Category Archives: Social Media Censorship

EU struggles over law to tackle spread of terror online

…The legislation, proposed by the Commission last year, gives internet companies one hour to remove offending content after receiving an order from a “competent authority” in an EU country.

“Terrorist content” includes material that incites or advocates for terrorist offences, promotes the activities of a terrorist group or teaches terrorist techniques, according to the draft text.

In the original text, companies are also expected to take “proactive measures” to stop the spread of terrorist content.

This includes using automated tools to prevent content that has previously been removed from being re-uploaded.

Oh I’m sure this will work just fine.


Instagram Bans Babylon Bee Founder’s Pro-Life Cartoon as ‘Hate Speech’

Last week, Adam Ford, the popular Christian comic artist who founded the satire site the Babylon Bee, posted on Instagram a comic comparing the moral outrage of abortion to the moral outrage of slavery. On Wednesday, he noticed that Instagram had pulled the post for “hate speech.” Ford called the ban’s timing suspect, given the rising tide of outrage against abortion in recent months.


UK plans to hold Facebook, other social media firms liable for harmful content

The British government has announced new online safety proposals designed to punish social media companies for failing to protect users from harmful content.

The push comes after a gunman was able to broadcast his massacre of New Zealand mosque-goers live on Facebook last month, raising serious questions about tech firms’ ability to police damaging posts. Social media firms have also been accused of allowing cyberbullying, the spread of pornography, and disinformation during election campaigns.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said tech companies had “not done enough” to protect users, especially children and young people, and that her government intended to put “a legal duty of care” on the firms “to keep people safe.”


Mark Zuckerberg Proposes Regulating Political Discussion, Immigration Debate

In a Good Morning America interview with George Stephanopoulos, Thursday, Zuckerberg declared, “All of the laws around political advertising today primarily focus on a candidate and an election, right, so, ‘Vote for this candidate in this election.’ But that’s not, primarily, what we saw Russia trying to do and other folks who were trying to interfere in elections. And what we saw them doing was talking about divisive political issues.”


Australia can now jail social media executives who fail to stop live-streamed terror

Australia has passed a law that threatens jail sentences for executives of social media companies which fail to take down live streams of terror attacks fast enough.

The new bill, proposed in the wake of the deadly mass shooting in New Zealand last month, passed Australia’s upper house on Thursday, the last possible day before Parliament dissolves for elections next month.

The law makes it a criminal offence for social media platforms to fail to remove “abhorrent violent material” fast enough, punishable by three years’ imprisonment of the executives responsible or a fine of up to 10pc of the company’s annual turnover.


Ralph Goodale suggests Canada should force social media platforms to block extremist content

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has said that his department will look “very, very carefully” at legislation which would force social media to remove “extremist” content.

The announcement comes only several days after the devastating and fatal Christchurch terrorist attack on March 15th where 50 mosque-goers were murdered and another 50 suffered injuries.


Canada considering forcing social media companies to remove ̷e̷x̷t̷r̷e̷m̷i̷s̷t̷ ̷ anti-Liberal Party content

Canada is considering whether to force social media companies to remove hateful and extremist content online.

That comes after a spate of terrorist attacks in New Zealand, Quebec City, Pittsburgh and other places where right-wing extremists have used the internet to spread hate speech and incitements for others to commit similar violence targeting minorities who they wrongly assert are part of a broader effort to “replace” and subjugate white people.

Not once does this article mention Islam and its legions of devout extremists who have used the web to wage jihad. Gooddale even trots out the need to preserve “social cohesion,” a choice of words used often in Great Britain as the reason to never mention that Muslims were actually the members of Muslim rape gangs that have targeted thousands of young British girls.

The good news is that this virtue signaling hysteria will work against the Liberal-left. People see it for what it is. An attempt to silence dissent in general.


We Ban Books Here

Way back in the old days, the Left used to accuse conservatives of being against free speech and open debate. They would say the Right was in favor of burning books and heresy laws. When conservatives rose to power in the 1980’s, it was time for them to “own the libs” by pointing out that the Soviets banned books, threw dissidents into gulags and banned speech critical of the state. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn became a celebrity among conservatives, as an example of how the communists suppressed speech.


Who Will Guard the Social Media Guardians?

Creepy people at massive corporations imagine themselves as the policemen of public content, except they would never use such as gendered term as policemen to describe themselves.

A former Facebook worker revealed evidence to Project Veritas that the online platform secretly uses a “deboost” function to suppress conservative speech on the social media platform. “The ‘deboost’ tag appears after the word ‘Sigma,’ which Project Veritas has learned is an artificial intelligence system used to block potential suicide and self-harm posts,” the exposé explains.

Does this mean Facebook analysts rationalize the suppression of conservative speech on the grounds that it induces self-harm?


Imagine my surprise… Facebook is ‘actively suppressing posts from conservative media sources’, whistle-blower claims

An ex-Facebook employee claims the social media platform is censoring content from some conservative publishers and commentators.

The California-based social media giant has been accused of using software manipulation or ‘special features’ to ‘deboost’ traffic to certain sites and individuals, especially near elections.

Facebook has denied the allegations – and claims ex-employee was fired a year ago for ‘breaking multiple employment policies’. The individual now works for the publication that published the exposé – Project Veritas, a right-wing activist group.

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal party is now actively working to silence your voice on social media – all in the name of the greater good of course.


Delingpole: Tommy Robinson’s Facebook and Amazon Bans Can Only Lead to Trouble

Facebook has banned the third largest political page in the UK from their service, Tommy Robinson. Amazon has just stopped selling his book on the Quran. Twitter and Paypal already acted along these lines months ago.

This is a terrible day for freedom of speech. And possibly an even worse one for the future of social cohesion in Britain.


YouTube Deplatforms Retired Navy SEAL Who Exposed Tribal Elder Nathan Phillips’ Stolen Valor

YouTube last week deplatformed a YouTube channel that specialized in exposing Stolen Valor cases. “Stolen Valor,” of course, refers to cases where dishonorable pretenders are caught making fraudulent claims of military honors they didn’t earn. Retired Navy Seal Don Shipley has made it his life’s mission to expose these shameless charlatans. His channel had 232,806 subscribers at the time it was taken down and had been in operation since around 2008.


CAIR Calling Shots on Who Gets Banned from Facebook and Twitter

Now it is becoming clear why Facebook and Twitter have for so long been harassing, shadowbanning, and blocking foes of jihad terror and Sharia oppression. Journalist Jordan Schachtel revealed in Conservative ReviewTuesday that “the Hamas-tied Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), which is best known as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing case in U.S. history, appears to have access to high-ranking Facebook and Twitter executives and has communicated with these individuals about who should be allowed to stay on their platforms.”