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Academics Bewildered By Trump’s Domination Of Google Results

October 7, 2020 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ President Donald Trump continues to confound academics as they try to explain possible correlations between Google searches and electoral victory. The conclusion? It’s all up for grabs! Psychology Today’s report concluded that Trump is once again the chaos candidate. The article’s main observation suggested: “The polls might be way off, again.” […]

Tech War With China? Trump Issues Executive Order To Ban WeChat App

August 8, 2020 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ 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 […]

Big Tech And Big Tyranny: Zoom To Enforce China’s Speech Laws

June 17, 2020 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ Big Tech companies, once seen as creating world-changing platforms that gave voice to the voiceless are actually beholden to government censorship — especially in China. The video-conference company Zoom reportedly “announced Thursday that it would help the Beijing government crack down on activists within that country, and would only draw the […]

Trump Order Confronts Big Tech Bias

June 11, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ President Trump finally issued an Executive Order targeting viewpoint discrimination by Big Tech social media companies. The Order grows out of Trump’s summit on this thorny issue last July. Topping the list of targets are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Google, but there are many other possibilities. This form of […]

YouTube, Facebook, Twitter Censor Controversial Documentary

May 9, 2020 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ The first half of the conspiracy documentary, Plandemic, was removed several times from YouTube, according to The Washington Post. Twitter and Facebook also made statements to other media outlets confirming that both platforms were suppressing hashtags and content related to the documentary. A YouTube spokesperson told The Post that the company […]

Atlantic Magazine: Hurrah For Pandemic Censorship!

April 27, 2020 by

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By P.J. Gladnick ~ A note to Atlantic magazine: George Orwell’s 1984 wasn’t meant to be a how-to guide….. A couple of people writing at The Atlantic magazine see a fantastic silver lining in the current coronavirus outbreak. Jack Goldsmith and Andrew Keane Woods see the pandemic as a great opportunity to bring about more censorship along […]

Report Alleges 154 Universities Use Secret Facebook ‘Blacklist’ To Censor

April 23, 2020 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Censorship on college campuses can be problematic, especially if those campuses are public institutions. “Restrictions on speech by public colleges and universities amount to government censorship, in violation of the Constitution,” wrote the American Civil Liberties Union. However, state universities and colleges, according to a report from the Foundation for Individual […]

U.S. Military Bans Soldiers From Using China-Owned TikTok

January 3, 2020 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Apps collect data about their users. What happens when a foreign government owns that data? The U.S. military did not want to find out. According to an NBC News report, the Defense Information Systems Agency advised employees to avoid using the app, TikTok, which is owned by the Chinese regulated company […]

Google Restricts Political Ad Options To Align With Media ‘Practices’

November 22, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Liberals complain about Big Tech platforms that allow for free and unfettered speech in political advertising. It seems as though some of these companies are listening. Google announced on Nov. 20 that it was restricting microtargeting on election ads on the platform. Google Vice President of Product Management Scott Spencer writes, […]

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Abandons Quest To Define ‘Harmful Speech’

October 18, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Facebook and its developers have been in the race to define and correct what the platform calls “harmful speech.” But in a speech given to Georgetown University, CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggested a different direction for the company. In his speech, titled “Standing for Voice and Free Expression,” Zuckerberg said that he […]

Journalism Study Claims Search Engines And Social Media ‘Not Neutral’

October 8, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ The liberal media are ready to redefine social media platforms as something only they can use freely. Harvard Kennedy School’s Joan Donovan and Data and Society head Danah Boyd wrote in a white paper that tech companies were responsible for a “new wave of hate groups.” The authors stated that platforms […]

Poll: 60 Percent Of Republicans Support Breaking Up Big Tech

September 24, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ The general consensus among Americans is that Big Tech companies should be broken up for violating antitrust behavior. In a poll from YouGov and the thinktank Data for Progress, 60 percent of Republicans agreed that tech companies should be broken up and regulated. The poll, which was first reported by Vox, […]

