Tech War with China? Trump Issues Executive Order to Ban WeChat App

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August 7th, 2020 3:02 PM

President Donald Trump’s WeChat executive order shows the war on Chinese subterfuge is bigger than just TikTok. Trump issued two different executive orders on Thursday evening: The “Executive Order on Addressing the Threat Posed by TikTok” placed a ban on TikTok from being used in the U.S., and the “Executive Order on Addressing the Threat Posed by WeChat” placed a ban on WeChat.

GOP Reps Unmask Big Tech CEOs Who Claim Proud to Be American

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July 29th, 2020 7:37 PM

Big Tech companies claim to represent American values, but their business practices say otherwise.  The CEOs of these companies declared that they were American, but then had to deal with numerous examples that undermined that patriotic claim.

Most Americans Say Big Tech Has Too Much Political Clout—They’re Right

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July 27th, 2020 5:57 PM

Even in an election year as divided and chaotic as 2020, millions of Americans can seem to agree that Big Tech has too much power. An overwhelming majority of Americans are skeptical over Big Tech’s unchecked power, a Pew Research Center (Pew) study has found. In addition, about half of Americans surveyed also believe the government should do more to regulate them. “Overall, 72% of U.S.…

Instagram Bans Ads for Children’s Book By Senator Marsha Blackburn

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July 17th, 2020 10:07 AM

We have to think of the children … and then ban their books, apparently. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and daughter Mary Morgan Ketchel’s new children’s book has been hindered yet again by Instagram, which banned ads for the book. 

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

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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)…

NY Times Writer Equates Black Lives Matter Criticism With Racism

June 20th, 2020 11:30 AM

New York Times technology writer Kevin Roose made the front of Saturday’s Business section with “Platforms Denounce Racism That Thrives There.” But Roose’s definition of “racism” seems to mean, “criticizes Black Lives Matter activists.” Roose first made a name for himself at the paper with an elaborate, panicky Sunday front-page expose, “The Making of a YouTube Radical – How the Site’…

Dan Bongino Partners with Free Speech Platform ‘Parler’

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June 16th, 2020 5:38 PM

Popular conservative YouTube host Dan Bongino has one answer to the problem of Big Tech censorship. He has partnered with the free speech platform Parler and taken an ownership stake in the firm. Bongino declared on the June 16 episode of The Dan Bongino Show that this platform is “the social media alternative to the tech tyrants which have declared war against conservatism, liberty,…

Snap Defends Restricting Trump Content, May Call Down Hawley Smackdown

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June 12th, 2020 4:07 PM

Snap leadership’s decision to stop President Donald Trump from being able to promote himself on the Snapchat platform may be just the ripe first target for Sen. Josh Hawley’s proposed legislation. “We’re well within our First Amendment rights to decide what shows up,” Snap CEO Evan Spiegel explained to CNBC’s “Power Lunch.” Spiegel then cited that the First Amendment is written to “…

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MRC's Bozell: Zuckerberg Can't Give in to ‘Social Media Brown Shirts’

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June 2nd, 2020 7:13 PM

Appearing early Tuesday evening on the Fox Business Network’s Evening Edit, Media Research Center Founder and President Brent Bozell urged Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to remain strong and refuse to give into the “social media brown shirts” at his company, which have demanded censorship of President Trump. In contrast, Bozell noted that his employees haven’t made the…

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CBS Claims Trump’s Twitter Feud Just a Distraction from Virus Deaths

May 28th, 2020 9:06 PM
While downplaying Silicon Valley’s documented censorship of conservatives, Thursday’s CBS Evening News accused President Trump of picking a fight with Twitter because it was a distraction from the coronavirus death toll, which surpassed 100,000 earlier in the week. Yet, White House correspondent Ben Tracy couldn’t even bring himself to say that it was conservatives who were…

Bozell: Trump Is Right to Fight Back Against Social Media Censorship

May 28th, 2020 2:59 PM
Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell issued the following statement on Thursday about Donald Trump calling out social media platforms for censoring conservatives. Bozell stated, “President Trump is right. Twitter, Facebook and other Big Tech firms are guilty of censoring conservatives and their protections under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act should be…
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CBS/NBC Scoff at Trump v. Twitter, Skip Fact-Checker's Hatred of Trump

May 27th, 2020 9:23 PM
While Twitter targeted President Trump with fact-checks, the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News scoffed at his understandably angry reaction on Wednesday. While they were amused by him fuming at his favorite social media platform, neither of them cared to report how Twitter’s in-house fact-checker was an anti-Trump activist who had leveled many false accusations against the…

NYT's Lerer Admits ‘Red-Pill’ Ignorance, Lets Lorenz Rant About Nazis

May 21st, 2020 8:45 AM
It’s embarrassing enough for the New York Times’ Lisa Lerer, who covers "campaigns, elections and political power,” to publicly admit she has no idea what “red-pill” signifies. A reference was recently tweeted by technology entrepreneur Elon Musk, who is fighting California’s coronavirus restrictions on business, and Lerer was on it. She turned over the…

NYT Enthuses Over 'Occupy Democrats': Immigrant Twins vs Trump Machine

May 19th, 2020 4:09 PM
New York Times reporter Nick Corasaniti celebrated the creators of the Facebook page Occupy Democrats in a big profile on Tuesday, “Immigrant Twin Brothers Battle Trump Machine on Facebook.” It was a friendly chat: "Meet Rafael and Omar Rivero, the co-founders of Occupy Democrats, the social media mavens of the left who are quickly emerging as a counterweight to the dominance of…