Twitter Suspends, Reinstates Author After His Joe Rogan Interview

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July 10th, 2020 5:54 PM

Twitter censored author James Lindsay the day after he discussed Cancel Culture with podcast host Joe Rogan. Lindsay, who calls himself the “Leading expert on Wokeness,” was temporarily suspended from Twitter after discussing cancel culture on Rogan’s podcast. Lindsay gained notoriety when he and two other authors pranked numerous academic publications by writing papers satirizing social…

Facebook May Cancel All Election Ads to Bow to Leftist Boycotters

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July 10th, 2020 5:15 PM

So much for Facebook’s noble position that the best policy for online speech is to allow more speech. In its latest concession to the left, Facebook is reportedly eyeing a complete surrender and shutting down political ads prior to the election. “Facebook Inc. is considering imposing a ban on political ads on its social network in the days leading up to the U.S. election in November,…

Twitter Censors MRC’s Video of Liberal Meltdown as ‘Sensitive Content’

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July 10th, 2020 2:52 PM

It appears as if Twitter does not want people to see a liberal meltdown over supposed racial insensitivity. 

 

“It hurts people when they see a white man bouncing a brown baby on their lap,” screamed New York City Community Education Councilwoman Robin Broshi during a meeting of the NYC Community Education Council District 2 (CEC D2).

 

Time’s Up for TikTok? GOP and Public Figures Call out Chinese App

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July 10th, 2020 1:44 PM

The Chinese social media app TikTok and its unscrupulous data harvesting might be facing a reckoning from the United States. Critics of the app range from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to famous gaming YouTuber “Ninja.” Now, as the meme and music video creation app’s parent company considers leaving China, many questions remain Including whether the White House can shut it down. The…

GOP Leaders Scorch Twitter CEO in Open Letter, Issue Demands

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July 9th, 2020 4:45 PM

Two GOP congressmen roasted Twitter in an open letter for allowing Iranian leaders more liberty to speak on the platform than President Donald Trump. “Two U.S. Republican lawmakers accused Twitter on Wednesday of being biased against conservatives and demanded information about the social media platform’s reactions to two tweets by President Donald Trump,” Reuters reported on July 8…

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)…

‘Wrong. Side. Of. History:’ Critics Slam Facebook Despite Concessions

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July 8th, 2020 2:00 PM

Left-wing activists and commentators have gone certifiably bananas because Facebook still prioritizes “free expression over all other values.” Even though the company kowtowed to some of their demands, it wasn’t enough. After a seemingly catastrophic meeting with advertising boycott leaders from Color of Change and Common Sense Media, tech influencers declared war on Facebook. 

YouTube Removes Montage of Racial Violence After Mark Dice Tweets It

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July 7th, 2020 4:27 PM

YouTube finds that a video showing crimes committed by African-Americans against white people goes against its community standards.

Secretary Pompeo Eyes National Ban on Chinese-Controlled TikTok App

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July 7th, 2020 4:00 PM

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explained in a Fox News interview that the U.S. government may consider a ban on Chinese social media such as popular video/meme sharing app “TikTok.” This follows similar action by India, which reportedly banned no less than 59 Chinese apps. Pompeo declared in a Fox News interview that the viral video sharing app TikTok is no laughing matter for American…

Facebook Waves White Flag to Meet With Leftist Boycott Leaders

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July 7th, 2020 3:29 PM

Facebook was ready to die on the free speech hill. But after over 750 companies joined an advertising boycott, the company is meeting with the enemy. The boycott was led by Color of Change, funded by liberal billionaire George Soros, and Common Sense Media led by Jim Steyer, brother of former Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer. It’s goal is to silence President Donald Trump and…

Florida GOP Frontrunner Loomer Accuses Facebook of Interference

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July 6th, 2020 5:42 PM

Facebook is blatantly interfering in elections by banning the ads of a Republican congressional candidate. “Facebook has reportedly banned all ads on behalf of Laura Loomer, the frontrunner in the GOP primary race for House candidate in Florida’s 21st district” Breitbart reported on July 3. The article noted how her personal accounts have been banned from Facebook and Instagram, her…

Even Twitter Calls Out NeverTrump ‘Lincoln Project’ for Misinfo

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July 6th, 2020 5:20 PM

You know you’ve gone too far when even Twitter has called out a Never Trumper organization. The problem came from The Lincoln Project, for tweeting misinformation about the president. The Lincoln Project was fact-checked by Twitter for sharing a clip of President Donald Trump’s Independence Day speech, which was taken completely out of context. The video, which Twitter claimed had been “…

Instagram Disables, Reinstates Christian Group After Anti-Porn Post

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July 2nd, 2020 4:02 PM

Instagram, a Facebook company, censored and then reinstated a nonprofit Christian account after it posted an anti-porn video.

Twitter Censors President Trump for Posting Meme Photo of Himself

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July 2nd, 2020 3:25 PM

Twitter has censored yet another meme posted by President Donald Trump. The company removed an image tweeted by Trump for allegedly violating its copyright policy. Twitter has cracked down on Trump’s sincere demands for order, his calls to action, and now even his jokes once again. A meme photo was posted by Trump on June 30 depicting a photo of himself, captioned with the words: “In…