The pro-Trump YouTuber who goes by the name CarpeDonktum revealed that Buzzfeed is considering releasing his personal information. Shortly after noon July 15, he announced as a “friendly heads up” that Buzzfeed “is currently in the midst of a moral dilemma about whether or not they should Dox me and my family.” Many of his comical videos have been retweeted by president Trump himself.
Key Republican leaders have called for action from the FTC, accusing Big Tech companies of threatening democracy. Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley of Missouri put Big Tech companies on notice by pressing the Federal Trade Commission via a July 15 open letter to investigate them for hacking American democracy. "They control the ads we see, the news we read, and the information we digest," they wrote. "And they actively censor some content and amplify other content based on algorithms and intentional decisions that are completely nontransparent."
A July 15 Facebook post from Webster complained that Sheriff Ed Gonzalez does nothing about the “criminal illegal immigrants” that inhabit Harris County, Texas. Shortly after posting, Gonzalez came out with a Tweet saying he “just got suspended from Facebook for seven days.”
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.
As of July 15, Facebook will likely be facing a 5 billion dollar fine from the Department of Justice (DOJ) for privacy issues caused by the scandal. USA Today says “the company had violated a consent agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that entered into in 2011.” The fine is being sent to the DOJ for final approval today.
Liberal media outlets hysterically condemned free speech defenders as “extremists” and “conspiracy theory peddlers” commenting on the White House Social Media Summit. At least six major news outlets ran with the same narrative — from CNN to NBC to The Washington Post. CNN Business headlined its article: “Trump invites right-wing extremists to White House 'social media summit,” smearing the event as an opportunity for “legitimizing fringe political allies.”
Have you heard about Amazon’s Alexa? She may have heard you. Reports came out in April that full time contract workers for Amazon in the U.S., Costa Rica, and Romania have been listening up to 1,000 audio clips, some of them lasting up to nine hours.
A prolific American psychologist, journalist, and author will soon unleash a report that he claims will bring down Google.
Dr. Robert Epstein announced July 10 that he will soon publish “the most important article I've ever written, currently entitled, ‘Cutting #Google Down to Size.’” He added further that “it explains how to end Google's worldwide monopoly on search - the source of Google's limitless power to control humanity - permanently. Stay tuned.”
On July 8, Wozniak did an interview with TMZ in the Reagan National Airport in D.C. where he expressed his Facebook privacy concerns. Wozniak told TMZ, “I worry because you’re having conversations that you think are private... You’re saying words that really shouldn’t be listened to, because you don’t expect it. But there’s almost no way to stop it.”
The Thursday Social Media Summit at the White House will rally supporters of free speech. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), who plans to attend the summit, has commented that he is “concerned there are people who work at the major technology platforms who want to put their thumb on the scale.” “All we want is a fair fight,” said Gaetz. “I guess in a sense if highlighting experiences and instances of bias will result in fewer moderations that present as bias, all the better.”
BlazeTV pundit Deneen Borelli called out Facebook’s CEO for destroying her video career via censorship. Internet personalities depend upon viewers and clicks so that their videos generate ad revenue, just like how TV shows depend viewers seeing advertisements. In her July 9 video she announced “my employment at Blaze TV depended on generating advertising revenue from my ‘Here’s the Deal’ videos distributed on Facebook.”
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.”