Category Archives: Censorship

Internet’s Infowars purge is just the beginning

The apparent collusion in this purge is one of the most disturbing details, why did Facebook, Google, and Apple all ban Alex Jones at the same time? Was it coordinated? Were they pressured to do it?


Americans Reject NYT Poll Calling For Twitter to Ban Infowars

Public overwhelmingly opposes censorship of Infowars.

h/t RM

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Apple, Google, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter Subvert the US Constitution, Free Speech, and American Liberty

The coordinated attack on widely watched Info Wars host Alex Jones by Apple, Facebook, Google/Youtube, and Spotify is all the proof that we need that the total failure to enforce America’s anti-trust laws has produced unaccountably powerful firms that are able to exercise far more censorship, not only in America but also abroad among Washington’s vassal states, than the Nazi Gestapo or Stalin’s NKVD were ever able to achieve.

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Lebanon questions activists over social media posts

BEIRUT (AFP) – Lebanon’s security forces are increasingly bringing activists in for questioning over their social media posts, sparking widespread anger in recent days that freedom of expression is being squeezed.

Since last week, the government’s cyber crimes bureau has called in at least six activists because of comments they made on social media.

One was interrogated over a post blaming President Michel Aoun for the country’s widespread corruption, sluggish economy, and poor wages. Others were questioned for mocking a “miracle” by a saint revered in Lebanon.

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FUREY: No, the Trudeau Liberals are not above parody

The other month I was at a store that had books for sale at the front and noticed there was some new title about or by Donald Trump. The U.S. President was emblazoned on the cover and in large gold lettering — Trump’s favourite colour — was the name “Donald J. Trump.” Right where the author name goes.

So he’s got some sort of new book out, I thought. Then I got closer. Not the case at all. Below the author name, in much smaller font, was written: “a so-called parody by Alec Baldwin & Kurt Anderson.” It was the actor further capitalizing on his well-known impersonation of Trump. Fair enough.

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China’s Censorship Obsession

The Chinese government has recently produced a lot of international news: the trade war with the U.S. government ; the suspicious financing on Malaysia’s former corrupted ruling party ; the suppression on Taiwan’s foreign and diplomatic space , etc. Excluding the news related to international politics, the Chinese government was also fighting against the Chinese internet users at the same time. What exactly are going on?

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Death to the meme? Activists believe EU copyright law could destroy internet culture

Internet interaction could forever be changed, according to digital rights groups, if the European Union passes revamped copyright legislation effectively banning memes, Wikipedia citation and other staples of the online world.

The EU is set to vote on draft legislation regarding a digital single market later this month. In the update to European copyright law, greater onus is being put on so-called “information society service providers” to protect creative work by artists, academics and publishers of original content.

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