Facebook, Australia Forge Agreement Following Aussie News Blackout

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February 24th, 2021 12:33 PM

In retaliation to a proposed law in Australia that would require tech giants like Facebook and Google to pay for news content on their platforms, Facebook blocked all local and global news sites from Australia. Facebook’s Australian news blackout ended after five days when the two sides came to an agreement.

Trump Uses Surrogate to Tweet ‘Get Well’ Wishes to Tiger Woods

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February 24th, 2021 8:54 AM

Since he’s been permanently banned from Twitter, former President Donald Trump enlisted the help of one of his 2020 campaign advisors to post “Get Well” wishes to Tiger Woods after the five-time Masters Tournament winner was hurt in a car accident on Tuesday.

LifeSiteNews Says It Has Been Financially Blacklisted by Google

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February 23rd, 2021 5:09 PM

LifeSiteNews said they have been financially kneecapped by Google. LifeSiteNews author Gualberto Garcia Jones stated that “thanks to our conference on the morality, legality and science behind the covid vaccines, Google has completely banned our website from Google Ads and Google Ad servers.” in an Feb 23 email to the Media Research Center. Jones explained further that the financial…

Dems RAGE, Press Big Tech and Providers to Silence Fox, Newsmax, OAN

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February 23rd, 2021 4:17 PM

The censorship war against conservatives on social media is far from over. But now, with the pressure on Big Tech and media providers, Democrats are raging and set to lead the charge against Fox News, Newsmax and One America News Network. The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will hold a hearing on February 24 entitled “Fanning the Flames: Disinformation and Extremism in the…

Twitter Censors Family Outlet for Denoting Biological Fact: Report

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February 23rd, 2021 1:36 PM

Twitter has reportedly shut down a pro-family news outlet’s account for weeks after it merely acknowledged a Biden administration official’s biological sex.

Amazon Censors Book That Criticizes Transgender Ideology

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February 23rd, 2021 10:04 AM

Amazon sells many different books that preach a hateful ideology, including ones by Osama Bin Laden, Adolf Hitler and Charles Manson. But it banned one by an author  criticizing the transgender ideology. 

Don Jr. SLAMS Big Tech, Says He Joined a Free Speech Alternative

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February 23rd, 2021 9:59 AM

Donald Trump Jr. decided to lead the charge in combating Big Tech by joining YouTube alternative Rumble. “It’s a platform that still believes in freedom of speech,” he said of his decision to use Rumble. “It’s not like so many of the other social platforms out there where, obviously, you know leadership is totally biased, where the algorithms only go one way, where they do whatever they can to…

YouTube CENSORS Testimony in Ohio Legislature, Deems It Misinformation

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February 22nd, 2021 12:41 PM

YouTube has, once again, cracked down on testimony that it decided was “misinformation” about COVID-19. The video-sharing platform removed a video featuring testimony from Thomas Renz, an attorney for the anti-lockdown advocacy group “Ohio Stands Up!” Renz spoke before the Ohio House State and Local Government Committee in support of House Bill 90, which would “establish legislative…

YouTube CENSORS Latest Trump Interview with Newsmax

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February 22nd, 2021 11:57 AM

YouTube has not stopped its censorious ways. Now the platform has torched a Newsmax interview with former President Donald Trump.

MRC VP Dan Gainor: ‘Technology’ Could Be Closed to Conservatives

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February 22nd, 2021 8:06 AM

MRC Vice President Dan Gainor warned that conservatives would be closed off to the kinds of platforms they needed to succeed. Gainor was joined by congressmen, industry experts and religious figures to speak at an event hosted by the Repeal and Replace Section 230 Coalition.  

Trump Says He’s Negotiating, Could Build His Own Social Media Platform

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February 19th, 2021 3:14 PM

Former President Donald Trump has reportedly been in talks with donors about his much anticipated return to social media. After years of censorship, and with politicians refusing to solve it, Trump may once again take action where others have failed. “Former President Donald Trump has told friends he has hundreds of millions of dollars in backing for a new social media venture that would…

New N. Dakota Bill Would Allow Suits Against Social Media Platforms

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February 19th, 2021 1:05 PM

North Dakota has not backed down in its fight against Big Tech. Although a recent North Dakota bill to fight Big Tech market power failed in a vote, the legislature has gotten back in the game with a new proposal to fight online censorship.

Wikipedia Editors Want to Label Babylon Bee ‘Right Wing Disinfo’

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February 18th, 2021 3:19 PM

Satire is not meant to be taken seriously. Yet Big Tech and its tools find a way to label any humor coming from the right as disinformation or fake news. The Babylon Bee has been repeatedly victimized by this tug of war.

Bill Gates Says Trump Probably Should Be Allowed Back on Social Media

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February 18th, 2021 3:13 PM

Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates suggested to CNBC that former President Trump should be allowed to speak on social media.