Category Archives: Social Media Censorship

Pew: Social media companies back liberals, 72% ‘censor’ views they don’t like

Nearly three quarters of U.S. adults believe that social media and tech companies censor political views they don’t like, and that likely means conservative voices since nearly half say those same outlets support liberals, according to a new survey.

The latest mega-poll from the Pew Research Center found that 72 percent feels social media “actively censor political views that they find objectionable.

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Catherine McKenna filed complaint with Twitter over too real parody account

OTTAWA—Environment Minister Catherine McKenna’s office lodged an official complaint with Twitter about a now-banned “parody” account that duped some into believing the messages actually came from the minister.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office confirmed Wednesday that McKenna’s office asked Twitter to ban the account, arguing it wasn’t a “parody” but instead an “impersonation,” which the social media platform has strict rules against.

When the parody becomes truth, print the parody.

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Censorship: Entire European Identitarian Movement Permanently Banned From Facebook

The anti-mass migration Generation Identity movement has been banned permanently from Facebook, after all of their official pages were deleted due to “extremist content.”

Over the last several weeks the group has seen page after page disappear from the social media giant’s platform with little or no explanation, but a new report claims that Facebook has permanently banned the hipster-right identitarians, accusing them of posting “extremist content”.

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YouTube removes episode 23 of David Wood’s “Islamicize Me” as “hate speech”

Every day during this Ramadan, David Wood has been posting episodes of the video series he has produced in collaboration with Vocab Malone and Jon McCray, “Islamicize Me.” The idea is that three young men decide to live exactly as Muhammad directed for a month. It’s a biting satire based on the genuinely strange, dangerous, inexplicable, and violent things Muhammad is depicted as saying and doing in Hadith collections that Muslims accept as reliable.

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Twitter’s New Assault on Conservatives: Slowly Choke the Account to Death

In case you missed it, mine was one of the more recent conservative accounts targeted by Twitter. As I have explained to many people who don’t understand why this is a problem for me, Twitter is part of an overall promotion strategy of mine, so it’s business. In fact, it is a promotional vehicle for most center-right and conservative writers, so anyone interested in having free speech be something more than just a luxury for the left should be concerned.

I have availed myself of what little recourse Twitter offers one who has an account suspended or restricted. As I haven’t received so much as an aut0reply I am left with nothing but inference to determine which, if any, rule I violated.

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New internet safety laws will make UK ‘safest place in the world to be online’

Forthcoming safety laws will make the UK the safest online place in the world, the government has announced, including a potential levy on social media firms.

It will work with Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, other tech companies and children’s charities to develop new legislation to tackle a range of issues including online child sexual exploitation and cyberbullying.

3 predictions:

  1. The first move will be to shut down right wing speech.
  2. Their efforts will make things far worse than they are now.
  3. Those in charge will be found guilty of the very crimes they’re supposed to prevent.
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Twitter to de-rank ‘trolls,’ provokes conservative anger over ‘censorship’

Twitter’s announcement that it will limit the visibility of tweets from what it calls ‘troll accounts’ was met with anger by conservatives and free-speech advocates, who see it as another turn of the screw towards censorship.

The platform’s new policy was revealed in a blog post on Tuesday, which promises to make sweeping changes to the way conversations work. Twitter will use algorithms to analyze not just the content of individual tweets, but the way users behave in general. If the system deems a user’s online behavior unfair, their tweets will be ranked lower in threads or hidden altogether.

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Tommy Robinson at #DayForFreedom: ‘I’m Taking Twitter to Court to Prove Facts Are Now Treated as Hate’

Activist Tommy Robinson has told the #DayForFreedom free speech rally in London that he’s taking Twitter to court, to prove the social media giant is treating “facts” as “hate” at the behest of a censorious British government.

Robinson was introduced by Breitbart London editor-in-chief Raheem Kassam, who gave a short speech thanking the police officers on duty at the event, as well as the Antifa activists and mainstream media reporters who had shown up.

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Jamie Glazov: Twitter Suspends Me for Quoting Qur’an and Hadith

On Wednesday morning, May 2, 2018, at 6:12am, Twitter informed me that they had suspended my account. The reason they gave me was just as intriguing as Facebook banning me for my crime of reporting a Muslim’s physical threat against me. Twitter’s problem with me? Well, I had violated Twitter’s “rules against hateful conduct.” 

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What is social media’s problem with black conservatives?

Last week Dave Rubin (of The Rubin Report) sat down for a rare interview with Thomas Sowell.  For three quarters of an hour they roamed over an amazing array of issues – social, political and economic. YouTube (where The Rubin Report is posted) demonetised the video immediately.  This is a favourite trick of the platform – to signal YouTube’s disapproval of the content, making sure that the no one (other than YouTube, of course) and certainly not the content’s creator can make any money out of it.  For YouTube it would seem that nothing is scarier than a black economist talking brilliantly about the issues of the age.

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How Social Media Giants Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Suppress Conservative Speech

(CNSNews.com) — A new report by the Media Research Center (MRC) documents how the major social media sites — Facebook, Twitter, YouTube — and the Google search engine suppress conservative speech in a “clear effort to censor the conservative worldview from the public conversation.”

When asked about this censorship by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on April 10, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified that his company “and the tech industry are located in Silicon Valley, which is an extremely left-leaning place,” and added that he did not know whether content from liberal groups, such as Planned Parenthood and MoveOn.org, had ever been restricted on Facebook.

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