Facebook Manipulated ‘Secret’ Algorithm to Suppress ‘Misinformation'

TechWatch
November 24th, 2020 2:55 PM

Facebook used its power to modify user news feeds to suppress what it called “election misinformation.” This new policy used a “secret internal ranking” after the Nov. 3 election to alter users’ feeds on the platform. The company altered its users’ newsfeeds to prioritize “mainstream publishers” like CNN, The New York Times and NPR, according to The Times

Financial Times: Facebook Plans to ‘Charm’ Biden, Push Vaccine

TechWatch
November 24th, 2020 11:21 AM

It appears that Facebook is willing to do whatever it can to get on former Vice President Joe Biden’s good side. Facebook is reportedly planning to promote the COVID-19 vaccine and the Paris climate agreement in order to “charm” Biden, the Financial Times reported.

Ashley StClair Says Instagram Threatened to Ban Her for Hunting Pic

TechWatch
November 23rd, 2020 4:11 PM

Big Tech has declared Open Season on conservatives. Conservative commentator Ashley StClair said Instagram removed a hunting photo and threatened her account with deletion, in its latest bout of censorship.

Big Tech to Surrender POTUS Accounts to Biden Jan 20

TechWatch
November 23rd, 2020 11:57 AM

Big Tech has declared that Democratic nominee Joe Biden will receive the official verified presidential accounts from Twitter and Facebook/Instagram in late January, despite the fact that several states are still contested.
 

Wife of NFL QB Torches MI Lockdowns Then Apologizes

Culture
November 20th, 2020 5:57 PM

Apparently, you don’t want to go on record complaining about the lockdowns in the state of Michigan if you want to keep your reputation. After social media backlash, the wife of a Detroit NFL player had to apologize for a viral video she made which criticized the state's overbearing China plague lockdown orders.

Bill Gates Blasts Parler as ‘Great’ for ‘Holocaust Denial’

TechWatch
November 20th, 2020 4:50 PM

American billionaire and co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, said Parler is a haven for the promotion of conspiracy theories. Following increased censorship around the election, many conservative voices have urged their audiences to transition to Big Tech alternatives like Parler, and YouTube alternative Rumble.

Borat, Hulk Use Twitter to Demand Social Media Censor Speech

Culture
November 20th, 2020 4:10 PM

Anybody who looks at leftist celebrity tweets can deduce that their writers are hypersensitive, impulsive, and therefore ready to blurt out invectives at the slightest provocation. They’re also not exactly civil libertarians.

Report: Rock Band Censored for Sharing Proud Boys Meme

TechWatch
November 20th, 2020 1:48 PM

American band TRAPT was reportedly booted from Facebook for sharing a meme.
 

INSANE: Facebook Removed 180 Million Election Posts

TechWatch
November 20th, 2020 1:04 PM

Facebook has reached a whole new level in its censorship practices, and is not at all shy to tell reporters about it. In a recent call with reporters, Facebook’s Vice President of Integrity, Guy Rosen, revealed the specific numbers of how many posts were flagged or removed after Facebook considered them to constitute “misinformation.” 

Mark Levin: ‘I Will Be Leaving Facebook Probably’ Due to Censorship

TechWatch
November 19th, 2020 5:32 PM

Mark Levin, the host of Fox’s Life Liberty & Levin, has had enough social media censorship. After getting throttled yet again by Facebook, Levin has said he will “probably” be leaving the platform “by the end of the year.” For the third time since October, Levin received a notification from Facebook indicating the social…

Tucker Carlson SCORCHES Big Tech as ‘Censorship Cartel’

TechWatch
November 18th, 2020 12:22 PM

Fox News host Tucker Carlson has grown tired of hearings that appear to have no effect on censorship, but hammered one critical moment that could change it all.

Liberal Media Tries to Warn Parler Is Dangerous

TechWatch
November 18th, 2020 11:43 AM

Since the conservative exodus from Twitter and Facebook has begun, the liberal media has wrung its hands over Parler, an alternative to Big Tech platforms.

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Nets Censor Grilling of Big Tech at Conservative Censorship Hearing

November 17th, 2020 9:20 PM

At a contentious Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, Senate Republicans torched the liberal CEOs of Facebook and Twitter for their sleazy censorship of conservatives on their platforms. Ironically, the events at the hearing were subsequently censored by ABC, CBS, and NBC as they refused to share the news during their evening newscasts. Instead, they chose to fear-monger about…

Sen. Hirono Pressures Social Media CEO's to Ban Trump

TechWatch
November 17th, 2020 3:52 PM

During Tuesday's Senate Judiciary hearing, Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) asked the CEO’s of Facebook and Twitter if President Donald Trump would still be allowed on their platforms “after he stops being president.” Hirono asked the CEOs: “I wonder, what are both of you prepared to do regarding Donald Trump’s use of your platforms after he stops being president? Will he still be deemed…