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Radical Left ‘Repeatedly Consulted’ on Facebook’s New Oversight Board

TechWatch
July 14th, 2020 10:02 AM

Conservatives were already critical of Facebook’s new content Oversight Board. Now, they have even more reasons to complain. Facebook released the third and final version of the radical left’s audit of its operations last week. As the company caves increasingly to critics demanding more speech restrictions, it was still shocking how much Facebook works actively with the left. 

DNC Complains Facebook Has Not Censored Trump, Conservatives Enough

TechWatch
July 13th, 2020 11:41 AM

Think Facebook is trigger-happy with censorship? Imagine how bad it would be if it caved to the left’s censorship demands! The Democratic National Committee (DNC) slammed Facebook in a memo for “unkept promises” leading up to a meeting between the company’s top executives and leaders of an ad boycott. The Washington Post published a few highlights from the memo on July 7 that…

Unhinged NY Times: Trump’s Facebook Posts ‘Hateful and Violent Speech

July 11th, 2020 6:00 PM

On the front page of Thursday’s New York Times, technology reporter Mike Isaac pushed a just-completed “civil rights” audit of Facebook: “Facebook Lets Hate Flourish, Report Finds.”But that headline actually translates into a complaint that Facebook is not sufficiently censoring Trump and his supporters in the run-up to the November elections. 

Facebook Oversight Board Member Signs Letter Mocking Cancel Culture

Culture
July 11th, 2020 2:16 PM

Cancel Culture doesn’t exist, at least according to a letter attempting to stomp on criticism of the tactic. The letter, reinforcing leftist dogma, was signed by a member of the Facebook Oversight Board.

 

Facebook May Cancel All Election Ads to Bow to Leftist Boycotters

TechWatch
July 10th, 2020 5:15 PM

So much for Facebook’s noble position that the best policy for online speech is to allow more speech. In its latest concession to the left, Facebook is reportedly eyeing a complete surrender and shutting down political ads prior to the election. “Facebook Inc. is considering imposing a ban on political ads on its social network in the days leading up to the U.S. election in November,…

Leaders of Leftist Boycott Group Sleeping Giants Splitting Up

Business
July 9th, 2020 4:44 PM

Leftist infighting over “equality” and “titles” is an ironic yet glorious thing to see. The leaders of Sleeping Giants, a leftist “social media campaign group that has pressured companies to stop financially supporting” conservative media, are getting divorced. The reason? They are “splitting up over a dispute centered on titles, credit, and equality,” according to BuzzFeed News. …

Rep. Jim Jordan Accuses Democrats of Excluding GOP from Tech Hearing

TechWatch
July 8th, 2020 5:23 PM

A major hearing approaches with Big Tech CEO’s Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook and Sundar Pichai in the hot seat. Republicans claim they were not invited. "We hope that this incident was simply a misunderstanding and not an intentional Democrat effort to exclude Republicans and then misrepresent our views to the companies," House Judiciary Committee ranking member Jim Jordan (R-OH)…

‘Wrong. Side. Of. History:’ Critics Slam Facebook Despite Concessions

TechWatch
July 8th, 2020 2:00 PM

Left-wing activists and commentators have gone certifiably bananas because Facebook still prioritizes “free expression over all other values.” Even though the company kowtowed to some of their demands, it wasn’t enough. After a seemingly catastrophic meeting with advertising boycott leaders from Color of Change and Common Sense Media, tech influencers declared war on Facebook. 

Facebook Waves White Flag to Meet With Leftist Boycott Leaders

TechWatch
July 7th, 2020 3:29 PM

Facebook was ready to die on the free speech hill. But after over 750 companies joined an advertising boycott, the company is meeting with the enemy. The boycott was led by Color of Change, funded by liberal billionaire George Soros, and Common Sense Media led by Jim Steyer, brother of former Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer. It’s goal is to silence President Donald Trump and…

Florida GOP Frontrunner Loomer Accuses Facebook of Interference

TechWatch
July 6th, 2020 5:42 PM

Facebook is blatantly interfering in elections by banning the ads of a Republican congressional candidate. “Facebook has reportedly banned all ads on behalf of Laura Loomer, the frontrunner in the GOP primary race for House candidate in Florida’s 21st district” Breitbart reported on July 3. The article noted how her personal accounts have been banned from Facebook and Instagram, her…

LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman Exploring Anti-Trump Boycott

Business
July 6th, 2020 4:26 PM

LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman, who notoriously backed a group that “spread disinformation during the 2017 Alabama special election for U.S. Senate,” now is pushing to directly boycott President Donald Trump.

Facebook Fact-Checker Censors NewsBusters for Criticism of Fact Check

TechWatch
July 2nd, 2020 9:26 AM

Facebook’s third-party fact-checkers, coordinated by the Soros-funded Poynter Institute through the International Fact-Checking Network, are able to suppress whatever content they want. Even when that content criticizes the fact-checkers themselves.…

Swisher Issues Ultimatum to Facebook: Censor Trump or ‘We’re Leaving’

TechWatch
July 1st, 2020 4:49 PM

Recode co-founder and New York Times contributor Kara Swisher wrote an opinion piece for The Times that was no less than a tantrum aimed at Facebook’s refusal to be as censorious as other Big Tech companies in the lead up to this November’s election. Swisher’s ultimatum to Facebook, “Clean Up Your Act, Facebook, or We’re Leaving,” is an example of the progressive left’s…

Facebook Manipulates What News It Shows, Just in Time for Election

TechWatch
July 1st, 2020 2:52 PM

Facebook is radically changing the news that is most likely to pop up across Americans’ News Feeds, just in time to have a huge impact on the upcoming election. Facebook’s Newsroom announced in a June 30 blog that “Today, we’re updating the way news stories are ranked in News Feed to prioritize original reporting and stories with transparent authorship.” Facebook stated that its new…