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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 […]

Meta Executive Calls For ‘Global Internet’

November 17, 2021 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Nick Clegg, Vice President of Global Affairs at Meta, says the world needs a “global internet.” “Meta” is the new name for Facebook. In an op-ed at Financial Review, Clegg said “global rules” were needed for a “global internet.” Clegg said the solution to disputes about online content moderation can be […]

Internal Facebook Chats Show Politics Trumps All

October 27, 2021 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Facebook’s internal racial justice chat indicates that the company prioritized politics in its decision making. The controversy stems from the News Tab. Facebook’s News Tab aggregates news articles from various outlets and presents them to users within the app and on desktop. Internal chats indicate that Facebook employees worked to control […]

Texas Nabs Win Over Big Tech In Lawsuit Over ‘Free Speech’ Law

October 25, 2021 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ On Friday, a federal judge ruled that Texas can seek files on content moderation from Facebook and Twitter. According to Bloomberg, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) can seek limited discovery from the Big Tech giants regarding their content moderation: “The ruling allows Paxton to seek documents and depose employees at […]

Hillary Clinton Calls For MORE Big Tech Censorship

October 13, 2021 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested that she wants more censorship from Big Tech giants like Facebook. In an interview with The View, Clinton blamed Facebook and Former President Donald Trump for the “constitutional crisis” of the Jan. 6 riot. She joined President Joe Biden and other liberals in calling for […]

Social Media Permits? No, Thanks!

October 11, 2021 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Steven Hill, a former policy director at the Center for Humane Technology, is suggesting that Facebook issue use “permits.” Hill detailed his thoughts in an op-ed for Project Syndicate. “Digital operating permits,” Hill said, would “address big tech’s monopoly problem” and “protect users.” His reasoning includes a prediction that limiting content […]

Biden’s Inconsistency On COVID Spread Slammed On Twitter

October 10, 2021 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ A new statement from President Biden on the spread of COVID is being criticized on Twitter for its inconsistency with other statements. Earlier in the week, Biden defended enacting vaccine mandates on the grounds that people who go to the hospital for treatment should not have the risk of being exposed […]

Facebook Oversight Board Calls For More ‘Transparency’

September 22, 2021 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ According to new reporting from The Wall Street Journal, the Facebook Oversight Board is calling for more transparency from the platform. The Board made the recommendation in response to The Journal’s critical reporting of the Big Tech giant and the affect Instagram has on young women and girls. As part of their […]

Well, Well, Well: Democratic Staffer Leaving Senate For Facebook

September 10, 2021 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ According a Politico scoop on Thursday, a top Democratic staffer is reportedly leaving his job at the Senate Commerce Committee to work at Facebook. “John Branscome, the top Democratic staffer on the Senate Commerce Committee, is leaving for Facebook,” tweeted Politico tech reporter Emily Birnbaum. “He’ll work on FB’s federal policy team […]

Biden, Big Tech Sued For Censorship

September 9, 2021 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ The Liberty Justice Center has filed a lawsuit accusing Facebook, Twitter, and the Biden administration of colluding to censor COVID-19 “misinformation.” The Liberty Justice Center filed the lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California on behalf of a social media influencer Justin Hart. Hart alleges […]

Et Tu, Brute? Leftist Journalists Turn On Facebook

August 25, 2021 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Leftist journalists appear to be setting their sights on Facebook after the platform allegedly shelved a controversial report from 2021’s first-quarter. Facebook was accused of deliberately hiding its first-quarter report from the public, apparently after finding that its top story of the quarter centered on COVID “misinformation.” The story in question […]

CENSORED: Sky News Australia Temporarily Banned From YouTube

August 2, 2021 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Sky News Australia is banned from uploading content to YouTube for seven days after the Big Tech giant accused the site of violating its medical misinformation policies. YouTube said the news site posted videos denying the existence of COVID-19 and encouraged viewers to take hydroxychloroquine. The Sky News Australia YouTube channel […]

Hitler, Mao Still OK, But eBay Censors Six ‘Offensive’ Seuss Books

June 7, 2021 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Retail giant eBay is censoring the resale of six Dr. Seuss books deemed “offensive” after the publisher announced the books will no longer be published. Random House Books for Young Readers pulled “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “If I Ran the Zoo,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond […]