Academics who are frightened to explore controversial topics, in case it provokes a backlash, will soon have a safer route to publish such work.
An international group of university researchers is planning a new journal which will allow articles on sensitive debates to be written under pseudonyms.
They feel free intellectual discussion on tough issues is being hampered by a culture of fear and self-censorship.
The Journal of Controversial Ideas will be launched early next year.
They should call it the Wrong Think Times.
Internet freedom is in decline across much of the globe as various governments crack down on dissent and so-called fake news, according to an annual report from Freedom House, a nonprofit that receives much of its funding from the U.S. government.
Governments worldwide are stepping up use of online tools, in many cases inspired by China’s model, to suppress dissent and tighten their grip on power, a human rights watchdog study found Thursday.
Google Ads, an online advertising platform, would not allow the Tennessee GOP to promote two videos for Blackburn’s Senate campaign as search ads because the content doesn’t meet Google’s standards, according to an email sent to the Tennessee GOP.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated recently that the upcoming U.S. midterm elections will be “a real test” of the company’s ability to crack down on “hate speech” and misinformation.
Last week, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) teamed up with five other groups funded by George Soros to pressure tech companies to “reduce hateful activities on their platforms.” While this sounds like a noble goal, mainstream conservative and Christian groups that have fallen afoul of the SPLC warned that these liberal organizations have an “Orwellian” definition of hate that most Americans would disagree with. Worse, social media companies already seem biased against conservatives, and this SPLC campaign would only embolden that bias.
LifeSite, a Christian pro-life news outlet, was allegedly blacklisted by its web host and given just 12 hours to find another host the website, or risk being offline.
Twitter has just locked LifeSiteNews out of our Twitter account over an article we posted four years ago that provided expert analysis on the rise in sexually-transmitted diseases among homosexuals.
A Peel District School Board teacher calls the memo a ‘de facto book ban’ that tells teachers they will not be supported by the board if anyone complains.
Here’s the point to note. This website contains no political commentary whatsoever, it contains no profanity, it contains no criticism or praise of any political figure, it consists of prayer and Scripture and nothing but prayer and Scripture. The boundaries and shape of each daily prayer are determined by the Scriptures themselves, and not by any political ideology.
As reported by The Western Journal, in what many are calling the “Facebook purge,” Facebook announced on Thursday that it removed over 800 political pages and accounts. They claimed the pages engaged in “inauthentic behavior”. This comes as we approach the mid-term elections and most of the pages are right-wing, and pro-Trump in particular.
There are people who can be assassinated because they offend the Sharia. But in the politically correct society we live in says that to be afraid of anything in Islam is proof that you are crazy and an Islamophobe. To be afraid of anything in Islam is proof that you are a bigot, a hater and a racist. We are supposed to self-censor and never speak of our fear. Facts that offend protected groups are “hate facts”. If we cannot self-censor then the web overlords and the SPLC will censor us.
Leftist suppression of freedom of speech becomes increasingly worse in Germany. Many students no longer dare to openly voice their opinion on migration policy, the Epoch Times reports.
At approximately 9 pm eastern on October 2, ten conservative twitter accounts owned by ten different entities were suspended by Twitter. When the account owners contacted Twitter to get the details of what they supposedly did wrong and appeal the punishment, no reason was provided. Instead, the “bluebirds of punishment” sent them notices that they were permanently banned.
Hyatt Hotels has announced they will no longer rent conference space to what they call “hate groups.”