. Facebook replied by stating, “Your ad isn’t approved because it doesn’t comply with our Advertising Policies.”
The pro-life group Live Action was censored on YouTube a week before the March for Life. The streaming service took down a video exposing Planned Parenthood’s medical malpractices, citing it as “hate speech.” The streaming service took down a video exposing Planned Parenthood’s medical malpractices, citing it as “hate speech.” The video included someone posing as a pimp, asking a Planned Parenthood official if they reported minors who came in for abortions. The video is from 2011, and features Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe as the pimp.
The popular video game company behind World of Warcraft has been accused of using identity politics to hide its company scandals. Blizzard enjoyed huge success with franchises like Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo. Recently its business has taken a downturn and the company’s response has been to cater to liberal politics to generate positive publicity.
Twitter doesn’t seem to be too fond of the police. Or conservatives defending them. A former Portland mayoral candidate, Sarah Iannarone, tweeted her condemnation of the police after an incident where a man was shot and killed by the police. A former Portland mayoral candidate, Sarah Iannarone, tweeted her condemnation of the police after an incident where a man was shot and killed by the police.