Browsing All posts tagged under »Right To Free Speech«

‘Digital Black Plague’: Biden’s Leftist Pentagon Pick Condemned Free Speech, Report

May 14, 2021 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ A Biden senior Defense Department adviser called free speech a “digital black plague” in a 2018 opinion piece. Bishop Garrison is the new senior adviser to the Secretary of Defense and is already infamous for purging the military’s Trump supporters. A recently surfaced op-ed showed his contempt for America’s fundamental value […]

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 […]

Email Marketing Firm Warns It May Censor Content

October 30, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ In what might be the latest example of censorship by a large tech company, the email marketing company Mailchimp adopted a new policy this week to remove certain content. Mailchimp determined it will use its “sole discretion” to determine whether messages are misleading and can be removed. In a customer message […]

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 […]

MUCH PROGRESS: Scrabble Community Contemplates Removing Offensive Words

July 7, 2020 by

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By Gabriel Hays ~ You would never think it possible but – and make sure you’re sitting down for what we’re about to tell you – a board game, a literal board game might have the proposal that will save the world. Yes, we kid you not. A Hasbro product, meant for rainy days and […]

Why Americans Must Stand Up To The Left’s Power Grab

June 13, 2020 by

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By Mike Gonzalez ~ Parts of the movement started by widespread revulsion at the murder of George Floyd have metastasized into a power grab by hard leftists. Their aim goes beyond dismantling the police—likely to have an early sell-by date—but targets the suppression of such tenets of liberalism as speech and property rights. Conservatives who […]

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 […]

Speech Police And Safe Spaces

October 27, 2019 by

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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ Freedom of speech is in the First Amendment for a reason. Freedom begins with the ability to speak your opinion without fear of censorship or violent reprisal or imprisonment. This is a precious human right, not something that most countries in the world revere like we have. But […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stuff And Nonsense

April 25, 2017 by

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By Edward Cline ~ I think one of the most astounding, arguably dense articles to be published anywhere on the issue of censorship vs. freedom of speech was published in one of the most unlikely quarters of the world, New Zealand. A correspondent sent me the text and link to an article titled: “Want equality? […]

Living With The Dialectic

September 16, 2016 by

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By Herbert London ~ For devotees of Marxist-Leninist dialectical materialism the world is in motion and “progress” occurs through struggles. It follows the Hegelian principle that an evolving thesis morphs into anti-thesis resulting in synthesis. Thus history is not the unfolding of spirit or individual intervention, but of class struggle through violent revolution which is […]

The Left Shuts Down Free Speech In Chicago

March 13, 2016 by

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By Jeffrey Lord ~ They don’t like  him. OK. That’s OK. Seriously? That’s OK. Let’s say this aloud. The First Amendment reads as follows: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the […]

Cracks in Obama’s ‘Feel-Good Story’ + More – Daily Digest

November 24, 2015 by

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The Patriot Post ~ EDITOR’S NOTE Your Patriot Team members will be taking a few days off to spend much-needed time with our families over Thanksgiving. Our regular editions will return Nov. 30. THE FOUNDATION “If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The […]

So Much For The Free-Speech Left

July 6, 2015 by

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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ To look at virtually anything produced by Hollywood is to register confirmation that the libertine Left cherishes clogging our popular culture with vulgarities. The messaging in movies, television and particularly music is punctuated deliberately and unnecessarily with all manner of language designed to offend. But when it comes […]

The DMV’s Lunatic Speech Dictatorship

June 13, 2015 by

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By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ What do the Confederate flag, the words “Respect Choice” and the message “Choose Life” have in common? DMVs in many states are arbitrarily banning them from license plates. Texas officials nixed the Confederate flag after an African-American pastor labeled it a symbol of oppression at a public hearing, though nine […]

You’re On The Front Line Of The Islamic War

May 12, 2015 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Does anyone remember what happened on September 11, 2001? Or is it just “ancient history” at this point? Some three thousand totally innocent Americans were murdered by a sneak attack on the Twin Towers in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Who did it? The same murderous Islamists who […]

Islam, The West: Differences Growing Smaller Every Day

May 7, 2015 by

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By Diana West ~ Following another recent jihadist effort (thankfully thwarted) to destroy a Christian church in France, the essayist Fjordman commented: “The differences between the Middle East and Europe are growing smaller every day.” Following another jihadist attack (thankfully, only jihadists were killed) on a Texas gathering of courageous artists and other defenders of […]