Category Archives: Social Media Censorship

Facebook blocks crowdfunding site for new movie on how abortion became legal in U.S.

January 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Exceptional talent from the worlds of Hollywood and pro-life activism have joined forces with the goal of producing a film chronicling the little-known true story behind the 1973 U.S. abortion ruling Roe v Wade.

And Facebook doesn’t seem to like the project. The social media giant has blocked access to the crowdfunding site.

“We need your support now more than ever. Facebook has banned us from inviting friends to ‘Like’ our page and from ‘Sharing’ our PAID ads,” the film’s creators’ state.

Princeton Professor Robert George reacted in a FaceBook posting, saying, “Given Facebook’s claims to be a neutral, open forum for the discussion of important issues, I regard this as scandalous and I call on Facebook to cease and desist.” 

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Facebook slammed for censoring German street artist

As online content goes, the image of a bikini top covering a traffic sign alerting drivers to speed bumps is rather innocuous. But that didn’t stop Facebook and Instagram from removing the photograph from the accounts of German street artist “Barbara.”

The artist or artists behind the name, who want to remain anonymous, also say the platforms threatened to close the accounts entirely.

“Employees of private companies are making snap decisions on behalf of Facebook and Instagram and don’t even provide any rationale,” wrote “Barbara” on Facebook. “I think this is more than a threat to Internet freedom. From my perspective, it’s being ruined.”

Yup.

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Facebook: Championing Blasphemy Laws

Facebook, in cooperation with a British Muslim group, Faith Associates, recently launched a new “guide” developed especially for Muslims: “Keeping Muslims Safe Online: Tackling Hate and Bigotry“.

The launch of the guide was hosted on November 29 at the British Parliament, where Karim Palant, Facebook’s UK Public Policy manager, acknowledged “the partnership of Facebook with Faith Associates and said this was a first step in a line of activities being planned to protect the Facebook family”. Simon Milner, Head of Policy UK at Facebook, stated:

“We’re proud to be supporting Faith Associates in the development of their online safety guide. Facebook welcomes all communities, and there is no place for hate on the platform”.

It is curious that of all the groups Facebook could have chosen to “protect” — if one is to believe that Facebook intends to “protect” other groups as well — it chose Muslims. Are Muslims the most targeted group in the world today? In Canada, according to fresh statistics, hate crimes against Muslims have fallen while hate crimes against Jews have risen.

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Roger Stone and Milo Yiannopoulos to sue Twitter

Roger Stone and Milo Yiannopoulos say they are planning to file a lawsuit in February.

Conservatives who feel slighted by social media giants are lawyering up, and some are taking their cases to Washington.

On Wednesday, GOP operative Roger Stone for the second time said he was preparing a lawsuit against Twitter, and this time he said that Milo Yiannopoulos will join him. Meanwhile, a high-ranking Beltway source claims that a prominent Republican member of Congress is getting ready to call for congressional hearings into alleged discrimination against conservatives on the part of Twitter, YouTube, Google and more.

The Stone and Yiannopoulos promise of a lawsuit that’s planned to be filed in February comes the same day ambush-journalist James O’Keefe released undercover video of Twitter employees claiming the platform “shadowbans” conservative tweets so that, unbeknownst to the author of the tweets, they cannot be read by his followers.

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Project Veritas Video Shows Former Twitter Employees Discussing ‘Shadow Banning’ Users

The latest video from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas shows Twitter employees appearing to admit that the platform has “shadow banned” users in the past, and applies its rules and censorship algorithms unevenly in an effort to rid the platform of Trump supporters and conservatives.

In the video, which corroborates previous Breitbart Tech reporting, a former content review agent for Twitter, Mo Norai, appears to admit to banning accounts for political reasons.

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Charles Johnson Has Sued Twitter Over His Suspension

For years, the controversial right-wing activist Charles C. Johnson has threatened to sue Twitter, which banned him in 2015.

Now, following a BuzzFeed News report that revealed the internal debate behind Twitter’s 2015 decision to bar him from its service, Johnson is putting his money where his mouth has long been.

In a lawsuit filed in California Superior Court in Fresno on Monday, Johnson’s attorney Robert E. Barnes claims that the microblogging service banned his client for his political views, violating his right to free speech and breaking its contract with him in the process. In addition, the suit seeks millions of dollars of relief for alleged damage to Johnson’s media businesses. It was the second lawsuit filed today by a conservative activist against a tech superpower, following ex-Googler James Damore’s suit against his former employer.

“This is going to be a very serious case over the freedom of the internet,” Johnson told BuzzFeed News. “And whether people have the right to say what they mean and mean what they say.”

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Twitter Suspends Mohammad Cartoonist Bosch Fawstin

Bosch Fawstin is one of the most well-known former Muslim artists, famous (or in certain circles, infamous) for his cartoons about Islam in general, and specifically for daring to draw Mohammad.

Fawstin tells Jihad Watch that Twitter has not given him an explanation for his suspension except for a vague statement that he violated their rules for “hateful conduct.” 

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Twitter Blocks The Alt-Right, Allows Racist Death Threats To Ajit Pai

Twitter began a massive purge of users on Monday the company claims violate its new terms of service.

As predicted, nearly every account that was banned by Twitter was affiliated with the alt-right or far right.

White nationalist Jared Taylor, his group American Renaissance, and Britain First leader Jayda Fransen, the woman who posted the “Islamophobic” videos famously retweeted by President Trump, were some of the entities that received the boot from Twitter.

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Twitter will put warnings on swastikas and other hate images, rolls out stricter content rules

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter Inc said on Monday it would begin putting a warning in front of pictures that show Nazi swastikas and other items it determines are hateful imagery, as well as ban their use in any profile photos on the social media network.

The step is one of several that Twitter said it would take to crack down on white nationalists and other violent or hateful groups, which have become unwelcome on a service that once took an absolutist view of free speech.

Twitter said in a statement it would shut down accounts affiliated with non-government organizations that promote violence against civilians, and ban user names that constitute a violent threat or racial slur.

More… Twitter begins purge of far-right accounts as new hate speech rules take effect

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Why does YouTube think MLK’s views are supremacist?

Last week, YouTube restricted access to a Capital Research Center video, apparently for the dangerous idea it promotes: The universal brotherhood and sisterhood of mankind.

The video, which I wrote, produced, and narrated, was placed in “limited content mode,” blocking it from view in the United Kingdom and 27 other countries.

In the countries where it could still be viewed — such as the U.S. — the video is locked behind a warning message. It cannot attract likes or comments. Advertising on it is forbidden. The Google-owned YouTube blacklists videos like mine after manual review if they are confirmed to contain “inflammatory religious or supremacist content.” So, what monstrosity could I have possibly created?

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Duly-elected sovereign governments are now sent to the naughty corner by YouTube!

YouTube limited features on an official Polish Government video.

Certain features have been disabled for this video – In response to user reports, we have disabled some features, such as comments, sharing, and suggested videos, because this video contains content that may be inappropriate or offensive to some audiences.

From Editor

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