After taking a stand for free speech on several occasions, is Facebook now backsliding? Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided to take a pro-free speech stand and allowed political ads without fact-checking as early as October 2019, and amidst pressure from the left, the Big Tech CEO has even doubled down on his pro-free speech remarks. But according to sources speaking to The Washington Post, “Facebook has weighed whether to label political ads to indicate they have not been fact-checked, rather than vetting what candidates say, one of a series of proposals the company has floated” leading up to the 2020 election.
One actress is trying to give Gloria Steinem a run for her money in pro-abortion extremism. Jameela Jamil (The Good Place), who had an abortion when she was younger, is so exercised about abortion that she’s been raging at pro-lifers on Twitter.
World leader and queen of the mean girls, Justin Trudeau has got lefty tongues wagging over video of his alleged gossip about President Donald J. Trump during this week’s NATO summit. And even though Trudeau is an effete, blackface-wearing hypocrite, celebrity twitter heralded his behind-the-back antics as some heroic Trump takedown. Of course this is the pettiest news of the year, but then again, this is both Canada and Hollywood we’re talking about.
Trans woman Jessica Yaniv’s vendetta against biology rolls on this week as the indignant biological male turns her sights from suing migrant spa workers who refused to wax her male genitals to calling out the legality of Canadian gynecologists' refusal to examine her penis. Don’t they know she identifies as a woman?
Another multimillionaire lefty celebrity is pining for the death of capitalism and for some good old wealth redistribution. Avengers superstar Mark Ruffalo demanded an “economic revolution” on Twitter this past Sunday, claiming that “capitalism is killing us, and robbing from our children’s future.”
The keyboard warriors have returned for Ricky Gervais’ soul this week on account of him being a politically incorrect mischief maker. The British comedian and creator of The Office is still reaping the woke hatred from criticizing trans activist Jessica Yaniv on Twitter, with Indiewire’s Libby Hill outraged over the fact that he still gets to host the upcoming Golden Globes.
My goodness. The liberal media and their allies can’t seem to take a joke. On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted a photo with his face superimposed over Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa character in a shot for Rocky III. The tweet was a clear attempt by the President to double down on his claim that doctors recently told him he has a “gorgeous chest.” Another symbolic reason could be to compare himself to the epically tireless boxer amid the impeachment inquiry.
Tuesday night at a rally, President Trump blasted the media for spreading rumors about his health, specifically that he may have had a heart attack recently. CNN host Brian Stelter shot back at the President on Twitter, claiming he was “lying” and the media never did that. Perhaps Stelter should see a doctor for memory problems because he did this very thing just 3 days ago.
Project Veritas reported that its account on Twitter Ads was suspended permanently for “inappropriate content.” In a video posted to Twitter, the organization’s founder, James O’Keefe, explained how the censorship occurred. Twitter recently banned all political ads, except for cause-based ads from nonprofit and for-profit organizations. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), for example, can still run ads on Twitter. But some conservative sites have not fared as well as the SPLC.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey once said, “Journalists play a critical role in our society: keep the world honest and balanced. They are true servants of the people.” This seems to only apply to journalists that lean left, however. Journalist and Editor-at-large for The Post Millennial Andy Ngo was suspended on Twitter on Nov. 25 for “violating our rules against hateful conduct.” Ngo, who rose to fame by following radical Antifa groups throughout America, had tweeted at Chelsea Clinton earlier that day about trans murder rates. He was censored for his tweet.
Does the Washington Post Twitter account offer an appearance of liberal tilt? On Thursday, November 21, the Post was covering the last day of Adam Schiff’s impeachment hearings, as well as the previous night’s Democrat presidential debate on MSNBC. In the 24 hours of Thursday, the Post’s main Twitter page posted 183 tweets (including retweets). Seventy of those focused on impeachment, and another 29 were about Trump or his administration. In contrast to that 54 percent of tweets, the Post-sponsored Democrat debate drew only 17 tweets (nine percent).
Parody accounts on Twitter are supposed to be protected under the platform’s terms of service. But the company seems to forget this fact on a regular basis. A parody account of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, @ElBloombito, was briefly suspended on Nov. 22.