Zeal for eradicating “hate speech” can go too far on Facebook. Imam Mohammad Tawhidi, a leader in the Islamic reform movement, posted a humorous Christmas video on December 11 mocking jihad. Imam Mohammad Tawhidi, a leader in the Islamic reform movement, posted a humorous Christmas video on December 11 mocking jihad. He was then promptly notified by Facebook that his video was removed and his account was suspended for 30 days, because he “repeatedly posted things that aren’t allowed on Facebook.”
Republicans hit back hard at Google bias yesterday on Capitol Hill. Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified before Congress and tried to defend his company’s reputation against accusations of bias, censorship, and spying on Americans. Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), and Louie Gohmert (R-TX) grilled the Google CEO on his company’s biases.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai tried and failed to fend off questions about conservative bias on the world’s most-powerful search platform yesterday. The House Judiciary Committee hearing included numerous examples of congressmen trying to underscore the problems of bias.
Google’s CEO came to the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Dec.11, but was unwilling to play 21 questions. Five House representatives, from both political parties, asked CEO Sundar Pichai questions about Google’s involvement with China which he refused to answer again and again.
Google had a loud defender in the House Judiciary Committee — interestingly the company is also is his top donor. During the House Judiciary Committee hearing where Google CEO Sundar Pichai was testifying, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) opened fire against the House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
Want your liberal bias on the go? Then Google has just the thing for you. Google Assistant is planning on offering a “radio-style on demand news” and it’s teaming up with liberal news outlets to do it.
There’s a lot of money to be made in Silicon Valley, which means there’s lot of cash to throw around at election time. Guess who get most of that money? Democrats. By a mile.
European officials are not happy with Facebook. The platform has run afoul of their regulations one too many times.
In an interview with BBC, former head of British intelligence agency GCHQ Robert Hannigan expressed his concerns about the social media site.
While the replacement for NAFTA may have many improvements, it also erases the one key law that would protect conservative voices from being censored online.
The liberal media may be outraged by Facebook’s opposition research on George Soros, but the company’s board of directors is not. They defended Facebook’s decision as “entirely appropriate” following the billionaire’s attacks on the social media giant, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Threats from the United States to regulate Facebook are not the worst thing the company faces. In Europe, the social media platform is under attack as well. A British lawmaker, Damian Collins, published Facebook emails which show the company knowingly violating both U.S. Federal Trade Commission rules and gave data away to companies like Netflix and Lyft. Serving the international audience, where business strategies and capitalism aren’t as valued, comes with its own problems: Facebook now faces hostile European lawmakers who are seeking to regulate the company.
Libertarian TV personality and former ABC reporter John Stossel says Youtube placed age restrictions on a video he published about socialism. The restrictions have since been undone, but the fact they occurred is part of a trend that has many conservatives and free speech advocates concerned.