Big Tech Allows Russian Propaganda as War Looms, But Banned Trump

January 25th, 2022 9:44 AM

Twitter and Facebook allow Russian state-controlled media to maintain verified accounts even as Russia prepares to invade Ukraine. Both sites ban organizations involved in violence. Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump remains banned from the social media platforms for allegedly encouraging violence.

Anti-Free Speech! Instagram to Deboost ‘Potentially Harmful Content’

January 24th, 2022 12:28 PM

Instagram has written in clear terms that the company’s moderators will reduce the spread of content not merely for violating the platform’s rules, but for even having the potential to offend viewers.

UN Watchdog: Facebook Drops Account Deletion Threat Over Taliban Post

January 21st, 2022 9:34 AM

A threat by Facebook to permanently shut down the account of the head of a leading Geneva-based non-governmental group prompted an outcry this week – and the tech giant reversed an earlier decision to take down a post for allegedly violating its “Community Standards.”

Big Tech Endorses Biden’s OUTRAGEOUS 2022 Election Disinformation

January 20th, 2022 5:42 PM

Facebook and Twitter are doing nothing to curb flagrant disinformation spouted by President Joe Biden. During his press conference Wednesday, Biden falsely claimed conservatives are already manipulating the 2022 midterm elections.

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Cruz SLAMS Big Tech Censorship: ‘Greatest Threat’ to Speech, Elections

January 20th, 2022 5:30 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday that Big Tech censorship is the “single greatest threat” to “free speech” and “fair elections” in America. Cruz also called for legislation specifically targeting Big Tech’s biased censorship.

Schumer Controls Antitrust Bills While His Daughters Work for Big Tech

January 19th, 2022 4:25 PM

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer decides what bills come up for a Senate vote. But with Schumer’s daughters employed by Facebook and Amazon, antitrust legislation may go the way of President Joe Biden’s popularity: down into oblivion.

Leftist-Funded, Liberal-Run Tech Project to Tackle Antitrust: WashPost

January 18th, 2022 3:18 PM

The new Tech Oversight Project reportedly aims to pressure lawmakers to pass competition regulation for tech companies. The project is funded by liberal billionaire Pierre Omidyar and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, however, and headed by a “veteran of Democratic politics,” Sacha Haworth.

Irony: NYT Frets Over Media Censorship in Serbia, Cheers U.S. Big Tech

January 18th, 2022 9:21 AM

The New York Times is concerned about media censorship and bias -- in Serbia. “Eastern Europe Tests New Forms of Media Censorship,” by Andrew Higgins from Belgrade, appeared in Monday’s paper and it was both ironic and rich to see the Times devote 1,500 words to a story of how governments in Serbia, Poland, and Hungary are leaning on independent media outlets that don’t…

Big Tech Thugs and Their Allies

January 17th, 2022 8:20 AM

In an article last February headlined “Do Facebook, Twitter and YouTube censor conservatives? Claims 'not supported by the facts,' new research says,” USA Today's Jessica Guynn wrote, “Despite repeated charges of anti-conservative bias from former President Donald Trump and other GOP critics, Facebook, Twitter and Google's YouTube are not slanted against right-leaning users, a new…

Dr. Ron Paul Says He Was Suspended from Facebook for 90 Days

January 15th, 2022 2:37 PM

Dr. Ron Paul said that he has been suspended from Facebook for 90 days. Paul is a former congressman from Texas. The offending post was about the efficacy of the Pfizer vaccine and comments from the CEO of the company.


 

BEWARE! Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas 4 Big Tech Companies

January 14th, 2022 6:02 PM

The January 6 House Select Committee made a dangerous attack against free speech online. It issued subpoenas to four major Big Tech companies — in the name of stopping “extremism.”

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CensorTrack with TR: Big Tech Is NOT Smarter Than Scientists

January 12th, 2022 4:30 PM

It’s Episode Twenty of MRC’s newest video series, CensorTrack with TR. This week we talked about how Big Tech thinks they know better than licensed professionals when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines.

Conservatives Wary of Facebook Censorship, Oversight Board Actions

January 12th, 2022 11:08 AM

Conservative groups expressed doubt that the Facebook Oversight Board will direct the platform to stop its censorship in reaction to any critical comments it receives about a program that gives prominent users preferential treatment.

CPI Chief Slams Big Tech Censoring Credible COVID-19 ‘Misinformation'

January 10th, 2022 5:26 PM

Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI) director of policy Rachel Bovard called out social media platforms on Twitter for their censorship of alleged COVID-19 “misinformation,” pointing to needed action now that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) admitted some of what has been heretofore considered “misinformation” by Big Tech is actually true.