Does Facebook Have Different Rules for VIPs? Report Suggests It Does

September 13th, 2021 2:51 PM

Facebook reportedly has a specific set of elite users who don't have to follow the same censorship rules applied to average users.

Well, Well, Well! Dem Staffer Leaving Senate for Facebook: Report

September 9th, 2021 6:15 PM

A top Democratic staffer is reportedly leaving his job at the Senate Commerce Committee to work at Facebook, according a Politico scoop on Thursday. “John Branscome, the top Democratic staffer on the Senate Commerce Committee, is leaving for Facebook,” tweeted Politico tech reporter Emily Birnbaum. “He'll work on FB's federal policy team — making the leap from overseeing the…

Brazil President Drops New Law That ‘Forbids Selective Deplatforming’

September 9th, 2021 3:34 PM

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro made a bold move, marking one up for free speech in his nation. The embattled president signed a provisional measure that will make it illegal for Big Tech to arbitrarily remove legal social media content.

Can Facebook Read Private WhatsApp Messages? Report Indicates It Can

September 8th, 2021 4:57 PM

Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp has touted privacy as a core feature, but a damning report indicated that user conversations may not be so secure. WhatsApp has treated privacy as a signature feature for users to join, but a report from ProPublica is undermining confidence in the company’s promises. “WhatsApp assures users that no one can see their messages — but the company has…

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CensorTrack W/ TR: Big Tech RESTRICTS Past & Present Military Truths

September 8th, 2021 12:30 PM

It’s Week Two of MRC’s newest video series, CensorTrack with TR. This week, we talked about Big Tech’s apparent discomfort showcasing anything pro-military. Big Tech has been busy censoring conservatives while the world is in uproar over the failed attempt of the Afghanistan withdrawal, natural disasters, and COVID-19. The first case came from Congressman Richard Hudson (R-…

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CensorTrack With TR: Big Tech SILENCES Congressman, Mourning Mother

September 1st, 2021 2:30 PM

It’s Week One of MRC’s newest video series, CensorTrack with TR. This week, we talked about Shana Chappell whose heroic son was killed in Afghanistan on August 26th. Her heartfelt lament on Instagram regarding her son’s death granted her a disabled account. We also discussed Congressman Thomas Massie R-KY who posted what Twitter called a  “misleading” tweet regarding vaccine vs natural…

Bozell: Facebook’s New Censorship Rules Will Impact Conservatives

August 31st, 2021 4:39 PM

Facebook announced on its blog that it will expand testing efforts to reduce political and news content in its News Feed. Media Research Center President Brent Bozell said that the change will “disproportionately” affect conservatives.

Facebook to Form Election Commission: Report

August 26th, 2021 2:53 PM

Facebook is reportedly creating an election commission to weigh in on political affairs across the globe, according to The New York Times.

Parler CEO Blasts Social Media for Allowing Dictators — Banning Trump

August 26th, 2021 10:41 AM

Twitter’s decision to ban “the alleged dictator of America, Donald Trump,” from its platform is startling in light of how the platform has treated accounts run by actual dictatorships like the Taliban and the Chinese Communist Party. On Maria Bartiromo’s Mornings with Maria, Parler CEO George Farmer said it was “terrifying” to see former President Donald “Trump being labeled…

PEW: Plurality of Americans Say Gov’t Shouldn’t Censor Speech Online

August 25th, 2021 1:05 PM

Even after years of liberal media and politicians calling for the censorship of online speech, a plurality of Americans still say the government should not intervene — even at the cost of some false information slipping through. A new…

Et Tu, Brute? Leftist Journalists Turn On Facebook

August 24th, 2021 7:16 PM

Leftist journalists appear to be setting their sights on Facebook after the platform allegedly shelved a controversial report from 2021’s first quarter.

Babylon Bee CEO: Facebook Determined to ‘Suppress’ Conservative Satire

August 24th, 2021 8:47 AM

Facebook is doubling down on its efforts to suppress conservative satire, according to Seth Dillion, CEO of The Babylon Bee. Dillon said Facebook uses biased fact-checkers to flag content that leans conservative, especially satire that makes fun of prominent Democrats like President Biden and Speaker Pelosi.

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U.S. Surgeon General to Big Tech: You’re Not Censoring ‘Nearly Enough’

August 23rd, 2021 4:15 PM

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy nagged social media companies for not doing more to censor so-called misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Facebook Report Undermines NY Times Attacks on Conservative Content

August 23rd, 2021 3:29 PM

A new Facebook report proved the @FacebooksTop10 daily list of 10 most-engaged link posts each day is wildly misleading, given that posts with the most views got far more engagement than posts on the list.