TRUMPED! Google PURGES Parler App; Apple Threatens to Remove It

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January 8th, 2021 8:42 PM

Big Tech’s crusade against conservatives continued furiously Friday night. Google removed the Parler app from its store and Apple threatened to do the same. Free market advocates repeatedly told conservatives the solution to Big Tech censorship was building their own platform. Now Google has removed a free speech platform from its store, blocking millions from accessing the app. 

Google Clamps Down on Research into ‘Sensitive Topics’

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December 29th, 2020 3:01 PM

Google has secured a tight grip around the research done by its staff, according to internal communications and other information obtained by Reuters. A new “sensitive topics” review procedure has, in at least three cases, “…

Trial Date Set for DOJ Antitrust Case Against Google: Sept. 2023

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December 21st, 2020 4:14 PM

Good things come to those who wait, but it looks like Americans will be waiting a long time before the Department of Justice’s antitrust case against Google goes to court.

The judge in the Department of Justice’s case against Google has set a tentative trial date, but the trial may still be years away, according to The Wall Street Journal. 

Google Now Facing Third Antitrust Lawsuit

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December 18th, 2020 3:12 PM

The last few days have not exactly been full of joy and Christmas cheer for Google. 

One coalition of 38 states and territories and a separate coalition of 10 states have piled on in filing antitrust lawsuits against Google. The Department of Justice brought a third in an…

Weinstein on Institutional Tyranny: Maybe We Deserve Chinese Communism

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December 18th, 2020 11:58 AM

The man who coined the term “Intellectual Dark Web” suggested that if the United States is willing to put up with institutional tyranny, “[t]hen maybe we deserve Chinese Communism.” Eric Weinstein opined that the United States might just “deserve Chinese Communism” in a tweet thread response to Stripe CEO Patrick Collison. Collison stated in a tweet that someone he knew had “useful COVID-…

Alan Dershowitz: ‘I Challenge YouTube to Take This Show Off Your Site’

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December 11th, 2020 12:51 PM

“This show will make news. I challenge YouTube to take this show off your site, off your platform,” iconic civil rights lawyer and Constitutional Scholar Alan Dershowitz said in the latest episode of The Dershow on his YouTube channel.

Google Lifts Ban on Political Ads Before GA Senate Runoff Elections

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December 10th, 2020 3:56 PM

Google has finally decided to lift its ban on political ads, just in time for the Georgia runoff elections. The search engine paused new political ads since Election Day for fear of misinformation, but it has now apparently decided to reinstate these ads just under a month before Georgia voters will decide which party will control the United States Senate.
 

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‘Smoking Gun’: Tucker Trashes Big Tech for Rigging U.S. Election

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November 24th, 2020 1:11 PM

Fox News host Tucker Carlson  asked a huge question: Did Big Tech fix the election? He turned to liberal Google critic Dr. Robert Epstein who claimed at one point Google only sent out election reminders to liberals.

Judge in Google Antitrust Case ‘Eager’ to Move Forward: WSJ

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November 19th, 2020 2:29 PM

The Department of Justice just got an early Christmas present in its antitrust case against Google. The judge of the antitrust case is “eager” to move forward with the case, and has already set two preliminary hearings, according to The Wall Street Journal.

WashPost: FTC May File Antitrust Lawsuit Against Facebook By December

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November 19th, 2020 11:32 AM

The Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google in October, and it appears as though Facebook may be the next Big Tech company to face judgement day. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and several state attorneys general are exploring a possible antitrust lawsuit against Facebook, and could file the suit within the next few months, according to The Washington Post…

Facebook, Google May Continue Blocking Political Ads for Another Month

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November 12th, 2020 4:49 PM

The left has long ignored conservatives’ complaints about Big Tech censorship: but now Democrats are whining that the shoe is on the other foot. Facebook and Google have not lifted their respective bans on political ads, and likely won’t for at least another month, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Even Dems TICKED About Facebook, Google Ad Bans for Georgia Runoffs

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November 10th, 2020 12:14 PM

Leftists generally ignore the problem of Big Tech Censorship: until they are affected by it. Facebook and Google have not lifted their bans on political ads, which is proving to be a headache for them in the Georgia runoff senate races between Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and Democratic challenger Rev. Raphael Warnock, and between Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff

Sens. Cruz, Johnson, Lee Demand Google CEO Respond to Study

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November 6th, 2020 3:28 PM

Three Republican senators have written to Google CEO Sundar Pichai calling on him to reconcile Pichai’s claim that "Google does not modify any products, including Search, to promote a particular political viewpoint” with a new study finding that reminders to vote were sent only to liberals prior to the election.

The letter by Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chair Ron…

YouTube Pulls Video of Left-Wing Activists ‘Inciting’ Election Unrest

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November 3rd, 2020 2:53 PM

YouTube has removed a video of radical leftist organizers planning to confront public officials, vandalize government buildings and surround the White House if the election does not turn out the way they want. In an email, YouTube spokesperson Alex Joseph told TechWatch that the video had been removed from the platform because their policies prohibit, “content encouraging interference in…