Browsing All posts tagged under »Freedom Of Speech«

Twitter PURGE: Platform Censors The Gateway Pundit, Pamela Geller And Wayne Allyn Root

February 10, 2021 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ Twitter obliterated an anti-establishment journalism outlet @Gatewaypundit and conservative movement leaders in a shocking escalation of censorship. The Gateway Pundit verified Twitter account was suspended indefinitely following a post that went viral. Twitter had taken similar action against other high profile conservative icons ranging from conservative activist Pamela Geller to Conservative […]

Texas Follows Florida, Preps Own Bill Against Big Tech Censorship

February 9, 2021 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ Conservative leaders from Texas and Florida are taking unprecedented action to punish Big Tech for censoring conservatives. “We are working with Sen. Hughes on legislation to prevent social media providers like Facebook & Twitter from cancelling conservative speech,” Texas Governor Greg Abbot announced Feb. 7 via Twitter. His post linked to […]

PolitiFact Editor-In-Chief Calls To Save America By Censoring Free Speech

February 5, 2021 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ There is no greater or more ironic threat to free speech than liberal journalists and fact-checkers. PolitiFact Editor-in-Chief Angie Drobnic Holan’s piece for Poynter is a great example. “We’ve entered an intense period where false words are inspiring violent deeds,” Holan exclaimed in the opening remarks of her piece condemning free […]

Veritas Leak: Facebook Execs Discuss Crushing Free Speech Under Biden

February 2, 2021 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ Facebook executives were caught describing their plans to work together with President Joe Biden on censoring free speech. Guerrilla journalism company Project Veritas released a devastating leak on Sunday showing Facebook leadership revealing their leftist ambitions under the new Biden administration. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg fawned over Biden’s flurry of executive orders […]

It’s Free, But It’s Not Free Speech

January 13, 2021 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Big Tech gave us the power to speak, and it was “free” (but apparently they didn’t mean for us to have “Free Speech”). Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

SHAMEFUL: NY Times Magazine’s Cover Story: Free Speech Threatens Democracy

October 22, 2020 by

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By Clay Waters ~ Emily Bazelon, staff writer for the New York Times Sunday magazine and a professor at Yale Law School, earned the Sunday Magazine’s newest cover story – an 8,000-word jeremiad against free speech. The cover itself was ironic and oh-so-clever: “Free Speech Will Save Our Democracy,” with an online-style warning label overlaid […]

‘Philadelphia Statement’ Defends Free Speech From Cancel Culture

August 12, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Asserting that cancel culture has put freedom of expression in crisis, a statement initially signed by 45 prominent individuals from universities, think tanks, and other organizations asserts that expressing “ideas we find offensive is not an act of ‘violence.’” Called the Philadelphia Statement, the 845-word document says in part: If we […]

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 […]

Forget The 1st Amendment? Facebook Oversight Board Embraces International Rules

May 23, 2020 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Facebook’s new Oversight Board promises to be committed to freedom of expression. But that principle might better reflect an international standard, rather than a First Amendment-based American one. In an op-ed published by JustSecurity.org, law professor Sejal Parmar wrote that “Facebook’s creation of the board suggests a clear and conscious turn […]

Elizabeth Warren’s Free Speech Jeopardy

February 5, 2020 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ Free speech by Americans that is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution continues to be under threat. Politicians, media figures and wealthy interest groups remain undaunted in their efforts to stop the speech of others with whom they disagree. The First Amendment contains the affirmation that “Congress […]

Left Fears Twitter’s Ad Ban Will Remove ‘Climate Change’ Ads

November 2, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ The left only wants free speech for their side, but no one else. In a piece published on Medium, former Slate technology writer Will Oremus warned that Twitter’s decision to ban ads will hurt liberal causes. He wrote, “banning political ads is not as straightforward, nor as obviously correct, as those […]

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 […]

CNN’s Brian Stelter To Talk About ‘Policing Tech’ At Summit

October 1, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ There’s a movement among the elite to “police” free speech online. And CNN is at the forefront. The Aspen Institute is hosting a Cyber Summit in New York City on October 2. One of the topics slated for discussion involves “Policing Tech.” In fact, there will be two whole sessions that […]

Fox News Excluded From Facebook News Tab

September 13, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Fox News apparently does not meet the standards for Facebook’s idea of journalism. Facebook’s newest feature, the News Tab, hasn’t even debuted and already it shows signs of bias against conservatives. According to an internal memo, some of the news outlets to be promoted on the tab include BuzzFeed, the Wall […]

Don’t Regulate Google News, Sue Them

September 12, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Now that we see the extreme anti-conservative bias in Google News search results (see my last few CFACT articles), it is time to think about what to do about it. In his July Media bias summit, the President alluded to using all the power of the American Government to address […]

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,” […]

Time to Break Up Facebook? Cofounder Says Yes

May 11, 2019 by

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Hughes sees a monopoly in social media, but he calls for more government control over speech. ~ Thomas Gallatin  ~    In an op-ed published in The New York Times on Thursday, Facebook cofounder Mark Hughes states unequivocally, “It is time to break up Facebook.” Hughes argues that Facebook has become too powerful and that […]

Algorithms And Shadow Bans Threaten Free Speech And Political Diversity

May 4, 2019 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Powerful forces threatening free and open exchanges of public communications have infiltrated social media. No, I’m not referring only to Russia, China, North Korea, and Iranian mullahs. Those threats are lurking in secret algorithms in the darkness of shadow bans, and are hidden under Silicon Valley censorship platforms. There is little […]

Google’s Trust And Safety Council Blacklists Conservatives

April 10, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ According to leaked documents obtained by the Daily Caller, Google does act upon its bias against conservatives in the most pernicious ways possible. Daily Caller reported on April 9, that Google described two different policies in those documents which, if broken, might lead the search engine to blacklist certain sites from […]

Trump’s Executive Order To Colleges: Protect Free Speech Or Risk Billions In Federal Grants

March 22, 2019 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Polly Olson, a student at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, last year handed out homemade Valentine cards on her campus with Christian messages until college officials told her she was restricted to a “free speech zone.” On Thursday, Olson told her story at the White House before President Donald Trump signed an […]

Facebook To Create A Panel To Police Content

January 30, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Facebook has mentioned that enforcing policies against “hate speech” is one of its priorities. In a new announcement released on Facebook’s blog, the platform stated that it was looking into creating a board to help determine content policing. A draft charter, drawn up by Facebook Vice President Nick Clegg, started by […]

Facebook Apologizes After Banning Evangelist Franklin Graham

January 3, 2019 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ Facebook has banned conservatives again, this time Rev. Franklin Graham, who heads Samaritan’s Purse. Facebook issued an official apology after banning iconic Graham (pictured) for 24 hours over a 2-year-old post. In mid-December, Franklin Graham, the son of American evangelist Billy Graham, accepted Facebook’s apology for the 24-hour-ban, but expressed suspicion […]

Silicon Valley And Free Speech

November 23, 2018 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Social media tech behemoths have amassed astonishing economic lobbying swag and far-left-leaning ideological sway with rapidly expanding influences. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, four of the world’s ten largest market cap corporations are Silicon Valley companies: Amazon ($860 billion), Microsoft ($833 billion), Alphabet-Google ($765 billion), and Facebook ($445 billion). Two of the remaining […]

Europe Suppresses Speech For Muslim ‘Feelings’

November 4, 2018 by

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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ In the age of Trump, the American media insist that freedom of speech is in danger because they somehow consider mocking journalists a suppression of free speech. Now imagine if America had a law where you couldn’t mock Christian doctrines without facing a fine. The press would again […]