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GOP Leader: White House Attacks Against Musk Are ‘Offensive’

December 1, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says the White House’s plans to monitor Elon Musk’s pro-free speech policy changes at Twitter are “offensive.” Fox News reported Tuesday that McCarthy discussed a number of topics, but particularly emphasized his belief that Republicans “will no longer let government go after people simply because of […]

WashPost Throws A Fit Over Musk’s Pro-Free Speech Changes To Twitter

November 27, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Writers at the Washington Post are outraged that Elon Musk is making pro-free speech changes to Twitter. Technology reporters at The Post wrote an article Tuesday blasting Musk’s decisions that have monumentally changed the platform’s content moderation policies. The article says Musk’s “reign” has been “marked by chaos.” The headline: Musk’s ‘free speech’ […]

Musk: ‘We Have To Be Tolerant Of Views We Don’t Agree With’

November 11, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Twitter CEO Elon Musk reaffirmed his commitment to free speech in a meeting with advertisers Wednesday. The Washington Post reported that Musk discussed some of his plans for Twitter in an effort to attract advertisers to the platform. The public broadcast was viewed by over 100,000 people online: “Musk took questions […]

Biden DOJ Asks Court To Block Depositions In Tech Censorship Lawsuit

November 1, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ The Department of Justice is asking the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to block depositions of important officials in the Biden administration. Court documents obtained by Politico show that the department is asking the court to vacate an order allowing the depositions of Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, […]

Twitter Is Refusing Musk’s Renewed Offer: Report

October 8, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Twitter has reportedly declined Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s renewed offer to purchase the platform for $44 billion in an effort to keep the trial going. ABC News reported Thursday that the Tesla CEO’s attorneys claim that the company “will not take yes for an answer.” “Twitter will not take yes for […]

Fifth Circuit Upholds Texas ‘Free Speech’ Law

September 20, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld Texas’s “free speech” law on Friday, which would prevent social media companies from censoring certain viewpoints online. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said that the ruling was a major win. “I just secured a MASSIVE VICTORY for the Constitution & Free […]

Twitter Shareholders Approve Musk Deal Amid Privacy Scandal

September 15, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Despite contentious legal battles, Twitter’s shareholders approved Elon Musk’s deal to purchase the platform for $44 billion. The Verge reported Tuesday that the company confirmed it has enough votes to approve the purchase. Musk, however, shows no signs of backing down amid a protracted legal battle with Twitter. NewsBusters reported in […]

‘Prebunk/Debunk’? Biden Official Complains Big Tech Doesn’t Censor Enough

September 6, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director (CISA) Jen Easterly is reportedly upset that “Big Tech” social media platforms don’t censor enough. Her alleged comments were discovered in the discovery phase of a lawsuit that seems to grow more contentious by the day. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff […]

Musk Tells Twitter He Needs More Raw Data: Report

June 29, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Tesla CEO Elon Musk reportedly told Twitter he needs more raw data from Twitter to determine the number of bot accounts on the platform. Insider reported that attorneys for Musk sent a letter to Twitter and said the data it recently provided to Musk was “insufficient” and that he could not […]

Big Tech CAVES, Gives Data To EU In Fight Against ‘Disinformation’

June 17, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Big Tech platforms agreed to provide data to the European Union to fight “disinformation” online. Financial Times reported that Meta, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft provided data to individual EU countries, giving the bloc more control over speech online. The countries targeted groups that spread so-called “fake news” via the platforms. “To […]

CREEPY: Google Engineer Says AI Has Come To Life

June 14, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ A Google engineer claimed an artificial intelligence bot that belonged to the company came to life. Google engineer Blake Lemoine told the Washington Post that the tech giant’s artificial intelligent bot, LaMDA, became a sentient being. In a Medium blog post Lemoine said The Post wrote “a good article” but that […]

Meta: World Economic Forum Will Have ‘Leadership’ Role In Metaverse

June 1, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ A Meta spokesperson said the World Economic Forum will have a “leadership” role in the Metaverse. Reclaim The Net reported that the World Economic Forum (WEF) will be a big part of the metaverse’s commitment to “inclusion and equity.” WEF’s mission is to engage “the foremost political, business, cultural and other […]

