Twitter Censors Trump Camp Spox for Questioning Mail-In Voting: Report

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October 23rd, 2020 4:20 PM

Twitter reportedly did a Big Tech hit-job on Trump Campaign National Press Secretary Hogan Gidley for daring to ask questions about mail-in voter fraud. “The Trump campaign’s national press secretary had his Twitter account suspended Thursday, just hours before the presidential debate, after he tweeted about his experience of being sent absentee ballot materials intended for someone else…

Facebook Launches Oversight Board, Now Taking Cases

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October 23rd, 2020 2:54 PM

Facebook has now added a new level to its censorship process. On October 22, Facebook announced that its Oversight Board (the Board) will now be taking cases for review, less than two weeks before the presidential election.

FTC in Talks to File Antitrust Lawsuit Against Facebook

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October 23rd, 2020 11:47 AM

The Federal Trade Commission is mulling over an all-out offensive against Facebook. 

The Federal Trade Commission is mulling over an all-out offensive against Facebook. “Federal Trade Commission staff members are recommending that the agency bring an antitrust case against Facebook Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, but commissioners haven’t yet reached a decision…

Senate Judiciary Committee Votes to Subpoena Facebook, Twitter CEOs

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October 22nd, 2020 4:03 PM

Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination passed the Senate Judiciary Committee in a hearing today, which will soon go to the Senate floor for a vote. But that was not the only item on the agenda. The Senate Judiciary Committee (the Committee) also voted to issue subpoenas to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, which will require both to testify regarding Twitter’s censorship…

Former Google Exec Schmidt Airs Frustration with DOJ Antitrust Lawsuit

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October 22nd, 2020 2:24 PM

Google has already released its statement about the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) antitrust lawsuit, but now, a former CEO of the company has decided to speak out as well. Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt spoke at The Wall Street Journal’s Tech Live Conference on Wednesday, during which he expressed his frustration about the antitrust lawsuit.

CNN’s Brian Stelter: Big Tech Not Even Doing 1/10th What It Should

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October 22nd, 2020 12:41 PM

The same liberal media that gaslights about Big Tech bias can't wait for social media companies to censor conservatives into oblivion.

House Judiciary GOP Says Twitter Put Warning on Another Biden Article

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October 21st, 2020 5:12 PM

After a policy change and a week’s worth of criticism, you would have thought Twitter would have learned its lesson. But today, the official account for the House Judiciary GOP said Twitter has slapped a warning label on another article about Hunter Biden. The House Judiciary GOP Twitter account said that Twitter “slapped a warning label” on a tweet when it tried to retweet an article from…

Despite Dorsey Correction, NYPost Still Locked Out of Twitter

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October 21st, 2020 4:24 PM

Twitter reversed its decision to censor the New York Post’s Hunter Biden story. But the war isn’t over yet. The Post’s Twitter account has remained locked for a full seven days, according to New York Post Deputy Politics Editor Emma-Jo Morris.

NY Post Warns of Chillingly Sophisticated Censorship at Facebook

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October 21st, 2020 4:06 PM

New York Post op-ed editor Sohrab Ahmari wrote a devastating tell-all on Facebook's inner workings as "the most chillingly sophisticated censorship mechanism in human history.” There are at least half a dozen “Chinese nationals who are working on censorship,” a former Facebook insider reportedly told the New York Post last week. The Post’s October 20 article…

Google Issues Response to Antitrust Lawsuit, Calls Complaint ‘Dubious’

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October 21st, 2020 1:09 PM

The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed its antitrust lawsuit against Google yesterday, and Google released its response. Spoiler: the company is not happy. Google released a statement October 20 expressing outrage at the lawsuit, describing the suit as “deeply flawed.” “People use Google because they choose to, not because they're forced to, or because they can't find alternatives,”…

Zuckerberg Says Facebook Will Ban Less After Election

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October 21st, 2020 12:07 PM

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claims that Facebook will censor less after the election and that somehow his censorship has been well-intentioned to stop unrest, despite a massive history of hypocrisy.

ABSURD! Babylon Bee CEO Says Facebook Censored Satire Article on ACB

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October 20th, 2020 4:36 PM

Facebook may have hit a new low today in its seemingly eternal quest to rid the world of, well, anything the platform deems problematic.  Seth Dillon, CEO of The Babylon Bee (The Bee) said that Facebook demonetized the Babylon Bee and removed a satirical article entitled “Senator Hirono Demands ACB Be Weighed Against A Duck To See If She Is A Witch.” Dillon also stated that the social…

Veritas: Google Programmer Admits How Liberal Bias Could Rig Election

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October 20th, 2020 3:56 PM

An undercover report by Project Veritas purportedly shows a Google program manager explaining how bias at Google could be used to rig the 2020 presidential election. Guerilla journalism outlet Project Veritas released footage of Senior Development Enginer Ritesh Lakhkar, who Project Veritas said is Google’s Cloud division technical program manager. In the video, Lakhkar condemned his…

FINALLY! DOJ Files Antitrust Suit Against Google

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October 20th, 2020 1:43 PM

The heat has steadily risen for Big Tech over the last few years, and it appears, at least for Google, that the hot water has reached a boiling point. Google’s day of reckoning may finally be upon us. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed its long-anticipated antitrust lawsuit against Google in the Washington D.C District Court on Tuesday, following more than a year of investigations…