Big Tech Report Card: Amazon, Twitter, Apple Earn Industry Huge ‘F’

April 21st, 2021 9:26 AM

By almost any measure, the first three months of 2021 were the worst ever for online freedom. Amazon, Twitter, Apple, Google, Facebook, YouTube and others proved to the world that the Big Tech censorship of conservatives is a reality. And they did so in disturbing, authoritarian ways that highlight their unchecked power over information and our political process.

NY Times Prods Big Tech to Ban Podcasts in Name of Political 'Virtue'

March 29th, 2021 4:38 PM

The internet “hall monitors” at the New York Times are back patrolling the nation’s political discourse. On Friday’s front page, reporter Reggie Ugwu prodded Big Tech to police podcasts more aggressively in “On Google Podcasts, Unfiltered Streams of Hate -- Lax Moderation Even as Other Platforms Tighten the Reins.” 

DUBIOUS New Study Claims Instagram Pushes ‘Dangerous Misinformation’

March 16th, 2021 1:53 PM

A new study from a leftist group claims that Instagram uses its recommendations to promote “dangerous misinformation and conspiracy theories.” But the study was vague about what that even means.

House GOP SLAM Big Tech, Recap Some of Worst Moments in Censorship

March 12th, 2021 4:24 PM

Big Tech’s greatest hits have been some of their worst moments in censorship. House Republicans appeared eager to make sure Americans never forget.

In a hearing titled “Reviving Competition, Part 2: Saving the Free and Diverse Press,” House Republicans took a walk down memory lane. They discussed Big Tech’s censorship of the Hunter Biden scandal, the ban of former President Donald…

NYT’s Deceptive Snitch Reporter Cries Harassment ‘Destroyed My Life'

March 10th, 2021 11:07 PM

New York Times technology reporter, self-appointed social media hall monitor, and general hypocrite Taylor Lorenz embarrassed herself once again on Twitter, showing she’s learned nothing from her recent Twitter catastrophes. Lorenz displayed a ridiculous martyr complex in a tweet on International Woman’s Day on Tuesday, making herself out to be a victim, from her lofty…

Laying Down the Law! Iowa Legislature Joins Fight Against Big Tech

March 2nd, 2021 4:26 PM

Iowa Republicans have decided to lay down the law against Big Tech censorship and have joined the growing list of state legislatures fighting against abuses by Big Tech. Iowa State Representatives Jon Jacobsen (R), Anne Osmundson (R), and Skyler Wheeler (R) have introduced a bill to discourage and potentially penalize social media platforms that engage in online censorship.

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

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…

Trump Says He’s Negotiating, Could Build His Own Social Media Platform

February 19th, 2021 3:14 PM

Former President Donald Trump has reportedly been in talks with donors about his much anticipated return to social media. After years of censorship, and with politicians refusing to solve it, Trump may once again take action where others have failed. “Former President Donald Trump has told friends he has hundreds of millions of dollars in backing for a new social media venture that would…

Parler Says It’s No Longer ‘Reliant’ on So-Called Big Tech in Relaunch

February 15th, 2021 3:24 PM

The wildly popular free speech platform Parler has made a sudden return after being nuked from the internet by Amazon Web Services back in January. “Parler, the world’s #1 free speech social media platform with over 20 million users, is announcing its official relaunch today, built on sustainable, independent technology and not reliant on so-called ‘Big Tech’ for its operations,” the…

Lorenz and the False, Censorious ‘Hall Monitors’ of The New York Times

February 10th, 2021 10:57 PM

A recent “Here to Help” New York Times feature on smart-phone apps recommended the encrypted messaging app Signal, given its “excellent privacy safeguards.” Yet most of the paper’s tech reporters seem determined to play politically correct hall-monitor to the rest of the world, finding and squelching any avenue for thoughts that may offend their woke sensibilities, even if they have…

Twitter CFO Says Platform Policy Will Never Allow Trump to Return

February 10th, 2021 3:13 PM

Twitter has made it loud and clear via its company CFO: the platform will never allow former President Donald Trump back in the platform. Twitter chief financial officer (CFO) Ned Segal told CNBC's Squawk Box on Wednesday that former President Donald Trump will never be allowed back on the platform.

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BOOM: Doocy Battles Psaki Over ‘Green Jobs,’ Not Deporting Illegals

February 8th, 2021 4:27 PM

Making his return to the White House Briefing Room on Monday for the first time since January 26, the Fox News Channel’s Peter Doocy sparred Press Secretary Jen Psaki over concerns about laid off energy workers and then a possible Biden administration directive to bar ICE from deporting illegal immigrants for crimes such as DUI and simple assault.

Tyrrell Column: The Social Media Conundrum

January 22nd, 2021 4:17 PM

It is a reflection of the vulgarity and even the criminality now stalking our society that social media, as it is called, cannot extricate itself from this awful question of censorship. Facebook, Twitter and all the other social media platforms that are passing judgment on what Americans say today are in the pickle that they are in because the First Amendment freedoms are extended to…