Browsing All posts tagged under »Internet Censorship«

Volunteer Snitches? Twitter Launches Birdwatch To Fact-Check Tweets

June 4, 2021 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ A crowdsourced army of censorship nags will now be able to mark up tweets with rateable fact-checks. Censorship? Too severe. Twitter calls it “adding helpful context” now. As if Twitter weren’t annoying enough, the platform has rolled out a new feature to give select users the power to fact-check other people’s […]

Tucker Carlson Scorches Big Tech As ‘Censorship Cartel’

November 19, 2020 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ Fox News host Tucker Carlson has grown tired of hearings that appear to have no effect on censorship, but hammered one critical moment that could change it all. Carlson had a fiery broadcast where he laid waste to Big Tech and its enablers in politics on Nov. 17. While Carlson acknowledged […]

Biden Campaign Website Promises Internet Censorship Taskforce

November 12, 2020 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. The Biden campaign is using causes like women’s safety as a Trojan horse to usher in a new era of internet censorship. Former Vice President Joe Biden has said that he “plans to convene a task force to create best practices for […]

Facebook Caves To Liberal Pressure And Agrees To Censor Trump

June 30, 2020 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg once said, “I don’t think it’s right for a private company to censor politicians or the news in a democracy.” The sentiment seemed to vanish after a slew of ad boycotts and hit pieces in the liberal media. On June 26, Zuckerberg outlined new policies in a […]

Big Tech Censors Flex Their Muscles

June 20, 2020 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ In the late 19th century, John D. Rockefeller created the Standard Oil Company that at one point refined around 90 percent of oil sold in the United States. He achieved this through ruthless business practices that bought out or bankrupted competitors. The “Titan” became the wealthiest man on the planet. It […]

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 […]

Media Join Pelosi To Call For Censorship Of ‘Doctored’ Trump Video

February 11, 2020 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ President Donald Trump tweeted an edited video that showed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi repeatedly tearing up the State of the Union speech, with other clips of the president’s successes pieced in the video. Democrats were outraged. “The latest fake video of Speaker Pelosi is deliberately designed to mislead and […]

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 […]

Is Google News Legally Liable For Bias Against Conservatives?

October 6, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ I recently wrote that Google News should be sued for bias against conservative sources, not regulated. Regulating Internet news aggregators is the last thing we want, but Google News is clearly doing something wrong, that needs to be corrected. To further this line of thought, here is a specific legal […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Senator Calls To Jail Zuckerberg If Facebook Doesn’t Censor More

September 5, 2019 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ The left is trying to steer Facebook into doing more censorship. Sen. Ron Wyden, (D-OR) proclaimed that Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg should face dire consequences for how he has chosen to run the platform. However, he also calls for more censorship of the internet as a whole. Wyden also hammered the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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,” […]

Twitter Suspends Erick Erickson For Joke About Elizabeth Warren’s Heritage

June 1, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ For liberal Twitter, “hateful conduct” can be any joke that makes conservatives smile. Radio host and blogger Erick Erickson was suspended on May 31 for cracking a joke about Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren. In a tweet from May 30, Erickson wrote, “Elizabeth Warren set to introduce the Wrecking […]