Forbes: Facebook Providing User Data Related to Capitol Riot to Gov’t

TechWatch
January 26th, 2021 10:10 AM

Facebook is cooperating with the federal government, and giving information on those who reportedly engaged in the Capitol Hill riot.

FOWL PLAY! Twitter Introduces New Censorship Program, Birdwatch

TechWatch
January 25th, 2021 4:34 PM

As if constantly labeling tweets wasn’t enough, Twitter has now introduced a new method to tackle what it deems to be “misinformation.” Twitter’s new innovation in censorship, Birdwatch, is intended to allow Twitter users to rat out and “provide context” for tweets they consider to be misinformation.

Bezos-Owned Amazon Contradicts Bezos-Owned WashPost on Mail-In Voting

TechWatch
January 25th, 2021 2:54 PM

Big Tech doesn’t like mail-voting after all. Billionaire Jeff Bezos, who owns both Amazon and The Washington Post, is playing both sides of the mail-in election fraud debate.

Of Course! Dems Go After Section 230, Free Speech After Capitol Riot

TechWatch
January 25th, 2021 2:28 PM

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has been a hot topic for quite some time, and now, the left appears to be using the liability shield as an excuse to attempt to further regulate free speech online. 

Democrats in Congress and the Senate may be placing Section 230 under the microscope following the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol building.
 

Minor Sues Twitter for Allegedly Allowing Child Pornography on Site

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January 22nd, 2021 4:55 PM

Twitter has been particularly egregious in its censorship in the last few weeks, but sometimes, the platform chooses to ignore particularly egregious content. Now, a recent lawsuit has alleged that the platform may have allowed child pornography to circulate. The lawsuit alleged that Twitter “knowingly benefited from participation in what it knew or should have known was a sex trafficking…

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Lincoln Project Co-Founder: Conservatives Censored Because They ‘Suck’

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January 22nd, 2021 2:48 PM

Rick Wilson, the co-founder of the virulently anti-Trump Lincoln Project, said conservatives are being banned because they “suck” and “say evil shit.” Wilson, who is known for making over-the-top attacks on the right, appeared unable to discuss Republican concerns about censorship without reverting to name calling.

Facebook VP Defends Decision to Turn Trump Ban Over to Oversight Board

TechWatch
January 22nd, 2021 8:47 AM

It appears as though Facebook is trying to shift the decision making, and therefore the blame, as to whether former President Donald Trump should be allowed back on the platform.  

Will Facebook Oversight Board Allow Trump Back on Facebook, Instagram?

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January 21st, 2021 4:27 PM

Facebook’s infamously liberal Oversight Board has accepted a case to decide whether to allow former President Donald Trump back on Facebook and Instagram. Facebook was one of many Big Tech companies whose choice to censor then-President Donald Trump shocked nations around the world in early January. Since then, “the Oversight Board accepted a case referral from Facebook to examine their…

Facebook PURGES Conspiracy Theorists on Right, Still Allows Antifa

TechWatch
January 21st, 2021 1:51 PM

The hypocrisy is clear: Facebook will eliminate fringe supporters of former-President Donald Trump, Antifa radicals get the opposite treatment and get to operate freely on Facebook.

Finally! Twitter Takes Action Against Exploitive Chinese Account

TechWatch
January 21st, 2021 1:12 PM

While Twitter loves censoring conservatives, the platform is often hesitant to take action against other world leaders. However, the platform has finally taken at least a little action against harmful propaganda from China. 

Trump WARNS Against Big Tech Tyranny, Censorship in Farewell Address

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January 20th, 2021 1:56 PM

Former President Donald Trump gave a final speech where he warned against censorship from Big Tech and reassured his supporters that his movement is "only just beginning."

Video Exposes Twitter Execs Planning ‘Global Approach’ to Censorship

TechWatch
January 19th, 2021 2:42 PM

Guerilla journalism organization Project Veritas revealed devastating footage of Twitter leadership’s plans for a “global” approach” to censoring “conspiracy theories.”

Amazon’s Violent Sales: ‘Kill the Rich’ and Columbine Shooter T-Shirts

TechWatch
January 19th, 2021 1:24 PM

Amazon Web Services filed a lawsuit on Jan. 12 that stated, “Compelling AWS to host content that plans, encourages, and incites violence would be unprecedented.” However, the platform has no problem hosting content on Amazon that says, “kill…

Who, Me? Google Plays Innocent in Response to Texas Antitrust Lawsuit

TechWatch
January 19th, 2021 12:14 PM

Google is facing three separate antitrust lawsuits from the Department of Justice and  two different state coalitions. One month after the Texas v. Google lawsuit was filed, Google finally decided to respond to the allegations. The state attorneys general who brought the lawsuit against Google claim that the company maintains dominance in the online ad market “through an array of…