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Tech Mogul Says YouTube ‘Deleted Every Comment’ Said About Chinese Propaganda

May 27, 2020 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ YouTube is blocked in China by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). But that doesn’t seem to stop the censorship of criticism about the CCP. According to Palmer Luckey, the founder of tech companies Oculus and Anduril, YouTube deleted his comments on its platform. He tweeted, “YouTube has deleted every comment I […]

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 […]

Facebook Oversight Board Co-Chair: Conservatives Will Say Board Is ‘Loaded’ With Progressives

May 20, 2020 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ A co-chair of the Facebook Oversight Board admitted that conservatives had reason to believe that the Board was “loaded” with “people from the progressive side of the spectrum.” Four members of the Facebook Oversight Board answered some questions in an interview, hosted by the Aspen Institute. Co-chair Michael McConnell, a former […]

Washington Post Media Columnist Wants An ‘Executive Editor’ For 3 Billion Facebook Users!?

May 16, 2020 by

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By P.J. Gladnick ~ Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan acknowledged Facebook has never three billion users, but she still wants it to have an “Executive Editor” to punish and censor the “misinformation” that is harming our democracy. The fact that Facebook’s new Oversight Board has only two out of twenty members who are conservative […]

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 […]

Media Laud Facebook’s Lefty ‘Globally Diverse’ Oversight Board

May 8, 2020 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ The liberal media met Facebook’s announcement of its first 20 members of its new Oversight Board with praise and applause. But for some, the lefty choices made were not liberal enough. “Some see the board as a valuable check on Facebook’s power to control the speech and behavior of billions of […]

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 […]