Jordan: Twitter 'Engaged in Systemic Viewpoint-Based Discrimination’

TechWatch
March 4th, 2021 3:38 PM

“Twitter plays a leading role in silencing and censoring political speech of conservative Americans,” House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) tells Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in a letter sent Thursday.

Chinese Court Calls Homosexuality a ‘Disorder,’ Will Disney Boycott?

Culture
March 3rd, 2021 5:47 PM

When it comes to China and its vast consumer market, even the most sanctimonious of woke U.S. businesses -- say, Disney and the NBA -- can’t seem to work up much outrage at that government’s outrages against Muslim minorities or Hong Kong democrats. But that may change because of a Chinese court ruling.

CENSORED! Justice Clarence Thomas Documentary Removed from Amazon

TechWatch
March 3rd, 2021 4:22 PM

So much for the phrase “justice for all.” Amazon reportedly removed a documentary on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas from its Prime Video service in February — Black History Month.The platform added the documentary to its service in October 2020 but suddenly removed it, according to The Wall Street Journal. Amazon continued to provide documentaries on its platform from more…

WOW! Twitter Verifies, Suspends Tiny Left-Wing Fact-Check Account

TechWatch
March 3rd, 2021 3:59 PM

Twitter appeared to bend over backwards to verify a new left-wing fact-checker soon after the account’s creation. But now, the account has been suspended. Twitter had awarded a blue-check “verified” badge to an account called the Trusted Report Team, “@trteam_official.” The account had been verified despite not reaching even 200 followers, and it had just “Joined February 2021,” according to…

Apple, Google Rush to Stop AZ Bill Curtailing App Store Reign: Report

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March 2nd, 2021 1:12 PM

Arizona has joined the growing number of states fighting back against Big Tech tyranny, but Apple and Google have reportedly not taken this affront to their power lying down. Arizona State Rep. Regina Cobb (R) introduced H.B. 2005, a bill aimed at fighting Big Tech dominance by allowing app developers to circumvent the massive fees that Apple and Google take from app sales. 

WATCH Blackburn BLAST Big Tech at CPAC: ‘We Are Going to Fight Back’

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March 1st, 2021 4:16 PM

The left has doubled down in its battle against free speech online, but one prominent senator has called for conservatives to “fight back” against Big Tech tyranny. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) called out Big Tech for silencing conservatives while keeping close ties with China in her Feb. 26 speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Fed Judge Approves $650M Settlement in MASSIVE Facebook Privacy Case

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March 1st, 2021 12:39 PM

A federal judge in California approved a settlement, dealing a massive blow to Facebook’s creepy facial recognition technology, an approval that may set a precedent for future Big Tech cases. U.S. District Judge James Donato ended a nearly six-year-long legal battle and approved a $650 million class action privacy settlement against Facebook. The lawsuit challenged Facebook’s “tag suggestions…

Stop Censoring or Pay Up! Neb. Bill Sends Clear Message to Big Tech

TechWatch
February 26th, 2021 12:29 PM

Yet another state legislature has stepped up to fight rampant Big Tech censorship. Nebraska State Senator Curt Friesen (R) introduced the Social Media Fairness Act into the Nebraska state legislature last month, and the legislative body held a hearing for it Feb. 25. The bill stated that its aim was to curtail the power of “dominant social media web site[s].”

Project Veritas: Salesforce to Purge Trump Speech, Election Skepticism

TechWatch
February 25th, 2021 5:00 PM

Guerrilla journalism outlet Project Veritas leaked shocking footage from an alleged Salesforce meeting. The video purported to show a meeting of high ranking employees vow that their services will ban messaging from former President Donald Trump and rhetoric questioning the 2020 election.

GOP and Dems Agree Something Must Be Done, SCORCH Big Tech in Hearing

TechWatch
February 25th, 2021 3:46 PM

Only once in a blue moon do Republicans and Democrats agree on an issue. And it appears as though Big Tech’s market dominance has been so egregious that it has caused the two sides to at least agree that something must be done. 

The House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law held a hearing today on the power wielded by Big Tech. Although the hearing…

The Authoritarian Left Is on the March

February 24th, 2021 10:07 PM

This week, Democratic Reps. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., and Jerry McNerny, D-N.J., sent out a series of letters to America's largest communications corporations: AT&T, Alphabet Inc., Cox Communications, Dish Network, Comcast, Apple, Amazon and others. Their letters demanded answers from these corporations on one simple topic: Why would these platforms continue to allow the dissemination of "…

House Republicans SLAM Left’s Attack on Free Speech During Hearing

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February 24th, 2021 5:06 PM

The war against free speech has spilled over from Big Tech and has now begun to rage in traditional media forums. The left has now sought to target conservative media in a congressional hearing today, but House Republicans were not having it.  The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on Feb. 24 entitled “Fanning the Flames: Disinformation and Extremism in the…

Dems RAGE, Press Big Tech and Providers to Silence Fox, Newsmax, OAN

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February 23rd, 2021 4:17 PM

The censorship war against conservatives on social media is far from over. But now, with the pressure on Big Tech and media providers, Democrats are raging and set to lead the charge against Fox News, Newsmax and One America News Network. The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will hold a hearing on February 24 entitled “Fanning the Flames: Disinformation and Extremism in the…

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Tech, Cable, Dish Donated to Dems Trying to Censor Fox, OAN, Newsmax

Business
February 23rd, 2021 10:36 AM

Two California representatives spearheaded a letter calling on mass liberal cable, satellite and Big Tech companies they took donations from to censor Fox News, Newsmax, and One American News Network. The call to silence these outlets by Democrat representatives was wholly un-American.