Vox Writer In A Panic Over Anti-Censorship Law Ruling

May 17, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Liberal Vox writer Ian Millhiser panicked Thursday after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a controversial Texas anti-censorship law. NetChoice, a plaintiff in the lawsuit to stay the law, sued Texas over the anti-censorship law last year and argued that it violated the First Amendment. The appeals court overturned […]

Big Tech Faces Dilemma If Roe Is Overturned

May 10, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Big Tech companies have a challenge looming when it comes to states that restrict abortion. Protocol reporter Ben Brody wrote on May 3 that Big Tech companies like Apple, Amazon, Google, Meta, and Twitter struggled to balance compliance with state laws and private user data. “These issues would likely give anyone thinking […]

Jack Dorsey: Elon Musk Is ‘Singular Solution’ To Twitter’s Woes

April 27, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was optimistic about Elon Musk’s $44 billion purchase of the platform. NewsBusters reported that after several days of back and forth negotiations, Twitter and Musk finally reached a deal. A statement from Twitter’s Independent Board Chair Bret Taylor announced the decision: “The Twitter Board has reached […]

Twitter To Remove Ads That Contain ‘Misinformation’ About Climate Change

April 24, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Twitter announced on Earth Day that decided to remove any ads on the platform that contain so-called “misinformation” about climate change. The Washington Post reported that the platform said the removed ads “contradict the scientific consensus on climate change.” “We recognize that misleading information about climate change can undermine efforts to […]

Elon Musk Slams Mark Zuckerberg’s Control Over Meta

April 18, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Elon Musk said that Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has too much power over the platform. Business Insider on Friday reported that Musk, the richest man in the world, was asked if his influence was a conflict of interest for his offer to buy Twitter for $43 billion. He responded and said […]

Op-Ed Attacks Elon Musk’s Commitment To Free Speech

April 11, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ In an op-ed published online Friday in The Washington Post, former Reddit CEO Ellen K. Pao slammed Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s investment in Twitter and, to put it mildly, his support and vision for free speech. Put simply, she called for Democracy Dying in Darkness. Last week, Musk purchased a 9.2% stake in Twitter […]

DOJ Endorses Antitrust Legislation That Targets Big Tech

March 31, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Big Tech faced yet another blow from the Department of Justice. Originally reported by The Wall Street Journal, the DOJ sent letters to members of the congressional judiciary committees and asked them to support an antitrust bill that prevented Big Tech companies from showing favoritism to their own products. “If enacted, […]

Study: Twitter’s ‘Liberal’ Content Turned Voters Away From Trump

March 1, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ A new study from Princeton alleged that liberal content on Twitter turned moderate voters against former President Donald Trump. Social media platforms, especially Facebook and Twitter, have long had a complex relationship with politics. The nearly 90-page study detailed social media’s effect on elections throughout the United States and concluded that […]

Internet Accountability Project Launches Ad On Curbing Big Tech Abuses

February 12, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ The Internet Accountability Project launched a national television ad that called for the break up of Big Tech. The Daily Caller News Foundation first reported the news. The IAP launched the ad buy on Newsmax in support of two bills passed in the U.S. Senate. The “Open Markets Act” sought to […]

Editor Slams Big Tech For Continuing To Target Conservatives Online

December 5, 2021 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ In a scathing Twitter thread, the editor of the Daily Caller slammed Big Tech social media platforms for continuing to favor leftist viewpoints online. Geoffrey Ingersoll, the Caller’s editor-in-chief, tweeted no one should be surprised by the continued bias against conservatives, despite the claim that conservatives hold top spots at many social […]

GoFundMe Deletes Bail Fundraiser For Suspect In Parade Massacre

November 28, 2021 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Days after GoFundMe tried to justify its Rittenhouse ban, the platform is under fire for allowing–and then deleting–a fundraiser for the suspect in the parade massacre. GoFundMe tried to justify its Rittenhouse ban after his acquittal, claiming it did not allow fundraisers for defendants accused of “violent” crimes. “GoFundMe’s Terms of […]