The Extreme Bias Against Conservative Sources In Google News Is… Human

September 2, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The more I investigate Google’s glaring bias, the more I learn. I had been thinking that the reason search results ignore conservative news sources was algorithmic. But it turns out to be human. My source is an interesting new study from the Economist, which claims to prove that there is […]

Google Engineer Whines: Silicon Valley Hires ‘Whitest Black Candidates’

August 28, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Google has tried to appease the social justice movement within its company, to the point that it has been accused of reverse discrimination. But apparently that’s not enough, according to one of its engineers. Bria Sullivan, an app developer for Google, interviewed with Moguldom, a media outlet that “programs content for […]

How To Measure The Liberal Bias In Google News

August 25, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ This is the latest in my investigation of Google bias against skeptics and conservatives. President Trump recently held a summit meeting on this bias.  Left wing critics of the President say there is no hard evidence, but it is not hard to find. I already documented a glaring case, where […]

Facebook Audit Fails To Address Conservative Censorship Concerns

August 21, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Facebook released its official report about accusations of bias from conservatives — only it bears no resemblance to the similar audit it did for the left. The company didn’t actually admit conservative concerns about censorship were valid in the new report. Former Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl released his long-awaited report […]

Reining In Google

August 16, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ President Trump has claimed that Google discriminates against conservatives.  This is true to varying degrees, some of which are extreme. https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/11/anti-tech-bill-sponsor-white-house-social-media-summit-1586902 As I pointed out in my article “How Google discriminates against conservatives and skeptics” the anti-conservative bias is built into Google’s search algorithm. https://www.cfact.org/2019/08/10/how-google-discriminates-against-conservatives-and-skeptics/ There is actually a semantic […]

How Google Discriminates Against Conservatives And Skeptics

August 12, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Several months ago Google quietly released a 32 page white paper titled “How Google Fights Disinformation.” This sound good. The problem is that Google is a decidedly left wing outfit. They consider things like skepticism of climate alarmism, and conservative views generally, to be disinformation, as liberals often claim. The […]

Bad News For Conservatives: Facebook Fully Embraces The Left

July 2, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Facebook released an update of its so-called “civil rights” audit June 30. The results did not bode well for conservatives, as the company committed to work with left-wing groups in every facet of its business. The audit announced a “Civil Rights Task Force,” led by COO Sheryl Sandberg, which will rely […]

Google, YouTube Label Ben Shapiro, Jordan Peterson ‘Nazis’

June 26, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ A new revelation from Project Veritas has found that YouTube and Google labeled popular conservative commentators as “Nazis.” In a leaked document published on June 25, an email from a Google employee, Liam Hopkins, described Ben Shapiro, Dr. Jordan Peterson, and Dennis Prager as “nazis using dog whistles.” He suggested that […]

YouTube Deletes Project Veritas Video About Pinterest Censorship

June 14, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Tech companies have only one rule about censorship: don’t talk about censorship. Project Veritas, a conservative investigative group, just had its video exposing censorship at Pinterest removed from YouTube. James O’Keefe, Veritas’ founder, tweeted that the video was taken down from the platform on June 12. YouTube claimed that a privacy […]

YouTube To Ban And Remove Thousands Of Videos

June 13, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ The #VoxAdpocalypse is steadily growing worse as the media has called for YouTube to ban and censor more people. YouTube announced on June 5 that it would be removing “hundreds of thousands” more videos because of its newer, harsher policies. CNN reported on June 12 that despite these new policies, figures […]

House Judiciary Committee Hold Antitrust Hearing For Big Tech

June 11, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Democrats are threatening to regulate Big Tech. But they’re saying it while their pockets are stuffed with donations from these companies. The House Judiciary Committee announced it was having a hearing concerning “Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 1: The Free and Diverse Press.” The hearing will be held on June […]

Peggy Noonan On Facebook And Google: ’Break Them Up’

June 8, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ As Facebook drowns in privacy scandals censorship, investigations, conservatives are being urged to avoid working with the platform. Wall Street Journal’s columnist Peggy Noonan wrote that Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg were using conservatives as “pawns.” In an June 6 column that eviscerated Zuckerberg as a “prince in his castle,” […]